Orville Tatge Interview, 1973

Title

Orville Tatge Interview, 1973

Authors

Orville Tatge

Files

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Interviewer

Jo Antonson

Interviewee

Orville Tatge

Date Recorded

7-31-1973

Date Digital

7-7-2020

Location Recorded

Tatge Residence, Benson, Minnesota

County

Swift County

Keywords

Minnesota Farm Holiday Association, Depressions--1929, Farmers--Political activity, National Farmers Organization (U.S.), Boycotts

Description

Orville Tatge was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 1920 and moved to Minnesota in 1927. He served in the Armed Forces in World War II. He has been active in the National Farmers Organization (NFO) since 1962, and was elected President of the Swift County NFO in 1963. He was appointed County Treasurer in 1969.

In this interview, Orville Tatge discusses the Farmer's Holiday Movement and life during the Great Depression. He compares different farmers organizations and their functions. He then goes into his activities in the NFO, and the meat holding of 1964.

Run Time

01:54:20

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

SWCTatge01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

284

Orville Tatge Interview, 1973

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