American Agri-Women records
Scope and Contents
The American Agri-Women records are organized into nine series. While the entire collection is well worth perusing for those interested in the farming conditions and problems in the 1970s, some records are of particular importance. The file "American Agriculture Movement" (box 5, folder 11) contains information regarding a similar organization in Canada. "O.S.H.A. Testimonies" (box 4, folder 39) includes testimonies on pesticides and workers' safety. "New York Miscellaneous" (box 2, folder 44) contains a document pertaining to legislation similar to Michigan's Agricultural Marketing and Bargaining Act. For records on issues related to fruit farming in Michigan, see folders "M.A.C.M.A." (box 5, folder 20) and "Fruit Farming" (box 4, folders 16-17). The folder "(WSAM) - Final Report, Archives Project" (box 1, folder 27) contains a chronology of accomplishments and a history of the Chapter's formation.
- 1972-1999, 2010-2014
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Organizations come into being as a result of persistent problems facing people with common interests. In 1972, because of the conditions facing the United States agricultural sector, Connee Canfield, a farm wife in Michigan, formed the organization Women for the Survival of Agriculture in Michigan (WSAM). News of her group's activities stimulated women in other states to form similar organizations. By 1974, the various groups were convening and sharing their concerns with one another. A year later, in 1975, they joined together to form the American Agri-Women (AAW).
The records of the American Agri-Women came to Michigan State University largely through the efforts of Eileen Nutting, one of the founders of WSAM and AAW and a graduate of MSU. These records reflect contemporary issues of concern to WSAM and AAW, such as the use of pesticides, migrant labor, and farm labor.
7 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
Arranged into nine series:
VII Non-AAW Organizations
IX. Miscellaneous (including cassettes and photographs)
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- American Agri-Women Records
- 3 Ready For Cataloging
- W. Adams and S. Bjork
- September 2002
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.