The Michigan Patron, The Grange -- Oldest and Largest Farm Organization. [Four Issues, 1928-1929]. Mrs. Dora H. Stockman.

The Michigan Patron, The Grange -- Oldest and Largest Farm Organization. [Four Issues, 1928-1929]

Lansing, MI: Michigan State Grange, 1928-29.

First Edition. Softcover. Very good. Four issues: Volume 8, Nos. 3 & 4 (May/June and Aug/Sept 1928); Vol. 9 Nos. 4 & 5 (June/July and Aug/Sept 1929). Each issue measures 9 x 12 inches and is 16 pages. All have an old vertical folding crease, one has penciled writing on the cover, others have some chipping or toning, but very good overall. Each issue includes reports on Grange activities around the United States (with a focus on Michigan), notices of local meetings and events, a Juvemile Grage Department with short stories and news, a section on Home Economics, advertising, and feature articles on topics such as reducing farm taxes and "what ails agriculture," and national and state farm legislation. Editor Dora Hall Stockman was "elected in 1919 to the Board of Agriculture, now the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University. With this election, she became the first woman elected to a statewide office in Michigan, and the first woman in the United States to serve on the board of a Land Grant College. In this position until 1932, Dora championed the expansion of curriculum to include the liberal arts, while urging more emphasis on higher education of women at Michigan State and elsewhere...{However, her] "primary interest was in the State Grange. As an active member she helped establish county Granges throughout the state and held several state offices including that of State Grange Lecturer (1914-1930)' (MSU archives).

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Price: $100.00

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