Fred Henry Sexauer Papers,[ca. 1928]-1978

Collection Number: 3026

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Fred Henry Sexauer papers, [ca. 1928]-1978.
Collection Number:
3026
Creator:
Fred Henry Sexauer, 1891-
Quantity:
22.6 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, photographs, reports, and other papers.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, photographs, reports, and related original source material concerns Sexauer's career as an agricultural leader and documents his work with organizations including the Dairymen's League, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and the National Milk Producers Federation. There is also information relating to New York Highway Users and improvement of rural roads.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Sexauer was born in Kingston, Illinois and came to New York in 1914. In 1915 he purchased a farm outside of Auburn, N.Y. Soon after starting farming, he became active in a local cooperative, and in 1919 became a director of the Dairymen's League's Cooperative Association (now Dairylea, Inc.). In 1921 he was elected to the League's executive committee and in 1928 became President. During the Roosevelt administration, he played an active role in the Committee for the Nation and the Committee for Constitutional Government.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, photographs, reports, and related original source material concerns Sexauer's career as an agricultural leader and documents his work with organizations including the Dairymen's League, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and the National Milk Producers Federation. There is also information relating to New York Highway Users and improvement of rural roads. Individuals mentioned include Edward Rumely, Frank Gannett, and Ezra Taft Benson.
Also, "Currents in the Life of Fred H. Sexauer," (6 volumes with index), an inscribed copy of Stable Money by Irving Fisher, and an inscribed copy of "Eastman's Chestnuts."
SUBJECTS

Names:
Sexauer, Fred Henry, 1891-
Benson, Ezra Taft.
Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947.
Gannett, Frank E. (Frank Edward), 1876-1957.
Rumely, Edward A. (Edward Aloysius), 1882-
Committee for the Nation.
Dairymen's League Cooperative Association.
National Committee to Uphold the Constitution (U.S.)
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.
National Milk Producers Federation.

Subjects:
Agriculture and politics.
Milk--Cooperative marketing.
Dairying, Cooperative--New York (State)
Dairying--Economic aspects.
Rural roads--New York (State)
Farmers.

Places:
United States--Politics and government--1919-1933.
United States--Politics and government--1933-1945.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Fred Henry Sexauer papers, #3026. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Printed matter-save and incorporate into collection
Box 2
F. Sexauer personal files A-Z
mostly 1930s and 1940s
Box 3-4
Misc. material
1940s-1950s
Box 5
Conference of National Organizations
1949-1957
As President of Dairy League, Sexauer was a member of this group, which met regularly - organization is not really known to the public so the proceedings, etc. should be valuable.
Box 6
Addresses of F. Sexauer
1931-1943
Box 7
Addresses of F. Sexauer
1928-1930
Box 7
Some Ed Rumely material
1957-1958
Box 7
Committee for the Nation - some printed and mimeo items
1933-1934, 1937
Box 8
Dairy League items plus Ezra Taft Benson
Box 9-10
Mostly Dairy League
1950s and 1960s
Box 11
Committee for Constitutional Government
1946-1954
The organization was after Committee for the Nation, Ed Rumely (good stuff here).
Box 12
Committee for Constitutional Government
mostly 1950-1953
Box 13
Speeches
1940-1950
Box 13
Dairy League
Box 13
Food and Freedom, Ezra T. Benson, F. Gannett, American Agriculturalist
Box 14
Parity
1945
Box 14
League
Box 14
Comm. for Constitutional Government
Box 14
America's Future, Inc. and Food and Freedom
Box 15
Dairy League
1930s and 1940s
Box 15
J.J. Dillon re: D. League history (long letter)
1935
Box 15
Rumely material in (TIP folder)
Box 15
FDR letter dated Apr. 18 taks for views on monetary situation, interested in enclosure
1938
Box 16
Confer. of National Organizations
1948-
Box 16
Some on agriculture, A. Goss and A. Klein
1948
Box 17
Committee on National Organizations
Box 17
Comm. for Constitutional Government
Box 18
Correspondence of F. Sexauer
1919-1920, 1954-1958
Includes Committee for Constitutional Government - John Taber, H. Lehman, H. Newsom.
Box 19
Pictures - take out of frames
Box 19
Printed - distribute to G. and Exch.
Box 20-21
NY Highway Users (improve rural roads)
Box 21
Printed matter - distribute to G. and Exch.
Mapcase Items
3 posters with information regarding milk prices, surplus and the role of the Dairyman's League
On fabric backings