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Oliver Kelley Farm: The Grange & Early Farming in Minnesota: Secondary Sources: Books, Articles


Oliver Hudson Kelley, ca. 1875

"Oliver Hudson Kelley:  Minnesota Pioneer, 1849-1868," by Rhoda R. Gilman and Patricia Smith.
In Minnesota History, vol. 40, no 7 (1967),  pp. 330-338.
MNHS call number:   Digital copy 

"Oliver Kelley & the Patrons of Husbandry," 
In Earth Journal, vol. 5, no. 1 (1975),  pp. 50-54.
MNHS call number:  QH540.M62 v.5:1

"Varying Versions of the Real:  Toward a Socially Responsible Public History," by Thomas A. Woods
Minnesota History, vol. 51, no. 5 (1989),  pp. 178-185.
MNHS call number:  Digital Copy

"Symposium, the Representation of Women's Roles at the Oliver Kelley Farm," Jo Blatti, contributing editor
In Oral History Review, vol. 17, no. 2 (1989), pp. 91-105.
MNHS call number:  D16.1.O73 v.17:2


Knights of the Plow:  Oliver H. Kelley and the Origins of the Grange in Republican Ideology, by Thomas A. Woods.
Ames, Iowa:  Iowa State University Press, 1991.
MNHS call number:  Reading Room HD1485.P5W66 1991

Rich Harvest:  A History of the Grange, 1867-1900, by D. Sven Nordin.
Jackson, Miss.:  University Press of Mississippi, 1974.
MNHS call number:  HD1485.P5 N67

Film & Video

The Changing Farm in Early Minnesota
Produced by:  Kelly Hudson, 199-.
This program examines the farm machinery in use at the Oliver H. Kelley farm near Elk River, Minn. as the the farm changes from subsistence level farming to farming for a market economy.
MNHS call number: Videotape 688

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