Fighters on the Farm Front: Oregon's Emergency farm Labor, 1943-1947


"Fighters on the Farm Front: Oregon's Emergency Farm Labor Service, 1943-1947" commemorates the state's Emergency Farm Labor Service, a program sponsored by the Oregon State College Extension Service to ensure an adequate farm labor supply during World War II and the years immediately after.

In 1994, the Oregon State University Archives and the Oregon State Archives created the first online version of this exhibit, which heavily influenced the creation of this exhibit in 2010. Doug Schulte was primarily responsible for the creation of this exhibit, while the 1994 version was developed by Dan Cantrall of the Oregon State Archives and Colene Voll and Larry Landis of the Oregon State University Archives.

Both online exhibits were derived from a traveling photographic exhibit that was designed and fabricated in the spring of 1993 by the OSU Archives, with assistance from the University's Office of Agricultural Communications. The exhibit traveled to thirteen sites in Oregon during its 1993-95 tour. Funding for the traveling exhibit was secured in part from the Oregon Council for the Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

No part of this online exhibit may be reproduced in any form without the permission of the Oregon State University Archives.