Roger Blobaum Papers, 1954-2020

Summary Information

Title: Roger Blobaum Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1954-2020

  • Blobaum, Roger John, 1929-2023
Call Number: Mss 1169; Audio 1723A; PH 6898

Quantity: 32.2 cubic feet (30 records center cartons, 4 archives boxes, 2 half-archives boxes, and 2 oversize folders), 0.3 cubic feet of photographs, negatives, and contact sheets (1 half-archives box and 1 oversize folder), 72 audio recordings (64 tape recordings and 8 CDs), and 2.78 gigabytes

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers, 1954-2020, of Roger Blobaum, a consultant on agricultural policy specializing in organic research and education with extensive involvement in over forty regional, national, and international sustainable agriculture organizations including the World Sustainable Agriculture Association (WSAA), Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), International Organic Accreditation Services (IOAS), and the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF). As co-chair of the Organic Food Act Working Group, Blobaum actively participated in shaping the 1990 Organic Foods Production Act and seeing it through Congress. Related topics documented in the papers include solar and other renewable energy applications on farms, resource conservation, farmland preservation, corporate farming, the development of national and international organic standards, organic integrity, funding for organic research, and the role of faith-based organizations in promoting sustainable rural development. Also included are records of the Organic Farmers Associations Council (OFAC).


Forms part of the Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Collection.

Language: English

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