Cynthia and Lee Theorin Papers, 1980-1996 (bulk 1982-1989)

Scope and Content Note

The Cynthia and Lee Theorin papers provide fragmentary documentation of the Theorins' involvement in a grassroots response to the farm crisis of the 1980s through service on the Board of Directors of organizations such as Wisconsin Farm Unity Alliance and the Wisconsin Farm Conservancy (currently West Wisconsin Land Trust), farm bill legislation, and other issues such as the controversy over bovine growth hormone (BGH), nuclear arms freeze rallies, faith-based advocacy of rural life, and coalitions with African American farmers. Also included are a speech at a rally and testimony at a bill hearing by Cindy Theorin, letters to the editor from the Theorins, memorial articles on WFUA founder Tom Saunders, and papers relating to Pam Saunders' involvement with an organic meat marketing cooperative.