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Folder 22: Massey-Harris Self-Propelled Harvest Brigade Business Card & Sales Slip

The business card is for Emil, Roy, Ray, Harvest King's, Kluck Bro's, Custome Combining. According to the business card, the brothers had over 22 years of experience.

The sales slip is a blank Massey-Harris Self-Propelled Harvest Brigade sales slip no. 33671. This type of sales slip was used during the 1940s as indicated on the slip as _194.

Folder 25: "Watertown man owns first self-propelled combine in county," Watertown Public Opinion

This article is about Emil H. Kluck's self-propelled combine. It was the first combine in Codington County, South Dakota. Included in the article is a page from Emil H. Kluck's 1944 expense record book, a photograph of equipment on display, and a photograph of Emil H. Kluck's self-propelled combine.

Folders 26: Photographs

7 photocopy of unidentified photographs (undated), 1 unidentified photograph (undated), 1 photograph of Emil Kluck (1949), 1 photograph of Ray Kluck (undated), 1 photograph of Willis Borns (undated), 2 photographs of Emil H. Kluck’s self-propelled combine, the first in Codington County, South Dakota (circa 1940s).

Folder 27: Letnes, Lawrence John

Fern Letnes gave the photograph and news clippings to Judy Horsch, daughter of Joseph M. Tucker.

This includes a mini-biography of Lawrence John Letnes who was in charge of the Harvest Brigade during the summer of 1944. The story states that Letnes "was the aerial liaison man who kept a fleet of 20 self-propelled combines rolling across the state of Kansas northward to the Canadian border to harvest grain that may have remained uncut because of the critical shortage of manpower and machines during WWII."

The photograph is of John Letnes standing in front of his airplane. The side of the airplane reads, "Self-Propelled Combines, L. J. Letness, Representative, Grand Forks, N. D."

Folder 4: 1944-1945 Harvest Brigade…keyed to the wartime harvest emergency, (Andale, KS: Judy Horsch)

This booklet has information on the Harvest Brigade that includes the plan, advertising, pledge of the Harvest Brigade, how the 1945 Harvest Brigade differed from 1944, the Brigade operators, service and parts supply depots, and how the Harvest Brigade had the full cooperation of the government.

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