Scope and Content
Title: Grabow (Herman G.) Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1922-1987
Collection number: Ms24
Herman G. Grabow
Extent: 0.5 linear
San Joaquin County Museum.
Collection is open for research by appointment only.
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary
[Identification of item], Grabow (Herman G.) Collection, Ms24, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.
Grabow, Herman G. (1898-1993)
California Dairymen, Inc
California State Grange
Parkers Prairie (Minn.) Cow Testing Association
Dairying - California
Dairy farmers - California
Dairy laws - California
Dairy inspection - Minnesota
Dairy inspection - California
Dairy cattle - Breeding - California
Agricultural journalists - California
Lobbyists - California
California - San Joaquin County - History
California - Ventura County - History
Parkers Prairie (Minn.) - History
Herman Grabow (1898-1993) was a cow tester, dairyman, radio personality, journalist and lobbyist for the California Grange.
Trained as a cow tester at the University of Minnesota,
Grabow came to California in 1923, where he found work as a tester in Ventura County. After losing his dairy in the midst
of the Great Depression, Grabow came to San Joaquin County where he acquired a spread that was being sold for back taxes.
With financial help from Roosevelt's New Deal, Grabow bought alfalfa seed and twenty cows. By the late 1930s he was well-established
and had became Director of the local artificial insemination association. From the 1940s, Grabow also became a farmers' advocate.
He worked for forty years to advance the cause of the California dairy industry through legislation and advertising as President
of the California Dairymen, Inc. and as a lobbyist for the California State Grange. Grabow also published a regular column
on dairy-related topics in the California Farmer during the 1960s. He will be well- remembered among dairymen in particular
for his contributions to the passage of the California Milk Pooling Act (1969), which gave independent dairymen greater protection
from milk price fluctuations.
Scope and Content
The Grabow Collection contains biographical materials, correspondence, writings and other memorabilia pertaining to the life
and activities of Herman Grabow.