Kendall-Grundy Farm Service Company Records, 1928-1978
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Brief Description:

These records document the three agricultural service companies, Kendall Farmers Oil, Grundy Grain and Supply, and Grundy Service, which merged to form the Kendall-Grundy FS, Inc. in 1971.  The collection, comprised of meeting minutes, audit reports, purchase/sales journals, and general financial ledgers dating 1928 to 1970, details each company’s history.  Of particular interest are materials dating in the 1930’s and 1940’s; these documents reveal the strain government rationing caused within the agricultural community.  Although supplementary documentation, correspondence and printed materials, is not included, the available records describe the benefits and services these businesses provided to area farmers.

Researchers should note that a company history is available in Box 1, File Folder 1.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/105
Volume: 25.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 08/18/1980.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
American Farm Bureau Federation
Farm supply industries
Grundy County (Ill.)
Grundy Grain and Supply Company
Grundy Service Company
Kendall-Grundy Farm Service
Kendall County (Ill)
Kendall Farmers Oil Company
Morris (Ill.)
Oil industries
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection remain with Kendall-Grundy PS, Inc.; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Leon Bonneur  Leon Bonneur deposited the Kendall-Grundy FS, Inc. Records in the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 18, 1980.
Related Materials: The Regional History Center also holds several related record collections: DeKalb County Farm Bureau (RC 52); Kane County Farm Bureau (RC 76); Winnebago Farm Bureau Co-op (RC 79); DuPage County Farm Bureau (RC 87); Will-DuPage Service Company (RC 94); Carroll County Farm Bureau (RC 96); Kendall County Farm Bureau (RC 103); Grundy County Farm Bureau (RC 106); and Farmer’s Elevator Company (RC 109).