Farmers Elevator Company Records (Yorkville), 1908-1985
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Brief Description: Primarily a collection documenting financial history, the Farmers Elevator Company Records trace the development of a large agribusiness in Kendall County, Illinois.  Records date from 1908 to 1985 and include an incomplete set of meeting minutes containing the articles of incorporation and lists of stockholders, the constitution and by-laws, audit reports (1930-1975), correspondence, legal agreements, court claims, and financial ledgers.  The financial ledgers document grain sales, shipments, and purchases, and coal sales.  Of particular interest is the correspondence from the United States Food Administration (1917-1918) describing company reporting procedures for railroad shipments and grain purchases.
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/109
Volume: 25.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 08/27/1980. An addendum was added at a later date.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Coal trade
Farmers Elevator Company
Farm supply industries
Kentland (Ill.)
Yorkville (Ill.)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection remain with the Farmers Elevator Company; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Steve Bazan  Steve Bazan, President, deposited the Farmers Elevator Company Records with the Regional History Center on August 27, 1980.
Related Materials: Researchers should note other collections held by the Regional History Center documenting agribusiness in northern Illinois: Embree Lumber Company (RC 7); Lindenwood Grain Co-op (RC 11); Uplinger Lumber, Grain, and Coal Company (RC 16); Mighell and Wakefield Smithy, Grain and Coal Company (RC 22); H. W. Colwill Collection (RC 47); North Corn Belt Seed Growers, Inc. (RC 90); Colehour Grain Elevator (RC 91); Will-DuPage Service Company (RC 94); Kendall-Grundy FS Company (RC 105); and the DeKalb, Kane, Winnebago, DuPage, Carroll, Kendall, and Grundy County Farm Bureau Collections (RC 52, 76, 79, 87, 96, 103, 106).