Forest City Wholesale Grocery Company Records (Rockford), 1907-1974
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Brief Description:

The Forest City Wholesale Grocery Company Records partially document the history of a regional grocery wholesaler from 1907 to 1974.  Although the collection lacks materials describing the company’s organization in 1902, a nearly complete set of Directors’/ Stockholders’ meeting minutes (1907-1974) reveal corporate policy throughout most of the company’s existence.  The minutes contain information on elections of officers, stock issues, dividend payments, and the annual financial condition of the business.  A general ledger provides additional financial data, detailing company income and expenses just prior to the firm’s sale to Consolidated Foods Corporation in 1966.  Finally, a stock certificate book (1907-1953) lists stockholders and issue dates.

Researchers should note that Box 1, File 1 contains company historical information.

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/132
Volume: 0.75 Linear Feet
Acquired: 02/15/1981.
Access Restrictions: There is no restriction on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Consolidated Foods Corporation.
Forest City Wholesale Grocery Company
Grocery trade
Rockford (Ill.)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Mr. Scott Webster  Mr. Scott Webster of Roscoe, Illinois donated the Forest City Wholesale Grocery Company Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on February 15, 1981.
Related Materials: Also, researchers may wish to consult the Central Market Records collection (RC 72) held by the Regional History Center for further information regarding the grocery industry in northern Illinois.