Uplinger Lumber, Grain, and Coal Company Records (Kingston), 1882-1920
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Brief Description:

The records contained in this collection document the history of the Uplinger Lumber, Grain and Coal Company from its first year of operation, 1882, until 1920, just before the business ceased to exist.  Daily sales records for this period are almost complete and a series of ledgers recording accounts receivable (1884-1916) complements the sales records. Scale (load weight) records are available for most years between 1906 and 1916. All of these records are in bound form and in poor physical condition.

Most of the company’s non-financial historical documents have been lost. There are no files concerning business correspondence, advertising, personnel, purchases of stock, inventories, or other normal business functions

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at] niu.edu
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/016
Volume: 4.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/00/1972.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Agriculture, Cooperative
Coal trade
Kingston (Ill.)
Lumber trade.
Uplinger Lumber, Grain, and Coal Company
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights to the materials belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights in the collection are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Mrs. Mary Dale Wiley  Mrs. Mary Dale Wiley donated the records of the Uplinger Lumber, Grain, and Coal Company to the Northern Illinois University Archives in July 1972. These records came from a barn on a farm near Genoa, Illinois, purchased by the Wileys from Leon O. Uplinger, the son of Benjamin F. Uplinger. The Northern Illinois Regional History Center received the collection from the University Archives in May 1978.