Carroll County Farm Bureau Records, 1921-1973
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Brief Description:

These records document a major portion of the Carroll County Farm Bureau’s history from its first annual meeting in 1921 through 1965.  A complete run of meeting minutes (1921-1965) relate information on the various services promoted and supported by the Farm Bureau. Membership records, agreements, and accounts provide data on every person involved in the Carroll County Farm Bureau since its inception.  Finally, financial ledgers and the audit reports (1952-1969) relate valuable data on the business and economic concerns of the organization.

Included in the collection are records from the Carroll County Producers Supplies.  This cooperative, formed in 1939, provided hybrid seed to Farm Bureau members.  The meeting minutes (1939-1965), audit reports (1952-1969), seed purchase accounts (1952-1973), and financial journals (1940-1945, 1956-1967) provide sufficient information for a complete history of this affiliate.  Another affiliate, the Carroll and JoDaviess Dairy Herd Improvement Association can be partially documented through financial records (1937-1946).  Any other records from this association were not included in the collection, and as yet, have not been located by the Regional History Center.

Researchers should note that only a few pieces of correspondence are contained in the collection and very little supplementary materials (i.e. pamphlets and programs) have been provided.  All current materials (1965 to the present) remain in the Carroll County Farm Bureau offices in Mt. Carroll, Illinois.

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/096
Volume: 6.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 04/18/1980.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the materials in the collection.
Subject Index
American Farm Bureau Federation
Carroll and JoDaviess Dairy Herd Improvement Association
Carroll County (Ill.)
Carroll County Farm Bureau (Carroll County, Ill.)
Carroll County Producers Supplies
Farm supply industries
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights to the records belong to the Regional History Center.  Literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Eugene Milisap  Eugene Milisap, Manager, donated the records of the Carroll County Farm Bureau on April 18, 1980.
Related Materials: Related collections held by the Regional History Center include the DeKalb County Farm Bureau (RC 52), the Kane County Farm Bureau (RC 76), the DuPage County Farm Bureau (RC 87), and the North Corn Belt Seed Growers, Incorporated (RC 90).
Related Publications: Researchers also should refer to Farm Bureau in Illinois: History of Illinois Farm Bureau by John J. Lacy (Illinois Agricultural Association: Bloomington, 1965).