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Kendall-Grundy Farm Service Company Records, 1928-1978

Collection Overview

Title: Kendall-Grundy Farm Service Company Records, 1928-1978

ID: RHC/RC/105

Extent: 25.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 08/18/1980

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection remain with Kendall-Grundy PS, Inc.; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Leon Bonneur

Acquisition Method: 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).

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder 1: History, 1928-1978
Folder 2-3: Kendall Farmers Oil, Minutes, 1940-1966
Folder 4-5: Kendall Farmers Oil, Audit Reports, 1928-1936
Box 2
Folder 1-5: Kendall Farmers Oil, Audit Reports, 1937-1960
Box 3
Folder 1: Kendall Farmers Oil, Audit Reports, 1961-1965
Folder 2-4: Grundy Service Company, Minutes, 1934-1961
Box 4
Folder 1: Grundy Service Company, Minutes, 1961-1965
Folder 2-6: Grundy Service Company, Audit Reports, 1935-1957
Box 5
Folder 1-2: Grundy Service Company, Audit Reports, 1958-1965
Folder 3: Grundy Grain and Supply Company, Minutes, 1945-1952
Folder 4-5: Grundy Grain and Supply Company, Audit Reports, 1946-1952
Box 6-10
Volume 1-9: Kendall Farmers Oil, General Ledgers (9 volumes), 1947-1970
Volume 1: Kendall Farmers Oil, Purchase/Sales Journal (1 volume), 1928-1935
Volume  2-3: Kendall Farmers Oil and Grundy Service Company Combined Purchase/Sales Journals (2 volumes), 1936-1942
Volume  3-16: Kendall Farmers Oil, Purchase/Sales Journals (14 volumes), 1942-1970
Volume 17: Grundy Service Company, Purchase/Sales Journal (1 volume), 1929-1935
Box 11-14
Volume 1-10: Grundy Service Company, General Ledgers (10 volumes), 1943-1965