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DeKalb County Farm Bureau Collection


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Collection Overview

Title: DeKalb County Farm Bureau Collection, 1913+

ID: RHC/RC/052

Extent: 8.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Agriculture, American Farm Bureau Federation, DeKalb County Farm Bureau (De Kalb County, Ill.), DeKalb Soil Improvement Association, Golden, E. E., Parke, Henry H.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These records partially document the activities of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau from 1913 to the present.  The majority of the collection consists of monthly and annual publications.  A history of the organization provides extensive background information on the growth and development of the Bureau.

Collection Historical Note

DeKalb was the first county in the United States to establish a formal farm organization to carry local responsibility for extension work in agriculture.  On January 5, 1912, a group of local farmers, bankers, and newspapermen created the DeKalb County Soil Improvement Association at the Elks Club in the DeKalb Daily Chronicle Building.  Those attending this first meeting elected an executive committee: H.H. Parke, D.S. Brown, George Gurler, Fred Townsend, Charles Bradt, George A. Fox, Frank Greenaway, C.D. Shoonmaker, W.F. Leifheit, R.D. Chappell and Samuel Bradt.  Henry H. Parke served as acting chairman until May 12, 1912, when Dillon S. Brown was elected president.  He served as president until February 12, 1923.  On June 19, 1926, the DeKalb County Soil Improvement Association became the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Subject/Index Terms

American Farm Bureau Federation
DeKalb County Farm Bureau (De Kalb County, Ill.)
DeKalb Soil Improvement Association
Golden, E. E.
Parke, Henry H.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

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

Use Restrictions: Property rights to the collection are held by the Northern Illinois Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Method: The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Records were collected by the Northern Illinois Regional History Center in past years with some of the printed materials transferred to the Center by the University Archivist.

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[Box 2-4e],
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Box 1
Folder 1: The History of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau,including some annual reports and special programs, 1913-1973
Folder 2: "He Feed the World"
Folder 3: DeKalb County Farmer, 1914-1918, 1922, 1931
Folder 4: DeKalb County Farmer, December 1948, May 1968-December 1970
Folder 5: DeKalb County Farmer, 1971-1972
Folder 6: DeKalb County Farmer, 1973-1980
Folder 7: Annual reports, 1947-1951
Note: 1948 missing
Folder 8: Farmer's Point of View, 1971-1972

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