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Central Market Records (Geneva), 1902-1977

Collection Overview

Title: Central Market Records (Geneva), 1902-1977

ID: RHC/RC/072

Extent: 2.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/23/1979

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection partially documents the business activities of the Central Market in Geneva, Illinois, from 1902-1977.  Documents before the late 1930’s, however, are sparse and yield little information; the bulk of the material pertains to later years.

The collection contains a deed, a license, correspondence, governmental memos, census information, and employer tax returns related to withholding and social security.  Also included are store accounts, sales records, bank accounts, employee and payroll records, an American Legion Post’s finances for Labor Day, 1921, and various printed materials.  Housed with the boxes are two account ledgers.

Administrative Information

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

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

Acquisition Source: Ira W. Johnson

Acquisition Method: Ira W. Johnson donated the records of the Central Market; Geneva, Illinois to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on July 23, 1979.

Related Materials: Researchers interested in the Central Market primarily because of its connection to the Swedish immigrant community in the region may wish to consult two additional Regional History Collections, the Fred C. Soderboom Papers (RC 33) and the International Order of Good Templars (RC 66).

Related Publications: Geneva, Illinois:<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>A History of Its Times and Places, edited by Julia M. Ehresmann, (Geneva, Illinois: Geneva Public Library District, 1977) may also be useful.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder 1: Deeds, 1917
Folder 2: License, 1948
Folder 3: Correspondence: War Food Administration, 1943
Folder 4: Correspondence: Office of Price Administration, 1943, 1943
Folder 5: Censuses of Business, 1954, 1958, 1963
Folder 6: Employer's Tax Returns, and Withholding Tax, 1937-1971
Folder 7: Price charts, no date
Folder 8: Accounts, no date
Folder 9-15: Daily Sales, 1969-1975
Folder 16: Prices, no date
Folder 17: Accounts, 1902-1908, (1960-1968)
Folder 18: Addresses, no date
Folder 19: Bank Accounts, 1936-1937; 1947-1974
Folder 20: Bank Balance, 1958-1959
Folder 21: Employee History Record, no date
Access Restriction: restricted
Folder 22: Payroll Records, 1943-1946
Access Restriction: restricted
Box 2
Folder 1: Payroll Record, 1946-1948
Access Restriction: restricted
Folder 2: American Legion Post 75 Labor Day Finances, 1921
Folder 3: Elburn, Lily Lake Telephone Directory, 1947
Folder 4: Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles Telephone Directory, 1947
Folder 5: Master Meat Pricer, 1953
Folder 6: Payroll Ledger, 1956-1969
Volume 1: Accounts ledger, daily (1 volume), December 1941-September 1965
Volume 2: Accounts ledger, daily (1 volume), October 1965-September 1973; January 1976-August 1977