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Collection Overview

Title: DuPage County Farm Bureau Records, 1913-1976

ID: RHC/RC/087

Extent: 4.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 01/23/1980

Subjects: Agriculture, American Farm Bureau Federation, Dairying, DuPage County (Ill), Farm Bureau of DuPage County, Hoard's Dairyman

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records in this collection document a substantial portion of the DuPage County Farm Bureau history from its inception in 1913 through 1970.  Records include incorporation certificates, minutes from the board of directors, membership reports, financial accounts, photographs, publications, and scrapbooks of the DuPage County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.  Also included in the collection are records describing national and state farm bureau policy developments and activities from 1950 to 1966.  Researchers should note a number of printed materials and publications relate in part to the farm bureau organization providing information on dairy farming and bicentennial farms.

Collection Historical Note

On February 27, 1913, farmers of DuPage County and the DuPage County Banker’s Association met in Wheaton, Illinois to discuss the promotion of farming efficiency on a scientific basis.  Featured subjects included new developments in seed selection, feeding practices, soil conservation, and sanitation in handling livestock.  On May 12, 1913, the DuPage County Agricultural Improvement Association was organized to supply these needed services and improve the profitability of farming in the county.  The first officers elected were E.F. Adams, President; H.M. Baudemer, Vice-President; J.M. Stevens, Secretary: Peter Hoy, Treasurer.  On April 4, 1921 the DuPage County Agricultural Association changed its name to the DuPage County Farm Bureau.

During the 1920’s, the DuPage County Farm Bureau recognized the need for an expanded program to strengthen marketing and bargaining positions.  Three associations affiliated with the DuPage County Farm Bureau provided these services: the DuPage County Farmer’s Protective Association, the DuPage County Dairy Herd Improvement Association, and the Will-DuPage Service Company.  Services provided by these subsidiaries included the purchasing, marketing, and selling of feed, seed, fertilizer, petroleum products, agricultural equipment, and supplies used in farm production.

Located in Wheaton, Illinois, the DuPage County Farm Bureau continues to provide many benefits and services to its members.

Subject/Index Terms

American Farm Bureau Federation
DuPage County (Ill)
Farm Bureau of DuPage County
Hoard's Dairyman

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

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

Use Restrictions: Property fights in the collection are held by the DuPage County Farm Bureau; literary fights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Michael Ashby

Acquisition Method: Michael Ashby deposited the DuPage County Farm Bureau Records in the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on January 23, 1980.

Related Materials: Related collections held by the Regional History Center include the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Collection (RC 52), Kane County Farm Bureau Collection (RC 76), Pure Milk Association Collection (RC 62), John P. Case Collection (RC 86), and the North Corn Belt Seed Growers, Inc. Collection (RC 90).

Related Publications: Farm Bureau in Illinois: History of Illinois Farm Bureau by John J. Lacey (Illinois Agricultural Association: Bloomington 1965) may also be useful.

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Box 8
Folder 1-6: DuPage County Farm Bureau, Membership Cards, T-Z
Folder 7: Illinois Agricultural Association (I.A.A.) Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, and Policy Resolutions, 1950, 1961, 1965
Folder 8: Illinois Agricultural Association (I.A.A.), Annual Meeting Resolutions, 1955-1964
Folder 9: Illinois Agricultural Association (I.A.A.), Legislative Highlights, 1939, 1961, 1963, 1965
Folder 10-11: Illinois Agricultural Association (I.A.A.), Membership Reports, 1954-1965
Folder 12: Illinois Agricultural Association (I.A.A.), Golden Anniversary, Publications, 1966
Folder 13: American Farm Bureau Federation, Annual Meetings, Resolutions, 1957-1964
Folder 14: American Farm Bureau Federation, Annual Address by Charles B. Shuman, President, 1957-1964

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