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DuPage County Farm Bureau Records, 1913-1976

Collection Overview

Title: DuPage County Farm Bureau Records, 1913-1976

ID: RHC/RC/087

Extent: 4.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 01/23/1980

Languages: English [eng]

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.

Administrative Information

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.


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder 1: DuPage County Farm Bureau, Historical Materials (Including Photographs of Past Presidents), 1913-1970
Folder 2: DuPage County Agricultural Improvement Association, Certificates of Incorporation; Certificate of Change of Name, 1913; 1921
Folder 3: DuPage County Farm Bureau, Constitution and By-laws, and Amendments, 1920, 1929, 1930, 1935
Folder 4: DuPage County Agricultural Improvement Association, Minutes, 1913-1919
Folder 5: DuPage County Agricultural Improvement Association, Annual Reports, 1914-1916
Folder 6-16: DuPage County Farm Bureau, Minutes, 1920-1965
Folder 17: DuPage County Farm Bureau, Membership Reports, 1961-1965
Folder 18: DuPage County Farmer's Protective Association, Certificate of Incorporation, 1923
Folder 19: DuPage County Farmer's Protective Association, Minutes, 1923-1930
Folder 20: DuPage County Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Certificate of Incorporation, 1928
Folder 21: DuPage County Farm Bureau, Financial Statements, 1920-1955
Folder 22-24: DuPage County Farm Bureau, General Ledger, 1956-1965
Folder 25: DuPage County Farm Bureau, Balance Sheets, 1964-1965
Folder 26: DuPage County Farm Bureau, Minutes of Annual Meetings, 1928-1949, 1951-1957, 1959, 1964
Folder 27-30: DuPage County Farm Bureau, Auditing Reports, 1922-1939
Box 2
Folder 1-4: DuPage County Farm Bureau, Auditing Reports, 1940-1954
Box 3
Folder 1-4: DuPage County Farm Bureau, Auditing Reports, 1955-1965
Box 4
Folder 1-3: DuPage Farmer, Publication, 1962-1963
Box 5
Folder 1-2: DuPage Farmer, Publication, 1964-1965
Box 6-7
Item 1: DuPage County Farm Bureau, Membership Cards, A-T
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
Box 9
Volume 1-30: Related Printed Material and Publications (17 volumes); Hoard's Dairymen  (23 volumes), 1911-1976 ; 1976
Volume 31-32: DuPage County Farm Bureau Women's Committee, Scrapbooks (2 volumes), 1963-1965