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Will-DuPage Service Company Records, 1927-1973

Collection Overview

Title: Will-DuPage Service Company Records, 1927-1973

ID: RHC/RC/094

Extent: 4.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 04/15/1980

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These records partially document the business activities of the Will-DuPage Service Company in Joliet, Illinois from 1927 to 1973. Included are minutes of the Board of Directors (1927-1970), auditor’s reports (1966-1972), balance books (1943-1967), a journal of purchases (1969-1970), and photographic documentation of company activities and membership (1955-1973).  Of special note are records relating to the short-lived subsidiary of the Service Company, Will Du Enterprises, Incorporated.  The records include minutes and auditor’s reports from 1967 to 1973. For complementary materials, researcher's may wish to consult the following collections: the DuPage County Farm Bureau Collection (RC87), the Winnebago Farm Bureau Co-op Collection (RC79), the Kane County Farm Bureau Collection (RC76), and the Carroll County Farm Bureau Collection (RC96).

Administrative Information

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

Use Restrictions: Property rights to the records belong to the Will-DuPage Service Company; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Mr. Robert Van Dyke

Acquisition Method: Mr. Robert Van Dyke, manager of the Will-DuPage Service Company, deposited the records of the company with the Regional History Center on April 15, 1980.

Related Materials: For complementary materials, researcher’s may wish to consult the following collections: the DuPage County Farm Bureau Collection (RC 87), the Winnebago Farm Bureau Co-op Collection (RC 79), the Kane County Farm Bureau Collection (RC 76), and the Carroll County Farm Bureau Collection (RC 96).


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder Volume 1-5: Minutes, Will-DuPage County Service Company (5 volumes), 1927-1970
Missing Minutes from 1947-1952 and 1967
Access Restriction: Missing 1947-1952, 1967
Folder Volume 6: Corporate Record Book, WILL DU Enterprises (1 volume), 1966-1973
Box 2
Folder 1-16: Auditors' Reports, Will-DuPage County Service Company, October 1927-October 1972
Folder 17-18: Auditors' Reports, WILL DU Enterprises, October 1966-October 1972
Box 3
Volume  1-10: Trial Balances, Will-DuPage County Service Company (10 volumes), 1943-1967
Volume  11: Seed Manufacturing Inventory (1 volume), 1967-1969
Volume  12-13: Product Manuals (2 volumes), 1955-1963
Volume  14-15: Supplies Catalogs (2 volumes), 1934-1938
Envelope 1-3: Photographs, Identified (16 prints; 48 prints), 1935-1973; no date
Volume  1: Journal, Classification of Purchases (1 volume), 1969-1970