A Guide to the

Timberville Farmers' Exchange Minute Book, 1919-1929

SC# 5018

Compiled by: Kristie Kendall, April 2008

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Timberville Farmers' Exchange Minute Book, 1919-1929

Collection No.: SC# 5018

Creator: Timberville Farmers' Exchange, Timberville, Va.

Extent: One 8 ¾” x 14” x 1 ¼” minute book

Abstract: 

 

The collection consists of one 8¾” x 14” x 1 ¼” minute book and one folder of loose recorded minutes and other inserts, 1919-1929, for the Timberville Farmers' Exchange, Timberville, Virginia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions:

 

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

 

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk. (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information:

 

Purchased from a private seller in November 2007.

Processing Notes:

 

Loose sheets from minute book placed in separate folder in chronological order.

Preferred Citation: 

 

Timberville Farmers' Exchange Minute Book, 1919-1929, SC# 5018, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Historical Note

According to the 1923 Sanborn Fire Insurance map for Timberville, Virginia, the Timberville Farmers' Exchange warehouse was located on the west side of Main Street, north of what was then the Southern and Baltimore Railroad, now the Norfolk Southern Railroad. Letterhead stationery records the names of the Board of Directors, and states that the Timberville Farmers' Exchange were "dealers in Flour, Feeds of All Kinds, Hay, Coal, Fertilizers, Lime, Etc."

Scope and Content:

The Timberville Farmers Exchange Minute Book consists of one book and one folder of loose pages and inserts, 1919-1929. The minute book records meetings of the Board of Directors, stock transactions, resolutions passed, as well as descriptions of items sold, including lumber and hog, horse, and dairy feed.

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in two folders:  folder 1 contains the ledger, folder 2 contains loose pages and inserts.

Bibliography:

Sanborn Map Company, Timberville, Virginia (1923), Microfilm #1716, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 22807.

Garber, Beverly L.  Timberville:  The Early Years.  [S.I.: s.n.],1993.