Wampler Business Records, 1916-1972

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Wampler, Charles Weldon, Sr., 1885-1976
Title:
Wampler Business Records
Collection No.:
SC 0202
Date:
1916-1972
Extent:
31 boxes, 11 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains correspondence, reports, photographs, business documents, financial statements, publications, and other documents that relate to the businesses of Charles Wampler Sr. (Wampler Feed and Seed Company) primarily and to a lesser degree his son, Charles Wampler Jr. (Wampler Food Incorporated). Correspondence comprises the bulk of the collection.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Wampler Business Records, 1916-1972, SC 0202, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

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Bio/Historical Note

The Wampler family emerged upon the American poultry industry in the early twentieth century changing the industry practices and beliefs. As a result of their success, the Wamplers became one of the most influential families in Rockingham County, Virginia and helped the Shenandoah Valley garner the moniker "Turkey Capital of the Nation."

In 1811, John Wampler and family, members of the Brethren Church, moved from Pennsylvania to the Timberville area of the county during a period when large groups of Brethren were migrating south. During the Civil War, John Wampler III gained notoriety for supposedly thwarting Union General Philip Sheridan's attempt to burn his family's barn. After the war, in 1871, John Wampler III purchased a farm in Dayton that he named Sunny Slope and built a house there. Under the setting of Sunny Slope, John Wampler III's children and grandchildren made their many significant contributions to agriculture.

Charles W. Wampler Sr., third son of John Wampler III, was born in 1886 and took quickly to the agricultural development of the county. He became a county agricultural agent and was an accomplished livestock farmer raising chickens and cattle. Eventually, he settled into turkey farming and started Rockingham County's first turkey hatchery. It was during this time that he became known as the "Father of the Modern Turkey Industry" because of his success in various agricultural experiments that changed the face of modern turkey farming. One of his earliest experiments was using chicken incubators to hatch turkey eggs. Starting with only ninety eggs, Wampler Sr. was able to hatch fifty-two poults. Another Charles Wampler Sr. innovation all but ended the wide spread practice of free-range turkey farming in commercial operations. Wampler Sr. believed, and was able to show, that free-range turkeys were less cost effective to raise as they expended more energy and required more feed at the expense of the farmer. Wampler practiced "incubation and confinement" which soon became the standard among successful poultry growers.

Charles Wampler Sr. also served as the first Rockingham County Extension Agent and founded the Wampler Feed and Seed Company in 1927 with two of his brothers. The company mixed feed for distribution to livestock and turkeys. Wampler Feed and Seed was the first in the nation to contract with farms to grow poultry. Wampler also helped found the National Turkey Federation. Among his many philanthropic activities, Charles Wampler Sr. served on the Board of Trustees for Bridgewater College, on the Board of Visitors for Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and on the Board of Directors for the Children's Home Society of Virginia.

Charles Wampler Jr. was born at Sunny Slope on November 25, 1915 as one of nine children (six daughters and three sons.) He attended Bridgewater College for two years and Rutgers University for one year. His early indoctrination in the poultry business began at the age of seven when he and a sister, with the aid of their mother, prepared feed for turkeys in the family business. Crushed eggs and oatmeal were the two main components of the feed. In 1936, his career officially began as a "field man" for Wampler Feed and Seed - traveling to various growers and inspecting livestock. Eventually, Charles Jr. became the company's general manager when Charles Sr. retired. In 1969, Wampler hatcheries, feed mills, and grower operations joined with Virginia Valley Processing to become Wampler Food Incorporated. Poultry processing, hatcheries, and growers were combined as a single corporation with Charles Wampler Jr. as president. In 1984, Charles Jr. oversaw the merger between Wampler Foods and Longacre Farms out of Franconia, Pennsylvania. By 1986, Wampler-Longacre acquired the Rockingham Poultry Cooperative and formed WLR Foods Incorporated with Charles Jr. as chairman of the board.

In addition to his business career, Charles Wampler Jr. had an equally distinguished career in service. Charles Jr. was a district representative for Rockingham County in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1954 until 1965 serving on several committees including Agriculture, Finance, and Labor. In 1957, he co-founded the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. From 1971 to 1984, Charles Jr. served as president and chairman of the board for the Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He has also served on James Madison University's Board of Visitors and the Rockingham County School Board. In 1990, he received James Madison University's Common Wealth award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the community. In addition, Charles Wampler Jr. was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Harrisonburg.

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Scope and Content

The Wampler Family Business Records, 1916-1972, consists of 11 cubic feet and 31 boxes of material documenting Wampler Foods Incorporated. The collection is primarily comprised of personal and business correspondence of Charles Wampler Sr. The collection includes bound ledgers, financial documents, print material, reports, memoranda, and pictures. The collection is arranged topically into eleven series. Series include Administrative Files, Correspondence, Date Books, Farm Ledgers, Financial Papers, Philanthropy and Professional Organizations, Photographs, Press and Advertising Files, Print and Ephemera, Reports and Studies, and Business and Organization lists.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically by topic in the following ten series:

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1937-1972

Series 2: Correspondence, 1918-1971

Series 3: Date Books, 1939-1965

Series 4: Farm Ledgers, 1932-1951

Series 5: Financial Files, 1941-1971

Series 6: Philanthropic and Professional Organizations, 1939-1971

Series 7: Photographs, 1939-1971

Series 8: Press and Advertising Files, 1920-1963

Series 9: Print and Ephemera, 1916-1971

Series 10: Reports and Studies, 1927-1969

Series 11: Business and Organization lists, 1941-1967

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

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

Donated by Barbara W. Melby, daughter of Charles W. Wampler Jr., and Lawrence D. Bowers in May 2009.

Provenance

The bulk of this collection came from the Wampler family's Sunny Slope Farm Property near Dayton, Virginia. In 2009, James Madison University history professor Daniel Kerr was in communication with Barbara Melby, daughter of Charles W. Wampler Jr., who occupied the Sunny Slope property at that time. Mrs. Melby identified the storage of documents within the barn. After an initial inspection of the material, arrangements to transfer the material to Special Collections for cleaning, rehousing, and processing were made.

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in 2017-2018. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 5024. During this time the collection was minimally reprocessed meaning that it was physically rehoused to eliminate the previous arrangement of housing according to series and the description was updated and enhanced where necessary.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Elizabeth "Libby" Custer Papers, ca.1930s-1997, SC 0077, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Wampler Family Papers, 1798-1962, SC 0150, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Separated Material

Several publications relating to local matters were pulled from the collection, cataloged individuallly, and added to Special Collections' rare book holdings.

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Publications (documents)
  • Administrative records

Subject

  • Wampler, Charles W., 1885-1976
  • Wampler, Charles W., 1915-2017
  • Wampler family
  • Wampler family -- Correspondence
  • Wampler Feed & Seed Co. -- History
  • Wampler Foods Incorporated -- History
  • Sunny Slope (Dayton, Va. : Estate)
  • Family-owned business enterprises -- Virginia
  • Agricultural industries -- Equipment and supplies
  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects
  • Agricultural extension workers
  • Farm management
  • Farm supplies
  • Poultry -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.)
  • Poultry -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Poultry -- Breeding
  • Poultry -- Hatcheries
  • Poultry industry
  • Poultry management
  • Broilers (Chickens) -- Economic aspects -- Virginia
  • Poultry processing
  • Seed industry and trade -- History
  • Seed industry and trade -- Equipment and supplies
  • Dayton (Va.) -- Industries -- History
  • Rockingham County (Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • Virginia -- History, Local -- Sources
  • Virginia -- Genealogy -- Sources

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Bibliography

Charles W. Wampler Jr., interview by Jessica Silveri, March 15, 2007, transcript, Shenandoah Valley Oral History Project, Harrisonburg, VA. Virginia House of Delegates.

Historical Bio for Charles W. Wampler. Virginia House of Delegates. http://dela.state.va.us/dela/Membios.nsf/94f6e9b9c9b5678f85256b1b00732227/024c8d9337c5d82485256d780068407b?OpenDocument&Highlight=0,charles,Wampler (accessed May 04, 2011).

Wampler, Charles W. My Grandfather, my grandchildren and me; an autobiography. Harrisonburg, VA; Dayton, VA: Shenandoah Press, 1968.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1937-1972

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1937-1972, includes a diverse assortment of administrative documents representing the business' large-scale farming operations. Insurance information and documents represent a large portion of the series regarding farm capital and employees. Another large section of the series is "testing documentation" for the various animals owned and bred by the Wamplers including chickens, turkey, cows, and sheep. Nearly all of these animals required regular government-regulated testing, and the corresponding findings and results are within this series.

Title/Description Instances
Insurance Records, 1943-1959

Occidental Life Insurance Company of California- Statement of Claim, Nationwide Life Insurance Company- Statement of Claim, Rockingham Home Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

box 1 folder 1
Insurance Records, 1960-1968

Nationwide Life Insurance Company- Statement of Claim, West Rockingham Mutual Fire Co.

box 1 folder 2
Poultry Records, 1956-1962

Record of Eggs and Poults, Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Marketing Service, Virginia Valley Processors.

box 1 folder 3
Sheep Records, 1954-1968

Application for Registration of Cheviot Sheep.

box 1 folder 4
Soil Records, 1950-1971

Soil Record Sheets, Virginia Department of Agriculture- Lime Letter.

box 1 folder 5
Farm Records, 1918-1960

United States Department of Agriculture- Bureau of Markets, Agreement between Wampler Feed & Seed Company and Walker May.

box 1 folder 6
Farm Records, 1961-1970

Inventory Pine Ridge, Sunny Slope, Blosser, Ralston, and Glendale farms for 1964, Sheep records from 1965.

box 1 folder 7
Cattle Records, 1949-1960

Beef Cattle Record of Performance for 1953, Miscellaneous Animal Husbandry Record Sheet, Summary of Va. BCIA Performance Testing Program for 1955, Virginia State Department of Agriculture- Division of Markets.

box 1 folder 8
Cattle Records, 1961-1970

Virginia BCIA Calf Data Sheet.

box 1 folder 9
Bull and Cow Records with Weight and Measures, undated box 1 folder 10
Contract Reports, 1937-1967

Agreement with Garber Church of the Brethren, Deed of Trust, Oil and Gas Lease.

box 1 folder 11
Certificate and Registration Records, 1942-1965

Certificate of War Necessity, Official Health Certificate from the Division of Livestock Industry, Turkey Breeding Flock Certificate, American Beef Cattle Performance Registry Association Membership Certificate, Certificate of Record of Official Calfhood Vaccination, American Angus Association- Classification Certificate, Certificate of Entry for Performance Registry International.

box 2 folder 1
General Records, 1942-1962

Miscellaneous Animal Husbandry Record Sheet, Daily Record Form for the Division of Motor Transport, Report of PPLO Tube Agglutination Test.

box 2 folder 2
Government Reports and Testing, 1950-1959

Flock Inspection and Check-Testing Report-United States Department of Agriculture, Report of Official Vaccination for Brucellosis- Virginia Department of Agriculture, Laboratory Report of Agglutination Blood Test for Brucellosis- Virginia Department of Agriculture, Flock Selection and Pullorum Testing Report- Virginia Department of Agriculture.

box 2 folder 3
Government Reports and Testing, 1960-1965

Laboratory Report-Department of Agriculture and Immigration, Flock Selection and Pullorum Testing Report- Virginia Department of Agriculture, Brucellosis Calfhood Vaccination Record, Tuberculosis Test Record.

box 2 folder 4
Insurance Records, 1950-1959

Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, Nationwide Life Insurance Company-Statement of Claim.

box 2 folder 5
Insurance Records, 1960-1971

A Plan for Low Cost Life Insurance for Officers and Employees of Wampler Feed & Seed Company, Nationwide Life Insurance Company- Statement of Claim.

box 2 folder 6

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Series 2: Correspondence, 1918-1971

Series 2: Correspondence, 1918-1971, consists of letters ranging in date from 1918 to 1972. Early correspondence to and from Charles Wampler Sr. in regard to his turkey business and his position as county farm agent may be found here. Through the 1940s, the letters concern both agricultural and World War II topics as the Wampler businesses supported the American war effort through food production. Intermixed throughout this range are letters regarding both the financial and agricultural support Charles Wampler Jr. provided to colleges and universities through his service on their Boards of Visitors. Letters written during his terms as a state representative can be found in the 1950s and 1960s with some addressed to Virginia governors and politician Harry F. Byrd. Wampler's letters to congressmen and state representatives regarding local and national issues document his own political persuasions on sundry topics including gambling, the United Nations, and presidential candidates. The Wamplers' philanthropic pursuits and financial donations to various non-profits (Virginia League for Planned Parenthood, Virginia Council on Health and Medical Care, etc.) are also documented.

Title/Description Instances
Correspondence, March 1918-November 1919 box 2 folder 7
Correspondence, December 1919 box 2 folder 8
Correspondence, January 1920 box 2 folder 9
Correspondence, February 1920

Commonwealth of Virginia- Dairy and Food Division.

box 2 folder 10
Correspondence, March 1920 box 2 folder 11
Correspondence, April 1920 box 2 folder 12
Correspondence, May 1920 box 2 folder 13
Correspondence, June 1920 box 2 folder 14
Correspondence, July-November 1920

Commonwealth of Virginia- Department of Agriculture and Immigration.

box 3 folder 1
Correspondence, 1921-1927 box 3 folder 2
Correspondence, January 1928 box 3 folder 3
Correspondence, February 1928 box 3 folder 4
Correspondence, March 1928 box 3 folder 5
Correspondence, April 1928 box 3 folder 6
Correspondence, July 1928 box 3 folder 7
Correspondence, October 1928 box 3 folder 8
Correspondence, November 1928

Norfolk and Western Railway Co.

box 3 folder 9
Correspondence, December 1928 box 3 folder 10
Correspondence, January 1929 box 3 folder 11
Correspondence, March 1929 box 3 folder 12
Correspondence, April 1929 box 3 folder 13
Correspondence, May 1929 box 3 folder 14
Correspondence, August 1929 box 3 folder 15
Correspondence, September 1929 box 3 folder 16
Correspondence, October 1929 box 3 folder 17
Correspondence, November 1929 box 4 folder 1
Correspondence, December 1929 box 4 folder 2
Correspondence, January 1930 box 4 folder 3
Correspondence, February 1930 box 4 folder 4
Correspondence, March 1930 box 4 folder 5
Correspondence, July 1930 box 4 folder 6
Correspondence, September 1930 box 4 folder 7
Correspondence, December 1930 box 4 folder 8
Correspondence, January 1931 box 4 folder 9
Correspondence, February 1931 box 4 folder 10
Correspondence, March 1931 box 4 folder 11
Correspondence, May 1931 box 4 folder 12
Correspondence, June 1931 box 4 folder 13
Correspondence, July 1931 box 4 folder 14
Correspondence, January 1932-February 1938

Walter S. Newman- Supervisor of Agricultural Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 4 folder 15
Correspondence, July 1939 box 4 folder 16
Correspondence, May-September 1940 box 4 folder 17
Correspondence, February-December 1941

Poultry and Egg National Board.

box 4 folder 18
Correspondence, January-February 1942

Senator Aubrey Weaver, L.M. Walker Jr. - Commissioner of Agriculture Richmond, Virginia, War Department- Highway Traffic Advisory Committee, Truck and Bus Inventory for National Defense.

box 5 folder 1
Correspondence, March-April 1942

War Department- Highway Traffic Advisory Committee, National Poultry Defense Committee, Senator Harry F. Byrd, Congressman A. Willis Robertson.

box 5 folder 2
Correspondence, May-June 1942

Congressman A. Willis Robertson, Governor Colgate Darden Jr., Selective Service Board, Thomas P. Thompson- State Chairman of the Defense Savings Staff for the Treasury Department, John L. Stewart- Acting Chief of the Division of Foreign Agricultural Research for the United States Department of Agriculture, B.C. Moomaw Jr.- Deputy Administrator of the Defense Savings Staff for the Treasury Staff.

box 5 folder 3
Correspondence, July-August 1942

R.F. Nelson- Administrator of the Defense Savings Staff, Congressman A. Willis Robertson, Clarence Cannon- House of Representatives, Senator Harry F. Byrd, G.B.L. Arner- Chief of the Foreign Agricultural Research Division for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

box 5 folder 4
Correspondence, September-October 1942

United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Administration, A.M. Alexander- Deputy Administrator of the War Savings Staff for the Treasury Department, A.D. Oderkirk- Acting Head for the Poultry and Egg Section of the Food Price Division for the Office of Price Administration, Congressman John W. Flannagan Jr., Senator Harry F. Byrd.

box 5 folder 5
Correspondence, November-December 1942

Madison College, The Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, Treasury Department War Savings Staff, Congress of the United States House of Representatives, United States Department of Agriculture Farm Credit Administration, United States Department of Agriculture USDA War Board, United States Senate Committee on Rules, Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration.

box 5 folder 6
Correspondence, January-February 1943

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration, The National Turkey Federation, National Poultry Defense Committee.

box 5 folder 7
Correspondence, March-April 1943

United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Administration Bureau of Animal Industry, American Red Cross, The Virginia State Poultry Federation, Harrisonburg-Rockingham War Savings Committee.

box 5 folder 8
Correspondence, May-June 1943

Emergency Committee for Food Production, Office of Price Administration, Treasury Department-War Savings Staff, United States Department of Agriculture Food Distribution Administration.

box 5 folder 9
Correspondence, July-August 1943

Treasury Department-Internal Revenue Service, Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration.

box 5 folder 10
Correspondence, September-October 1943

Treasury Department-Defense Savings Staff.

box 6 folder 1
Correspondence, November-December 1943

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration.

box 6 folder 2
Correspondence, January 1944 box 6 folder 3
Correspondence, August-November 1944 box 6 folder 4
Correspondence, December 1944 box 6 folder 5
Correspondence, January 1945

Senator Harry F. Byrd, Congressman A. Willis Robertson, Members of the Appeal Board of Selective Service, Governor William M. Tuck.

box 6 folder 6
Correspondence, February 1945

Elena Becker- Consultant in Home Economics for the Department of Public Welfare of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration, Governor Colgate W. Darden Jr.

box 6 folder 7
Correspondence, March 1945

Frank E. Moone- United States Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Industry, H.L. Shrader- Senior Extension Poultry Husbandman for the United States Department of Agriculture Extension Service, Congressman A. Willis. Robertson.

box 6 folder 8
Correspondence, April 1945

Commonwealth of Virginia- Department of Finance Division of Motor Vehicles, D.K. Christenberry Jr.- Assistant Director for the Department of Mental Hygiene and Hospitals of the Commonwealth of Virginia, E.J. Milligan- Selective Service System.

box 6 folder 9
Correspondence, May 1945

D.K. Christenberry Jr. - Assistant Director for the Department of Mental Hygiene and Hospitals of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 6 folder 10
Correspondence, June 1945

L.M. Walker Jr. – Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Immigration for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Selective Service Board, National Poultry Defense Committee.

box 6 folder 11
Correspondence, July 1945

Congressman A. Willis Robertson.

box 7 folder 1
Correspondence, August 1945 box 7 folder 2
Correspondence, September 1945 box 7 folder 3
Correspondence, October 1945 box 7 folder 4
Correspondence, November 1945

Governor Colgate W. Darden Jr.

box 7 folder 5
Correspondence, December 1945

Senator Harry F. Byrd.

box 7 folder 6
Correspondence, January 1946

City Planning Commission for the City of Harrisonburg, Congressman A. Willis Robertson, Senator J.A. Garber.

box 7 folder 7
Correspondence, February 1946

Senator Harry F. Byrd.

box 7 folder 8
Correspondence, March 1946

Hollis Shomo- Supervisor of Department of Agriculture and Immigration for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 7 folder 9
Correspondence, April 1946 box 7 folder 10
Correspondence, May 1946 box 7 folder 11
Correspondence, June 1946 box 7 folder 12
Correspondence, July 1946 box 7 folder 13
Correspondence, August 1946

H.C. Givens- State Veterinarian of the Department of Agriculture and Immigration for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 7 folder 14
Correspondence, September 1946

Commonwealth of Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles.

box 7 folder 15
Correspondence, October 1946

Governor William M. Tuck, Major Charles S. Roller Jr., the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood, Inc.

box 7 folder 16
Correspondence, November 1946 box 7 folder 17
Correspondence, December 1946 box 7 folder 18
Correspondence, January 1947

Senator A. Willis Robertson, T.C. Byerly- Senior Poultry Husbandman for the United States Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Industry, Colonel James P. Woods, Governor William M. Tuck.

box 7 folder 19
Correspondence, February 1947

B.B. Tucker- State Director of the Production and Marketing Administration for the United States Department of Agriculture.

box 7 folder 20
Correspondence, March 1947 box 7 folder 21
Correspondence, April 1947

Lawrence T. Berry- Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Immigration for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 7 folder 22
Correspondence, May 1947 box 7 folder 23
Correspondence, June 1947

Senator Harry F. Byrd.

box 7 folder 24
Correspondence, July 1947

Captain J.E. Schuyler, Governor William M. Tuck.

box 7 folder 25
Correspondence, August 1947 box 7 folder 26
Correspondence, September 1947

H.E. Moskey- Chief of the Veterinary Medical Section for the Food and Drug Administration.

box 8 folder 1
Correspondence, October 1947

Roy W. Lennartson- Associate Director of the Poultry Branch for the United States Department of Agriculture.

box 8 folder 2
Correspondence, November 1947

Raymond V. Long- Executive Secretary of the Advisory Council on the Virginia Economy for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 8 folder 3
Correspondence, December 1947 box 8 folder 4
Correspondence, January 1948 box 8 folder 5
Correspondence, February 1948

Senator Raymond Guest.

box 8 folder 6
Correspondence, March 1948

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration, A. Willis Robertson-Senator of Virginia, United World Federalists of Virginia.

box 8 folder 7
Correspondence, April 1948

Citizens Committee for United Nations Reform.

box 8 folder 8
Correspondence, May 1948 box 8 folder 9
Correspondence, June 1948 box 8 folder 10
Correspondence, July 1948

Commonwealth of Virginia Advisory Council on the Virginia Economy.

box 8 folder 11
Correspondence, August 1948

Commonwealth of Virginia-Virginia State Planning Board.

box 8 folder 12
Correspondence, September 1948 box 8 folder 13
Correspondence, October 1948 box 8 folder 14
Correspondence, November 1948 box 8 folder 15
Correspondence, December 1948

Board of Trustees Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Rockingham Library Association, United States Senate Committee on Banking and Currency, Minister of Agriculture for the Republic of Cuba.

box 8 folder 16
Correspondence, January 1949

Commonwealth of Virginia State Board of Education, Department of Agriculture, Congressman Burr P. Harrison, H.S. Gutteridge Department of Agriculture.

box 9 folder 1
Correspondence, February 1949

Senator John S. Battle, Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration, Congress of the United States House of Representatives.

box 9 folder 2
Correspondence, March 1949

Congressman Burr P. Harrison, Department of Agriculture, H.S. Gutteridge Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Administration.

box 9 folder 3
Correspondence, April 1949 box 9 folder 4
Correspondence, May 1949

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration, United States Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Harry F. Byrd.

box 9 folder 5
Correspondence, June 1949

Congress of the United States House of Representatives, Senator Harry F. Byrd, Congressman Burr P. Harrison, Senator A. Willis Robertson.

box 9 folder 6
Correspondence, July 1949

Commonwealth of Virginia State Board of Education, Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration.

box 9 folder 7
Correspondence, August 1949

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration.

box 9 folder 8
Correspondence, September 1949

Senator Harry F. Byrd, Lawrence Berry Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture.

box 9 folder 9
Correspondence, October 1949 box 9 folder 10
Correspondence, November 1949 box 9 folder 11
Correspondence, December 1949 box 9 folder 12
Correspondence, January 1950

Department of Agriculture and Immigration Division of Chemistry, Governor John S. Battle.

box 9 folder 13
Correspondence, February 1950

L.M. Walker Jr. Commissioner of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture Production and Marketing Administration, Virginia State Chamber of Commerce.

box 10 folder 1
Correspondence, March 1950

Senator Raymond A. Guest, Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 10 folder 2
Correspondence, April 1950

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture, R.M. Loughborough- Executive Secretary for the County of Fairfax.

box 10 folder 3
Correspondence, May 1950

Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 10 folder 4
Correspondence, June 1950

J.W. Graham-Department of Agriculture.

box 10 folder 5
Correspondence, July 1950

Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 10 folder 6
Correspondence, August 1950 box 10 folder 7
Correspondence, September 1950 box 10 folder 8
Correspondence, October 1950 box 10 folder 9
Correspondence, November 1950 box 10 folder 10
Correspondence, December 1950 box 10 folder 11
Correspondence, January 1951

Governor John S. Battle.

box 10 folder 12
Correspondence, February 1951

Norman S. Elliott- Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission.

box 10 folder 13
Correspondence, March 1951 box 10 folder 14
Correspondence, April 1951

Jos. Wm. Kinghorne- Assistant Director Poultry Branch-United States Department of Agriculture Production and Marketing Administration.

box 10 folder 15
Correspondence, May 1951

Congressman Burr P. Harrison, Carolyne Brookes- Virginia State Poultry Federation.

box 10 folder 16
Correspondence, June 1951

Jos. Wm. Kinghorne- Assistant Director Poultry Branch-United States Department of Agriculture Production and Marketing Administration, Governor John S. Battle.

box 10 folder 17
Correspondence, July 1951

Congressman Burr P. Harrison

box 10 folder 18
Correspondence, August 1951

Senator Harry F. Byrd, Congressman Burr P. Harrison.

box 10 folder 19
Correspondence, September 1951 box 10 folder 20
Correspondence, October 1951

Selective Service Board.

box 10 folder 21
Correspondence, November 1951

Stanley J. Marsden- United States Department of Agriculture; Virginia League for Planned Parenthood, Inc.; autobiographical essay to Fred Lang of The Poultryman.

box 10 folder 22
Correspondence, December 1951

Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 10 folder 23
Correspondence, January 1952

S.G. Sutton- Commonwealth of Virginia Division of Markets.

box 10 folder 24
Correspondence, February 1952

Senator Raymond R. Guest, V.S. Shaffer- Virginia House of Delegates, Senator Curry Carter, Governor John S. Battle, James O. Stickley- Virginia House of Delegates, Landon R. Wyatt- Virginia House of Delegates, E. Blackburn Moore- Virginia House of Delegates, D. French Slaughter- Virginia House of Delegates.

box 11 folder 1
Correspondence, March 1952

Senator Willis A. Robertson, Congressman Burr P. Harrison.

box 11 folder 2
Correspondence, April 1952 box 11 folder 3
Correspondence, May 1952

Senator Harry F. Byrd.

box 11 folder 4
Correspondence, June 1952

W.D. Termohlen- Director of the Poultry Branch for the Department of Agriculture, Jos. Wm. Kinghorne- Assistant Director Poultry Branch-United States Department of Agriculture Production and Marketing Administration.

box 11 folder 5
Correspondence, July 1952 box 11 folder 6
Correspondence, August 1952

Constitutions and By-Laws from the Virginia State Poultry Federation.

box 11 folder 7
Correspondence, September 1952

Garland Gary- Commonwealth of Virginia Senate, Congressman Burr P. Harrison.

box 11 folder 8
Correspondence, October 1952 box 11 folder 9
Correspondence, November 1952

Charles F. Brannan- Department of Agriculture.

box 11 folder 10
Correspondence, December 1952

Department of Agriculture, Senator Harry F. Byrd.

box 11 folder 11
Correspondence, January 1953 box 11 folder 12
Correspondence, February 1953 box 11 folder 13
Correspondence, March 1953

W.R. Smith- Department of Highways Landscape Superintendent, Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 11 folder 14
Correspondence, April 1953

Governor John S. Battle, Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 11 folder 15
Correspondence, May 1953 box 11 folder 16
Correspondence, June 1953 box 11 folder 17
Correspondence, July 1953

Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 11 folder 18
Correspondence, August 1953

Thomas B. Stanley- Candidate for Governor, Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 11 folder 19
Correspondence, September 1953

Congress of the United States House of Representatives.

box 11 folder 20
Correspondence, October 1953

Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Robert W. Burgess- Director Bureau of Census.

box 11 folder 21
Correspondence, November 1953

Governor John S. Battle, Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 11 folder 22
Correspondence, December 1953

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Senator Harry F. Byrd Jr., Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Congressman Burr P. Harrison.

box 12 folder 1
Correspondence, January 1954

W.D. Termohlen- Director of Production and Administration for the Department of Agriculture, Senator Harry F. Byrd, Senator A. Willis Robertson, Congressman William M. Tuck, Congressman Richard H. Poff, Congressman J.T. Broyhill, Congressman William C. Wampler.

box 12 folder 2
Correspondence, February 1954

Senator A. Willis Robertson, Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Lewis L. Strauss- United States Atomic Energy Commission.

box 12 folder 3
Correspondence, March 1954

Governor Thomas B. Stanley, Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 12 folder 4
Correspondence, April 1954

Governor Thomas B. Stanley.

box 12 folder 5
Correspondence, May 1954 box 12 folder 6
Correspondence, June 1954 box 12 folder 7
Correspondence, July 1954 box 12 folder 8
Correspondence, August 1954 box 12 folder 9
Correspondence, September 1954 box 12 folder 10
Correspondence, October 1954 box 12 folder 11
Correspondence, November 1954 box 12 folder 12
Correspondence, December 1954

R. Maclin Smith- Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates.

box 12 folder 13
Correspondence, January 1955 box 12 folder 14
Correspondence, February 1955

George W. Dean- State Forester for the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Conservation and Development.

box 12 folder 15
Correspondence, March 1955

Garland Gray- Commonwealth of Virginia Senate.

box 12 folder 16
Correspondence, April 1955

Dan Stickley- President of the Rockingham Development Corporation.

box 12 folder 17
Correspondence, May 1955 box 12 folder 18
Correspondence, June 1955

W.D. Termohlen- The Foreign Service of the United States of America, Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 12 folder 19
Correspondence, July 1955

Thos B. Stanley- Commonwealth of Virginia Governor.

box 12 folder 20
Correspondence, August 1955

Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Senator Harry F. Byrd.

box 12 folder 21
Correspondence, September 1955

Thos B. Stanley- Commonwealth of Virginia Governor, Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia, W.L. Bendix- State Veterinarian for the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration.

box 12 folder 22
Correspondence, October 1955

United States Atomic Energy Commission.

box 13 folder 1
Correspondence, November 1955

Rodney C. Berry- Director for the Virginia Department of Agriculture Division of Chemistry.

box 13 folder 2
Correspondence, December 1955

Garland Gary- Commonwealth of Virginia Senate, Congressman Burr P. Harrison.

box 13 folder 3
Correspondence, January 1956

Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Department of Agriculture Division of Chemistry and Foods.

box 13 folder 4
Correspondence, February 1956

A. Willis Robertson- United States Senate Committee on Appropriations, W.L. Bendix- Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture Division of Animal and Dairy Industries, Congressman Burr P. Harrison.

box 13 folder 5
Correspondence, March 1956 box 13 folder 6
Correspondence, April 1956 box 13 folder 7
Correspondence, May 1956

Rodney C. Berry- Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration Division of Chemistry and Foods.

box 13 folder 8
Correspondence, June 1956

Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 13 folder 9
Correspondence, July 1956

Congressman Burr P. Harrison.

box 13 folder 10
Correspondence, August 1956 box 13 folder 11
Correspondence, September 1956

Congressman Burr P. Harrison, Senator Harry F. Byrd, G.M. Carman- Research Officer for the Department of Agriculture. Review of Rockingham County Fair.

box 13 folder 12
Correspondence, October 1956

Senator Floyd Stevens, Hollis Shomo- Supervisor to the Poultry & Egg Section of the Division of Markets for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 13 folder 13
Correspondence, November 1956 box 13 folder 14
Correspondence, December 1956

A. Willis Robertson- United States Senate Committee on Appropriations.

box 13 folder 15
Correspondence, January 1957

Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 13 folder 16
Correspondence, February 1957

Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 13 folder 17
Correspondence, March 1957

Richard D. Chumney- Administrative Assistant for the Department of Agriculture and Immigration to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 13 folder 18
Correspondence, April 1957

Governor Thos B. Stanley, Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 13 folder 19
Correspondence, May 1957 box 13 folder 20
Correspondence, June 1957

Senator Ted Dalton.

box 13 folder 21
Correspondence, July 1957 box 13 folder 22
Correspondence, August 1957

Lawrence T. Berry- Secretary for the Board of Agriculture and Immigration of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 13 folder 23
Correspondence, September 1957

The Virginia State Dairymen's Association, C.E. Bass- County Supervisor of the Farmers Home Administration for the United States Department of Agriculture.

box 13 folder 24
Correspondence, October 1957 box 13 folder 25
Correspondence, November 1957

W.S. Campbell- Department of Conservation for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 14 folder 1
Correspondence, December 1957

E.V. Coville- Assistant Director for the Division of Markets of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Rodney C. Berry- Director for the Virginia Department of Agriculture Division of Chemistry, T.R. Elliott- District Forester for the Department of Conservation and Development for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 14 folder 2
Correspondence, January 1958

Richard D. Chumney- Administrative Assistant for the Department of Agriculture and Immigration to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 14 folder 3
Correspondence, February 1958

Governor Lindsey J. Almond, Senator Harry F. Byrd.

box 14 folder 4
Correspondence, March 1958

Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Don H. Spencer- County Supervisor for the Farmers Home Administration for the United States Department of Agriculture.

box 14 folder 5
Correspondence, April 1958

Gordon Tucker- Supervisor of the Poultry & Turkey Improvement Plans for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 14 folder 6
Correspondence, May 1958

Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 14 folder 7
Correspondence, June 1958 box 14 folder 8
Correspondence, July 1958 box 14 folder 9
Correspondence, August 1958 box 14 folder 10
Correspondence, September 1958

Governor J. Lindsay Almond, Jr.

box 14 folder 11
Correspondence, October 1958

Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Congressman Burr P. Harrison, Senator Harry F. Byrd.

box 14 folder 12
Correspondence, November 1958

W.L. Bendix- State Veterinarian for the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration.

box 14 folder 13
Correspondence, December 1958

Raymond D. Schar- Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 14 folder 14
Correspondence, January 1959 box 14 folder 15
Correspondence, February 1959

Richard D. Chumney- Secretary for the State Board of Agriculture and Immigration to the Commonwealth of Virginia, J.H. Meek- Division of Markets for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 14 folder 16
Correspondence, March 1959

Senator Harry F. Byrd, Congressman Burr P. Harrison, W.R. Crabill- State Board of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia, A. Willis Robertson-Senator of Virginia, T.R. Elliott- District Forester for the Department of Conservation and Development for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

box 14 folder 17
Correspondence, April 1959

T.R. Elliott- District Forester for the Department of Conservation and Development for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia, J. Paul Williams- Virginia State Poultry Federation.

box 14 folder 18
Correspondence, May 1959

Parke C. Brinkley- Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Virginia, J. Paul Williams- Virginia State Poultry Federation, Bill King- Virginia Angus Association.

box 15 folder 1
Correspondence, June 1959

John H. Ralston- President of the Rockingham Farm Bureau.

box 15 folder 2
Correspondence, July 1959 box 15 folder 3
Correspondence, August 1959

Senator George S. Aldhizer.

box 15 folder 4
Correspondence, September 1959

Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association.

box 15 folder 5
Correspondence, October 1959

Governor J. Lindsey Almond.

box 15 folder 6
Correspondence, November 1959

Congress of the United States- House of Representatives, H.A. Waters- Acting Chief Officer for the Animal Inspection and Quarantine Division of the United States Department of Agriculture.

box 15 folder 7
Correspondence, December 1959 box 15 folder 8
Correspondence, January 1960 box 15 folder 9
Correspondence, February 1960 box 15 folder 10
Correspondence, March 1960

Andrew W. Cordier- Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

box 15 folder 11
Correspondence, April 1960

United States Department of Agriculture- Animal Husbandry Research Division.

box 15 folder 12
Correspondence, May 1960 box 15 folder 13
Correspondence, June 1960

J.D. Lawrence- President for the Virginia Highway Users Association.

box 15 folder 14
Correspondence, July 1960

Senator Charles R. Fenwick.

box 15 folder 15
Correspondence, August 1960

Gordon Tucker- Supervisor for the Poultry and Turkey Improvement Plans for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Senator Charles R. Fenwick, Homer Quann- Candidate for the President of the United States.

box 15 folder 16
Correspondence, September 1960

S.M. Long Jr.- Chief Taxpayer Information Section for the U.S. Treasury Department.

box 16 folder 1
Correspondence, October 1960 box 16 folder 2
Correspondence, November 1960 box 16 folder 3
Correspondence, December 1960

Delta Airlines, Pan American World Airways.

box 16 folder 4
Correspondence, January 1961

Senator Charles F. Fenwick.

box 16 folder 5
Correspondence, February 1961

American Airlines.

box 16 folder 6
Correspondence, March 1961

Virginia Beef Cattle Association.

box 16 folder 7
Correspondence, April 1961

The Washington Post, Harrisonburg Daily News-Record, American Airlines.

box 16 folder 8
Correspondence, May 1961

Washington National Airport, Dr. T.P. Koudelka- Division of Animal and Dairy Industry for the Commonwealth of Virginia, T.R. Elliott- District Forester for the Department of Conservation and Development for the Commonwealth of Virginia. State Planters Bank of Commerce and Trusts.

box 16 folder 9
Correspondence, June 1961

General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

box 16 folder 10
Correspondence, July 1961

U.S. Selective Service Board.

box 16 folder 11
Correspondence, August 1961 box 16 folder 12
Correspondence, September 1961 box 16 folder 13
Correspondence, October 1961 box 17 folder 1
Correspondence, November 1961 box 17 folder 2
Correspondence, December 1961 box 17 folder 3
Correspondence, January 1962 box 17 folder 4
Correspondence, February 1962 box 17 folder 5
Correspondence, March 1962 box 17 folder 6
Correspondence, April 1962

United States Post Office.

box 17 folder 7
Correspondence, May 1962

United States Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.

box 17 folder 8
Correspondence, June 1962

United States Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Research Service.

box 17 folder 9
Correspondence, July 1962 box 17 folder 10
Correspondence, August 1962 box 17 folder 11
Correspondence, September 1962 box 17 folder 12
Correspondence, October 1962

Shenandoah Life Insurance Company.

box 17 folder 13
Correspondence, November 1962 box 17 folder 14
Correspondence, December 1962 box 17 folder 15
Correspondence, January-February 1963 box 17 folder 16
Correspondence, March 1963 box 17 folder 17
Correspondence, May 1963 box 18 folder 1
Correspondence, June 1963 box 18 folder 2
Correspondence, July 1963 box 18 folder 3
Correspondence, August-September 1963 box 18 folder 4
Correspondence, October-December 1963 box 18 folder 5
Correspondence, January 1964

Stephen McDonogh- Agricultural Counselor for the Embassy of Ireland.

box 18 folder 6
Correspondence, February 1964 box 18 folder 7
Correspondence, March 1964 box 18 folder 8
Correspondence, April 1964

Stanley J. Marsden- Physiology Investigations of the Poultry Research Branch for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

box 18 folder 9
Correspondence, May 1964

Stanley J. Marsden- Physiology Investigations of the Poultry Research Branch for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

box 18 folder 10
Correspondence, June 1964

Brigadier General R.L. Dulaney.

box 18 folder 11
Correspondence, July 1964 box 18 folder 12
Correspondence, August 1964 box 18 folder 13
Correspondence, September 1964

L.H. Averill- General Sales Manager of the Chevrolet Motor Division, Elmer Kaylor- Rockingham Farm Bureau.

box 18 folder 14
Correspondence, October 1964

Senator A. Willis Robertson; Senator Harry F. Byrd; Congressman John O. Marsh Jr. regarding Wampler's support of the Lyndon Johnson/Hubert Humphrey presidential ticket, includes mentions of Civil Rights.

box 18 folder 15
Correspondence, November 1964 box 18 folder 16
Correspondence, December 1964

A.A. Youssef- Ambassador for the United Arab Republic.

box 18 folder 17
Correspondence, January 1965 box 18 folder 18
Correspondence, February 1965

A. Ross Eckler- Acting Director for the Bureau of the Census for the U.S. Department of Commerce.

box 18 folder 19
Correspondence, March 1965 box 18 folder 20
Correspondence, April 1965 box 18 folder 21
Correspondence, May 1965 box 18 folder 22
Correspondence, June 1965 box 18 folder 23
Correspondence, July 1965 box 18 folder 24
Correspondence, August 1965 box 18 folder 25
Correspondence, September 1965 box 18 folder 26
Correspondence, October 1965 box 19 folder 1
Correspondence, November 1965 box 19 folder 2
Correspondence, December 1965 box 19 folder 3
Correspondence, January-December 1966 box 19 folder 4
Correspondence, January-March 1967 box 19 folder 5
Correspondence, April-June 1967 box 19 folder 6
Correspondence, July-September 1967 box 19 folder 7
Correspondence, October-December 1967 box 19 folder 8
Correspondence, January-February 1968 box 19 folder 9
Correspondence, March-April 1968 box 19 folder 10
Correspondence, May-June 1968 box 19 folder 11
Correspondence, July-August 1968 box 19 folder 12
Correspondence, September-October 1968 box 19 folder 13
Correspondence, November-December 1968 box 19 folder 14
Correspondence, January-March 1969 box 19 folder 15
Correspondence, April-June 1969 box 19 folder 16
Correspondence, July-September 1969 box 19 folder 17
Correspondence, October-December 1969 box 19 folder 18
Correspondence, February-July 1970 box 19 folder 19
Correspondence, September-December 1970 box 19 folder 20
Correspondence, January-February 1971 box 19 folder 21
Correspondence, March-April 1971 box 19 folder 22
Correspondence, May 1971 box 19 folder 23
Correspondence, June 1971 box 19 folder 24
Correspondence, July-August 1971 box 19 folder 25
Correspondence, September-October 1971

October 11, 1971 letter to Dr. G. Wayne Glick, President of Keuka College in response to a recent article in the Messenger. Wampler comments on the current political situation, the Vietnam War, and activism by the younger generation. Of particular interest are Wampler's comments concerning African Americans. He writes: "when our negroes find out that they can go where they please and do what they please the same as white people, I believe that they will gradually learn that they themselves are mainly responsible for being backward, will quit trying to stir up hate for the white people and be thankful for the good that the white people have done them." He continues, "Also, when the negro women gain more respect for themselves there will probably be less mixing of the races than ever before, which I think will be a good thing, since many of our most militant and trouble making negroes are really white men with little negro blood in them."

box 19 folder 26
Correspondence, November 1971 box 19 folder 27
Correspondence, December 1971 box 19 folder 28
Correspondence, January 1972 box 19 folder 29
Correspondence, undated box 19 folder 30
Correspondence, undated box 19 folder 31
Correspondence, undated box 20 folder 1
Correspondence, undated

United States Senate, and the American Biographical Institute.

box 20 folder 2
Correspondence, undated

Letter to the Selective Service Board.

box 20 folder 3
Correspondence, undated

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration: Division of Animal Industry.

box 20 folder 4
Correspondence, undated box 20 folder 5
Correspondence, undated box 20 folder 6
Correspondence, undated box 20 folder 7
Correspondence, undated box 20 folder 8

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Series 3: Date Books, 1939-1965

Series 3: Date Books, 1939-1965, consist of date books signed by Charles W. Wampler Jr. which include personal appointments, business schedules, and notes on farm production.

Title/Description Instances
Poult date book, 1939-1940

Provides a list of dates, purchase and costs primarily made during 1939 with a few from 1940. Purchases include "Hatching Bill," "Eggs Booked," "Eggs Bought," "National Turkey Federation Contributions" and others.

box 20 folder 9
Pocket ledger, 1949-1950

The bulk of this ledger appear to be sales records from 1949 with a few in 1950.

box 20 folder 10
Year book, 1949

The user of this date book was Charles Wampler Jr. Included in the date book is a promotional 1949 calendar from Woodward and Lothrop, Washington D.C.

box 20 folder 11
Day book, 1950

The user of this date book was Charles Wampler Jr.

box 20 folder 12
Business diaries, 1952-1953, 1956

The user of these diaries was Charles Wampler Jr.

box 20 folder 13
Notebook of farm animals and corresponding information, 1965

Animals are broken down by the owning farm.

box 20 folder 14

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Series 4: Farm Ledgers, 1932-1951

Series 4: Farm Ledgers, 1932-1951, contains information on the day-to-day operations of the Wampler properties. Some ledgers specify: Ralston Farm, Dry River, Sunny Slope Farm, Glendale Farm, and Blossom Farm. Other ledgers do not specify property names but do contain information such as expenses, account information, flock details, and livestock weights. Items are arranged chronologically.

Title/Description Instances
Day-to-day operations, 1932

Contains information such as expenses, cost of turkeys and poults, turkey feed, and the amount for certain goods such as corn meal, ground oats, milk, salt, wheat, and barley.

box 21 folder 1
Turkey orders, 1933

Lists the names of the individuals who purchased the turkeys, where they are from, whether purchased hens or toms, how they paid, and how much they spent.

box 21 folder 2
Day-to-day operations, 1934

Contains information such as Grain, Oil Mill, Dairy, Cotton Oil, and Feed Service Companies, amounts of turkeys sold and their prices, eggs sold, and the profits and losses from his sales to certain individuals listed.

box 21 folder 3
Building hatchery, 1935

Contains information regarding the necessary equipment needed to build the hatchery such as stone, cement, sand, lumber, tile, nails, paint, screws, nails, plaster, as well as the amounts of these goods purchased and their prices, the names of the individuals who provided Wampler with labor and what they were paid, as well as information regarding day to day operations regarding sales.

box 21 folder 4
Ralston, Sunny Slope, and Blosser Farm, 1936

Contains information regarding day to day operations, income, expenses, inventory, and the names of people with whom Wampler did business.

box 21 folder 5
Sunny Slope, Glendale, and Blosser Farm, 1937-1938

Contains information regarding day to day operations, income, expenses, and inventory.

box 21 folder 6
Sunny Slope, Ralston, and Dry River Farm, 1939

Contains information regarding day to day operations, income, expenses, inventory, and total expenses for individuals who owe money.

box 21 folder 7
Sunny Slope Farm, Eggs Booked, and Poults Booked, 1940

Contains information regarding day to day operations, income, expenses, and inventory at Sunny Slope Farm, as well as the types of poults and eggs purchased, total amounts, dates, and costs.

box 21 folder 8
Turkey Laying Flocks, 1941

Contains information regarding the amount of eggs being laid at each of the Wamplers' farms, total income from those eggs, and expenses.

box 21 folder 9
Sunny Slope Farm, 1942

Contains information regarding day to day operations, income, regular expenses, special expenses, inventory, and total expenses for individuals who owe money.

box 21 folder 10
Sunny Slope, Ralston, Glendale, and Huffman Farm, 1943

Contains information regarding eggs and poults, donations, rent, dues, notes, dividends, expenses, insurance, and a brief section on his Colorado Ranch.

box 21 folder 11
Sunny Slope, Ralston, Glendale, and Huffman Farm, 1943-1944

Contains information regarding eggs and poults, donations, rent, dues, notes, dividends, expenses, insurance, loans, gravel expenses, Sunny Slope Hatchery expenses, membership and dues for organizations, and a brief section on his Colorado Ranch.

box 22 folder 1
Sunny Slope, Glendale, Pine Ridge, and Huffman Farm, 1945

Contains information regarding eggs and poults, rent, dues, expenses, insurance, traveling expenses, Sunny Slope Hatchery, and a brief section on his Colorado Ranch.

box 22 folder 2
Sunny Slope, Ralston, Glendale, Huffman, Pine Ridge, Colorado, and Wampler-Bowman Farm., 1946

Contains information regarding eggs, poults, rent, donations, membership dues, dividends, personal loans, travel expenses, taxes, and the income and expenses of the Trap Nest House.

box 22 folder 3
Sunny Slope, Ralston, Glendale, Huffman, Pine Ridge, and Colorado Farm, 1947

Contains information regarding eggs, poults, donations, bank dividends, travel expenses, taxes, and information pertaining to the Wamplers' Dayton property.

box 22 folder 4
Sunny Slope, Ralston, Glendale, Huffman, and Pine Ridge Farm, 1948

Contains information regarding eggs, poults, Sunny Slope Hatchery, donations, bank dividends, travel expenses, taxes, notes, and a Willow Lane Farm is briefly mentioned.

box 22 folder 5
Sunny Slope, Ralston, Glendale, Huffman, Pine Ridge, and Colorado Farm, 1949

Contains information regarding eggs, poults, rent, donations, membership dues, bank dividends, travel expenses, taxes, the Trap Nest House, Dayton Property, and the Sunny Slope Hatchery.

box 23 folder 1
Sunny Slope, Ralston, Glendale, Huffman, Pine Ridge, Colorado, and Willow Lane Farm, 1951

Contains information regarding eggs, poults, rent, donations, membership dues, bank dividends, travel expenses, taxes, notes, sales, statements, turkey and hen accounts, and the Dayton property.

box 23 folder 2
Farm Ledger, undated

Contains information regarding hens and toms, amount of eggs laid, hatched, raised, found dead, missing, what pen they belong to, and the number of culls.

box 23 folder 3
Assorted Farm Ledgers, 1942-1964 box 23 folder 4

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Series 5: Financial Files, 1941-1971

Series 5: Financial Files, 1941-1971, houses all loose financial documents relating to the Wampler businesses. The majority of the series consists of receipts from shipping, Wampler Feed & Seed, Sunny Slope Farm, travel expenses, and general purchases while the second part of the series contains miscellaneous bank statements, account information, tax documents for state and federal income, business taxes, and some Wampler family business documents.

Title/Description Instances
Bank Statements and Receipts, 1928-1969 box 23 folder 5
Tax Documents, 1942-1961 box 23 folder 6
Business Financial Documents, 1946-1970 box 23 folder 7
General Sales Receipts, 1940-1953 box 23 folder 8
General Sales Receipts, January-July 1954 box 24 folder 1
General Sales Receipts, August-December 1954 box 24 folder 2
General Sales Receipts, 1955-1971

Commonwealth of Virginia: Agency Purchase Order.

box 24 folder 3
Travel Receipts, 1942-1964

Commonwealth of Virginia: Travel Expense Reimbursement Voucher, United States Department of Agriculture: Administrative Audit Difference Statement.

box 24 folder 4
Charles Wampler and Son's Receipts, 1942-1972

Employer Member Unit Life Rate Calculation Sheet.

box 24 folder 5
Shipping and Transfer Receipts, 1949-1971

American Airlines Airway Bill, United Airlines Air Freight Loss or Damage Claim.

box 24 folder 6
Sunny Slope Farm and Hatchery , February 1931-April 1955

Quantity and Pricing of Chicks and Poults.

box 24 folder 7
Sunny Slope Farm and Hatchery , May 1955-December 1959

Quantity and Pricing of Chicks and Poults.

box 24 folder 8
American-International Charolais Association Receipts, 1970

Balance Statements.

box 24 folder 9
Virginia Angus Association Receipts, 1962

Determined Expenses.

box 24 folder 10
Contracts, 1965

Purebred Breeding Contract.

box 24 folder 11
Wampler Feed and Seed Receipts, 1934-1953

Feed and Seed Order Information.

box 24 folder 12
Wampler Feed and Seed Receipts, January-June 1954

Feed and Seed Order Information.

box 24 folder 13
Wampler Feed and Seed Receipts, July-August 1954

Feed and Seed Order Information.

box 24 folder 14
Wampler Feed and Seed Receipts, September-October 1954

Feed and Seed Order Information.

box 24 folder 15
Wampler Feed and Seed Receipts, November 1954-May 1964

Feed and Seed Order Information.

box 24 folder 16

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Series 6: Philanthropic and Professional Organizations, 1939-1971

Series 6: Philanthropic and Professional Organizations, 1939-1971, consists of memoranda, meeting minutes, summaries, and administrative information for various organizations with which Charles Wampler Sr. and Jr. were involved. The series documents local and national organizations, of which agricultural organizations figure prominently. See also materials in Series 10: Reports and Studies for philanthropic reports relating to the Bridgewater College Board of Trustees, Virginia Tech Board of Visitors and Children's Home Society of Virginia.

Title/Description Instances
Bridgewater College, 1941-1972

Bridgewater College Board of Trustees.

box 25 folder 1
Children's Home Society of Virginia, 1941-1965

Case Work Report, Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors, By-Laws of Children's Home Society of Virginia.

box 25 folder 2
Harrisonburg Telephone Company, 1954 box 25 folder 3
Virginia Aberdeen Angus Association, 1951-1965

Terms and Conditions on Dwarfism, Minutes of Board of Directors Meeting, Report of Operations.

box 25 folder 4
Virginia Baby Chick Association, 1951 box 25 folder 5
Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association, 1955-1969

Membership Report.

box 25 folder 6
Virginia Broiler Producer Association, 1970-1971

Membership-Finance Committee.

box 25 folder 7
Virginia Department of Agriculture, 1942-1960

The Department of Agriculture's Contribution to the War Effort, Newcastle Disease in Poultry, Proposed Regional Diagnostic Laboratories, Japanese Beetle Quarantine, State Lime Grinding Plants, Minutes of the Meeting of the State Board of Agriculture and Immigration.

box 25 folder 8
Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, 1954-1962

Confidential Reports of Visits to Corporations, Minutes of Regular Annual Meetings, Financial Statements, and Operating Accounts.

box 25 folder 9
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Board of Visitors, 1957 box 25 folder 10
Virginia State Poultry Federation, 1945-1951

Minutes of Poultry Federation Directors Meetings, Producer Membership Report, Turkey Membership Report, and Plans and Objectives.

box 25 folder 11
Virginia State Poultry Federation Sections 1 - 4, 1952

Names and Addresses, Minutes of Board Meetings, Executive Committee, and Financial Reports.

box 25 folder 12
Virginia State Poultry Federation Sections 5 - 12, 1952

Finance Committee, Membership Summaries, Membership Committee, VPI Committee, Taxation Committee, Advertising Committee, Grading and Inspection Committee, and Legislative Action Committee.

box 25 folder 13
Virginia State Poultry Federation Sections 13 - 16, 1952

Convention Committee, Insurance Committee, Other Committees, and Miscellaneous.

box 25 folder 14
Virginia State Poultry Federation, 1953

Membership Summary, Producer Membership Plan, Financial Condition, Income and Expenses, Preliminary Reports, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, and Convention Committee Report.

box 25 folder 15
Virginia State Turkey Association, 1949

Minutes of the Meeting of the Merchandising Committee.

box 25 folder 16
United World Federalists of Virginia, 1949

Minutes of Charlottesville Conference.

box 25 folder 17
Wampler Feed and Seed Company, Inc., 1958

Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting of Wampler Feed and Seed Company, Inc.

box 25 folder 18
American Cheviot Sheep Society, 1958-1970

Proposals made by the By-Laws Committee.

box 25 folder 19
American-International Charolais Association, 1968-1970 box 26 folder 1
Atlantic Rural Exposition, 1957 box 26 folder 2
Committee for Reciprocity of Information, 1939 box 26 folder 3
Committee for the Defense Saving Program, undated box 26 folder 4
Florida Brethren Homes Inc., 1967-1968 box 26 folder 5
National Advisory Committee on Research, undated box 26 folder 6
National Poultry Defense Committee, 1942 box 26 folder 7
New Jersey Turkey Growers' Cooperative Association, undated box 26 folder 8
National Turkey Federation, 1942-1971 box 26 folder 9
Poultry and Egg National Board, 1940-1943 box 26 folder 10
United Wool Growers' Association, 1959 box 26 folder 11
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute, undated box 26 folder 12
The State Board of Agriculture and Immigration, undated box 26 folder 13
VPI Alumni Association, 1950 box 26 folder 14
Performance Registry International, 1960 box 26 folder 15
Brethren's General Mission Board, 1943 box 26 folder 16
Christian Record Braille Foundation, 1964 box 26 folder 17
Virginia Valley Processors, 1960 box 26 folder 18
Heifer Project, Inc., 1959 box 26 folder 19
International Baby Chick Association, 1942 box 26 folder 20
American Angus Association, undated box 26 folder 21
Youth Argosy, undated box 26 folder 22
Virginia War Savings Staff, undated box 26 folder 23
Virginia Defense Savings Staff, undated box 26 folder 24
The American Forestry Association, undated box 26 folder 25
War Memorial Association, 1948 box 26 folder 26
Illinois Poultry Improvement Program, 1943 box 26 folder 27
Rural Churchman's Seminar, 1949 box 26 folder 28

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Series 7: Photographs, 1939-1971

Series 7: Photographs, 1939-1971, contains livestock pictures from the Wampler Farms and from farmers across the country with letters attached regarding breeding opportunities and purchase requests. Several personal photographs of the Wampler children are included here.

Title/Description Instances
Portraits, undated box 26 folder 29
01.01 Charles W. Wampler Jr., undated
01.02 William Wampler , undated
01.03 William Wampler (duplicate of 01.02), undated
01.04 William Wampler (duplicate of 01.02), undated
01.05 William Wampler (duplicate of 01.02), undated
01.06 William Wampler (duplicate of 01.02), undated
01.07 William Wampler (duplicate of 01.02), undated
01.08 William Wampler (duplicate of 01.02), undated
01.09 William Wampler , undated
Wampler family members, 1939-1955, undated box 26 folder 30
02.01 Elmer Larson, a son-in-law of the Wampler Family showing a sheep, February 1955

Accompanied by a note that reads: ""My Son in Law Elmer Larson and grand Daughter Pamela." This note likely refers to photographs 02.01-02.04. The photograph also is labeled February 1955 on the side.

02.02 Pamela, a granddaughter in the Wampler Family holding a sheep with a house in the background, February 1955

The photograph is labeled February 1955.

02.03 Pamela, a granddaughter in the Wampler Family holding a sheep with a car and a house in the background, March 1955

The photograph is labeled March 1955 on the side.

02.04 Pamela, a granddaughter in the Wampler Family holding a sheep with a house in the background, June 1955

The photograph is labeled June 1955 on the side.

02.05 Possibly Charles Wampler Sr. or Jr., holding a sheep near a fence with cloth draped over it, undated
02.06 Possibly Charles Wampler Sr. or Jr., holding a sheep by the head near a pine tree, undated
02.07 Possibly Charles Wampler Sr. or Jr., holding a sheep by the head near a fence with cloth, undated
02.08 Charles Wampler Sr. and unidentified man standing in a field, undated
02.09 William Wampler collecting and examining eggs, undated
02.10 Unidentified boy standing with a leashed cow in a field, undated
02.11 Unidentified girl holding a leashed cow in a field, undated
Sheep, 1947-1956 box 26 folder 31
03.01 Sheep in an indoor pen, undated
03.02 Sheep in a pen near a barn, undated

Caption on back reads: "Yearling stud ram at Normandin– N.C. Cheviot. Beautiful to behold, and a show winner- but no good at all as a breeder. Both he and his lambs have now been culled.

03.03 Sheep in front of a barn, 1955

Caption on the back refers to North Country Cheviot ewes.

03.04 Flock of sheep in front of a barn, October 1955

Caption on the back refers to North Country ram lambs.

03.05 Flock of sheep in a field by a farmhouse, May 1948

Caption on the back reads: "May 1948 Erdenheim Farms of Chestnut Hill Phil 18 Pa."

03.06 Flock of sheep in a field, May 1948

Caption on the back reads: "May 1948 Erdenheim Farms of Chestnut Hill Phil 18 Pa."

03.07 Man holding a sheep's head, 1949

Caption on the back reads: "Ch. Cheviot Ewe. Slack Brothers Quebec 1949."

03.08 Man holding a sheep's head, 1949

Caption on the back reads: "Champion Shropshire Ewe, Slack Brothers, Quebec 1949."

03.09 Flock of sheep in a pen, undated

Captioned: "11 Mo old Ewe Lambs 'Montadale'."

03.10 Three sheep, 1948

Caption on the back reads: "4 year old ram on left, 2 ram lambs, HS. Dean flock of 48."

03.11 Flock of sheep, 1948

Caption on the back reads: "2-2 yr old ewes, 2-2yr. old ewes, 2- ewe lambs, H.S. Dean flock of 48."

03.12 Four sheep near a fence, undated

Caption on the back reads: "Cheviot and Leicester yearlings."

03.13 Two sheep near a fence, undated

Caption on the back reads: "Leicester and Cheviot yearlings."

03.14 Five men in front of a fence holding sheep, October 17, 1947

Caption on the back reads: "Yearling Ewes, Rifle Ranges, Ottawa Photo: Oct. 17th, 1947. Left to right: Cheviot x Leicester, Leicester x Oxford, Leicester x Shropshire, Oxford x Shropshire, Leicester x Cheviot."

03.15 Flock of sheep in a snowy field, February 1955

Accompanied by a note that reads: "My flock of 170 Ewes." Note also refers to photograph 03.16.

03.16 Unidentified man with a flock of sheep in front of a house, February 1955
Cows, 1962-1971 box 26 folder 32
04.01 Three calves with a cow, May 1967

Caption on the back reads: "Born April 29 - 67, Triplets - 1 day old., Weight 2 averaged 40 # each, 1 averaged 50 #, Dam is five years old., Mr. Wampler: I named them Teeny, Tiny and Tot. (Ethel)"

04.02 Bull in a field, with other cows in the distance, May 1967

Caption on the back reads: "20-708- Age 9 yrs. Wt. 1900 Sire of dam. Purchased from Mr. Charlie Wampler."

04.03 Bull eating in a pasture, with part of another cow on the side, May 1967

Caption on the back reads: "age- 3 yrs, wt. 1600 Sire of the Triplets purchased from C.A Miller, Keyser, W.VA."

04.04 Bull standing with a lead, April 29, 1962

Caption on the back reads: "Eileenmere of Snorest 12 " #3197940 04/29/62."

04.05 Bull eating grass in a field, April 29, 1962

Caption on the back reads: "Eileenmere of Snorest 12" #3197940 04/29/62."

04.06 Bull standing, April 29, 1962

Caption on the back reads: "Eileenmere of Snorest 12" #3197940 04/29/62."

04.07 Bull standing by a fence, undated
04.08 Two cows with their calves, both of them suckling, March 1971

Stamp on the back reads: "Olentangy Farms Demorest & Sons 3897 Waldo-Fulton RD. Waldo, Ohio 43356."

04.09 Two cows with their calves, both of them suckling, March 1971

Stamp on the back reads: "Olentangy Farms Demorest & Sons 3897 Waldo-Fulton RD. Waldo, Ohio 43356."

04.10 Two bulls near round trough, undated
04.11 Three cows on leads in a field, undated
04.12 Three cows on leads in a field, undated

Stamp on the back reads: "Gitchell's Studio & Camera Shop Harrisonburg, Virginia."

04.13 Small herd of cows in a field, undated

Stamp on the back reads: "J.F. ABERNATHY LIVESTOCK PHOTO CO Union Stock Yards Chicago IL."

Pigs, undated box 26 folder 33
05.01 Pig in a pen sniffing the ground, undated

Caption on the back reads: "This is a picture of Lord Leslie Defender 154191. Sweet Air Farm, Leslie, Md. He is a little over a year old, rich crimson in color and as kind and gentle as a kitten. He produces big strong litters. One young sows farrowing 8 and 9 pigs in their first litters. Note the big bones, smooth lines, rigor and fine conformations which are strong characteristics in all his pigs. "Defender - bred Durocs have won more prizes than the [illegible] of any other boar." "No boar living or dead has equaled the show record of Defender" the great grand sow of our Lord Leslie Defender. Defender was twice International Grand Champion."

05.02 Pig by a fence sniffing the ground, with an outbuilding in the background, undated

Caption on the back reads: "This is a picture of Lady Leslie Defender. Reg. #356218. [illegible] Farm. In her first and only litter so far, she farrowed eight strong pigs. She will farrow this spring."

Turkeys, undated box 26 folder 34
06.01 Two turkeys, undated

Caption on the back reads: "Just an unusual picture taken last year. These 2 Bronze toms were always at it!"

06.02 Rafter of turkeys near a wooded area, undated
06.03 Large rafter of turkeys, undated
06.04 Rafter of turkeys near a wire fence, undated
06.05 Large rafter of turkeys in an enclosure, undated
06.06 Turkeys near a feeder, undated
06.07 Rafter of turkeys in an enclosure, undated
06.08 Unidentified man among a rafter of turkeys, undated
06.09 Unidentified man among turkeys, undated
06.10 White turkeys among bushes, undated

Caption on the back reads: "o me this is a 'prize' picture! These hens about 1 ½ years old."

06.11 Breeder pen, undated

Caption on the back reads: "'Birds eye' of breeder pen. Pen Room, in rear, is pen where we first put turkeys after taking from wire floor."

06.12 Pen and turkeys, undated

Caption on the back reads: "Pen 40' x 20'. Roost space for 75 birds. Only have 48 in here now. We close them up every nite- good range all day of course."

06.13 Turkey in a pen, undated

Caption on the back reads: "Our largest bronze last year- sold at x mas. 39 1/2 #."

06.14 Breeder pens, undated

Caption on the back reads: "7 breeder pens."

06.15 Rafter of turkeys in a field, undated

Caption on the back reads: "Notice the 'Sport'- White + Bronze mixed. Was a beautiful bird. Even prettier than the new breed of Royal Palm. He weighed only 41 # when killed last x mas. Those are strange trees - can see the fruit."

06.16 Turkey on a scale, undated

Caption on the back reads: "He weighed 33 #. They served 57 meals, having some meat left over for sandwiches and salads!"

06.17 Rafter of turkeys in a field, undated

Caption on the back reads: "Have their field planted to peanuts this year. These are last year bronze hens, which kept for Breeders."

06.18 Turkeys near breeding pens, undated

Caption on the back reads: "These are white breeders in front of breeding pens."

Buildings, 1953, 1963, undated box 26 folder 35
07.01 Sign reading "45 Miles Orchardside Court Tile Baths", August 17, 1953
07.02 Room with a bed, an armchair, and a dresser with a mirror, April 1963
07.03 White house with shrubbery and trees, undated
07.04 Post card of Rose Lane Motor Hotel, undated
07.05 Post card of Rose Lane Motor Hotel, undated
07.06 Brandy Rock Farm, Brandy Station, Virginia, undated

Numerous cars parked near the main barn. Photograph also features a circus tent.

National Turkey Association, undated box 26 folder 36
Tablescape with carved turkey, punch bowl, and salad, undated

Stamp on the back reads: "Compliments of NATIONAL TURKEY FEDERATION Prepared by TURKEY INFORMATION SERVICE 110 Social Ha Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 Phone: 801 359-2201."

Turkey on a spit on a grill with mushrooms, undated

Stamp on the back reads: "Compliments of NATIONAL TURKEY FEDERATION Prepared by TURKEY INFORMATION SERVICE 110 Social Ha Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 Phone: 801 359-2201."

Tablescape with kabobs, sliced bread, and salad, undated

Stamp on the back reads: "Compliments of NATIONAL TURKEY FEDERATION Prepared by TURKEY INFORMATION SERVICE 110 Social Ha Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 Phone: 801 359-2201."

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Series 8: Press and Advertising Files, 1920-1963

Series 8: Press and Advertising Files, 1920-1963, consist of marketing materials for the Wampler businesses that includes poultry advertisements and newspaper clippings. The collection also includes speeches, articles, and press releases authored by or about Charles Wampler Jr.

Title/Description Instances
Articles, 1931-1949

"What Must Virginia do to Compete in Turkey Production," "What's Ahead in Turkey Profits," "Virginia Tech Best Serves Virginians." Wampler and the National Defense Committee.

box 26 folder 37
Articles, undated

"The Growth of the Turkey Industry," "What Must Virginia do to Compete in Turkey Production," and "Eating Chicken Does Not Cause Cancer- An Answer to the Police Gazette."

box 26 folder 38
Biographical, undated

Biography of Charles W. Wampler.

box 27 folder 1
Marketing, 1927-1959

Newspaper articles for Angus Bulls, Calves and Heifers, and Cheviot Rams and Sheep for sales, newspaper articles and ads also describing the animals for sale as well as cattle feed, poults, and eggs.

box 27 folder 2
Marketing, 1960-1971

Newspaper articles for Angus Bulls, Calves and Heifers, and Cheviot Rams and Sheep for sales, newspaper articles and ads also describing the animals for sale as well as cattle feed, poults, and eggs, sketching of ad designs with desired sizes, titles, font, and other information pertaining to Wampler and the animals.

box 27 folder 3
Newspaper clippings, 1918-1957 box 27 folder 4
Newspaper clippings, undated box 27 folder 5
Newspaper clippings, undated box 27 folder 6
Newspaper clippings, undated box 27 folder 7
Newspaper clippings, undated box 27 folder 8
Press releases, undated

Press releases regarding the death of Zola Estelle Wampler, cattle improvement performance programs from Performance Registry International, a recipe packet developed by the Virginia Poultry Products Commission, and borax in fertilizers from the US Department of Agriculture.

box 27 folder 9
Speeches, 1941-1959

Address by A.G. Black, Governor of the Farm Credit Administration before conference of agricultural credit agencies and farm organizations, Radio speech given by Adrin Sonn- "Defense Stamps and Bonds," Radio Speech pertaining to Religious Education, "An Interpretation of our Foreign Policy"- Speech before Virginia Institute of Rural Affairs by J.T. Sanders, Legislative Counsel, and part of a talk prepared for the Wampler reunion at Galax, Virginia.

box 27 folder 10

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Series 9: Print and Ephemera, 1916-1971

Series 9: Print and Ephemera, 1916-1971, includes agricultural publications such as "Turkey World." This series also includes biographical information on Charles Wampler Jr. from magazines, newspapers, and farm sale catalogs of auctions held on his properties. A number of printed brochures from various manufacturers and charitable organizations also reside this series.

Title/Description Instances
Biographical print and ephemera, undated

"Man with Vision."

box 27 folder 11
Cattle print and ephemera, 1949-1971

Constitution and By-Laws of Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association, General and Special Rules: Performance Registry International, Constitution and By-Laws: Performance Registry International, and Charter and By-Laws: American Angus Association.

box 27 folder 12
Newspaper print and ephemera, 1920-1969 box 27 folder 13
Political print and ephemera, 1941-1955

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Refugee Organization, National Conference for the Prevention of World War III, "The Federal Fiscal Situation" speech of Honorable Harry Flood Byrd of Virginia in the Senate of the United States, "100 Things You Should Know About Communism."

box 28 folder 1
Political print and ephemera, undated

Pamphlets explaining the importance of War Bonds and their benefits, "The Solution of Some Governmental Problems," "Nine Men Against America: The Story of the Supreme Court and your Liberties," and Citizens Committee for United Nations Reform.

box 28 folder 2
Philanthropic print and ephemera, 1950-1965

"Why Should I be a Member of the Virginia Conference of Social Work?," The Children's Home Society of Virginia, The Virginia Children's Home Finder, and Child Welfare League of America.

box 28 folder 3
Sheep print and ephemera, 1957-1965

G.C. Birdsall Breeder of Duroc-Jersey and Hampshire Swine Cheviot Sheep, and List of Active Cheviot Breeders in the United States 1957 and 1962.

box 28 folder 4
Turkey print and ephemera, 1928-1949

Poultry and Egg National Board Reporter, National Turkey Federation Progress, and Northeastern Poultryman, Northeastern Poultry Producers Council Membership.

box 28 folder 5
Turkey print and ephemera, 1950-1965

The National Turkey Improvement Plan, Turkey World catalog, Poultry and Egg Judging, and United States Department of Agriculture: Agricultural: Research Service.

box 28 folder 6
Farm print and ephemera, 1949-1953

Livestock sale catalogs, Sunny Slope Farm: Home of Wampler's Turkeys, Wampler's Cheviot Ram Sale, and Wampler's Type and Vigor Strain: Black and Bronze Turkey Poults.

box 28 folder 7
Farm print and ephemera, 1956-1962

Livestock sale catalogs, Wampler's Angus Cattle and Cheviot Sheep, Records of Performance Bulls, and Wampler's Cheviot Sheep Sale.

box 28 folder 8
Publication print and ephemera, 1930-1954

Office of Price Administration, Community Leaders of America, and The Chemurgic Digest: National Farm Chemurgic Council.

box 28 folder 9
Publication print and ephemera, 1958-1960

Virginia Feed and Nutrition Conference.

box 29 folder 1
Farming pamphlets, 1916-1948

The Agricultural Seed Law: Department of Agriculture and Immigration, Tolerance Rules for Use in Tagging Crop Seeds: Department of Agriculture and Immigration, A Graphic Summary of Farm Labor and Population: United States Department of Agriculture, The Annual Address of the President of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

box 29 folder 2
Farming pamphlets, 1949-1958

Harrisonburg/Rockingham Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Processing Equipment News, Department of Agriculture Immigration, A Forward Look at Feed Industry Problems: Virginia Feed-Nutrition Conference, and Virginia Bankers Farm Credit Conference, National Farm Chemurgic Council, and Rules and Regulations for the Enforcement of the Virginia Agricultural Seed Law.

box 29 folder 3
Manufacturer print and ephemera, 1951-1953 box 29 folder 4
Auction print and ephemera, 1956 box 29 folder 5
High school and college print and ephemera, 1971-1972 box 29 folder 6
Business print and ephemera, undated box 29 folder 7
Assorted print and ephemera, 1927-1968 box 29 folder 8

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Series 10: Reports and Studies, 1927-1969

Series 10: Reports and Studies, 1927-1969, holds typed or printed reports. Agricultural materials from the U.S. Farm Bureau, National Turkey Federation, the U.S.D.A., and the Virginia and Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture which include livestock disease reports, castor bean testing data, poultry stock reports, and inspection and market information. In addition, legislation related to agricultural issues is also represented. Other materials include reports regarding educational and charitable organizations in which Charles Wampler Sr. had a philanthropic interest (such as Bridgewater College, Virginia Tech, and Children's Home Society of Virginia); 1954 legislative Actions; War savings and Fund Campaigns; Senatorial Remarks; House of Representative Committee rules; and Virginia State Legislation and sub-committee reports.

Title/Description Instances
Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association Reports and Studies on Performance Testing and Bull Grading, 1955-1957

Application for Membership in Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association, Summary of Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association Performance Testing of Aberdeen-Angus Herds, and Summary of Graded Bull Sales.

box 29 folder 9
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Reports and Studies, September-November 1958

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Markets.

box 29 folder 10
Virginia Department of Agriculture Reports and Studies, 1941-1951

United States Department of Agriculture Bureau of Agricultural Economics, State Department of Agriculture Division of Markets, Annual Report of Market Expansion by the Virginia Department of Agriculture, Classification of Hatcheries Participating in the Virginia and National Poultry Improvement Plan.

box 29 folder 11
Virginia Department of Agriculture Reports and Studies, 1953-1960 box 29 folder 12
Government Reports and Studies, 1920-1970

Virginia State USO War Fund Campaign, Legislative Action Program of Virginia Farmers Union, Memorandum on Food and Milk Law Enforcement in Virginia, Rockingham County Economic Data.

box 29 folder 13
Government Reports and Studies, undated

Reports of the Sub-Committee on the Development of Agricultural Industries and the Improvement of Agricultural and Industrial Relations, Remarks of Senator A. Willis Robertson prepared for delivery on the floor of the Senate in advocacy of the Reciprocal Trade Bill, Virginia War Savings Staff.

box 29 folder 14
Bridgewater College Reports and Studies, 1949-1960

Statistical Reports on Enrollment, Enrollment by Classes, Distribution of Students by States, Distribution of Students by Religious Denominations, Distribution of Brethren Students by Church Districts, Proposal for a Ten-Year Development Program.

box 30 folder 1
Children's Home Society of Virginia Reports and Studies, 1941-1963

Children's Home Society of Virginia Annual Reports, Cumulative Case Work Report, Sponsors, Officers and Directors, Monthly Reports of Income and Expenses.

box 30 folder 2
Virginia Tech Reports and Studies, 1941-1942

Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute: Report of the Treasurer to the Honorable Board of Visitors, and Statements as to the Work and Program of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

box 30 folder 3
Virginia Tech Reports and Studies, 1955-1965

Report to the Executive Committee of the Board of Visitors or Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Monthly Herd Reports, and Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station Reports.

box 30 folder 4
American Angus Association Reports and Studies, 1960-1963, undated box 30 folder 5
American International Charolais Association Reports and Studies, 1968-1970 box 30 folder 6
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration, 1952-1964 box 30 folder 7
Agricultural Conservation Program, 1950-1951, undated box 30 folder 8
National Farm Chemurgic Council Reports and Studies, 1941-1942

The Growing of Castor Beans Report.

box 30 folder 9
Department of Conservation and Development Reports and Studies, 1959

Letter from the Commonwealth of Virginia with a report and examination of Charles Wampler Sr. timber.

box 30 folder 10
Virginia Division of Forestry Reports and Studies, 1959 box 30 folder 11
National Turkey Federation Reports and Studies, 1947-1971 box 30 folder 12
Wampler Timber Marked for Harvesting Reports and Studies, 1955-1959 box 30 folder 13
Advisory Council on the Virginia Economy Reports and Studies, 1957

"The Potential Development of the Steel-Making Industry in Virginia," and "A Report on Virginia's Economy: The State's Fiscal System and the Impact of its Taxes on Industrial Development."

box 30 folder 14
American Farm Bureau Federation Reports and Studies, 1942 box 30 folder 15
Food-for-Defense Reports and Studies, 1941

"Poultry Equipment Essential in Food-for-Defense: A Report on the Poultry Industry and the Needs of Poultry Equipment Manufacturers."

box 30 folder 16
National Poultry Defense Committee Reports and Studies, undated box 30 folder 17
General Reports and Studies, 1928-1945

Estimated Number of Turkey's in the United States by the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, Map of the Twenty Leading Turkey Producing States.

box 30 folder 18
General Reports and Studies, 1951-1953

Poultry Statistics for Virginia, Report of the Beef Production Project.

box 30 folder 19
General Reports and Studies, 1954-1956 box 30 folder 20
General Reports and Studies, 1957-1963

Report pertaining to Quackgrass.

box 30 folder 21
General Reports and Studies, 1968-1970 box 30 folder 22
General Reports and Studies, undated

Proposed Regulations for Farm Bulk Milk Holding and/or Cooling Tanks, A Brief Outline of a Plan for Improvement in Handling Foods and Farm Products from Producers to Consumers.

box 31 folder 1

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Series 11: Business and Organization lists, 1941-1967

Series 11: Business and Organization lists, 1941-1967, comprises assorted lists concerning livestock and related sales, farming and agricultural pursuits, and professional and philanthropic organizations.

Title/Description Instances
Lists of Farmers and their Properties, undated box 31 folder 2
Lists of Companies and Businesses, undated

Post Offices Selling War Bonds and Issuing Agents for Rockingham County.

box 31 folder 3
Lists of Information Pertaining to Organizations and Professional Affiliations, 1941-1952

Membership dues received from Virginia for the Virginia State Poultry Federation, The National Turkey Federation Memberships, and Individual Registrations for The National Turkey Federation.

box 31 folder 4
Lists of Information Pertaining to Organizations and Professional Affiliations, 1953-1967

Members by County for the Beef Cattle Improvement Association, and a Membership Summary for the Virginia State Poultry Federation.

box 31 folder 5
Lists of Information Pertaining to Organizations and Professional Affiliations, undated

List of Farmers Clubs of Rockingham County and their Managers, National Farm Products Marketing and Merchandising Committee, Committee for the Defense Savings Program for Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg, and the American Poultry Historical Society Membership List.

box 31 folder 6
Lists of People Books Were Sent to, undated box 31 folder 7
Lists of Farming and Gardening Books, undated box 31 folder 8
Lists of Newspaper and Magazine Companies, undated box 31 folder 9
List of Breeders, 1960 box 31 folder 10
List of Wampler Cows, 1961, undated box 31 folder 11
List of Wamplers' Properties, undated box 31 folder 12
Handwritten Lists and Notes, undated box 31 folder 13
List of Weekly Papers in Virginia, undated box 31 folder 14
Lists for the Aberdeen Angus Association, 1952 box 31 folder 15
List for the Boston Poultry Show, 1948 box 31 folder 16
List of People Sent to Charlie Cooper for Catalogues, undated box 31 folder 17
Lists for the James E. Rice Memorial Fund, undated box 31 folder 18
Lists for the State Board of Agriculture and Immigration, 1955-1957 box 31 folder 19
List of Farmers' Bull Sales, 1956 box 31 folder 20
List of Calf Sales, 1954 box 31 folder 21
List Price Sheet for the Atlantic Aluminum Company, 1951 box 31 folder 22
List of Turkey's Tested, undated box 31 folder 23
List of National Turkey Federation Members, 1943 box 31 folder 24
Assorted Lists, 1959-1965, undated box 31 folder 25

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