Wampler Business Records, 1916-1972

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Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Wampler Business Records, 1916-1972

Collection No.: SC 0202
Creator: Wampler, Charles Weldon, Sr., 1885-1976

Extent: 31 boxes; 11 cubic feet

Language: 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.

 

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).

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Related Material:

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.

Contents:

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.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
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.

1:1
Insurance Records, 1960-1968

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

1:2
Poultry Records, 1956-1962

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

1:3
Sheep Records, 1954-1968

Application for Registration of Cheviot Sheep.

1:4
Soil Records, 1950-1971

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

1:5
Farm Records, 1918-1960

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

1:6
Farm Records, 1961-1970

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

1:7
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.

1:8
Cattle Records, 1961-1970

Virginia BCIA Calf Data Sheet.

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

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

1:11
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.

2:1
General Records, 1942-1962

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

2:2
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.

2:3
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.

2:4
Insurance Records, 1950-1959

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

2:5
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.

2:6

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.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Correspondence, March 1918-November 1919
2:7
Correspondence, December 1919
2:8
Correspondence, January 1920
2:9
Correspondence, February 1920

Commonwealth of Virginia- Dairy and Food Division.

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

Commonwealth of Virginia- Department of Agriculture and Immigration.

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

Norfolk and Western Railway Co.

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

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

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

Poultry and Egg National Board.

4:18
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.

5:1
Correspondence, March-April 1942

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

5:2
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.

5:3
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.

5:4
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.

5:5
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.

5:6
Correspondence, January-February 1943

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

5:7
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.

5:8
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.

5:9
Correspondence, July-August 1943

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

5:10
Correspondence, September-October 1943

Treasury Department-Defense Savings Staff.

6:1
Correspondence, November-December 1943

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration.

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

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

6:6
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.

6:7
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.

6:8
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.

6:9
Correspondence, May 1945

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

6:10
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.

6:11
Correspondence, July 1945

Congressman A. Willis Robertson.

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

Governor Colgate W. Darden Jr.

7:5
Correspondence, December 1945

Senator Harry F. Byrd.

7:6
Correspondence, January 1946

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

7:7
Correspondence, February 1946

Senator Harry F. Byrd.

7:8
Correspondence, March 1946

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

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

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

7:14
Correspondence, September 1946

Commonwealth of Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles.

7:15
Correspondence, October 1946

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

7:16
Correspondence, November 1946
7:17
Correspondence, December 1946
7:18
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.

7:19
Correspondence, February 1947

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

7:20
Correspondence, March 1947
7:21
Correspondence, April 1947

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

7:22
Correspondence, May 1947
7:23
Correspondence, June 1947

Senator Harry F. Byrd.

7:24
Correspondence, July 1947

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

7:25
Correspondence, August 1947
7:26
Correspondence, September 1947

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

8:1
Correspondence, October 1947

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

8:2
Correspondence, November 1947

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

8:3
Correspondence, December 1947
8:4
Correspondence, January 1948
8:5
Correspondence, February 1948

Senator Raymond Guest.

8:6
Correspondence, March 1948

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

8:7
Correspondence, April 1948

Citizens Committee for United Nations Reform.

8:8
Correspondence, May 1948
8:9
Correspondence, June 1948
8:10
Correspondence, July 1948

Commonwealth of Virginia Advisory Council on the Virginia Economy.

8:11
Correspondence, August 1948

Commonwealth of Virginia-Virginia State Planning Board.

8:12
Correspondence, September 1948
8:13
Correspondence, October 1948
8:14
Correspondence, November 1948
8:15
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.

8:16
Correspondence, January 1949

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

9:1
Correspondence, February 1949

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

9:2
Correspondence, March 1949

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

9:3
Correspondence, April 1949
9:4
Correspondence, May 1949

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

9:5
Correspondence, June 1949

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

9:6
Correspondence, July 1949

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

9:7
Correspondence, August 1949

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration.

9:8
Correspondence, September 1949

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

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

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

9:13
Correspondence, February 1950

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

10:1
Correspondence, March 1950

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

10:2
Correspondence, April 1950

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

10:3
Correspondence, May 1950

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

10:4
Correspondence, June 1950

J.W. Graham-Department of Agriculture.

10:5
Correspondence, July 1950

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

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

Governor John S. Battle.

10:12
Correspondence, February 1951

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

10:13
Correspondence, March 1951
10:14
Correspondence, April 1951

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

10:15
Correspondence, May 1951

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

10:16
Correspondence, June 1951

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

10:17
Correspondence, July 1951

Congressman Burr P. Harrison

10:18
Correspondence, August 1951

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

10:19
Correspondence, September 1951
10:20
Correspondence, October 1951

Selective Service Board.

10:21
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.

10:22
Correspondence, December 1951

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

10:23
Correspondence, January 1952

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

10:24
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.

11:1
Correspondence, March 1952

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

11:2
Correspondence, April 1952
11:3
Correspondence, May 1952

Senator Harry F. Byrd.

11:4
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.

11:5
Correspondence, July 1952
11:6
Correspondence, August 1952

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

11:7
Correspondence, September 1952

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

11:8
Correspondence, October 1952
11:9
Correspondence, November 1952

Charles F. Brannan- Department of Agriculture.

11:10
Correspondence, December 1952

Department of Agriculture, Senator Harry F. Byrd.

11:11
Correspondence, January 1953
11:12
Correspondence, February 1953
11:13
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.

11:14
Correspondence, April 1953

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

11:15
Correspondence, May 1953
11:16
Correspondence, June 1953
11:17
Correspondence, July 1953

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

11:18
Correspondence, August 1953

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

11:19
Correspondence, September 1953

Congress of the United States House of Representatives.

11:20
Correspondence, October 1953

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

11:21
Correspondence, November 1953

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

11:22
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.

12:1
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.

12:2
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.

12:3
Correspondence, March 1954

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

12:4
Correspondence, April 1954

Governor Thomas B. Stanley.

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

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

12:13
Correspondence, January 1955
12:14
Correspondence, February 1955

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

12:15
Correspondence, March 1955

Garland Gray- Commonwealth of Virginia Senate.

12:16
Correspondence, April 1955

Dan Stickley- President of the Rockingham Development Corporation.

12:17
Correspondence, May 1955
12:18
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.

12:19
Correspondence, July 1955

Thos B. Stanley- Commonwealth of Virginia Governor.

12:20
Correspondence, August 1955

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

12:21
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.

12:22
Correspondence, October 1955

United States Atomic Energy Commission.

13:1
Correspondence, November 1955

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

13:2
Correspondence, December 1955

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

13:3
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.

13:4
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.

13:5
Correspondence, March 1956
13:6
Correspondence, April 1956
13:7
Correspondence, May 1956

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

13:8
Correspondence, June 1956

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

13:9
Correspondence, July 1956

Congressman Burr P. Harrison.

13:10
Correspondence, August 1956
13:11
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.

13:12
Correspondence, October 1956

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

13:13
Correspondence, November 1956
13:14
Correspondence, December 1956

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

13:15
Correspondence, January 1957

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

13:16
Correspondence, February 1957

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

13:17
Correspondence, March 1957

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

13:18
Correspondence, April 1957

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

13:19
Correspondence, May 1957
13:20
Correspondence, June 1957

Senator Ted Dalton.

13:21
Correspondence, July 1957
13:22
Correspondence, August 1957

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

13:23
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.

13:24
Correspondence, October 1957
13:25
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.

14:1
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.

14:2
Correspondence, January 1958

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

14:3
Correspondence, February 1958

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

14:4
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.

14:5
Correspondence, April 1958

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

14:6
Correspondence, May 1958

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

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

Governor J. Lindsay Almond, Jr.

14:11
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.

14:12
Correspondence, November 1958

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

14:13
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.

14:14
Correspondence, January 1959
14:15
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.

14:16
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.

14:17
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.

14:18
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.

15:1
Correspondence, June 1959

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

15:2
Correspondence, July 1959
15:3
Correspondence, August 1959

Senator George S. Aldhizer.

15:4
Correspondence, September 1959

Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association.

15:5
Correspondence, October 1959

Governor J. Lindsey Almond.

15:6
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.

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

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

15:11
Correspondence, April 1960

United States Department of Agriculture- Animal Husbandry Research Division.

15:12
Correspondence, May 1960
15:13
Correspondence, June 1960

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

15:14
Correspondence, July 1960

Senator Charles R. Fenwick.

15:15
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.

15:16
Correspondence, September 1960

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

16:1
Correspondence, October 1960
16:2
Correspondence, November 1960
16:3
Correspondence, December 1960

Delta Airlines, Pan American World Airways.

16:4
Correspondence, January 1961

Senator Charles F. Fenwick.

16:5
Correspondence, February 1961

American Airlines.

16:6
Correspondence, March 1961

Virginia Beef Cattle Association.

16:7
Correspondence, April 1961

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

16:8
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.

16:9
Correspondence, June 1961

General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

16:10
Correspondence, July 1961

U.S. Selective Service Board.

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

United States Post Office.

17:7
Correspondence, May 1962

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

17:8
Correspondence, June 1962

United States Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Research Service.

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

Shenandoah Life Insurance Company.

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

Stephen McDonogh- Agricultural Counselor for the Embassy of Ireland.

18:6
Correspondence, February 1964
18:7
Correspondence, March 1964
18:8
Correspondence, April 1964

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

18:9
Correspondence, May 1964

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

18:10
Correspondence, June 1964

Brigadier General R.L. Dulaney.

18:11
Correspondence, July 1964
18:12
Correspondence, August 1964
18:13
Correspondence, September 1964

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

18:14
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.

18:15
Correspondence, November 1964
18:16
Correspondence, December 1964

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

18:17
Correspondence, January 1965
18:18
Correspondence, February 1965

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

18:19
Correspondence, March 1965
18:20
Correspondence, April 1965
18:21
Correspondence, May 1965
18:22
Correspondence, June 1965
18:23
Correspondence, July 1965
18:24
Correspondence, August 1965
18:25
Correspondence, September 1965
18:26
Correspondence, October 1965
19:1
Correspondence, November 1965
19:2
Correspondence, December 1965
19:3
Correspondence, January-December 1966
19:4
Correspondence, January-March 1967
19:5
Correspondence, April-June 1967
19:6
Correspondence, July-September 1967
19:7
Correspondence, October-December 1967
19:8
Correspondence, January-February 1968
19:9
Correspondence, March-April 1968
19:10
Correspondence, May-June 1968
19:11
Correspondence, July-August 1968
19:12
Correspondence, September-October 1968
19:13
Correspondence, November-December 1968
19:14
Correspondence, January-March 1969
19:15
Correspondence, April-June 1969
19:16
Correspondence, July-September 1969
19:17
Correspondence, October-December 1969
19:18
Correspondence, February-July 1970
19:19
Correspondence, September-December 1970
19:20
Correspondence, January-February 1971
19:21
Correspondence, March-April 1971
19:22
Correspondence, May 1971
19:23
Correspondence, June 1971
19:24
Correspondence, July-August 1971
19:25
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 on 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 quite trying to stir up hate for the white people and be thankful for the good that the white people have done them."

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

United States Senate, and the American Biographical Institute.

20:2
Correspondence, undated

Letter to the Selective Service Board.

20:3
Correspondence, undated

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

20:4
Correspondence, undated
20:5
Correspondence, undated
20:6
Correspondence, undated
20:7
Correspondence, undated
20:8

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.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
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.

20:9
Pocket ledger, 1949-1950

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

20:10
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.

20:11
Day book, 1950

The user of this date book was Charles Wampler Jr.

20:12
Business diaries, 1952-1953, 1956

The user of these diaries was Charles Wampler Jr.

20:13
Notebook of farm animals and corresponding information, 1965

Animals are broken down by the owning farm.

20:14

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.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
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.

21:1
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.

21:2
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.

21:3
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.

21:4
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.

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

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

21:6
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.

21:7
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.

21:8
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.

21:9
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.

21:10
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.

21:11
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.

22:1
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.

22:2
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.

22:3
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.

22:4
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.

22:5
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.

23:1
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.

23:2
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.

23:3
Assorted Farm Ledgers, 1942-1964
23:4

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.

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

Commonwealth of Virginia: Agency Purchase Order.

24:3
Travel Receipts, 1942-1964

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

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

Employer Member Unit Life Rate Calculation Sheet.

24:5
Shipping and Transfer Receipts, 1949-1971

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

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

Quantity and Pricing of Chicks and Poults.

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

Quantity and Pricing of Chicks and Poults.

24:8
American-International Charolais Association Receipts, 1970

Balance Statements.

24:9
Virginia Angus Association Receipts, 1962

Determined Expenses.

24:10
Contracts, 1965

Purebred Breeding Contract.

24:11
Wampler Feed and Seed Receipts, 1934-1953

Feed and Seed Order Information.

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

Feed and Seed Order Information.

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

Feed and Seed Order Information.

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

Feed and Seed Order Information.

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

Feed and Seed Order Information.

24:16

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.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Bridgewater College, 1941-1972

Bridgewater College Board of Trustees.

25:1
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.

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

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

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

Membership Report.

25:6
Virginia Broiler Producer Association, 1970-1971

Membership-Finance Committee.

25:7
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.

25:8
Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, 1954-1962

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

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

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

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

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

25:12
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.

25:13
Virginia State Poultry Federation Sections 13 - 16, 1952

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

25:14
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.

25:15
Virginia State Turkey Association, 1949

Minutes of the Meeting of the Merchandising Committee.

25:16
United World Federalists of Virginia, 1949

Minutes of Charlottesville Conference.

25:17
Wampler Feed and Seed Company, Inc., 1958

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

25:18
American Cheviot Sheep Society, 1958-1970

Proposals made by the By-Laws Committee.

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

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.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Portraits, undated
26:29
Wampler family members, 1939-1955, undated
26:30
Sheep, 1947-1956
26:31
Cows, 1962-1971
26:32
Pigs, undated
26:33
Turkeys, undated
26:34
Buildings, 1953, 1963, undated
26:35
National Turkey Association, undated
26:36

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.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
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.

26:37
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."

26:38
Biographical, undated

Biography of Charles W. Wampler.

27:1
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.

27:2
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.

27:3
Newspaper clippings, 1918-1957
27:4
Newspaper clippings, undated
27:5
Newspaper clippings, undated
27:6
Newspaper clippings, undated
27:7
Newspaper clippings, undated
27:8
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.

27:9
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.

27:10

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.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Biographical print and ephemera, undated

"Man with Vision."

27:11
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.

27:12
Newspaper print and ephemera, 1920-1969
27:13
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."

28:1
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.

28:2
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.

28:3
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.

28:4
Turkey print and ephemera, 1928-1949

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

28:5
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.

28:6
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.

28:7
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.

28:8
Publication print and ephemera, 1930-1954

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

28:9
Publication print and ephemera, 1958-1960

Virginia Feed and Nutrition Conference.

29:1
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.

29:2
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.

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

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.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
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.

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

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Markets.

29:10
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.

29:11
Virginia Department of Agriculture Reports and Studies, 1953-1960
29:12
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.

29:13
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.

29:14
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.

30:1
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.

30:2
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.

30:3
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.

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

The Growing of Castor Beans Report.

30:9
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.

30:10
Virginia Division of Forestry Reports and Studies, 1959
30:11
National Turkey Federation Reports and Studies, 1947-1971
30:12
Wampler Timber Marked for Harvesting Reports and Studies, 1955-1959
30:13
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."

30:14
American Farm Bureau Federation Reports and Studies, 1942
30:15
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."

30:16
National Poultry Defense Committee Reports and Studies, undated
30:17
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.

30:18
General Reports and Studies, 1951-1953

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

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

Report pertaining to Quackgrass.

30:21
General Reports and Studies, 1968-1970
30:22
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.

31:1

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.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Lists of Farmers and their Properties, undated
31:2
Lists of Companies and Businesses, undated

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

31:3
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.

31:4
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.

31:5
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.

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

Compiled by: Trevor Alvord, Kathryn Barela, Gabriel Camut, and James Dennis, May 2011; Tiffany Cole September 2018