James V. and Wilbert N. Stevenson Farm Records, 1924, 1926-71 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 26/20/39
Acquired: 3/24/1976; 10/15/1981
Volume: 1.0 cubic feet
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Description: Records of James V. Stevenson (1889-1959), A.B. '12 and B.S. '13 and his son Wilbert N. (1921- ), B.S. '42 and M.S. '50, relating to the Stevenson Family farm in Otter Creek Township, La Salle County, near Streator, Illinois. James managed the farm until 1952. Recorded in Farm Account Books prepared by the Department of Agricultural Economics (1924-45) and on forms adapted by the Illinois Farm Bureau Farm Management Service (1946-66), the records contain detailed information on farm operations for each year including an inventory of land, improvements, buildings and livestock; livestock feed and sales; dairy and egg sales; machinery, equipment and automobile inventory and operating expenses; map of the farm and crop-system summary; crops raised and sold; inventory of feed, grain and supplies; cash receipts and expenses; summary of expenses including taxes and unpaid family labor; capital purchases and sales; products used on the farm and a financial and business analysis summary.