S. Gus Swanson Farm Records, 1927-1984 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 8/4/66
Volume: 0.8 cubic feet
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Description: Records of the Mr.& Mrs. S. Gus Swanson 140 acre farm in Butler Township, (between East Lynn & Rankin, Vermilion County). Recorded on Illinois Farm Bureau Farm Management Service Farm Account Books (1929, 1934-57), the records contain detailed information on farm operations for each year including an inventory of land, improvements, building and livestock; livestock fees 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 business analysis summary. The series includes Sears-Roebuck (1927-28) and John Deere (1930) farm record books; Agricultural Economics 20 "Home Farm Problem" by Earl Swanson (1941), soil conservation plans (1949, 1984) and Centennial Farm correspondence (1981-82) for the farm purchased by Swanson's father-in-law Ludvig Erikson in 1881.