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Timberville Farmers' Exchange Minute Book

Identifier: SC 0197
  • Not requestable

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

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


  • Creation: 1919-1929


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. (

Bio/Historical Note

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


0.3 cubic feet (1 ledger)

Language of Materials



The collection consists of one 8 3/4" x 14" x 1 1/4" minute book and one folder of loose recorded minutes and other inserts, 1919-1929, for the Timberville Farmers' Exchange, located in Timberville, Virginia.


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

Acquisition Information

Purchased from a private seller in November 2007.


  • Sanborn Map Company, Timberville, Virginia (1923), Microfilm #1716, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
  • Garber, Beverly L. Timberville: The Early Years. [S.I.:s.n.], 1993.

Processing Information

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

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 5018.


A Guide to the Timberville Farmers' Exchange Minute Book, 1919-1929
Kristie Kendall
April 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

820 Madison Drive
MSC 1706
Harrisonburg Virginia 22807
(540) 568-3612