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Croushorn Family Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0261

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

This collection is comprised of Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau receipts, newsletters, correspondences and ephemera related to the Croushorn family farm and business, in Augusta County, Virginia. The collection contains a 1943 Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau membership certificate for Lettie Croushorn, and receipts for farm and household expenses. The collection contains Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau newsletters from 1951, 1953 and 1955, including the first issue (Vol. 1, No. 1) in May, 1951. Newsletter topics include membership, and articles about the poultry industry and poultry care. The correspondences include letters from C. V. Smith, Secretary and General Manager of the Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau, Inc., regarding annual meetings, dairy operations and mail-in ballots. The collection also includes a needle book and calendar from 1932, an order for Southern States hybrid corn from 1946, a Virginia feed inspection tag, and brown paper with a Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau advertisement.

Dates

  • 1932-1958

Creator

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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).

Bio/Historical Note

The Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau was founded in 1921, with headquarters in Harrisonburg, Virginia. By 1948, it had branches in Timberville, Bridgewater, Elkton and Cross Keys, Virginia. In 1948, it did approximately $5 million in business, marketing eggs, livestock, wool and poultry for member farms.

Lettie Florence Landes Croushorn was born in 1883 in Augusta County, Virginia. After her husband’s death in 1914, Lettie ran the family farm and dairy operation. After her death in 1953, two of her children, Ruth Lillian (1907-2005) and Tracy Eugene (T.E.) Croushorn (1912-2000), managed farm operations.

Extent

0.32 cubic feet (4 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection is comprised of Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau receipts, newsletters, correspondences and ephemera related to the Croushorn family farm and business, in Augusta County, Virginia, from 1932-1958.

Arrangement

Documents are arranged by material type.

Acquisition Information

Items were donated by Kate Morris on December 6, 2017

Bibliography

  • Find A Grave. “Tracey Eugene Croushorn (1912-2000)” Find a Grave Memorial no. 28224003. Accessed January 30, 2018. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28224003.
  • Find A Grave. “Lettie Florence Landes Croushorn (1883-1953)” Find a Grave Memorial no. 26867584. Accessed January 30, 2018. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26867584.
Title
A Guide to the Croushorn Family Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Sarah Roth-Mullet
Date
January 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

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