Guide to the Marcellus Farmers' Elevator Company Records 1914-1963
Cage 520

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Marcellus Farmers' Elevator Company
Title
Marcellus Farmers' Elevator Company Records
ID
Cage 520
Date [inclusive]
1914-1963
Extent
578.0 items.
General Physical Description note
3.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, accounting records, elevator records, and journals.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 520, Marcellus Farmers' Elevator Company Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

In 1914, Marcellus area farmers formed the Marcellus Farmers' Elevator Company as a farmers' cooperative enterprise. The company stored and sold local grain, and also stocked and sold everything from fence posts and gasoline to farm implements, and provided credit to farmers. In 1927, the company built a grain elevator, which it expanded in the 1950's. The business was sold to a larger warehouse firm in the 1960s.

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Arrangement note

The records falls into two series, the first consisting of accounting records and miscellaneous correspondence, and the second of elevator records and journals. The correspondence also includes records of stockholder meetings, by-laws, and tax records. The cash, elevator, and journal records list various transactions between the elevator and its customers, beginning in 1914 and going through 1962.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1986

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Records of the Marcellus Farmers' Elevator Company, Adams County, were received by the Washington State University Libraries in 1981 through the efforts of Richard Old, then a graduate student in Botany at the university.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Marcellus Farmer's Elevator Company --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Business, Industry, and Labor
  • Grain elevators, Cooperative--Washington (State)--Adams County
  • Grain elevators, Cooperative--Washington (State)--Marcellus
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Accounts and Correspondence 

Accountants' Annual Statements 

Box Folder

 1914-1923   5.0 items.

1 1

 1924-1929   7.0 items.

1 2

 1930-1936   7.0 items.

1 3

 1937-1943   7.0 items.

1 4

 1944-1950   7.0 items.

1 5

 1951-1957   9.0 items.

1 6

 1958-1959   7.0 items.

1 7

 1960-1962   10.0 items.

1 8
Box Folder

Annual Stockholders' Meetings Records 1953   64.0 items.

2 9

Amended Articles of Incorporation, Farmers' Elevator Company   5.0 items.

2 10

Amended By-Laws, Marcellus Farmers' Elevator Company   15.0 items.

2 11

Assets and Amended By-Laws 1956-1959   16.0 items.

2 12

Excise and Employee Withholding Taxes 1935-1943   23.0 items.

2 13

German-American Bank of Ritzville, Notes 1915   1.0 item.

2 14

Insurance Coverage   15.0 items.

2 15

Marcellus Farmers' Elevator Company Building Plans   17.0 items.

2 16

Merger of the Marcellus Farmers' Elevator Company with the Ritzville Warehouse, Incorporated 1963   24.0 items.

2 17

Outstanding Shares of Stock 1962   2.0 items.

2 18

Patronage Dividends and Savings 1952-1962   5.0 items.

2 19

Patronage Refunds 1945-1946   17.0 items.

2 20

Personal Property Taxes 10   

2 21

Property Assessment 1942-1945   6.0 items.

2 22

Stock Dividends and Loans   10.0 items.

2 23

Stockholders' Reports, Insurance   46.0 items.

2 24

Stockholder Reports, Marcellus Farmers' Elevator Company 1953-1962   36.0 items.

2 25

United States Income Tax and Employee Witholding Records 

Box Folder

 1946-1958   55.0 items.

2 26

 1949-1959   54.0 items.

2 27

 1949-1959   46.0 items.

2 28
Box Folder

Wills and Marcellus Farmers' Elevator Company Stock   14.0 items.

2 29

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Series 2: Accounting Records. 

Subseries 2.1: Cash Records. 

Box Folder

 1914   1.0 item.

2 30

Minute Book 1914   1.0 item.

2 31

 1917-1921   1.0 item.

2 32

 1919   1.0 item.

2 33

 1922   1.0 item.

2 34

 1925-1927   1.0 item.

2 35

 1927   1.0 item.

2 36

 1927   1.0 item.

2 37

 1929   1.0 item.

2 38

 1932   1.0 item.

2 39

 1935   1.0 item.

2 40

 1937   1.0 item.

2 41

 1940   1.0 item.

2 42

 1942   1.0 item.

2 43

 1945   1.0 item.

2 44

Trial Balance 

Box Folder

 1924   1 item.

2 45

 1929   1 item.

2 46

 1933   1 item.

2 47

Subseries 2.2: Elevator Records 

Box Folder

Certificates of Debt 1954-1955   2.0 items.

3 48

Certificates of Debt 1956-1957   3.0 items.

3 49

Grain Contracts   1.0 item.

3 50

Official Grain Standards   1.0 item.

3 51

Scale Book   1.0 item.

3 52

Shipping Scale Weights   1.0 item.

3 53

Warehouse Receipts   1.0 item.

3 54

Subseries 2.3: Journals 

Box Folder

Dividends 1945-1962.   

4 55

Journal 1914   1.0 item.

4 56

Journal 1918   1.0 item.

4 57

Minutes, Directors' Meetings 1916-1926   1.0 item.

4 58

Minutes, Directors' Meetings 1921-1934   1.0 item.

4 59

Records 1929-1939   1.0 item.

4 60

Voting Members of the Marcellus Farmers' Elevator Company January 25, 1963   1.0 item.

4 61

Subseries 2.4: Wheat Shipping Records 

Personal Records 

Box Folder

 1927-1934   1 item.

4 62

 1934   1 item.

4 63

 1935-1944   1 item.

4 64

 1954   1 item.

4 65

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