Preliminary Guide to the J. E. Love Company Records
MS.1985.46

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
J. E. Love Company Records
ID
MS.1985.46
Date [inclusive]
1932-1980
Extent
18.0 Linear feet 18 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-5-20-2.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical

The J. E. Love Company, originally the Hume-Love Company, was founded in 1932 by James E. "Ed" Love and Horace D. Hume. Located in Garfield, Washington, the company produced specialized agricultural equipment to more effectively harvest dry peas. Through the production of equipment such as the flexible floating cutterbar, windrower header, and the green crop loader, the company expanded its market to the harvesting of green peas, lentils, and soybeans. After establishing a second manufacturing facility in Mendota, Illinois, Hume and Love divided the company into two separate enterprises, with the H. D. Hume Company in Illinois, and the J. E. Love Company remaining in Washington. In addition to the several products developed over the years, the J. E. Love Company has also expanded into forestry and vineyard equipment.

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Collection Description

This collection contains records of the J. E. Love Company, from 1932 to 1980. It includes account ledgers, purchase and order forms, as well as documents related to billings, taxes, audits, patents, and trademarks. The collection also contains employee association minutes from 1937 to 1945.

Preliminary Inventory:

Box 1: Order form (1968-1972), account records (1969-1975).

Box 2: Correspondence (1960-1979).

Box 3: Order forms (1960-1975).

Box 4: Employee records and purchase orders (1943-1968), correspondence (1941-1960), employee association meeting minutes (1937-1945), ledgers (1974).

Box 5: Billing statements (1964-1974).

Box 6: Invoices (1975-1977).

Box 7: Correspondence and account records (1967-1979).

Box 8: Account ledgers (1933-1950).

Box 9: Invoices (1973-1974).

Box 10: [Not used]

Box 11: Account payable papers (1972-1974).

Boxes 12-14: Miscellaneous papers and correspondence (1960-1980).

Box 15: Account books (1944-1971), General ledger (1949-1969).

Box 16: Papers related to taxes and audits (1953-1979), United States trademarks (1935 and 1938), United States Patent for Harvesting Mechanism (1948), United States Patent for Harvesters (1935, 1937 and 1940), United States Patent for Pea Harvester (1932), United States Patent for Harvesting Machines (1933,1937, 1938, and 1940), United States Patent for Conveyor Belts (1938), United States Patent for Crop Lifters (1938 and 1940), United States Patent for Harvest Reels (1962, 1964, 1965, and 1966), and patent application materials including correspondence, photographs, and technical drawings, as well as a Canadian patent for agricultural harvesting machinery and components thereof (1933, 1935, 1936 and 1977).

Box 17: Account books (1930s-1950s) .

Box 18: Papers pertaining to patents, including correspondence and sketches.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

Access

This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

Archie Neal donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 1985 (MS.1985.46).

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Garfield (Wash.) -- History -- Sources

Personal Name(s)

  • Love, James E.

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources

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