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H I S T O R Y Delaware ( Ohio) Farmers
3/ 4 cubic foot
Provenance: The Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society acquired the Delaware
( Ohio) Farmers Exchange Records as a g i f t of the exchange through
the auspices of the Exchange General Manager, Karl Mehling, i n
October 1980. Paula Williams prepared the nreliminary inventory
in December, 1980.
Property r i g h t s : The Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society owns the property
r i g h t s to t h i s c o l l e c t i o n .
Copyrights: The Delaware ( Ohio) Farmers Exchange has dedicated
such copyrights as it possesses i n these papers to the public.
Consideration of a l l other copyrights is the r e s p o n s i b i l i t y of
the author and publisher.
Access: This c o l l e c t i o n is open under the r u l e s and regulations
of the Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society.
Citation: Researchers are requested t o c i t e c o l l e c t i o n name,
c o l l e c t i o n number, and the Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society in a l l footnote
and bibliographic references.
Organizational sketch: The Delaware ( Ohio) Farmers Exchange was
established on 15 February 1919 with operating c a p i t a l of $ 100,000
to purchase farm products and supplies and to buy or l e a s e r e a l
e s t a t e or o t h e r items p e r t a i n i n g to farming. The board of
d i r e c t o r s employs a general manager who is responsible for the
daily operations of the exchange. Dividends from p r o f i t s are
d i s t r i b u t e d t o stockholders.
Source: Delaware ( Ohio) Farmers Exchange Records, MSS 724, the
Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society.
Scope and content: The Delaware ( Ohio) Farmers Exchange Records
consist of three- quarters cubic foot of minutes, dated 1919 t o
1963. The minutes h i g h l i g h t the board of d i r e c t o r s e f f o r t s to
procure farm r e l a t e d supplies or land necessary f o r the exchange's
operations. Also contained i n the minutes a r e f i n a n c i a l and audit
r e p o r t s , names of e l e c t e d o f f i c e r s , and stock s a l e s and purchases.
After 1950 the minutes become more concise. No documentation on
issues e f f e c t i n g the farming industry or the exchange is extant i n
the c o l l e c t i o n .
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