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Guide to the Standard Dairy Company, Wallace, Idaho Records ; Standard Dairy Company, Wallace, Idaho Records

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Guide to the Standard Dairy Company, Wallace, Idaho Records 1886-1938

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Records
Creator: Standard Dairy Company, Wallace, Idaho
Dates: 1886-1938
Quantity: 4.5 cubic feet
Abstract: Minutes of stockholders' and directors' meetings, correspondence and financial records.
Identification: MG066
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The material in this record group follows the original arrangement of the material with one exception, the financial statements and balance sheets were transferred from the alphabetical file to the financial file. All of the original folder headings were retained.

Scope and Content

The records of the Standard Dairy span the years 1886 to 1938, with the bulk of the papers covering the years the dairy was in operation, 1921 to 1938. The earlier records are those of the Osborn Ranch.

The papers include records of stockholders and directors meetings, correspondence, income tax returns, financial statements, ledgers, dairy route journals, a payroll ledger, check stub books, and voucher registers.

This is one of several record groups in the University of Idaho Special Collections Department which documents the business involvements of the Day family of Wallace.


Biographical/Administrative History

The Standard Dairy Company of Wallace, Idaho, was incorporated under the laws of the State of Idaho on December 27, 1920. In addition to the obvious purpose of producing and selling dairy products, the first purpose stated in the by-laws is the acquisition and disposition of land.

The company began with $100,000 in capital stock of which only 75 shares were subscribed, 25 shares each to Charles R. Mowery, Robert M. Jones, and Edward F. Gentry. Most of the remaining shares were traded to Edward Gentry, Eleanor Day Boyce, and Eugene Day for land and dairy stock, particularly Eugene Day's Osborn ranch which formed the nucleus of the dairy.

At the first stockholder's meeting in January 1921, Eugene Day was elected president, Edward Gentry vice president and manager, and P.J. Maggy, secretary-treasurer. After Eugene's death in 1923 Gentry became president and Henry Day the vice president.

By December 1938 the Day family, which owned 58% of the stock, decided they wanted to quit the dairy business while Gentry, the remaining shareholder wanted to continue. It was decided to liquidate the company and divide the property among the shareholders in proportion to their interest in the corporation. Gentry was given the diary farm, equipment, and livestock, while the Days received the land not connected with the dairy business.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Government and Politics
Idaho
Photographs

Standard Dairy Company (Wallace, Idaho)

Dairy plants -- Idaho -- Wallace -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the Standard Dairy Company were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Henry L. Day in September 1971.

Processing Information

Additional materials were added during the processing of the Day Mines group of records, 1988-1992.

Duplicate carbon copies of typed material, e.g. minutes and financial statements, were discarded. In cases where ledgers and journals contained the same information the journal was discarded. In all about 0.5 cubic feet of material was removed.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Organizational Records 1886-1938
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1/11/1Osborn Ranch - Abstract of Title 1886-1913 1 item
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1/21/2By-laws - Standard Dairy Company 1921 1 item
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1/3-191/3-19Records of Stockholders and Directors meetings 1921-1938 287 items
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1/201/20Bound book of minutes 1921-1938 1 item
Series II. Alphabetical Office Files 1921-1938
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1/211/21Annual licenses 1920/1921-1938/1939 76 items
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1/221/22Appraisement of Standard Dairy Co. by General Appraisal Company 1937 1 item
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1/231/23Attachments, Writs of 1922-1928 6 items
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1/24-251/24-25A-B Correspondence 1921-1938 29 items
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1/261/26Canyon Creek Dairy 1923-1924 3 items
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1/271/27Contracts - Sale of land 1935-1938 36 items
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1/281/28C Correspondence 1921-1938 110 items
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1/291/29Dead accounts undated 1 item
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1/301/30Department of Agriculture 1921-1931 10 items
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1/311/31Description of property owned undated 4 items
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1/32-331/32-33D-E Correspondence 1921-1938 80 items
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1/341/34Forms undated 3 items
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1/351/35F Correspondence 1921-1938 46 items
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1/361/36Gale McNett Purchase 1923 3 items
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1/371/37Gentry spur 1928 1 item
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1/381/38G Correspondence 1921-1930 17 items
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1/391/39Hartford Accident & Indemnity 1925-1931 22 items
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1/401/40Holstein Friesian Association 1921-1927 27 items
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1/411/41H Correspondence 1921-1934 86 items
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1/421/42Industrial Accident Board 1921-1923 5 items
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1/431/43Inventory book 1921-1938 1 item
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1/44-491/44-49I-N Correspondence 1921-1938 196 items
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1/501/50Orangeade contract 1936 1 item
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1/511/51O Correspondence 1925-1937 14 items
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2/522/52Photographs undated 8 items
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2/532/53Press Times Publishing Company undated 3 items
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2/542/54Printing blocks undated 2 items
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2/552/55P Correspondence 1925-1938 38 items
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2/562/56Reems fire loss 1926 23 items
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2/572/57R Correspondence 1921-1937 38 items
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2/582/58Social Securities legislation 1937 16 items
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2/592/59Solicitation & collection letters 1930-1936 11 items
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2/602/60State milk law 1926-1932 6 items
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2/612/61State of Idaho 1921-1930 16 items
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2/622/62Stock certificate book 1921-1938 1 item
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2/632/63Stock journal and ledger 1921-1932 1 item
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2/642/64S Correspondence 1921-1936 145 items
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2/652/65Trucks - certificates of title 1928-1936 3 items
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2/662/66T Correspondence 1921-1930 24 items
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2/672/67University of Idaho 1929-1930 2 items
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2/68-692/68-69U-V Correspondence 1921-1938 24 items
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2/702/70Washington Water Power rights of way 1925 2 items
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2/71-722/71-72W-Z Correspondence 1922-1938 99 items
Series III. Financial Records 1911-1938
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2/732/73Income tax - Employees 1921-1934 13 items
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2/74-772/74-77Corporate income tax returns 1921-1938 58 items
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2/782/78Capital stock returns 1922-1926 5 items
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2/79-812/79-81Financial statements and balance sheets 1921-1938 150 items
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2.5/822.5/82Check stub books 1921-1932 15 items
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3/83-843/83-84General ledgers 1921-1938 2 items
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3/85-873/85-87Dairy route journals 1932-1938 3 items
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os/88os/88Payroll ledger 1911-1938 1 item
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os/89-93os/89-93Voucher registers 1921-1938 5 items

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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