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Guide to the Mark P. Miller Milling Company Records 1940-1960

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: Mark P. Miller Milling Company
Dates: 1940-1960
Quantity: 8 Cubic Feet
Abstract:Office files, including correspondence and brochures; financial records, principally year-end reports and tax records; ledgers and other papers of this Moscow, ID, flour mill. Also included are tax-related papers of the Latah County Grain Growers, 1949-1960.
Identification: MG133
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records of the Mark P. Miller Company retain the original order of the records as received. The office files are alphabetical by subject, the financial files are separated by type of material such as accountant's reports, insurance inventory, payroll taxes, and county and state taxes. The ledgers are arranged first by type, then chronologically. The final series consists of tax related material of the Latah County Grain Growers, arranged chronologically.When individual items such as invoices or check vouchers were recorded in a journal, the individual items were removed from the collection. In cases where journals and ledgers contained the same information only the ledgers were retained. As a result, the records were reduced by approximately five cubic feet.

Scope and Content

The records of the Mark P. Miller Milling Company span the years 1940 to 1959, with the bulk of the material from the 1950's. Included are office files (primarily correspondence and brochures), financial files consisting of accountant's year-end reports and tax records, a grain ledger, and nine bound ledgers. There is also approximately one c.f. of Latah County Grain Growers tax returns and other papers for the years 1949-1960.


Administrative/Biographical History

In 1904 Mark P. Miller took over the Cochran & Sons flour mill on the corner of Jackson and 6th Street, Moscow, Idaho. The mill's chief product was Blue Stem Flour, a blend of wheat varieties which was very popular with housewives in the northwest. According to the 1903-1904 Polk directory, the steam powered roller mill had a capacity of 75 barrels a day. In 1908 the mill was converted to electricity and its capacity increased to 125 barrels, and by 1914 this capacity was doubled.

The Mark P. Miller Company was incorporated in September 1911. In 1922 Miller left Moscow for Portland where he also had flour mills and it is probably about this time that Moscow mill became a branch of Terminal Flour Mills, a Portland based firm. The company also operated a grain storage warehouse at the 6th and Jackson location and had two other warehouses in Oakesdale and Seabury, Washington. About 1959 the Moscow warehouse was sold to Latah County Grain Growers and the Washington warehouses were purchased by the Oakesdale Grain Growers.


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.

Agriculture
Busines, Industry, and labor
Idaho

Latah County Grain Growers
Mark P. Miller Milling Company -- Records

Flour mills -- Idaho -- Moscow -- History -- Sources
Grain trade -- Idaho -- Moscow -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the Mark P. Miller Milling Company of Moscow, Idaho, were donated to the University of Idaho by Palouse Producers of Moscow in March 1984.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Office Files 1948-1959
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1/11/1American Federation of Grain Millers 1956 1 item
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1/21/2B & B Manufacturing Company 1954 16 items
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1/31/3Bags - General Information 1952-1959 57 items
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1/41/4Cadillac Winch Hoiste 1957 3 items
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1/51/5California Spray Chemical Corp. 1951 2 items
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1/61/6Chamber of Commerce, Moscow 1957-1959 6 items
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1/71/7Charter Seed Company 1952-1957 68 items
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1/81/8Crites Moscow Growers 1951-1952 18 items
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1/91/9Feed, quarterly tonnage fees 1952-1958 40 items
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1/101/10Feed laws and analyses 1951-1959 32 items
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1/111/11Feed letters and data 1952-1954 6 items
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1/121/12Feed registration, etc. 1952-1959 33 items
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1/131/13Fischbein (Dave) Company 1956 5 items
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1/141/14Freight Rates - North Pacific Coast Freight Bureau 1957 1 item
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1/151/15Friden Calculating Machine Agency 1952-1959 32 items
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1/161/16Fumigant Information 1957-1958 3 items
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1/171/17George (Henry) & Sons, paid invoices, concrete for annex #262 1954 150 items
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1/181/18Grain Dryer 1956 10 items
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1/191/19Grain Grading 1950-1954 5 items
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1/201/20Great Northern Railway Company 1953-1958 5 items
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1/211/21Hot Spot Detector, Inc. 1956 5 items
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1/221/22Idaho. Department of Agriculture 1952-1958 7 items
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1/231/23Idaho. State Insurance Fund 1954 2 items
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1/241/24Idaho Public Utilities Commission 1958-1959 8 items
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1/251/25Industrial Fumigant Co. 1958 7 items
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1/261/26Inland Advertising Co. 1955 2 items
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1/271/27Inland Power & Light Co. 1955 2 items
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1/281/28Insects - Control in Grain Storage 1950-1955 6 items
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1/291/29Insurance Policies, Old 1948-1951 19 items
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1/301/30Jones Farm Chemical Co. 1954-1955 10 items
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1/311/31Latah County Extension Advisory Committee 1957-1958 7 items
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1/321/32Northern Pacific Railway Co. 1951-1958 8 items
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1/331/33Pendergrass, Spackman & Bullivant, Attorneys at Law 1955 1 item
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1/341/34Pictsweet Foods, Inc. 1950-1952 34 items
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1/351/35Price Supports - Wheat, Oats, Barley 1954-1956 49 items
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1/361/36Pure Line Seed Co. 1952 9 items
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1/371/37Reid-Strutt Company, Inc. 1955-1959 48 items
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1/381/38Rodent Control, R & M Exterminators 1959 4 items
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1/391/39Ross (J.J.) Mill Furnishings 1949-1954 17 items
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1/401/40Safflower 1954 3 items
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1/411/41Seed Data 1951-1957 51 items
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1/421/42Seed Regulations 1953-1958 7 items
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1/431/43Seed Treatment - Panogen 1952-1956 18 items
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1/441/44Seedburo Equipment Co. 1954 3 items
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1/451/45Shaw Borden Co. 1952 10 items
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1/461/46Smith (R. Robert) & Company 1951-1958 41 items
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1/471/47Smith Frozen Foods, Inc. 1952-1955 41 items
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1/481/48Soil Sterilent 1957 3 items
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1/491/49Songstad, Merle, Contractor. 1951-1952 9 items
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1/501/50Stonehard Company 1954 4 items
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1/511/51Terminal Flour Mills Co. 1951-1959 105 items
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1/521/52Terminal Storage - Loans 1958 16 items
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1/531/53Thomas (J.N.) Co. 1955-1958 8 items
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1/541/54Towmotor Lift Truck 1954 5 items
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1/551/55Union Special Sewing Machine 1956-1958 6 items
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1/561/56Van Waters & Rogers, Inc. 1953-1959 5 items
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2/572/57Wage and Hour Laws 1950-1956 10 items
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2/58-602/58-60Warehouse License, Bonds, CCC Uniform Grain Storage Agreements 1951-1959 110 items
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2/612/61Washburn-Wilson Seed Co. 1952-1955 6 items
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2/622/62Washington Water Power Company 1954
Series II. Financial Files 1940-1959
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2/63-642/63-64Accountant's Reports 1948-1959 32 items
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2/65-662/65-66Insurance Inventory 1950-1959 107 items
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2/67-682/67-68Payroll Tax Records 1951-1959 46 items
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2/692/69Latah County Taxes 1940-1959 88 items
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2/70-712/70-71Whitman County Taxes 1940-1959 194 items
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2/722/72Washington Excise Tax Returns 1946-1959 196 items
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2/732/73Capital Stock Tax 1945 1 item
Series III. Ledgers and Journals 1942-1959
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3-4/74-753-4/74-75Grain Ledger 1950/1951-1957/1958 3150 items
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os/76-77os/76-77Employment Records 1943-1958 2 items
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os/78-79os/78-79Accounts Receivable Ledger 1946-1955 2 items
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os/80os/80Payroll, 1942-1958; General Administration & Expense Ledger, 1942-1957; General Journal, 1942-1947 1
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os/81os/81Cash Received; Check Record 1942-1956 1 item
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os/82os/82General Journal, Cash Received, Check Record 1956-1958 1 item
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os/83os/83Purchases & Sales Record 1942-1958 1 item
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os/84os/84University of Idaho. Grain and Feed Deliveries 1942-1959 1 item
Series IV. Latah County Grain Growers 1949-1960
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5/855/85Fair Labor Standards Act - Unpaid Wages 1949-1951 26 items
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5/86-895/86-89Quarterly Tax Reports 1949-1950 76 items
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5/90-1105/90-110Annual Information Returns, State and Federal 1953-1960 2162 items

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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