Inventory of the Farmers' Trade Union Records

Finding aid created by Manuscript Archivist Elizabeth Phillips.
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Farmers' Trade Union (Clements, Calif.)
Title: Farmers' Trade Union Records
Date: 1883-1891
Extent: 6 linear feet
Abstract: Account books, cash books, check stubs, and other records relating to the commercial activities of a farmers' supply cooperative in Clements, California.
Phyiscal location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-206
Language of Material: Collection materials in English


The Farmers' Trade Union was founded in 1883 in Clements, California to assist area farmers in cooperative farm supply purchasing.

Scope and Content

The Farmers' Trade Union Records span the years 1883-1891. The collection contains account books, cash books, check stubs, and other records relating to the commercial activities of a farmers' supply cooperative in Clements, California. The collection also includes two copies of the Farmers' Trade Union Law Book.

Related Collections

The following collection at Special Collections may also be of interest:
D-284, Poultry Producers of Central California Records, 1929-1959: This collection includes internal correspondence, membership rosters, shipment records, and promotional pamphlets related to a company established to assist poultry producers and other farmers in cooperative buying.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Farmers' Trade Union (Clements, Calif.)--Archives.
Agriculture, Cooperative--California--Clements.
Farm supplies.
Clements (Calif.)--History.


Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Elizabeth Phillips, Manuscript Archivist, processed the collection and created the finding aid.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Farmers' Trade Union Records, D-206, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, University of California, Library, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

Box/Folder 1:1

Account Balance Notes undated

Volume 3

Account Journal 1888-1889

Box/Folder 1:2

Accounts Owned by Farmers' Trade Union 1889 April

Box/Folder 1:3

Auditor's Report 1885 October 14

Box/Folder 1:4-5

Balances 1885 July 16 undated

Box/Folder 1:6

Bank Book, Stockton Savings Bank 1884-1885

Box/Folder 1:7-8

Bank Statements 1885 1890

Box/Folder 1:9-10:10, Volume 1

Cash Books 1884-1892 undated

Box/Folder 11:1-2

Credit Account Book 1884-1890

Box/Folder 11:3

Credit Balances 1885 March 16

Box/Folder 11:4-10

Credit Ledgers 1884 1889 undated

Box/Folder 11:11

Credit Ledger Balance undated

Box/Folder 11:12

Credit List undated

Box/Folder 11:13

Debt Ledger Balance 1888 October

Box/Folder 11:14

Farmers' Trade Union Law Book 1885

Physical Description: Two copies
Box/Folder 11:15-14:2

Receipt Books 1883-1890 undated

Box/Folder 14:3

Receipts 1889 August 12

Box/Folder 14:4

Scrap Paper undated

Volume 2

[Share List?] undated

Box/Folder 14:5

Statement of Farmers' Trade Union 1887 March