Howard Lanan Farm Records, 1938-84
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Brief Description:

Records of the Howard Lanan 240 acre farm in Mayfield Township (Dekalb County). Recorded on Illinois Farm Account Books (1938-45) and Illinois Farm Management Service Farm Account Books (1946-84), the records contain detailed information on farm operations for each year including an inventory of land, improvements, buildings and livestock; livestock fees and sales; dairy and egg sales; machinery, equipment and automobile inventory and operating expenses; map of the farm and crop-system summary; crops raised and sold; inventory of feed, grain and supplies; cash receipts and expenses; summary of expenses including taxes and unpaid family labor; capital purchases and sales; products used on the farm and a financial business analysis summary. From 1938 to 1944, acreage was 200.  From 1969-1984, acreage owned varied from 400 to 850 acres.

The series includes copies of farm business summary reports.

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 8/4/75
Created by: Lanan, Howard
Volume: 1.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 11/29/90
Arrangement: Chronological
Subject Index
Dekalb County, Illinois
Farm Management Service
Genres/Forms of Material
Farm Accounts
Languages of Materials
English [eng]