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Title Ivon and Carrie Spurgeon Papers
Call Number MSS 421
Extent 1 box
Dates of Creation ca. 1920-1969
Creator Ivon Spurgeon
Scope & Content The records included in the collection span the 1920's through the 1960's. They show a fairly good snapshot of what life was like for regular farmers in this part of the country during that time period as can be seen through a variety of financial records such as tax forms and reciepts for purchases for the farm. There is an especially interesting but of correspondence from First Citizens Bank in Barnesville which was settling with the Spurgeon's after the bank had to close during the Great Depression.
Admin/Biographical History Ivon and Carrie Spurgeon were farmers from Baker, Minnesota which is located in Clay County.
Subjects Great Depression
Farming
Baker (Minn.)
Financial records
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Containers Bank Statements, books, 1936-1961
Citizen's State Bank Barnesville Closure, 1929-1930
Correspondence, 1931-1966
County Taxes, 1938-1955
Daybooks/Notebooks, 1928-1942
Farmer's Cooperative Oil Company, 1951
Funeral Programs, 1950-1965
House of Gurney – WVOX Radio, 1939
Insurance, 1929-1940
Internal Revenue Service, 1941-1944
Medical Expenses, 1927-1938
Membership Cards, 1914, 1955
Minnesota Valley Breeder's Association, undated
Office of Price Administration, 1945
Receipts, 1945
Red River Valley Co-op, 1943
United States Department of Agriculture, 1941-1957
Scrapbook, 1945