The Resource Elizabeth "Libby" Custer Papers

Elizabeth "Libby" Custer Papers

Label
Elizabeth "Libby" Custer Papers, 1930s-1997
Title
Elizabeth "Libby" Custer Papers
Inclusive dates
1930s-1997
Title variation
Libby Custer papers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Elizabeth "Libby" Custer Collection, c.1930's-1997, consists of 1/2 Hollinger box (.209 linear feet) of business and personal records relating to the Custer family business, Virginia Valley Processors, Inc., of Hinton, Virginia. The collection is arranged in three series: Account books, Publications and clippings, and Digitized material. Includes seven issues of the Wampler Foods, Inc. publication "Turkey Talk"
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Biographical or historical data
Elizabeth "Libby" Custer was born on March 27, 1913 in Dayton, Virginia to Charles and Sadie Wampler. The Wampler family has been one of the most influential families in the Rockingham County, Virginia, area. Charles Wampler was a pioneer in poultry raising and was considered the founder of the modern turkey industry. One of nine children, Libby worked in the family business from a young age. In 1934, Libby married Harry Lawson Custer and continued working with him in their poultry processing business, Virginia Valley Processors, Inc.
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Elizabeth "Libby" Custer Papers
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/2002Custer.aspx
Arrangement
Series I. Account books, 1951-1955 ; Series II. Publications and clippings, 1939-1997 ; Series III. Digitized materials, c.1930s-1960s.
Control code
466135338
Extent
1/2 Hollinger box; 209 linear feet, and digital images.
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Libby Custer, April, 2008.
Note
In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 2002.

Library Locations

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