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Wampler business records

Wampler business records, 1918-1972
Wampler business records
Inclusive dates
  • This collection contains correspondence, reports, photographs, business documents, financial statements, and other documents that relate to the businesses of Charles Wampler Sr. (Wampler Feed and Seed Company) and son, Charles Wampler Jr. (Wampler Food Incorporated). The collection spans 1918 to 1972 with the majority of the material dated between 1940-1960
  • The Wampler Family Business Records, 1918-1972, consists of 12.3 linear feet of material documenting Wampler Foods Incorporated. The collection features personal and business correspondence of Charles Wampler Jr. and Charles Wampler Sr. and includes bound ledgers, financial documents, print material, reports, memoranda and pictures. The collection is arranged chronologically by topic in eleven series. Series include: Administrative files, Correspondence, Date books, Farm ledgers, Financial papers, Philanthropic and professional organizations, Photographs, Press and advertising files, Print and ephemera, and Reports and studies
Biographical or historical data
  • The Wampler family emerged upon the American poultry industry in the early twentieth century changing the industry practices and beliefs. As a result of their success, the Wamplers became one of the most influential families in Rockingham County, Virginia and helped the Shenandoah Valley garner the moniker, "Turkey Capital of the Nation."
  • Charles W. Wampler, and later his son, Charles Jr., revolutionized the poultry industry with innovations to every step of production, from egg to market.
Cataloging source
Wampler business records
Series I. Administrative files, 1937-1972 ; Series II. Correspondence, 1918-1971 ; Series III. Date books, 1939-1965 ; Series IV. Farm ledgers, 1932-1951 ; Series V. Financial papers, 1941-1971 ; Series VI. Philanthropic and professional organizations, 1939-1971 ; Series VII. Photographs, 1947-1962 ; Series VIII. Press and advertising files, 1920-1963 ; Series IX. Print and ephemera, 1929-1971 ; Series X. Reports and studies, 1927-1969 ; Series XI. Business and organization lists, 1941-1967.
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Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
32 boxes; 12.3 linear feet.
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Donated by Barbara W. Melby and Lawrence D. Bowers in May of 2009.

Library Locations

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