Green Farms records, 1831-1965 (bulk: 1890-1965)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Green Farms records, 1831-1965 (bulk: 1890-1965)
Creator
Green Farms
Extent
61 linear ft.
Subjects
Business and Industry
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
The family and history records of Green Farms in Grayson County, Kentucky, document how a small farm developed into a major mercantile enterprise. Green Farms developed major holdings not only in agriculture, but also lumbering, milling, banking, and stockbreeding. Its records are a microcosm of marketing and distribution methods and other developments in Kentucky agriculture in the late 19th and early 20th century. The records include chiefly business correspondence, account books and other administrative records, and legal documents relating to loans, investments, and land purchases, together with personal correspondence and photographs of the Green family. There are also oral history interviews with five persons associated with Green Farms.