Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Ormsby Farm Records,

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Ormsby Farm Records,
Creator: Ormsby, Russell.
Inclusive dates: 1930-1975, and undated
Extent: 2 cubic feet (in 2 boxes)
Abstract:
The collection includes financial records, photographs, and reports of the Ormsby dairy farm.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# 2818

Access Restrictions:

Ormsby Farm Records are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Ormsby Farm Records, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical and chronological.


History

Biography:

Roy and Grace E. Ormsby owned and operated a dairy farm in Windsor Township (Eaton County, Michigan), 1930-1935. In 1936 they moved to 4623 E. Taft Rd., Saint Johns (Clinton County, Michigan) and farmed at what was called Ormsby Farms through the 1960s. Eventually Roy farmed with Russell Ormsby, who was listed at the same address in the 1970s and 1980s. Russell also farmed sometimes with Dean Ormsby. In 1974, Roy and Grace were listed as retired and living in Saint Johns. All the Ormsby were probably related but no further information is available to prove it. (This information is from the collection and the Saint John’s directory, 1974.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes mostly financial reports, such as: expense and income reports, 1957-1964; comparison of annual farm business reports, 1930-1938; inventory reports, 1964-1975; and farm account books, 1930-1948, undated. Two aerial photographs of the farms are also included. Many of the financial records and forms are from Michigan State University’s Cooperative Extension Services or Main-In program.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Ormsby, Russell.
    • Ormsby, Roy.
    • Ormsby family.
    • Michigan State University.
    • Dairy farming--Michigan.
    • Diary farming--Economic aspects--Michigan.
    • Diary farmers--United States--History--20th century.
    • Clinton County (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Ormsby Farm Records. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Census of Agriculture, 1969
    Box   1 F   2
    Comparison of Annual Farm Business Reports, 1930-1938
    Box   1 F   3
    DHIA and Owner Sampler Records, 1964-1970
    Box   1 F   4
    Expenses and Income Reports, 1957-1964
    Box   1 F   5
    Expenses and Income Reports, 1957-1958
    Box   1 F   6
    Expenses and Income Reports, 1959
    Box   1 F   7
    Expenses and Income Reports, 1960
    Box   1 F   8
    Expenses and Income Reports, 1961
    Box   1 F   9
    Expenses and Income Reports, 1962
    Box   1 F   10
    Farm Account Books, 1930
    Box   1 F   11
    Farm Account Books (folder 1 of 2), 1932
    Box   1 F   12
    Farm Account Books (folder 2 of 2, no 1933), 1932
    Box   1 F   13
    Farm Account Books, 1934
    Box   1 F   14
    Farm Account Books, 1935
    Box   1 F   15
    Farm Account Books, 1936
    Box   1 F   16
    Farm Account Books, 1937
    Box   1 F   17
    Farm Account Books, 1938
    Box   1 F   18
    Farm Account Books, 1939
    Box   1 F   19
    Farm Account Books, no 1940-1941, 1942
    Box   1 F   20
    Farm Account Books, 1943
    Box   1 F   21
    Farm Account Books, 1944
    Box   1 F   22
    Farm Account Books, 1945
    Box   1 F   23
    Farm Account Books, 1946
    Box   1 F   24
    Farm Account Books, 1947
    Box   1 F   25
    Farm Account Books, 1948
    Box   1 F   26
    Farm Account Books, undated
    Box   1 F   27
    Farm Inventory Book, 1962
    Box   1 F   28
    Farm Personal Property Statement, 1963-1965
    Box   1 F   29
    Income Tax Information, 1941-1964 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   30
    Miscellaneous, undated
    Box   1 F   31
    Photographs of Farms, undated
    Box   1 F   32
    Soil and Water Conservation Plan, 1962
    Box   2 F   1
    Financial Inventory Reports (folder 1 of 2), 1964
    Box   2 F   2
    Financial Inventory Reports (folder 2 of 2, no 1965-1966), 1964
    Box   2 F   3
    Financial Inventory Reports, 1967-1968
    Box   2 F   4
    Financial Inventory Reports, 1969
    Box   2 F   5
    Financial Inventory Reports, 1970
    Box   2 F   6
    Financial Inventory Reports, 1971
    Box   2 F   7
    Financial Inventory Reports, 1972
    Box   2 F   8
    Financial Inventory Reports, 1973
    Box   2 F   9
    Financial Inventory Reports, 1974
    Box   2 F   10
    Financial Inventory Reports, 1975