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Kentucky Patrons of Husbandry records
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
Arranged by type of material, then chronologically.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Kentucky Patrons of Husbandry records, 1873-1939, 1M66M10, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
18 volumes, 36 pieces.
The Patrons of Husbandry is a national farmers' organization, founded originally for social and educational purposes, from which sprang the Granger movement, an effort by farmers of the 1860's and 1870's to correct economic abuses through cooperative enterprise and political action. Local units (called granges) became increasingly active politically as members sought legislative and judicial remedies for their economic plight. The national movement's political activity peaked in 1875, but the Patrons of Husbandry and its granges continue to support the political and economic goals of farmers, and serve their original function as a social organization as well. The Church Hill Grange was founded in September, 1873, and became noted locally for its stock sales.
This is a collection of records belonging to several Kentucky granges, particularly the Church Hill Grange, in Christian County, Ky. Included from the Church Hill Grange are minute books, stock sales account books, a membership roll, secretaries' records, receipts and expenditures, badges, symbols, an embosser and miscellaneous other items, including a photograph of the surviving charter members taken in 1895. There are also records present from several other granges: minutes from the Garrettsburg and Flat Lick granges, and a receipt book for Christian County Grange No. 34.