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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections Staff
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Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from the Harkrader Produce Company Account Books must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Harkrader Produce Company Account Books, Ms1940-014, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
The Harkrader Produce Company Account Books were aquired by Newman Library prior to 1941.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Harkrader Produce Company Account Books commenced and was completed in February, 2011.
The Harkrader Produce Company was established by Robert R. and Paul D. Hardrader at 106 North Franklin Street in Christiansburg, Virginia in the 1920s. The business seems to have been a wholesaler, emphasizing on seed, but also sold feed, fertilizer, poultry and other agricultural products. Harkrader Produce Company closed in 1973.
This collection consists of three daybooks from the Harkrader Produce Company, a Christiansburg, Virginia wholesaler of feed, seed and other agricultural products. Each volume contains entries detailing transaction dates, names of purchasers, goods purchased, and prices.