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Collection 2111 - Hobart D. Myrick Papers, 1901-1970

Creator: : Myrick, Hobart D.

Provenance Note: Records and papers created or collected by H. D. Myrick were given to the MSU Libraries by Dr. Dana Myrick of Bozeman, MT in November of 1972.

Historical Note: Hobart D. Myrick was born in Martelle, Iowa in 1879. He moved to Montana in 1909 with his wife, Mabel, and in 1911 took up residence at his homestead in Square Butte. While living in Square Butte, Myrick established the Square Butte Elevator Company and served as the company's president for 20 years. He served as a financial officer for the Methodist Church in nearby Geraldine, was a part of the Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association, and had some interest in the Equity Cooperative Association. In 1950 Myrick moved to Bozeman, Montana where he would reside until his death in December of 1973.

Content Description Note: This collection is organized into two series, the first dealing with the operation of Myrick's ranch at Square Butte, MT. In addition to some personal correspondence series one also includes records dealing with Myrick family genealogy, and various Geraldine, Montana institutions such as the Methodist Church, Equity Cooperative Association, and Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association. Series two includes very detailed financial records pertaining to Myrick's creation and presidency of the Square Butte Elevator Co.

Contents

Series 1 Ranch and Personal Papers, 1901-1970
Series 2 Square Butte Elevator Company Records, 1929-1944

Series 1: Ranch and Personal Papers, 1901-1970

Series 1 covers the personal and some business interests of H.D. Myrick. Included are ledgers, cards, and inventory books that cover almost every aspect of the ranch's operation. Also found in this series are more limited collections of Myrick's interests including his involvement with a number of other organizations: financial records from the Methodist Church of Geraldine, stock and correspondence regarding the Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association, and ledgers from the Equity Cooperative Association. There is little personal correspondence in this collection, but included are letters to and from James C. Zanto, the man Myrick leased his ranch to when he moved to Bozeman. This series is arranged with ranch papers, personal finance, personal correspondence, and genealogy files preceding those dealing with the Farmer's Union Grain Terminal Assocation and the Equity Cooperative Association.

Box 1
1. Ranch Activity Ledger, 1917-1920
2. Ranch Activity Ledger, 1920-1925
3. Ranch Activity Ledger, 1926-1930
4. Ranch Activity Ledger, 1930-1935
5. Ranch Activity Ledger, 1936-1941
6. Ranch Activity Ledger, 1941-1944

Box 2
1. Ranch Activity Ledger, 1945-1950
2. Ranch Activity Ledger, 1950-1959
3. Ranch Activity Ledger, 1960-1964
4. Ranch Activity Ledger, 1965-1970

Box 3
1. Annual Statements, 1901-1913
2. Annual Statements, 1914-1929
3. Annual Statements, 1929-1942
4. Inventory Book, 1937-1944
5. Bond and Miscellaneous Ledger, 1941-1965
6. H.D. Myrick Land Purchased in Fergus County, 1911
7. H.D. Myrick Ranch Profits, 1956-1964
8. H.D. Myrick Lease of Ranch to James C. Zanto, 1969
9. H.D. Myrick Correspondence: Letter to James C. Zanto, Eberhard Myrick, 1969
10. H.D. Myrick Correspondence: Letters Received from James C. Zanto, 1969
11. Myrick, Charles Theodore and Theresa Peet Myrick Family Tree
12. Community Methodist Church of Geraldine, MT Financial Papers, 1947-1953
13. Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association: Stock and Correspondence, 1939-1944
14. Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association: Stock and Correspondence, 1939-1944
15. Equity Cooperative Association of Geraldine, MT: Ledgers, 1934-1944
16. Equity Cooperative Association of Geraldine, MT: Ledgers, 1934-1944
17. Equity Cooperative Association of Geraldine, MT: Ledgers, 1934-1944
18. Equity Cooperative Association of Geraldine, MT: Ledgers, 1934-1944

Box 4
Financial Activity Cards, 1908-1965

Box 5
Financial Activity Cards, 1908-1965

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Series 2: Square Butte Elevator Company Records, 1929-1944

Series 2 of the Myrick Papers deals exclusively with the Square Butte Elevator Company, a business Myrick founded and served as president until its incorporation into the Cooperative Elevator of Square Butte. Included are ledgers, audit reports, articles of incorporation and other information on the company and its employees. When the Square Butte Elevator Company was absorbed into the Cooperative Elevator of Square Butte, Myrick maintained both stock and interest in the new company so there are some pieces dealing with the new Cooperative. The contents of this series are arranged primarily in chronological order across two boxes to show the progression of the company up until it was absorbed into the Co-op.

Box 6
1. Square Butte Elevator Co. Audit Reports, 1929-30-31
2. Square Butte Elevator Co. Audit Reports, 1932-33-34
3. Square Butte Elevator Co. Audit Reports, 1935-36-38
4. Square Butte Elevator Co. Audit Reports, 1939-40-41
5. Square Butte Elevator Co. Audit Reports, 1942-43-44
6. Square Butte Elevator Co. Minutes of Proceedings, 1928-1946
7. Square Butte Elevator Co. Ledger, 1931-1941
8. Square Butte Elevator Co. Social Security Info, 1943-1945
9. Square Butte Elevator Co. Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, 1928-1930

Box 7
1. Square Butte Elevator Co. Miscellaneous Financial Records, 1938-1946
2. Square Butte Elevator Co. Miscellaneous Financial Records, 1938-1946
3. Square Butte Elevator Co. Proxies and Receipts for Stock Sold, 1944
4. Square Butte Elevator Co. Stock Certificates, 1944
5. Square Butte Elevator Co. Stock Certificates, 1944
6. Square Butte Elevator Co. Stock Certificates, 1944
7. Square Butte Elevator Co. Reorganization, 1944
8. Cooperative Elevator of Square Butte Income Tax Papers, 1944
9. Cooperative Elevator of Square Butte By-Laws, Instruction for Organization, Minutes of Proceedings (1st meeting), 1944

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Updated: 2/12/10