Dziekanowski Farm Papers, 1933-2001

Abstract


This collection contains papers relating to the Dziekanowski family and their former farm in North Amherst.

Biographical Note


Chester Sr. (1897-1990) and Rose (Wysocki) Dziekanowski (1903-1968) purchased the farm in 1932 and built a successful commercial dairy operation.  They had two sons: Chester Jr. (1938-2004), who became a Professor of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and Edwin (1940-2014), who remained on the farm after his father passed.  The Dziekanowski heirs sold the property to the North Amherst Community Farm in 2005, who then leased the property to Simple Gifts Farm on a long-term lease.

Scope and Contents


This collection primarily contains financial records from the Dziekanowski farm, formerly located on North Pleasant Street in Amherst.  There is also one box of personal items, including family correspondence, personal papers, World War II ration books, and photographs.

Extent


10 linear feet (10 file boxes), and 1 oversized folder

Access Restrictions


This collection is open for research.

Provenance​


This collection was donated by Patricia Holland in 2009.

Preferred Citation


Dziekanowski Farm Papers, Special Collections, Jones Library, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Processing information


Mark Umstot began processing the collection in 2019-2020 and it was completed by Cyndi Harbeson and Katherine Whitcomb in 2020.

Arrangement


The collection is arranged alphabetically with the personal documents first (Box 1) and the farm and financial documents following (Boxes 2-10).

Collection Inventory


Box Title/Description Date
1 Acts, Schedules & Applications 1973-1974
1 Correspondence from Chester Jr.  
1 Correspondence to Antonina Wysocka from Bronislava Parzych  
1 Correspondence to Chester Jr. & Edwin Dziekanowski  
1 Correspondence to Chester Dziekanowski, Jr.  
1 Correspondence to Chester Dziekanowski, Sr.  
1 Correspondence to Dziekanowski family
1 Correspondence to Edwin Dziekanowski
1 Correspondence to Jean Kieras from Chester Dziekanowski, Jr.
1 Correspondence to Rose Dziekanowski
1 Dairy Farm Inspection reports
Oversized Dziekanowski, Chester Jr. - Photographs   
1 Dziekanowski family/farm, WWII
1 Dziekanowski farm - Misc. documents
1 Funeral & burial - Rose Dziekanowski 1966-1969
1 Insurance 1968-1969
1 Inventory 1983
1 Invitations & Thank You notes
1 Leases
1 Medical documents 1974-1986
1 Memorial Mass cards 1933-2002
1 Memos & notes 1968-1987
1 Notices of yields and acreage bases 1982-1984
Perpetual enrollments 1968-1975
1 Personal items - Chester Dziekanowski, Jr.  
Personal items - Chester Dziekanowski, Sr.  
1 Personal items - Edwin Dziekanowski  
1 Personal items - Rose Dziekanowski  
1 Personal items - other family members  
1 Photographs  
Quality milk control 1981-1982
Recipe book - includes birthday lists  
1 Selective Service deferments 1964-1971
Bank statements 1935-1972
3 Bank statements 1973-1980
4 Bank statements 1981, 1985
4 Bills 1953, 1954, 1996
4 Breeding Receipts 1954, 1976-1980
4 Farm account books 1944-1998
5 Financial notes 1930s-1940s
5 Income notes 1987
5 Receipts 1926-1955 June
6 Receipts July 1955-Dec 1967
7 Receipts 1968-1971
8 Receipts 1972-1976
9 Receipts 1977-Nov 2001
10 Statements and receipts 1943-1983
10 Statements 1968-1969
10 Tax documents 1940-1955
10 Tax documents 1985-1986
10  Tax returns for employees 1969-1977
10 Wage notes 1983-1988
10 AAA Committeeman's record book  
10 Account book 1952-1955
10 Cash book 1931-1935
10 Cash book 1945-1955
10 Cash & bill book  
10  Farm account books 1987, 1990-1992
10 Farmer's pocket ledger 1935-1936
10 Journal 1936-1943
10 Ledger 1947-1952
10 National family budget book 1934
10 Record book 1984-2000