Mohawk Valley Broom Company
Records, 1910-1922

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Quantity: 2 boxes (0.50 cubic ft.)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Unknown; found in the New York State Education Department building (warehouse), January 2014
Processed By: Manuscripts & Special Collections, July 2014

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Scope and Content Note:

The Mohawk Valley Broom Company was located in Fonda, New York, and, according to an invoice letterhead, was a “manufacturer of high grade brooms and whisks.”  Manufacturing of brooms and brushes was at one time a significant industry in Fonda and the surrounding communities. This small series of account books and ancillary papers provides a record of the cost of labor, production, and distribution as well as cash receipts from the sale of its products. 

Box and Folder List:


Box Folder / Volume Description
1 1 Cash book, 1911-1918 (150 p.; 36 cm.); includes accounts for the sale of brooms and expenses related to production
1 2 Day book, 1912-1920 (192 p.; 36 cm.); chronological record of income and expenditures
1 3 Inventory of the Mohawk Valley Broom Company, Fonda, N.Y., January 1, 1917, and related papers found in the cash book
1 4 Miscellaneous papers found in the cash book
2 3 Ledger of debit-credit accounts, 1910-1912; cash accounts, 1920 (250 p.; 33 cm.); includes accounts for the sale of brooms and expenses related to production
2 4 Time Book, 1913-1922 (ca. 200 p.; 36 cm.); roster of employees and the wages they received for the hours worked.
Last Updated: October 13, 2016