The Syford family collection consists of forty-seven manuscript boxes of material arranged in eight series: 1) Correspondence, 1856-1965; 2) Business and financial records, 1880-1962;
3) Diaries and journals, 1870-1963; 4) Genealogy and biography; 5) Printed matter; 6) Manuscripts; 7) Organizations; 8) Miscellany.
The bulk of this material relates to the business and personal affairs of the Syford family. The business papers relate to farming and to the raising of purebred Aberdeen-Angus steers. There are farm accounts, notations of agricultural expenses, land credits, tax receipts and other associated documents. Correspondence relates to DeWitt N. and Amanda Syford and their ch