The Ben L. Robinson Farm Journals consist of account journals for family farms and ranches operated by Ben L. Robinson and his father, Carl Robinson. The journals document a variety of household and farm expenses as well as the sales of cream, eggs, and other farm products and reflect the Robinson family's agricultural work at four properties in the vicinity of the towns of Cove and Imbler in northeast Oregon. In addition to raising dairy cattle and pigs, the Robinsons cultivated wheat, hay, grass seed, peas, oats, and other crops. One of the journals is an inventory listing the farm's livestock and their value.
The bulk of the journals were created by Ben L. Robinson; the journal for 1929-1933 was prepared by his father, Carl Robinson. There are no journals in the collection for the 10-year period (1933-1942) around Carl Robinson's death in 1936.