Cooperative Consumers' Society Records,1936-1982

Collection Number: 1689

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cooperative Consumers' Society records, 1936-1982.
Collection Number:
1689
Creator:
Cooperative Consumers' Society (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Quantity:
17.7 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Minutes, correspondence, pamphlets, reports, photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Materials relating to the activities of the Cooperative Consumers' Society, including records pertaining to store management, cooperation, volunteers, personnel, expansion, planning, construction, reopening, and other subjects. Also included are minutes and reports of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee; Education Committee materials; "Trade Winds," an employee publication; copies of the "Co-op Bulletin"; papers and a market survey analysis; and papers concerning the early history of the Co-op.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Cooperative Consumers' Society, Inc. was a cooperative food store in Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York. It was incorporated in 1936, after having been called the Tompkins County Consumers Club since its inception in 1934.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Form letters, reports, announcements, by-laws, union contracts, insurance reports, financial summaries, property appraisals, stock and debentures ledgers, publicity tracts, clippings, photographs, surveys, studies, membership lists, annual reports, correspondence, and other materials relating to the activities of the Cooperative Consumers' Society, including records pertaining to store management, cooperation, volunteers, personnel, expansion, planning, construction, plans to reopen the Co-op Food Store in 1980, and other subjects. Also included are minutes and reports of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee; Education Committee correspondence, minutes, advertisements, and other materials; "Trade Winds," an employee publication; copies of the "Co-op Bulletin"; papers and a market survey analysis by Peter May; and papers concerning the early history of the Co-op, by Edward Wilson, Paul W. Gates, and Hugh Cosline.
Also includes papers written for Cornell University course, Agricultural Economics 249 and other courses using the Co-op as their subject.
Consists of collections 1689 and 1083.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cooperative Consumers' Society (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Cosline, Hugh.
Gates, Paul Wallace, 1901-
Wilson, Edward.
Tompkins County Consumers Club.

Titles:
Co-op bulletin.
Trade winds.

Subjects:
Consumer cooperatives.
Cooperative societies.
Grocery trade.
Market surveys.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Cooperative Consumers' Society records, #1689. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
Minutes of the meetings of the directors of the Co-operative Consumers' Society as well as those of various executive committees.
Box 1
Committee Reports, e.g. Store location committee, Operating Committee.
Box 1
Publicity tracts.
Box 1
Farm letters sent by the directors to the Membership.
Box 1
Financial Summaries & Insurance Reports.
Box 1
By-laws.
Box 1
Certificate of Amendment & of Increase of Capital Stock of C.C.S.
Box 1
Co-operative Consumers' Society Bulletins
Box 1
Outline of Qualifications of Applicants
Box 1
Menus of Society banquets
Box 1
A policy statement of the Education Committee - July 18, 1945 .
Box 1
Enrolled Communist & Socialist Voters of Tompkins County ( 1936-1937 .)
Correspondence
Box 1
S. L. Boothroyd, Pres., to Mr. Byron Mohrbacher, Asst. Mgr. of Store, Apr. 17, 1942
Accepts his resignation since latter feels he can't work harmoniously in store as at present organized.
Box 1
Mr. Arthur J. Pratt to Mr. Phillip A. MacEachron, Oct. 16, 1942
Box 1
Robert D. Sweet to Mr. S. L. Boothroyd, Feb. 2, 1945
Box 1
Dan A. Williams to Frank O'Connell, Feb. 5, 1945
Box 1
Dan A. Williams to S. L. Boothroyd, Feb. 5, 1945
Box 1
Alice D. Mack (for League of Women Voters) to Board of Directors of C.C.S. in care of Mrs. Emma Lokken.
Box 1
Paul W. Gates to Arthur J. Pratt, May 14, 1954
Box 2
Board of Directors Minutes
Box 3
Board of Directors Minutes
Box 4
Minutes of Operations Committee
Box 4
Minutes of Membership/Education Committee
Box 4
Annual Meeting Minutes
Box 4
Board of Directors Election Material
Box 5
Union contracts
Box 5
Trade Winds - Employee Publication Aug. 1968 - Oct. 1969
Box 5
Early Managers Financial Reports 1937-1940
Box 5
Annual Reports - 1939 , 1945 , 1947 , 1948 , 1951-52
Box 5
By-laws
Box 5
Property appraisals (1976 missing) 1968-1979
Box 5
Coop bulletins
Box 6
Education Material - 1980 reopening and 1981
Box 6
Adventure in Cooperation by Hugh Cosline
Box 6
A Report to the Cooperative Consumers Society of Ithaca by Carol & Gallant
Box 6
The Roles of Consumers Cooperatives & Supermarkets in the New York Food System by Peter May
Box 6
Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Options for a Reopened Coop Foods Store May 6, 1980
Box 6
History & Growth of the Ithaca Coop - author unknown
Box 6
Growth of a Coop Food Store by Edward Wilson
Box 6
Growth of the Coop Food Store 1948 by Paul W. Gates
Box 6
Growth of Ithaca Cooperative Consumers' Society - author unknown
Box 6
Marketing Strategy for the Coop by Peter May
Box 6
Cooperation...
Box 6
Coop Where People Get Together
Box 6
Strategy for Coop Survival Planning by Peter May
Box 6
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 6
Some Good Reasons for Trading at the Coop
Box 6
"Troika" Circumstances Create a Successful Co-op by Bob Krause
Box 6
Report on Cooperative Consumers Society of Ithaca, NY prepared for Nationwide Insurance Mar. 11, 1977
Box 6
Education Material (ads, etc.) 1980-1982
Box 6
Telephone Tree 1980
Box 6
Membership/Member Labor
Box 6
CCS Market Survey Analysis by Peter May, June 1981
Box 6
Joint Committee CSS/IRFC
Box 6
Material on Beer Referendums
Box 6
Volunteer Coordination 1980-1982
Box 6
3 Months in British Isles by Ruth Deabler
Box 6
Expansion Plans 1956-1958
Box 6
Construction 1965-1968
Box 6
Renovations 1980
Box 6
Cooperative Consumers Society Financial Trends by David Beckhorn, May 15, 1975
Box 6
Long Range Properties Planning
Box 6
Co-Operation "Of the People, By the People, and For the People"
Box 6
Rotary News Article
Box 6
Do Co-ops Pay Taxes?
Box 6
Advantages of the Co-op
Box 6
Notice to Shoppers at the Co-op
Box 6
Miscellaneous untitled reports
Box 7
Studies by students
Box 7
Surveys
Box 7
News clippings
Box 7
Lettuce and grape boycott
Box 8
Photos
Box 9
Stockholder addresses
Box 10
Stockholder addresses
Box 11
Personnel Records
Box 12
Personnel Records and Common Stock Ledgers A-B
Box 13
Common Stock Ledgers C-Mc
Box 14
Common Stock Ledgers M-Z
Box 15
Stock and Debentures Ledgers A-K
Box 16
Stock and Debentures Ledgers L-Z
Box 17
Stock and Debentures Ledgers 6%, 8% A-Z
Box 17
Dues paying members 1981