Rome Cheese Manufacturing Association Collection,1863-1951

Collection Number: 2101

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Rome Cheese Manufacturing Association collection, 1863-1951.
Collection Number:
2101
Quantity:
73 pieces.
Forms of Material:
Articles of incorporation, a stock certificate, accounts, minutes, reports, programs, periodicals, newspaper clippings, a bibliography, and other papers.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes a typescript copy of the articles of incorporation (March 1863) of the Association, which succeeded the operation begun by Jesse Williams in 1851; a stock certificate and receipt for a stock subscription payment (2 35 mm. slides, 1863); photostats (1868-1888) of David Williams' accounts with the Rome Cheese Manufacturing Association for making and boxing cheeses, minutes of stockholders' meetings, and treasurer's reports; also programs, periodicals, newspaper clippings, and a bibliography concerning cheese manufacturing, the R.C.M.A. and the Cheese Centennial held in 1951.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes a typescript copy of the articles of incorporation (March 1863) of the Association, which succeeded the operation begun by Jesse Williams in 1851; a stock certificate and receipt for a stock subscription payment (2 35 mm. slides, 1863); photostats (1868-1888) of David Williams' accounts with the Rome Cheese Manufacturing Association for making and boxing cheeses, minutes of stockholders' meetings, and treasurer's reports; also programs, periodicals, newspaper clippings, and a bibliography concerning cheese manufacturing, the R.C.M.A. and the Cheese Centennial held in 1951.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Williams, David.
Williams, Jesse, 1798-1864.
Rome Cheese Manufacturing Association.

Subjects:
Cheese factories--New York (State)--Rome.
Cheese industry--New York (State)--Rome.

Places:
Rome (N.Y.)--Economic conditions.
Oneida County (N.Y.)--Economic conditions.

Form and Genre Terms:
Minutes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Rome Cheese Manufacturing Association collection, #2101. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
David Williams in account with Rome Cheese Co.
Box 1
July 1868 - boxing cheese, "hogs to whey," etc.
Box 1
Apr. 1870 .
Box 1
May-Dec. 1870 - boxing cheese, making, cutting; whey; rennets, lumber, coal, "bandages."
Box 1
June-Aug.; June 1, 1872.
Box 1
Mar.-Dec. 1872.
Box 1
May-Dec. 1874.
Box 1
June-Dec. 1876.
Box 1
May-Nov. 1877.
Box 1
May-Dec. 1880.
Box 1
Stockholders of R.C. Mfging Assoc. met on Jan. 12, 1875 and organized trustees appointed - officers elected - notation on reverse side of piece re: withholding report from public, 1877 (penciled copy?).
Treasurer's Reports
Box 1
July 1885 .
Box 1
Aug. 1887 - amount of milk required for a pound of cheese is noted.
Box 1
Apr. 1888 .
Box 1
Bibliography on cheese mfg. (carbon copy).
Box 1
Program for America's Cheese Centennial, 1851- 1951 (three copies).
Box 1
Newspaper clippings from Rome Daily Sentinel re: Rome cheese mfg. and centennial, 1922, 1935, 1951 (15 pieces).
Box 1
Two issues of The Kraftsman, May-June 1951 and June-July 1951 .
Box 1
Menlo Park and Edison Institute Museum and Village, Apr. 1961 (unrelated pamphlets).
Two 35 mm. slides of the following cheese factory items, originals of which are in Rome Historical Society--Fort Stanwix Museum:
Box 1
R.C.M.A. stock certificate, Mar. 1863.
Box 1
Receipt for sum paid on stock subscription; signed by Jesse Williams, Treasurer.
Box 1
Typescript carbon copy of articles of association of R.C.M.A., Mar. 23, 1863 .
Box 1
Photostatic copies (36 pcs.) of the two lead stories on the Williams Cheese Factory, appearing in the Rome Daily Sentinel of June 1, 1951 .
Box 1
Second Annual Report of the New York State Cheese Manufacturer's Association, with Accompanying Papers, &c., for the Year 1864. Utica, N.Y.: Roberts, 1865 . 171 pp. pamphlet (originally in: A.D. White Papers, #1-2-2, Box 241).