Guide to the Yakima Cooperative Association Records 1934-1967
Cage 183

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Yakima Cooperative Association
Title
Yakima Cooperative Association Records
ID
Cage 183
Date [inclusive]
1934-1967
Extent
500.0 items.
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Minutes of regular and special executive sessions, minutes of annual meetings, financial reports, articles of incorporation, by-laws, reports and some correspondence of a Yakima farmers'cooperative dealing in petroleum products, farm equipment and supplies. Included is financial correspondence (1934-1938), of its predecessor, Farm Bureau Services, Inc.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 183, Yakima Cooperative Association Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Yakima Cooperative Association was originally incorporated in August, 1934 under the name Farm Bureau Services, Inc. Farm Bureau Services, Inc. was created by a local group of farmers as a non-profit, non-stock cooperative to provide needed merchandise such as petroleum products, farm equipment and general supplies to the farmers of Yakima and Benton Counties. The Farm Bureau Services, Inc. opened its doors for business in May, 1935. The organization was sold to the Yakima Cooperative Association in March, 1938.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Yakima Cooperative Association contain the minutes and business records of the association for the period 1934-1967.

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Arrangement note

They were arranged into two series: Minutes and Correspondence. The "Minutes" Series contains minutes of regular and special executive sessions and annual meetings, financial reports, articles of incorporation and by-laws (including by-laws for both organizations), reports and some correspondence. All of the material in the "Minutes" Series has been photocopied from originals retained by the organization. The "Minutes" Series was arranged chronologically and covers the period 1934-1967. A "Correspondence" Series includes financial dealings of the predecessor organization, from the period February, 1936 through May, 1938. The "Correspondence" Series retains its original order, that is, roughly chronological.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1977

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the Yakima Cooperative Association of Yakima, Washington were donated to the Washington State University Library in June, 1977 by Mr. William Lampe of the Association. (77-38)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Farm Bureau Services, Inc.
  • Yakima Cooperative Association--Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Lampe, William. WaPS

Subject(s)

  • Agricultural cooperative credit associations--Washington (State)--Records and correspondence
  • Agriculture
  • Farm equipment--Washington (State)--Yakima--Marketing
  • Petroleum products--Washington (State)--Yakima--Marketing
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Minutes of regular and special executive sessions and annual meetings, articles of incorporation and by-laws, financial reports, some correspondence. (Photocopies) 

Box Folder

Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws and initial advertising/press coverage 1934-1935   18

1 1

 August 14 1934-January 12 1938   28

1 2

 March 22 1938-December 13 1940   62

1 3

 January 13-December 31 1941   22

1 4

 January 9-December 12 1942   19

1 5

 January 11 1943-February 28 1944   22

1 6

 December 11 1944-December 29 1950   45

1 7

 April 2 1951-December 21 1955   33

1 8

 February 21 1956-December 28 1960   61

1 9

 January 25 1961-January 26 1967   87

1 10

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Correspondence: 

Box Folder

 February 1936-May 1938   99

1 11

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