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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Hyde Park Historical Society Hyde Park Co-op Records 1915-2008

© 2010 University of Chicago Library

Acknowledgments

The Hyde Park Historical Society Hyde Park Co-op Records were processed and preserved through generous support from the Hyde Park Historical Society.

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Hyde Park Historical Society. Hyde Park Co-op. Records

Dates:

1915-2008

Size:

56.5 linear feet (113 boxes, 1 item)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Hyde Park Cooperative Society was founded in 1932. Based on Rochdale cooperative principles, it operated food stores in Hyde Park between 1933 and 2008. The Co-op was involved in many charitable and educational activities in the neighbourhood, including cooperative housing and other retail ventures. The Hyde Park Co-op records include administrative records, correspondence, pamphlet literature, books, photographs, audiovisual and digital material, and artifacts. The collection spans 1915-2008, with the bulk of material devoted to the period between 1934 and 2008.

Information on Use

Access

Series X contains legal documents and tax records that are restricted. Donor permission is required for access to these materials.

Series VII does not include access copies for material in this series. Researchers will need to consult with staff before requesting material from this series.

The remainder of the collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Hyde Park Historical Society. Hyde Park Co-op. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Hyde Park Cooperative Society began life as the Consumer Cooperative Society, founded by Bradford Shank with a group of friends and family in 1932, and incorporated the following year. Initially intended to mitigate the effects of the Depression by pooling resources, Co-op membership expanded rapidly enough in its first year to open a store on Harper Avenue. The Co-op wrote its constitution based on Rochdale principles. Originally set out in 1844 by the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers in England, these ideals include open and voluntary membership, democratic member control, and equitable economic participation. The structure of the Co-op remained basically the same throughout its 75 years in Hyde Park, with membership electing a Board of Directors who were in turn responsible for hiring and overseeing a General Manager. Active members formed committees to address social concerns or to facilitate business expansion and finance; the by-laws governing the Co-op could only be modified by a membership vote.

Throughout the 1930s, the Co-op benefited from the involvement of prominent Chicago figures like University of Chicago economist Paul Douglas and attorney Leon Despres. The store became profitable because of its food standards and low prices, particularly in products like meat, which were not then subject to government regulation. The Co-op began publishing its weekly periodical, Evergreen, in 1935. Its growing membership inspired other Chicago and area cooperatives, including the Cooperative Fuel Association and Circle Pines Cooperative Farm and Camp.

By 1942 the Co-op had moved into a new location on 56th St. and reincorporated as the Hyde Park Cooperative Society. Despite wartime shortages in merchandise, the Co-op remained active in Hyde Park and the international cooperative community, sponsoring local social events and international aid groups. In 1945 it made its first forays into cooperative living, offering financial support for a Cooperative Nursery School and a student housing cooperative.

The next ten years were similarly marked by a dramatic increase in membership and member involvement, resulting in new committees, and new roles for older committees. Committees like Education and Consumer Information sought to inform members and shoppers about their food choices, while the Babysitters’ Swap Service addressed social needs. The Medical Care Committee worked with the Civic Medical Centre to publicize their health plan.

The Co-op moved its store twice during the 1950s to accommodate growing business, first in 1954 and again five years later. This period coincided with the beginning of the University of Chicago’s “Fight Against Blight” urban renewal project, which included a shopping centre at 55th and Lake Park Blvd. The developer had difficulty attracting a chain supermarket to its location, and although he initially resisted the Co-op’s advances, a letter-writing campaign from members convinced him its loyal clientele made the store a good investment. His alleged comment that he “could not fight ‘we, the people’” became legendary in Co-op circles and was frequently quoted as a demonstration of community strength. When the new store opened in 1959 it was one of the largest in the Chicago area. It was committed to fair hiring practices and aspired to be a desegregated, democratic community institution.

In the two decades that followed the Co-op opened a convenience store and collaborated with Greenbelt Cooperative to open a Scandinavian furniture store. The membership turned its attention to environmental issues and sustainable living. A difficult and expensive remodeling project at the flagship store was completed in time to celebrate the Co-op’s fiftieth birthday in 1982, but the convenience store was forced to close and the furniture cooperative sold to Greenbelt. These losses prompted the hiring of Howard Bowers, experienced with Wisconsin consumer cooperatives, as General Manager.

Although the Co-op’s fortunes revived under Bowers, his death in the early 1990s initiated a period of instability, including the controversial lease of a new store property on 47th St. in 1996. When the Board of Directors created four new Board seats to approve the expansion, an angry membership faction filed a lawsuit to reverse the decision. The new store proved a losing business venture, and when it closed in 2005, landlord and distributor Certified Grocers would not let the organization out of its lease. A smaller store on 53rd St. also opened and closed during this period, and by 2007 the Co-op was heavily in debt. The Co-op was criticized for poor food selection, unreliable service, and uncompetitive prices; other neighbourhood critics suggested the cooperative model was outdated. The Co-op was forced to choose between bankruptcy and rent forgiveness in exchange for giving up their 55th St. location. The membership voted to give up the store, provoking some to accuse the University of influencing the vote; Despres, then the oldest living Co-op member, called the Co-op’s demise “murder.” The Co-op closed in January 2008, marked by a New Orleans-style “jazz funeral.”

Scope Note

The records of the Hyde Park Co-op span 1915-2008, with the bulk of material devoted to the period between 1934 and 2008. The collection is organized into ten series:

Series I: Biographical and Historical, contains official and unofficial histories of the Co-op. It includes biographical information, memorials, and papers of prominent figures in the Co-op. Material covers the period from 1940-2001.

Series II: Early Administration, contains the records of the Co-op"s early administration, 1936-1964. It includes financial reports, minutes, and correspondence. Until 1949 the Board of Directors and Membership Committee minutes were housed together; membership Committee minutes after 1949 can be found in Series III. Board of Directors minutes after 1964, and financial statements after 1950, can be found in Series II.

Series III: Board of Directors, contains the records of the Co-op"s Board of Directors 1953-2002. It includes minutes, meeting agendas, financial reports, and reports to the Board from Co-op committees and external organizations.

Series IV: Membership and Committees, contains the minutes and correspondence of committees formed by Co-op members. It includes membership records. Operations and Finance Committee minutes from the 1970s-1990s are included in this series. Later transactions of this committee were kept with the records of the Board of Directors; they can be found in Series II. Material covers the period from 1949-1998, and is organized by committee, beginning with general membership materials. Committee minutes spanning large period of time are not always comprehensive.

Series V: Education and Community Relations, contains materials related to the Co-op"s mandate to educate its membership about consumer choices, healthy living, and the principles behind cooperative organization. It includes correspondence, newsletters, pamphlet literature, and the Co-op"s weekly publication, Evergreen. Oversized material has been transferred to Series IX. Material spans 1915-2006, but primarily covers the period between 1940 and 2006.

Series VI: Employee Training and Recruitment, contains training and recruitment manuals for employees of Co-op stores. Material covers the period from the 1970s-1990s. Employee tax records have been transferred to Series X.

Series VII: Audio-Visual and Digital Media, contains photographs, audio and video cassettes, computer diskettes, film, and microfilm. This material spans 1932-1999. Oversized material has been transferred to Series IX.

Series VIII: Artifacts, contains banners, signs, and plaques. It includes a mug, a gavel, and a large clock.

Series IX: Oversize, contains books and clippings about the Co-op, the cooperative model, and Chicago. Material has been transferred from Series V and Series VII.

Series X: Restricted, contains employee contracts, evaluations and tax records. It includes legal documents related to Co-op properties and lawsuits against the Co-op. Material has been transferred from Series VI.

Related Resources

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Hyde Park Historical Society. Collection

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Biographical and Historical

This series contains official and unofficial histories of the Co-op. It includes biographical information, memorials, and papers of prominent figures in the Co-op. Material covers the period from 1940-2001.

Box 1   Folder 1

"Articles of Incorporation," 1940

Box 1   Folder 2

"History of Co-op Youth Education," 1973

Box 1   Folder 3

"History of the Hyde Park Co-op," 1980

Box 1   Folder 4

"Timelines for the History of the Hyde Park Cooperative Society," circa 1990s

Box 1   Folder 5

"Brief History of the Hyde Park Co-op," 1997

Box 1   Folder 6

"Brief History of the Hyde Park Co-op," 2002

Box 1   Folder 7

"History of Co-op Youth Education," 1973

Box 1   Folder 8

"Understanding the Hyde Park Co-op," undated

Box 1   Folder 9-10

Leon Despres, papers related to the history of the Co-op, 1914-1988

Box 1   Folder 11

Gilbert L. Spencer, biography and correspondence, 1972, undated

Box 1   Folder 12

Directors, biographies, 1970s-1980s

Box 1   Folder 13

Howard Bowers, memorials, 1991

Box 1   Folder 14

Linnea Anderson and Gladys Scott, memorials, circa 2001

Series II: Early Administration

This series contains the records of the Co-op's early administration, 1936-1964. It includes financial reports, minutes, and correspondence. Until 1949 the Board of Directors and Membership Committee minutes were housed together; Membership Committee minutes after 1949 can be found in Series III. Board of Directors minutes after 1964, and financial statements after 1950, can be found in Series II.

Box 2   Folder 1-5

Board of Directors and Membership Committee minutes, 1936-1947

Box 3   Folder 1

Board of Directors and Membership Committee minutes, 1948-1949

Box 3   Folder 2-7

Board of Directors minutes, 1950-1964

Box 4   Folder 1

Board of Directors, policy decisions, 1947-1969

Box 4   Folder 2

Board of Directors, reports, 1948-1949

Box 4   Folder 3

Union Directors, reports, 1952-1953

Box 4   Folder 4

Consumer's Cooperative Services, account reports, 1935-1938

Box 4   Folder 5

"Policy Towards Other Organizations," 1957

Box 4   Folder 6

General Managers, report, 1957-1958

Box 4   Folder 7-12

Financial Statements, 1940-1948

Box 4   Folder 13

Concord Cooperative House songbook, 1944

Box 4   Folder 14-15

Advisory Council, guidelines and minutes, 1947-1950

Box 4   Folder 16

Membership drive, records, 1948

Box 4   Folder 17

WGN Public Debate, "Are Cooperatives Unfair Competition to Other Business?" 1948

Box 5   Folder 1-3

House meetings, minutes and correspondence, 1948-1961

Box 5   Folder 4

Credit Union Subcommittee minutes, 1953-1958

Box 5   Folder 5

55th Store, opening publicity and investment, 1953-1954

Box 5   Folder 6

Nursery School, minutes, 1957-1959

Box 5   Folder 7

Nursery School budget, 1958-1959

Box 5   Folder 8

Babysitting Service Committee, minutes, 1957-1958

Box 5   Folder 9

New Store Opening Committee, minutes and correspondence, 1959

Series III: Board of Directors

This series contains the records of the Co-op's Board of Directors, 1953-2002. It includes minutes, meeting agendas, financial reports, and reports to the Board from Co-op committees and external organizations. This series is divided into three subseries:

Subseries 1: Financial Records, contains audit reports and accountants' reports from 1950-1998. It includes annual reports, 1953-1997.

Subseries 2: Meetings, contains minutes and agendas for Board meetings, 1963-2002. It includes the minutes and agendas for the Operations and Finance Committee from the 1990s. It also contains monthly income statements and reports to the Board from Co-op committees. Minutes and income statements for a given month's meeting are frequently found in the agenda for the following month's meeting.

Subseries 3: General Records, contains reports, surveys, and proposals made to the Board. It includes correspondence and policy resolutions dictated by the Board itself. It spans 1959-2002 and is organized by date

Subseries 1: Financial Records

Box 5   Folder 10-15

Audits and accountants' reports, 1950-1958

Box 6   Folder 1-20

Audits and accountants' reports, 1959-1970

Box 7   Folder 1

Balance sheets, 1970-1972

Box 7   Folder 2-3

Audit report, 1971

Box 7   Folder 4-15

Financial statements and accountants' reports, 1974-1983

Box 7   Folder 16

Securities Exchange Commission, statement, 1983

Box 7   Folder 17

Legal opinions, 1983

Box 8   Folder 1-2

Financial statements and audits, 1983-1985

Box 8   Folder 3

Securities Exchange Commission, statement, 1984

Box 8   Folder 4

Financial statements and audits, 1985-1986

Box 8   Folder 5-6

Securities Exchange Commission, statements, 1985-1986

Box 8   Folder 6-8

Financial statements and audits, 1986-1988

Box 8   Folder 9

Balance sheet, 1989

  • Folders10-13: Financial statements and accountants' reports, 1989-1991
Box 8   Folder 14

City of Chicago, sales tax returns, 1990

Box 8   Folder 15

Financial statements and audits, 1991-1992

Box 9   Folder 1-7

Financial statements and accountants' reports,1992-1997

Box 9   Folder 8-9

Account analysis, 1998

Box 10   Folder 1

Income statements and operating revenue, 1998

Box 10   Folder 2-8

Annual reports, 1953-1997

Subseries 2: Meetings

Box 11   Folder 1-11

Minutes, 1963-1972

Box 12   Folder 1

Agendas, 1973-1978

Box 12   Folder 2-7

Minutes, 1973-1978

Box 12   Folder 8

Agendas, 1978-1980

Box 12   Folder 9-12

Minutes, 1978-1983

Box 12   Folder 13

Agendas, 1980-1983

Box 13   Folder 1-11

Agendas, January-December (excluding August) 1985

Box 13   Folder 12-12

Agendas, February-December 1986

Box 13   Folder 23-24

Agendas, January-February 1987

Box 14   Folder 1-7

Agendas, March-December (excluding April and September) 1987

Box 14   Folder 8-15

Agendas, January-August 1988

Box 15   Folder 1-4

Agendas, September-December 1988

Box 15   Folder 5-10

Agendas, January-June 1989

Box 16   Folder 1-6

Agendas, July-December 1989

Box 16   Folder 7-9

Agendas, January-March 1990

Box 16   Folder 8-17

Agendas and monthly income statements, March-June 1990

Box 17   Folder 1-1

Agendas and monthly income statements, July-December 1990

Box 17   Folder 12-19

Agendas and monthly income statements, January –June 1991

Box 18   Folder 1-7

Agendas, July-December 1991

Box 18   Folder 8-14

Agendas, January-July (excluding May) 1992

Box 19   Folder 1-5

Agendas, August-December 1992

Box 19   Folder 6-15

Agendas, January-October 1993

Box 20   Folder 1

Annual Meeting, minutes, November 1993

Box 20   Folder 2-3

Agendas, November-December 1993

Box 20   Folder 4-15

Agendas, January-November 1994

Box 21   Folder 1

Annual Meeting, agenda, November 1994

Box 21   Folder 2

Agenda, December 1994

Box 21   Folder 3-12

Agendas, January-August 1995

Box 22   Folder 1-6

Agendas,September-December, 1995

Box 22   Folder 7

Minutes, January-December 1996

Box 22   Folder 8-14

Agendas, January-June 1996

Box 23   Folder 1-4

Agendas, July, September, December 1996

Box 23   Folder 5

Minutes, January –December 1997

Box 23   Folder 6-8

Agendas, January-March 1997

Box 23   Folder 9-11

Agendas, October-December 1997

Box 24   Folder 1

Minutes, January-May 1998

Box 24   Folder 2-14

Agendas, January-September (excluding February) 1998

Box 25   Folder 1-5

Agendas and monthly income statements, October-December 1998

Box 25   Folder 6-13

Agendas and monthly income statements, January-April 1999

Box 26   Folder 1-15

Agendas and monthly income statements, May-November 1999

Box 27   Folder 1-2

Agenda and monthly income statement, December 1999

Box 27   Folder 3

Minutes, 1999-2000

Box 27   Folder 4

Budget overview, 1999-2000

Box 27   Folder 5-9

Agendas and budgets, January –March 2000

Box 28   Folder 1-10

Agendas and monthly income statements, April-July 2000

Box 29   Folder 1-8

Agendas and monthly income statements, July-September 2000

Box 30   Folder 1-6

Agendas, October-December 2000

Box 31   Folder 1-14

Agendas and monthly income statements, January-September 2001

Box 32   Folder 1-6

Agendas and monthly income statements, October-December 2001

Box 32   Folder 7-10

Agendas and monthly income statements, January-February 2002

Box 33   Folder 1-5

Agendas and monthly income statements, March-May 2002

Subseries 3: General Records

Box 33   Folder 6

Members, resolutions, 1959-1977

Box 33   Folder 7

North Shore Expansion Proposal, 1963

Box 33   Folder 8

Evergreen Editor, applications, 1963-1965

Box 33   Folder 9

Board of Directors, surveys, 1967-1968

Box 33   Folder 10

General Managers, report, 1967-1973

Box 34   Folder 1

Board and Committees, forms, 1970s

Box 34   Folder 2

Board policy, correspondence, 1970s

Box 34   Folder 3

Local Union 239, by-laws, 1970s

Box 34   Folder 4

"Hyde Park Voices," 1971

Box 34   Folder 5-10

Board of Directors retreats, reports, 1971-1982, 1990

Box 34   Folder 11

"Present and Future: A Report on a Survey of the Hyde Park Community," 1974

Box 34   Folder 12

Board Organizational Methods, 1975

Box 35   Folder 1

Board of Directors, mission statements, 1975-1980

Box 35   Folder 2

"Self-diagnostic Guide for Helping Board Development," 1976

Box 35   Folder 3-6

Securities and Exchange Commission, registration files, 1983-1986

Box 35   Folder 7

General Managers, report, 1985

Box 35   Folder 8

National Cooperative Business Institute, guides, 1993

Box 36   Folder 1-3

Board of Directors, manual, 1993-1994

Box 36   Folder 4

Membership deletions, 1994

Box 36   Folder 5

Board of Directors, "Other Income and Expenses," 1995

Box 36   Folder 6

47th St. Store, survey, 1995

Box 36   Folder 7

"Report on Internal Control, 1997"

Box 36   Folder 8

Board of Directors, manual, 1997-1998

Box 36   Folder 9

Hyde Park retail market, assessment, 1999

Box 36   Folder 10

Board of Directors, guidelines and policies, 2000

Box 36   Folder 11

Secret Shoppers report, 2002

Box 36   Folder 12

Members, shopping cart survey, undated

Series IV: Membership and Committees

This series contains the minutes and correspondence of committees formed by Co-op members. It includes membership records. Operations and Finance Committee minutes from the 1970s-1990s are also included in this series. Later transactions of this committee were kept with the records of the Board of Directors; they can be found in Series III. Material covers the period from 1949-1998, and is organized alphabetically. Committee minutes spanning large period of time are not always comprehensive.

Box 37   Folder 1

Activities Committee, 1959

Box 37   Folder 2

Ad-hoc Committee, 1980

Box 37   Folder 3-5

Annual Meetings, 1979-1998

Box 37   Folder 6

Babysitters' Swap Service, 1965-1971

Box 37   Folder 7

Board of Directors, election ballot, 1997

Box 37   Folder 8

Capital Fund Committee, 1981

Box 37   Folder 9-10

Consumer Information Committee, 1968-1984

Box 37   Folder 11

Education Committee, 1949-1951

Box 37   Folder 12

Environmental Concerns Committee, 1990-1998

Box 37   Folder 13

Learning Connection Committee, 1982-1983

  • Folders14-15: Medical Care Committee, 1952-1966
Box 37   Folder 16

Membership Director, correspondence, 1967-1974

Box 38   Folder 1-7

Membership Education Committee, 1958-1998

Box 38   Folder 8

Membership, By-laws, 1947-2002

Box 38   Folder 9

Membership certificates, 1938-2000

Box 38   Folder 10

Membership, correspondence on expansion, 1981-1982

  • Folders11-12: Membership, International Cooperative Alliance Meeting, 1971
Box 38   Folder 13

Membership, mailing lists, 1952-1953

Box 39   Folder 1

Membership, manuals, undated

Box 39   Folder 2

Membership, report on cardboard, 1982

Box 39   Folder 3

Membership, resolutions on committees, 1970

Box 39   Folder 4-5

Membership, rules and regulations, 1967-1981

Box 39   Folder 6

Membership, shares, 1976

Box 39   Folder 7

Membership, shopping list, undated

Box 39   Folder 8-9

Membership, survey, 1961, 1983

Box 39   Folder 10

Membership, Systems Analysis Report, 1965

Box 39   Folder 11-17

Membership, transactions, 1950-1983

Box 40   Folder 1

Membership, travel documents, 1963-1966

  • Folder2: Membership by zip codes, undated
Box 40   Folder 3

Merchandising Policy Committee, 1966-1970

Box 40   Folder 4-8

Nominating Committee, 1965-1987

Box 40   Folder 9-11

Operations and Finance Committee, 1971-1981

Box 41   Folder 1-5

Operations and Finance Committee, 1978-1998

Box 41   Folder 6-7

Planning and Expansion Committee, 1972-1986

Box 41   Folder 8

Planning and Expansion Committee, store inventory, 1984

Box 42   Folder 1-2

Planning and Finance Committee, 1956-1970

Box 42   Folder 3

Publicity Committee, 1953-1954

Box 42   Folder 4

Recreation Committee, 1953-1958

Box 42   Folder 5

60th Anniversary Committee, 1992

Box 42   Folder 6-9

Store Operations Committee, 1947-1968

Series V: Education and Community Relations

This series contains materials related to the Co-op's mandate to educate its membership about consumer choices, healthy living, and the principles behind cooperative organization. Oversized material has been transferred to Series IX. It is divided into five subseries:

Subseries 1: Evergreen, contains the Co-op's weekly publication from 1941-2006. Some issues are missing, notably those from January-April 2005. See Box 53, Folder 1 for a partial inventory of missing issues.

Subseries 2: Education and Consumer Information, contains correspondence, newsletters, price comparisons, information on food sources, and recipes. Material spans the 1934 through 1990s. It is divided into consumer information and nutrition and organized chronologically.

Subseries 3: Community Development, contains pamphlets, articles, and Co-op records related to the history of Hyde Park-Kenwood neighbourhood and the Co-op's community outreach programs. Material spans 1940s through 2001, and is organized chronologically.

Subseries 4: Cooperative Education, contains literature on the theories and principles of cooperatives. It includes conference proceedings and correspondence. Material covers the period from 1915-2001, and is organized chronologically.

Subseries 5: Other Cooperative Organizations, contains information on other Co-ops, primarily newsletters and advertising. Some folders also contain correspondence. This subseries covers the period from 1934-2001, and is organized by publication title and place.

Subseries 1: Evergreen

Box 43   Folder 1

List of missing Evergreens

  • Album, 1941-1951
Box 43a   Folder 1-10

1952-1961

Box 44   Folder 1-11

1962-1971

Box 45   Folder 1-12

1972-1975

Box 46   Folder 1-12

1976-1979

Box 47   Folder 1-17

1980-June 1982

Box 48   Folder 1-23

July 1982-1983

Box 48   Folder 24

Advertising, 1984

Box 49   Folder 1-18

1984-May 1985

Box 50   Folder 1-15

June 1985-September 1986

Box 51   Folder 1-15

October 1986-August 1987

Box 52   Folder 1-11

January 1988-May 1990

Box 53   Folder 1-11

June 1990-1993

Box 54   Folder 1-11

1994-1997

Box 55   Folder 1

January-June, 1998

Box 55   Folder 2

July-September, 1998

Box 55   Folder 3

September-December, 1998

Box 55   Folder 4

January-April, 1999

Box 55   Folder 5

April-June, 1999

Box 55   Folder 6

July-December, 1999

Box 56   Folder 1

January-June, 2000

Box 56   Folder 2

July-December, 2000

Box 56   Folder 3

January-June, 2001

Box 56   Folder 4

July-December, 2001

Box 56   Folder 5

January-June, 2002

Box 56   Folder 6

July-December, 2002

Box 57   Folder 1

January-June, 2003

Box 57   Folder 2

July-December, 2003

Box 57   Folder 3

2004

Box 57   Folder 4

May-December, 2005

Box 57   Folder 5

January-November 2006

Subseries 2: Education and Consumer Information

Box 58   Folder 1-8

Education Director, correspondence, 1934-1982, undated

Box 58   Folder 9

Education Director's report to the Board, 1958

Box 58   Folder 10

Education Committee, orientation, circa 1983

Box 58   Folder 11

Home Economist Program, job description, 1977

Box 58   Folder 12

Co-op and other supermarkets, price comparisons, 1960s-1980s, undated

Box 58   Folder 13

Consumer information, correspondence, 1970s-1980s

Box 58   Folder 14

Consumer behavior, study, 1981

Box 58   Folder 15-17

Co-op, food prices and checks, 1983-1984

Box 58   Folder 18

Public Attitudes Towards Food Safety, report, 1984

Box 58   Folder 19

Campbell's Soup boycott, clippings, 1984

Box 58   Folder 20

Consumer information, resources, 1980s

Box 58   Folder 21

Co-op products, reports, 1980s

Box 58   Folder 22

Pesticides, correspondence, 1980s

Box 58   Folder 23

Food brands, advertising and information, 1980s-1990s

Box 58   Folder 24

Gardening catalogues, 1990s

Box 59   Folder 1

Co-op, shopping guides, 1995

Box 59   Folder 2

Food marketing institute, annual financial review, 1997-1998

Box 59   Folder 3

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, consumer information

  • and cooperatives report, undated
Box 59   Folder 4

Reusable produce bags, product information, undated

Box 59   Folder 5

YMCA Community College, Dietetic Technology Program, 1974

Box 59   Folder 6

Yoghurt making guide, 1975

Box 59   Folder 7

Vegetables, household equivalents guide, 1976

Box 59   Folder 8

Nutrition in the News manual, circa 1970s

Box 59   Folder 9

Dietary habits in America, statistics, 1970s-1980s

Box 59   Folder 10

Nutrition, clippings, 1970s-1980s

Box 59   Folder 11

Co-op, weekly recipes, 1980

Box 59   Folder 12

Nutrition, correspondence, 1981-1982

Box 59   Folder 13

Community Nutrition Institute Newsletter, 1984

Box 59   Folder 14

Co-op, monthly newsletter on meals, 1985

Box 59   Folder 15

Cornell University, Fundamentals of the Food Industry Program, 1988

  • Folder16: Cholesterol, information, 1980s
Box 60   Folder 1

Co-op, recipes and shopping guides, 1980s

Box 60   Folder 2

Nutrition, government publications, 1980s

Box 60   Folder 3

Tufts University, Nutrition Newsletter, 1995-1997

Box 60   Folder 4

National Institute of Health Magazine, 1997

Box 60   Folder 5

Vegetarian Journal, 1997

Box 60   Folder 6

Environmental Nutrition Newsletter, 1997-1998

Box 60   Folder 7

Organic Foods Newsletter, 1997-1998

Box 60   Folder 8

Nutrition Action Newsletter, 1998

Box 60   Folder 9

UC Berkeley Wellness Letter, 1998

Box 60   Folder 10

Weight loss, guides, 1998

Box 60   Folder 11

Aromatherapy Newsletter, undated

Box 60   Folder 12

Celiac disease, information, undated

Box 60   Folder 13

FDA, fruit and vegetable nutritional information, undated

Box 60   Folder 14

Low-fat cooking, guides, undated

Box 60   Folder 15

Children's nutrition, guide, undated

Box 60   Folder 16

Co-op produce, nutritional information, undated

Box 60   Folder 17

Co-op, recipes and shopping guides, undated

Box 61   Folder 1

Co-op, recipes, undated

Box 61   Folder 2

Co-op, children's recipes, undated

Box 61   Folder 3

Co-op, weekly recipes, undated

Box 61   Folder 4

Co-op, recipe testing report sheets, undated

Box 61   Folder 5

Moosewood Cookbook, recipes, undated

Subseries 3: Community Development

Box 61   Folder 6

Co-op Clothier, pamphlets, 1940s

Box 61   Folder 7

Community events, participation certificates, 1940s-1980s

Box 61   Folder 8-11

Co-op, book sale, 1955-2000

Box 61   Folder 12

Wyler Children's Hospital, brochure, circa 1960s

Box 61   Folder 13

Chicago Tribune, "The Hyde Park Story," 1960

Box 61   Folder 14

Hyde Park-Kenwood Centennial, souvenir program, 1962

Box 61   Folder 15

Harvard-St. George School Review, 1965

Box 61   Folder 16

Co-op, community organizations fundraising, 1966

Box 61   Folder 17

"A Study for Future Development for Jackson Park," 1966

Box 62   Folder 1

Hyde Park-Kenwood, urban renewal histories, 1967, 1971

Box 62   Folder 2

North Kenwood-Oakland and Woodlawn Development Project, progress report, 1968

Box 62   Folder 3

Woodlawn Development Fund, report, 1968

Box 62   Folder 4

Chicago cable television, report, 1980

Box 62   Folder 5

Community action, pamphlets, circa 1980s

Box 62   Folder 6

Circle Pines Center Co-op Camp, information, 1981-1992

Box 62   Folder 7

Chicago State University and the Co-op, affiliation agreement, 1983

Box 62   Folder 8

Scan Furniture, correspondence, 1984

Box 62   Folder 9-11

Co-op, Shut-in Service records, 1985

Box 62   Folder 12-13

Co-op, community gift certificates, 1978-1991

Box 63   Folder 1

Co-op, community gift certificates, 1998-1999

Box 63   Folder 2

WFMT Radio, advertising, 1994

Box 63   Folder 3

Covenantal Community Housing Cooperative, application form, 1998

Box 63   Folder 4

Chicago Audubon Society, newsletter, 1994

Box 63   Folder 5

Hyde Park Cultural Calendar, 1998-1999, 2005

Box 63   Folder 6

Co-op, 55th St. delivery roster, 1999

Box 63   Folder 7

Co-op, Christmas bazaar, 2001

Box 63   Folder 8

Special Events and Community Calendar, 2001

Box 63   Folder 9

Co-op, cooking classes, 2001

Box 63   Folder 10

Chicago Reader, January 2003

Box 63   Folder 11

Hyde Park Herald, advertising, undated

Box 63   Folder 12

Hyde Park Environmental Action Coalition, press release, undated

Subseries 4: Cooperative Education

Box 64   Folder 1

Legal issues and taxation, including the Cooperative Act of 1915; 1947, 1990

Box 64   Folder 2

Supermarkets, 1937-1957

Box 64   Folder 3

Management, 1930s-1980s

Box 64   Folder 4-5

Institute on Cooperative Education and Organization, 1951-1959

Box 64   Folder 6

Economic and social development, 1950s-1960s

Box 64   Folder 7

"Member Education Manual for Cooperatives," 1961

Box 64   Folder 8

Financing, 1964, 1995

Box 64   Folder 9

"Teachers' Guide on Cooperative Enterprise in the American Economy, "1968

Box 64   Folder 10

Agriculture, 1971, 1983

Box 65   Folder 1-2

"Educational Programming for Cooperative Leadership," 1972

Box 65   Folder 3

Association of Cooperative Educators, 1973, 1980, 1982

Box 65   Folder 4

"Guidelines on the Incorporation of Consumer Cooperatives," 1974

Box 65   Folder 5

"Learning Exchange," 1977

Box 65   Folder 6

"Manual for Group Facilitators," 1977

Box 65   Folder 7

"Letter-writer's Guide to Congress," 1978

Box 65   Folder 8

"Resources for Cooperative Education," 1979, 1993

Box 65   Folder 9

Consumer cooperatives, 1970s

Box 65   Folder 10

Crafts, 1970s-1980s

Box 65   Folder 11

"Outlook for Cooperative Enterprise in the Year 2000," 1980

Box 65   Folder 12

"Education Programs on the Legal Responsibilities of Cooperative Directors," 1981

Box 66   Folder 1

"Going Co-op," 1983

Box 66   Folder 2

"Reaching Out: The Psychology of Customer Relations," 1983

Box 66   Folder 3

Coady International Institute Program in Social Development, 1984

Box 66   Folder 4

Recreation, 1984

Box 66   Folder 5

Careers, 1985

Box 66   Folder 6

Communications and publicity, circa 1980s

Box 66   Folder 7

"Forming Buying clubs," circa 1980s

Box 66   Folder 8

"Challenges to a Cooperative board of Directors," 1992

Box 66   Folder 9

"Cooperative Communication Association," 1995-1996

Box 66   Folder 10

Principles, 1990s

Box 66   Folder 11

Leadership, 2001

Box 66   Folder 12

"Action Program in Cooperative Housing," undated

Box 66   Folder 13

Audiovisual equipment, undated

Box 66   Folder 14

Co-op library, list, undated

Box 66   Folder 14

"Program Planning for Youth and Young Adults," undated

Box 66   Folder 15

Merchandising, undated

Box 66   Folder 16

"Partners for Progress," undated

Box 66   Folder 17

"What is Purchase Power?" undated

Box 66   Folder 18

Role of women, undated

Subseries 5: Other Cooperative Organizations

Box 67   Folder 1

American Buyers Club of Mount Vernon, 1978

Box 67   Folder 2

American Institute of Cooperation, 1983

Box 67   Folder 3-5

"Atlantic Cooperator," Canada, 1990-1999

Box 67   Folder 6

"Berkeley Co-op News," 1979, 1981, 1983

Box 67   Folder 7

Calgary Cooperative Association, 1981

Box 67   Folder 8

California Cooperative Leadership, 1957

Box 67   Folder 9

Central States Co-ops, 1964

Box 67   Folder 10

Chicago Consumers' Cooperative, 1946-1948

Box 67   Folder 11

Chicago Co-ops, circa 1970s

Box 67   Folder 12

Cleveland Food Co-op, 1998

Box 67   Folder 13

"Cooperatismo," Mexico, 1983

Box 67   Folder 14

"Co-op Action," Michigan Alliance, 1997

Box 67   Folder 15

"Co-op America's Woodwise Consumer," 1998

Box 67   Folder 16

Cooperative Association of Eau Claire, 1960s

Box 67   Folder 17

Cooperative Association for Relief Everywhere, circa 1980s

Box 67   Folder 18

"Co-op Community News," Bellingham, WA, 2001

Box 67   Folder 19

"Co-op Consumer News," Twin Cities, 1998

Box 68   Folder 1-3

"Cooperative Grocer," 1993-1999

Box 68   Folder 4

Cooperative Grocers Information Network, circa 1990s

Box 68   Folder 5-6

Cooperative League of the USA, 1934, 1970s-1980s

Box 68   Folder 7

"Cooperative Marketing Journal," American Institute of Cooperation, 1931

Box 68   Folder 8

"Co-op News," Chicagoland, 1938-1941

Box 68   Folder 9

"Co-op News," Hanover, NH, 1992-1998

Box 69   Folder 1

"Co-op Reporter," Sacramento, 1995-1996

Box 69   Folder 2

"Co-op Voices," Ann Arbor, 1997

Box 69   Folder 3

"The Cooperator," Pittsburgh, 1998

Box 69   Folder 4

"Co-opportunity," Santa Monica, 1998

Box 69   Folder 5-8

Department of Agriculture, 1970s-1990s

Box 70   Folder 1-4

Department of Agriculture, 1970s-1990s

Box 70   Folder 5

Duluth Co-op Guide, circa 1950s

Box 70   Folder 6

"Farmer Cooperatives," 1995

Box 70   Folder 7

"Farmland News," 1982-1983

Box 70   Folder 8

"Frontier Natural Products Co-op," Norway, IA, 1998

Box 70   Folder 9-10

"Gentle Strength Times," Tempe, AZ, 1995-1999

Box 71   Folder 1

Germany, 1961

Box 71   Folder 2

"Good Foods Co-op," Lexington, KY, 1996-1997

Box 71   Folder 3

Greenbelt Co-op, 1979-1982

Box 71   Folder 4

"Harvest Co-op," Cambridge, MA, 1997

Box 71   Folder 5

"Harvest Times," Puget Sound, 1995-1996

Box 71   Folder 6-8

"Hyde Park Herald," 1971-1977

Box 71   Folder 9

"Homesteader," 1998

Box 71   Folder 10

Ithaca, NY, 1948

Box 71   Folder 11

Japan, undated

Box 72   Folder 1

Kentucky, 1969, 1997

Box 72   Folder 2

Ketchikan Indian Arts and Crafts Co-op, 1975

Box 72   Folder 3

"Land o' Lakes Cooperative World," 1983

Box 72   Folder 4

"Linewaiter's Gazette," Park Slope, NY, 1998

Box 72   Folder 5-6

"Merc News," Lawrence, KS, 1990s

  • Folders7-9: National Cooperative Business Association Journal, 1987-1998
Box 73   Folder 1

National Consumer Cooperative Bank, 1982

Box 73   Folder 2

"Natural Foods Co-op," Wisconsin, 1983

Box 73   Folder 3

New England Food Cooperative, 1982

Box 73   Folder 4

New Haven, CT, 1953

Box 73   Folder 5

"New Pioneers Newsletter," Iowa City, 1995, 1998

Box 73   Folder 6

"North Country Co-op," 1990s,

Box 73   Folder 7

"North Farm Co-op," Wisconsin, 1993

Box 73   Folder 8

"Northeast Cooperatives," 1998

Box 73   Folder 9

"Northern Lakes Co-op," 1982

Box 73   Folder 10

Norway, undated

Box 73   Folder 11

"The Onion Skin," Burlington, VT, 1998

Box 73   Folder 12

"Outpost Exchange," Milwaukee, 1998

Box 73   Folder 13

Palo Alto Co-op, 1981-1996

Box 73   Folder 14

"People's Food Co-op Connection," Ann Arbor, 1996-1997

Box 73   Folder 15

Puerto Rico, undated

Box 73   Folder 16

"Puget Consumers' Co-op," 1995

Box 73   Folder 17

"Rolling Prairie Farm Alliance," Kansas, undated

Box 73   Folder 18

Saskatchewan, circa 1940s-1950s

Box 73   Folder 19

"The Scoop," Asheville, NC, 1998

Box 73   Folder 20

Sherwood Co-op, Saskatchewan, 1950s

Box 73   Folder 21

"Sound Consumer," Puget Sound, 1992-1993

Box 74   Folder 1-3

"Sound Consumer," Puget Sound, 1993-1997

Box 74   Folder 4

Sweden, 1978

Box 74   Folder 5

University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, 1995

Box 74   Folder 6

"View," Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, 1983

Box 74   Folder 7

Wisconsin, 1981-1982

Series VI: Employee Training and Recruitment

This series contains training and recruitment manuals for employees of Co-op stores. Material dates from the 1970s-1990s. Employee tax records and evaluations have been transferred to Series X.

Box 75   Folder 1

Accident Prevention Seminar, undated

Box 75   Folder 2

Alcohol Servers' Education and Training Manual, undated

Box 75   Folder 3

Alderman Toni Preckwinkle, correspondence, 1999

Box 75   Folder 4-5

"Co-op Employee News," 1989-1995

Box 75   Folder 6

Customer service pledge, 1999

Box 75   Folder 7

Employee handbooks, undated

Box 75   Folder 8

Employee policies, 1970s-1980s

Box 75   Folder 9

Employee policy handbook, 1998

Box 75   Folder 10

Employee recruitment, 1999

Box 75   Folder 11

Employee training manual, undated

Box 75   Folder 12

"Illinois Employer's Guide to Income Witholding," undated

Box 75   Folder 13

Mentor handbook, undated

Box 75   Folder 14

Mentor and trainee task lists, undated

Box 75   Folder 15

Mentor training materials, undated

Box 75   Folder 16

Produce inventory sheets, undated

Box 75   Folder 17

"Psychology of Customer Relations," undated

Box 75   Folder 18

Super Training Program manual, undated

Box 75   Folder 19

Supervisory Training Program manual, undated

Box 75   Folder 20

Uniforms, invoices, 1999

Series VII: Audio-Visual and Digital Media

This series contains photographs, audio and video cassettes, computer diskettes, film, and microfilm. Material spans the 1932-1999 and is divided into five subseries:

Subseries 1: Photographs, contains photographs of Co-op stores, directors, members, employees, Hyde Park, and other Co-ops. Many of these photographs are undated; others span the 1950s through 1990s. This subseries includes negatives. Oversized photographs have been transferred to Series IX.

Subseries 2: Audio, contains cassette tape recordings of Board meetings and educational lectures, 1997-1999.

Subseries 4: Video, contains VHS tapes on Hyde Park and the cooperative movement, 1989-1999.

Subseries 3: Digital, contains computer disks storing educational and Evergreen documents. Much of this material is undated, but would appear to date from the 1990s.

Subseries 5: Film and Microfilm, contains microfilm of Board minutes, 1932-1978. It includes an unidentified and undated reel of film.

Subseries 1: Photographs

Box 76   Folder 1-2

Annual meetings, undated

Box 76   Folder 3

Blackstone Bikes, undated

  • Folder 4-8: Board elections, nominees and candidates, 1960s-1995, undated
Box 77   Folder 1

Circle Pines Camp, undated

Box 77   Folder 2

Community crafts, undated

Box 77   Folder 3-4

Employees, 1990s

Box 77   Folder 5

47th St. store event, undated

Box 77   Folder 6

47th and 53rd St. stores, undate

Box 77   Folder 7-8

55th St. store, 1990s

Box 77   Folder 9

Food promotion, 1992

Box 77   Folder 10

Leon Despres, 1956

Box 77   Folder 11

Leon Despres and the library dedication, undated

Box 78   Folder 1-3

Meetings, 1950s-1960s

Box 78   Folder 4

Members, 1950s-1970s

Box 78   Folder 5

New store, 1950s

Box 78   Folder 6-7

Other cooperatives, 1950s-1970s

Box 78   Folder 8

Plants, undated

Box 78   Folder 9

Pumpkin decorating contest, 1990

Box 78   Folder 10

Ron and Leo and the seafood department, circa 1990s

Box 79   Folder 1-4

Stores, 1950s-1990s, undated

Box 79   Folder 5-6

Store construction, undated

Box 80   Folder 1

Store opening, 1959

Box 80   Folder 2-8

Store, shoppers, community, undated

Box 81   Folder 1-6

Store, shoppers, community, undated

Box 82   Folder 1

Unidentified person, undated

Box 82   Folder 2

Woodlawn House, undated

Box 82   Folder 3-6

Negatives, undated

Subseries 2: Audio

Box 83

Board Meetings, June-August, October-December 1997

Box 83

Special Board Meeting, June 1997

Box 83

Annual Meeting, 1998

Box 83

Board Meetings, January 1998

Box 84

Board Meetings, January-August 1998

Box 85

Board Meetings, August-December 1998

Box 85

Board Meetings, March, June, August 1999

Box 85

"Toxic Interiors," Peter Orris, 1997

Box 85

"Talkin' Trash," Environmental Concerns Committee talk, 1997

Box 85

"Organics Lectures 1 and 2," 1998

Box 85

"GE Conference Part 2," 1999

Box 86

"GE Conference Part 3," 1999

Box 86

WFMT, undated

Box 86

"WMFT Matching Grant," undated

Box 86

"Lucas/Blackwell," undated

Subseries 3: Video

Box 87

"Hyde Park Co-op," WGN News, 1996

Box 87

"47th St Shopping Center Development," 1 and 2, undated

Box 87

"Chicago Neighborhoods: Hyde Park,' undated

Box 87

"150 Years of Cooperation," undated

Box 87

"ABCs of Cooperative Childcare," 1996

Box 87

"Follow the Dirt Road: An Introduction to Intentional Communities in the

Box 87

90s," circa 1990s

Box 87

"Hand in Hand: A History of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society," 1993

Box 87

"How to Start a Cooperative Food Buying Club," 1993

Box 87

"Risky Business: Biotechnology and Agriculture," 1996

Box 88

"United Co-op Appeal," 1993

Box 88

"Working Together: The Story of the Inter Cooperative Council," 1994

Box 88

"Bagging Groceries – Plastic," undated

Box 88

"The Best Local Supermarket Commercials You Can Buy," undated

Box 88

"Customer Service Orientation," 1996

Box 88

"Dick Fisk Employee Training Program," 1999

Box 88

"The Importance of the Front End," undated

Box 88

"It Doesn't Cost Anything to Say Hello," undated

Box 88

"Marketing Strategies: 2 Beef Variety Merchandising," undated

Box 88

"Orientation for New Supermarket Associates in the Grocery Department," 1996

Box 88

"Outrageous Customer Service Training," 1999

Box 88

"Produce Merchandising: Produce Displays," undated

Box 89

"Produce Merchandising and Maintenance, Part III," undated

Box 89

"Promoting Supermarket Careers," undated

Box 89

"Solid Waste: Dilemma and Solutions," 1989

Box 89

Untitled, undated

Subseries 4: Digital

Box 90

Evergreen articles, 1992-1996

Box 90

Evergreen articles, undated

Box 90

Hyde Park Herald articles, undated

Box 90

Untitled, undated

Box 91

"Andrea Murschee," undated

Box 91

Annual Meeting, 1994

Box 91

"Bernie Frieden's Documents," undated

Box 91

"Checker Productivity Chart," undated

Box 91

"Chopping Lists," undated

Box 91

"Discount Bazaar," undated

Box 91

"Egg Articles," undated

Box 91

"Elections," undated

Box 91

"Joe's Flier Pics," undated

Box 91

"For NCBC," undated

Box 91

"New Brochures," undated

Box 91

"New Member Orientation," undated

Box 91

"Nominating Committee," undated

Box 91

"Planning Committee," undated

Box 91

"Warhol," undated

Box 91

Software backups

Subseries 5: Film and Microfilm

Box 92

Unidentified, undated.

Box 93

"Hyde Park Cooperative Minutes," 1932-1949, 3 duplicates

Box 93

"Hyde Park Cooperative Minutes,"1950-1978, 2 duplicates

Series VIII: Artifacts

This series contains banners, signs, and plaques. It includes a mug, a gavel, and a clock.

Box 94

"Co-op Markets," banner, undated

Box 94

"Co-op Member Benefits – Join Up Today," sign, undated

Box 94

"Co-op Members Save Money," sign, undated

Box 95

Community Recognition Award, plaque, 1997

Box 95

30 Year Membership Award, Certified Grocers Midwest, plaque, 2001

Box 95

35 Year Membership Award, Certified Grocers Midwest, plaque, 2006

Box 96

Leon Despres Cooperative Library, sign, 1996

Box 96

47th St. Store, commemorative sign and dollar bill, 1999

Box 97

Mug

Box 97

Gavel

Box 97

ITEM 1

Box 97

Large clock, inscribed "Hyde Park Co-op"

Series IX: Oversized

This series contains books and clippings about the Co-op, the cooperative model, and Chicago. Material has been transferred from Series V and VII.

Box 98

Board members, photos, 2001-2007, undated

Box 98

Circle Pines Camp, photos and brochures, undated

Box 98

Co-op, advertisements in the Hyde Park Herald, 1950s

Box 98

Co-op, architectural drawing, undated

Box 98

Jackson Park, map, 1975

Box 98

Palo Alto Times, 1981

Box 98

Southeast Economist, 1955

Box 98

T. Smith, certificate and photograph, 1981

Box 99

Atlas, undated

Box 99

Co-op, advertisements in the Hyde Park Herald the Chicago Maroon, 1950s

Box 99

Harper Court Arts Council Creative Writing Contest, 1999

Box 99

Health, clippings, circa 1988

Box 99

Hyde Park and the Co-op, clippings, 1950s-1990s

Box 99

Hyde Park Herald, 1950s, 1960s, 1982

Box 99

Hyde Park House Tour, guides, 1985-1986, undated

Box 99

"Lakeshore Drive and Jackson Park," 1968

Box 99

"Landmarks and Legends of Uptown, 1980

Box 99

"Meat and Food Merchandising," 1984

Box 99

Nutrition Poster, 1981

Box 99

Other cooperatives, clippings, 1950s

Box 99

Recipes, undated

Box 99

University of Chicago, campus walking guide, 1991

Box 100

Agricultural Cooperation, Abrahamen and Scroggs, 1957

Box 100

American Cooperatives, Voorhis, 1961

Box 100

Basic Concepts, Principles, and Practices of Cooperation, Bakken. 1963

Box 100

Basic Financial Control, Wiseman, 1979

Box 100

Berkeley Co-op Food Book, Black, 1980

Box 100

Board of Directors of Cooperatives, Garoyan and Mohn, 1983

Box 100

California's Uncommon Markets: the Story of Consumer Cooperatives 1935-1976, Neptune, 1977

Box 100

Challenges With Changes: A Documentary of Englewood, Stampley, 1979

Box 101

Consumer Cooperation, 1937

Box 101

Consumer Cooperation in America: Democracy's Way Out, Fowler, 1936

Box 101

The Contemporary Director, 1986

Box 101

Cooperation: A Workers' Education Manual, 1956

Box 101

Co-op America's National Green Pages, 1997

Box 101

Cooperative Bibliography: An Annotated Guide, Hill, McGrath, and Reyes, 1981

Box 101

Cooperative Communications: Techniques, circa 1970s

Box 101

Cooperative Credit Union Dictionary, 1990

Box 101

Cooperatives in the Year 2000, 1980

Box 102

Cooperative Housing, Undated

Box 102

Cooperative Sports and Games Book, Orlick

Box 102

Education and Voluntary Movements, 1965

Box 102

Federal Regulations and Cooperatives, 1976

Box 102

Finding Co-ops, 1984

Box 102

The Food Co-op Handbook, 1975

Box 102

Grassroots and Nonprofit Leadership, Lakey, 1995

Box 102

Green Business: Hope or Hoax? Plant and Plant, 1991

Box 102

The Greenbelt Cooperative: Success and Decline, Cooper and Mohn, 1992

Box 103

In Our Own Hands: A History of Student Housing Cooperatives at the University of Michigan, 1994

Box 103

Inventive Genius: The History of the Museum of Science and Industry, Pridmore,

Box 103

1996

Box 103

Ladder to Literacy, 1965

Box 103

Living with the Land,1990

Box 103

Local Community Fact Book, Chicago Metropolitan Area, Kitagawa and Taeuber, 1960

Box 103

Managing the Non-Profit Organization, Drucker, 1990

Box 103

No Friendly Voice, Hutchins, 1936

Box 104

The Organization and Operation of Cooperatives, Packel, 1970

Box 104

Revolving Finance in Agricultural Cooperatives, Larsen, 1965

Box 104

The Rochdale Pioneers, Brown, undated

Box 104

Rodfei Zedek: The First Hundred Years, Krucoff, 1976

Box 104

Teacher's Manual for Study Circles, Hutchinson, 1966

Box 104

Toward a National Food Policy, 1976

Box 104

Where Credit Was Due: the Creation of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank, Richter, 1985

Series X: Restricted

This series contains employee contracts, evaluations, and tax records. It includes legal documents related to Co-op properties and lawsuits against the Co-op. Material has been transferred from Series VI.

Box 105   Folder 1

Check cashing applications, undated

Box 105   Folder 2-18

Employees, 1961-2001

Box 106   Folder 1-12

Lawsuits,1967-2001

Box 107   Folder 1-7

Lawsuits, 2002-2003

Box 107   Folder 8-12

Leases, 1966-1991

Box 108   Folder 1-7

Leases, 1992-2003

Box 109   Folder 1-6

Leases, 2003

Box 110   Folder 1-2

Leases, 2003

Box 110   Folder 3

Legal services, billing, 1990-1998

Box 110   Folder 4-5

Remodeling, contracts, 1949-1997

Box 110   Folder 6

Theft, report, undated

Box 111   Folder 1-8

Leon Despres, files, 1958-1987

Box 112   Folder 1-10

Leon Despres, files, 1988-1997

Box 113   Folder 1-12

Leon Despres, files, 1997-2005