Overview of the Collection
Special Collections & Archives
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702 – 4004
Reference Code: USGZE UHC64
Accession Number: 85-97
Collection Number: University Historical Collection 64
Creators: Consumers Cooperative Association of Eau Claire (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Title: Consumers Cooperative Association of Eau Claire (Eau Claire, Wis.) Annual Reports
Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (1 archives boxes)
Location of Collection: A10/1b
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: Annual reports of a retail distribution organization owned by Eau Claire area farmers and consumers from 1948, 1950, 1953, 1960, 1961, 1962, and 1976.
Biographical / Historical Note
The Consumers Cooperative Association of Eau Claire was founded in 1935 by Eau Claire residents and area farmers. Its first purchase for co-op members was a carload of coal on September 9, 1935. Later ventures included a gas station in 1936, a credit union in 1938 and a coal yard and a bulk plant in 1946. A coop supermarket was in operation by 1953, and a Health Maintenance Organization was incorporated in 1972. Other activities included a summer camp for children and a teen club.
The annual reports contain lists of officers, annual financial statements, accounts of the past year’s highlights, and histories of the cooperative. Some reports feature photographs of the cooperative’s buildings and businesses.
Acquisition Information: Donated to the University Archives and Special Collections, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 1985.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.
Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire.
Preferred Citation: Consumers Cooperative Association of Eau Claire (Eau Claire, Wis.) Annual Reports. UHC 64. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in June 2007.
Corporate Names: Consumers Cooperative Association of Eau Claire (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Cooperative societies – Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Consumer cooperatives – Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Geographical Terms: Eau Claire (Wis.) – Commerce
Detailed List of Contents
1948, 1950, 1953, 1960,