University of Minnesota

Northern States Cooperative Guilds and Clubs (Superior, Wisconsin), Records

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Northern States Cooperative Guilds and Clubs (Superior, Wis.).
Dates: ca 1930-1969
Abstract: Records (1930-1969) of the Northern States Cooperative Guilds and Clubs, Superior, Wis. include scrapbooks; notebooks relating to publications; receipt ledgers; financial records; newsletters; minutes; membership lists; correspondence; and by-laws.
Quantity: 4 linear ft.
Language: In English.
Collection ID: IHRC1690

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Northern States Cooperative Guilds and Clubs was organized in 1930 in Superior, Wisconsin as the Northern States Women's Cooperative Guild. The Guild was a federation of local women's cooperative groups in the Central Cooperative Wholesale area and functioned as an auxiliary to it. It was the first organization of its kind in the United States. It organized summer youth camps, promoted the cooperative movement with fair booths and other projects, and served as a contact between homemakers and the cooperative's commodity program. In the early 1930's up to 70 guilds were affiliated with the organization, but in the 1940's membership began to decline. The organization was disbanded in 1969.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Northern States Cooperative Guilds and Clubs (Superior, Wisconsin) collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Northern States Cooperative Guilds and Clubs (Superior, Wisconsin) collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Northern States Cooperative Guilds and Clubs (Superior, Wisconsin) Records, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Finnish Americans--Wisconsin--Superior--Societies, etc.
Finnish American women--Societies and clubs.
Finnish American women--Wisconsin--Superior--Societies, etc.
Cooperative societies--Wisconsin--Superior.

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