DeKalb Milk Consumers Association Records, 1922-1971
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Brief Description:

The records contained in this collection document the activities of the Milk Consumers Association Incorporated, of DeKalb, Illinois. The materials reflect on Association business from 1922 through its 1966 dissolution, with the bulk of the materials covering the years 1950-1966.

Types of records include minutes (1950-1965), correspondence, bills, payroll records, I.R.S. materials, banking records, monthly balance sheets, hauling routes, stock inventories, stock certificates, and final dissolution shares. Additionally, there are share purchase books that record sales for most of the years between 1922 and 1952.

Although the minutes (1950-1965) provide an excellent source of information concerning the growth and development of the Association and there are records of share sales throughout the years 1920-1950, this collection lacks records which would closely scrutinize the business in its formative and middle years, 1917-1949

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/015
Volume: 4.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 04/06/1978.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Consumption (Economics)
Dairying, Cooperative
DeKalb (Ill.)
DeKalb County (Ill)
DeKalb Milk Consumers Association
Finnish Americans
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Mr. Howard Eychaner  The records of the Milk Consumers Association, Inc. were donated by Mr. Howard Eychaner, a former president of the Association, to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on April 6, 1978.