Pure Milk Association Records (Chicago), 1924-1969
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Brief Description: The Pure Milk Association records document the origin and development of a northern Illinois milk producers’ cooperative during the period 1924 to 1969.  The collection contains eleven boxes of materials including the articles of incorporation and amendments (1926-1961), by-laws (1962-1969), minutes and proceedings from board of directors and special committees (1924-1969), membership agreement forms (1926-1950) official records (1936) business manuals (1945), and publications (1951-1964).  Minutes and proceedings comprise a major portion of the collection and include reports on the Association’s financial position, membership services, plan operations, sales, and public relations activities.  Of special note are corporate records documenting the history of Pure Milk Association Products Co., a subsidiary of Pure Milk Association.  The records detail the organization and dissolution of the shortlived subsidiary from 1936 to 1940.  In all, these records provide an accurate account of the association’s organization and development in the 1920’s, its expansion of membership from 1930 to 1950, and its role as a major dairy bargaining agency from 1950 to 1970.
Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at] niu.edu
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/062
Volume: 10.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 05/14/1979.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the materials in this collection.
Subject Index
Associated Milk Producers
Dairying, Cooperative
Milk Foundation
Pure Milk Association
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights to the materials belong to Associated Milk Producers, Incorporated of Chicago, Illinois.  Literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Walter Kirchner  Walter Kirchner deposited the records of the Pure Milk Association in the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on May 14, 1979
Related Materials: Researchers using these materials may also wish to consult other related manuscript collections hold by the Regional History Center:  DeKalb Consumers Association Records (RC 15), Gurler Family Papers (RC 25), and John P. Case Papers (RC 86).