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Arizona Co-operative Mercantile Institution business records

Arizona Co-operative Mercantile Institution business records

Dates: 1890-1909

Contains shipping receipts, receipts, order forms and correspondence of the Arizona Co-operative Mercantile Institution. The materials include interactions between businesses such as the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company, the Great Western Stove Company, the L.M. Rumsey Manufacturing Company and the Union Pacific Railroad Company. They are packed in sleeves in three ring binders.

  • Extent: 6 cartons (6 linear ft.). -- 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Arizona Co-operative Mercantile Institution
  • Call Number: MSS 5854
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Materials left in original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Arizona Co-operative Mercantile Institution business records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 5854; Arizona Co-operative Mercantile Institution business records; 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 5854, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Days of '49, Inc. in 1995. Purchased from Ken Sanders in 2011.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Days of '49, Inc.; 1995. Purchased; Ken Sanders; 2011.
Subject Terms
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company; Great Western Stove Company; L.M. Rumsey Mfg. Co.; Union Pacific Railroad Company; Business; Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; Railroads--United States
Genre / Form
Business records
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 13 August 2007. Processed; Elizabeth Ballif; 20 March 2012.
Appraisal Information
Western American business and labor industry (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.I, August 2007). Contains the business records of the Arizona Co-operative Mercantile Institution.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS5854
Finding Aid Title
Arizona Co-operative Mercantile Institution business records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-23T04:00-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Arizona Co-operative Mercantile Institution was created to help aid the economic situation of Latter-day Saints in Arizona.

The Arizona Co-operative Mercantile Institution was created to meet the needs of the strained economy among the early settlements of Latter-day Saints in Arizona. The cooperative store was set up in many towns in an effort to benefit the town and the individual. In January 1881, in Snowflake, Arizona, a co-operative store was begun that eventually merged into the Arizona Cooperative Mercantile Institution. This was based in St. Johns, Arizona. They were proprietors of Silver Creek Flour Mills. It was fashioned somewhat after the Z.C.M.I. at LDS Church headquarters.



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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
john_m_murphy@byu.edu