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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Awards

Board Meetings

By-laws

Committees

Correspondence

Financial Material

Graznak Award

Klinefelter Award

Manuals

Membership Rosters

Newsletters

Photographs

Printed Material

Reports

Plaques (3 count)

Certificate (framed)

Group Photograph (oversized)

50th Anniversary Commemorative poster

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Cooperative Communicators Association:

An Inventory of its Records, 1954-2004 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Cooperative Communicators Association
Title: Cooperative Communicators Association Records,
Dates: 1954-2004 and undated
Abstract: The collection includes awards, printed material, meeting and committee minutes, newsletters, conference proceedings, membership rosters, photographs, and miscellaneous material.
Collection # S 1743.2
Quantity: 10 boxes (10 linear feet) and oversized material
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) is an association of professional cooperative communicators who seek to improve their profession with the times, exchange ideas, and conduct their annual meetings. CCA seeks to help its members develop skills in many areas of expertise: writing, editing, design, speechwriting, audio visual production and related areas. Now known as the Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA), this organization was formed following a communicators’ conference in 1953 at the University of Minnesota. It was organized as the Cooperative Editorial Association (CEA). As of 2013, the CCA had a membership of 350 cooperative communicators from the United States, England, and Canada. Membership is open to anyone interested in cooperative communications, not just those working at cooperatives. Its first official Institute was held in 1954 at the University of Wisconsin. Thirty-one years later in 1985, at an Institute held in Chicago, its members adopted new Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation and changed the name to the Cooperative Communicators Association. These changes were made in recognition of the broadened scope of responsibilities that many co-op communicators and the changing structure of the co-ops that communicators serve.

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Scope and Content

The records of the Cooperative Communicators Association include awards, printed material of various types, meeting and committee minutes, membership rosters, and decades of newsletters. Also included are financial materials relating to diverse events and topics, and institute and conference proceedings and materials related to those events. Hundreds of photographs are included, but bulk with unidentified prints. These, and a handful of other materials, all recap the activities and growth of CCA from 1954 to 2004.

Materials that appear out of place in their respective series, such as committee reports appearing in both Committees and Reports, mimic the record creator's original order.

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Organization

The Cooperative Communicators Association Records is organized by the following series:

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Please contact the Reference Librarian at least 10 days in advance to make viewing arrangements.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by either the archives or the creators and authors of items in this collection, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

Duplication requests are limited by departmental policies. Please contact our Reference Department for further information.

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
Cooperative Communicators Association.
Cooperative Editorial Association.
Places
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
Communication.
Cooperative societies.
Professional associations.
Public relations.

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Related Materials in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cooperative Communicators Association Records, 1954-2004 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2002-0243-B, 2003-0132-B, 2005-0137-B

Gifts, 2002-2005

Processed by

William McDonald, 2013; Robert Weaver, 2019

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Collection Inventory

Awards

Box Folder
1 1 Awards, 1986
2 Awards, 1990
3 Contests, 1990
4 Photography and Writing Competition, 1986
5 Writing Competition, 1985

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Board Meetings

Box Folder
1 6 Board Meetings, 1976
7 Board Meetings, 1977
8 Board Meetings, 1980
9 Board Meetings, 1982
10 Board Meetings, 1983
11 CEA, 1983
12 CEA, 1984
13 Board Meetings, June 1985
14 Board Meetings, February, June, and October 1989
15 Board Meetings, 1989-1995
16 Board Meetings, 1990
17 Board Meetings, 1991
18 Board Meetings, October 1991
19 Agenda, Reports, etc. February 1991
20 Annual Meeting and Board Meeting, June 1990
21 Annual Meeting and Board Meeting, 1991
22 Annual Meeting and Board Meeting, 1991
23 Annual Meeting and Board Meeting, 1994
24 Bylaws and members, 1989
25 Bylaws reports, 1991
26 Committees, 1989
27 Minutes, 1960-1975
28 Minutes, 1978
29 Minutes, 1979
30 Minutes, 1981
31 Minutes, 1985
Box Folder
2 1 Minutes, 1987
2 Minutes, February, June, and October 1986
3 Minutes, 1988
4 Minutes, etc., 1989-1990
5 Strategic Planning Committee, 1987

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By-laws

Box Folder
2 6 By-laws, 1989

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Committees

Box Folder
2 7 Awards committee, 1987
8 Institute, 1985-1986
9 Long Range Planning, 1981-1982
10 Long Range Planning, 1986
11 Long Range Planning, June 15, 1986
12 Membership (CEA), 1985
13 Membership, 1986
14 Membership, 1989
15 Photo Award Committee, 1982
16 Scholarship Committee, 1981-1989 and undated
17 Secretary's Report, 1981
18 Secretary's Report, 1987
19 Site Selection, 1984
20 Future Sites Committee, June 12, 1987
21 Various, 1981-1982
22 CCA Writing, Photography, and Special Projects Competition, 1988

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Correspondence

Box Folder
2 23 Correspondence, 1986-1987
24 Correspondence, 1987
25 Correspondence, 1988
26 Correspondence, 1988
27 Correspondence, 1989
28 Correspondence, 1989
29 Correspondence, 1990
30 Correspondence, 1990
31 Correspondence, 1991
32 Correspondence, 1991
33 Committee correspondence, 1985
34 Committee correspondence, 1987
35 Committee correspondence, 1989
36 Forrest Bradley, 1986
37 Re: U.S. Agricultural Communicator's Congress, July 9, 1990

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Financial Material

Box Folder
3 1 "Credit to Farmers: The Story of Federal Intermediate Credit Banks and Production Credit Associations", 1973
2 Financial material, 1993-1994
3 Financial material, 1994
4 Financial material, 1994-1995
5 Financial material, 1995
6 Financial material, 1996
7 Financial material, 1996-1997
8 Financial material, 1996-1997
9 Financial material, 1996-1997
10 Financial material, 1997-1998
11 Financial material, 1997-1998
12 Financial material, 1997-1998
13 Financial material, 1998-1999
14 Financial material, 1998-1999
15 Financial material, 1999-2000
16 Financial material, 1999-2000
17 Bank statements and checks, 1987
18 Bank statements, January 31, 1987 to October 31, 1987
19 Bank statements, 1988
Box Folder
4 1 Bank statements, 1989
2 Bank statements, 1990
3 Bills and receipts, 1990-1991
4 Checks and receipts, 1987
5 Checks and receipts, 1987
6 Checks, November 5, 1987-December 31, 1991
7 Checks and receipts, 1988
8 Checks and receipts, 1988
9 Checks and receipts, 1990
10 Correspondence, checks, and receipts, 1987-1990
11 Correspondence, 1989
12 Deposits, November 13, 1987-May 9, 1990
13 Executive Director invoices, 1993
14 Financial postage, 1992-1998
15 Financial postage, 1997-2000
16 Financial report, 1988
Box Folder
5 1 Financial summaries, taxes, and related documents, 1974-1986
2 Income taxes, 1985-1991
3 Itemized finances, 1992
4 Ledger pages and bank statements, 1986-1993
5 Ledger pages, 1988-1991
6 Operating budget, 1991
7 Reports and statements (1), 1984-1991
8 Reports and statements (2), 1984-1991
9 Utility bills and related material, 1985-1990
10 Utilities, 1992
11 Utilities, expenses, and reimbursement, 1992
12 Utilities, expenses, and reimbursement, 1992
13 Utilities, 1993
14 Utilities, expenses, and reimbursement, 1993
15 Utilities, expenses, and reimbursement, 1998-1999

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Graznak Award

Box Folder
5 16 Graznak Award, 1976-1986

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Klinefelter Award

Box Folder
5 17 Klinefelter Award, 1986-1987
18 Klinefelter Award, 1975-1985
19 Applications, 2003

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Manuals

Box Folder
6 1 CCA Policy and Procedures Manual, 1990

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Membership Rosters

Box Folder
6 2 Membership directory, 1977-1985
3 Roster, 1981
4 Roster, 1982
5 Roster, 1985-1991
6 Membership directories, 1992-1996
7 Membership directories, 1998-2001
8 Roster, 1991-2001

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Newsletters

Box Folder
6 9 Newsletters, 1974-1978
10 Newsletters, 1981-1982
11 Newsletters, 1983-1985
12 Newsletters, January to November 1984
13 Newsletters, 1986-1987
14 Newsletters, 1988-1991
15 Newsletters, 1990
16 Newsletters, 1992-1994
17 Newsletters, 1995-1996
18 "Cooperative Action", 1995-1996
19 Newsletters, 1997-1999
20 Newsletters, 2002
21 "Alumni Cooperator", Summer 1994

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Photographs

Box Folder
7 1 Negatives, undated
2 Photos on cardboard, undated
3 Photos on cardboard, undated
4 Photos on cardboard, undated
5 Photographs, 1982-1991
6 Photographs, 1985-1997 and undated
7 Photographs, 1985-2002 and undated
8 Photographs, 1990 and undated
9 Photographs, 1990-1997 and undated
10 Photographs, 1991 and undated
11 Photographs, 1994-1997 and undated
12 Photographs, 1995 and undated
13 Photographs, 1995 and undated
Box Folder
8 1 Photographs, 1998-1999 and undated
2 Photographs and slides, 2002 and undated
3 Photographs, undated
4 Photographs, undated
5 Photographs, undated
6 Photographs, undated
7 Photographs, undated
8 6 CD/DVDs, 2001-2004

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Printed Material

Box Folder
8 9 AAACE Communications Handbook, 1976
10 Agricultural Communicators Congress, 1984
11 Agriculture 2020, 1983
12 "By the Seat of the Pants", undated
13 CCA memberships, correspondence, and financials, 1989
14 CCA business plan, 1988
15 CEA Annual Meeting planning guide, 1981
16 Clippings, periodicals, and laminated documents, 1982-2003
17 "Communications", undated
Box Folder
9 1 Conference handouts and panels (duplicates), 1998
2 Conference handouts and panels, 1998
3 "Connected to People and Communities", 1999
4 Contest material, 1990
5 "Cooperative Credit Union Dictionary and Reference", 1990
6 "Cooperative Education", 1997
7 "Cooperation Works!", 1996
8 Directory of farmer cooperatives, 1998
9 "The Farm Credit System", 1976
10 "Fifty Years of Cooperative Partnership", 1999
11 "Fragments of Our Heritage", Graznak, 1975
12 "From the Ground Up: 75 Years of Farm Bureau in Tennessee", 1996
13 History of CEA and awards, 1954-1981
14 "How to Listen Powerfully", 1987
15 Institute proceedings, 1959-1985
16 Institute, 1986
17 Institute, 1987
18 Institute programs and files, 1986-1987 and undated
Box Folder
10 1 Institute - San Antonio, 1989
2 Institute programs and related material, 1990-1999
3 Institute program, 1991
4 "Marketing Our Coop Advantage", 1996
5 "Partners" magazine, 1995
6 Periodicals, 2002-2003
7 Secretary's Report, 1990
8 Rural Cooperatives Publications, August 1995
9 "Tapestry of Success", 1995
10 Understanding Cooperatives, August 1994

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Reports

Box Folder
10 11 Reports, 1985-1990
12 Awards, 1985
13 Committee reports, 1981-1982
14 Committee reports, 1987
15 Estimated Production of Forest Coop Members, June 1985
16 "Farm Credit Administration and the Cooperative Farm Credit System", 46th Annual Report, 1979
17 Membership Committee, 1982
18 Michigan Alliance of Cooperatives Needs Assessment Survey Report, October 1994
19 Publicity, ca. 1981
20 Scholarships, 1985
21 Secretary reports, 1980-1986
22 Secretary reports, 1987-1988
23 Southern CCA Workshop, November 1985
24 Writing Competition, 1981-1982

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Plaques (3 count)

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Certificate (framed)

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Group Photograph (oversized)

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50th Anniversary Commemorative poster

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