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Cooperative Communicators Association:
An Inventory of Their Audio/Visual Collection, 1993-2003 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
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.
The audio/visual collection of the Cooperative Communicators Association includes VHS tapes, Hi8 tapes, audio cassettes, and compact discs all recapping the business and growth of CCA from 1975 to 2001. The collection bulks with video and audio recordings of CCA conventions and banquets.
Open for research.
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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. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.
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Cooperative Communicators Association, Audio/Visual Collection, 1993-2003 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
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Processed by: Elissa Stroman, 2013