A Guide to the National Cotton Compress and Cotton Warehouse Association Records, 1933-1970
The National Cotton Compress and Cotton Warehouse Association, based in Memphis, Tennessee, was founded to represent cotton companies and warehouse operators on a national level in dealing with legislation, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the progress of cotton research. The association was the result of an industry meeting in New Orleans on June 23, 1937, that gathered 38 warehouse owners.
After splitting into two organizations (port and interior warehouses) in the early 1960’s, the two groups realized they had common interests after all. They came back together in 1969 under the name of the Cotton Warehouse Association of America.
Cotton Warehouse Association of America (http://www.cottonwarehouse.org/About-Us), accessed January 19, 2016
Correspondence, press releases, charter, by-laws, reports, contracts, resolutions, membership records, bulletins, committee records, technical research, annual meetings and hearings minutes, notebooks, and legislative acts comprise the National Cotton Compress and Cotton Warehouse Association Records, 1933-1970. Materials within the collection provide a glimpse of the many changes that have taken place in the American cotton industry in the last 40 years.
In addition to documenting the internal organization, activities, and programs developed by the Association, the collection includes records of its participation in the work of the Advisory committee to the Secretary of Agriculture under the Research & Marketing Act of 1946; files covering relations with Commodity Credit Corporation, the agricultural price support organization of the Department of Agriculture; statements before congressional committees; presentations to the administrator of the wage and hour and public contracts division of the Department of Labor; and, other material relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act as it effects and has effected the cotton compress-warehouse industry.
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National Cotton Compress and Cotton Warehouse Association Records, 1933-1970, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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