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Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution legal document

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6069
Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution legal document, signed by Wilford Woodruff, dated 1891.

Dates

  • 1891

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Zion’s Co-operative Mercantile Institution legal document must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Abstract

Zion’s Co-operative Mercantile Institution legal document, signed by Wilford Woodruff, dated 1891.

Administrative History

Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI) was established in 1868 in order to try to keep Salt Lake business strong with the coming of the railroad.

Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution, commonly known as ZCMI, was established in 1868 in Salt Lake City. It was orginally founded under Brigham Young and a group of other business and community leaders in order to try to keep Salt Lake business strong with the coming of the railroad. It sold various goods, including clothing, wagons, sewing items, and machinery and in its first year made over 1.25 million dollars. It became the first department store in the US and became very popular in the Salt Lake area. It continued to play a significant role in the Salt Lake community for many years. Starting in 1999 ZCMI would switch hands several times. In 1999 it was sold to May Department Stores Company, followed by Meier and Frank in 2002, Macy's in 2006, and is currently closed for construction.

Custodial History

Purchased from Peter Crawley in 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Peter Crawley; 1987.

Appraisal

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Related Materials

Separated from other materials purchased from Peter Crawley in 1987.

Processing Information

Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Title
Register of Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution legal document
Status
completed
Author
Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Date
2008
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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