Arizona Co-operative Mercantile Institution business records
Scope and Contents note
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.
- Arizona Co-operative Mercantile Institution (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
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.
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.
1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
6 cartons (6 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Shipping receipts, receipts, order forms and correspondence of the Arizona Co-operative Mercantile Institution.
Materials left in original order.
Custodial History note
Purchased from Days of '49, Inc. in 1995. Purchased from Ken Sanders in 2011.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Purchased; Days of '49, Inc.; 1995. Purchased; Ken Sanders; 2011.
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.
Processing Information note
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 13 August 2007. Processed; Elizabeth Ballif; 20 March 2012.
- Register of Arizona Co-operative Mercantile Institution business records
- Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.