Cottontop Cooperative Society Records, 1976-1984
Title: Cottontop Cooperative Society Records, 1976-1984
Record Series: MsC-15
Creator: Cottontop Cooperative Society
Extent: 4 boxes (2.36 linear feet)
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Language: Materials entirely in English.
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Physical Access: Box 1 is located in Manuscripts Oversized 1.
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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Cottontop Cooperative Society Records, 1976-1984, [folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
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The Cottontop Cooperative Society was formed in 1974 by five individuals. The society's goal was to encourage healthy eating, the consumption of organic and natural food, and provide educational services to its membership. The Co-op specialized in the sale of inexpensive organic food and was located at 202 Main Street in Cedar Falls.
Scope and Content
This collection contains financial records of the Cottontop Cooperative Society as well as newsletters, by-laws, and its articles of incorporation.
Cash receipt books
Folder 1: January 1979
Folder 2: January 1980
Folder 3: June 1981
Folder 1: Single entry ledger book, March 1, November 9, 1977
Folder 2: Day book (business diary)
Folder 3: Ledger book, 1979
Folder 4: Cash disbursements journals, 1976-1978
Folder 5: Cash receipts journals, 1976-1977
Folder 6: Receipts and disbursements, 1981-1982
Folder 7: Payroll, 1980-1982
Folder 8: Cottontop Cooperative Society newsletters, 1976-1981
Folder 1: Sales projections, 1979-1982
Folder 1: Income statements, 1983-1984
Folder 2: Profit centers
Folder 3: Blooming Prairie Cooperative Warehouse analysis and recommendations, 1983
Folder 4: Miscellaneous reports and correspondence
Folder 5: Newsletters; By-laws; Articles of Incorporation
Collection processed and finding aid created by Library Associate Dave Hoing, March 2017. Updated by Dave Hoing, October 2017 and Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, December 2021. Linear feet count updated on August 9, 2017.