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Food Cooperatives Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0180

Scope and Contents

The collection contains papers of the Friends Food Cooperative Corporation in Liberty, Maine. Included are a few records of the cooperative and its activities, newsletters from other cooperatives, and literature from cooperative living organizations.

Dates

  • 1974-1985

Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the Library.

Historical Note

Food cooperatives are organizations of individuals who join together to purchase groceries in quantity directly from the distributor, thus avoiding "retail" costs. These became popular in the early 1970s and reached a peak in the 1980s. The material in the collection reflects this.

Extent

1 linear foot (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The collection contains papers of the Friends Food Cooperative Corporation in Liberty, Maine.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jay Legore of Liberty, Maine, June 15, 1998.

Title
Guide to the Food Cooperatives Collection
Status
Box And Folder List Available
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686