Food Cooperatives Collection
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.
Restrictions on Access
Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.
Information on literary rights available in the Library.
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.
1 linear foot (1 box)
Language of Materials
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by topic.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Jay Legore of Liberty, Maine, June 15, 1998.
- Cooperative societies -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Friends Food Cooperative Corporation (Liberty, Me.)
- Lists Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Newsletters Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Periodicals Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Guide to the Food Cooperatives Collection
- Box And Folder List Available
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for uncoded script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.