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Inventory of the Poultry Producers of Central California Collection
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  • Creator: Poultry Producers of Central California
    Title: Poultry Producers of Central California Collection
    Date: 1928-1958
    Extent: 3.8 linear feet
    Abstract: Through most of its history, Poultry Producers of Central California was said to the largest egg cooperative marketing association in the world. The collection contains material related to the activities of the Poultry Producers of Central California, including correspondence, interdepartmental memos, reports, publications, and advertising materials for eggs marketed by the cooperative under the name "Nulaids".
    Phyiscal location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-284
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English

    History

    Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Poultry Producers of Central California (PPCC) was organized as an agricultural cooperative association in late 1916 to receive, grade, package, and market eggs received from its member-producers. Members entered into an exclusive marketing agreement to sell their eggs to PPCC; eggs were marketed under the brand name "Nulaids". By majority vote of its members in 1926, PPCC also established a Feed and Supply Department to sell poultry feeds and farm supplies to its members. The association also included a credit union, Federal Credit Union. Membership in the credit union was open to members and employees of PPCC, as well as to their immediate family.
    Through most of its history, Poultry Producers of Central California was said to the largest egg cooperative marketing association in the world. PPCC, alternatively known as Nulaid Farmers Association, consolidated with Hayward Poultry Producers Association in 1963 to form a new farmers' cooperative, Pacific Growers.
    Tinley, James Maddison, and Henry Ernest Erdman. 1957. Operating problems of a cooperative poultry and feed association. [Berkeley, CA]: Division of Agricultural Sciences, University of California.

    Scope and Content

    The Poultry Producers of Central California collection spans the years of 1928-1958. The collection contains material related to the activities of the Poultry Producers of Central California, including correspondence, interdepartmental memos, reports, publications, and advertising materials for eggs marketed by the cooperative under the name "Nulaids". Advertising material includes print ads and product banners from approximately 1935-1958 for Nulaid Eggs.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged into five series: 1. History; 2. Correspondence; 3. Organizational Records; 4. Printed Material; 5. Advertising Material.

    Related Collections

    The following collections at Special Collections may also be of interest:
    D-206, Farmers' Trade Union Records, 1883-1891: This collection contains account books, cash books, check stubs, and other records relating to the commercial activities of a farmers' supply cooperative in Clements, California.
    D-150, Tri/Valley Growers Collection, 1929-1959: This collection contains twenty oversize panels of mounted letters, photographs, and memorabilia related to the predecessor associations. Tri/Valley Growers was created in 1963 as the result of a merger of Tri Valley Packing Association and Turlock Cooperative Growers. It is a growers' cooperative engaged in canning, distribution, and marketing of growers' products.
    D-399, Ogasawara, Frank X. Papers, 1913-2002: This collection contains correspondence and publications of Frank Ogasawawa, Professor of Poultry Husbandry and Avian Sciences, University of California, Davis. He pioneered research on artificial insemination of turkeys.
    D-162, California Canners and Growers Archives, 1959-1983: This collection contains financial statements, payroll ledgers, marketing studies, pricing analysis, inventories, correspondence, and monthly manager's letters of the California Canners and Growers Cooperative.
    Materials available through the University of California, Davis General Library:
    SF481. N8, Nulaid News, v.1-40 (1923-1962)
    SF481. P55, Poultry Producers of Central California Annual Report, 1943-1958

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Poultry Producers of Central California--Archives.
    Poultry industry--California.
    Egg trade--California.
    Eggs--Production--California.
    Poultry--Cooperative marketing--California.
    Eggs--California--Cooperative marketing.
    Agriculture, Cooperative--California.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Joy Rowe processed the collection and created the finding aid under the direction of Elizabeth Phillips, Manuscript Archivist.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1989.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Poultry Producers of Central California Collection , D-284, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, University of California, Library, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.