Finding Aid to the Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley Records, 1939-1991

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Finding Aid to the Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley Records, 1939-1991

Collection Number: 90/140 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Wayne Silka
Date Completed:
January 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley records
Date (inclusive): 1939-1991
Collection Number: 90/140 c
Creator : Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley
Extent: Number of containers: 36 cartons, 1 box, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 45
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Abstract: The records of the Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley, Inc. cover the years 1939-1991. The earliest efforts of its constituency are recorded in the handwritten minutes of the Co-op Unit Council that convened on May 1, 1939. The best perspective on Co-op operations can be found in the minutes and reports of the Board of Directors and in the Co-op News scrapbooks which feature clippings that reflect the viewpoints and practices of a variety of Co-op home economists. The collection includes a voluminous series of Board of Directors minutes, 1939-1977, that document all facets of business and administrative affairs as well as member participation. All corporate levels and departments are documented in the minutes and committee files, or "packets" as they were sometimes described by a Co-op record keeper. The largest group of files are those that document Co-op operations and management during the years 1952-1989. Much of this material consists of subject files compiled by education director Nancy Snow and the Co-op News scrapbooks and clipping files reflecting the concerns and activities of the Home Economist Program. The bankruptcy of the Co-op is also well documented in the form of legal files.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley Records, 90/140 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

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Separated Material

Photographs have been transferred to The Bancroft Library's Pictorial Collections. Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley
Consumer cooperatives--California--Berkeley
Cooperative societies--California
Scrapbooks.
Minutes.
Annual reports.
Advertisements.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley Records were given to The Bancroft Library by the Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley in 1989. Additions were made in 1994.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Wayne Silka in 1991. Completed by Lucy Allen in 2007.

Chronology

1937 The Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley, composed mostly of church and University people, opens a food store in Berkeley.
1938 The Berkeley Cooperative Union, with members coming largely from the Finnish community, opens a service station and hardware store in Berkeley.
1940 Starts publication of Co-op News.
1942 Co-op makes sure it only sells lean ground chuck as hamburger, while other stores were selling "hamburger"-that could mean anything that would go through the meat grinder.
1946 Helps staff Consumer Information Center for the Civilian Defense Council in Berkeley.
1947 The Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley and the Berkeley Cooperative Union merge into the Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley, Inc.
1948 An enlarged food store is built at University and Sacramento in Berkeley.
1953 The University Avenue Food Store is again enlarged
1955 Hires first Home Economist.
  A Co-op auto repair garage is opened in Berkeley.
  A hardware/variety store is opened at 1432 University Avenue.
1957 Co-op members open their first facility outside of Berkeley- a food center and service station at 1510 Geary Road in Walnut Creek.
1959 A third Berkeley Venter opens at 1550 Shattuck Avenue.
1961 Co-op issues its first statements to regulatory agencies and legislatures on standards of identity for orange juice and orange juice products, on fish protein, and on frozen raw breaded shrimp. These statements will be issued regularly throughout the ensuing years, often with significant impact on the success of consumer efforts to enhance food safety and labeling standards.
1962 Co-op acquires five stores from Sid's chain- in Berkeley, Walnut Creek, and Castro Valley, and converted them to co-ops. One was the Natural Food Store. The addresses were 3000 Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, 1295 South Main in Walnut Creek, 3667 Castro Valley Road in Castro Valley and 1581 University Avenue in Berkeley (now combined with the 1414 University Avenue Co-op Food Store).
1963 A food center and service station were opened at Eastshore Boulevard and Potrero in El Cerrito, after extensive planning by members in the area.
1964 Co-op home economists issue first of many advocacy statements urging that all ingredients be listed on ice cream labels.
1965 Co-ops wrap meat better side down so shoppers will know better what they are buying: a well intended program that did not work well and was discontinued.
  Co-op Low Cost Cookbook first published. It goes through 8 printings. It is first put together by Co-op members and consisted of inexpensive main dishes.
1966 Co-op lobbies extensively on the Fair Packaging and Labeling Law, which passes on November 2, 1966.
1967 After ten years of planning, a Co-op shopping complex opens on Tamal Vista Boulevard in Corte Madera, Marin County.
1968 First began support for farm-worker struggles, United Farm Workers' Union (UFW).
1970 Begins carrying organic produce.
  Bans sale of hazardous pesticides in stores.
  Establishes a community recycling center in Berkeley.
  Co-op organizes a petition drive to support first bottle bill deposit legislation. A weakened version passes in 1986.
1971 The Natural Foods Center opens at 1581 University Avenue in Berkeley.
  Bans smoking in Co-op stores.
1971-1973 One of five markets nationwide chosen by FDA to test nutrition information on food labels and the only input from a group of consumers. The final version became law in 1973.
1972 Launches a campaign to educate consumers about the benefits of plain aspirin vs. expensive pain killers to help members save money on drugs.
  First store in the U.S. to sell nitrite-free hot dogs.
  Publishes Co-op 35th Anniversary Menu Book, complete gourmet menus donated by Co-op members including accompanying wines and liqueurs.
1974 Co-op acquires three stores in Oakland from Mayfair and converts them to co-ops; 5730 Telegraph Avenue, East 18th and Park Boulevard, and one in the MacArthur-Broadway Shopping Center.
1975 Following intensive member initiative, Co-op opens its first San Francisco store, in the Northpoint Shopping Center at Bay and Mason.
  Ceases purchase of fluorocarbon-containing aerosols.
1976 Lowers milk prices illegally to force the issue of price fixing in milk.
  Recognizing that it has long since outgrown its physical limitations, Co-op begins a complete redevelopment of its first store, the University Avenue Center in Berkeley.
1977 First sponsors energy and water conservation clinics.
1978 Because of the energy crisis and reduced traveling, losing operations at the garage and service station are discontinued.
1979 Starts giving refunds for re-used paper bags and begins to sell Save-A-Tree reusable bags.
  Begins marketing "Natural Pack" Co-op label canned foods- without added sugar, salt and without preservatives or artificial colors.
1980 Publication of Berkeley Co-op Food Book brings together in one publication the food preparation, health and safety information from prior years' home economists handouts, columns etc.
  Natural Foods products, initially promoted in a separate store in 1971, are emphasized in special departments in all stores, including four specially remodeled for this purpose.
1981 MacArthur-Broadway (Oakland) and South Main (Walnut Creek) Co-op Centers were closed.
1982 Castro Valley Co-op closes.
1983 Begins boycott of Nestle's products because of infant formula scandals in Third World countries.
1984 North Oakland, Marin, Geary Road and El Cerrito Co-ops close.
  Accepts an ad rejected by other media about sugar in cereals and false advertising.
  Decides to boycott Chilean produce.
1985 Members vote to support boycott of Coors beer, which is subsequently removed from Co-op shelves.
  Goes on record opposing irradiation of food, calls for labeling of any irradiated foods, and launches petition drive to FDA on these issues.
  Savories (Corte Madera) opens- Co-ops first specialty ranch style market.
1986 Closes Northpoint and Hardware Variety Centers.
  Receives Nutrition Pace-Setter award from the Center for Science in the Public Interest for innovation in nutrition information and consumer protection.
1988 The Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley closes.

Scope and Content of Collection

The records of the Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley, Inc. cover the years 1939-1991. The earliest efforts of its constituency are recorded in the handwritten minutes of the Co-op Unit Council that convened on May 1, 1939. The best perspective on Co-op operations can be found in the minutes and reports of the Board of Directors and in the Co-op News scrapbooks which feature clippings that reflect the viewpoints and practices of a variety of Co-op home economists. The collection includes a voluminous series of Board of Directors minutes, 1939-1977, that document all facets of business and administrative affairs as well as member participation. All corporate levels and departments are documented in the minutes and committee files, or "packets" as they were sometimes described by a Co-op record keeper. The largest group of files are those that document Co-op operations and management during the years 1952-1989. Much of this material consists of subject files compiled by education director Nancy Snow and the Co-op News scrapbooks and clipping files reflecting the concerns and activities of the Home Economist Program. The bankruptcy of the Co-op is also well documented in the form of legal files.
The records have been divided into seven series structured according to Co-Op corporate management: Board of Directors Files; Board Committees; Congress and Center Councils; Operations; Associated Cooperatives (Affiliates); Conference of Cooperatives Managers; and Legal Files.
Although there is much documentation concerning the early years and growth period of the organization in the 1940s through the 1970s, there is little information regarding Board business affairs and policy decisions that might chronicle and characterize the decline and ultimate dissolution of the Cooperative in the 1980s. The legal process of the Co-Op's bankruptcy and dissolution, however, are well documented in the form of legal files.

Container List

 

Series 1 Board of Directors Files 1943-1977

Physical Description: Cartons 1-10

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The Board of Directors files consist of seventy-four volumes featuring a variety of titles, although typically the volumes are identified as "Minutes" or "Correspondence and Miscellaneous". Volumes labeled " Board Minutes" contain primarily recorded minutes of Board proceedings, but may also include, as in the case of many " Correspondence and Miscellaneous" and "Board Packet" volumes, minutes of other unit meetings, notably: Auditing and Finance; Capital Campaign Committee; Committee on Committees; Consumer Information and Protection Committee; Education Committee; Future Plans Committee; Member Relations Committee; Membership meetings; Public Relations Committee; Records Committee; Semi-Annual Meeting of Associated Co-Operatives; Special Committees; Supplier Discrimination Committee; and Unit Council. The volumes may also contain Report material such as those submitted by Nominating Committees; Price Committees; Committees on Meat Markets; Special Committees; Managers; Treasurers; Auditors; Controllers and Accountants. In addition, the volumes may include such material as Balance Sheets; By-Laws; Correspondence; Policy Statements; Profit and Loss Statements; Distribution of Patronage Dividends Statements; Recommendations to the Board of Directors; Statements of Adopted Resolutions; Associated Co-Operatives Annual Reports; Investment Changes; New Membership Rosters; and New Applications for Membership.
Carton 1, Folder 1-13

Minutes 1939 May- 1957 Sept.

Carton 2, Folder 14

Correspondence and Miscellaneous 1952 Oct.- 1953 Sept.

Carton 2, Folder 15

Financial Reports (Accountant reports) 1952 Oct.- 1957 Aug.

Carton 2, Folder 16-19

Correspondence and Miscellaneous 1953 Oct.-1957 Sept.

Carton 2, Folder 20

Minutes 1957-1958

Carton 2, Folder 21

Controller's Reports 1957-1958

Carton 2, Folder 22

Education Director's Reports 1957-1958

Carton 2, Folder 23

Correspondence 1957-1958

Carton 2, Folder 24

Correspondence and Miscellaneous 1958 Oct.-1959 Sept.

Carton 2, Folder 25

Minutes 1958 Oct.-1964 Sept.

Carton 3, Folder 26-31

Correspondence and Miscellaneous 1959 Oct.- 1963 Sept.

Carton 4, Folder 32-35

Correspondence and Miscellaneous 1963 Oct.- 1965 March

Carton 4, Folder 36

Board Packet 1965 April- Sept.

Carton 4, Folder 37

Correspondence 1965 Oct.- 1966 Feb.

Carton 4, Folder 38

Correspondence and Miscellaneous 1965 Oct.- 1966 April

Carton 5, Folder 39-42

Correspondence and Miscellaneous 1966 April-1967 Oct.

Carton 6, Folder 43-49

Correspondence and Miscellaneous 1968 March-1970 June

Carton 7, Folder 50-55

Correspondence and Miscellaneous 1970 July -1972 March

Carton 8, Folder 56

Board of Directors Meeting 1972 Jan.-Dec.

Carton 8, Folder 57-61

Correspondence and Miscellaneous 1972 April- 1973 Oct.

Carton 9, Folder 62

Minutes Packet-Correspondence and Miscellany 1973 Nov.-1974 March

Carton 9, Folder 63

Minutes 1974 Jan.- 1975 Dec.

Carton 9, Folder 64-65

Minutes Packet-Correspondence and Miscellany 1974 April-Dec

Carton 9, Folder 66-68

Minutes Packet-Financial Performance, Correspondence and Miscellany 1975 March-1975 Sept.

Carton 10, Folder 69-70

Minutes Packet-Financial Performance, Correspondence and Miscellany 1975 Oct-1976 March

Carton 10, Folder 71

Minutes Packet-Financial Performance, Correspondence and Miscellany [Notice: No material re Board meetings of June 28, 29-only an agenda memo dated June 24, 1976] 1976, April-June

Carton 10, Folder 72

Minutes 1976 Jan.- Dec.

Carton 10, Folder 73-74

Minutes-Regular, Special, Executive 1977 Jan.- Dec.

 

Series 2 Board Committees 1946-1984

Physical Description: Carton 11; Carton 12, folders 1-20

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by Committee and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes and reports of Education, Election, Finance, Member Relations, and Nominating Committees. Education files consist of Committee and Sub-Committee minutes, intra-departmental and ad hoc committee memoranda, schedules, and agenda. Election Committee files feature minutes of meetings, reports and recommendations, election rules and returns, sample ballots, agenda, and memoranda. Finance Committee files contain bookkeeping accounts, performance and audit reports, business plans, budgetary analyses, and recommendations to the Board of Directors. Member Relations Committee records include meeting minutes, memoranda, public relations reports, and fact sheets. Nominating Committee files offer meeting minutes, ballot petitions, manuals and guidelines, and occasional correspondence with nominees for Board of Directors.
 

Education Committee

Carton 11, Folder 1-5

Education Committee 1972-1976

Carton 11, Folder 6

Education Committee/Subcommittee 1977

Carton 11, Folder 7

Education Committee-Agendas and Minutes 1977

Carton 11, Folder 8

Education Committee-Joint Berkeley Councils 1977

Carton 11, Folder 9-13

Education Committee 1978-1982

 

Election Committee

Carton 11, Folder 14-19

Election Committee 1965-1969

Carton 11, Folder 20-28

Election Committee 1971-1982

Carton 11, Folder 29

Election Miscellany 1973-1974

 

Finance Committee

Carton 11, Folder 30

Accounts 1946-1947

Carton 11, Folder 31

Audit Report 1953

Carton 11, Folder 32

Lower Prince Structure Analysis and Budgetary Recommendations 1969

Carton 11, Folder 33

Internal Audit 1970

Carton 12, Folder 1-2

Budgetary Analysis (Pts. 1 and 2) 1970

Carton 12, Folder 3

Budgetary Analysis (Pt. 3) 1971

Carton 12, Folder 4-7

Financial Performance Reports 1976-1979

Carton 12, Folder 8

Business Plan 1984

Carton 12, Folder 9

Business Plan Miscellany 1987

 

Member Relations Committee

Carton 12, Folder 10-16

Member Relations Committee 1975-1981

Carton 12, Folder 17

Member Relations Skills Bank 1978

 

Nominating Committee

Carton 12, Folder 18

Nominating Committee 1959-1965

Carton 12, Folder 19

Nominating Committee Minutes 1969

Carton 12, Folder 20

Nominating Committee Guide 1969

 

Series 3 Congress and Center Councils 1940-1982

Physical Description: Carton 12, folders 21-27; Carton 13, folders 1-25

Arrangement

Arranged according to categories of representational control- Membership Meetings, Parliament, and Center Councils- and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Files commence with records of Membership Meetings, which include minutes, agenda, new members lists, records of membership investment, annual meeting registration rosters, and absentee ballot requests. Parliament files include meeting minutes, memoranda, rosters, proposed amendment to By-Laws, Education and Election, and Housing Committee reports and questionnaires. Center Council files contain minutes of Chairpersons and Coordination Committee meetings, election tallies, and memoranda. Appended are records maintained by several local center councils. These feature Center Managers' reports, minutes of meetings and suggestion box submissions.
 

Membership Meetings

Carton 12, Folder 21-25

Membership Meetings: Minutes and Reports 1941-1970

Carton 12, Folder 26

Membership Records 1952-1956

Carton 12, Folder 27

Historical file of Mr. Tobisch, Chair of Education Committee 1940-1942

 

Parliament

Carton 13, Folder 1-2

Parliament 1958-1959

Carton 13, Folder 3

Parliament Congress 1958-1960

Carton 13, Folder 4

Education and Election Committees 1960

Carton 13, Folder 5

Housing Committee 1959-1960

 

Center Councils (General)

Carton 13, Folder 6

Center Council Election 1968

Carton 13, Folder 7

Center Council Elections and Results 1971-1972

Carton 13, Folder 8

Center Councils-Elections 1972

Carton 13, Folder 9-10

Center Council Chairpersons Committee 1972-1973

Carton 13, Folder 11-19

Center Council Coordination Committee 1975-1982

Carton 13, Folder 20

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration Committee 1961

 

Center Council Records (Local)

Carton 13, Folder 21

El Cerrito Center Council 1961-1964

Carton 13, Folder 22

Marin Center Council 1961-1964

Carton 13, Folder 23

South Main Center Council 1963-1964

Carton 13, Folder 24

Walnut Creek Center Council 1963-1964

Carton 13, Folder 25

Walnut Creek Center Committees 1958-1960

 

Series 4 Operations 1952-1989

Physical Description: Carton 13, folders 26-35; Cartons 14-23, folder 20, Cartons 29, folders 13-37; Cartons 30-36, Box 1, Oversize Folder 1

Arrangement

Material is divided into seven subseries.

Scope and Content Note

Includes reports and manuals issued by the General Manager, surveys compiled by the Corporate Development Director, Construction files generated by the Operations Manager, and manuals from the files of various Center Managers. Subject files generated by Education Director Nancy Snow are followed by files of the Home Economist Program compiled by Mary Gullberg. The series concludes with an array of scrapbooks featuring clippings of topical columns and consumer information features culled from issues of Co-Op News among the years 1955 through 1984. General operations files are arranged alphabetically by folder subject.
 

Subseries 4.1 General Manager

Physical Description: Carton 13, folders 26-35; Carton 14

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Consist primarily of reports to the Board of Directors as well as market surveys, appraisals and proposals for Co-Op stores throughout the Bay Area.
Carton 13, Folder 29

Comparative Market Studies 1952

Carton 13, Folder 30

Sid's Supermarket and Other Shops-Volume Estimate/Market Analysis 1959

Carton 13, Folder 31

Consumers Cooperative Society of Palo Alto-Appraisal Report 1960

Carton 13, Folder 32

Sid's Stores-Project #9, Castro Valley 1960

Carton 13, Folder 33

Membership Surveys 1963, 1979

Carton 13, Folder 34

Economic Study/ Market Analysis for A Co-Op Market In Marin County 1964

Carton 13, Folder 35

Long Range Development Study For University Ave Co-Op 1964

Carton 14, Folder 1

Consumers Cooperative Society of Palo Alto-Revaluation 1965

Carton 14, Folder 2

Castro Valley Surveys, Miscellany 196501967

Carton 14, Folder 3

Castro Valley Center-Market Site Location Analysis 1966

Carton 14, Folder 4

Wholesale Grocery Cost Comparisons 1966

Carton 14, Folder 5

Castro Valley Project-Final Report 1967

Carton 14, Folder 6

Co-Op Marin Survey 1967

Carton 14, Folder 7

Proposal Developed By Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley Staff 1967

Carton 14, Folder 8

Castro Valley Center Survey 1968

Carton 14, Folder 9

Overview of the Management and Operations of Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley 1968

Carton 14, Folder 10

Patronage Changes At The Walnut Creek Centers 1968

Carton 14, Folder 11

Castro Valley Center Analysis 1969

Carton 14, Folder 12

Acorn Project: Supermarket Feasibility Analysis 1970

Carton 14, Folder 13

Acorn Project: Market Site Location Analysis 1970

Carton 14, Folder 14

Co-Op Report, Vol. 19, No. 6-Facts and Figures 1971

Carton 14, Folder 15

Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley: General Growth Plan 1 1971

Carton 14, Folder 16

Cooperatives, U.S.A.: Facts and Figures 1971

Carton 14, Folder 17

Telegraph Ave. and Castro Valley Centers Telephone Surveys 1972

Carton 13, Folder 26-28

Management Reports to Board of Directors 1976-1979

Carton 14, Folder 18

Co-Op Member Survey 1977

Carton 14, Folder 19

Cooperative and Private Enterprise: A Comparative Analysis 1977

Carton 14, Folder 20

Fillmore Commercial Center 1977-1980

Carton 14, Folder 21-22

Management Team Memoranda: To and From Len Levitt 1977-1978

Carton 14, Folder 23

Market Analysis For Western Addition Co-Op Store (San Francisco) 1978

Carton 14, Folder 24

Acorn Shopping Center (Oakland)-Market Feasibility 1979

Carton 14, Folder 25

Telegraph/Ashby Property 1979-1986

Carton 14, Folder 26

Patronage-Low Patronage Task Force 1980-1981

Carton 14, Folder 27

Co-Op: A Marketing Program 1981

Carton 14, Folder 28

Marin Task Force Report, etc. 1981-1982

Carton 14, Folder 29

Patronage-Low Patronage Task Force Committee 1981-1982

Carton 14, Folder 30

Berkeley Co-Op Membership Survey 1982

Carton 14, Folder 31

Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley: Situation Audit Progress Review 1982

Carton 14, Folder 32

Marin County Survey 1983

Carton 14, Folder 33

In-Store Consumer Surveys-Berkeley and North Point Co-Ops 1983-1984

Carton 14, Folder 34

Survey Summaries-Various Venues 1983-1984

Carton 14, Folder 35

Proposal for the Development of the Marketplace (Marin) 1984

Carton 14, Folder 36

North Point Co-Op: Market Analysis 1985

Carton 14, Folder 37

Proposal For a Bay Area Consumer Co-Operative Development Plan 1985

Carton 14, Folder 38

Profit Reports For Consumers Cooperative 1986 July-Dec.

Carton 14, Folder 39

Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley: Report of the Strategic Options Task Force 1986

Carton 14, Folder 40

Sales/Customer Data 1986-1987

Carton 14, Folder 41

Co-Op Property-1550 Shattuck Ave., Appraisal 1987

 

Subseries: 4.2 Operations Manager

Physical Description: Carton 15

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Contain accounts, contracts, specifications, invoices, and correspondence relating to construction projects in various Co-Op venues.
Carton 15, Folder 1

Berkeley Construction-Shattuck Ave. 1959-1967

Carton 15, Folder 2-3

Berkeley-Telegraph Ave. Remodeling 1962-1964, 1966-1970

Carton 15, Folder 4

Corte Madera Construction 1965-1969

Carton 15, Folder 5-6

El Cerrito Construction 1961-1972

Carton 15, Folder 7

El Cerrito Construction-Specifications 1963

Carton 15, Folder 8

Marin Center Construction 1961-1963

Carton 15, Folder 9

Marin Construction 1965-1968

Carton 15, Folder 10

Marin Center-Construction Operations 1966-1967

Carton 15, Folder 11

Marin Construction-Miscellaneous Invoices, Phase I and II 1965-1969

Carton 15, Folder 12-13

Marin Co-Op Alterations-Preliminary Design 1974

Carton 15, Folder 14

Walnut Creek Construction 1957-1970

 

Subseries 4.3 Center Manager

Physical Description: Carton 16, folders 1-5

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

The Center Managers' files consist of several manuals that outline merchandising policies, standards, and pricing for local Co-op Centers. Also included are details of insurance coverage, cash control procedures, implementation of membership accommodations, departmental policies, and maintenance guidelines, as well as a delineation of job categories within the store, citing descriptions, responsibilities and qualifications.
Carton 16, Folder 1

Center Manager's Manual 1974-1979

Carton 16, Folder 2-3

Center Manager's Manual 1976-1979

Carton 16, Folder 4

Meeting Rooms- Use Policy 1961, 1964

Carton 16, Folder 5

Sid's Stores-Policy and Procedure Manual 1962

 

Subseries 4.4 Education Director- Nancy Snow Files (subjects)

Physical Description: Carton 16, folders 6-48; Cartons 17-19; Carton 20, folders 1-8

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

The Education Director was responsible to the General Manager for implementation of education policies established by the Board in conjunction with the Education Committee. The Education Director's files contained here are those compiled by Nancy Snow during her tenure in the 1970s and 1980s and are alphabetized according to subject as she maintained them. They include incoming and outgoing correspondence and files relating to all facets of the Education Director's participation in activities, services and special events for Co-Op members and shoppers.
Carton 16, Folder 6

Advertisements circa 1978-1983

Carton 16, Folder 7

American Heart Association Food Festival 1987

Carton 16, Folder 8

Americans For Safe Food 1986-1987

Carton 16, Folder 9

Animal Testing and Related Animal Issues 1987

Carton 16, Folder 10

Association of Cooperative Educators 1983-1987

Carton 16, Folder 11

Back-to-School Programs 1984-1985

Carton 16, Folder 12

Bakery Sales 1983

Carton 16, Folder 13

Berkeley Historical Society 1987-1988

Carton 16, Folder 14

Berkeley Juneteenth Association, Inc. Celebration 1987

Carton 16, Folder 15

Black History Week Activities 1984-1985

Carton 16, Folder 16

Blue Ribbon Commission 1982

Carton 16, Folder 17

Board-Quarterly Reports to 1984-1985

Carton 16, Folder 18

Bolivian Handcraft Sales 1974-1984

Carton 16, Folder 19

Books, Books, Books-Consumer Information Center 1987

Carton 16, Folder 20

Bottle Bill 1979-1987

Carton 16, Folder 21

Boycott Information 1982-1988

Carton 16, Folder 22

Bull Publishing 1979-1986

Carton 16, Folder 23

Buyword 1985

Carton 16, Folder 24

California Center for Co-Ops 1987

Carton 16, Folder 25

CALPIRG 1984, undated

Carton 16, Folder 26

Camp Sierra 1985

Carton 16, Folder 27

Campbell's Boycott 1984

Carton 16, Folder 28

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Workshops 1983-1985

Carton 16, Folder 29

Center For Science In The Public Interest 1986

Carton 16, Folder 30

Cereal Handout (revised edition) 1983

Carton 16, Folder 31

Check Cashing Policy 1981-1982

Carton 16, Folder 32

Chinese Language Leaflets 1984

Carton 16, Folder 33

Chinese New Year 1984

Carton 16, Folder 34

Cinco De Mayo Activities 1985-1986

Carton 16, Folder 35-36

Common Health Care 1984-1985

Carton 16, Folder 37

Community Memory Project 1984-1985

Carton 16, Folder 38

Community Memory Project-Questionnaires 1984

Carton 16, Folder 39

Consumer Action 1984

Carton 16, Folder 40

Consumer Advisor Resumes 1985-1986

Carton 16, Folder 41

Consumer Education Fund undated

Carton 16, Folder 42

Consumer Information Center 1985-1987

Carton 16, Folder 43

Consumer Information Center-Books 1987

Carton 16, Folder 44

Consumer Information Director 1987-1988

Carton 16, Folder 45

Consumer Information Program 1986-1987

Carton 16, Folder 46

Consumer Services Guide 1984-1987

Carton 16, Folder 47

Consumer Services Guide-Newsprint 1984-1987

Carton 16, Folder 48

Consumer Union 1984-1987

Carton 17, Folder 1

Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley-Basic Materials 1979-1982

Carton 17, Folder 2

Consumers' Group Legal Services 1982-1983

Carton 17, Folder 3

Consumers Union Digest 1986-1987

Carton 17, Folder 4

Contests For Advertisement Promotion 1986

Carton 17, Folder 5

Co-Op Credit Union 1984

Carton 17, Folder 6

Co-Op Fiftieth Anniversary 1987

Carton 17, Folder 7

Co-Op News-Guidelines 1978-1984

Carton 17, Folder 8-9

Co-Op Harvest Fair 1985-1988

Carton 17, Folder 10

Co-Op History 1986

Carton 17, Folder 11

Co-Op History Sheet 1986

Carton 17, Folder 12

Co-Op Label-Universal Co-Ops 1981

Carton 17, Folder 13

Co-Op Law-California undated

Carton 17, Folder 14

Co-Op Member Number Game 1987

Carton 17, Folder 15-16

Co-Op Month Activities 1983-1987

Carton 17, Folder 17

Co-Op Policies 1986-1987

Carton 17, Folder 18

Co-Op Principles 1984

Carton 17, Folder 19

Co-Op Roundtable 1986-1987

Carton 17, Folder 20

Co-Op Task Force on Strategic Options 1986-1987

Carton 17, Folder 21

Co-op Travel 1979-1987

Carton 17, Folder 22

Co-Op Wide Bag Stuffer 1983

Carton 17, Folder 23

Cooperative Education Fund Committee 1982-1984

Carton 17, Folder 24-25

Co-Op's Best Choices 1987-1988

Carton 17, Folder 26-30

Correspondence (incoming and outgoing)-Snow 1986-1988

Carton 17, Folder 31

Correspondence-Memos (outgoing)-Snow 1986-1987

Carton 17, Folder 32

Coupons 1987

Carton 17, Folder 33

Customer Count 1980-1987

Carton 17, Folder 34

Donation Policies 1971-1981

Carton 17, Folder 35

Donation Requests 1988

Carton 17, Folder 36

Earthquake Preparedness 1985

Carton 17, Folder 37

Education Clerk 1979-1987

Carton 17, Folder 38

Education Committee 1984-1986

Carton 18, Folder 1

Education Department Plan 1982-1985

Carton 18, Folder 2

Education Director-Performance 1984-1988

Carton 18, Folder 3

Education Evaluations and Job Descriptions 1982-1983

Carton 18, Folder 4

Education Member Services Director 1983-1987

Carton 18, Folder 5

Educations Secretary 1983-1984

Carton 18, Folder 6

Farm Tour 1985

Carton 18, Folder 7

Financial Reports (Quarterly) 1970-1987

Carton 18, Folder 8

Flea Markets 1981-1987

Carton 18, Folder 9

Flower Arranging Classes 1986

Carton 18, Folder 10

Focus Magazine/ KQED 1981-1985

Carton 18, Folder 11

Food Bank Network 1984-1985

Carton 18, Folder 12

Food First 1984-1985

Carton 18, Folder 13

Food Tastings 1987

Carton 18, Folder 14

Form Letters (Working File) 1986

Carton 18, Folder 15

Forum Series 1985

Carton 18, Folder 16

Freeman, Robin-Energy Study 1987

Carton 18, Folder 17

Garlic Festival 1983-1985

Carton 18, Folder 18

General Electric Product Controversy 1987

Carton 18, Folder 19-20

Gift Certificates 1982-1984, 1986

Carton 18, Folder 21

Glossary Terms 1978-1979

Carton 18, Folder 22

Gordon, Margaret-Committee Building 1986

Carton 18, Folder 23

Graphics 1984

Carton 18, Folder 24

Greenbelt Co-Op 1983-1985

Carton 18, Folder 25

Guide to Bay Area Services 1985-1987

Carton 18, Folder 26

Health Events 1985

Carton 18, Folder 27

Health Classes and Lectures 1984

Carton 18, Folder 28

Health Cooperatives/ H.M.O.s 1984-1985

Carton 18, Folder 29

Health Plans-Health America/Rockridge 1985-1987

Carton 18, Folder 30

Hold Harmless Agreements 1982

Carton 18, Folder 31

Holiday Employee Party 1987

Carton 18, Folder 32

Home Economist 1983-1984

Carton 18, Folder 33

Hospitality Committee Materials 1987

Carton 18, Folder 34

Human Development Associates 1987

Carton 18, Folder 35

Insurance-American Income Life, Inc. 1988

Carton 18, Folder 36

International Co-ops 1981-1986

Carton 18, Folder 37

Internships-UC Berkeley 1985

Carton 18, Folder 38-39

Investment Drive 1985

Carton 18, Folder 40

Investment Information 1986

Carton 18, Folder 41

Irradiation Issue 1985-1986

Carton 18, Folder 42

Irradiation: Legislative Proposal 1985

Carton 18, Folder 43

Japanese Peace Delegation 1988

Carton 18, Folder 44

Juneteenth Festival 1987

Carton 18, Folder 45

Kiddie Korral 1985

Carton 18, Folder 46

Leafletting-Legal Language 1972

Carton 18, Folder 47

Lists 1969-1987

Carton 18, Folder 48

MSI Insurance Grant 1983

Carton 18, Folder 49

Member and Community Relations Department-Monthly Reports 1985-1987

Carton 18, Folder 50

Member Appreciation Day-Survey 1983

Carton 18, Folder 51

Member Benefit Leaflets, Ideas, Discounts 1983-1986

Carton 18, Folder 52

Member Investment 1977-1984

Carton 18, Folder 53

Member Orientation 1985

Carton 18, Folder 54

Member to Member 1983

Carton 18, Folder 55

Membership Application 1984-1987

Carton 18, Folder 56

Member Benefits Task Force 1987

Carton 18, Folder 57

Membership Computer 1982-1986

Carton 18, Folder 58

Membership-Computer Information Procedures 1984-1985

Carton 19, Folder 1-3

Membership Drive 1983-1985

Carton 19, Folder 4

Membership-Legal Correspondence, Information 1984-1986

Carton 19, Folder 5

Membership-Office Memos 1984-1987

Carton 19, Folder 6

Membership Procedures 1987

Carton 19, Folder 7

Membership Statistics, Reports 1984-1988

Carton 19, Folder 8

Membership-Year End Statement Form 1986

Carton 19, Folder 9

Mexico Earthquake Relief 1985

Carton 19, Folder 10

Missing Children 1985

Carton 19, Folder 11

National Boycott Newsletter 1984

Carton 19, Folder 12

National Cooperative Business Association 1984-1985

Carton 19, Folder 13

Navaho Handcraft Sales 1983-1986

Carton 19, Folder 14

New Member Packet 1983

Carton 19, Folder 15

News Clippings 1986-1988

Carton 19, Folder 16

North American Students of Co-Operation (NASCO) undated

Carton 19, Folder 17

Nutrition Classes 1985

Carton 19, Folder 18

Oakland A's 1983-1985

Carton 19, Folder 19

Outreach 1988

Carton 19, Folder 20

Palo Alto Co-Op Newsletter 1987

Carton 19, Folder 21

Parking Study 1986

Carton 19, Folder 22

Patronage Building Task Force and Structure 1987

Carton 19, Folder 23

Price Surveys 1964-1983

Carton 19, Folder 24

Product Differentiation/Targeted Variety 1984

Carton 19, Folder 25

Public Forum Rules 1984

Carton 19, Folder 26

Public Forum Tables 1970-1980

Carton 19, Folder 27

Questionable Products/Quackery 1985

Carton 19, Folder 28

Radio Advertising 1985

Carton 19, Folder 29

Radio Spots 1984

Carton 19, Folder 30

Save A Tree Bags circa 1983

Carton 19, Folder 31

Savories-General 1985-1986

Carton 19, Folder 32

Savories-Miscellany 1984-1985

Carton 19, Folder 33

Senior Appreciation Day 1984

Carton 19, Folder 34

Senior Delivery Service 1987-1988

Carton 19, Folder 35

Service-Typewriter/Sharp Duplicator 1986-1987

Carton 19, Folder 36

Share Impairment Information 1977-1986

Carton 19, Folder 37

Share Letters, Drives, Ideas, Materials 1984-1987

Carton 19, Folder 38

Shattuck Avenue Center 1985

Carton 19, Folder 39

Shut Up and Shop 1980

Carton 19, Folder 40

Sierra Club-Proposition 65 1988

Carton 19, Folder 41

Speakers Bureau 1983-1985

Carton 19, Folder 42

Speakers Bureau-Working Folder 1980-1981

Carton 19, Folder 43

Tai Chi Classes 1985

Carton 19, Folder 44

Talking Heads Ad Series 1983-1985

Carton 19, Folder 45

Telegraph Avenue Center 1985

Carton 19, Folder 46

Typefaces 1982

Carton 19, Folder 47

United Farm Workers 1986

Carton 19, Folder 48

University Avenue Remodeling 1986

Carton 20, Folder 1

Video In-Store 1984-1985

Carton 20, Folder 2

Volunteer Awards undated

Carton 20, Folder 3

Volunteer Internships 1984-1987

Carton 20, Folder 4

Volunteer Miscellany 1983-1984

Carton 20, Folder 5

Volunteer Phoning 1986-1987

Carton 20, Folder 6

Volunteer Program 1988

Carton 20, Folder 7

Worker-Owned Bakery Convention 1986

Carton 20, Folder 8

World Food Day 1983-1984

 

Subseries 4.5 Home Economist Program- Mary Gullberg's Files

Physical Description: Carton 20, folders 9-28

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The Home Economist Program, also known as the Consumer Information Program, was a subsidiary branch of the Education Department staffed by several home economists who worked with management and store staff to help keep merchandising in the consumer interest. The files contained here are those of the home economist Mary Gullberg. Folder descriptions of these files have been maintained as Gullberg identified them. They relate primarily to her affiliation with the Consumer Information and Protection Committee, featuring minutes and agenda of the meetings, and her service with the Shattuck Avenue Center Council.
Carton 20, Folder 9

Consumer Information and Protection Committee 1963-1964

Carton 20, Folder 10-18

Consumer Protection Committee 1975-1982

Carton 20, Folder 19-23

Merchandising/Consumer Protection Committee 1982-1988

Carton 20, Folder 24-26

Shattuck Ave. Center Council 1985-1988

Carton 20, Folder 27

Donations 1987-1988

Carton 20, Folder 28

Suggestion Box Questions 1987-1988

 

Subseries 4.6 Scrapbooks/Clippings Files

Physical Description: Cartons 21-22; Carton 23, folders 1-20

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and scrapbooks regarding the Co-Op, believed to have been compiled by Mary Gullberg.
Carton 21, Folder 1-10

Co-Op News 1955-1974

Carton 21, Folder 11

Advertisements 1974

Carton 21, Folder 12

Buyword 1974

Carton 21, Folder 13

Consumer Confidential 1974

Carton 21, Folder 14

Consumer Information 1974

Carton 21, Folder 15

Consumer Legislation 1974

Carton 21, Folder 16

Home Economists 1974

Carton 21, Folder 17

Letters to the Editor 1974

Carton 21, Folder 18

Co-Op News 1975

Carton 21, Folder 19

Advertisements 1975

Carton 21, Folder 20

Buyword 1975

Carton 21, Folder 21

Consumer Confidential 1975

Carton 21, Folder 22

Current Information 1975

Carton 21, Folder 23

Consumer Legislation 1975

Carton 21, Folder 24

Cost Comparison 1975

Carton 21, Folder 25

Home Economists 1975

Carton 21, Folder 26

Letters to the Editor 1975

Carton 21, Folder 27

Lifeline 1975

Carton 22, Folder 1

Co-Op News 1976

Carton 22, Folder 2

Advertisements 1976

Carton 22, Folder 3

Buy Word 1976

Carton 22, Folder 4

Consumer Confidential 1976

Carton 22, Folder 5

Consumer Information 1976

Carton 22, Folder 6

Consumer Legislation 1976

Carton 22, Folder 7

Cost Comparison 1976

Carton 22, Folder 8

Home Economists 1976

Carton 22, Folder 9

Hyde Park Co-Op News 1976

Carton 22, Folder 10

Letters to the Editor 1976

Carton 22, Folder 11

Life Line Foods 1976

Carton 22, Folder 12

Advertisements 1977

Carton 22, Folder 13

Buyword 1977

Carton 22, Folder 14

Consumer Confidential 1977

Carton 22, Folder 15

Consumer Information 1977

Carton 22, Folder 16

Consumer Legislation 1977

Carton 22, Folder 17

Cost Comparison 1977

Carton 22, Folder 18

Home Economists 1977

Carton 22, Folder 19

Hyde Park Co-Op 1977

Carton 22, Folder 20

Letters to the Editor 1977

Carton 22, Folder 21

Lifeline 1977

Carton 22, Folder 22

Advertisements 1978

Carton 22, Folder 23

Buyword 1978

Carton 22, Folder 24

Consumer Confidential 1978

Carton 22, Folder 25

Consumer Information 1978

Carton 22, Folder 26

Consumer Legislation 1978

Carton 22, Folder 27

Cost Comparison 1978

Carton 22, Folder 28

Home Economists 1978

Carton 22, Folder 29

Hyde Park Co-Op 1978

Carton 22, Folder 30

Letters to the Editor 1978

Carton 22, Folder 31

Lifeline 1978

Carton 22, Folder 32

Advertisements 1979

Carton 22, Folder 33

Buyword 1979

Carton 22, Folder 34

Consumer Confidential 1979

Carton 22, Folder 35

Consumer Information 1979

Carton 22, Folder 36

Home Economists 1979

Carton 22, Folder 37

Hyde Park Co-Op 1979

Carton 22, Folder 38

Letters to the Editor 1979

Carton 22, Folder 39

Lifeline 1979

Carton 22, Folder 40

Lifeline Recipes 1979

Carton 22, Folder 41

Advertisements 1980

Carton 22, Folder 42

Bulk Foods With Ingredient Statements 1980

Carton 22, Folder 43

Buyword 1980

Carton 22, Folder 44

Consumer Confidential 1979

Carton 22, Folder 45

Consumer Information 1980

Carton 22, Folder 46

Home Economists 1980

Carton 22, Folder 47

Hyde Park Co-Op 1980

Carton 22, Folder 48

Letters to the Editor 1980

Carton 22, Folder 49

Lifeline 1980

Carton 22, Folder 50

Lifeline Recipes 1980

Carton 22, Folder 51

Advertisements 1981

Carton 22, Folder 52

Bulk Foods With Ingredient Statements 1981

Carton 22, Folder 53

Buyword 1981

Carton 22, Folder 54

Consumer Information 1981

Carton 22, Folder 55

Home Economists 1981

Carton 22, Folder 56

Hyde Park Co-Op 1981

Carton 22, Folder 57

Letters to the Editor 1981

Carton 22, Folder 58

Lifeline/Lifeline Recipes 1981

Carton 23, Folder 1

Advertisements 1982

Carton 23, Folder 2

Buyword 1982

Carton 23, Folder 3

Consumer Information 1982

Carton 23, Folder 4

Home Economists 1982

Carton 23, Folder 5

Hyde Park Co-Op 1982

Carton 23, Folder 6

Letters to the Editor 1982

Carton 23, Folder 7

Lifeline/Lifeline Recipes 1982

Carton 23, Folder 8

Advertisements 1983

Carton 23, Folder 9

Buyword 1983

Carton 23, Folder 10

Consumer Information 1983

Carton 23, Folder 11

Home Economists 1983

Carton 23, Folder 12

Hyde Park Co-Op 1983

Carton 23, Folder 13

Letters to the Editor 1983

Carton 23, Folder 14

Lifeline/Lifeline Recipes 1983

Carton 23, Folder 15

Buyword 1984

Carton 23, Folder 16

Consumer Information 1984

Carton 23, Folder 17

Home Economists 1984

Carton 23, Folder 18

Hyde Park Co-Op 1984

Carton 23, Folder 19

Letters to the Editor 1984

Carton 23, Folder 20

Lifeline/Lifeline Recipes 1984

 

Subseries 4.7 General Operations Files

Physical Description: Carton 29, folders 13-37; Cartons 30-36; Oversize folder 1; Box 1

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes general files documenting the day to day operations of the Co-Op for which a creator could not be identified.
Carton 29, Folder 13

Affirmative Action 1979

Carton 29, Folder 14

Alliance Associates 1986

Carton 29, Folder 15

Annual Evaluations 1983

Carton 29, Folder 16

Asbestos Inspection 1988

Carton 29, Folder 17

Associated Cooperatives 1987

Carton 29, Folder 18

Associated Cooperatives- Board 1985-1986

Carton 29, Folder 19

Associated Cooperatives- Correspondence 1984-1986

Carton 29, Folder 20

Associated Cooperatives- Set Off Agreement 1986

Carton 29, Folder 21-25

Audit 1983, 1986-1987

Carton 29, Folder 26

Auditors 1983-1985

Carton 29, Folder 27

Ballot 1988

Carton 29, Folder 28

Bank of America's position on South Africa 1986

Carton 29, Folder 29

Benefits Comparison Highlights 1980-1981

Carton 29, Folder 30-35

Board of Directors 1975-1989

Carton 29, Folder 36

Board Training 1978

Carton 29, Folder 37

Budget 1985-1986

Carton 30, Folder 1

Bulk Mail Permit 1984

Carton 30, Folder 2

Business Plan 1984

Carton 30, Folder 3-4

Capital Expenditures 1985-1986

Carton 30, Folder 5

Capital Expenditure Schedule 1980

Carton 30, Folder 6

Cergro Non Foods Program 1986-1987

Carton 31, Folder 21

Certification Plaque of Good Standing from California Association of Housing Cooperatives 1965-1966

Carton 30, Folder 7

Check Cashing Policy 1983, 1988

Carton 30, Folder 8

Check Stand Procedures 1979

Carton 30, Folder 9

Christmas Tree Sale 1986

Carton 30, Folder 10

Contract Affirmative Action 1980

Carton 30, Folder 11

Co-Op Appraisal 1989

Carton 30, Folder 12

Co-Op Appraisal- Shattuck Avenue 1987

Carton 30, Folder 13

Co-Op Appraisal- University Avenue 1987

Carton 30, Folder 14

Co-Op Customer Service Procedure 1980

Carton 30, Folder 15

Co-Op Directory 1985-1986

Carton 30, Folder 16

Co-Op Dollar Information 1987

Carton 30, Folder 17

Co-Op News - change in frequency of publication 1989

Carton 30, Folder 18

Cooperative Education Program of the North Coast Cooperative 1982-1983

Carton 30, Folder 19

Cooperative League of the USA- President's Consumer Goods and Services Program Committee 1985

Carton 30, Folder 20

Cooperative League of the USA- Trustee 1985

Carton 30, Folder 21-22

Consumer Cooperative Management Association Conference 1985-1986

Carton 30, Folder 23

Consumers' Co-Op Movement In Japan 1987

Carton 30, Folder 24

Controversial Products 1983

Carton 30, Folder 25

Cost-Plus Contract and Working Funds Agreement 1984

Carton 30, Folder 26

Courtesy Clerk Dress Code 1980-1983

Carton 30, Folder 27

Courtesy Clerk Duties 1988

Carton 30, Folder 28

Credit Union 1985, 1987

Carton 30, Folder 29

Credit Union-Parking Lot 1986

Carton 30, Folder 30

Deli 1983

Carton 30, Folder 31

Department Control Reports 1979

Carton 30, Folder 32

Department Leader Meetings 1987

Carton 30, Folder 33

Dress Code 1978

Carton 30, Folder 34

Dress Code/Wages/Personnel 1973-1979

Carton 30, Folder 35-37

Due Diligence Work 1988

Carton 30, Folder 38

Ecology Center 1986

Carton 30, Folder 39

Education 1987-1988

Carton 30, Folder 40

Employee Bulletin 1985-1986

Carton 30, Folder 41

Employee Information 1987

Carton 30, Folder 42

Employee Letters 1987

Carton 30, Folder 43-45

Employee Orientation 1971-1978

Carton 30, Folder 46

Employee Salaries and Benefits 1978-1980

Carton 30, Folder 47

Energy Conservation Study of Supermarket Facilities 1986

Carton 30, Folder 48

Energy Management 1985

Carton 31, Folder 1

Evaluation of Business Plan 1984

Carton 31, Folder 2

Election 1986

Carton 31, Folder 3

Field Survey Report 1977

Carton 31, Folder 4

Finance Management and Planning 1987

Carton 31, Folder 5

Financial Data 1977-1981

Carton 31, Folder 6-9

Financial Information 1987-1988

Carton 31, Folder 10

Financial Operations Reports 1984

Carton 31, Folder 11-12

Financial Performance Reports 1978-1980

Carton 31, Folder 13-15

Financial Statements 1987-1988

Carton 31, Folder 16

Flaherty, Colie 1986-1988

Carton 31, Folder 17

Food Sales and Coverage of the Prime Grocery Shoppers in the San Francisco Area of Dominant Influence 1985

Carton 31, Folder 18

Gallant, Allan 1987

Carton 31, Folder 19-20

Goals and Objectives 1981-1982, 1984-1986

Carton 32, Folder 1

Gold 'N Rich Bylaws 1980, 1983, 1987-1988

Carton 32, Folder 2

Gold 'N Rich Minutes 1984-1987

Carton 32, Folder 3

Grievance Committee 1979-1982

Carton 32, Folder 4

Gross Margin 1986-1988

Carton 32, Folder 5

Hardware Planning 1986

Carton 32, Folder 6

In-Center and Office Staff Meetings 1987-1988

Carton 32, Folder 7

In-Center Staff Meetings- Shattuck 1987-1988

Carton 32, Folder 8

In-Center Staff Meetings- Telegraph 1988

Carton 32, Folder 9

In Center Staff Meetings- University 1987

Carton 32, Folder 10

Insurance- Directors and Officers 1989

Carton 32, Folder 11

Interest Information- 1099 1989

Carton 32, Folder 12

Internal Matters- Miscellaneous 1985-1987

Carton 32, Folder 13

Inter-Office Correspondence 1977-1978

Carton 32, Folder 14

Inventory 1987

Carton 32, Folder 15

Janitors Union 1976, 1983, 1988

Carton 32, Folder 16

Key Performance Indicators 1985-1986

Carton 32, Folder 17

Lease 1986-1987

Carton 32, Folder 18

Ling, Charles 1987

Carton 32, Folder 19

Liquor Contract Negotiations 1982

Carton 32, Folder 20

Liquor Negotiations 1985-1986

Carton 32, Folder 21-22

Loan Information 1986-1987

Carton 32, Folder 23

Management Compensation 1984-1985

Carton 32, Folder 24

Management in Stores 1985-1986

Carton 32, Folder 25

Management in Stores 1986-1987

Carton 32, Folder 26-30

Management Operating Reports 1980-1983

Carton 33, Folder 1-12

Management Operating Reports 1983-1986

Carton 33, Folder 13-16

Management Reports to the Board of Directors 1980-1983

Carton 34, Folder 1-2

Management Training 1975-1978

Carton 34, Folder 3-4

Margin Reports 1981-1986

Carton 34, Folder 5

Marin Survey- Projections 1984

Carton 34, Folder 6

Marin Task Force- Interim Report 1982

Carton 34, Folder 7

Marketing Calendar 1985-1988

Carton 34, Folder 8

Media Coverage 1987-1988

Carton 34, Folder 9

Member Appreciation Day Reports 1984-1988

Carton 34, Folder 10

Member Investment Monthly 1987

Carton 34, Folder 11

Membership Drive 1985-1986

Oversize Folder 1

Member Education Speech undated

Carton 34, Folder 12

Membership Meeting- Sign Up Sheet 1989

Carton 34, Folder 13

Membership Survey 1982

Carton 34, Folder 14

Merchandising/ Consumer Protection Committee 1987

Carton 34, Folder 15

Merchandising Policy 1982-1983, 1985

Carton 34, Folder 16

Monthly District Security Recap 1985

Carton 34, Folder 17-20

Monthly Management Reports 1985-1987

Carton 34, Folder 21

National Planning Task Force for Food Cooperatives- Report 1983

Carton 34, Folder 22

National Planning Task Force- Proposal to the National Consumer Cooperative Bank for Business Consulting Services 1984

Carton 34, Folder 23

Office Staff Meetings 1987

Carton 34, Folder 24

Orientation for New Employees 1974

Carton 34, Folder 25

Owens, Barbara 1988

Carton 34, Folder 26

Payroll Budgets 1986-1987

Carton 34, Folder 27-30

Payroll Reports 1986

Carton 34, Folder 31

Personnel 1975, 1985-1986

Carton 34, Folder 32-34

Personnel Committee 1978-1982

Carton 34, Folder 35

Personnel Committee Meeting 1977-1980

Carton 34, Folder 36

Personnel Committee Meeting- Notices of Next Meeting 1980-1981

Carton 34, Folder 37

Personnel Department 1978

Carton 34, Folder 38

Personnel/Personnel Meetings 1979-1980

Carton 34, Folder 39

Pharmacy Computer 1985

Carton 35, Folder 1

Pharmacy Planning 1986

Carton 35, Folder 2

Planning 1985-1986

Carton 35, Folder 3

Procedures 1987-1988

Oversize Folder 1

Proclamation of Co-Op Month in California 1987

Carton 35, Folder 4

Promotions/Transfers 1980-1985

Carton 35, Folder 5

"A Proposal to Consumers Coop for a Comprehensive Program of Training for Selected Employees" undated

Carton 35, Folder 6

Quality Circles 1983

Oversize Folder 1

Resolution - Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley 50th Anniversary 1987

Carton 35, Folder 7-8

Salary Grades 1978

Carton 35, Folder 9-11

Sales Reports 1985-1988

Carton 35, Folder 12

Savories- General 1986-1987

Carton 35, Folder 13

Savories Lighting 1985

Carton 35, Folder 14

Savories- Tamal Vista 1986

Carton 35, Folder 15

Security Department Policy Manual undated

Carton 35, Folder 16

Shattuck Avenue Deli undated

Carton 35, Folder 17

Shattuck Avenue Deli: Incentive Plan 1985

Carton 35, Folder 18

Shattuck Avenue Parking 1984

Carton 35, Folder 19

Shattuck Avenue Store Checks 1987

Carton 35, Folder 20

Shattuck Avenue Video 1985-1986

Carton 35, Folder 21

Sierra Natural Foods 1986-1987

Oversize Folder 1

Site map of proposed Co-op undated

Carton 35, Folder 22

Snow, Nancy 1987-1988

Carton 35, Folder 23-24

Soil Investigations 1988

Carton 35, Folder 25

Sparkle Day 1986

Carton 35, Folder 26-30

Statistics 1985

Carton 35, Folder 31

Store Systems Phase 1 1985

Carton 35, Folder 32

Structure Committee 1987

Carton 35, Folder 33

Summary Financials 1983-1984

Carton 35, Folder 34

Surveys 1982

Carton 35, Folder 35

Telegraph Avenue Deli 1984-1985

Carton 35, Folder 36

Telegraph Avenue Produce 1984

Carton 35, Folder 37

Telegraph Avenue Store Checks 1984-1987

Carton 36, Folder 1-2

Union Contract- Butchers 1987-1988

Carton 36, Folder 3

Union Contracts- Local 29 1982-1988

Carton 36, Folder 4-7

Union Contract- Retail Clerks 1983-1989

Carton 36, Folder 8-9

Unions 1985-1990

Carton 36, Folder 10-11

Unions- Local 29 1982, 1985

Carton 36, Folder 12

Unions- Local 870 1986-1987

Carton 36, Folder 13

University Avenue Lease/ Sublease 1987, 1989

Carton 36, Folder 14

University Avenue Market Analysis 1985

Carton 36, Folder 15

University Avenue Market Research 1984, 1986

Carton 36, Folder 16

University Avenue Participatory Management 1984

Carton 36, Folder 17

University Avenue Store Checks 1984-1987

Carton 36, Folder 18

Vendor Negotiations 1986

Carton 36, Folder 19

Viola, Maestas 1986-1987

Carton 36, Folder 20

Visitors- Foreign and Others 1977-1980, 1983, 1985

Carton 36, Folder 21-31

Weekly Sales Reports 1985-1988

Carton 36, Folder 32

Wells Fargo Escrow 1989

Carton 36, Folder 33-35

Miscellaneous 1940-1941, 1986-1989

Box 1, Folder 1-11

Miscellaneous 1981-1990

 

Series 5 Associated Cooperatives (Affiliates) 1983-1985

Physical Description: Carton 23, folders 21-24

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains reports and board minutes of Associated Cooperatives, Inc., an organization of affiliated cooperatives nationwide.
Carton 23, Folder 21

Associated Cooperatives, Inc. M.I.S. Phase I Reports (2) 1983-1984

Carton 23, Folder 22

Associated Cooperatives, Inc. Board Minutes 1984-1985

Carton 23, Folder 23-24

Associated Cooperatives, Inc. Manager's Reports 1984-1985

 

Series 6 Conference of Cooperatives Managers 1951-1967

Physical Description: Carton 23, folders 25-48

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains summary reports and proceedings of Consumer Cooperative Managers Conferences. Also included are reports, worksheets, and detailed surveys of the Urban Cooperative Development Association.
Carton 23, Folder 25

Consumer Cooperative Managers Conference-Summary Report 1951

Carton 23, Folder 26

Local Cooperative Managers Conference-Proceedings 1952

Carton 23, Folder 27-30

Consumer Cooperative Managers Conference-Proceedings 1953-1956

Carton 23, Folder 31

Consumer Cooperative Managers Conference 1957

Carton 23, Folder 32

Consumer Cooperative Managers Conference-Business Meeting 1958

Carton 23, Folder 33-37

Consumer Cooperative Managers Conference-Proceedings 1958-1963

Carton 23, Folder 38

Consumer Cooperative Managers Conference 1965

Carton 23, Folder 39

Consumer Cooperative Managers Conference-Proceedings 1965

Carton 23, Folder 40

Consumer Cooperative Managers Conference 1966

Carton 23, Folder 41

Consumer Cooperative Managers Conference-Proceedings 1966

Carton 23, Folder 42

Consumer Cooperative Managers Conference-Registrations 1966

Carton 23, Folder 43

Western Cooperative College-Cooperative Executive Management Conference 1966

Carton 23, Folder 44

Consumer Cooperative Managers Conference Proceedings 1967

 

Urban Cooperative Development Association Surveys

Carton 23, Folder 45

Urban Cooperative Development Association, Report 1954

Carton 23, Folder 46

Urban Cooperative Development Association, Survey 1956

Carton 23, Folder 47

Urban Cooperative Development Association, Survey (Note: a summary of this survey is contained in folder 31) 1957

Carton 23, Folder 48

Urban Cooperative Development Association, Survey 1959

 

Series 7 Legal Files 1984-1991

Physical Description: 24- 29, folders 1-12

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists primarily of legal materials relating to the bankruptcy of the Co-Op, including court hearings, correspondence with attorneys and other documents.
Carton 24, Folder 1-2

Asset Purchase 1988

Carton 24, Folder 3

Assets, Available 1989

Carton 24, Folder 4-5

Assets, Debtors Schedule of 1988

Carton 24, Folder 6-12

Attorney Fees 1989-1991

Carton 24, Folder 13

Bank Balances 1989-1990

Carton 24, Folder 14-27

Bankruptcy (general) 1986-1991, undated

Carton 24, Folder 28-30

Bowen vs. Living Foods 1989

Carton 24, Folder 31

By-Law Proposals 1986

Carton 25, Folder 1-2

Capital Gains 1989

Carton 25, Folder 3-5

Chapter 11 1989

Carton 25, Folder 6-23

Claims 1988-1990

Carton 25, Folder 24

Co-op Law (State) 1983

Carton 25, Folder 25-35

Correspondence 1989-1990

Carton 25, Folder 36

Court Hearing 1989, April

Carton 26, Folder 1-18

Durant/Rubinstein 1988-1991

Carton 26, Folder 19

Escheatment Law 1985-1986

Carton 26, Folder 20-21

Escrow/Sale 1989

Carton 26, Folder 22

Estoppel 1988

Carton 26, Folder 23-24

Foreclosure 1988

Carton 26, Folder 25-26

Gold 'N Rich 1987, 1990

Carton 26, Folder 27-31

Korman, Michael 1988-1990

Carton 27, Folder 1-8

Korman, Michael 1990-1991

Carton 27, Folder 9-17

Lawsuits 1983, 1989-1991

Carton 27, Folder 18-24

Leases 1986-1989

Carton 27, Folder 25-26

Legal Pleadings, master list 1989-1990

Carton 28, Folder 1-6

Pemberton, Pru 1981-1984

Carton 28, Folder 7

Public Forum Rules 1980

Carton 28, Folder 8-14

Purchase/Sale of Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley 1988-1989

Carton 28, Folder 15

Sales Tax 1989-1990

Carton 28, Folder 16-29

Savories 1987-1990

Carton 29, Folder 1-2

Savories- depositions 1990

Carton 29, Folder 3

Seller's Equipment and Fixtures 1989

Carton 29, Folder 4

Share Redemption 1982-1984

Carton 29, Folder 5-6

Sterik Company, opposition of 1989

Carton 29, Folder 7-12

Miscellaneous 1984-1991