Guide to the Utah Cooperative Association Photograph Collection
1950-1978

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Utah Cooperative Association
Title: Utah Cooperative Association Photograph Collection.
Dates: 1950-1978 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_P0385
Summary: This collection contains photographs and slides from the Utah Cooperative Association (UCA) collected by Wilmer Burke (W.B.) Robins.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

A cooperative is a business owned and controlled by the people who use its services. The UCA was a wholesale cooperative owned and controlled by local cooperatives throughout the state. The local co-ops organized with the assistance of the State Self-Help Board on August 17, 1936 with six employees and six local co-ops. By 1941, UCA became independent of the Self-Help Board and began operating as a wholesale supply co-op for farmers. By 1945 UCA had become financially strong enough to enable the organization to purchase its own warehouse and bulk plant. Their affiliation with the Cooperative League of the United States of America in the same year increased their buying power. By the early 1950s UCA had expanded its operation through the purchase of an oil refinery in the Uintah Basin and by becoming sole owner of the PAX trademark for agricultural chemicals through its acquisition of Kelly-Western Seed Company. UCA ceased to exist when it merged with the Farmer’s Union Central Exchange (CENEX) in 1976. CENEX is now one of the largest retail/wholesale propane networks in the nation.

Content Description

The Utah Cooperative Association (UCA) collection consists of 331 color slides, forty-four color photographs, and ten black and white photographs. This collection documents the Utah Cooperative Association’s various enterprises including service stations, petroleum refineries, grain mills, cooperative grocery stores, employees, and social events between the 1950s and late 1970s.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Utah Cooperative Association photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: USU_P0385; Utah Cooperative Association Photograph Collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0385, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

This collection is organized by subject.

Processing Note :  

Processed in February of 2010

Acquisition Information :  

This collection was donated to Utah State University Special Collections & Archives by W.B. Robins in 1986 as part of the Utah Cooperative Association Papers.


Detailed Description of the Collection

1:01:01-1:01:03: Enterprise, Utah Co-op station gas tanks.
1:01:04: Huntington, Utah Co-op station.
1:01:05: Huntington, Utah Co-op station.
1:01:06: Moroni, Utah Farmers Co-op station.
1:01:07-1:01:10: Orem, Utah Co-op station.
1:01:11: Corinne, Utah Co-op station.
1:01:12: Corinne, Utah Co-op station.
1:01:13: Vernal, Utah Co-op station.
1:01:14: Vernal, Utah Co-op station.
1:01:15: Richfield, Utah Co-op station.
1:01:16: Delta, Utah Co-op station.
1:01:17: Salt Lake City, Utah Co-op station.
1:01:18: Salt Lake City, Utah Co-op station.
1:02:01: Bear River Valley Co-op.
1:02:02: Laurel Montana Petroleum refinery, Pre EPA.
1:02:03: Cache Valley Cheese.
1:02:04: Laurel Montana Petroleum refinery.
1:02:05: Laurel Montana Petroleum refinery.
1:02:06: Trenton Co-op.
1:02:07: Home office.
1:02:08: Moroni Cold Storage.
1:02:09: Board Room and directors.
1:02:10: Bear River Co-op, main store.
1:02:11: D.C. Oil Floor.
1:02:12: Kamas Co-op station.
1:02:13: Tire Shop.
1:02:14: UCA headquarters. 1963
1:02:15: Moroni Feed Co-op, original headquarters.
1:02:16: Co-op Service.
1:02:17: Man in shop.
1:02:18: Moroni Farmer Co-op service.
1:02:19: Moroni Feed Plant.
1:02:20: Moroni Feed Plant.
1:02:21: Pipeline Refinery Fuel.
1:02:22: Andersen’s Fertilizer Center, Spanish Fork.
1:02:23: Moroni Co-op Turkey Farm. 1975
1:03:01-1:03:06: Co-op Supermarket board.
1:03:07-1:03:09: Interior view of supermarket.
1:03:10-1:03:12: Exterior view of supermarket.
1:03:13-1:03:17: Interior view of supermarket with patrons.
1:03:18-1:03:20: Interior view of supermarket.
1:03:21: Sales Growth Chart.
1:03:22-1:03:24: Interior view of supermarket.
1:03:25-1:03:29: Exterior view of Co-op store.
1:03:30: Interior view of Co-op store.
1:03:31: Birdseye view of Co-op store.
1:04:01: Front view of Co-op store.
1:04:02: Interior view of Co-op store.
1:04:03: Patrons walking into Co-op store.
1:04:04-1:04:06: Exterior side view of Co-op store.
1:04:07-1:04:09: Exterior front view of Smith Food King.
1:04:10: Exterior side view of Co-op Store.
1:05:01: Ashley Co-op, Vernal.
1:05:02: Ashley Co-op, Vernal. 1970
1:05:03: Bear River Co-op, Corinne.
1:05:04: Bountiful Co-op Service. 1970
1:05:05: Castle Valley Co-op, Huntington. 1970
1:05:06: Orem Co-op Service.
1:05:07: Co-op Service, Salt Lake City. 1970
1:05:08: Kaysville Co-op Service.
1:05:09: Kamas Co-op Service.
1:05:10: UCA Corn dry, Brigham. 1971
1:05:11: South Dairy Co-op, Parowan. 1965
1:05:12: UCA Co-op, dry, Brigham City. 1971
1:06:01: UCA meeting.
1:06:02: Co-op Oil refinery.
1:06:03: UCA/PAX sign, 580 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City.
1:06:04: UCA transport.
1:06:05: Ence Brothers, St. George. 1967
1:06:06: Unknown refinery.
1:06:07: UCA dinner meeting.
1:06:08: Andersen’s Spanish Fork Co-op. 1970
1:06:09: Co-op Batteries.
1:06:10: UCA board of directors. 1971
1:06:11: A UCA dealer agent.
1:06:12: Utah Co-op main office warehouse. 1960
1:06:13: UCA tour. 1966
1:06:14: FFA tour of UCA. 1970
1:06:15: Utah Co-op warehouse, Salt Lake City.
1:06:16: Moroni membership meeting.
1:07:01: National Co-op, Albert LEA.
1:07:02: Station Uinta Oil, A hyperbolic parabaloid, 3500 South 18 West, Salt Lake City.
1:07:03: Uinta Oil station, Salt Lake City, 3500 South, 18 West, Salt Lake City.
1:07:04: Dry Hole Uinta, UCA, Rangeley, Co.
1:07:05: UCA Co-op trademark. 1956
1:07:06: Utah Map, Co-op’s and DA’s.
1:07:07: UCA building. 1960-1965
1:07:08: Montage Utah Co-op.
1:07:09: Andersen’s Farm Supply, Spanish Fork.
1:07:10: Andersen’s Farm Supply, Spanish Fork.
1:07:11: Thayne, Wellington.
1:07:12: Andersen’s DA., Spanish Fork.
1:07:13: Co-op literature.
1:07:14: Universal Co-op office building.
1:07:15: W. B. Robins. 1964
1:08:01: PAX, Crabgrass Control.
1:08:02: PAX, Lawn Care.
1:08:03: PAX, Crabgrass Control.
1:08:04: PAX products. 1970
1:08:05: UCA plant, PAX product. 1963
1:09:01-05: Gro Best, Orem, Utah.
1:09:06-10: Sevier Valley Co-op, Richfield.
1:09:11-16: Farmer’s Co-op of Southern Utah, Enterprise.
1:09:17-21: Ashley Farmer’s Union, Vernal.
1:09:22-24: Moroni Feed Company, Moroni.
1:09:25-27: Farmer’s Co-op Service, Moroni.
1:09:28-33: Co-op Service, Salt Lake City.
1:09:34-36: Bear River Valley Co-op, Corinne.
1:09:37-42: Castle Valley Co-op, Huntington.
1:09:43-44: Uintah Farmer’s Co-op.
1:10:01-25: Co-op employees.
1:11:01-22: Uinta Oil refinery, Rangeley, CO.
1:12:01-15: Galaxy Station.
1:13:01-78: Unidentified Utah Co-op stations.
1:14:01-14: Missing.
1:15:01-54: Slides for Utah Young Couples conference. 1978
1:16:01-17: Slides from UCA group tour. 1977

Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Utah Farm Bureau
    • Subject Terms :
    • Cooperatives--Utah--UCA--Employees
    • Cooperatives--Utah--UCA--Oil Refineries
    • Cooperatives--Utah--UCA--Service Stations
    • Cooperatives--Utah--UCA--Stores
    • Geographical Names :
    • Cooperative (Utah)--History

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