Guide to the Cache Chamber of Commerce papers,
1904-1999

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Creator: Cache Chamber of Commerce (Utah)
Title: Cache Chamber of Commerce papers
Dates: 1904-1999 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 21 boxes (16 blueprints) (8 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 293
Summary: This twenty-one box collection contains the historical papers of the Cache Chamber of Commerce. The collection consists of the Chamber's files, financial papers, blueprints, and meeting minutes, spanning the period from 1904 to 1999 and includes detailed information about early economic ventures in Cache Valley, Utah.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

In 1904, local Cache Valley entrepreneurs organized the Cache Commercial Club. As stated in the Club's 1905 yearbook: "The object and purpose of the corporation ... is to promote the general prosperity and to develop the various interests and natural resources of Cache Valley; to procure, preserve, and disseminate information in relation to commercial, industrial, and financial affairs that may be of general interest and value; to secure uniformity in commercial laws and customs; to facilitate business intercourse and to promote equitable principles" (Cache Commercial Club 1905 Yearbook, p. 1). The club, based in Logan, Utah, elected officers and organized committees to oversee various projects in the Cache Valley area. These committees worked to secure and promote commerce, new industries, immigration, mining, agriculture, railroading, public welfare, electricity, education, and art and literature.

In May 1909, a separate entity, the Logan Boosters Club organized with objectives similar to the Cache Commercial Club. With the sudden emergence of the Boosters Club conflict arose between the two commercial organizations. At the time, some felt the Logan Boosters Club had been organized in order to further aid the Cache Commercial Club, while others saw it as a competitor. In order to avoid difficulties the two organizations merged in December, becoming known as the Commercial-Boosters Club.

In 1920 the Commercial-Boosters Club became The Logan Chamber of Commerce. The Logan Chamber of Commerce was "not organized for pecuniary profit; but to advance the growth, welfare, and commercial interests of Logan City and Cache Valley, Utah, and to encourage and assist in social, civic, and relief work therein"(Articles of Incorporation, 1928, p. 5).

In 1950, The Logan Chamber of Commerce became the Cache Chamber of Commerce, incorporated under the laws of Utah. Since 1950, the Cache Chamber of Commerce has carried on the role of its predecessors, seeking to promote the development of Cache Valley.

Sources:

Cache Commercial Club 1905 Yearbook, J.P. Smith Printing, Logan, Utah, 1905 (Series I, Box 11, Fd 2)

The Logan Chamber of Commerce Articles of Incorporation, 1928 (Series I, Box 11, Fd 3).

Content Description

This twenty-one box collection contains the historical papers of the Cache Chamber of Commerce. The materials in this collection consist of the Chamber's files, financial papers, blueprints, and meeting minutes, spanning the period from 1907 to 1999 and yielding detailed information about early economic ventures in the Cache Valley area. Some economic ventures of special interest include the mandatory closure of all businesses in Logan on Wednesday afternoons during the 1910s and 1920s to support the local baseball team, the operation of a town pool hall during the 1910s and 1920s, promoting the construction of Logan's sidewalks and roads, railroad involvement, and the construction of the Logan City Post Office.

The materials in this collection have been divided into three series, Series I: Chamber minutes and files, Series II: Financial papers, Series III: Blueprints and floor plans.

For additional information on the activities of the Cache Chamber of Commerce should see the published version of Chamber's annual reports published by the Herald Journal from 1960 to the 1990s in January or early February of each year.

Those desiring to view photographs connected with the Cache Chamber of Commerce should inquire with the USU Special Collections & Archives photograph curator.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Cache Chamber of Commerce papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Cache Chamber of Commerce papers, 1904-1999. (COLL MSS 293). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Series I: Chamber minutes and files.

Boxes 1-10 contain the Chamber's meetings minutes from 1907 to 1987. These meeting minutes have been organized chronologically. Boxes 11-16 contain the Chamber's files, reports, articles of incorporation, and three scrapbooks. The material have been arranged topically and chronologically.

Series II: Financial papers.

Boxes 1-4 contain the financial papers of the Chamber from 1916-1994. The financial papers consist of ledgers, yearly financial reports, monthly financial statements, and receipt registers. This material has been organized chronologically.

Series III: Blueprints and floor plans.

Items 1-12 consist of blueprints and floor plans from the Logan City post office building on Main Street (currently the site of the Chamber's headquarters) spanning the period from 1908 to 1951. Items 13-16 consist of two floor plan sketches of the Harris Office Building (circa 1999), one blueprint of the Knitting Mill Building (undated), and one blueprint of the Lundstrom Building (undated). These items have all been arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information :  

The 1904-1999 papers of the Cache Chamber of Commerce were donated to USU Special Collections and Archives in 1999-2000 by the organization's executive director.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Chamber minutes and files
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Minutes of the Cache Commercial Club 1904-1932
Box
Folder
1 1 Minutes ledger
(also contains articles of incorporation, membership records, correspondence, and financial records).
1904-1906
2 1 Minutes ledger 1907-1909
Minutes of the Commercial-Boosters Club 1912-1920
Box
Folder
3 1 Minutes 1912-1917
3 2 Minutes 1917-1920
Minutes of The Logan Chamber of Commerce 1921-1949
Box
Folder
3 3 Minutes 1921-1923
3 4 Minutes 1924-1926
3 5 Minutes 1927-1929
3 6 Minutes 1930-1932
3 7 Minutes 1933-1935
3 8 Minutes 1936-1938
3 9 Minutes 1939-1940
4 1 Minutes 1941-1943
4 2 Minutes 1944-1946
4 3 Minutes 1947-1949
Minutes of the Cache Chamber of Commerce 1950-1985
Box
Folder
4 4 Minutes 1950
4 5 Minutes 1951
4 6 Minutes 1952
4 7 Minutes, Board of Directors 1953-1954
4 8 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1953-1954
4 9 Minutes, Board of Directors 1955
4 10 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1955
5 1 Minutes, Board of Directors 1956
5 2 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1956
5 3 Minutes, Board of Directors 1957
5 4 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1957
5 5 Minutes, Board of Directors 1958
5 6 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1958
5 7 Minutes, Board of Directors 1959
5 8 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1959
5 9 Minutes, Board of Directors 1960
6 1 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1960
6 2 Minutes, Board of Directors 1961
6 3 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1961
6 4 Minutes, Board of Directors 1962
6 5 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1962
6 6 Minutes, Board of Directors 1963
6 7 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1963
6 8 Minutes, Board of Directors 1964
6 9 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1964
6 10 Minutes, Board of Directors 1965
7 1 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1965
7 2 Minutes, Board of Directors 1966
7 3 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1966
7 4 Minutes, Board of Directors 1967
7 5 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1967
7 6 Minutes, Board of Directors 1968
7 7 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1968
7 8 Minutes, Board of Directors 1969
7 9 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1969
7 10 Minutes, Board of Directors 1970
7 11 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1970
7 12 Minutes, Board of Directors 1971
7 13 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1971
8 1 Minutes, Board of Directors 1972
8 2 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1972
8 3 Minutes, Board of Directors 1973
8 4 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1973
8 5 Minutes, Board of Directors 1974
8 6 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1974
8 7 Minutes, Board of Directors and Committee Meetings 1975
8 8 Minutes, Board of Directors and Committee Meetings 1976
8 9 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1977
8 10 Minutes, Board of Directors 1978
9 1 Minutes, Board of Directors 1979-1980
9 2 Minutes, Board of Directors 1980-1981
9 3 Minutes, Committee Meetings 1981
9 4 Minutes, Board of Directors and Committee Meetings 1982
9 5 Minutes, Board of Directors and Committee Meetings 1983
9 6 Minutes, Board of Directors and Committee Meetings 1984
9 7 Minutes, Board of Directors 1985
Minutes of the special committees of the Cache Chamber of Commerce 1912-1981
Box
Folder
10 1 Minutes, Cache County Fair Association 1912-1923
10 2 Minutes, Special Meetings 1919-1948
10 3 Minutes, Special Meetings 1944-1948
10 4 Minutes, Cache County Centennial Committee 1957-1964
10 5 Minutes, Bridgerland Tourist Council 1986-1987
10 6 Minutes, Cache-Rich Tourist Committee 1978-1981
Papers of the Cache Chamber of Commerce
Includes annual reports, articles of incorporation, promotional literature, ballots, reports, membership records, and other materials concerning the Chamber. Also includes oversize scrapbooks and memorabilia.
Box
Folder
11 1 Papers with historical information on the Chamber
11 2 Cache Commercial Club Yearbook 1905
11 3 Articles of Incorporation 1928
11 4 Articles of Incorporation 1951
11 5 Articles of Incorporation 1960
11 6 Articles of Incorporation undated
11 7 Recommendations of the By-laws Committee made to the Board of Directors 1954
11 8 Amendments to the Chamber constitution and by-laws Undated, post 1950
11 9 Statement of policy and by-laws
(three copies)
1955
11 10 Annual reports 1929-1932
11 11 Annual reports 1936, 1938 and 1940
11 12 Annual reports 1942-1946
11 13 Annual reports
(two copies of each)
1947-1949
11 14 Annual reports 1950, 1954-1955, 1957-1958
11 15 Annual reports 1960-1961
11 16 Annual reports 1962
11 17 Annual reports 1964-1969, 1979, 1981
11 18 Review of Activities Report 1945
11 19 Review of Activities Report 1946
11 20 "Program of Work: Our Goals for 57"
11 21 "The Chamber Doesn't Cost, It Pays"
11 22 Papers from the Aggie Quarterback Club 1960s
12 1 The Target 1953 (Chamber's 1953 goals)
12 2 The Target 1954
12 3 Annual banquet and meeting program 1988
12 4 Papers concerning the Cache County Centennial Commission 1950s
12 5 Beautiful Logan & Cache Valley
(cover shows women in swimsuits at Tony Grove Lake, two copies)
circa 1950s
12 6 A Historic Tour of Downtown Main Street of Logan, Utah, by C. Carlisle and V. A. Christianson 1986
12 7 Promotional literature published by the Chamber about Cache Valley
12 8 Promotional literature on Cache Valley
12 9 "Come & Do Business With Us! Logan, Utah" 1970s
12 10 Merrill, Yvonne Y., Cache Valley In & Out & Round About, Herald Printing Company, Logan, Utah 1970
12 11 Overall economic development program for Cache County 1966
12 12 Cache County: county economic fact report 1980
12 13 Cache consumer surveys 1953
12 14 Newspaper clipping about the Chamber's activities
13 1 Ballots and papers concerning the elections of Chamber Board of Directors 1913-1932
13 2 Chamber activity reports 1914-1915 and 1919
13 3 Report on Chamber conventions 1919 and 1926
13 4 Membership records of the Chamber 1918-1919
13 5 Water reports 1912-1914
13 6 Report on the Logan Waterworks Project 1914
13 7 Report of the Advertising Committee 1928
13 8 Sugar report
(discusses economic discrimination).
1918
13 9 Report and correspondence of the ‘Order of Good Fellows" 1913
13 10 Petition for one half-day work holiday
(businesses desired to close early each Wednesday for the betterment of the community).
1909
13 11 Baseball game reports 1911
13 12 Committee report on store closure for Valley baseball games 1921
13 13 Hospital reports 1918
13 14 Report on contributions to the Red Cross for flood and tornado sufferers 1913
13 15 Report on sites for a proposed cereal factory 1914
13 16 Reports of the 4th of July Celebration Committee 1917-1922
13 17 Lease agreement of the Cache Valley Broadcasting Company with the Chamber 1940
13 18 Lease agreement of the Chamber club room 1918
13 19 Papers concerning actions taken to eliminate cotton bearing trees from Logan 1913
13 20 Resolutions concerning E. P. Bacon and W. G. Farrell, member of Chamber
13 21 Papers concerning the site for a Logan City Library 1913
13 22 Papers concerning the Municipal Telephone System 1913
13 23 Papers concerning the Annual Dollar Day 1917
13 24 Papers and report on the Thanksgiving day football game 1921
13 25 Chautauqua signers
(WWI relief program).
1917
13 26 Resolution concerning the closure of the Brigham Young College, Logan, Utah circa 1920s
13 27 Resolutions of the Hyrum Irrigation Project 1929
13 28 List of music band performance contributors 1916
13 29 Papers concerning the Branch of Utah State Automobile Association 1927
13 30 List of pool, dues, and initiation fees 1914
14 1 Board of Directors Oath of Office papers 1915-1921
14 2 Report of the Lyceum Committee 1919
14 3 Report of Logan City Schools 1926
14 4 Report of the ‘Boosters Vaudeville" performance in Preston, Idaho 1916
14 5 Report, Western Division of National Chamber of Commerce 1925
14 6 Report of assessment of county and city property 1912
14 7 Reports on creating public playgrounds 1914-1919
14 8 Report, park-to-park highway 1921
14 9 Report and papers on street paving 1911-1914
14 10 Reports of the Road Committee 1912-1925
14 11 Report, pea canning project 1914-1924
14 12 Papers concerning the display in the Vermont Building 1911-1914
14 13 Railroading 1911-1912
14 14 Benson Ward Railroad project 1912
14 15 Contributions for the Interurban Railroad Celebration 1915
14 16 Papers concerning the Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company 1914-1915
14 17 Business subscriptions to band concerts 1914-1915
14 18 Papers concerning band concerts in Cache Valley 1912-1914
14 19 Papers concerning the Logan City School Band 1920
14 20 Papers concerning the Boosters Ball 1911
14 21 Papers concerning the construction of the hydro-electric power plant in Logan 1923-1925
14 22 Papers concerning the construction of the hydro-electric power plant in Logan 1923-1925
14 23 Papers concerning the construction of the Logan City post office 1926-1936
14 24 Papers of the Parking Lot Committee 1953-1960
14 25 Contract of employment for E. W. Timberlake 1950
14 26 Agreement between the Cache County and the Union Pacific Railroad Company for the sale of land 1966
14 27 Agreement for the Cache Chamber of Commerce to purchase land undated
15 1 Chamber certificates 1930-1980
15 2 Anderson Coach Company papers 1950s
15 3 Anderson Coach Company papers 1950s
15 4 Building Committee minutes and papers 1950s
15 5 Industries Committee papers 1950s
15 6 The Hesston Manufacturing Corporation papers 1960s
15 7 Spalding Knitting Mill papers 1960s
15 8 Papers concerning activities at Rendezvous Beach 1980s
15 9 West Coast Airline papers 1960s
15 10 Records of funds donated to the Chamber for building funds and new furniture 1950s
16 Scrapbooks and memorabilia, oversized

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Series II:  Financial Papers
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Financial ledger
(record of pool hall, bills, and other).
1916-1929
2 1 Financial report 1931
2 2 Financial report 1932
2 3 Financial report 1933
2 4 Financial report 1934
2 5 Financial report 1935
2 6 Financial report 1936
2 7 Financial report 1937
2 8 Financial report 1938
2 9 Cache Valley Centennial Committee financial ledger 1953-1964
2 10 Financial balance sheet of the Chamber 1965
2 11 Chamber tax papers 1981-1983
2 12 Financial statements of the Chamber 1982-1983
2 13 Financial statements of the Chamber 1985-1986
2 14 Chamber payroll record 1983-1984
2 15 Monthly bank statements of the Chamber 1981-1982
2 16 Monthly bank statements of the Chamber 1984
2 17 Monthly bank statements of the Chamber 1985
2 18 Chamber financial booklet 1987-1990
2 19 Financial ledger and paper of the Dairy Festival 1981, 1986-1987
2 20 Financial papers of the Utah Travel Council 1981-1984
2 21 Financial papers (taken from ledger) of the Utah Travel Council 1986-1988
3 1 Dues only receipt ledger 1986-1987
3 2 Dues only receipt ledger 1987
3 3 Dues only receipt ledger 1987
3 4 Dues only receipt ledger 1987-1989
3 5 Receipt ledger 1985-1986
3 6 Receipt ledger 1986-1988
3 7 Receipt ledger 1990-1993
3 8 Receipt ledger 1990-1994
3 9 Monthly bank statements of the chamber 1993-1994
4 Deposit register 1980-1981
4 Deposit register 1981-1983
4 Deposit register 1983-1984
4 Deposit register "chamber dues" 1992-1993
4 Deposit register "miscellaneous" 1992-1993

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Series III:  Floor Plans and Blueprints, 1908-1999
Description
Dates
Item 1 : Bound blueprints of Logan City post office
size: 38" by 26"
(32 different blueprints showing the floor plans of the building and sketches of the building's exterior) (some blueprints are loose).
1908
Item 2 : Blueprint of Logan City post office, exterior structure and grounds
size: 38" by 26"
1933
Item 3 : Floor plan for the basement floor of the Logan City post office
size: 38" by 26"
1933
Item 4 : Floor plan for the first floor of the Logan City post office
size: 38" by 26"
1933
Item 5 : Floor plan for the second floor and extension of the Logan City post office
size: 38" by 26"
1933
Item 6 : Blueprint of the Logan City post office, building exterior
size: 38" by 26"
1933
Item 7 : Blueprint of the Logan City post office, building exterior windows and doors
size: 38" by 26"
1933
Item 8 : Blueprint of the Logan City post office, building vestibules
size: 33" by 21"
(shows plans for interior decorum).
1933
Item 9 : Sketch of the Logan City post office, exterior post office sign
size: 42" by 23"
1933
Item 10: Floor plan for the basement floor of the Logan City post office
size: 38" by 26"
1951
Item 11 : Floor plan for the first floor of the Logan City post office
size: 38" by 26"
1951
Item 12 : Floor plan for the second floor of the Logan City post office
size: 38" by 26"
1951
Item 13 : Existing floor plan for the first and second floors of the Harris Office Building
size: 38" by 26"
1999
Item 14 : Proposed floor plan for the first and second floors of the Harris Office Building
size: 38" by 26"
1999
Item 15 : Floor plan of the Knitting Mill Building, by John H. Moser
size: 23" by 14"
undated
Item 16 : Floor plan of the Lundstrom Building, by John H. Moser
size: 29" by 17"
undated

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Cache Chamber of Commerce (Utah)--Records and correspondence.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Railroads--Utah--Cache County--History--Sources.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Cache County (Utah)--Economic conditions--History--Sources.
    • Logan (Utah)--Economic conditions--History--Sources.
    • Logan (Utah)--History--Sources.

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