Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

COLUMBIA CONSERVE COMPANY MSS.

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Inventory

I. Correspondence. Arranged chronologically by year and alphabetically within the year.

  • Box 1: 1911–1946 Bi
  • Box 2: 1946 Bu–S
  • Box 3: 1946 T–1947 M
  • Box 4: 1947 N–1948 L
  • Box 5: 1948 M–1951 B
  • Box 6: 1951 C–1953 P
  • Box 7: 1953 Q–Z

II. Business. Arranged alphabetically by subject, followed by large bound and disbound volumes and oversized materials. Large volumes are arranged alphabetically after the general ledgers.

  • Box 7
  • Accountant's report, 1917
  • Agreements to sell common stock, 1922, 1952 (6 folders)
  • Articles of Incorporation (see: Box 75)
  • Auditor's reports, 1919–1953
  • Balance sheets, 1916–1918
  • Brokers, list of names
  • Brokerage statements, 1940–1948. Alphabetically arranged within each year (9 folders)
  • Box 8
  • Brokerage statements, 1949 (2 folders)
  • Common stock certificates, 1944–1953 (4 folders)
  • Common stock proxies, 1953 (4 folders)
  • Common stockholders, list of names, 1953
  • Company experience unemployment compensation plans, 1928
  • Corporation reports (see: Box 75)
  • Customers, list of names, 1953
  • Employees' earnings sheets, 1947–1950 (8 folders)
  • Box 9
  • Employees' earnings sheets, 1951–1952 (1 volume)
  • Employees' earnings sheets, 1952–1954 (1 folder)
  • An Experiment in Industrial Democracy, by William P. Hapgood. Typescript, 68 pp.
  • Form letters to brokers, 1941–1946
  • Form letters to customers, 1933–1953 (9 folders)
  • Form letters to salesman, 1933–1945
  • Form letters and reports to stockholders, 1943, July 19 – 1953, July 10
  • Invoices, 1947–1948, Jan.– July, A–F (14 folders)
  • Box 10
  • Invoices, 1948, Jan.–July, G–Z – 1948,Aug.–Dec., A–Z (17 folders)
  • Labels, 1946–1953 (13 envelopes)
  • Box 11
  • Loading tallies, 1946–1953 (11 folders)
  • Minutes:
    • Annual meetings: 1917 (3 copies), 1919, 1923, 1924, 1927–1929 (6 volumes, 3 folders)
    • Board of Directors: 1903–1940 (1 volume, 2 folders)
  • Box 12
  • Minutes:
    • Board of Directors: 1941–1942, 1953 (3 volumes)
    • Council: 1920–1930, Nov. 24 (10 volumes)
  • Box 13
  • Minutes:
    • Council: 1930, Dec. 1–1933; 1936; June (5 volumes, 4 folders)
  • Box 14
  • Minutes
    • Council: 1936, July–1939, July (6 volumes)
  • Box 15
  • Minutes
    • Council: 1940–1942
    • Council meetings and Stockholders' Reports, 1933–1944 (3 folders)
    • Executive: 1933, 1934, May–1943 (12 folders)
    • Human Relations Council: 1928–1929 (1 volume)
    • Stockholders: 1903, May–1940, July; 1920, Jan. 6; 1927, July 9; 1939, July 21; 1941, July–1954, Mar. (1 volume, 4 folders)
  • Photographs
  • Box 16
  • Preferred Stockholders, loose pages: 1919–1953
  • Preferred Stockholder certificates: 1929–1951
  • Price lists, 1930–1951
  • Printed (see also: Box 75)
    • By CCC. Advertisements; "A Business Without a Boss"; "An Experiment in Workers Ownership and Participation in Management of The Columbia Conserve Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana"; "Ready To Serve Soups"; Summary of important factors in the progress of The Columbia Conserve Company‚Ķ" 1938, 1939, 1941
    • About CCC. Mostly clippings (2 folders)
    • Bushey, Morea & Wright, 1946–1952
    • Canners Exchange Subscribers, Quarterly List of, 1946–1948
    • Canners' Market Report, 1946–1948, 1950 (2 folders)
    • Canning, miscellaneous
    • Catsup and Tomato Juice packers Association
    • Clover Farm Stores, Corporation, 1942–1953 (5 folders)
    • Commonwealth College Fortnightly, 1937–1938; Commoner, 1939
    • Consumers' Cooperation, 1937–1938
    • Continental Can Co.
    • Co–op News, 1937–1940
    • Co–operative Productive Review, 1935, 1937–1938, 1946
    • Co–operatives, miscellaneous
    • Employment, miscellaneous
    • The Facts in Food Distribution, 1933
  • Box 17
  • Printed
    • Indiana Canners Association, Inc., 1935–1953 (10 folders)
    • Kimberly–Clark Corp.
    • Myers Spalti Mfg. Co.
    • National Canners Association
    • National Meat Canners Association
    • Plee–Zing, Inc. 1942–1953 (4 folders)
    • Red & White
    • United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing and Allied Workers of America reports
    • United States government publications on canning
    • The Voluntary Chains, 1930
    • The Voluntary Chains, An Evolution in Distribution, 1930
    • Voluntary Grocery Chains, Directory, 1932, 1933
    • Weekly Digest, 1946–1948, 1950 (4 folders)
    • Miscellaneous publications and clippings (2 folders)
  • Box 18
  • Production
    • Carrots, 1934–1942 (4 folders)
    • Comparative sales data, 1939–1943
    • Daily, 1929, 1931–1941 (1 volume, 11 envelopes. 1 folder)
    • Formulas
    • Material costs, 1941–1942
    • Monthly analysis, 1936–1937, 1943
    • Non–tomato, 1938–1939, 1943–1945
    • Report of orders to Executive Committee, 1936–1942 (3 envelopes)
    • Tomato, 1930–31, 1933–1945 (13 folders, 5 envelopes)
  • Box 19
  • Production
    • Tomato Farms, 1944
    • Weekly schedules, 1933, 1939–1941, 1943–1944 (4 envelopes)
    • Yearly schedules, 1934–1936, 1946, 1947
    • Miscellaneous
  • Publicity articles obtained by Inter Ocean Syndicate, July 29, 1930 and August 13, 1930 (2 volumes)
  • Revenue and expense statement, 1921
  • Sales journal, 1946, Jan. 9 – 1953, Apr. 30
  • Sales report, 1927–1939 (7 folders)
  • Box 20
  • Sales report, 1940–1949 (8 folders)
  • Sales report, Clover Farm Stores Corp., 1946–1953 (8 folders)
  • Sales representatives, 1946–1952 (6 folders)
  • Scrapbook, 1930–1932 (5 folders)
  • Shipping sheets, 1945 A–S (17 folders)
  • Box 21
  • Shipping sheets, 1945 T–1946 S
  • Box 22
  • Shipping sheets, 1946 T–1949 Z
  • Box 23
  • Shipping sheets, 1950 A–1951 K
  • Box 24
  • Shipping sheets, 1951 L–1953 Z
  • Box 25
  • Shipping sheets, John Sexton & Co., 1950–1952
  • Stabilizing employment and income, by E.S. Cowdrick
  • Stockholders ledger, 1926–1953
  • Box 26
  • Tax returns, federal, 1933–1953 (2 folders)
  • Tax returns, state and local, 1933, 1946–1953 (5 folders)
  • Tax returns (see also: Box 75)
  • "Your Job Today" Broadcast script featuring CCC.
  • Miscellaneous – Council, trustees, and executive committee, 1938–1946 (5 folders)
Bound and disbound large volumes
  • General ledgers
  • Box 26: 1910–1919, 1931–1934 (1 folder, 2 volumes)
  • Box 27: 1920–1931
  • Box 28: 1935–1943
  • Box 29: 1935–1953 (4 volumes)
  • Combined Journal, Cash and Daily Financial Statement (see also: Box 75)
  • Box 30: 1917, Apr.–Dec.
  • Box 31: 1918
  • Box 32: 1919
  • Box 33: 1920
  • Box 34: 1921
  • Box 35: 1922
  • Box 36: 1923
  • Box 37: 1924
  • Box 38: 1925
  • Box 39: 1926
  • Box 40: 1927, Jan.–June
  • Box 41: 1927, July–1928, June
  • Box 42: 1928, July–1929, June
  • Box 43: 1929, July–1930, June
  • Box 44: 1930, July–1931, June
  • Box 45: 1931, July–1932, June
  • Box 46: 1932, July–1933, June
  • Box 47: 1933, July–1934, June
  • Box 48: 1934, July–1935, June
  • Box 49: 1935, July–1936, June
  • Box 50: 1936, July–1937, June
  • Box 51: 1937, July–1938, June
  • Box 52: 1938, July–1939, June
  • Box 53: 1939, July–1940, June
  • Box 54: 1940, July–1941, June
  • Box 55: 1941, July–1942, June
  • Box 56: 1942, July–1944, June (2 volumes)
  • Box 57: 1944, July–1946, June (2 volumes)
  • Box 58: 1946, July–1948, June (2 volumes)
  • Box 59: 1948, July–1950, June (2 volumes)
  • Box 60: 1950, July–1952, June (2 volumes)
  • Box 61: 1952, July–1954, June
  • Common Stock Certificate Books
  • Box 62: 1903, May 1–1920, Dec. 20; 1922, Apr. 21–1943, Aug. 5 (2 volumes)
  • Box 63: 1943, Aug. 5–1933, Apr. 25 (2 volumes)
  • Box 64: 1933, June 20–Aug. 3; 1944, Aug 22–1953, Feb. 9 (2 volumes)
  • Payroll summaries
  • Box 65: 1947, Apr. 24–1951, Dec. 26
  • Box 66: 1952, Jan. 2–1953, June 24
  • Preferred Stock Certificate Books
  • Box 67: 1925, Mar. 4–1929, Feb. 19 (2 volumes)
  • Box 68: 1929, Feb. 22–1941, Dec. 18 (2 volumes)
  • Box 69: 1930, Aug. 20–1943, July 15 (2 volumes)
  • Box 70: 1944, June 13–1953, Jan. 10 (2 volumes)
  • Registers
  • Box 71: Invoice. 1923, July–1942, June (2 volumes)
  • Box 72: Invoice. 1942, July–1953, Apr.; Distribution. 1940–1949 (3 volumes, 1 folder)
  • Social Security Payroll Record
  • Box 73: 1937, Jan. 7–1946, June 27
  • Box 74: 1937, Jan. 7–1946, June 27 (cont.)
  • Box 75: 1937, Jan. 7–1946, June 27 (cont.)
  • Box 76: 1937, Jan. 7–1946, June 27 (cont.)
  • Box 77: 1937, Jan. 7–1946, June 27 (cont.)
  • Box 78: 1946, July 4–1947, Apr. 17
  • Box 79: Oversize
  • Articles of Incorporation. 1910, 1912, 1917, 1925, 1928
  • Combined Journal, Cash and Daily Financial Statement. 1917, Jan.–Mar.
  • Corporation Reports. 1921, 1922, 1924–1953
  • Printed
    • Midland Cooperator, Feb. 1939 (2 issues)
    • The Co–operative Builder, 1936–1939
  • Tax Returns, corporation income and excess–profits. 1930–1951

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