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Robert C. Scott papers, 1935-1960

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Scott, Robert C., 1912-
Title
Robert C. Scott papers
Dates
1935-1960 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.83 cubic feet
Collection Number
0579 (Accession No. 0579-001)
Summary
Leader of cooperative movement and chemist of Seattle, Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users. Access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert C. Scott was a charter member of Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound (founded 1946) and served on its Board of Directors from 1946-1953. From 1946-1948, he was chairman of the Group Health Cooperative Finance Committee.

Scott's interest in the cooperative movement grew out of his enthusiastic involvement in the Student Cooperative Association (S.C.A.) at the University of Washington during his student years (1931-1937). He was a founder and charter member of the S.C.A. and served four terms as president of its Board.

Often one local cooperative organization spawned others as members defined their needs and evolved cooperative solutions. Such an organization was the Co-op Agency, Inc. of which Scott was a founder and Board member from 1953-1958. The agency was organized as a buyer's club (mostly of food) but soon was providing its cooperators with appliances, loans and other services through a number of subsidiaries and related organizations. In 1954, the Agency had approximately 300 members.

On the national level, Scott served a term (1950-1954) on the Board of Directors of the Cooperative League of the United States, an association linking nearly ten million families through thousands of member cooperative ventures. Its local branch, the Cascade Chapter (founded 1949), fostered the development of many Puget Sound area consumer cooperatives, chief among which was the Consumer Insurance Agency, Inc. Robert Scott was an original board member.

Scott was also a research chemist for Adhesive Products Company, a division of American Marietta.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial records and publications, 1935-1960.

The papers of Robert C. Scott reflect his activity in a network of Seattle area cooperative associations. Thus, the Group Health Cooperative series, which forms the core of Scott's papers, is in large part the early financial records of Group Health, including budget and capital planning files, as well as annual audits.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Quotation for publication permitted.

Preferred Citation

Robert C. Scott papers. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

University of Washington Student Cooperative AssociationReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Organization
Box/Folder
1/1
Bylaws
1935-1948, undated
1/2
Related papers
undated
Box/Folder
1/3
General correspondence
1939-1957, undated
Minutes
Box/Folder
1/4
Board meetings
1948-1950, undated
1/5
Membership meetings
1948-1954
Financial records
Box/Folder
1/6-8
Audit reports
1939-1952
1/9
Operating statement
1940-1952, undated
Conferences and conventions
Box/Folder
1/10-11
Pacific Coast Student Cooperative League Annual Conference
1939-1946, undated
Newsletters
Box/Folder
1/12-13
Alumni newsletter
1940-1955
2/1-2
Student Cooperative Association News
1938-1949, undated
Box/Folder
2/3
Clippings
1949-1957, undated
2/4
Ephemera
1939-1953, undated
2/5
Subject series: Pacific Coast Students Cooperative League
1939-1946, undated

Group Health Cooperative of Puget SoundReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Organization
Box/Folder
2/6
By-laws
1946-1955, undated
2/7
Committees and staff
1950-1956, undated
2/8
Member districts
1949-1959, undated
2/9
Membership materials
1952-1953, undated
2/10
Policies
1949-1954, undated
2/11
Tables of organization
1951-1952, undated
Correspondence
Box/Folder
2/12
Incoming letters
1949-1955
2/13
Outgoing letters
1949-1955, undated
2/14-15
General correspondence - Robert C. Scott
1948-1955
2/16-17, 3/1
Interoffice correspondence
1946-1956, undated
3/2
Membership circulars
1946-1951
Personnel records
Box/Folder
3/3
Agreements
1951-1954
3/4-5
Contracts
1946-1953
3/6
General correspondence
1949-1954
3/7
Interoffice correspondence
1950-1954, undated
3B/1
Employee records
1950-1954, undated
3/9
Statistics
1948-1956
Box/Folder
3/10
Minutes of miscellaneous regional meetings
1947-1956
Financial records
Box/Folder
3/11-14
Audit reports
1948-1953
4/1-2
Income statements
1948-1953
4/3-7
Balance sheets
1949-1955
4/10
Budget summaries and revisions
1948-1955
4/10
Capital budgeting
1948-1955
4/11
Clinic and hospital operating statements
1947-1951
4/12-14, 5/1-2
Consolidated statements
1947-1954
Box/Folder
5/3-4
Membership statistics
1947-1955, undated
5/5
Court papers
1949-1957
5/6-10
Reports
1948-1955
5/11-12
Newsletter - Group Health News and Information
1947-1958, undated
6/1-3
Conference: Annual and Semi-Annual Group Health Cooperative Membership Meeting
1947-1956
6/4
Clippings
1946-1949
6/5
Photographs
1965, undated
6/6-7
Notes
undated
6/8-9
Ephemera, Group Health Cooperative
1949-1954, undated
6/10
Ephemera, other
undated
6/11
Subject series: Cooperative Health Federation of America
1949-1952
Board of Trustees
Box/Folder
6/12
Interoffice correspondence
1946-1953, undated
6/13-15, 7/1-14
Minutes
1947-1957
Committee related papers
Box/Folder
7/15
Conference Committee (Joint)
1954-1956
7/16
Contract Revisions Committee
undated
8/1
District Executive Committee minutes
1950-1955
8/2-6
Executive Committee (Joint) minutes
1947-1956
Finance and Management Committee
Box/Folder
8/7
Interoffice correspondence - memoranda
1948-1953, undated
8/8
Report: "An Organizational Survey of Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound"
1952
8/9-14
Minutes
1948-1956
Box/Folder
8/15
Health Education Committee
1951
8/16-17
Hospital and Credentials Committee minutes
1954-1956
8/18
Medical Executive Committee
1950-1952
8/19
Member Relations Committee
1949-1951
Planning Committee
Box/Folder
9/1
Interoffice correspondence
1952-1954
9/2-3
Minutes
1951-1956
Review Committee
Box/Folder
9/4
Minutes
1952-1954
9/5
Annual reports
1950, undated
Box/Folder
9/6-10
Welfare Committee minutes
1952-1956
Box/Folder
9/11
Credit Union
1956-1960, undated
9/12
Dental Program
undated

Co-Op Agency, Inc.Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/13
Organization
1953-1956, undated
Correspondence
Box/Folder
9/14
Incoming letters
1953-1954
9/15
Outgoing letters
1953-1958
9/16
Interoffice correspondence
1953-1954, undated
9/17
Membership circulars
1954, undated
Minutes
Box/Folder
9/18
Annual Membership Meeting
1953-1957, undated
9/19-20
Board of Trustees
1953-1958, undated
Box/Folder
9/21
Legal documents
1953-1960, undated
9/22
Writings
undated
Financial records
Box/Folder
9/23-24
Operating statements
1953-1958, undated
10/1
Audit reports
1956-1957
Newsletters
Box/Folder
10/2
Pacific Northwest Cooperator
1946-1950
10/2
Co-op Agency Newsletter
1954
10/2
King Co-opper
1953-1954
Box/Folder
10/3
Subject series - Northend and Evergreen Co-Ops
1949-1955, undated
Co-Op Agency, Inc. Cooperative Finance Corporation
Box/Folder
10/4
Organization
1960, undated
10/5
Incoming letters
1954-1960
10/6
Interoffice correspondence
1959-1960, undated
Minutes
Box/Folder
10/7
Annual Meeting of Shareholders
1959
10/8
Board of Directors
1953-1960
Box/Folder
10/9
Financial records
1954-1959, undated
10/10
Ephemera
undated
Box/Folder
10/11
Co-Op Agency, Inc., Freezer Foods, Inc.
1954-1956, undated

Co-Op Insurance Agency, Inc.Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
10/12
Organization
1951, undated
10/13
General correspondence
1949-1953
10/14
Correspondence - membership circulars
1952-1953, undated
Minutes
Box/Folder
10/15
Board of Directors
1951-1952
10/16
Board of Trustees
1952-1953
10/17
Organizing Committee
1950
Box/Folder
10/18
Financial records
1954-1955
10/19
Reports
1948-1952, undated

Cooperative League of the United States, Cascade ChapterReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
10/20
Organization
1949-1953, undated
10/21
Interoffice correspondence
1949-1954
10/22
Correspondence - membership circulars
1950-1952, undated
Minutes
Board of Trustees
1952
Box/Folder
11/1
Reports
1951-1952
11/2-3
Newsletters - Cascade Coop News
1948-1951

Cooperative Services, Inc. organizational papers, 1953, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 11/4

Cooperative League of the United StatesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/5
General correspondence
1950-1954, undated
11/6
Interoffice correspondence
1953-1954
Minutes
Box/Folder
11/7
Biennial Congress
1954
11/8
Board of Directors
1953-1954
11/9
Executive Committee
1954
Speeches and writings
Box/Folder
11/10
Out of Debt, Out of Danger (excerpts) by Jerry Voorhis
1953
Financial records
Box/Folder
11/11
Audit reports
1952-1953
11/12
Income statements
1953-1954
Box/Folder
11/13
Reports
1953, undated
11/14
Newsletter
1952-1954
11/15
Ephemera
1943-1953

Adhesive Products CompanyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/16
General correspondence
1940-1943
11/17
Interoffice correspondence
1939-1949, undated
11/18
Reports
1941, undated
11/19
Photographs
1948
11/20
Subject series - industrial adhesives
1941-1944, undated

Personal papers Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
12/1
Incoming letters
1940-1945, undated
Subject series
American Chemical Society, Puget Sound Section
Box/Folder
12/2
Related papers
1938-1946
12/3-4
The Puget Sound Chemistnewsletter
1939-1947
12/5
Ephemera
1945-1947, undated
Box/Folder
12/6
K-2 Expedition - incoming letters
1953
12/7
Washington State Farm Chemurgic Committee
1939-1948