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Cache Chamber of Commerce papers, 1904-1999

Overview of the Collection

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, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Restrictions

Open to public research.

Languages
English.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

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 DescriptionReturn to Top

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 CollectionReturn to Top

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 InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Chamber minutes and filesReturn to Top

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

Series II:  Financial PapersReturn to Top

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

Series III:  Floor Plans and Blueprints, 1908-1999Return to Top

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