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Equinox Food Exchange Records, 1976-1987
- Equinox Food Exchange
- Equinox Food Exchange Records
- 1976-1987 (inclusive)19761987
- 1 cubic foot
- Collection Number
- MG348 (collection)
- Articles of incorporation, by-laws, minutes of meetings of the board of trustees, personnel records, policy manuals, correspondence, financial records, catalogs, and other records of a cooperative wholesale distributor for buyers and producers of natural foods in the inland Northwest.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Equinox Food Exchange, Springdale, Washington, was organized in December 1976 as a cooperative association, and was reorganized in August 1983 as a miscellaneous and cooperative corporation by trustees Frank Bellinger, David W. Cook, and Sue Burbach. It served as the principal cooperative wholesale distributor for buyers and producers of natural foods in the Inland Northwest, providing deliveries from the Cascades to the Rocky Mountains. One did not have to be a member to buy from the warehouse, but members, who were also owners and provided a share of the operating capital, did receive special benefits such as a share of the profits, special discounts, and "member only" sale prices.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
David Cook's records concerning the Equinox Food Exchange, of which he was a founding member, were in no discernible order when received, therefore a series order was imposed during processing.
The first series consists of organizational material including articles of incorporation and by-laws, minutes of the board of trustees, personnel matters, a policy manual and financial material.
The second series contains catalogs, correspondence, information on Equinox and co-ops in general, several talks given by Cook, and course outlines and notes from a workshop given at the University Center for Cooperatives in Madison, Wisconsin, which Cook attended.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series I. Organizational Records , 1976-1987Return to Top
Articles of incorporation and by-laws
Minutes of Board of Trustees' meetings
Other board material
David Cook's notes on board meetings
Equinox policy manual
Series II. General Material , 1976-1987Return to Top
Information on Equinox
Information on food co-ops
"Strategic marketing options for...cooperative wholesale food distribution..."
Miscellaneous manuscript notes of David Cook
Newsletters from other co-ops
Typescripts of talks given by David Cook
University Center for Cooperatives, workshop
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Grocery trade -- Northwest, Pacific -- History -- Sources
- Natural foods industry -- Northwest, Pacific -- History -- Sources
- Equinox Food Exchange