Moscow Recycling Center Secretary's Records, 1973-1986

Overview of the Collection

Moscow Recycling Center
Moscow Recycling Center Secretary's Records
1973-1986 (inclusive)
0.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG151 (collection)
Minutes of board meetings, financial reports, newspaper clippings and other publicity items.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Moscow Recycling Center, located at 290 N. Jackson was founded in July 1971, but was not incorporated until October 1973. The original incorporators were Larry Kirkland, Ruth Campbell, John Talbott, Richard Rice, and Shirley Mix. These five plus Jeffrey Williamson and Robert Furgason formed the board of directors; Janet Fiske joined the board as a temporary replacement for Furgason who was apparently on sabbatical. Board members represented the City of Moscow, Latah County, the University of Idaho, and the general public.

The center is a nonprofit corporation which depends on volunteer workers. Its purpose is to promote and establish recycling by educating the public in regard to environmental and energy concerns and to provide the public with the opportunity to dispose of their recyclable material in an environmentally sound way.

In 1979 the Moscow Recycling Center took over the operation of the recycling center in Pullman, Washington. In spite of periodic grants from the county and other monetary assistance, low prices received from buyers of recyclable materials caused financial hardships. In October 1984 MRC leased its property to Latah Sanitation, hoping the rent money received would pay off its accumulated debts. The lease was renewed in 1985.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The material in this record group includes minutes of meetings of the board of directors, financial reports, newspaper clippings and other publicity material. Financial reports and news paper articles were separated from the minutes and are in their own folders.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


All material is in chronological order.

Acquisition Information

This record group was donated to the University of Idaho Library by the longtime secretary of the corporation Janet Fiske on June 15, 1988.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1/1 Articles of Incorporation
2 items
1/2 Minutes
37 items
July 1973-December 1974
1/3 Minutes
40 items
January 1975-December 1976
1/4 Minutes
27 items
January 1977-December 1978
1/5 Minutes
16 items
January 1979-December 1980
1/6 Minutes
36 items
May 1984-September 1986
1/7 Financial Reports
45 items
1/8 Newspaper Articles and Flyers
31 items

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Recycling (Waste, etc.) -- Idaho -- Moscow -- History -- Sources

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • Moscow Recycling Center