Milwaukee Co-operative Milk Producers records, 1907-1975

Milwaukee Co-operative Milk Producers

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 3.6 c.f. (8 archives boxes and 1 card file box) and
    • 7 photographs
  • OCLC ocn173712624, ocm37318975
  • Finding Aids
    • Register


  • COLLECTION STORED, ALL or IN-PART, AT ARC: Collection can be requested for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.


  • Records of a Milwaukee-based agricultural cooperative, originally formed in 1907 as the Milwaukee Milk & Cream Shippers Association. Records document early activities which included operation of a creamery, dairy plant, and manufacturing plant for milk powder and other products, and efforts to stabilize dairy prices throughout the Milwaukee "milk shed," take care of unpurchased milk, and work towards better product quality and sanitation at the farm and plant.
  • The records include articles of incorporation, historical materials, correspondence, meeting minutes, annual financial and audit reports, and records of plant payments to participating farmers. Present are milk production records including a butterfat test ledger book, milk weight cards for each farmer member, and monthly records of milk weight received at participating dairies for each farmer. There are also materials relating to Federal Milk Market Order #30 (1966-1979) which proposed establishment of the Chicago-based milk pool consisting of most of Wisconsin, the northern part of Illinois, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
  • The photographs, circa 1959, document a Milwaukee Cooperative Milk Producers meeting, several members of the cooperative, events at a Cooperative Fair, and Alice in Dairyland distributing milk to school age children.


  • Presented by the Milwaukee Cooperative Milk Producers via Edward Stuesser, 1975.
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