Southeastern Cooperative League records, 1939-1952.

Creator: Southeastern Cooperative League.
Collection number: 3597
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Abstract: The Southeastern Cooperative League, an interracial organization established as the Southeastern Cooperative Education Association in 1940, became a federation of cooperatives in 1941. It worked to promote agricultural, consumer, manufacturing, and housing cooperatives throughout the Southeast from 1940 until its demise in the early 1950s. Correspondence of Southeastern Cooperative League officers Lee M. Brooks, Edward Yeomans, Elizabeth Lynch, Charles MacGill Smith, and Morris Mitchell; organizational records; educational materials; and materials relating to the cooperatives that were members of the Southeastern Cooperative League.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Of particular interest is correspondence of members the African American Executive Committee, as well as the League overall and its members in Series 1. (Of particular note, see folder40 with correspondence of Gillis Cheek from Shaw University about North Carolina Cooperatives).

In Series 4, there are pamphlets and other information related to nine local cooperatives, including African American cooperatives in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia.