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Records of the Colorado Grain and Feed Association

Identifier: ACGF

Scope and Contents

The Records of the Colorado Grain and Feed Association consists of documents dated 1920 to 1988, with the bulk falling between 1947 and 1973. The collection includes meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, state convention files, membership directories, legal and financial information, scrapbooks of news clippings and photographs. There is a complete run of annual membership directories from 1951 to 1981, and a nearly complete series of the Colorado Grain and Feed Association newsletter from 1947 to 1972.


  • Creation: 1920-1988
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1947-1973


Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, the collection is stored off-site, so advance notice is required.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


The Colorado Grain and Feed Association promotes the commercial and economic interests of its members, as well as greater cooperation and general good will within the larger agricultural industry. The organization was created in 1925 as the Colorado Grain, Milling and Feed Dealers Association. In 1945 the association approved a new constitution, indicating at least a minor reorganization. Following a revision of the constitution in 1951, the Colorado Grain, Milling and Feed Dealers Association was incorporated as a non-profit corporation. The name was changed in 1962 to the Colorado Grain and Feed Dealers Association and again in 1971 to the Colorado Grain and Feed Association.

Membership consists of individuals, firms, corporations and cooperatives engaged in the production or distribution of grains or grain products such as flour, meal, and commercial feeds. The association's efforts are guided by its fifteen-member board of directors. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the Colorado Grain and Feed Association continues to embrace the commitment to foster cooperation for the stabilization and improvement of the grain and feed industry.


7.5 linear feet (5 record cartons, 1 oversize framed photograph)

Language of Materials



The Colorado Grain and Feed Association, founded in 1925, is a non-profit organization focused on the cultivation of commercial good-will and fellowship among grain and feed dealers and feed and flour millers. The collection documents the history and activities of the association and its members. Materials include minutes, newsletters, member directories, correspondence, scrapbooks and photographic materials, as well as information pertaining to the association's legal and financial matters and involvement in annual state conventions.


The Records of the Colorado Grain and Feed Association consists of nine series in five record cartons and one oversize framed photograph:

Series 1: Minutes, 1943-1975

Series 2: Legal, 1953-1968 and undated

Series 3: Financial, 1945-1954

Series 4: Newsletters, 1947-1959

Series 5: General office files, 1945-1979 and undated

Series 6: Conventions, 1948-1988

Series 7: Directories, 1951-1988

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1960-1973

Series 9: Photographs, 1920-1973 and undated


The Records of the Colorado Grain and Feed Association was donated to the Colorado Agricultural Archive by Paula Geary, Executive Director for the Association, on July 1, 1981. The Colorado Agricultural Archive became part of the Colorado State University Libraries in 2004.

Related Collections

Additional information related to grain and feed production and distribution may be found in the Records of Colorado Cooperative Extension and the Records of the Rocky Mountain Farmer's Union, both housed in the Colorado Agricultural Archive at Colorado State University.


The collection was received in disorder, although an original order could be discerned from the numbering system on folder labels. A new series arrangement was created which corresponded generally to the original filing system, and files within each series were grouped together. During processing, documents were re-housed in acid-free file folders and boxes. Rubber bands and paperclips were removed, and news clippings within scrapbooks were photocopied onto acid-free paper. Photographs were housed in protective sleeves and placed in the photograph series.

Inventory Note

Note: The numbers within brackets are codes assigned by the organization for specific groups of office files. Oversized items are indicated by the notation, *Oversize.

Guide to the Records of the Colorado Grain and Feed Association
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Amanda Murphy, Joshua Myers, and Jeanne Zeeck
Copyright 2007
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Script of description
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA