Scope and Content
Poultry Producers of Central California
Title: Poultry Producers of Central California Collection
3.8 linear feet
Abstract: Through most of its history, Poultry Producers of Central California was said to the largest egg cooperative marketing association
in the world. The collection contains material related to the activities of the Poultry Producers of Central California, including
correspondence, interdepartmental memos, reports, publications, and advertising materials for eggs marketed by the cooperative
under the name "Nulaids".
Phyiscal location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-284
Language of Material: Collection materials in English
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Poultry Producers of Central California (PPCC) was organized as an agricultural
cooperative association in late 1916 to receive, grade, package, and market eggs received from its member-producers. Members
entered into an exclusive marketing agreement to sell their eggs to PPCC; eggs were marketed under the brand name "Nulaids".
By majority vote of its members in 1926, PPCC also established a Feed and Supply Department to sell poultry feeds and farm
supplies to its members. The association also included a credit union, Federal Credit Union. Membership in the credit union
was open to members and employees of PPCC, as well as to their immediate family.
Through most of its history, Poultry Producers of Central California was said to the largest egg cooperative marketing association
in the world. PPCC, alternatively known as Nulaid Farmers Association, consolidated with Hayward Poultry Producers Association
in 1963 to form a new farmers' cooperative, Pacific Growers.
Tinley, James Maddison, and Henry Ernest Erdman. 1957.
Operating problems of a cooperative poultry and feed association. [Berkeley, CA]: Division of Agricultural Sciences, University of California.
Scope and Content
The Poultry Producers of Central California collection spans the years of 1928-1958. The collection contains material related
to the activities of the Poultry Producers of Central California, including correspondence, interdepartmental memos, reports,
publications, and advertising materials for eggs marketed by the cooperative under the name "Nulaids". Advertising material
includes print ads and product banners from approximately 1935-1958 for Nulaid Eggs.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged into five series: 1. History; 2. Correspondence; 3. Organizational Records; 4. Printed Material;
5. Advertising Material.
The following collections at Special Collections may also be of interest:
D-206, Farmers' Trade Union Records, 1883-1891: This collection contains account books, cash books, check stubs, and other
records relating to the commercial activities of a farmers' supply cooperative in Clements, California.
D-150, Tri/Valley Growers Collection, 1929-1959: This collection contains twenty oversize panels of mounted letters, photographs,
and memorabilia related to the predecessor associations. Tri/Valley Growers was created in 1963 as the result of a merger
of Tri Valley Packing Association and Turlock Cooperative Growers. It is a growers' cooperative engaged in canning, distribution,
and marketing of growers' products.
D-399, Ogasawara, Frank X. Papers, 1913-2002: This collection contains correspondence and publications of Frank Ogasawawa,
Professor of Poultry Husbandry and Avian Sciences, University of California, Davis. He pioneered research on artificial insemination
D-162, California Canners and Growers Archives, 1959-1983: This collection contains financial statements, payroll ledgers,
marketing studies, pricing analysis, inventories, correspondence, and monthly manager's letters of the California Canners
and Growers Cooperative.
Materials available through the University of California, Davis General Library:
Nulaid News, v.1-40 (1923-1962)
Poultry Producers of Central California Annual Report, 1943-1958
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Poultry Producers of Central California--Archives.
Collection is open for research.
Joy Rowe processed the collection and created the finding aid under the direction of Elizabeth Phillips, Manuscript Archivist.
Transferred from the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1989.
[Identification of item], Poultry Producers of Central California Collection , D-284, Department of Special Collections, General
Library, University of California, Davis.
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