Browne Popular Culture Library

PCL MS-122: Consortium of Popular Culture Collections in the Midwest Collection

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The Consortium of Popular Culture Collections in the Midwest (CPCCM) was established in 1990 with its archives being housed at the Browne Popular Culture Library.  Founding members included Bowling Green State University, Michigan State University and Ohio State UniversityKent State University joined in 1991.  Cleveland State University was added to the membership in 2003. Oberlin College and the Ohio Historial Society became members in 2004 and 2005, respectively.  The member libraries composing the consortium share a similar collecting focus in related subjects and a geographic proximity which permits collaborative efforts and resource sharing.  According to their website, CPCCM activities include development, access, promotion and preservation of select research collections.

Documents date from approximately 1987 to 2001 and include files of minutes, agenda, correspondence and notes pertaining to meetings and issues relevant to the CPCCM.  A consortium prospectus, collection development documents, internship information, cooperative loan agreements and similar materials are also included in the collection.

The finding aid was completed by Eric Honneffer 11-10-08.


Box 1
1Meeting files (no minutes)1987
2Retreat correspondence1-88 to 1-89
3Retreat transcript11-88
4Retreat transcript (copy 2)11-88
5Retreat notes11-88
6Meeting files11-3-89
123-24 to 3-25-94
14Meeting files (no minutes)5-22 to 5-23-96
15Meeting files10-30-96
16Meeting files (no minutes)4-17 to 4-18-97
17Meeting files10-24-97
19Meeting files (no minutes)2-99
20Misc. working documents for meetings1995-1998
Box 2
1Correspondence - Michigan State University1980-1990
2Correspondence & notes - collection development1987-1989
3Correspondence - internships1988
4Consortium prospectus - drafts1989
5Consortium prospectus - drafts1990
6Consortium prospectus - final1990
7Consortium prospectus - revision1996
8Popular culture resources - Michigan State University1980-1991 (scattered)
9Collecting interests of Consortium members1988
10Consortium draft loan agreements1989-1991
11Press releases about the Consortium1990-1991
12Consortium brochure1992
13Consortium website2001
14Consortium logon.d.
16Magnetic audio recordings of meetings11-88? 11-3-89

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