Mid-Island Consumer Services Co-operative fonds
 
        Mid-Island Consumer Services Co-operative fonds [textual record, graphic material, sound recording]. -- 1959-[2004].
20 cm of textual records
2 video cassettes
69 photographs
 
        The Mid Island Consumer Services Co-operative began on September 28, 1959. It was founded by eight members of the Nanaimo Credit Union, who felt that their membership needed a consumer retail store. The Co-op started as a bulk fuel plant providing oil and petroleum products, and shortly after incorporation, an affordable warehouse style grocery store was added. In the mid-seventies, the bulk fuel plant was phased out and more emphasis placed on retail grocery. The following members signed a Memorandum of Association: Arthur Rod Glen, G.B. Armour, J.R. Hunter, H.J. Besson, O.O. Morgan, Arne Roine, Dave Stupich, Merv Wilkinson, W.A Wilkinson, N. Liebich. In 1960, the Certificate of Incorporation was presented and the first election of Directors occurred.
        Fonds consists of records created by the Mid-Island Consumer Services Co-operative, and is arranged in the following series: 1) Administration Records 2) Minutes; 3) Clippings 4) Photographs; 5) Newsletters and 6) Miscellaneous
        Title based on the contents of the fonds.
        Series descriptions available.
        Arranged into series by Archives staff.
 
Series 1.
 
        Administration Records [textual record]. -- 1959.
1 cm of textual records
 
        Series consists of one pamplet titled 'Memorandum of Association and Rules of Mid-Island Consumers Services Co-operative'
        Title based on the contents of the series.
 
Series 2.
 
        Minutes [textual record]. -- 1957-1963.
3 cm of textual record
 
        Series consists of the minutes recorded at the first meeting in 1957 prior to confederation in 1959, and until 1963.
        Title based on the contents of the series.
 
Series 3.
 
        Clippings [textual record]. -- 1983-2001.
5 cm of textual records
 
        Series consists of newspaper clippings.
        Title based on the contents of the series.
 
Series 4.
 
        Photographs [graphic material]. -- [1990-2006].
69 photographs : col.
 
        Series consists of photographs of members, employees, buildings and activities of the Mid-Island Consumer Services Co-operative.
        Title based on the contents of the series.
 
Series 5.
 
        Newsletters [textual record]. -- 1988-2004.
3 cm of textual records
 
        Series consists of Mid-island Consumer Services Co-op newsletters.
        Title based on the contents of the series.
 
Series 6.
 
        Miscellaneous [textual record, sound recording]. -- 1994-2002.
7 cm of textual records
2 videocassettes
 
        Series consists of miscellaneous items including certificates, manuals and the videos, "Mid Island Consumer Services Co-operative: Thirty Years, 1961-1991" and "Co-op Focus Group-Members, 1999".
        Title based on the contents of the series.