Inter-Cooperative Council Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Michigan State University. Inter-Cooperative Council.
Motts, G. N., (George Newton), 1905-
Ulrey, Orion, 1902-
Inter-Cooperative Council records
circa 1948-1962
0.25 Cubic feet , 11 folders

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Historical Note

The Inter-Cooperative Council was created in 1946. It was governed by representatives from the various cooperative houses. The council was created to handle problems and provide representation from the cooperatives in student and university government. The council is now known as the MSU Student Housing Cooperative.

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Scope and Content

The records of the Inter-Cooperative Council consist of meeting minutes, history of MSU cooperative housing by Orion Ulrey and George Motts, by-laws, and one issue of the Inter-Cooperative Council committee newsletter. There are also documents about the role of the faculty advisor and a job description of the general manager. There is also an Elsworth House orientation book that includes membership information including an application.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections August 2009

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State College. Students.
  • Michigan State University. Inter-Cooperative Council.
  • Michigan State University. Students.


  • By-laws
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Newsletters


  • Communal living
  • Housing, Cooperative
  • Student housing

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

By-laws of the Constitution Undated 

F.D. 1

Cooperative Houses for Men at MSU by Orion Ulrey 1958 

F.D. 2

Cooperative housing information, ca. 1948, ca. 1951, undated Circa 1948, Circa 1951, Undated 

F.D. 3

Elsworth Student Coop Orientation Book 1956 

F.D. 4

General Manager job description Undated 

F.D. 5

Meeting minutes 1957-1960, 1962 

F.D. 6

Membership issues of the Cooperative Houses Undated 

F.D. 7

"Men’s Cooperative Houses at MSU 1939-1960" by George N. Motts and Orion Ulrey 1960 

F.D. 8

MSU Coop Consultation- Inter-Cooperative Council Committee newsletter Circa October 1961 

F.D. 9

Role of the Faculty Advisors of the Men’s Cooperative Houses at MSU Undated 

F.D. 10

Brochure Undated 

F.D. 11