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  • Collection: The Co-operative Associations of Maynard

Photograph of the Maynard Co-Op Board of Directors.

Identified in photo: Don Lent (2nd from left).

Notes from a presentation given by David A. Mark to the Assabet Village Coop at the Maynard Public Library.

Cabinet Card photo of a possible Maynard School teacher tentatively identified as Miss Driscoll.

Alfred Torppa was the clerk for the society. These ledgers, written in Finnish, are minutes of the monthly meetings. The Cooperative store was on Main St. and the restaurant was functioning upstairs.

Margaret Boothroyd's identification card to be used at the Co-op to make payments.

A collection of certificates of redeemed, replaced or transferred shares from the early 1930's through 1962.

A certificate issued to Stanley Slabyz for four shares of capital stock.

One share of stock issued to Owen J. Hill in 1956 for the sum of $5.00.

The Coop was briefly located at the corner of Waltham St. and Powder Mill Road.

Some of the presenters were: W. Torferri, Coggins Trio, Bill Wehkoja, Hulda Nelson, Boris Sokolowsky, Tony Colombo, Helen Coggins, Helen Mark, Chas. Manty, Vernice Coolidge

The wooded handle ice pick has advertising on the four sides:
1.RCA Victor
2.Gasoline, fuel, coal, coke, grain, bakery, dairy, provisions
3.Co-Op Best Milk and Cream
4. Compliments of United Co-operative Society, Maynard, Mass.

Top pictures: Rachel Aho, clerk

Bottom left: Toiro Saastamoinen, book keeper

Bottom right, l to r: __ Gortz, Miss Jones

Upper left picture, l to r: Walter Wasiuk, Barry Heinonen

Upper right picture: Elaine Murphy

Bottom picture: Emil Niemi, butcher

Top left photo: John Paaki
Bottom right photo: Otto Fonsell, Secretary

Upper left picture, l to r: John Paakki, ___?, Ed Salmi

Upper right picture, l to r: Norm __?, Al Poikonen, Ed Helander

Center left picture, l to r: Rachel Aho, Fay Lehto

Center right picture, l to r: Al Poikonen, Helen Klemola, Ray…

Carl Swanson is the mechanic in the upper right photo.

The picture on center left is in the auto service station.

Top two photos: Arvo N. Rivers, Manager, 1936
Bottom left: Everett Haynes, Director, 1936
Bottom right: Charles W. Manty, President, 1937

Photo upper left: This is the parking lot next to Co-op building. Dr. Flaherty's house was moved to create the lot. The brick building on the right is the bakery and in the background on the left is the Finnish Sauna where the idea for a co-op…