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Manuscript Group 151

Moscow Recycling Center

Secretary's Records, 1973-1986
0.5 cubic feet

This record group was donated to the University of Idaho Library by the longtime secretary of the corporation Janet Fiske on June 15, 1988. It was processed by Judith Nielsen in July 1988.


The Moscow Recycling Center, located at 290 N. Jackson was founded in July 1971, but was not incorporated until October 1973. The original incorporators were Larry Kirkland, Ruth Campbell, John Talbott, Richard Rice, and Shirley Mix. These five plus Jeffrey Williamson and Robert Furgason formed the board of directors; Janet Fiske joined the board as a temporary replacement for Furgason who was apparently on sabbatical. Board members represented the City of Moscow, Latah County, the University of Idaho, and the general public.

The center is a nonprofit corporation which depends on volunteer workers. Its purpose is to promote and establish recycling by educating the public in regard to environmental and energy concerns and to provide the public with the opportunity to dispose of their recyclable material in an environmentally sound way.

In 1979 the Moscow Recycling Center took over the operation of the recycling center in Pullman, Washington. In spite of periodic grants from the county and other monetary assistance, low prices received from buyers of recyclable materials caused financial hardships. In October 1984 MRC leased its property to Latah Sanitation, hoping the rent money received would pay off its accumulated debts. The lease was renewed in 1985.

The material in this record group includes minutes of meetings of the board of directors, financial reports, newspaper clippings and other publicity material. Financial reports and news paper articles were separated from the minutes and are in their own folders. All material is in chronological order.



Box	Folder	Description	Items
1	1	Articles of Incorporation, 1973	2
	2	Minutes, July 1973-December 1974	37
	3	Minutes, January 1975-December 1976	40
	4	Minutes, January 1977-December 1978	27
	5	Minutes, January 1979-December 1980	16
	6	Minutes, May 1984-September 1986	36
	7	Financial Reports, 1971-1984	45
	8	Newspaper Articles and Flyers, 1972-1986	31

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