Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce Records
Series Number: MS84-03
Processed and Cataloged by: No processing information listed.
Date Listed: Originally listed in March of 1984. Relisted on April 13, 2010.
Date Span: 1934-1979
Size of Collection: 15 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 25 legal size document cases and 2 oversized boxes.
Type of Material: Correspondence, meeting minutes, financial statements, newsletters and scrapbooks.
Condition of Material: Fair with some foxing and fading to older documents due to improper storage.
Arrangement: Organized alphabetically by subject title. Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: The Chamber of Commerce at Murray, Kentucky was incorporated on October 29, 1926. The purpose of the corporation was “to collect and circulate valuable and useful information relating to the manufacturing, industrial and mercantile interests of the City of Murray” and “to promote and maintain the general welfare” of the city and its businesses. The Chamber presently operates as a corporate entity to advance the economic prosperity of the city and county.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records and subject files produced or received by the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce from 1934 to 1979. The subject files contain information on the Calloway County Development Council, Calloway County Fair Board, Murray-Calloway County Industrial Foundation, Kentucky Lake Association, Tennessee Valley Authority, North-South Cage Commission and various files related to community development and tourism in the region. Included with the records are newspaper clippings, photographs and scrapbooks documenting activities and events sponsored by the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce.
Murray (Ky.) – History.
Calloway County (Ky.) – History.
Civic improvement – Kentucky – Murray.
Civic improvement – Kentucky – Calloway County.
Rural development – Kentucky – Calloway County.