Date of Award
Master of Science
For a number of years it had been the hope of the headquarters staff of the Student Cooperative Association that a study be made of the history of the organization. The Student Cooperative Association is an outgrowth of the Cooperative Education Association which was organized in Virginia in 1905. There were a number of fragmentary and scattered references made to the work of the Student Cooperative Association and its predecessor, the Junior Community League. The majority of these articles were written in appraisal of an individual chapter or community accomplishment, with little or no reference made to a statewide organization.
It was the purpose of this study (1) to trace the development of the Student Cooperative Association in Virginia in such a manner as to provide a chronological background of the organization from its inception, and (2) to ascertain the significance of the Association's contribution to public school life.
Kay, Mercer Weldon, "The history and significance of the Student Cooperative Association in Virginia" (1957). Master's Theses. 131.