A 31-year veteran Agricultural Specialist with the United States Department of Agriculture, Mr. Clark Harrison Kirkman, Jr. was recognized by the National Cooperative Committee in October 1996, with the National Cooperative Education Award for his lifetime professional cooperative education career and dedication to helping people understand cooperative principles and practices.
To further the aims of the Center for the Study of Cooperatives, Mr. Kirkman donated a number of invaluable books and other materials. In 2001, Mr. Kirkman established the endowment for the support for the Resource Library for the Center for the Study of Cooperatives.
The purpose of the C. H. Kirkman Resource Library is to support the information needs and activities of the Center for the Study of Cooperatives. This resource library has reference information and materials related to the development of cooperatives in several disciplines, including business, law and leadership.
The library is located on level 1 of building 41. Materials housed in this resource library will be available during the regular LRD hours of operation. Use the library catalog to search for materials.
In 1994, the Center for the Study of Cooperatives was created through a public/private partnership between the District of Columbia, the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) and the University of the District of Columbia’s Community Outreach and Extension Services. The purpose of the Center is to provide an interdisciplinary base for the study of Cooperatives. This Center’s intent is to bring together the expertise of the UDC Cooperative Extension Service (CES), the David A. Clark School of Law, the School of Business and Public Administration, the College of Arts and Sciences Non-Profit Leadership Institute, and the Learning Resources Division to support the development and maintenance of cooperatives throughout the Washington Metropolitan Region. The Center for the Study of Cooperatives has the distinction of being the first on the east coast and the third in the nation.
Requests for information about the Center for the Study of Cooperatives should be addressed to:
Mr. Gordon White
Center for the Study of Cooperatives
Cooperative Extension Service
University of the District of Columbia
4340 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008