Showcase Your Credit Union’s History on the National Stage

Help demonstrate the Northwest’s vibrant and longstanding leadership in the credit union movement by contributing a piece of your credit union’s history to America’s Credit Union Museum’s new research library. This is an outstanding opportunity to showcase the strides Northwest credit unions have made to improve the financial well-being of our region’s–and our nation’s–citizens.

The Richard L. “Dick” Ensweiler Research Library–named just last month in honor of retiring Cornerstone Credit Union President/CEO Dick Ensweiler–will be housed in the CUNA Research Center beside America’s Credit Union Museum in Manchester, New Hampshire. According to the museum, the library will provide access to “important documents and artifacts that record the growth, success, and impact credit unions have had on the financial prosperity of everyday Americans over the last 100 years.”

Here’s how you can participate:

  • Search your archives for historical documents and items, from books and photographs to awards and antique calculators, and send them to the NWCUA to mail to the museum. The museum is seeking artifacts that not only illustrate the origins of credit unions in the United States, but also offer insight into credit union operations from the 1960s through today. Your creativity is welcome!
  • Send artifacts and documents for the museum’s digital library, such as scanned ledgers and history logs.
  • Make a monetary donation to fund the new library.

A permanent donation is welcome but not required for any artifact. Items can be leased to the library and returned to your credit union.

As advocates for the credit union movement, we know that cultivating this understanding of why you were founded and what you’ve accomplished is essential to helping consumers and policymakers recognize the value you create for your communities.

Contact Erin Bennett at for more information on how to donate to the museum’s new library.

Posted in Around the NW.