Founded in 1981 as the Corn Husking Hook and Peg Collection Association, the group soon realized that corn items in general attracted broader interest and accordingly renamed themselves the Corn Items Collectors Association. The mission of this national not-for-profit organization was to collect, restore, preserve and exhibit corn-related items and to share knowledge of these historical items with others. The collection includes “Bang Board” newsletters, membership directories, event fliers, membership applications, etc.