Preliminary Guide to the Society for Range Management, Pacific Northwest Chapter Records
MSSM.012

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Society for Range Management. PNW Section.
Title
Society for Range Management, Pacific Northwest Chapter, records
ID
MSSM.012
Date [inclusive]
1950-2000
Extent
7.0 Linear feet 7 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use: MS.1992.57: 2-9-16-7; MS.1993.54:2-7-17-5; MS.1994.58:2-2-4-6; MS.1996.01:2-2-5-6; MS.2004.07:2-14-7-1)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

The American Society for Range Management was officially formed in 1948 (named changed to Society for Range Management or SRM in 1970) to provide educational services to promote a better understanding of rangeland stewardship to its members and the public. The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the SRM was approved in 1949.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection includes papers and materials for the Pacific Northwest section of the Society for Range Management (SRM), from 1950 to 2000. It consists of meeting minutes, council records, and reports for the planning committee, professional affairs committee, curriculum committee, student affairs committee, and public affairs committee, individual chapters' by-laws, copies of the Article of Incorporation, as well as financial records including: bank statements, audit reports, accounting ledgers, and cancelled checks. The collection also contains papers pertaining to youth camps and programs, land planning commissions, exhibits and displays, range land research, fundraising events, membership directories, and a technology park. Additionally, the collection includes: a journal, booklets, maps, and photographs concerning the SRM summer range tours, SRM handbooks, their newsletter "The Trail Boss", incoming and outgoing correspondence, as well as projector slides and several maps of the Pacific Northwest showing land use, locations of rangeland, potential native vegetation, miscellaneous posters, and maps for the Washington Range Land Assessment.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It consists of multiple accessions received between 1992 and 2004: MS.1992.57, MS.1993.54, MS.1994.58, MS.1996.01, MS.2004.07. It has not yet been arranged.

Contents:

[Materials in MS.1992.57]

Meeting minutes

Council records

Reports for: the planning committee, the professional affairs committee, the curriculum committee, the student affairs committee, and the public affairs committee

Newsletters

Correspondence

SRM handbooks

Membership lists

Range tours

Financial records

Individual chapters' by-laws

Copies of Article of Incorporation

Papers pertaining to exhibits and displays

[Materials in MS.1993.54]

A journal, booklets, maps, and photographs of range tours

American Society of Range Management handbooks Incoming and outgoing correspondence

Newsletters "The Trail Boss"

Meeting minutes

Committee reports

Membership lists

Financial records

Papers pertaining to youth camps and programs, land planning commissions, range land research, fundraising events, and a technology park

Photographs: slides of rangelands in the Pacific Northwest

[Materials in MS.1994.58]

Meeting minutes

Financial records

[Materials in MS.1996.01]

Committee reports

Newsletters

Correspondence

Papers pertaining to range land research, fundraising events, and a technology park

Membership directories

[Materials in MS.2004.07]

Several maps addressing land use, locations of rangeland, potential native vegetation, as well as maps for the Washington Range Land Assessment, and miscellaneous posters

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated to Washington State University Libraries by the Society for Range Management, Grant Harris, and Linda Hardesty with the Department of Nature Resource Science at WSU in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, and 2004. This is an unprocessed collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Society for Range Management. PNW Section.

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Washington (State)
  • Ecology
  • Grazing
  • Range management

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