Preliminary Guide to the Washington Dairy Women Scrapbooks
MSSM.013

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington Dairy Women.
Title
Washington Dairy Women scrapbooks
ID
MSSM.013
Date [inclusive]
1965-1995
Extent
5.0 Linear feet 3 boxes and loose scapbooks
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use: MS.1986.32: 2-4-25-7; MS.1987.46: 2-4-25-7; MS.1988.09: 2-14-13-3; MS.1990.06: 2-4-25-7; MS.1991.09: 2-4-25-7; MS.1996.57: 2-14-13-3)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Washington Dairy Women was originally called the Dairy Wives of Washington State, which was formed in 1954. The main function of the Washington Dairy Women is to promote public awareness of dairy products' nutrition through sales promotions and educational programs. The Washington Dairy Women annually sponsor a Washington State Dairy Ambassador program, which selects a young woman to serve as the official representative of the dairy industry for the state of Washington. Her duties include public demonstrations and educational programs on dairy nutrition.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains scrapbooks created by the Washington Dairy Women, with dates ranging from 1965 to 1995. The collection consists of scrapbooks from the following chapters: Clark County (1965-1966, 1976-1978, 1983-1990, 1993-1995; Cowlitz County (1983-1986); Grays Harbor County (1983-1985, 1994-1995); Inland Empire (1982-1984; King and Pierce Counties (1983-1987, 1989-1990, 1993-1995); Skagit County (1983-1990, 1995); Snohomish County (1983-1990, 1995); Walla Walla County (1984); Whatcom County (1983-1990, 1994-1995; Yakima County (1984-1985, 1988-1990, 1993-1995). The scrapbooks include photographs, event and meeting programs, newspaper articles, correspondence, copies of the "Washington State Dairy Women Moooospaper," the "American Agri-Women" newsletter, the "Network News" from the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation, and various pieces of dairy memorabilia.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It consists of multiple accessions received between 1986 and 1996: MS.1986.32, MS.1987.46, MS.1990.06, MS.1991.09, MS.1996.57. It has not yet been arranged.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

http://www.libraries.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 by Val Hillers, Donna Jean Simpson, Bonnie Bushorn, Imogene Woodside, and the Washington Dairy Women to Washington State University Libraries in 1986, 1987, 1998, 1990, 1991, and 1996. This is an unprocessed collection with multiple accessions.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Washington Dairy Women Records (Cage 521) http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/finders/cg521.htm; Inland Empire Dairy Women Scrapbooks (Cage 522) http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/finders/cg522.htm; Dairy Wives of Washington State Scrapbooks (Cage 433) http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/finders/cg433.htm

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington Dairy Women.

Subject(s)

  • Dairy cattle
  • Dairy products industry -- History
  • Women -- Societies and clubs -- 20th century -- Archives

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