Guide to the Washington State Grape Society Records 1971-1991
Cage 178

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington State Grape Society
Title
Washington State Grape Society Records
ID
Cage 178
Date [inclusive]
1971-1991
Extent
5.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
2.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership lists, clippings and other papers of an organization associated with the grape industry in Washington State.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 178, Washington State Grape Society Records . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

In November 1971, twenty to thirty persons involved in the grape industry met in Prosser to form an organization that would foster the interests of Washington grape producers. This group selected a constitutional committee and a nominations committee. The constitutional committee drafted a document and bylaws patterned after the Washington State Horticulture Association constitution. In December 1971, the group adopted the proposed constitution and elected a slate of officers. Warren Tomlinson was elected the Society's first president. The stated purpose of the organization is "the overall advancement of the grape industry in the State of Washington." During its first year, the Society's membership rose to about 500, which included persons from all aspects of the grape industry. The Society's major projects are the annual "grape school" (used to inform and educate interested persons of the advances in the industry), the "Proceedings" (an annual publication), and funding research on topics of interest to the grape industry.

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Arrangement note

The records of the Washington State Grape Society are divided into two parts. The first encompasses items received in the initial accession from 1977. The second part contains those records received in 1991. Part 1 is found in boxes 1-2; part 2 is found in boxes 3-5. Part 1 of the collection includes minutes, correspondence, and business records of the organization from 1971 to 1976. The minutes consist of the records of monthly meetings from the Society's organization from December 1971 through December 1975. Membership lists for 1971-72 and 1972-73 are included in the collection. The correspondence series comprises about half of the material in Part 1 of the collection and includes both incoming and outgoing material. The bulk of the correspondence consists of membership material and orders for the annual proceedings. Also included in the correspondence is material dealing with the Society's fight to control the use of the herbicide 2,4-D. The financial records, which are also nearly half of Part 1 of the collection, consist primarily of cancelled checks, receipts, and bills for the period 1972-76. The collection also contains a newspaper clipping file concerning the grape school, the 2,4-D controversy, and other Society functions. Most clippings, however, do not identify the newspaper or date. Part 2 of the collection includes several miscellaneous correspondence files for the period 1978-89. Other files contain receipt books (1976-86), cancelled checks (1980-85), bank statements four accounts, board of directors minutes (1981-82), and other topical files. The collection also includes activity notebooks, check registers from 1971 to 1980, copies of "Grapevine Notes," "On the Vine," and the Society's annual "Proceedings" from 1973 to 1986.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1994

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

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the Washington State Grape Society were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in two accessions. The first (MS 77-23) came from Mrs. Karen Mortenson, secretary of the the Society, in June 1977. It comprises records from 1971 to 1976. The second accession came in June 1991 (MS 91-25), from the Washington State Grape Society, in June 1991.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Further Washington State Grape Society records can be found in WSU Libraries MASC Cage 464

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State Grape Society --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Viticulture -- Washington (State)--Societies, etc.--Records and correspondence
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: 1971-1976 

Box-folder

Minutes December 1971-December 1975 

1 / 1

Memberships 1971-72 

1 / 2

Memberships 1972-73 [?] 

1 / 3

Subseries 1.1: Correspondence: 

Box-folder

 1972 

1 / 4

 1973 

1 / 5

 1974 (January-June) 

1 / 6

 1974 (July-December) 

1 / 7

 1975 

1 / 8

 1976 

1 / 9

Subseries 1.2: Receipts: 

Box-folder

 1972 

2 / 10

 1973 (January-September) 

2 / 11

 1973 (October-December) 

2 / 12

 1974 (January-July) 

2 / 13

 August 1974-August 1975 

2 / 14

 September 1975-1976 

2 / 15
Box-folder

Check Records January-December 1972 

2 / 16

Federal Income Tax Records 1972-75 

2 / 17

Newspaper Clippings 

2 / 18

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Series 2: 1973-1991 

Subseries 2.1: Correspondence: 

Box-folder

Miscellaneous 1978-1989 

3 / 19

Wine grapes 1979-83 

3 / 20

Miscellaneous 1980-89 

3 / 21

 1981-83 

3 / 22

 1981-83 

3 / 23
Box-folder

Receipt Books 1976-86 1988 

4 / 24

Cancelled Checks, Old National Bank 1980-85 

4 / 25

Bank Statements, Old National Bank \#62028-2 1980-85 

4 / 26

Bank Statements, Old National Bank \#51945-0 1983-84 

4 / 27

Bank Statements, Rainier Bank 1974-85 

4 / 28

Bank Statements, Washington Mutual Savings Bank 1985 

4 / 29

Bankruptcy Court Papers, Charles J. Waugh 1985 1988 

4 / 30

Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes 1981-82 

4 / 31

Newspaper Clipping of the Society 1981-1989 

4 / 32

Orange Juice Controversy, Correspondence 1984-85 

4 / 33

A Proposal for an International Marketing Program for Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT) Center at Washington State University. 

4 / 34

Ray Schneider, article on his work in the grape industry 1983 

4 / 35

Scholarship Memorial Fund 

4 / 36

Walter Clore Award 

4 / 37

Washington State Concord Grape Research Council Reports 

4 / 38

Jack L. Watson, Washington Vineyard Survey 1988 

4 / 39

Activity Notebooks undated 

5 / 40

Check Registers 1971-80 

5 / 41

Grapevine Notes 1981-91 

5 / 42

On the Vine 1987-88 

5 / 43

Washington State Grape Society Constitution 

5 / 44

Subseries 2.2: Washington State Grape Society Grape Seminar and Annual Meeting--Proceedings: 

Box-folder

 1973 

5 / 45

 1974 

5 / 46

 1975 

5 / 47

 1976 

5 / 48

 1977 

5 / 49

 1978 

5 / 50

 1979 

5 / 51

 1980 

5 / 52

 1981 

5 / 53

 1982 

5 / 54

 1983 

5 / 55

 1984 

5 / 56

 1985 

5 / 57

 1986 

5 / 58

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