Guide to the Washington State Grange Papers 1889-1953
Cage 218

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington State Grange
Title
Washington State Grange Papers
ID
Cage 218
Date [inclusive]
1889-1953
General Physical Description note
6 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Miscellaneous mimeographed announcements, letters; Grange newspapers and magazines; Grange rosters; annual sessions proceedings; three scrapbooks of news clippings from the Grange News.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 218, Washington State Grange Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

In September, 1889, Washington State farmers organized the Washington State Grange. They saw the Grange as a means of fraternal cooperation in the promotion of agricultural interests, and as a method of providing education and recreation for their families. The Grange was also a vehicle for increasing the public's awareness of farmers' issues and for winning legislation to ease farmers' problems associated with the high cost of goods and services, and the low prices received for commodities. The Grange in later years became one of the principal general farmers' organizations, and as such has since functioned as a public and legislative spokeman for agricultural interests. The Grange also takes public positions of advocacy or opposition on a variety of issues such as general economic policy, transportation, and public works projects.

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Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous mimeographed announcements, letters; Grange newspapers and magazines; Grange rosters; annual sessions proceedings; three scrapbooks of news clippings from the Grange News.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © ca 1970

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

Little information is available about the source of most of the materials in this collection. The three scrapbooks were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1970 by Henry P. Carsterson, Past Master, Washington State Grange.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Some further records of the Washington State Grange are maintained by WSU Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections with the identification number Cage 512.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State Grange--Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Carstensen, Henry P. WaPS

Subject(s)

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

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Bibliography

For a history of the Washington State Grange, see: Harriet Ann Crawford, The Washington State Grange, 1889-1924.

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Collection Inventory

Box

Miscellaneous mimeographed announcements, letters, etc. 

1

Grange publications (newspapers and magazines). Includes Modern Farmer, vol. 1, no. 9, 1932 June; Agricultural Grange News (Olympia, WA), vol. V, no. 5, 1917 February 1; Grange Facts (Seattle), no. 1, 1930 September 5; Grange News (Seattle), SSVII, no. 46, 1938 November 19 and XVII, no. 17, 1928 August 5. 

1

Miscellaneous printed material. Includes Patrons of Husbandry by-laws (1921, 1929, 1931-1933); Program of Washington State Grange annual session (1916, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1942). 

1

Washington State Grange Rosters (1913-1915, 1917-1930, 1933, 1935, 1938-1940, 1945-1946, 1946-1953). 

2-3

Report of the Secretary (1912, 1915, 1917, 1920, 1925, 1926, 1931-1933, 1935, 1937-1939, 1942). 

3

Proceedings of the Annual Session of the Washington State Grange (1889, 1892, 1893, 1899-1901, 1903, 1904, 1907-1942, 1948-1950,1958-1960, 1962-1969, 1976) 

4-7

Washington State Grange Rosters (1937, 1939, 1960, 1963-1970). 

7

Washington State Grange Handbook (1966, 1968-1970). 

7

Miscellaneous pamphlets. 

7

Grange News issues, 1960. 

7

Book: Grange Melodies (1916). 

7

Scrapbooks (clippings from the Grange News), 3 volumes (1944 April-1948 February; 1941 June-1944 April; 1948 March-1953 June). 

8-10