Guide to the Washington Cattlemen's Association Records 1936-1978
Cage 367

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington Cattlemen's Association Records
Title
Washington Cattlemen's Association Records
ID
Cage 367
Date [inclusive]
1936-1978
Extent
3830.0 items.
General Physical Description note
5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, membership lists, organizational files, committee records, clippings, and other papers of a livestock producers' association, including material, 1951-1977, on the annual Cattleman of the Year award.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 367, Washington Cattlemen's Association Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Washington Cattlemen's Association (WCA) was established as the Washington State Cattle and Horse Raiser's Association in 1926 in Okonogan County where the first county cattlemen's association had been organized in 1915. Although an earlier state association was started in Okonogan in 1916, it was unsuccessful. E.F. Banker was elected as the first president in 1926.

The expressed objectives of the Washington Cattlemen's Association are to encourage, promote, and advance the cattle industry through education, dissemination of literature and information, development of leadership, improvement of range and ranch feeding facilities, prevention of disease, detection of theft, identification of brands and marks, paying rewards, sponsoring sales, providing for marketing, arrangement for shows, exhibitions and contests and suitable awards, and to cooperate with all State, County, and Federal agencies and organizations for carrying out these purposes. The Association was incorporated in 1952 with these objectives.

One of the major activities of the WCA has been the selection of the state's Cattleman of the Year, selected from the County Cattleman of the Year. These cattlemen and their ranches are thoroughly inspected and rated for the award each year.

The WCA is a non-profit voluntary membership association of livestock producers with no stockholders. County cattlemen organizations are affiliated and maintain close contact with the state organization. The WCA is a member of the American National Livestock Association.

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Arrangement note

The records are arranged in five series: Correspondence, Membership Lists, General Records, Special Events and Programs, and Newspaper Clippings.

Correspondence, 1936-1978, is concentrated between 1942-1950 and 1968-1970. Part is arranged chronologically by year, part alphabetically, and part by correspondent.

Membership lists from 1946-1969 include county by county lists of dues paying members and are arranged chronologically by year.

General Records, 1944-1976 inclusive, are arranged alphabetically. These include internal organization and document files such as Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, general financial, and publicity information. The bulk of this series consists of committee correspondence, memoranda, reports, and meeting

Special Events and Programs consists primarily of correspondence, memoranda, reports, scoring sheets, and publicity about the Cattleman of the Year 1951-1977, lacking 1976, arranged chronologically by year. Programs from Annual Meetings from 1937-1975 are included as well as correspondence, memoranda, and reports concerning the annual meetings of 1942 and 1951, the L.T. Memorial Scholarship in 1949-1970, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1959, and the Bull Sale from 1956-1967. Slides and tape recordings from two national cattle organizations are also included.

The newspaper clippings are arranged chronologically by month from 1972 through 1977 in the original envelopes sent by the clipping service.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1978

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 Cattlemen's Association were donated to the Washington State University Library in September 1977 by the Association, through Don Ricketts, Executive Secretary (77-56). Added to this collection were newspaper clippings, 1972-1977, donated in June 1978 (78-33).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington Cattlemen's Association--Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Ricketts, Don. WaPS

Subject(s)

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

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence 1936-1978 

Box Folder

 1936-1941   35

1 1

 1942   140

1 2

 1942   105

1 3

 1943 

Box Folder

A-G   140

1 4

H-M   150

1 5

N-Z, letters to two or more   140

1 6

 1944 

Box Folder

A-G   190

1 7

H-M   150

1 8

N-V   150

1 9

W-Z, letters to two or more   100

1 10

 1947 

Box Folder

 Jan.- July 1947   155

1 11

 July-Dec. 1947   80

1 12

 1948 

Box Folder

General   80

1 13

Counties   65

1 14

Walter Schrock, Alan Rogers   2

1 15

Joe Muir 

Box
1
Box Folder

 1947-1948   140

1 16

 1948-1950   40

1 17

American National Livestock Association 

Box Folder

 1937-1944   80

1 18

 1948   20

1 19

 1968-1970 

Box Folder

Asotin-Clallam/Jefferson   4

1 20

Clark-Ferry   5

1 21

Franklin-Grays's Harbor   4

2 22

King-Lewis   4

2 23

Lincoln-Skagit   4

2 24

Spokane-Walla Walla   4

2 25

Whitman, Yakima   2

2 26
Box Folder

Mickey Stewart 1968-1970   35

2 27

 1976-1978   47

2 28

 1946-1970   9

2 29

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Series 2: Membership Lists 1936-1969 

Box Folder

 1936-1938 1941 1947   5

2 30

 1948-1950   3

2 31

 1955-1956   2

2 32

 1957-1966   10

2 33-42

 1967-1969   3

3 43-45

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Series 3: General Records 1943-1976 

Box Folder

Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws 1944-1969   11

3 46

By-Laws and Executive Meetings 1968   28

3 47

Committee Lists 1949-1961   10

3 48

Committees 1946-1975 

Box Folder

Brand and Theft 1946-1970   40

3 49

Washington Livestock Brand Book 1976   7

3 50

Disease 1946-1948 1954 1968   75

3 51

Finance 1949-1950   1

3 52

Forestry 1948-1949   17

3 53

Game 1943-1948 1969   60

3 54

Historical 1963-1975   59

3 55

Legislative 1947-1950   28

3 56

Marketing 1949-1967   26

3 57

Membership 1948-1952   36

3 58

Public Relations 1948   25

3 59

Tax, Cattle Valuations 1951-1969   16

3 60

Weed 1946-1948   21

3 61
Box Folder

Directory 1963-1964   1

3 62

General Financial Information 1947-1973   25

3 63

Publicity 1960-1976   11

3 64

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Series 4: Special Events and Programs 1942-1977 

Cattleman of the Year 1951-1977 

Box
3
Box Folder

 1951-1953   71

3 65-67

 1953-1967   550

4 68-83

 1975 1977   4

4 84

Annual Meetings 

Box Folder

 1942   9

4 85

 1951   140

4 86

Programs 1937-1975   41

4 87

Slide Show Materials 

Box Folder

Beef Market Development   7

5 88

American National Cattle Association   7

5 89
Box Folder

L.T. Murray Scholarship 1959-1970   36

5 90

National Cowboy Hall of Fame 1959   31

5 91

Bull Sale 

Box Folder

 1956-1966   38

5 92

 1967 

5 93

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Series 5: Newspaper Clippings 1972-1977 

Box Folder

 1972-1975   100

5 94

 July-Sept 1975   21

5 95

 Oct.-Dec 1975   22

5 96

 Jan.-March 1976 

5 97

 Apr.-June 1976 

5 98

 July-Aug 1976   20

5 99

 Sept.-Dec 1976   29

5 100

 Jan.-March 1977   17

5 101

 Apr.-June 1977   22

5 102

 July-Sept 1977   23

5 103

 Oct.-Dec 1977   23

5 104

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