Guide to the Yakima Valley Grape Producers Records 1934-1973
Cage 368

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Yakima Valley Grape Producers
Title
Yakima Valley Grape Producers Records
ID
Cage 368
Date [inclusive]
1934-1973
Extent
5700.0 items.
General Physical Description note
14 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial statements, price and purchase information, production data, annual meetings, articles of incorporation and by-laws, and litigation materials of a grape producers' cooperative and its predecessors, the Yakima Valley Grape Growers Association and the Valley Grape Growers Association.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 368, Yakima Valley Grape Producers Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Yakima Valley Grape Producers was established in 1934 as the Yakima Valley Grape Growers Association, a non-profit corporation, to sell the products of the members through the Association and its manager.

In 1949 the association was reorganized so that stock could be issued under new state non-profit corporation statutes. At this time all grower equities in the form of certificates of indebtedness in the Yakima Valley Grape Growers Association were exchanged for stock certificates in the Valley Grape Growers Association. Each member stockholder was permitted one vote only, regardless of the amount of Class A Common Voting Stock owned. A grower was required to own one share of Class A Common Voting Stock if he annually delivered 15 or more tons of grapes to the Association. While non-growers were permitted to hold stock they were not accorded voting privileges. This transfer of equity took place between 1949 and 1959.

In 1959 the Yakima Valley Grape Growers Association was legally dissolved, leaving only the Valley Grape Growers Association, which was renamed the Yakima Valley Grape Producers in 1960.

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Arrangement note

The records of the Yakima Valley Grape Producers are divided into three series: Correspondence, Internal Organizational Files, and Financial and Fiscal Data.

The Correspondence Series includes alphabetically arranged grower files from 1942 through 1968 containing information on the disposition of stock and holdings of deceased members. General correspondence is arranged alphabetically by year from 1958 through 1972. The material from 1970 through 1972 is arranged alphabetically by subject and general areas. Included in the general correspondence are letters, memoranda, reports, tax returns, employee data, insurance forms, shipping orders, labels and publicity materials.

Internal Organization Files from 1934 through 1970 are arranged alphabetically and include annual meeting information, Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, meeting minutes, news clippings, and data on litigation proceedings, such as several files on the case of Homer E. Evans vs. the Yakima Valley Grape Growers Association, 1953-1958, that include court briefs, correspondence, memoranda and original evidence presented.

Financial and Fiscal Data, 1934-1973, are arranged alphabetically by subject, and chronologically within each subject heading. Accounts receivable, advances to growers, collateral reports, certificates of indebtedness, crop grower ledgers, general ledgers, grower account sheets, inventories, payroll data, trade account sheets, trial balances, and violator lists are included in the Financial and Fiscal Data Series. In 1949 the association was reorganized and renamed, and records for the old corporation (the Yakima Valley Grape Growers Association) as well as for the new corporation (the Valley Grape Growers Association) are both in the same ledgers. This has been noted on the file folder titles. Bound volumes of data have been counted as one item. Undelivered stock, dividend checks, and letters (Folder 390) were randomly sampled and approximately 10 percent of the material was retained.

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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.

Conditions Governing Use note

The correspondence files for 1970 through 1972 (folders 81-251) could not be used without permission until 10 years following the date of each individual folder, except that in no case could the restrictions extend past December 31,1982.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the Yakima Valley Grape Producers were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by the organization through General Manager, Robert Thompson in September 1977 (77-57).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Valley Grape Growers Association
  • Yakima Valley Grape Growers Association
  • Yakima Valley Grape Producers--Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Thompson, Robert. WaPS

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Grapes--Washington (State)--Yakima--Marketing
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence 1942-1972 

Grower File 1942-1968 

Box Folder

Elizabeth Aumiller 1958   2

1 1

William Achelson 1959   2

1 2

L.R. Allen 1960   3

1 3

Emmett and Jack Baird 1952   8

1 4

F.W. Barlow 1942-1944   5

1 5

Bernice Barnes 1954   4

1 6

Walter Barnett 1953   1

1 7

Bob Bergamini 1959   2

1 8

Daniel O. Boyd 1955   13

1 9

Ted Bridges 1954   15

1 10

D.D. Carrier 1957   3

1 11

Edith Cartledge 1951   3

1 12

O.J. Chapman 1942-1945   3

1 13

Emile Charvet 1942-1946   5

1 14

O. Cheyne 1960   1

1 15

Nels Christiansen 1942-1947   5

1 16

Olive Compton 1955   1

1 17

Maud Crawford 1955   1

1 18

Irene Dean 1953   12

1 19

Alberta Decker 1959   2

1 20

George Dixon 1953   5

1 21

W.D. Doran 1959   1

1 22

Elvie M. Eastman 1953   10

1 23

R.B. Elliot 1952   2

1 24

R.A. Folder 1958   6

1 25

Herbert L. Gant 1953   2

1 26

E.A. Giester (K.P. Lodge) 1949 1960   7

1 27

Ernest Grambo 1951 1958   8

1 28

E.E. Greene 1960   7

1 29

I.W. Hefflinger 1951 1960   10

1 30

Dick Holtkamp 1955   11

1 31

Robert Husseman 1954   1

1 32

John Jaquish 1957   6

1 33

Fred Johnson 1960   1

1 34

Thelma Marie Johnson 1954   2

1 35

Alex Kintz 1959   2

1 36

J.A. Lane (Dorothy Opperman) 1953   4

1 37

J.L. McCord 1955   11

1 38

M.R. and Lois G. McMurray 1953   5

1 39

Henry Nagel 1954   2

1 40

Raymond Nelson 1950   1

1 41

Costanzo Nicolino 1957   1

1 42

Jennie May Nostrant 1956   2

1 43

Martin Oord 1960   1

1 44

E.E. Pelz 1949   1

1 45

O.D. Ray 1960   1

1 46

Lenore Reams 1954   1

1 47

J.H. Richmond 1957   3

1 48

J.H. Rider 1964-1968   5

1 49

E.R. Rixon 1954   2

1 50

B.R. Root 1957   1

1 51

E.A. Rose 1958-1959   2

1 52

A.F. Rosenkranz 1954-1962   12

1 53

Clarence F. Roy 1949   1

1 54

George W. Sage 1960   6

1 55

Fred Schlien 1959   2

1 56

Harry Scott 1960   3

1 57

G.C. Seefeldt 1959-1960   2

1 58

Selma Shelby 1952   1

1 59

Mayme C. Shelton 1959   6

1 60

W.D. Simmons 1959   3

1 61

Clyde L. Smith 1955   2

1 62

Docia Smith 1957   1

1 63

R.S. Snider 1959   2

1 64

Martha Jean Sparrow 1954   2

1 65

Claude Stern 1957   2

1 66

E.E. Stump 1942-1943   2

1 67

W.S. Swink 1954   1

1 68

M.A. Taylor 1953   2

1 69

R.B. Tresner 1958   1

1 70

Floyd Waterman 1953   2

1 71

William Weber 1942-1943   3

1 72

L. Weichselbaum 1954   5

1 73

J.S. Wertman 1957-1960   10

1 74

Frances R. and Emery Wolfe 1955   4

1 75

John Woodson 1954   8

1 76

Geneva Work 1951 1954   2

1 77

William Yarger 1959-1960   6

1 78

J.T. Zimmerman 1951   1

1 79

General--E,F,H,J,M 1949-1960   33

1 80

General Correspondence 1958-1972 

 1970 

Box Folder

Allied Canners & Packers, Inc.   1

1 81

American Concord Grape Association   36

1 82

American Can Company   14

1 83

American Farm Lines, Inc.   3

1 84

AM Pac Brokerage Co.   18

1 85

Barrett Sales Company   5

1 86

Broker Bulletins   9

1 87

Bulletins and Pamphlets   3

1 88

Carr-O'Neill Brokerage   4

1 89

Consolidated Foods Corp.   81

1 90

Continental Can Co.   33

1 91

Continental Processors, Inc.   13

1 92

Wayne Cook, Inc.   1

1 93

Desnick Associates   14

1 94

Employment Applications   33

1 95

Exempt Workweeks 

1 96

E. & J. Gallo Winery   4

1 97

Maurey Ginsburg Brokerage   7

1 98

Hall-Roepke   150

1 99

Kenneth Hawkins   9

1 100

Internal Revenue Service   10

1 101

Kelly-Clarke Company   95

1 102

Kerr Brokerage Company   4

1 103

Labels   60

1 104

Manufacturers and Wholesalers Indemnity Exchange   3

1 105

C.K. Murphy Company   2

1 106

National Canners Association   86

1 107

National Canners Association   50

1 108

National Canners Association   50

1 109

National Health Assurance   16

1 110

North Pacific Canners and Packers, Inc.   43

1 111

Northwest Chapter of Accountants   6

1 112

Northwest Food Processors Association   131

2 113-114

Nugget Distriubtors, Inc.   26

2 115

Red and White Corporation   1

2 116

Alan Robinson and Associates   4

2 117

Russell Brokerage Company   9

2 118

Russell-Moss and Associates   9

2 119

Stewart-Tucker, Inc.   17

2 120

United Institutional Distributors   20

2 121

W.M. Waters Co.   8

2 122

Owens-Illinois   17

2 123

S.A.P.'s   50

2 124

Spokane Bank for Co-operatives   86

2 125

Iiley Thompson, Manager   30

2 126

Vehicle Service Record   1

2 127

Veterans' Administration   3

2 128

Lansing B. Warner, Inc.   30

2 129

Weighing and Inspection Dept.   1

2 130

State of Washington-Dept. of Labor and Industries   30

2 131

A-Z   615

2 132-139

 1971 

Box Folder

John Alba vs. Yakima Valley Grape Producers   3

2 140

American Can Company   5

2 141

Am Pac-Jeffrey   10

2 142

Everett Sales Co.   4

2 143

Broker Bulletins   9

2 144

Benton Brokerage   2

2 145

Chaney-Waters, Inc.   4

2 146

Continental Can Company   13

2 147

Continental Processors   12

2 148

Defense Supply Agency   7

2 149

Desnick Associates   5

2 150

Employee Information & Applications   55

2 151

Exempt Workweeks   4

2 152

J. Hugh Aaron, Attorney   2

2 153

E.& J. Gallo Winery   33

2 154

French-Nelson-Russell   3

2 155

Maury Ginsburg Brokerage   14

2 156

Hall-Roepke Co.   61

2 157

Kenneth Hawkins   1

2 158

Internal Revenue   13

2 159

Kelly-Clarke Co.   75

2 160

Kerr Brokerage   3

2 161

Labels   30

2 162

Manufacturers & Wholesalers Indemnity Exchange   4

2 163

National Canners Association   165

2 164-166

National Health Association   15

2 167

National Institutional Distributors Assoc. 2 

2 168

Nelson-Selbert, Inc.   5

2 169

North Pacific Canners & Packers, Inc.   5

3 170

Northwest Food Processors   165

3 171-172

Nugget Distributors   14

3 173

Alan Robinson & Associates   8

3 174

Russell Moss & Associates   9

3 175

S.A.P.'s   38

3 176

Shipley Jones Pratt Co.   4

3 177

Spokane Bank for Cooperatives   60

3 178

State of Washington-Dept. of Labor and Industries   86

3 179

Stewart Tucker, Inc.   14

3 180

United Institutional Distributors   15

3 181

Veterans Administration   3

3 182

Lansing B. Warner   30

3 183

Yakima County   3

3 184

Arthur Young & Co.   25

3 185

A-M   324

3 186-189

N-Z   340

4 190-194

 1972 

Box Folder

J. Hugh Aaron, Attorney   1

4 195

Alliance Brokerage & Marketing Corp.   11

4 196

Barrett Sales Co.   3

4 197

Bulletins and Pamphlets   11

4 198

Carper Sales Co.   13

4 199

Carr-O'Neill Brokerage   2

4 200

Continental Can Company   20

4 201

Continental Processors, Inc.   17

4 202

Continental Food Sales, Inc.   5

4 203

Wayne Cook, Inc.   2

4 204

Defense Supply Agency   10

4 205

William O. Dooms Co.   2

4 206

Employment Applications   12

4 207

E. & J. Gallo Winery   9

4 208

Maury Ginsburg Brokerage   9

4 209

Stephen Grubb   4

4 210

Hall-Roepke Co.   80

4 211

House Rental   10

4 212

Internal Revenue Service   5

4 213

International Brokerage   4

4 214

Kelly-Clarke Co.   44

4 215

Labels-Receiving   38

4 216

Marine Insurance   4

4 217

Manufacturers & Wholesalers Indemnity Exchange   7

4 218

Moss, Adams & Co.   18

4 219

National Canners Assoc.   108

4 220-221

National Institutional Distributors Ass.   1

4 222

Nelson Selberg, Inc.   13

4 223

Northwest Food Processors   75

4 224-225

Nugget Distributors, Inc.   25

4 226

Occupational Safety and Health Admin.   17

4 227

Alan Robinson & Associates   10

4 228

Russell-Moss & Associates   15

5 229

J.B. Ruth & Co.   6

5 230

Shipley Jones Pratt Co.   5

5 231

Spokane Bank for Cooperatives   45

5 232

State of Washington-Dept. of Labor and Industries   87

5 233

Stewart Tucker Company   6

5 234

United Institutional Distributors Corp.   9

5 235

United States Department of Agriculture   19

5 236

Federal Unemployment Form 940   3

5 237

Veterans Administration   2

5 238

Lansing B. Warner, Inc.   21

5 239

Washington Agricultural Marketing Assoc.   4

5 240

Washington State Grape Society   2

5 241

Western Family Foods, Inc.   10

5 242

Yakima County   3

5 243

Arthur Young & Co.   5

5 244

A-Z   456

5 245-251
Box Folder

 1966-1969   18

5 252

E. & J. Gallo 1969   23

5 253

Legal Correspondence 1958-1960   1

5 254

Arthur Young & Co. 1967-1970   27

5 255

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Series 2: Internal Organizational Files 1934-1970 

Box Folder

Annual Meetings 1949-1969 

5 256-262

Articles of Incorporation,By-Laws 1934-1965   17

5 263

Board Meeting Minutes 1958-1970   23

6 264-265

Bids 1968-1970   6

6 266

Homer E. Evans vs. Yakima Valley Grape Growers 1953-1958 

Box Folder

Briefs 1957-1958   3

6 267

Correspondence and Court Documents 1953-1958   35

6 268

Exhibits and Evidence 1953-1958   22

6 269

Exhibits and Evidence 1953-1958   27

6 270
Box Folder

General Information 1953-1958   1

6 271

Newspaper Clippings--Grape Industry 1955-1962   2

6 272-273

Rathke vs. Yakima Valley Grape Growers undated   1

6 274

Yakima Valley Grape Growers vs. W.R.Copeland 1950   1

6 275

Yakima Valley Grape Growers vs. Fred Reihs,et.al. 1949   1

6 276

Yakima Valley Grape Growers vs. Welch Grape Juice 1947-1950   1

6 277

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Series 3: Financial and Fiscal Data 1934-1973 

Box Folder

Accounts Receivable and Payable 1953-1954   1

6 278

Advances to Growers 1959-1960   2

6 279-280

Audit Reports   5

6 281

Bulletin to Growers, Equities 1948-1951   1

7 282

Certificates of Indebtedness 1942-1947   17

7 283-285

Contracts, Notes Payable 1944-1958   1

7 286

Contract List 1951   1

7 287

Collateral Reports 1962-1967   22

7 288-292

Crop Grower Ledgers 1967-1973 

Box Folder

 1967-1971   4

7 293-296

 1971-1973   2

8 297-298
Box Folder

Crop Harvest Statements 1968-1969   2

8 299-300

Distribution Prior Pool Equities 1948-1951   1

8 301

General Ledgers 1948-1970 

Box Folder

 1948-1953   5

8 302-306

 1953-1970   11

9 307-317

Grower Account Sheets 1946-1966 

Box Folder

 1946-1947   2

9 318-319

 1947-1952   10

10 320-330

(1953-1955 includes both VGGA & YVGGA) 1952-1962   13

11 331-343

 1962-1966   6

12 344-349
Box Folder

Growers' Delivery Records 1946-1954   1

12 350

Employee Withholding Statements 1955-1960   7

12 351-352

Inventories 1965-1967   5

12 353-354

Payroll 1957-1967 

Box Folder

 1957-1960   3

12 355-357

 1959-1967   9

13 358-366
Box Folder

Report of Examination 1948-1967   6

13 367

Revolving Finance Fund Certificates 1955-1956   1

13 368

Stock Transfer, A-B 1955   4

13 369

Sugar Solids and Payments 1961-1966   2

13 370-371

Tax Payments & Information 1955-1959   1

13 372

Trade Accounts 1948-1953   5

13 373-377

Trademark Copyright 1956-1959   1

13 378

Transfer of Equity Record-YVGGA to VGGA 1942-1946 

Box Folder

Book 1   1

13 379

Book 2   1

14 380
Box Folder

Trial Balances 1960-1967   41

14 381-387

Undelivering Contracted Growers 1947-1950   1

14 388

Undelivered Stock 1943-1947   3

14 389

Undelivered Stock, Dividend Checks, Letters 1952-1959   20

14 390

Violators 

Box Folder

B List 1949-1950   17

14 391

Class D. 1948   1

14 392

Pool Balances 1948-1951   1

14 393

Unclassified 1945-1951   27

14 394

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