Guide to the Washington Blueberry Growers Association Records 1944-1977
Cage 371

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington Blueberry Growers Association
Title
Washington Blueberry Growers Association Records
ID
Cage 371
Date [inclusive]
1944-1977
Extent
5800.0 items.
General Physical Description note
5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial statements, shipping records, marketing agreements, meeting minutes, Articles of Incorporation and by-laws, and other records of a growers' cooperative marketing group.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 371, Washington Blueberry Growers Association Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Washington Blueberry Growers Association was organized in 1945 after two blueberry grower conferences in 1944 and 1945. It was felt that some kind of permanent organization was essential for solving the existing problems of blueberry growers, as well as for preparing to meet future emergencies. In 1946 the Association was renamed the Pacific Northwest Blueberry Growers Association. Expressed objectives of the association were to engage in activities connected with the marketing, production, and processing of blueberries as well as to provide for the exchange of information among members. The Articles of Incorporation, drawn up in 1947, provided that the assocation was non-profit and cooperative in character for the mutual benefit of its members.

From 1965 to 1966 the association underwent major reorganization and its marketing role was emphasized and expanded, and the name reverted to the Washington Blueberry Growers Association.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Washington Blueberry Growers Association are divided into three series: Correspondence, Internal Organizational Records, and Financial and Fiscal Data.

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Arrangement note

The Correspondence Series is divided into three subseries. The first subseries is the alphabetically arranged correspondent files from 1948 through 1976; the second is the alphabetically arranged grower files from 1956 through 1966. General correspondence from 1945 through 1977, the third subseries, is arranged alphabetically. The correspondence series includes letters, memoranda, reports, bulletins, and some financial information.

Internal Organizational Records from 1944 through 1974 are arranged in two subseries: general records, 1944-1967, and other papers. The general records include meeting minutes, bulletins, announcements, membership lists, and financial information and are arranged chronologically by year. Other papers arranged alphabetically by subject from 1949 through 1974 include correspondence, reports, by-laws, meeting minutes, membership lists, and packaging.

Financial and Fiscal Data, 1948-1976, compose the bulk of the collection and includes four subseries: general financial information such as financial statements and ledgers from 1950 through 1976, invoices, shipping records, and vouchers from 1954 through 1974, and marketing agreements from 1948 through 1976 arranged chronologically by year. Other papers are arranged alphabetically, by subject, and they include assessments, bank statements, reports, tax information, membership agreements, insurance forms, and mortgages from 1954 through 1969.

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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 Blueberry Growers Association (77-65) were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by the organization through Secretary Mabel Bunge in November 1977.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington Blueberry Growers Association--Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Burge, Mabel. WaPS

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture--Washington (State)--Societies, etc.--Records and correspondence
  • Blueberries--Cooperative marketing--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Blueberries--Washington (State)
  • Cooperative marketing of farm produce--Washington (State)
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence 1945-1977 

Correspondent 1948-1976 

Box Folder

N.A. Aldrich, President 1955-1959   34

1 1

Ane Anderson, Mabel Bunge, Secretaries 1957-1959   65

1 2

Brightman, Roberts & Holm 1954-1955   13

1 3

Mabel Bunge, Secretary/Treasurer 1964-1968   16

1 4

Bob Cook, Manager 1965-1968   23

1 5

Richard Drew, President 1965   11

1 6

Financial Correspondence 1955   18

1 7

A.M. Highland, CPA 1956-1958   194

1 8

Hullin Transfer & Storage 1955   25

1 9

Junge McGregor Co. 1955   82

1 10

Mary Ellen's Inc. 1955   6

1 11

North American Blueberry Council 1966   9

1 12

True Ouillette, Secretary 1954-1958   87

1 13

Resignations, Cancellations 1948-1958   42

1 14

Charles Thomsen 1954-1956   33

1 15

William C. Timothy, Attorney 1955-1958   146

1 16-17

Washington State--Dept. of Labor and Industries 1955   5

1 18

Washington State 1960-1976   72

1 19

Washington Canners 1957-1958   56

1 20

Washington Canners 1959-1965   90

1 21

Louis Weinzirl 1952-1955   115

1 22-23

Western Washington Experiment Station 1952   4

1 24

Grower Correspondence 1956-1966 

Box Folder

 1956-1957   75

1 25

 1958   37

1 26

 1959   21

1 27

 1964   44

1 28

 1966   27

1 29

 1965-1966   197

1 30-32

General Correspondence 1945-1977 

Box Folder

 1945-1946   18

2 33

 1954-1977   1350

2 34-50

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Series 2: Internal Organization Records 1944-1974 

General Records 1944-1967 

Box Folder

 1944-1959   12

2 51-52

 1960-1967   2

3 53-54
Box Folder

Advertising 1949-1955   8

3 55

Agricultural Labor Bills 1966-1968   26

3 56

Annual Meetings 1949-1955 1967   3

3 57-58

Association History 1962   1

3 59

Bulletins and Reports 1956-1967   84

3 60

By-Laws, Corporation Licenses 1953-1960   12

3 61

Enabling Act 1955   20

3 62

Meeting Minutes 1955-1973   120

3 63

Membership Lists 1948-1974   75

3 64

Packaging undated   4

3 65

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Series 3: Financial and Fiscal Data 1948-1976 

General Financial Information 1950-1976 

Box Folder

Financial Statements 1950-1976   49

3 66-70

General Financial Records 1955-1958   210

3 71-74

General Ledger 1953-1954   1

4 75

Invoices, Shipping Records, and Vouchers 1954-1974 

Box Folder

Invoices 1954-1956   723

4 76-84

Shipping and Tonnage 1951-1954   53

4 85

Shipping Orders 1954-1955   300

4 86-88

Shipping Weights 1955   80

4 89

Vouchers 1960-1974   275

4 90-100
Box Folder

Marketing Agreements 1948-1957   281

4 101-112

Annual Reports 1967-1970   4

4 113

Assessments 1955 1967-1968   43

4 114-115

Audit Reports 1961-1968   5

4 116

Bank Statements 1950   22

4 117

Bills 1954-1955   65

4 118

Bonds 1956-1958   5

4 119

Certificates of Indebtedness 1955   4

4 120

Check Register 1950-1953   1

4 121

Confirmation of Sales 1966   6

4 122

Cost of Production 1960-1961   12

4 123

Farm Sales Reports, Surveys 1952-1953   40

4 124

Farm Sales Assessments 1957-1958   8

4 125

Internal Revenue Service 1951-1969   30

4 126-127

Insurance Mortgages 1952-1953   9

4 128

Membership Agreements 1967   25

4 129

Recaps 1955   6

4 130

Variety Reports 1962   40

4 131

Washington State Tax Reports 1952-1956   27

4 132

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