Guide to the Dairy Wives of Washington State Scrapbooks 1953-1979
Cage 433

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Dairy Wives of Washington State
Title
Dairy Wives of Washington State Scrapbooks
ID
Cage 433
Date [inclusive]
1953-1979
Extent
52.0 items.
General Physical Description note
18 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Annual compilations of photographs, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating to the activities, particularly the selection of Dairy Princesses, of the state and local units (Clark County, Kitsap County, King County and Inland Empire) of the Dairy Women (formerly Dairy Wives of Washington State).

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 433, Dairy Wives of Washington State Scrapbooks . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Dairy Wives of Washington State is part of a national organization of the wives of dairy farmers and their families. Local and regional units that have been established in Washington include King County, Kitsap County, Clark County, and the Inland Empire (formerly known as Spokane County).

The main function of the Dairy Wives is to promote increased consumer use of milk and other dairy products throughout the country. This is accomplished in a variety of ways. Butter-making demonstrations in area schools help to teach children about the value and good taste of dairy foods. The children are also brought to dairy farms to see how milk is produced.

In the area of public relations, the Dairy Wives annually sponsor local pageants to elect a Dairy Princess. The Dairy Princess acts as the official representative of the dairy industry for her county. Her duties include demonstrations of butter or ice cream making and giving samples and nutritional information to the general public. These young women are then eligible for the state-wide competition. State winners go on to vie for the title of American Dairy Princess and the chance to represent the dairy industry nationwide. At each level increasing travel, prestige, and college scholarships are part of the benefits received.

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Scope and Contents note

The scrapbooks of the Dairy Wives of Washington State are the records of both individual chapters and the state organization. Included in these generally annual volumes are photographs and newspaper clippings of the dairy princess competitions, newspaper clippings from other various club sponsored events, suggestions on how to make wider use of dairy products in the diet, and activity and financial reports.

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Arrangement note

Scrapbooks of the state organization are followed by those of the local units. Within each group the scrapbooks have been arranged in chronological order. Since the state organization and several county units have agreed to a continuing transfer of non-current records, provision has been made for future accessions.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1981

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 Dairy Wives of Washington State Scrapbooks were donated to the Washington State University Archives from September 1977 to January 1981 (77-59, 77-69, 78-1, 78-10, 78-21, 78-55, 80-41, 81-04, 81-12).

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Further records of the organization can be found in Cage 521.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Dairy Wives of Washington State
  • Washington State Dairy Women --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture -- Washington (State)--Societies, etc.--Records and correspondence
  • Dairy products --Washington (State)--Marketing
  • Washington (State)
  • Women

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Collection Inventory

Washington State 

scrapbook

 1954 1957-1961 

1

 October 1, 1962 thru October 1, 1963 

2

 October 1, 1963 thru October 1, 1964 

3

 1965 

4

 1966 

5

 1967 

6

 1968 

7

 1970 

8

 1970-1971 

9

 1972 

10

 1973 

11

 1974 

12

 1974-1975 

13

 1975-1976 

14

 1976-1977 

15

 1977-1978 

16

 1979 

17

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Clark County 

scrapbook

 1953-1959 

1

 1959-1960 

2

 1960-1961 

3

 1962 

4

 1963 

5

 1964 

6

 1964-1965 

7

 1966-1967 

8

 1967-1968 

9

 1968-1969 

10

 1969-1970 

11

 1970-1971 

12

 1971-1972 

13

 1972-1973 

14

 1973-1974 

15

 1975-1976 

16

 1975-1976 

17

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Kitsap County 

scrapbook

 1965-1966 

1

 1966-1967 

2

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Inland Empire 

scrapbook

 1966-1967 

1

 1967-1968 

2

 1968-1969 

3

 1969-1970 

4

 1970-1971 

5

 1975 

6

 1976 

7

 1977 

8

 1978 

9

 1979 

10

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King County 

scrapbook

 1953-1959 

1

 1960 

2

 1961 

3

 1962 

4

 1963 

5

 1964 

6

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