Guide to the Washington Wool Growers Association Records 1950-1970
Cage 439

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington Wool Growers Association
Title
Washington Wool Growers Association Records
ID
Cage 439
Date [inclusive]
1950-1970
Extent
5375.0 items.
General Physical Description note
4.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, financial records, constitution and by-laws, convention and promotional material, newsletters, minutes, committee files and other records of an organization of sheep producers and wool growers.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 439, Washington Wool Growers Association Records . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Washington Wool Growers Association is an organization of sheep producers and wool growers in the state of Washington. The state association is a branch of the National Wool Growers Association.

The membership of the Washington Wool Growers Association consists of persons who are both directly involved in the production of sheep and wool and those who are within the sheep industry or have an interest in it. The goals of the Association are to promote the welfare of the sheep industry in the state of Washington and to promote consumer usage of wool and lamb. They accomplish this by working on and/or lobbying for Congressional bills concerning foreign imports of sheep products, livestock taxes, public lands usage and predator control. Wool and lamb consumption are boosted through yearly barbeques which make people more aware of lamb and its many uses and through annual state and national Miss Wool contests. Miss Wool is a public relations representative for the industry.

Yearly conventions of the State and National Associations are both a means of improving ranching practices and setting future goals. Among the scheduled events at these conventions are programs and lectures on range management and sheep diseases and their treatment. The wool growers also meet to decide on their platforms and programs for the coming year and how they will react to proposed Congressional legislation which would affect their industry.

The annual Ram Sale is also an important event for the Wool Growers. The first Washington Ram Sale was held in 1950. Since that time it has grown in importance. This auction provides the ranchers with the opportunity to restock and improve their herds through the prime rams and ewes which are available at the sale. It is also a means of supporting the Washington Wool Growers Association.

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Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, financial records, constitution and by-laws, convention and promotional material, newsletters, minutes, committee files and other records of an organization of sheep producers and wool growers.

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Arrangement note

The records of the Washington Wool Growers Association have been arranged in four series: Correspondence, 1953-1969; Financial, 1955-1970; General File, 1950-1969; and Ram Sale, 1951-1969. Despite the series division, the material within each of the groups is interrelated. An example of this interrelationship is evident in the Financial material and that of the Ram Sales. All of the financial records pertaining to the Ram Sales are in the Financial series.

The Correspondence series contains material from the period 1953 through 1969; the majority of the material pertains to the period of the mid- to late1960s. The folders in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject; within each folder the material is arranged chronologically. Contained within correspondence are materials from various local, regional and national organizations concerning sheep production, wool growing and land utilization. Principal correspondents are the National Wool Growers Association and the Western Range Association.

The Financial series consists of records and receipts from the annual Ram Sales transactions, receipts from expenses incurred during National Wool Growers Association and Washington Wool Growers Association conventions, check book registers, and bank statements. Account sale receipts and sales invoice-receipts from the Ram Sales make up the bulk of the material. The folders in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject; within each folder material is arranged chronologically.

Within the General File are constitutions, by-laws, resolutions and convention material from the National Wool Growers Association and the Washington Wool Growers Association, minutes of meetings, committee work, newsletters, material on the California, Montana, and New Mexico Wool Growers Associations, lamb and wool promotion materials and predator control, range management, and public lands information. Within each folder material is arranged chronologically and files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

The Ram Sale series consists of materials such as newspaper clippings, entries and entry rules, correspondence with consignors, photographs, and programs. Records concerning actual sales of sheep, e.g. receipts or invoices, are located in the Financial series. The folders within this series are arranged alphabetically by subject; within each folder material is arranged chronologically.

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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 records of the Washington Wool Growers Association were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in October 1979 (MS 79-47) by Secretary George Rugg.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Further records of the organization can be found in Cage 523.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington Wool Growers Association--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture--Washington (State)--Societies, etc.--Records and correspondence
  • Sheep--Washington (State)
  • Washington (State)
  • Wool industry--Washington (State)
  • Wool--Cooperative marketing--Washington (State)--Archives

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence 1953-1969 

Box Folder

American Sheep Producers Council 1969   4

1 1

Breed Association 1955   25

1 2

Coffin, Stanley H. (Coffin Sheep Company) 1953   5

1 3

Consignors to Ram Sales 1956-1957   88

1 4-5

Galgan, Walt 1966-1967   41

1 6

Ganguet, Morris 1966-1967   4

1 7

General 1955-1969   394

1 8-20

Holwinger, Don 1967   4

1 21

Kern, Phil 1954 1964-1967   27

1 22-23

King, Corwin 1955   2

1 24

National Wool Growers Association 1964-1967   82

1 25-26

National Wool Growers Association- Marsh, Ed 1968-1969   104

1 27-28

National Wool Growers Publication- Mike, Gladys 1966-1969   64

1 29-31

Ram Sale 1958 1963-1967   82

1 32-33

Washington State University 1965-1966   11

1 34

Western Range Association 1958-1969   377

1 35-40

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Series 2: Financial 1955-1970 

Box Folder

Account Sales 1955-1961   305

1 41-45

Account Sales 1964-1968   170

2 46-49

Audits 1957-1969   14

2 50

Bank Statements and Bills Paid 1967   60

2 51-52

Bills 1955-1956 1968   45

2 53-54

Bills Paid, Ram Sale Account 1969   20

2 55

Check Registers 1956-1967   2

2 56

Receipt Book 1968-1970   1

2 57

Receipts and Bank Statements 1967-1968   25

2 58

Receipts for Expenses During Washington Wool Growers State Convention 1969   25

2 59

Registration Papers by Lots 1960   2

2 60

Sale Invoice-Receipts 1955-1967   350

2 61-69

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Series 3: General File 1950-1969 

Box Folder

American Sheep Producers Council Promotion News 1966-1967   6

2 70

American Sheep Producers Council Wool and Lamb Promotion 1964-1967   10

2 71

Articles and By-Laws of the American Sheep Industry Foundation 1966   2

2 72

Auxiliary 1966   1

2 73

Bankers Life and Casualty Company 1967-1968   75

2 74

Bulletins 1952-1959   24

2 75-76

California Wool Growers Association 1966-1968   3

2 77

Cattlemens Association, Washington 1967-1969   23

2 78-80

Cattlemens Public Relations Hints 1965   19

2 81

Certified Livestock Markets Association 1967-1969   11

2 82-84

Columbia Basin Wool Growers Association Minutes 1964-1965   2

2 85

Columbia Basin Wool Growers Association Newsletters 1961-1966   66

2 86

Columbia Plateau Resources Council 1966-1967   18

2 87

Committee Lists 1955 1966   2

2 88

Constitution and By-Laws undated   5

2 89

Conventions 1951-1967   147

2 90-95

Disease Committee 1962-1966   26

2 96

Dues 1966   2

3 97

General File 1964-1965   9

3 98

Group Insurance Plans undated   5

3 99

Inter-American Confederation of Livestock Producers 1965-1967   2

3 100

Labor and Transportation 1962-1966   60

3 101

Lamb Marketing 1955-1965   15

3 102

Lamb Movement Survey 1967   35

3 103

Lamb Promotion 1952-1966   86

3 104

Lamb Show Sponsored by Washington State University 1967   2

3 105

Lambing Percentage Contest 1964-1965   16

3 106

Legislative undated   6

3 107

Mailing Lists by Counties 1963-1964 1968   52

3 108-109

Membership and Mailing Lists 1958 1967   6

3 110

Membership 1950-1962   20

3 111

Membership Committee 1965-1966   15

3 112

Minutes of Meetings 1954-1969   95

3 113

Montana Wool Growers Association 1968   1

3 114

Montana Wool Growers Magazine 1967-1968   12

3 115

Nation Wide Committee, Import/Export Policy 1967-1969   29

3 116-117

National Livestock Tax Committee 1964-1969   56

3 118-121

National Wool Growers Association: 

Box Folder

Bulletin 1964-1966   35

3 122

Conventions 1959-1967   74

3 123-125

Executive Committee Meetings 1962 1968   17

3 126-127

Executive Committee Meeting Summer 1967   10

3 128

General File 1967-1968   18

3 129

News 1966-1969   33

3 130-132

Platforms and Programs 1950-1968   16

3 133-135
Box Folder

New Mexico Wool Growers Association 1968   2

3 136

Newsletters 1950-1966   65

3 137

Northern Pacific Railroad 1966   3

3 138

Predator and Rodent Control 1963-1966   82

3 139

Public Lands Council 1968-1969   20

3 140

Public Relations 1966   3

4 141

Purebred committee 1965   1

4 142

Range Management 1963-1966   87

4 143-144

Research 1962-1966   10

4 145

Resolutions 1950-1967   35

4 146-147

Sheep Census 1954-1968   5

4 148

Sheep Commission 1964-1965   12

4 149

Sheep Day 1966   3

4 150

Sheep Hook Newsletters 1962-1966   54

4 151

State Taxes 1958-1966   14

4 152

Tax Number 1963   1

4 153

U. S. Department of Agriculture 1968-1969   22

4 154-155

U. S. Bureau of Land Management 1967   2

4 156

U. S. Forest Service 1967-1968   4

4 157

U. S. Department of Labor 1967   10

4 158

U. S. Department of Public Lands 1968   18

4 159

Washington Game Commission 1967-1968   4

4 160

Washington State Department of Agriculture 1964-1967   19

4 161-162

Washington State Department of Agriculture Marketing Information 1968   28

4 163

Washington State Department of Natural Resources 1966-1967   2

4 164

Western States Veterinary Conference 1966-1967   4

4 165

Wool Bill Work 1964-1966   11

4 166

Wool Committee 1964-1966   42

4 167

Miss Wool Contest 1964   6

4 168

Wool Legislation 1967   10

4 169

Wool Referendum 1966   19

4 170

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Series 4: Ram Sales 1951-1969 

Box Folder

National Ram Sale 1955   2

4 171

Advertising (Receipts and Clippings) 1955-1961   80

4 172

Average Price 1955-1965   29

4 173-175

Catalog Material 1951-1957   64

4 176-180

Committee 1955-1957   23

4 181-183

Deposit Slips 1955-1956   10

4 184

Insurance Policies 1956-1961   7

4 185

Sale Entries 1951-1964   693

4 186-207

Sale Entries 1965-1969   309

5 208-219

Sales (other) 1957   3

5 220

Sale Photographs undated   40

5 221

Sale Programs 1953-1968   13

5 222

Testing Station 1965   2

5 223

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