Guide to the Oregon-Washington Farmers Union Records 1909-1972
Cage 460

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Oregon-Washington Farmers Union
Title
Oregon-Washington Farmers Union Records
ID
Cage 460
Date [inclusive]
1909-1972
Extent
5320.0 items.
General Physical Description note
4 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Membership lists, dues payment records, correspondence, reports, minutes and other records of and about inactive locals in Oregon and Washington.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 460, Oregon-Washington Farmers Union Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America (the Farmers Union) was founded in Texas in 1902. Today, its membership includes farm families in 44 states who are interested in general agricultural welfare. The organization carries out educational, cooperative and legislative activities in order to represent farm families and gain for them a larger share of the national income.

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Arrangement note

The records of the Oregon-Washington Farmers Union involve only inactive local and county organizations and are divided into two series: Oregon Inactive Unions and Washington Inactive Unions. Both the Oregon and Washington groups have been divided into three subseries: Local Unions, County Unions and General File. The Local Union and County Union subseries for each state contain the same types of material: membership lists, dues payment records, correspondence, secretary's reports, and lists of officers. Dues payment records make up the bulk of the material.

The General Files, however, contain different materials. The Oregon General File includes ledger sheets, Oregon members-at-large, and correspondence. The Washingon General File contains the Farmers Union insignia, minutes of county presidents' meetings and a scrapbook on the organization. Each series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1982

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 Oregon-Washington Farmers Union were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in November of 1980 by Woodrow Wilson, Union Secretary (MS 80-47).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • National Farmers' Union (U.S.)
  • Oregon-Washington Farmers Union --Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Wilson, Woodrow. waps

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture -- Northwest, Pacific--Societies, etc.--Records and correspondence
  • Oregon
  • Washington (State)

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Bibliography

For more background information on the Farmers Union see: John A. Crampton's "The National Farmers Union" (1965) or Charles Simon Barrett's "The Mission, History and Times of the Farmers Union" (1909).

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Oregon Inactive Unions 1909-1972 

Subseries 1.1: Local Unions 1909-1972 

Box Folder

Agency Plains #277 1945-1959   55.0 items.

1 1

Amity #219 1930-1949   60.0 items.

1 2

Aumsville #258 1938-1951   57.0 items.

1 3

Ballston #208 1930-1959   90.0 items.

1 4

Beaverlake #285 1947-1964   32.0 items.

1 5

Bellevue-Sheridan #212 1930-1965   90.0 items.

1 6

Blooming #236: 

Box Folder

 1932-1966   100

1 7

Secretary's Records 1932-1966   6 items.

1 8
Box Folder

Bridgeport #142 1922-1953   50.0 items.

1 9

Brooks #231: 

Box Folder

 1931-1966   50 items.

1 10

Record Books 1945-1952   4 items.

1 11
Box Folder

Buena Vista #244 1934-1967   60.0 items.

1 12

Calapooia #260 1943-1955   35.0 items.

1 13

Cedardale #280 1946-1964   44.0 items.

1 14

Cedarmill #229 1932-1953   75.0 items.

1 15

Central Howell #221 1950-1966   40.0 items.

1 16

Cloverdale #245 1935-1948   5.0 items.

1 17

Columbia #32 1909 1950-1966   40.0 items.

1 18

Cottrell (no number) 1950-1951   12.0 items.

1 19

Dayton-Webfoot #222 1915-1966   25.0 items.

1 20

Dever #246 1950-1953   14.0 items.

1 21

Downing #207 1930-1948   75.0 items.

1 22

Eddyville #273 1944-1955   40.0 items.

1 23

Estacada (no number) 1949-1951   9.0 items.

1 24

Fairfield #249 1936-1951   100.0 items.

1 25

Fairplay #275 1945-1946   3.0 items.

1 26

Faston #240 1933-1955   30.0 items.

1 27

Greenwood #226 1932-1964   50.0 items.

1 28

Hayesville #269 1944-1949   25.0 items.

2 29

Hazeldale #229 1950-1965   18.0 items.

2 30

Keizer #254: 

Box Folder

 1937-1966   120

2 31

Record Books 1937-1966   6 items.

2 32
Box Folder

Laurel-Scholls #239 1932-1968   150.0 items.

2 33

Liberty #253 1936-1965   150.0 items.

2 34

Liberty Bell #140 1916-1965   50.0 items.

2 35

Luckiamute #147 1916-1964   60.0 items.

2 36

Marion #227 1931-1965   200.0 items.

2 37

Mehema #287 1948-1964   35.0 items.

2 38

Mount Angel #227: 

Box Folder

Minutes 1937-1942   50 items.

2 39

 1914 1922-1972   290

2 40-42
Box Folder

Mount Pisgah #145 1916 1922-1967   90.0 items.

2 43-44

Nansene #95 1913 1921-1965   80.0 items.

2 45-46

Newberg #261 1938-1965   105.0 items.

2 47-48

North Corvallis #256 1937-1949   40.0 items.

2 49

Oaksville #274 1944-1966   85.0 items.

2 50-51

Orchards Heights #243 1934-1966   110.0 items.

3 52-53

Pedee #150 1916 1936-1965   110.0 items.

3 54-55

Red Hill #251 1944   4.0 items.

3 56

Riverside #301 1915 1950-1966   30.0 items.

3 57

Riverview #113 1920 1950-1966   40.0 items.

3 58

Roberts #250 1944-1965   35.0 items.

3 59

Rock Creek, #271 1950-1953   20.0 items.

3 60

Saint Paul #225 1944-1951   5.0 items.

3 61

Salem #282 1949-1964   20.0 items.

3 62

Salmon River #284 1950-1963   25.0 items.

3 63

Sidney Taehot #235 1944-1965   35.0 items.

3 64

Snake River #296 1956-1965   10.0 items.

3 65

Spring Valley #242 1944-1966   50.0 items.

3 66

Terrebonne #278 1950-1966   35.0 items.

3 67

Twin City #292 1957-1966   20.0 items.

3 68

Valley Junction #219 1930 1944   2.0 items.

3 69

Verboort #234 1945-1958   10.0 items.

3 70

West Rainier #247 1950-1967   40.0 items.

3 71

West Union #228 1944-1952   11.0 items.

3 72

Woodburn #263 1944-1966   50.0 items.

3 73

Yankton (no number) 1950-1953   6.0 items.

3 74

Subseries 1.2: County Unions 1944-1968 

Box Folder

Columbia 1950-1967   10.0 items.

3 75

Coos 1961-1966   10.0 items.

3 76

Crook 1961-1963   3.0 items.

3 77

Gilliam 1961-1963   4.0 items.

3 78

Harney 1961 1966   2.0 items.

3 79

Klamath 1962-1963   4.0 items.

3 80

Lake 1961-1966   3.0 items.

3 81

Lincoln 1948-1966   20.0 items.

3 82

Multnomah 1961-1966   20.0 items.

3 83

Polk 1950-1966   20.0 items.

3 84

Umatilla 1961-1965   10.0 items.

3 85

Wallowa 1961-1965   10.0 items.

3 86

Wasco 1950-1963   10.0 items.

3 87

Washington 1949-1968   20.0 items.

3 88

Yamhill 1944-1965   25.0 items.

3 89

Subseries 1.3: General File 1944-1966 

State Ledger Sheets for Inactive Locals 1951-1959   60.0 items.

Box
3
Folder
90
Box Folder

Oregon State at-Large Members 1952-1966   40.0 items.

3 91

Correspondence--all Counties 1948-1958   20.0 items.

3 92

Oregon-Washington Ledger Sheets 1946   25.0 items.

3 93

County and Local Ledger Sheets 1944-1952   30.0 items.

3 94

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Series 2: Washington Inactive Unions 1946-1966 

Subseries 2.1: Local Unions 1946-1966 

Box Folder

Alpha #463 1951-1962   20.0 items.

3 95

Artic #465 1955-1964   25.0 items.

3 96

Avondale #398 1948-1966   50.0 items.

3 97

Black River Valley #426 1947-1952   15.0 items.

3 98

Buckley #424 1948-1965   20.0 items.

3 99

Capitol #419 1948-1958   30.0 items.

3 100

Centralia #454 1950-1955   12.0 items.

3 101

Clarkston #431 1948-1965   40.0 items.

3 102

East End #412 1948-1965   20.0 items.

3 103

East Grays Harbor #468 1956-1966   30.0 items.

3 104

Elma Valley #405 1946   1.0 item.

3 105

Enterprise #401 1948-1965   40.0 items.

3 106

Enumclaw #414 1948-1966   50.0 items.

3 107

Fern Prairie #461 1951-1964   10.0 items.

3 108

Grand Mound #418 1947   10.0 items.

3 109

Granite Falls #452 1950-1965   25.0 items.

3 110

Hartstine #416 1948-1951   15.0 items.

3 111

Hockinson: 

Box Folder

#448 1950-1966   20 items.

3 112

#471 1958-1965   13 items.

3 113
Box Folder

Ihmus #423 1948-1966   100.0 items.

3 114

Kent #439 1948-1966   15.0 items.

4 115

La Conner #453 1950-1966   30.0 items.

4 116

Lake Stevens #444 1949-1962   30.0 items.

4 117

Maple Valley #446 1949-1951   10.0 items.

4 118

Michigan Hill #420 1947-1948   15.0 items.

4 119

McKenna #435 1948   10.0 items.

4 120

Mountain View #425 1948-1965   30.0 items.

4 121

North Kitsap #458 1950-1966   30.0 items.

4 122

North River Valley #406 1948-1965   25.0 items.

4 123

North Whidby #450 1950-1966   35.0 items.

4 124

Northwest #472 1963   4.0 items.

4 125

Oroforde #455 1950   5.0 items.

4 126

Park Loop #457 1950-1965   25.0 items.

4 127

Pioneer #399 1948-1966   50.0 items.

4 128

Potholes #466 1955-1958   20.0 items.

4 129

Puget Island #408 1948-1965   30.0 items.

4 130

Snohomish #459 1951-1962   15.0 items.

4 131

Spokane Valley #443 1949-1956   5.0 items.

4 132

Spruce #460 1951   5.0 items.

4 133

Sunnycrest #445 1949-1956   12.0 items.

4 134

Twin Valley #427 1948-1963   25.0 items.

4 135

Rainier #413 1948-1951   20.0 items.

4 136

Rochester #433 1948-1951   75.0 items.

4 137

Skyhomish #400 1948-1951   15.0 items.

5 138

West Canal #469 1956-1966   30.0 items.

5 139

Willapa Valley #404 1948-1966   25.0 items.

5 140

Willow Grove #437 1948-1951   15.0 items.

5 141

Wynoochee #467 1955-1962   15.0 items.

5 142

Subseries 2.2: County Unions 1962-1966 

Box Folder

Adams 1962-1965   5.0 items.

5 143

Asotin 1962-1965   10.0 items.

5 144

Benton 1963-1964   10.0 items.

5 145

Chelan 1965-1966   10.0 items.

5 146

Clallam 1962-1966   10.0 items.

5 147

Columbia 1966   2.0 items.

5 148

Douglas 1965-1966   5.0 items.

5 149

Ferry 1963-1965   5.0 items.

5 150

Franklin 1963-1966   10.0 items.

5 151

Grant 1962-1966   15.0 items.

5 152

Grays Harbor 1962-1966   15.0 items.

5 153

Island 1963-1966   15.0 items.

5 154

Jefferson 1962-1966   5.0 items.

5 155

King 1962-1966   25.0 items.

5 156

Kitsap 1962-1966   5.0 items.

5 157

Kittitas 1962-1966   10.0 items.

5 158

Klickitat 1963-1965   5.0 items.

5 159

Lewis 1962-1966   10.0 items.

5 160

Lincoln 1962-1966   10.0 items.

5 161

Mason #423 1962-1965   5.0 items.

5 162

Okanogan 1962-1966   10.0 items.

5 163

Pacific 1962 1966   2.0 items.

5 164

Pend Oreille 1962-1966   5.0 items.

5 165

Pierce 1962-1965   25.0 items.

5 166

Skagit 1962-1965   5.0 items.

5 167

Snohomish 1962-1966   20.0 items.

5 168

Spokane 1963-1966   20.0 items.

5 169

Stevens 1962-1966   5.0 items.

5 170

Thurston 1962-1966   20.0 items.

5 171

Wahkiakum 1962-1965   10.0 items.

5 172

Whatcom 1962-1966   10.0 items.

5 173

Whitman 1962-1966   5.0 items.

5 174

Yakima 1963-1965   10.0 items.

5 175

Subseries 2.3: General File 1958-1965 

Box Folder

Farmers Union Insignia undated   1.0 item.

5 176

Minutes of County Presidents' Meetings 1964-1965   3.0 items.

5 177

Scrapbook for Oregon-Washington Farmers Union 1958-1959   1.0 item.

5 178

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