Guide to the Washington State Grape Society Records 1972-1981
Cage 464

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington State Grape Society
Title
Washington State Grape Society Records
ID
Cage 464
Date [inclusive]
1972-1981
Extent
1775.0 items.
General Physical Description note
1 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, financial and other records of an organization associated with the grape industry in Washington State.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 464, Washington State Grape Society Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

In November 1971, twenty to thirty persons involved in the grape industry met in Prosser to form an organization that would foster the interests of Washington grape producers. This group selected a constitutional committee and a nominations committee. The constitutional committee drafted a document and bylaws patterned after the Washington State Horticulture Association constitution. In December 1971, the group adopted the proposed constitution and elected a slate of officers. Warren Tomlinson was elected the Society's first president. The stated purpose of the organization is "the overall advancement of the grape industry in the State of Washington." During its first year, the Society's membership rose to about 500, which included persons from all aspects of the grape industry. The Society's major projects are the annual "grape school" (used to inform and educate interested persons of the advances in the industry), the "Proceedings" (an annual publication), and funding research on topics of interest to the grape industry.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Washington State Grape Society, 1972-1981, consist of the organization's business records, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. The correspondence file of the Society comprises more than half of the records and includes orders for the annual publication, business accounts (receipts and invoices), and letters to and from other grape societies. The financial records include banking materials, invoices, and billings and covers the years 1972-1981, although they bulk largest from 1977 to 1980.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject, and chronologically within each 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 Washington State Grape Society were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in November 1978 (MS 78-48), February 1980 (MS 80-7), and February and December 1981 (MS 81-9 and 81-50) by Mrs. Karen Mortensen, Secretary for the Society.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The bulk of the records of the Society from 1971 through 1976 were deposited in the Washington State University Libraries in 1977 and were arranged and described in 1978 as Cage 178.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State Grape Society --Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Mortensen, Karen, Mrs. waps

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture -- Washington (State)--Societies, etc.--Records and correspondence.
  • Agriculture, Cooperative--Washington (State)
  • Viticulture -- Washington (State)
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Correspondence 1972-1981   1000.0 items.

1-6

Membership 1972-1978   25.0 items.

7

Newspaper Clippings 1974-1979   200.0 items.

8

Receipts and Cancelled Checks 1972-1980   500.0 items.

9-10

Tax Records and Information 1975-1980   50.0 items.

11