Guide to the Farmer's Union-Evergreen Local Records 1961-1973
Cage 506

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Farmer's Union-Evergreen Local Records
Title
Farmer's Union-Evergreen Local Records
ID
Cage 506
Date [inclusive]
1961-1973
Extent
33.0 items.
General Physical Description note
.25 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Oregon-Washington Farmers Union Newspapers, correspondence, and a union handbook.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 506, Farmer's Union-Evergreen Local Records . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Evergreen Local chapter is part of the Oregon-Washington Farmer's Union which, in turn, is a division and an integral administrative subdivision of the Farmer's Educational and Cooperative Union of America, a Texas corporation known as the National Farmer's Union. This union was founded in 1902 in Texas and became a national organization in 1905. It is the smallest and second oldest of all American farm organizations. As of 1985, farm families from 44 states make up its 300,000 members. The union was created by farmers who wished to be unionized, enabling them to be on an equal footing with unionized labor and capital in their commercial and political relations. The union favors initiative, referendum, recall, war referendum, full employment principle, higher minimum wages, broader social security coverage, expanded economic aid abroad, and a stronger United Nations. Also, the union represents the interests of the farming family, and aids the family in developing self-help institutions such as cooperatives.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Farmer's Union-Evergreen Local, 1961-1973, consist of Oregon-Washington Farmer's Union Newspapers, several letters, and a union handbook.

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Arrangement note

The newspapers are arranged chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1985

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 Evergreen Chapter of the Oregon-Washington Farmer's Union were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by Allen Ham in November of 1980 (MS80-45).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

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

Personal Name(s)

  • Ham, Allen. WaPS

Subject(s)

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

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Collection Inventory

Oregon-Washington Farmer's Union Newspapers 

Folder

 1961   7.0 items.

1

 1962   7.0 items.

2

 1964   4.0 items.

3

 1966   4.0 items.

4

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Folder

Office Files 1964-1973   11.0 items.

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