Guide to the Washington State Grange Records 1954-1979
Cage 512

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington State Grange
Title
Washington State Grange Records
ID
Cage 512
Date [inclusive]
1954-1979
Extent
3350.0 items.
General Physical Description note
6 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, files concerned with such issues as the Family Farm Water Act campaign of 1976-1977, and various data concerning Grange public relations campaigns.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 512, Washington State Grange Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

In September, 1889, Washington State farmers organized the Washington State Grange. They saw the Grange as a means of fraternal cooperation in the promotion of agricultural interests, and as a method of providing education and recreation for their families. The Grange was also a vehicle for increasing the public's awareness of farmers' issues and for winning legislation to ease farmers' problems associated with the high cost of goods and services, and the low prices received for commodities. The Grange in later years became one of the principal general farmers' organizations, and as such has since functioned as a public and legislative spokeman for agricultural interests. The Grange also takes public positions of advocacy or opposition on a variety of issues such as general economic policy, transportation, and public works projects.

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Scope and Contents note

This group of records consists chiefly of office files of the State Grange during the time that A. Lars Nelson served as State Master. The records contain the correspondence of the Washington State Grange with members of the Washington State Congressional delegation between the years 1967 and 1978, files concerned with such issues as the Family Farm Water Act campaign of 1976-1977, and various data concerning Grange public relations campaigns.

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Arrangement note

The papers are arranged in two sequences. The bulk of the papers are alphabetically organized in a sequence of subject files. A small second series consists of reports and and conference papers associated with annual Deputy Conferences. The papers span the years 1954-1979.

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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 Washington State Grange were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in November, 1981 (MS81-54) by Jack Silvers, State Master.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Some further records of the Washington State Grange, chiefly proceedings of annual meetings, are maintained by WSU Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections with the identification number Cage 218.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State Grange--Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Silvers, Jack. WaPS

Subject(s)

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

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Bibliography

For a history of the Washington State Grange, see: Harriet Ann Crawford, The Washington State Grange, 1889-1924.

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Collection Inventory

Subject Files 

Box Folder

Agricultural Act of 1970 1970   2

1 1

Agricultural Dateline 1969-1974   37

1 2

Agricultural Dateline 1971-1972   40

1 3

Agricultural-Labor Relations Act 1971   16

1 4

Agricultural Marketing 1972   2

1 5

Anti-Corporate Farming 1971   9

1 6

"Banking, Currency, and Rural Credit" 1963-1967   2

1 7

Boy Scouts of America 1970   14

1 8

Chambers of Commerce 1971   10

1 9

Columbia River 1974   4

1 10

Committee for a New Tax Policy 1972   5

1 11

Commodity and Cooperative organizations 1961   80

1 12

Concerned Taxpayer 1973   2

1 13

Control of Noxious Canadian Weed Imports 1953   17

1 14

Conglomerate Corporate Farm Proposal 1975   19

1 15

Conservation 1965-1967   7

1 16

Cooperatives 1975   21

1 17

Congressional Correspondence 1968-1970   145

1 18

Congressional Correspondence 1969-1978   67

1 19

Congressional Delegation 1967-1970   43

1 20

Corporate Farming 1972   2

1 21

Corporate Farming 1973-1975   29

1 22

Corporate Farming Initiative 1976   19

1 23

County Initiatives 1975   5

1 24

Dairy Commission 1967   5

1 25

Department of Natural Resources 1970   15

1 26

"Deputy Conference," 

Box Folder

 1966   34

1 27

 1967   27

2 28

 1968   16

2 29
Box Folder

Diamond Jubilee Celebration 1964   21

2 30

Family Farm Water Act 1976   17

2 31

Family Farm Water Act 1976   44

2 32

Family Farm Water Act 1977   48

2 33

Farm Journal 1970   2

2 34

Farm Labor Advisory Council 1977   10

2 35

Farm Radio and Television 1961-1962   7

2 36

"Farm Radio and Television News," 

Box Folder

 1966   26

2 37

 1967   30

2 38

 1967   24

2 39

 1968   21

2 40

 1968   24

2 41

 1969   25

2 42
Box Folder

Farmers' and Traders' Life Insurance Corporation 1971   4

2 43

Fund Raising and Trade Stamps 1965   3

2 44

Future Power Supply 1971   4

2 45

"Goss, Albert, Testimony" 1949   3

2 46

Grange Articles 1967   24

2 47

Grange Farm Day 1977   17

2 48

Grange Forum Reprint 1949   1

2 49

Grange Insurance Association Scholarship 1976   15

2 50

Grange Insurance Association Bylaws 1976   10

2 51

Grange Interstate Livestock Association 1960-1964   4

2 52

Grange Leadership Guide 1961   6

2 53

Grange Photographs 1963   12

2 54

"Grange Power Bulletin," 

Box Folder

 1968-1970   26

2 55

 1971-1972   24

2 56

 1974   34

2 57
Box Folder

Grange Programs 1975   16

2 58

Grange Public Relations 1966-1968   2

2 59

Grange Retreat 1975   14

2 60

Grange Scholarships 1962-1963   38

2 61

Grange Supply Stores 1974   14

2 62

Grange Travel Service 1973   5

2 63

Hahn and Aller Biographies   2

2 64

"Haussler, Rep. Joe, File" 1974   29

2 65

"Hells Canyon, Senate Bill 2243" 1970   43

3 66

"Highway Condemnation, House Bill 138" 1974   3

3 67

"Highway Users Federation," 

Box Folder

 1975   19

3 68

 1971-1975   83

3 69

"Highway Users Conference," 

Box Folder

 1970   23

3 70

 1973-1974   48

3 71
Box Folder

"House Bill 776, Nuclear Power; Testimony by Lars Nelson" 1971   34

3 72

Industrial Alcohol for Wheat 1977   25

3 73

"Initiative 59, Family Farming," 

Box Folder

 1976   59

3 74-75

 1977   61

3 76-77
Box Folder

Initiative 59 Campaign 1977   38

3 78-79

Initiative 59 Promotion 1977   42

3 80-81

Initiative 59 Campaign 1977   17

3 82

"Initiative 256, Broken Bottles" 1970   10

3 83

Irrigation Development Planning 1977   47

3 84

Journal of American Judicature 1973   3

3 85

KIRO TV-Radio 1965   2

3 86

KTNT Farm Forum 1967-1968   26

3 87

"KTNT Farm Forum" 1968   55

3 88

Labor Legislation 1971   6

3 89

Labor News 1971   6

3 90

Land Owners' Tax Relief 1970-1972   10

3 91

Land Reform 1972   2

3 92

Landscape Gardening Project 1976   21

3 93

Land Use Planning Commission 1974   32

3 94

Leasehold Tax Committee 1973   23

4 95

Legislative Action 1971   4

4 96

"Legislative Bulletin," 

Box Folder

 1971   9

4 97

 1972   17

4 98

 1973   23

4 99

 1974   16

4 100

 1975   18

4 101
Box Folder

Legislative Bulletin 1976   35

4 102

Legislative Milk Marketing Order 1961   29

4 103

Legislative Miscellaneous 1975   27

4 104

Legislative Progress 1972   11

4 105

Legislative Transactions Council 1972   3

4 106

"Marketing," 

Box Folder

 1961-1963   33

4 107

 1963-1965   14

4 108
Box Folder

Masters' and Wives' Conference 1971   25

4 109

Medicare 1971   1

4 110

Mexican-American Commission 1973   5

4 111

Milk Marketing Act 1971   14

4 112

Miscellaneous Congressional Correspondence 1968   15

4 113

Miscellaneous Correspondence 1975   29

4 114

Miscellaneous Political Letters 1966   5

4 115

National Apple Markets 1972   12

4 116

"Nelson, A. Lars, Speeches" 1966-1970   41

4 117

"Nelson, A. Lars, Memorial Scholarship" 1973-1977   27

4 118

"Newkirk, Marion; Speeches" 1967-1970   21

4 119

North Cascades Recreational Plan 1971   4

4 120

Officers' Conferene 1972   3

4 121

Omnibus Bill 1970   3

4 122

Open Space Land Use Bill 1972   49

4 123

"Peden, Beatrice: Analysis of the Washington State Grange" 1957   1

4 124

Post Office Controversey 1966   21

4 125

Public Relations 1966-1968   15

4 126

"Public Relations, KTNT" 1967-1968   19

4 127

Radio and Television 1971   12

4 128

"Radio Grange Dateline," 

Box Folder

 1966   45

5 129

 1967-1968   17

5 130
Box Folder

Radio Grange Forum 1966   30

5 131

Sales Tax 1971   3

5 132

Script for Public Relations 1967   29

5 133

"Silvers, Jack; Legislative Report" 1971   27

5 134

"Silvers, Jack; Registered Lobbyist" 1973   3

5 135

Soil Conservation Bill 1972   5

5 136

Special Tax Assessment Information 1970   5

5 137

Spokane County Research Project 1964   11

5 138

State Grangers' Correspondence 1969-1972   29

5 139

State Legislative Resolution for Rose Nelson 1965   3

5 140

State Marketing Orders 1971   2

5 141

The Atom Bomb 1954-1955   5

5 142

"The Judicial Article, #101" 1975   13

5 143

Timberland Regional Library 1971   2

5 144

Unfair Trade Practices Act 1962   6

5 145

Value Added Tax 1972   1

5 146

Vehicle Fuel Studies 1974   5

5 147

Washington Agricultural Statistics 1966   6

5 148

Washington Association of Soil and Water Conservation 1976   11

5 149

Washington Association of Wheat Growers 1975   16

5 150

Washington Cattlemens' Association 1972   11

5 151

Washington Conference on Unemployment Compensation 1972   10

5 152

Washington Council on Crime and Delinquincy 1970   3

5 153

Washington Egg Producers 1962   27

5 154

Washington Future Farmers and Homemakers of America 1976   21

5 155

Washington Grange Membership 1976   24

5 156

Washington Joint Highway Commission 1970   9

5 157

Washington Land Use Planning 1973   8

5 158

Washington Resources Council 1975   12

5 159

Washington School Tax System 1971   5

5 160

Washington State Association of Counties 1971   2

5 161

Washington State Beef Commission 1969   3

5 162

Washington State Council on Farmer Cooperatives 1975   27

5 163

Washington State Department of Agriculture 1975   26

5 164

Washington State Department of Commerce 1972   9

5 165

Washington State Department of Conservation and Ecology 1976   26

5 166

Washington State Department of Civil Defense 1970   2

5 167

Washington State Game Commission 1975   3

5 168

"Washington State Offices, Olympia" 1975   23

5 169

Washington State Reclamation Association 1976   9

5 170

Washington State Tax Committee 1969-1972   9

5 171

Washington State Transportation Tax Study 1974-1975   11

5 172

Washington State University Agricultural Economics 1975   16

5 173

Washington State University Extension Service 1977   25

6 174

Washington State 4-H Extension 1977   32

6 175

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction 1974   14

6 176

Washington Trucking Association 1971   4

6 177

Washington Vocational Agriculture Education 1972   20

6 178

Washington Wheat Commission 1974   5

6 179

Water Rights 1974   6

6 180

Water Rights Representation 1972   7

6 181

World Residue Compost Study 1968   4

6 182

World Without War Council 1969   6

6 183

Yakima County Marketing Committee 1964   21

7 184

Yakima County Marketing Meetings 1965   6

7 185

Yakima County Marketing Correspondence 1965-1966   45

7 186

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Deputy Conferences 1956-1975 

Box Folder

 1956   1

7 187

 1957   1

7 188

 1958   1

7 189

 1959   1

7 190

 1960   1

7 191

 1961   1

7 192

 1962   1

7 193

 1963   1

7 194

 1967   1

7 195

Input-Output Tables for the Washington Economy (distributed with 1967 reports) 1967   1

7 196

 1968   1

7 197

 1968   1

7 198

 1969   1

8 199

 1970   1

8 200

 1971   1

8 201

 1972   1

8 202

 1974   1

8 203

 1975   1

8 204

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