Guide to the Washington Women for the Survival of Agriculture Records 1973-1980
Cage 513

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington Women for the Survival of Agriculture
Title
Washington Women for the Survival of Agriculture Records
ID
Cage 513
Date [inclusive]
1973-1980
Extent
500.0 items.
General Physical Description note
.75 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, minutes of meetings, newsletters, and other papers describing the position of the organization on vital agricultural issues such as state and national water use policies, farm-labor relations, land use, etc.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 513, Washington Women for the Survival of Agriculture Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

In 1973 Washington farm women formed the Washington Women for the Survival of Agriculture, a component of the national "American Agri-Women, Incorporated." This organization seeks to develop communication among farm and ranch women throughout the nation. The primary purpose of WWSA is to educate the public and to inform policymakers regarding the vital issues that concern farmers.

In 1977-1978 Janet Allison served as President. During this time the WWSA discussed and advocated positions on such issues as the Family Farm Water Act, the Water Pollution control Act, and the proposal to establish an Agricultural Labor Relations Board. WWSA has over 300 members representing all major commodity groups, including the state Dairy Wives and Cowbelles. It is not affiliated with the Farm Bureau, Grange, or any other farm organization, but it does work with all interested groups. The WWSA is patterned after womens' agricultural groups in Michigan and New York. As Mrs. Janet Allison describes it, "We represent the family in agriculture."

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Scope and Contents note

The records of Washington Women for the Survival of Agriculture consist of documents describing the position and actions of the organization on such vital issues of agriculture as state and national water use policy, collective bargaining and farm-labor relations, illegal aliens, and land use. Many of the letters illustrate the efforts of the group to educate the public and government regarding farmers' views on these and other issues.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged alphabetically and covers the years 1973-1980.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1986

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 Washington Women for the Survival of Agriculture were acquired by the Washington State University Libaries in 1984 through donation by Leslie Judd of Yakima, Wa.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington Women for the Survival of Agriculture--Archives

Subject(s)

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

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

American Agriculture Day 1977   17

1 1

American Agri-Women, Incorporated, Charter 1977   3

1 2

American Agri-Women National Convention 1978   1

1 3

Apprentice Program for Rural Workers 1978   1

1 4

Balanced Budget Proposal 1979   1

1 5

Carter Water Policy 1978   1

1 6

Collective Bargaining 1978   1

1 7

Columbia River Water Use 1978   1

1 8

Contributions 1978   15

1 9

Family Farm Water Act 1977   2

1 10

Farm-Labor Relations 1978   1

1 11

Farm-Labor Union Legislation 1978   3

1 12

Food Labeling 1978   1

1 13

Guidelines for Carcinogens 1978   1

1 14

Illegal Aliens 1978   2

1 15

Labor Legislation Proposals 1979   4

1 16

Labor Relations Act 1978   9

1 17

Land Use Policy 1979   1

1 18

Legislative Public Relations 1979   1

1 19

Limitations on Foreign Farm Investment 1978   1

1 20

Limiting Government Regulations 1979   3

1 21

Meeting Minutes 

Box Folder

 1974-1980   28

1 22

 1979-1980   36

1 23

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Miscellaneous Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1976   20

1 24

 1977   27

1 25

 1977   24

1 26

 1978   37

1 27

 1978   46

1 28

Miscellaneous Meetings 1977-1978   23

1 29

 1977-1978   30

1 30

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Box Folder

National School Breakfast Program 1977   3

1 31

Newsletter 1978-1980   8

1 32

Newsletter 1978-1980   17

1 33

Nuclear Energy Women, Region Two   2

1 34

Pesticides 1978   3

1 35

Politics of Food Meeting 1978   1

1 36

Representation on Federal Advisory Committees 1979   1

1 37

School Funding Proposal 1976   1

1 38

Stampede Pass Weather Station 1979   3

1 39

State Inheritance Law Revision 1978   1

1 40

State Inheritance Tax, Public Relations 1979   14

1 41

Strike-Countering Strategy 1978   2

1 42

Treasurer's Report 1977   1

1 43

Unemployment Compensation 

Box Folder

 1979   3

1 44

 1979   2

1 45

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Box Folder

Washington Department of Agriculture Legislative Proposals 1978   4

2 46

WWSA Committees 1976   1

2 47

WWSA Committee Meetings 1973-1977   52

2 48

WWSA Fact Sheet 1977   7

2 49

Water and Energy 1978   6

2 50

Water Pollution Control Act 1977   1

2 51

Water Resource Cuncil Report 1977   1

2 52

Womens' Internships for Farm Lobbying, Olympia 1978   1

2 53

Yakima Chamber of Commerce 1977-1978   23

2 54