Guide to the Robert L. Picken Papers 1904-1974
Cage 519

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Picken, Robert L.
Title
Robert L. Picken Papers
ID
Cage 519
Date [inclusive]
1904-1974
Extent
1100.0 items.
General Physical Description note
1 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Materials deal with cattle business, range management, hearings on public land policy, grazing regulations, etc.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 519, Robert L. Picken Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

In 1904, Robert L. "Bob" Picken came to the Okanogan region from Iowa. He established a cattle ranch and during his long career served Washington State and the cattle industry in various capacities, including representative of the Okanogan County Livestock Association, the Washington Cattlemen's Association, Washington State Senator, and Washington representative to the United States Senate hearings on Public Land Policy, 1947. Picken frequently drew on his long experience as a cattleman to give talks on methods of range management.

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Scope and Contents note

Robert Picken's papers consist of a variety of documents dealing primarily with the cattle business and the related topic of range management in the Okanogan area. The papers deal with Picken's activities in the Washington State Cattlemen's Association and as Washington representative to United States hearings on public land policy. Other papers deal with grazing regulations, the office of price stabilization retailing beef, and creating a Washington Department of National Resources.

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Arrangement note

The papers are arranged in a single alphabetical series of folders reflecting the order in which the papers were received by the WSU Libraries.

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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

On 20 August, 1985, Nellie B. Picken of Spokane donated her father's papers to the Washington State University Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Occupation(s)

  • Ranchers--Washington (State)--Correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Picken, Robert L. --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Cattle trade -- Washington (State)
  • Range management--Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box-folder

Agricultural uses of Washington State Land Grants 1906   23 items.

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American Meat Institute 1947   30 items.

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American National Livestock Association   68 items.

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Beef: Selling at retail   20 items.

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Brands, State of Washington   39 items.

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Brown, Judge W.C.   23 items.

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Brucellosis   33 items.

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Carlquist, Bill   49 items.

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Cattle Marketing and Brands 1953   86 items.

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French, Robert   10 items.

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Highway Commissioners' Fourth Annual Report 1912   37 items.

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History of the Northwest beef industry 1952   120 items.

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Inflation and agricultural commodities 1955   48 items.

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Kiplinger Agricultural Letter 1943   4.0 items.

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National Forest Grazing Regulations 1946   15 items.

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National Livestock and Meat Board 1953   17 items.

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Northwest Livestock Shippers Traffic League   3.0 items.

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Office of Price Stabilization 1951   8.0 items.

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Okanogan County Livestock Association 1935-1956   27 items.

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Oregon, Washington, and Idaho Cattlemens' Association Meeting 1947   9.0 items.

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Personal Letters and Pictures   37 items.

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Picken, Robert, on range management 1962   17 items.

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Picken, Robert, representing the Washington Cattlemens' Association at Congressional Hearings   20 items.

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Public Lands Controversy   77 items.

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Public Lands Policy, the stockman's view   6.0 items.

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Range Management   27 items.

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Range Management   37 items.

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Retailing Beef   20 items.

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Senate Bill 137: Creating a Department of Natural Resources   29 items.

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State of Washington v. James Pearson and William Wilson: cattle rustling 1904   21 items.

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United States Department of Agriculture, The Story of The Range 1926   1.0 item.

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United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Public Lands Policy Congressional Hearings 1947-1951   4.0 items.

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Washington Cattle and Horse Raisers Association 1934-1935   27 items.

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Washington Cattle Industry   27 items.

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Washington State Cattlemen's Association 1955   86 items.

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Washington State Committee on Roads and Bridges: Stock on Highways Bill 1941   1.0 item.

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