Guide to the Guy McLeod Richards Papers 1887-1940
Cage 58

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Richards, Guy McLeod
Title
Guy McLeod Richards Papers
ID
Cage 58
Date [inclusive]
1887-1940
Extent
5500.0 items.
General Physical Description note
8 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correpondence, notes, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, manuscripts, and magazine and newspaper articles of a dairyman, cattle breeder, agricultural magazine editor, freelance writer and reporter, and officer of various agricutural trade and lobbying associations. The papers document Richard's close association with Washington State politics and government, especially the Department of Agriculture; the Democratic Party; and the state agricultural college, now Washington State University.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 58, Guy McLeod Richards Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Scope and Contents note

These papers consist of the incoming and outgoing correspondence, notes, diaries, journals, photographs, scrapbooks, manuscripts, magazines and news articles created and collected by Richards as an agricultural journalist, trade association officer, dairyman and cattle breeder. The earlier papers, ca. 1900 to 1920, concern Richards' work as a manager or operator of dairy farms in Western and Central Washington, during which time he developed two pedigree lines of dairy cattle. The major portion of the papers, however, document Richards' editorial positions with agricultural magazines: Pacific Coast Dairyman, 1895-1898; Horn and Hoof, ca. 1905-1912; Northwest Dairyman and Farmer, ca. 1912-1920 and Fisher's Farm Forum, 1932. The papers also contain articles about the dairy industry which Richards reported for various Washington State newspapers as well as free-lance articles. Richards' offices in several dairy trade and lobbying organizations, notably the Washington State Dairyman's Association, the Washington State Holstein-Friesian Association, the Western Washington State Fair Association and the Pacific International Livestock Exhibition Association are also represented. The papers document Richard's association with state politics and government, especially the Department of Agriculture; the Democratic Party and the state agricultural college, now Washington State University.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1972

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 papers of Guy McLeod Richards, Mercer Island, Washington were donated to the Washington State University Library in 1941 by Miss Virginia Richards.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Democratic Party (Wash.)
  • Washington (State). Dept. of Agriculture
  • Washington State Dairyman's Association
  • Washington State Holstein-Friesian Association
  • Washington State University

Occupation(s)

  • Journalism, Agricultural -- Washington (State)

Personal Name(s)

  • Richards, Guy McLeod, 1867-1941--Archives
  • Sauls, Virginia Richards, donor. WaPS

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Dairying -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources
  • Diaries
  • Government and Politics
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence of Guy McLeod Richards 

Box

 1887-1923 

1

 1924-1927 

2

 1928-1929 

3

 1930-1933 

4

 1934-1937 

5

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Series 2: Notes, Photographs, Writings and Diaries 

Box
5

Mementos, cards, invitations, notebooks and scrapbooks ca 1892-1940 

Box

Photographs of cattle, dairy operations, cattlemen, shows, exhibitions and fairs (contact print from nitrate 12-80) ca 1900-1930 

8

Articles and newstories by Richards ca 1895-1934 

Diaries of Guy McLeod Richards 1910-1940 

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Series 3: Washington State Holstein-Friesian Association 

Correspondence and papers of officers of the association, prior to Richards' tenure as Secretary. 1921-1922 

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Series 4: Dairy Cattle reference material 

Photograph and production record file of individual cattle ca 1915-1930 

Cattle sales catalogs ca 1910-1930 

Pacific International Holstein-Friesian sale financial record 1927 

Herd Book and pedigree chart for Greenbank and DeKol lines of cattle ca 1905-1919 

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