Guide to the Tilth Association Papers 1974-1986
Cage 602

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington Tilth Association
Title
Tilth Association Papers
ID
Cage 602
Date [inclusive]
1974-1986
Extent
6.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
6 linear feet of shelf space. 231
Language
English
Abstract
Subject files, correspondence, business records, and photographs of an organization concerned with promotion of sustainable agriculture and organic farming in the state of Washington.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 602, Tilth Association Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Tilth is a non-profit organization centered in the Pacific Northwest. Its main purpose is to promote organic agriculture. Tilth was originally formed at Palouse, Washington in August of 1974 to host the Northwest Conference on Alternative Agriculture, held in Ellensburg in November 1974. The people who founded Tilth had originally met at the ``Agriculture for a Small Planet" symposium at Expo-74 in Spokane. Wendell Berry, an agricultural poet and essayist, was one of the speakers at that symposium, and a letter from him following his visit to Spokane was the catalyst for forming Tilth and for organizing the Northwest Conference on Alternative Agriculture. The Tilth Newsletter was started the following spring, but the group was not incorporated until 1977. As an organization, Tilth has promoted sustainable agriculture and forestry through its newsletter, conferences, workshops, and books. The organization is made up of regional chapters that have individual approaches to common Tilth goals

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Scope and Contents note

The records of Tilth consist of correspondence, business records, photographs, newsletters, and various enclosures covering all aspects of the organization's interests.

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Arrangement note

The records are, with few exceptions, in original order. This arrangement preserves existing divisions in the records to form the archival series. The five series are named Tilth chapters, Pragtree Farm, Tilth people, Other organizations, and Tilth. The last series concerns the larger, regional organization. The principal exception to original order is several folders that were refiled with similar files. For example, a "Washington Tilth" file that was misfiled in the "Tilth" series is now located in the "Tilth Chapters" series. Original titles of folders were retained, except to spell out abbreviations. The alphabetical and chronological order of folders also reflect the original order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1990

http://www.libraries.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

Records of Tilth were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by Mark Musick of Seattle in 1990 (accession number MS90-54), with a small addition in 1992.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington Tilth Association --Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Musick, Mark, donor. waps

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture -- Washington (State)--Research--Archives
  • Organic farming --Washington (State)
  • Sustainable agriculture--Washington (State)
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1 - Tilth Chapters 

Box-folder

Tilth chapter organization 

1 / 1

Methow Valley Tilth 

1 / 2

Nooksack Tilth 

1 / 3

North Idaho Tilth 

1 / 4

Olympia Tilth 

1 / 5

Oregon Tilth #1 

1 / 6

Oregon Tilth #2 

1 / 7

Oregon Tilth #3 

1 / 8

Palouse Tilth 

1 / 9

Portland Tilth 

1 / 10

Rogue Valley Tilth 

1 / 11

Santa, Idaho, Tilth 

1 / 12

Seattle Tilth #1 

1 / 13

Seattle Tilth #2 

1 / 14

Seattle Tilth #3 

1 / 15

Seattle Tilth #4 

1 / 16

Seattle Tilth #4: Tilth children's garden 

1 / 17

Seattle Tilth - 10th anniversary 

1 / 18

Seattle Tilth - Taste of Organic Seattle 

1 / 19

South Whidbey Tilth #1 

1 / 20

South Whidbey Tilth #2 

1 / 21

Southern Humboldt Tilth 

1 / 22

Tilth Producer's Co-op 1977-1980 

1 / 23

Tilth Producer's Co-op 1981-1986 

1 / 24

Washington Tilth (Tilth Producer's Co-op) #1 

1 / 25

Washington Tilth (Tilth Producer's Co-op) #2 

1 / 26

Western Washington Tilth 

1 / 27

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Series 2 - Pragtree Farm 

Box-folder

Pragtree Farm reviews 

1 / 28

Tilth Salad 

1 / 29

Greenhouses 

1 / 30

Land payments 

1 / 31

Old documents - property 

1 / 32

Drainage 

1 / 33

Pragtree Farm #1 1977 

1 / 34

Pragtree Farm #1, 2 1977 

1 / 35

McKenzie River proposal 1977-78 

1 / 36

Pragtree Farm 1978 

1 / 37

Pragtree Farm Business records 1978 

1 / 38

Pragtree Farm Meeting minutes 1976-1981 

2 / 39

Pragtree workshop 1979 

2 / 40

Pragtree Farm 1979 

2 / 41

Pragtree Farm Budget 1979 

2 / 42

Pragtree Farm Sales journal and paid time cards 1979 

2 / 43

Pragtree Farm Sales journal, receipts, creative writing samples 1980 

2 / 44

Pragtree Farm 1981 

2 / 45

Pragtree Farm 1982 

2 / 46

Pragtree Farm 1983 

2 / 47

Pragtree Farm Business records 1983 

2 / 48

Evergreen Land Trust refugee project 1983 

2 / 49

Pragtree Farm 1984 

2 / 50

Pragtree Farm Business records 1984 

2 / 51

Pragtree Farm 1985 

2 / 52

Pragtree Farm Meeting minutes 1985 

2 / 53

Evergreen Land Trust 

2 / 54

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Series 3 - Tilth People 

Box-folder

Bender, Tom 

2 / 55

Benton, Robert 

2 / 56

Berger, Kari 

2 / 57

Berry, Wendell 

2 / 58

Caruthers-Akin, Maryanne 

2 / 59

Clark, Wilson 

2 / 60

Coe, Virginia 

2 / 61

Colebrook, Binda 

2 / 62

Cooperrider, Bob 

2 / 63

Davenport, Elaine 

2 / 64

Deryckx, Woody and Becky 

2 / 65

Drum, Ryan 

2 / 66

Engeland, Ron 

2 / 67

Epstein, Rhoda 

2 / 68

Geno, Larry and Barbara 

2 / 69

Goldstein, Walter 

2 / 70

Gorsline, Jerry 

2 / 71

Jaybird Information 

2 / 72

Johnson, Steve 

2 / 73

Korn, Larry 

2 / 74

Litwin, Shery 

3 / 75

Livingston, Brian 

3 / 76

Lougheed, O.J. 

3 / 77

Ludlow, Mary 

3 / 78

Maki, Mike 

3 / 79

McCrea, Margaret 

3 / 80

Mathews, Lynn 

3 / 81

Musick, Mark 

3 / 82

Organic Gardening and Farming (magazine) 

3 / 83

Odum, Howard T. 

3 / 84

Pilarski, Michael 

3 / 85

Rain, Willow 

3 / 86

Robinson, Tom 

3 / 87

Schowalter, Joyce 

3 / 88

Silha, Stephen 

3 / 89

Shook, Larry 

3 / 90

Snyder, Barbara 

3 / 91

Thompson, William Irwin 

3 / 92

Venne, Christopher 

3 / 93

Weaver, Don 

3 / 94

Williamson, Laura 

3 / 95

Yurgel, Danae 

3 / 96

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Series 4 - Other Groups 

Box-folder

Abundant Life Seed Foundation 

4 / 97

Alternative Market News 

4 / 98

Arable 

4 / 99

Cascadian Farms 

4 / 100

Cloud Mountain Farm 

4 / 101

Equinox Food Exchange 

4 / 102

Healing Gathering 1978 

4 / 103

Hoedads 

4 / 104

Henry Doubleday Research Association 

4 / 105

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements 

4 / 106

National Land for People 

4 / 107

Northwest Organic Food Producers 

4 / 108

Other organizations 

4 / 109

Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA) 

4 / 110

RAIN 

4 / 111

Rainbook - Resources for Appropriate Technology 

4 / 112

Seriatim - Journal of Ecotopia 

4 / 113

Women and Agriculture 

4 / 114

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Series 5 - Tilth 

Box-folder

The Future is Abundant-A Guide to Sustainable Agriculture 

4 / 115

Tilth articles of incorporation 

4 / 116

Federal tax exemption information - Tilth 

4 / 117

Internal Revenue Service information - Tilth 

4 / 118

Tilth income tax return forms 1978-1984 

4 / 119

Washington state income tax returns 

4 / 120

Northwest Conference on Alternative Agriculture Directory 

4 / 121

The Tilth Newsletter 1975 

4 / 122

The Tilth Newsletter 1976-1977 

4 / 123

Tilth 1978-1979 

4 / 124

Tilth 1980 

4 / 125

Tilth 1981-1982 

4 / 126

Tilth 1983-1984 

4 / 127

Symposium series 1974 

4 / 128

The Bend in the River 1974 

4 / 129

Barter Fairs 

4 / 130

Agricultural conference-1 1974 

4 / 131

Agricultural conference-2 1974 

4 / 132

Agricultural conference-tape recording 1974 

4 / 133

Tilth 1975 

4 / 134

Central Washington State College proposal 1975 

4 / 135

Benefit for Tools for Transition 1975 

4 / 136

Tilth letters July-Aug. 1975 

4 / 137

Tilth letters Sept.-Oct. 1975 

4 / 138

Tilth letters Nov.-Dec. 1975 

4 / 139

Tilth - garden ecology research project 

4 / 140

Aquaculture project 1975-1976 

4 / 141

Biodynamics conference Sept. 1975 

4 / 142

Conferences 1975 

4 / 143

Ellensburg solstice meeting 1975 

4 / 144

Tilth 1976 

4 / 145

Tilth vol. 1 #9 Jan. 1976 

4 / 146

Tilth vol. 1 #10-12 1976 

4 / 147

Tilth letters Jan.-Feb. 1976 

4 / 148

Solar greenhouses 1976-1977 

4 / 149

Leap year conference 1976 

4 / 150

Northwest Trade Directory 1976 

5 / 151

That`s Agribusiness 1976- 

5 / 152

COM/PLEX- 4th Cascadian regional communications conference 

5 / 153

Tilth 1977 

5 / 154

Equinox gatherings 1977-1979 

5 / 155

Planning meeting 1977 

5 / 156

Communications group (Tilth) 1977-1978 

5 / 157

Winter Gardening by Binda Colebrook 1977- 

5 / 158

Winter Gardening - promotion and distribution 

5 / 159

Proposals - guidelines and samples 

5 / 160

Puget Consumers Co-op (PCC) loan file 

5 / 161

Tilth 1978 

5 / 162

Alternative food system conference 1978 

5 / 163

Tilth 1979 

5 / 164

Tilth budget 1979 

5 / 165

Research program 1979 

5 / 166

Puyallup meeting 1979 

5 / 167

Planning workshop 1979 

5 / 168

Clover project 1979-1980 

5 / 169

Tilth 1980 

5 / 170

Contract services 1980 

5 / 171

Correspondence 1973-1984 

5 / 172

Correspondence, continued 1973-1984 

5 / 173

Reviews of Tilth 1980 

5 / 174

Brochures 

5 / 175

Contributions 

5 / 176

Nitrogen fixing trees and shrubs 1980 

5 / 177

Soil fertility workshop 1980 

5 / 178

Seed patenting 1980 

5 / 179

Natural farming workshop 1980 

5 / 180

Organic farming study 1980 

5 / 181

Pacific pipeline 

5 / 182

Demeter conference 1980 

5 / 183

Tilth 1981 

5 / 184

Tilth placement service 1981-1984 

5 / 185

Fairhaven 1981 

5 / 186

Tilth information service 1981-1982 

5 / 187

Permaculture conference 1981 

6 / 188

Permaculture book budget 

6 / 189

Permaculture book 1981-1982 

6 / 190

The Future is Abundant - introduction 

6 / 191

The Future is Abundant - Becky Deryckx 

6 / 192

The Future is Abundant - cover 

6 / 193

The Future is Abundant - promotion 

6 / 194

The Future is Abundant - reprint 

6 / 195

Executive committee 1982 

6 / 196

Planning 1982 

6 / 197

Surveys 1982 

6 / 198

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) conference 1982 

6 / 199

Slide show 

6 / 200

Organic Farming Act 1982/1983 

6 / 201

Annual meeting minutes 1982-1983 

6 / 202

Annual meeting 1983 

6 / 203

Tilth 1983 

6 / 204

Board minutes 1983 

6 / 205

Tilth tour 1983 

6 / 206

Future of agriculture in the Northwest conference Feb. 4-6, 1983 

6 / 207

Tilth 1984 

6 / 208

India project 1984 

6 / 209

India fund file 

6 / 210

India video script 

6 / 211

Apple Computer proposal 1984 

6 / 212

Renewal notices 1984 

6 / 213

Annual meeting 1984 

6 / 214

Board meeting agenda June and August 1984 

6 / 215

Statements - board meeting October, 1984 

6 / 216

Regional Tilth closeout - correspondence 

6 / 217

Loans 1984-1985 

6 / 218

Exchange 1984 

6 / 219

Chestnuts 1984 

6 / 220

Marketing service 1984 

6 / 221

Nicaragua seed fund 1984 

6 / 222

Permaculture conference Fall 1984 

6 / 223

Tilth Jamboree Sept. 1984 

6 / 224

Tilth meeting 1985 

6 / 225

Tilth placement service 

6 / 226

Tilth annual meeting 1986 

6 / 227

Tilth executive committee 

6 / 228

Tilth graphics 

6 / 229

Tony Maskal 

6 / 230

Organic agriculture - general 

6 / 231

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