Guide to the David Stratton Papers on Tree Top, Inc. 1960-2010
Cage 786

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Stratton, David H. (David Hodges), 1927-
Title
David Stratton Papers on Tree Top, Inc.
ID
Cage 786
Date [bulk]
2008-2010
Date [inclusive]
1960-2010
Extent
9.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
4.25 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of materials David Stratton collected and created for his book, Tree Top: Creating a Fruit Revolution (Pullman: Washington State University Press, 2010).

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] David Stratton Papers on Tree Top, Inc.

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

David Stratton, Professor Emeritus of History at Washington State University, joined the WSU faculty in 1962. Born and raised in Tucumcari, New Mexico, he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University after serving in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. He then earned MA and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Colorado in 1955, and taught at Baylor University before taking a position at WSU, where he taught courses in the American West and Pacific Northwest. As chair of the History Department, he helped establish the Public History Program, which features the practice of history outside the classroom.

His book, Tree Top: Creating a Fruit Revolution, is an excellent example of Stratton's practice of public history. He wrote it under contract with the company, drawing heavily upon their historical files, and successfully proposed that Tree Top consider depositing their early records in Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections at WSU.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of materials David Stratton collected and created for his book, Tree Top: Creating a Fruit Revolution (Pullman: Washington State University Press, 2010). It includes manuscript drafts of chapters and sidebars, transcripts of oral histories, correspondence, collected materials used in researching the book, and administrative records for the project. Most of the earlier dated materials are reproductions.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in a single series. Unless otherwise indicated, materials date to the 2008-2010 time period.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2012

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 and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

David Stratton donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2012 (part of MS 2012-25).

Processing Information note

Amanda Van Lanen arranged and described these papers, along with the historical records of Tree Top, Inc., as David Stratton's research assistant for his book Tree Top: Creating a Fruit Revolution (Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press, 2010). After the collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 2012, final processing was completed by Kevin Renner.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Tree Top, Inc. Records (Cage 785)

David Stratton papers (MS 1999-33, MS 2000-04, MS 2005-04)

Separated Materials note

These papers were received with Tree Top's corporate records, which have been processed separately (Cage 785).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Tree Top, Inc. -- History

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Apple Industry -- Washington (State) -- History
  • Businesses and Corporations
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Washington State University Press: catalogs; bibliography materials; proofreading communications; contract and illustrations. 2008-2010 

1 5.01

Draft of manuscript--checked with Tom Stokes in Selah. 

1 5.02

Draft of manuscript--checked with Pat. 

1 5.03

Draft of manuscript sent to Sharon Miracle and Tom Stokes. 2010 February 2 

1 5.04-5.05

Material and drafts sent to Sharon Miracle. 2010 

2 5.06

Draft sent to Laura Prisc. 

2 5.07

Draft of original chapters. 2008 December 22 

2 5.08

Drafts of manuscript. 

2 5.09-5.11

Tree Top annual report, 1972-1973; Tree Topics newsletter, 1960s-1980s; copy of article from Good Packing, 1964 September. 1960s-1980s 

3 5.12

Tree Topics newsletter. 1980s 

3 5.13

Tree Topics newsletter. 1980s-1990s 

3 5.14

Apple Corps newsletter. 1990s 

3 5.15

Public relations files (copies); Fresh Press newsletter; printouts from Tree Top website. 

3 5.16

Sidebars--General Illustrations, Front Cover. 

3 5.17

Sidebars--List of Board of Directors Members and Chairmen; First Board. 

3 5.18

Sidebars--Apples and Apple Cider. 

3 5.19

Sidebars--Apple Cup. 

3 5.2

Sidebars--Auvils. 

4 5.21

Sidebars--Charbonneau. 

4 5.22

Sidebars--Charbonneau Era Kids Cartoons. 

4 5.23

Sidebars--CEOs. 

4 5.24

Sidebars--Culls and the 1960s Tree Tops' First Decade. 

4 5.25

Sidebars--Employees and Equipment. 

4 5.26

Sidebars--Homesickness. 

4 5.27

Sidebars--Logos and Organizational Chart. 

4 5.28

Sidebars--Luelling. 

4 5.29

Sidebars--Magic Wand of the Railroads. 

4 5.3

Sidebars--Mechanical updates. 

4 5.31

Sidebars--Mount St. Helens. 

4 5.32

Sidebars--New York Assault and Notorious Board. 

4 5.33

Sidebars--Old Apple Tree. 

4 5.34

Sidebars--Pat Moss. 

4 5.35

Sidebars--Rabbis of Prosser. 

4 5.36

Sidebars--Clifford C. Ross. 

4 5.37

Sidebars--Selah Headquarters. 

4 5.38

Sidebars--Max Steward. 

4 5.39

Sidebars--Tree Top Values. 

4 5.4

Interview transcript--Tom Auvil. 2009 June 9 

4 5.41

Interview transcript--Joe Brooks. 2009 June 22 

4 5.42

Interview transcript--Lindsay Buckner. 2009 September 2 

4 5.43

Interview transcript--Mark Burnett 2009 August 19 

5 5.44

Interview transcript--West Campbell and Letty Ann Ginn. 2009 August 26 

5 5.45

Interview transcript--George Chapman. 2009 August 15 

5 5.46

Interview transcript--Bob Dennis. 2009 August 20 

5 5.47

Interview transcript--Rabbi Yitzhak Galler. 2009 December 22 

5 5.48

Interview transcript--Raymond Keller. 2009 August 26 

5 5.49

Interview transcript--Randy Smith. 2009 June 23 

5 5.5

Interview transcript--Max Steward. 2009 February 11 

5 5.51

Interview transcript--Tom Stokes. 2009 February 17 

5 5.52

Copies of interviews by Pat Moss. 1983, 2004 

5 5.53

Tony Zaragoza, "Apple Capital: Growers, Laborers and Technology in the Origins of the Washington State Apple Industry" (Ph.D. diss., Washington State University, 2007). 2007 

6 5.54

Amanda Van Lanen, "'We Have Grown Fine Fruit Whether We Would or No': The History of the Washington State Apple Industry, 1880-1930" (Ph.D. diss., Washington State University, 2009). 2009 

6 5.55

Chapters from Van Lanen dissertation. 2009 

6 5.56

Correspondence relating to Tree Top History Project. 2008-2010 

6 5.57-5.58

Correspondence relating to Tree Top History Project (Stratton talks). 

6 5.59

Correspondence relating to Tree Top History Project (public relations and recognition). 

6 5.6

Finding aid notes and draft for Tree Top corporate records. 

6 5.62

Chapter outlines. 

6 5.63

Bibliography. 

7 5.64

Correspondence relating to Tree Top History Project (foreword and preface). 

7 5.65

Notes for Chapter 1. 

7 5.66

Notes for Chapter 2. 

7 5.67

Notes for Chapter 3. 

7 5.68

Notes for Chapter 4. 

7 5.69

Notes for Chapter 5. 

7 5.7

Notes for conclusion. 

8 5.71

Notes for appendix and acknowledgements. 

8 5.72

Notes for photographs. 

8 5.73

General plant information. 

8 5.74

Newspaper sources. 

8 5.75

"The Tree Top Story" (reproduction). Undated 

8 5.76

Charbonneau, opening remarks, April 8, 1960; corporate data sheet, 1988-1989; David Guterson, "The Kingdom of Apples." Harpers 299, no. 1793 (October 1999): 41-56 (reproductions). 1960, 1989, 1999 

8 5.77

Company overview; previous Tree Top histories. 

8 5.78

Compilation of historic data. 1993 

8 5.79

Sung-Yeol Cho, "An Economic Analysis of the Washington Apple Industry" (Ph.D. diss., Washington State University, 2004). 2004 

8 5.8

Notes on government, international trade, and corporate expansion. 

8 5.81

Notes on management and executives. 

8 5.82

Notes on trade organizations, adjusting to advancing technology, and Tree Top and trade publications. 

8 5.83

Copies of Tree Top By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation. 1960 

8 5.85

Installments: early synopses of chapters. 

8 5.86

Correspondence regarding interviews and transcriptions. 

5.87

Project administration records: expense reports. 

9 5.88

Project administration records: proposal and contract. 

5.89