Preliminary Guide to the Washington Cattlemen's Association Records
MSSM.029

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington Cattlemen's Association.
Title
Washington Cattlemen's Association Records
ID
MSSM.029
Date [inclusive]
circa 1936-1984
Extent
21.25 Linear feet 25 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use. MS 1979-14: 2-6-27-5; MS 1980-09: 2-9-8-4; MS 1981-15: 2-6-26-5; MS 1984-65: 2-2-27-3)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Washington Cattlemen's Association (WCA) was established as the Washington State Cattle and Horse Raisers Association in 1926 in Okanogan County, where the first county cattlemen's association had been organized in 1915. The WCA is a non-profit membership association of livestock producers with no stockholders. County cattlemen's organizations are affiliated and maintain close contact with the state organization. The WCA is a member of the American National Livestock Association. The expressed objectives of the Washington Cattlemen's Association are to encourage, promote, and advance the cattle industry through education, dissemination of literature and information, development of leadership, improvement of range and ranch feeding facilities, prevention of disease, detection of theft, identification of brands and marks, paying rewards, sponsoring sales, providing for marketing, arrangement for shows, exhibitions and contests and suitable awards, and to cooperate with all State, County, and Federal agencies and organizations for carrying out these purposes. The Association was incorporated in 1952 with these objectives. (see Cage 367)

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of records related to the organization and operation of the Washington Cattlemen's Association, circa 1986-1984. It includes correspondence, executive records, program and event information, association publications, membership records, financial documents, photographs, news clippings, and audiovisual media.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection received in multiple installments (MS 1979-14, MS 1980-09, MS 1981-15, MS 1984-65). It has not yet been arranged.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

Most materials in this collection are open and available for research use, but some documents (such as WCA members' personal information) are restricted. Please contact repository for additional information.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Washington Cattlemen's Association to Washington State University Libraries in multiple installments between 1979 and 1984 (MS 1979-14, MS 1980-09, MS 1981-15, MS 1984-65).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Washington Cattlemen's Association records (Cage 367) and Grant County Cattlemen's Association Records (Cage 186)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington Cattlemen's Association.

Subject(s)

  • Cattle -- Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

 MS.1979.14 Washington Cattlemen's Association Records (MS 1979-14) 1975-1979   0.25 Linear feet 1 box

Scope and Contents

This accession contains papers for the Washington Cattlemen's Association (WCA), from 1975 to 1979. Most of the materials are incoming correspondence about the development and production of research programs, management plans, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and enforcement, and range conservation. The accession includes letters from other state cattlemen's associations, the national organization, and members of the United States Congress about beef imports and the creation of an agency for consumer advocacy.

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 MS.1980.09 Washington Cattlemen's Association Records (MS 1980-09) circa 1952-1979   2.5 Linear feet 3 boxes

Scope and Contents

This accession contains papers for the Washington Cattlemen's Association (WCA), from 1952 to 1979. It consists of papers pertaining to legislation on the Washington State land use code, including: the development ordinance and general development provision, the local land use planning process, the geographical areas and development of statewide significance, state land use planning, regional planning divisions, and judicial review of orders, rules, and ordinances. The accession also contains correspondence with other cattlemen's associations about land use planning and other matters, and letters from state and federal agencies addressing policy changes and enforcement affecting the WCA. Additionally, the collection contains records of WCA conferences and committee meetings, including minutes, programs, and resolutions, as well as memoranda, research material on steer futurity, and news clippings provided by a press clipping bureau.

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 MS.1981.15 Washington Cattlemen's Association Records (MS 1981-15) 1976-1981   0.5 Linear feet 1 box

Scope and Contents

This accession contains papers for the Washington Cattlemen's Association (WCA), from 1976 to 1981. The collection consists of correspondence to and from the Executive Secretary of the WCA, Don Ricketts, including letters from state and federal agencies, as well as other cattlemen associations and the Cowbelles, a related group for cattlewomen. The collection also contains photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbook pages, and materials pertaining to various counties' cattleman of the year recipients.

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 Ms.1984.65 Washington Cattlemen's Association Records (MS 1984-65) circa 1936-1984   18.0 Linear feet 20 boxes

Scope and Contents

This accession contains records of the Washington Cattlemen's Association (WCA), from 1936 to 1984. It includes correspondence from 1970 to 1984, as well as meeting programs and minutes for the board of directors, executive committees, and standing committees, from 1947 to 1974. The collection also includes records relating to: building WCA facilities in Ellensburg, conferences, membership, financial records from 1936 to 1977, news releases, Cowbelles records from 1967 to 1974, and the WCA constitution and amendments. Additionally, the collection contains copies of the WCA magazine the "Washington Cattleman" from 1968 to 1981, and their newsletter "The Lariat" from 1947 to 1957, livestock brand books and papers, WCA memorabilia, photographs, and audiovisual media.

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