Cooperative Extension Service Alternatives for Washington Project Records 1974-1975
Archives 225

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Cooperative Extension Service Alternatives for Washington Project Records
ID
Archives 225
Date [inclusive]
1974-1975
General Physical Description note
3.5 linear feet  3 containers
Abstract
Includes reports, publications, memoranda, correspondence, slides, photos, a motion picture, and other audio-visual material. All records are from the first phase of the program.

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Organizational History:

The Alternatives for Washington program was an effort in social planning sponsored by the Washington State Office of Policy Planning and Fiscal Management (OFM). Several departments at Washington State University assisted with conducting meeting, collecting responses to opinion polls, and producing media presentations. These included Cooperative Extension, which maintained the records described below, along with the Social Research Center and Radio-Television Services. Other members of the WSU faculty participated in various of the study groups and committees formed to carry out work of the program.

The first phase of the Alternatives program was largely an opinion-collection program. It featured many open meetings and mail surveys. The questions concerned matters such as "quality of life," the desirability of rural vs. urban settings, development of suburban areas, air and water pollution, population growth, public social services and so on. A second phase involved another series of public meetings and polls. It was directed at costs and trade-offs.

The results of the program were somewhat general and inconclusive. People wanted growth and environmental quality with a government that was less costly and easier to understand.

The program began in early 1974 and ended early in 1977.

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Scope and Contents note

The records for the Alternative for Washington program consist of reports, publications, memoranda, correspondence, slides, photos, a motion picture, and other audio-visual material. All records are from the first phase of the program. These date from 1974.

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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

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Records of the Cooperative Extension's involvement in the Alternatives for Washington program were transferred to the Washington State University Libraries in 1988 (Accession number UA88-27).

Processing Information note

The papers were processed by James A. Nazzal, June 2000.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Alternatives for Washington (Organization) WaPS--Archives
  • Alternatives for Washington (Organization)--Washington (State)--Pullman--Records and correspondence
  • Washington State University. Cooperative Extension Service. Alternatives for Washington Project--Archives
  • Washington State University. Cooperative Extension Service. Alternatives for Washington Project--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Agricultural extension work--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Agriculture
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Moving Images
  • Photographs
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Miscellaneous reports and publications 

1 1

Unmarked photos 

1 2

Photos, Issaquah, state task force 5-6 September 1974 

1 3

Photos, Seattle 20 July 1974 

1 4

Photos, Everett 17 July 1974 

1 5

Photos, Mt. Vernon 15 July 1974 

1 6

Photos, Tacoma 12 July 1974 

1 7

Photos, Issaquah 10 July 1974 

1 8

Photos, Olympia 26 June 1974 

1 9

Photos, Vancouver 24 June 1974 

1 10

Photos, Yakima 21 June 1974 

1 11

Photos, Wenatchee 17 June 1974 

1 12

Photos, Spokane 14 June 1974 

1 13

Photos, Issaquah, Fourth session 22-24 May 1974 

1 14

Photos, Issaquah, Third session 1-3 May 1974 

1 15

Photos, Issaquah, Second session 10-12 April 1974 

1 16

Photos, Issaquah, First state task force meeting March 1974 

1 17

Newsletters and pamphlets 

1 18

Photos, "various interest shots" 

1 19

Photos, Gov. Dan Evans and "Key State task Force members," 28 Oct 1975 

1 20

"Economic Profile of the State of Washington," prepared by the Economic Analysis Division, Department of Commerce and Economic Development March 1974 

1 21

Development plan n.d. 

1 22

Memorandums and forms 

1 23

"Alternatives for Washington Summary, Area Involvement Phase," June-July 1974 

1 24

"Alternatives for Washington, Scenarios, Policy Plans, Levels of Policy Clusters," The Urban Policy Conference Program, Issaquah 1974 

1 25

"Seminar #5," Issaquah 5-6 Sep 1974 

1 26

"Community Involvement Program," Summer 1974 

1 27

"Polls and Surveys," 1974 

1 28

"AWC Seminar Output," 1974 

1 29

"The State of the State of Washington," Draft, State Planning Division January 1974 

1 30

"203 Ag. Phase II," 1974 

1 31

"Seminar Four" n.d. 

1 32

Miscellaneous publications 

2 33

Lists of residents 

2 34

Various reports 

2 35

Structural organization n.d. 

2 36

Reports and memos, Puget Sound area 

2 37

"Summary and Recommendations," 1974 

2 38

"Preliminary Summary of Results," 5-6 Dec 1974 

2 39

"Initial Draft," Alternative for Washington program 19 December, 1974 

2 40

Miscellaneous announcements 

2 41

"203 Ag Phase II," memorandums 

2 42

Newspaper clippings 

2 43

"A Classification of Goal Statements Developed by Area-wide Conference Participants June and July 1974" 

2 44

"Meeting Results," Volume X Part 1 Sep-Oct 1976 

2 45

"Public Communication and Survey Phase Results," Volume VI n.d. 

2 46

Area-wide conferences 1 of 2 1974 

2 47

Area-wide conferences 2 of 2 1974 

2 48

"Pathways to Washington 1985, A Beginning," Volume I 

2 49

"Alternative Future" questionnaires 

2 50

Orientation session 1974 

2 51

Area-wide conferences 20 May 1974 

3 52

1985 seminars 

3 53

"Statewide Task Force," Volume II 30 Oct 1974 

3 54

General correspndence, announcements, and reports 

3 55

Three carousels of slides 

3 56

Motion picture concerning the first year of the Alternatives for Washington program. Produced by Mike McElreath and Rita Pastore at KWSU-TV. Host/narrator is Edward Lindaman.   Film

3 56