Preliminary Guide to the Anne Schwartz Papers certainty="approximate" normal="1980/2005" >circa 1980-2005

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Schwartz, Anne L.
Preliminary Guide to the Anne Schwartz Papers
Date [inclusive]
circa 1980-2005
5 Linear feet of shelf space, 5 Boxes
(MASC staff use) 2-7-28-3
Collection materials are in English.
Papers related to Anne Schwartz's organic agriculture work.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Preliminary Guide to the Anne Schwartz Papers, circa 1980-2005 (MS.2014.34)

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

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Anne Schwartz is the former president of the Tilth Producers of Washington, and a leader in the organic agriculture movement in Washington State. She owns and operates Blue Heron Farm in Rockport, WA, with her husband, Mike Brondi.

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Scope and Content

Papers related to Anne Schwartz's organic agriculture work, including records of Tilth Producers of Washington and Schwartz's files on the Washington Organic Advisory Board.

Preliminary inventory (original box labels transcribed, in quotation marks):

Box 1. "Tilth Producers Archives 1991-1994" (actual dates of contents: 1980-1996). Correspondence, board records, and financial records.

Box 2. "Tilth Producers Archives." Organic Advisory Board (OAB) files; standards and guidelines documents for Oregon Tilth and Oregon and Washington Tilth, 1987-1989; directories of certified growers and retail stores, 1988-1990; World Trade Organization (WTO), 1999; conference materials (Tilth and other).

Box 3. "Tilth Producers: 1981-2 Ethanol Contracts; 1987, 1990-1993 WA Tilth Regional." Treasurer and tax records; board meeting minutes, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996; correspondence, 1982-1986, 1992, 1995; by-laws; old logo; directories; membership lists; loose/unlabeled items.

Box 4. "1980-85 Tilth Producers certification records, meetings, WSU survey." [note: certification applications not retained.] Correspondence, 1980-1981, 1986-1987; marketing miscellaneous; minutes [?], 1980-1986; political correspondence; WSU survey; certification, OR and CA; budget, 1982; distillery; Institute for Alternative Agriculture; conference materials; certification forms (blank); farm survey, 1985; state newsletters; WSU conference on sustainability, 2003; portfolios of materials from other conferences.

Box 5. "Livestock Resources" and "Old Pesticide." Also includes OAB files; WACs and RCWs; directories of WA certified growers, 1989-1994; Western Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, 1990s.

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This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2020

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.


The repository expects to receive additions to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Anne Schwartz donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2014 (MS.2014.34).

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Related Materials

Related Material

Tilth Association Papers, 1974-1986 (Cage 602)

Tilth Association Records, circa 1987-2013 (unprocessed accessions: MS.2003.20, MS.2003.26, MS.2014.18)

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Washington Tilth Association.
  • Tilth (Association)

Personal Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Schwartz, Anne L. -- Records and correspondence.


  • Organic farming -- Washington (State)
  • Organic farming -- Northwest, Pacific.
  • Agriculture
  • Washington (State)

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