Preliminary Guide to the Anne Schwartz Papers

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Schwartz, Anne L.
Anne Schwartz Papers
Date [inclusive]
circa 1980-2005
5.0 Linear feet 5 records cartons.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-7-28-3.

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Biographical/Historical note

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 Contents note

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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Organization of Collection

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

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610


This collection is open and available for research use.

Accruals note

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 Materials

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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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Tilth (Association).
  • Washington Tilth Association.

Personal Name(s)

  • Schwartz, Anne L.


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

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