Preliminary Guide to the Diane C. Dempster Papers on Tilth Producers (Washington)
MS.2017.05

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Dempster, Diane C.
Title
Diane C. Dempster Papers on Tilth Producers (Washington)
ID
MS.2017.05
Date [inclusive]
circa 1978-2015
Extent
5.0 Linear feet 5 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-11-14-3.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

Diane Dempster grew up in Oregon and South Dakota, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. As of 2017, she has worked at Charlie's Produce in Seattle for over 28 years, currently serving as Manager of the Farmer's Own Program and Organic Procurement Specialist. Previously, she worked for Farmers Wholesale Cooperative (Olympia, WA) and another cooperative organization, Willamette Valley Growers (Salem, OR). She served on the Board of Directors for the Tilth Producers of Washington from 1987 to 2016, and was a member of the Washington State Organic Advisory Board for nine years, including the time when the state's organic laws were being written. She currently serves on the Regional Food Policy Council, and previously served on the King County (WA) Kitchen Cabinet.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of Diane Dempster's papers on the Tilth Producers of Washington. It includes board of directors minutes, other board documents, conference files, issues of Tilth Producers' Quarterly and predecessor journals (circa 1976-2015), and directories.

Preliminary inventory:

Box 1. Board of directors: minutes and other records, 1990-2015.

Box . Budgets and reports.

Box 3. Budgets and reports (continued); conference files, 1991-2015.

Box 4. Conference files (continued); "History," 1980-, membership lists, Tilth Producers fundraising.

Box 5. Tilth Producers' Quarterly and predecessor journals, 1978-2015 (includes detailed transmittal list with notes about missing issues); Tilth directories, 1991-2010.

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Organization of Collection

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

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Diane Dempster donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2017 (MS.2017.05).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Tilth Association Papers, 1974-1986 (Cage 602).

Tilth Association records (unprocessed accessions), 1987-2013 (MS.2003.20, MS.2003.26, MS.2014.18).

Anne Schwartz Papers (unprocessed accession), circa 1980-2005 (MS.2014.34).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Tilth (Association).

Personal Name(s)

  • Dempster, Diane C.

Subject(s)

  • Organic farming -- Washington (State)

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