Preliminary Guide to the Washington Dairy Women Scrapbooks 1965-1995

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Washington Dairy Women Washington Dairy Women
Preliminary Guide to the Washington Dairy Women scrapbooks
Date [inclusive]
8 linear feet, 3 boxes and loose scapbooks
(MASC Staff Use: MS.1986.32: 2-4-25-7; MS.1987.46: 2-4-25-7; MS.1988.09: 2-14-13-3; MS.1990.06: 2-4-25-7; MS.1991.09: 2-4-25-7; MS.1996.57: 2-14-13-3; MS.2016.02: 2-9-26-4)
Collection materials are in English.
Materials are in English.
This collection contains scrapbooks created by the Washington Dairy Women, with dates ranging from 1965 to 1995.

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The Washington Dairy Women was originally called the Dairy Wives of Washington State, which was formed in 1954. The main function of the Washington Dairy Women is to promote public awareness of dairy products' nutrition through sales promotions and educational programs. The Washington Dairy Women annually sponsor a Washington State Dairy Ambassador program, which selects a young woman to serve as the official representative of the dairy industry for the state of Washington. Her duties include public demonstrations and educational programs on dairy nutrition.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains scrapbooks created by the Washington Dairy Women, with dates ranging from 1965 to 1995. The collection consists of scrapbooks from the following chapters: Clark County (1965-1966, 1976-1978, 1980-1981, 1983-1990, 1993-1995); Cowlitz County (1983-1986); Grays Harbor County (1983-1985, 1994-1995); Inland Empire (1982-1984); King and Pierce Counties (1983-1987, 1989-1990, 1993-1995); Skagit County (1983-1990, 1995); Snohomish County (1983-1990, 1995); Walla Walla County (1984); Whatcom County (1983-1990, 1994-1995); Yakima County (1984-1985, 1988-1990, 1993-1995). The scrapbooks include photographs, event and meeting programs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, copies of the "Washington State Dairy Women Moooospaper," the "American Agri-Women" newsletter, the "Network News" from the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation, and various pieces of dairy memorabilia.

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This is an unprocessed collection. It consists of multiple accessions, received beginning in 1986. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

Preliminary Inventory


Washington Dairy Women: 1983-1984

Clark County Chapter: 1983-1984

Cowlitz County Chapter: 1984

Grays Harbor County Chapter: 1984

Inland Empire Chapter: 1983-1984

King County Chapter 1983-1984

Skagit County Chapter: 1984

Snohomish County Chapter: 1984

Walla Walla County Chapter: 1984

Whatcom County Chapter: 1983-1984

Yakima County Chapter: 1984


Washington Dairy Women: 1983, 1984, 1985-1986

Clark County Chapter: 1983, 1985, 1986

Cowlitz County Chapter: 1983, 1984-1985, 1986

Grays Harbor Chapter: 1983, 1985

Inland Empire Chapter: 1982-1983, 1984

King County Chapter: 1983, 1984, 1985-1986

Skagit County Chapter: 1983, 1984-1985, 1986

Snohomish County Chapter: 1985, 1986

Thurston County Chapter: 1982-1983, 1984-1985, 1986

Whatcom County Chapter: 1983, 1984-1985, 1985-1986

Yakima Valley Chapter: 1984-1985, 1985

Grant-Adams Counties: 1984


Clark County Chapter: 1965-1966, 1966, 1976-1977, 1978

Inland Empire Chapter: 1982-1983, 1983-1984


Washington Dairy Women: 1988-1989

Clark County Chapter: 1989

King County Chapter: 1989

Skagit County Chapter: 1989

Snohomish County Chapter: 1989

Thurston County Chapter: 1989

Whatcom County Chapter: 1989

Yakima County Chapter: 1989


Washington Dairy Women: 1983-1984, 1993, 1994-1995

Clark County Chapter: 1983-1984, 1993-1994, 1995

King and Pierce Counties Chapter: 1993-1994, 1995

Lewis County Chapter: 1994

Whatcom County Chapter: 1994, 1995

Thurston County Chapter: 1994

Yakima Valley Chapter: 1993-1994, 1995

Skagit County Chapter: 1995

Snohomish County Chapter: 1995

Grays Harbor County Chapter: 1994-1995


Clark County Chapter: 1980, 1981

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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 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Val Hillers, Donna Jean Simpson, Bonnie Bushorn, Imogene Woodside, and the Washington Dairy Women to Washington State University Libraries between 1986 and 1996 (MS.1986.32, MS.1987.46, MS.1988.09, MS.1990.06, MS.1991.09, MS.1996.57); additional items were donated by Mark Pelletier in 2016, on behalf of his late wife, Catherine Idsinga Pelletier (MS.2016.02).

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Related Materials

Related Material

Washington Dairy Women Records (Cage 521); Inland Empire Dairy Women Scrapbooks (Cage 522); Dairy Wives of Washington State Scrapbooks (Cage 433)

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Fmo(s) :
  • Washington Dairy Women


  • Dairy cattle
  • Women--Societies and clubs--20th century--Archives
  • Dairy products industry--History
  • Ranching

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