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Washington State Grange Papers, 1889-1953

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Washington State Grange
Title
Washington State Grange Papers
Dates
1889-1953 (inclusive)
Quantity
6 linear feet of shelf space.
Collection Number
Cage 218
Summary
Miscellaneous mimeographed announcements, letters; Grange newspapers and magazines; Grange rosters; annual sessions proceedings; three scrapbooks of news clippings from the Grange News.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

In September, 1889, Washington State farmers organized the Washington State Grange. They saw the Grange as a means of fraternal cooperation in the promotion of agricultural interests, and as a method of providing education and recreation for their families. The Grange was also a vehicle for increasing the public's awareness of farmers' issues and for winning legislation to ease farmers' problems associated with the high cost of goods and services, and the low prices received for commodities. The Grange in later years became one of the principal general farmers' organizations, and as such has since functioned as a public and legislative spokeman for agricultural interests. The Grange also takes public positions of advocacy or opposition on a variety of issues such as general economic policy, transportation, and public works projects.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Miscellaneous mimeographed announcements, letters; Grange newspapers and magazines; Grange rosters; annual sessions proceedings; three scrapbooks of news clippings from the Grange News.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 218, Washington State Grange Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Container(s) Description
Box
1 Miscellaneous mimeographed announcements, letters, etc.
1 Grange publications (newspapers and magazines). Includes Modern Farmer, vol. 1, no. 9, 1932 June; Agricultural Grange News (Olympia, WA), vol. V, no. 5, 1917 February 1; Grange Facts (Seattle), no. 1, 1930 September 5; Grange News (Seattle), SSVII, no. 46, 1938 November 19 and XVII, no. 17, 1928 August 5.
1 Miscellaneous printed material. Includes Patrons of Husbandry by-laws (1921, 1929, 1931-1933); Program of Washington State Grange annual session (1916, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1942).
2-3 Washington State Grange Rosters (1913-1915, 1917-1930, 1933, 1935, 1938-1940, 1945-1946, 1946-1953).
3 Report of the Secretary (1912, 1915, 1917, 1920, 1925, 1926, 1931-1933, 1935, 1937-1939, 1942).
4-7 Proceedings of the Annual Session of the Washington State Grange (1889, 1892, 1893, 1899-1901, 1903, 1904, 1907-1942, 1948-1950,1958-1960, 1962-1969, 1976)
7 Washington State Grange Rosters (1937, 1939, 1960, 1963-1970).
7 Washington State Grange Handbook (1966, 1968-1970).
7 Miscellaneous pamphlets.
7 Grange News issues, 1960.
7 Book: Grange Melodies (1916).
8-10 Scrapbooks (clippings from the Grange News), 3 volumes (1944 April-1948 February; 1941 June-1944 April; 1948 March-1953 June).

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