Washington CattleWomen's Association records, 1951-1984  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Washington CattleWomen's Association
Title
Washington CattleWomen's Association records
Dates
1951-1984 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.75 linear feet of shelf space, (6 containers)
Collection Number
Cage 828 (collection)
Summary
The Washington CattleWomen's Association Records consists of materials related to the organization's promotion of beef production and consumption. This includes meeting minutes, files on CattleWomen efforts to promote beef, reports, and correspondence. This collection spans a time period (1951-1984) when the organization was known as the CowBelles.
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 and available for research use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

The Washington CattleWomen’s Association (formerly the Washington State CowBelles) has promoted the production and consumption of beef in Washington state since its inception in 1952. As a state branch of the American National CowBelles, the Washington CowBelles functioned as an auxiliary to the Washington Cattlemen’s Association.

Between 1952 and 1984, the Washington CowBelles remained heavily active at the national level of the organization. The state CowBelles boasted the highest national membership in 1959, even though Washington state ranked 31st in beef production at that time. Their national participation in beef advocacy was reflected in several promotional and educational activities at the state level. Most notably, the Washington CowBelles supported 4-H demonstrations, published and sold beef cookbooks, sponsored “Beef Queen” contests, and partnered with home economic courses across the state to promote cooking with beef. In 1987, the CowBelles changed their name to the Washington CattleWomen’s Association.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of promotional material and publicity, as well as internal records for the Washington State CowBelles (now known as the Washignton CattleWomen's Association) from 1952 – 1984. This includes meeting minutes and reports from county chapters, editions of “Top Hands” the Washington Cattlemen and CowBelles annual directory, correspondence, yearbooks, membership lists, and internally generated histories of the CowBelles. The collection also includes promotional materials such as napkins and placemats as well as internal discussions regarding the effectiveness of the organization's various educational activities.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]. Washington CattleWomen's Association Records, 1951-1984. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:   Publicity, events, and programs ,  1959-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
4-H demonstration program
1963-1967
1 2
4-H demonstration program
1968-1970
1 3
4-H demonstration program
1974
1 4
4-H letters, data
1966-1970
1 5
4-H report - Washington CowBelles
1974
1 6
American Agriculture Day
1976
1 7
Agricultural Day
1974
1 8
Beef for Father's Day
1971-1972
1 9
Beef Queen
1970-1976
1 10
Beef Queen
1970
1 11
Beef-a-Rama
1971
1 12
Cookbook
1971-1972
1 13
Cook-off
1976
1 14
Know the facts (1)
1973
1 15
Know the facts (2)
1973
1 16
Miscellaneous
1959-1962
OS
Napkins and placemats
undated
1 17
National beef cook-off
1975
2 18
National cook books
1973-1974
2 19
National CowBelles pins and bicentennial charm information
1974-1975
2 20
News releases
1960-1967
2 21
Newspaper clippings
1970-1971
2 22
Photographs of posters and costuming
undated
2 23
Washington cook book letters
1970-1971

Series 2:  Administrative and financial records, 1952-1984Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 24
Beef commission minutes
1971-1972
2 25
County directories
1961
2 26
County ledgers, A - K
1954-1960
2 27
County ledgers, L - Z
1954-1960
2 28
County reports
1974
2 29
Ledger
1958-1960
2 30
Ledger
1953-1960
2 31
Ledger
1962-1966
2 32
List of officers
1958-1967
3 33
Membership awards
1971
3 34
Membership lists
1958-1967
3 35-38
Minutes
1952-1969
3 39
Minutes
1958-1959, 1965
3 40
Minutes
1967-1970
3 41
Minutes
1971-1973
3 42
Minutes
1974-1977
3 43
Minutes
1978-1981
3 44
Miscellaneous
1977-1979
4 45
National and state histories of the CowBelles
1958
4 46
Receipts
1970-1972
4 47
Resolutions
1973
4 48
Resolutions, organizationl history
1984
4 49
State directory, annual meeting programs, photographs
1963, 1967-1976
4 50
Washington Cattlemen and CowBelles directory
1966-1967
4 51
Washington Cattlemen and CowBelles directory
1967-1968
4 52
Washington Cattlemen and CowBelles directory
1968
4 53
Washington Cattlemen and CowBelles directory
1969
4 54
Washington Cattlemen and CowBelles directory
1972
4 55
Washington Cattlemen and CowBelles directory
1974
4 56
Washington Cattlemen and CowBelles directory
1975
4 57
Washington Cattlemen and CowBelles directory
1976

Series 3:  Correspondence, 1955-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 58
Correspondence
1970
4 59
Correspondence
1971
4 60
Correspondence
1973
5 61
Correspondence
1974
5 62
Correspondence
1955-1967
5 63
Correspondence
1960-1970
5 64
Correspondence
1963-1976
5 65
Correspondence
1968-1969
5 66
Correspondence
1974-1976

Series 4:  Reports and yearbooks, 1957-1975Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 67
State and county reports
1955-1967
5 68
Yearbooks and promotional material
1957-1962
5 69
Yearbook
1959
5 70
Yearbook
1960
5 71
County reports
1967
5 72
CowBelle Reports
1968
5 73
CowBelle Reports
1969
5 74
CowBelle Reports
1970
5 75
CowBelle Reports
1971
6 76
County Reports
1974
6 77
County Reports
1975
6 78
County Reports
1975
6 79
National CowBelles reports
1964-1975

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Beef industry--Promotion--Washington (State).
  • Beef industry--Washington (State).
  • Women in the cattle industry--Washington (State).
  • Corporate Names :
  • Washington CattleWomen's Association--Archives.