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Washington Wool Growers Association Records, 1950-1970

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Washington Wool Growers Association
Title
Washington Wool Growers Association Records
Dates
1950-1970 (inclusive)
Quantity
5 containers., (4.5 linear feet of shelf space.), (5375 items.)
Collection Number
Cage 439
Summary
Correspondence, financial records, constitution and by-laws, convention and promotional material, newsletters, minutes, committee files and other records of an organization of sheep producers and wool growers.
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

The Washington Wool Growers Association is an organization of sheep producers and wool growers in the state of Washington. The state association is a branch of the National Wool Growers Association.

The membership of the Washington Wool Growers Association consists of persons who are both directly involved in the production of sheep and wool and those who are within the sheep industry or have an interest in it. The goals of the Association are to promote the welfare of the sheep industry in the state of Washington and to promote consumer usage of wool and lamb. They accomplish this by working on and/or lobbying for Congressional bills concerning foreign imports of sheep products, livestock taxes, public lands usage and predator control. Wool and lamb consumption are boosted through yearly barbeques which make people more aware of lamb and its many uses and through annual state and national Miss Wool contests. Miss Wool is a public relations representative for the industry.

Yearly conventions of the State and National Associations are both a means of improving ranching practices and setting future goals. Among the scheduled events at these conventions are programs and lectures on range management and sheep diseases and their treatment. The wool growers also meet to decide on their platforms and programs for the coming year and how they will react to proposed Congressional legislation which would affect their industry.

The annual Ram Sale is also an important event for the Wool Growers. The first Washington Ram Sale was held in 1950. Since that time it has grown in importance. This auction provides the ranchers with the opportunity to restock and improve their herds through the prime rams and ewes which are available at the sale. It is also a means of supporting the Washington Wool Growers Association.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, financial records, constitution and by-laws, convention and promotional material, newsletters, minutes, committee files and other records of an organization of sheep producers and wool growers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 439, Washington Wool Growers Association Records . 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.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1953-1969 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
American Sheep Producers Council
4
1969
1 2
Breed Association
25
1955
1 3
Coffin, Stanley H. (Coffin Sheep Company)
5
1953
1 4-5
Consignors to Ram Sales
88
1956-1957
1 6
Galgan, Walt
41
1966-1967
1 7
Ganguet, Morris
4
1966-1967
1 8-20
General
394
1955-1969
1 21
Holwinger, Don
4
1967
1 22-23
Kern, Phil
27
1954; 1964-1967
1 24
King, Corwin
2
1955
1 25-26
National Wool Growers Association
82
1964-1967
1 27-28
National Wool Growers Association- Marsh, Ed
104
1968-1969
1 29-31
National Wool Growers Publication- Mike, Gladys
64
1966-1969
1 32-33
Ram Sale
82
1958; 1963-1967
1 34
Washington State University
11
1965-1966
1 35-40
Western Range Association
377
1958-1969

Series 2: Financial, 1955-1970Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 41-45
Account Sales
305
1955-1961
2 46-49
Account Sales
170
1964-1968
2 50
Audits
14
1957-1969
2 51-52
Bank Statements and Bills Paid
60
1967
2 53-54
Bills
45
1955-1956; 1968
2 55
Bills Paid, Ram Sale Account
20
1969
2 56
Check Registers
2
1956-1967
2 57
Receipt Book
1
1968-1970
2 58
Receipts and Bank Statements
25
1967-1968
2 59
Receipts for Expenses During Washington Wool Growers State Convention
25
1969
2 60
Registration Papers by Lots
2
1960
2 61-69
Sale Invoice-Receipts
350
1955-1967

Series 3: General File, 1950-1969Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 70
American Sheep Producers Council Promotion News
6
1966-1967
2 71
American Sheep Producers Council Wool and Lamb Promotion
10
1964-1967
2 72
Articles and By-Laws of the American Sheep Industry Foundation
2
1966
2 73
Auxiliary
1
1966
2 74
Bankers Life and Casualty Company
75
1967-1968
2 75-76
Bulletins
24
1952-1959
2 77
California Wool Growers Association
3
1966-1968
2 78-80
Cattlemens Association, Washington
23
1967-1969
2 81
Cattlemens Public Relations Hints
19
1965
2 82-84
Certified Livestock Markets Association
11
1967-1969
2 85
Columbia Basin Wool Growers Association Minutes
2
1964-1965
2 86
Columbia Basin Wool Growers Association Newsletters
66
1961-1966
2 87
Columbia Plateau Resources Council
18
1966-1967
2 88
Committee Lists
2
1955; 1966
2 89
Constitution and By-Laws
5
undated
2 90-95
Conventions
147
1951-1967
2 96
Disease Committee
26
1962-1966
3 97
Dues
2
1966
3 98
General File
9
1964-1965
3 99
Group Insurance Plans
5
undated
3 100
Inter-American Confederation of Livestock Producers
2
1965-1967
3 101
Labor and Transportation
60
1962-1966
3 102
Lamb Marketing
15
1955-1965
3 103
Lamb Movement Survey
35
1967
3 104
Lamb Promotion
86
1952-1966
3 105
Lamb Show Sponsored by Washington State University
2
1967
3 106
Lambing Percentage Contest
16
1964-1965
3 107
Legislative
6
undated
3 108-109
Mailing Lists by Counties
52
1963-1964; 1968
3 110
Membership and Mailing Lists
6
1958; 1967
3 111
Membership
20
1950-1962
3 112
Membership Committee
15
1965-1966
3 113
Minutes of Meetings
95
1954-1969
3 114
Montana Wool Growers Association
1
1968
3 115
Montana Wool Growers Magazine
12
1967-1968
3 116-117
Nation Wide Committee, Import/Export Policy
29
1967-1969
3 118-121
National Livestock Tax Committee
56
1964-1969
National Wool Growers Association:
Box Folder
3 122
Bulletin
35
1964-1966
3 123-125
Conventions
74
1959-1967
3 126-127
Executive Committee Meetings
17
1962; 1968
3 128
Executive Committee Meeting
10
Summer 1967
3 129
General File
18
1967-1968
3 130-132
News
33
1966-1969
3 133-135
Platforms and Programs
16
1950-1968
Box Folder
3 136
New Mexico Wool Growers Association
2
1968
3 137
Newsletters
65
1950-1966
3 138
Northern Pacific Railroad
3
1966
3 139
Predator and Rodent Control
82
1963-1966
3 140
Public Lands Council
20
1968-1969
4 141
Public Relations
3
1966
4 142
Purebred committee
1
1965
4 143-144
Range Management
87
1963-1966
4 145
Research
10
1962-1966
4 146-147
Resolutions
35
1950-1967
4 148
Sheep Census
5
1954-1968
4 149
Sheep Commission
12
1964-1965
4 150
Sheep Day
3
1966
4 151
Sheep Hook Newsletters
54
1962-1966
4 152
State Taxes
14
1958-1966
4 153
Tax Number
1
1963
4 154-155
U. S. Department of Agriculture
22
1968-1969
4 156
U. S. Bureau of Land Management
2
1967
4 157
U. S. Forest Service
4
1967-1968
4 158
U. S. Department of Labor
10
1967
4 159
U. S. Department of Public Lands
18
1968
4 160
Washington Game Commission
4
1967-1968
4 161-162
Washington State Department of Agriculture
19
1964-1967
4 163
Washington State Department of Agriculture Marketing Information
28
1968
4 164
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
2
1966-1967
4 165
Western States Veterinary Conference
4
1966-1967
4 166
Wool Bill Work
11
1964-1966
4 167
Wool Committee
42
1964-1966
4 168
Miss Wool Contest
6
1964
4 169
Wool Legislation
10
1967
4 170
Wool Referendum
19
1966

Series 4: Ram Sales, 1951-1969Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 171
National Ram Sale
2
1955
4 172
Advertising (Receipts and Clippings)
80
1955-1961
4 173-175
Average Price
29
1955-1965
4 176-180
Catalog Material
64
1951-1957
4 181-183
Committee
23
1955-1957
4 184
Deposit Slips
10
1955-1956
4 185
Insurance Policies
7
1956-1961
4 186-207
Sale Entries
693
1951-1964
5 208-219
Sale Entries
309
1965-1969
5 220
Sales (other)
3
1957
5 221
Sale Photographs
40
undated
5 222
Sale Programs
13
1953-1968
5 223
Testing Station
2
1965