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Washington State Grape Society Records, 1972-1981

Overview of the Collection

Washington State Grape Society
Washington State Grape Society Records
1972-1981 (inclusive)
1 container., (1 linear feet of shelf space.), (1775 items.)
Collection Number
Cage 464
Correspondence, financial and other records of an organization associated with the grape industry in Washington State.
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

In November 1971, twenty to thirty persons involved in the grape industry met in Prosser to form an organization that would foster the interests of Washington grape producers. This group selected a constitutional committee and a nominations committee. The constitutional committee drafted a document and bylaws patterned after the Washington State Horticulture Association constitution. In December 1971, the group adopted the proposed constitution and elected a slate of officers. Warren Tomlinson was elected the Society's first president. The stated purpose of the organization is "the overall advancement of the grape industry in the State of Washington." During its first year, the Society's membership rose to about 500, which included persons from all aspects of the grape industry. The Society's major projects are the annual "grape school" (used to inform and educate interested persons of the advances in the industry), the "Proceedings" (an annual publication), and funding research on topics of interest to the grape industry.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records of the Washington State Grape Society, 1972-1981, consist of the organization's business records, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. The correspondence file of the Society comprises more than half of the records and includes orders for the annual publication, business accounts (receipts and invoices), and letters to and from other grape societies. The financial records include banking materials, invoices, and billings and covers the years 1972-1981, although they bulk largest from 1977 to 1980.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 464, Washington State Grape Society 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.

Container(s) Description Dates
1-6 Correspondence
1000 items.
7 Membership
25 items.
8 Newspaper Clippings
200 items.
9-10 Receipts and Cancelled Checks
500 items.
11 Tax Records and Information
50 items.