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Washington Wool Growers Association Women's Auxiliary Records, 1923-2004
- Washington Wool Growers Association. Women's Auxilary
- Washington Wool Growers Association Women's Auxiliary Records
- 1923-2004 (inclusive)19232004
- 2 linear feet of shelf space, (4 boxes)
- Collection Number
- Cage 844 (collection)
- Records of the Women's Auxiliary of the Washington Wool Growers Association. Includes minutes, correspondence, constitutions and by-laws, membership lists, financial reports, conference programs, photographs, newspaper clippings and other printed material.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Women's Auxiliary of the Washington Wool Growers Association was founded in 1923 to bring together wives of members of the association, and over time the membership was broadened to include women interested in the industries and activities represented in the association. Promoting sheep products with a variety of activities and events, the group sponsors "Make It Yourself with Wool," an annual sewing contest, and raises funds for its activities with a Lamburger booth at the Central Washington Fair. They support agricultural education and training for youth, including 4-H and Future Farmers of America members involved in projects related to sheep and wool.
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.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection consists of records of the Women's Auxiliary of the Washington Wool Growers Association. It includes minutes, correspondence, constitutions and by-laws, membership lists, financial reports, conference programs, photographs, newspaper clippings and other printed material. Most of the folders include a cover sheet summarizing the contents, which vary from year to year, and some have notes about the year's officers and important activities. Some of the folders have fairly extensive documentation of the group's activities for the year, while others contain just an item or two.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Copyright restrictions apply.
Washington Wool Growers Association Women's Auxiliary Records, 1923-2004 (Cage 844)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
This collection is arranged in a single series, in chronological order with just a few exceptions.
Helen Appel donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries on behalf of the Washington Wool Growers Association Women's Auxiliary in 2016 (MS.2016.19).
Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2016.
Washington Wool Growers Association Records, 1950-1970 (Cage 439)
Washington Wool Growers Association Records, 1969-1979 (Cage 523)
Preliminary Guide to the Washington Wool Growers Association Records, 1987-2008 (MS 2016.20)
Columbia Basin Wool Growers Association Records, 1955-1976 (Cage 359)
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||8-10||Minute book, 1931-1932|
|1||21-23||Conventions and committees, and chapter reports, 1942-1947|
|2||14||Check register, 1958-1965|
|4||10||Undated (circa 1960-1973)|
|4||12||Miscellaneous (photographs, clippings, pamphlets, conference badges), circa 1929-1990s|
|4||13||Beulah Hill notebook, 1929-1949. Includes information about the formation of the national women's auxiliary organization.|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Agriculture -- Washington (State) -- Societies, etc. -- Records and correspondence
- Sheep -- Washington (State)
- Women in agriculture
- Wool industry -- Washington (State)
- Washington Wool Growers Association -- Records and correspondence
- Washington Wool Growers Association. Women's Auxiliary -- Records and correspondence