Lewiston Hereford Association collection, 1934-1988

Overview of the Collection

Anderson, Anne
Lewiston Hereford Association collection
1934-1988 (inclusive)
0.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG 516
Lewiston Hereford Association history, photographs, newspaper clippings, photocopies, and member information.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 1934 Bill Florence, Joe Thometz, Hreman Nordby, Ben and Ted Gehring, Ralph Baldwin, and Oreley Hannas were the founders of the Tri-State Agriculture and Livestock Association which would later become the Lewiston Hereford Association. Ben and Ted Gehring were among the early consignors in the first Lewiston Hereford Sale. Their bull, Perfect Alan, won Champion at the Grange Livestock Pavilion in East Lewiston.

In the early years of the Lewiston show, the average price for bulls was $100 and top steers were sold at four cents per pound. On March 22, 1945, Joe Thometz and other breeders formed the Lewiston Hereford Association for the purpose of selling Hereford stock at the Lewiston sale. The first officers of this association were Bill Platt (President), Ted Gehring (Vice President), and Ralph Nichols (Secretary/Treasurer). In 1984, the Lewiston Hereford Association observed their 50th Anniversary during the annual Lewiston Hereford Week.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Description of Item], Lewiston Hereford Association collection, MG 516, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.

Restrictions on Use

Newspaper articles are under copyright.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Series and folders arranged in alphabetical order.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Anne Anderson.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I: PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Lewiston Hereford Association sale program
Box Folder
1 2
33rd Annual Show and Sale
February 20-23, 1967
1 3
50th Anniversary program
February 20-22, 1984
1 4
Show and Sale program
February 16-19, 1986
Box Folder
1 5
Lewiston Hereford Week History
A history compiled and written by Anne Anderson.
1 6
1 7
Newspaper Clippings
Includes photocopies of newspaper articles.

Series II: PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 8
1 9
1 10-13
Includes black and white prints, as well as colored with descriptions on a few of them.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Hereford cattle
  • Livestock

Corporate Names

  • Lewiston Hereford Association

Geographical Names

  • Lewiston (Idaho)

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Anderson, Anne (fmo)