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Finding aid to the California Wool Growers Association photograph collection, 1909-1984, PC 014
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Processing Information
  • System of Arrangement
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Contents
  • Indexing Term

  • Title: California Wool Growers Association photograph collection
    Date (bulk): 1950-1970
    Date (inclusive): 1909-1984
    Collection Identifier: PC 014
    Creator: California Wool Growers Association.
    Extent: 34 boxes, 1 oversize box (18 linear ft.)
    Repository: California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94105
    415-357-1848
    reference@calhist.org
    URL:http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
    Location of Materials: Collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: Comprises photographs, negatives, slides, contact sheets, banquet camera photographs, transparencies, ephemera, correspondence, promotional materials, press releases, and newsletters collected by the California Wool Growers Association for use in publication or possible publication in the association's journal California Livestock News. Photographs depict the promotion of the wool and sheep industries and the marketing of lamb meat and wool. Also includes images of various cattle and sheep breeds, sheep ranchers, California Wool Growers Association members, agricultural professionals, and livestock shows and sales.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], California Wool Growers Association photograph collection, PC 014, California Historical Society.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was given to the California Historical Society by the California Wool Growers Association in 1988.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Jaime Henderson in 2012.

    System of Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder, with most folders retaining their original folder heading.

    Organizational History

    The California Wool Growers Association was organized on September 18, 1860, when fifty sheep ranchers gathered in the pavilion of the State Agricultural Society in Sacramento to address the concerns of West Coast sheep producers. The ranchers’ objectives were access to markets on the East Coast, to resist efforts to establish a monopoly in the wool market, and to foster better sheep breeding and wool quality. At the conclusion of the meeting eighteen ranchers became members of what was originally known as the California Sheep Raisers and Wool Growers Association.
    The inaugural California Wool Growers Association (CWGA) officers included General Alfred Redington of Sacramento (president), Senator Thomas Flint of Monterey (vice president), and James E. Perkins of San Francisco (secretary). Early records of the CWGA from 1860 to 1906 are presumed to have been destroyed in the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. The CWGA offices were based in various locations in San Francisco until 1946 when construction of their headquarters at 151 Mission Street commenced. The CWGA moved their headquarters to Sacramento in 1966.

    Scope and Contents

    Comprises photographs, negatives, slides, contact sheets, banquet camera photographs, transparencies, ephemera, correspondence, promotional materials, press releases, and newsletters collected by the California Wool Growers Association for use in publication or possible publication in the association's journal California Livestock News. The collection includes images from the early 1900s to the mid-1980s, although the bulk of the photographs are from the 1950s through 1970s. Photographs depict the promotion of the wool and sheep industries and the marketing of lamb meat and wool. Also includes images of various cattle and sheep breeds, sheep ranchers, California Wool Growers Association members, agricultural professionals, and livestock shows and sales.
    The photographs and other materials were collected to accompany articles in California Livestock News which kept CWGA members informed of the various issues, events, and happenings in the sheep and wool industries. The photographs are a mix of professional photography and photographs taken by CWGA members and associates. The collection covers many issues affecting the sheep industry including livestock disease, predator damage and control, and brush management.
    The photograph collection demonstrates CWGA’s outreach and connection with their members and auxiliary associations such as the American Lamb Council, the 4-H Club, and Future Farmers of America. It also captures important agricultural events such as the California Ram Sale (1951-1985) and the Grand National Livestock Exposition (1928-1984) and illustrates the CWGA’s creative promotional events such as Miss Wool California, Miss Wool America, and Make It Yourself with Wool contests.

    Indexing Term

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog:
    Sheep industry--United States.
    Wool industry.
    Wool.
    Wool--Marketing.
    Lamb (Meat)--United States--Marketing.
    Livestock exhibitions.
    Sheep.
    Sheep ranchers.
    Cattle.
    Banquet camera photographs.
    Contact sheets.
    Correspondence.
    Ephemera.
    Negatives (photographic).
    Newsletters.
    Photographs.
    Press releases.
    Promotional materials.
    Slides.
    Transparencies.