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Manuscripts by Subject - Groups / Organizations - #10740

Title: Dairy Women of North Dakota

Dates: 1982-1997

Collection Number: MSS 10740

Quantity: 1.25 feet

Abstract: Includes organizational records and scrapbooks. Records consist of bylaws and minutes, membership information, correspondence, annual promotion reports, “REAL” Dairy News and other newsletters, letterhead and an envelope, a membership brochure, and information about publicity chair duties. Scrapbooks contain organization reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and material promoting the dairy industry.

Provenance: The papers were donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Gary G. Hoffman on December 10, 1997. Additional records were donated by Hoffman in January 2014.

Property rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to the collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.
Related Collections: MSS 11178 North Dakota Dairy Coalition Records


Organized in February 1982, the Dairy Women of North Dakota aimed to promote the dairy industry through better producer-processor-consumer relations, increased product consumption, and encouraging members to remain informed and active on legislative issues concerning the dairy industry. Dairy women gathered and operated as local units, or by themselves. Due to the distance between members, the individual approach to promotion gained strength. Projects included keeping the “REAL” Seal in the public eyes, pushing milk vs. carbonated beverages, and emphasizing the body’s need for calcium. 


Box 1:
1 Bylaws and minutes, ca. 1982-1995
2 Membership and officers information, 1990-1995
3 Correspondence, 1997
4 Annual promotion reports, 1986-1997
5 “REAL” Dairy News and other newsletters, 1982-1992
6 Miscellaneous (letterhead, envelope, correspondence, individual promotion plan, membership brochure, ca. 1982-1997

Volume 1: February 1982-September 1985
Volume 2: October 1985-September 1988
Volume 3: October 1988-September 1992
Volume 4: October 1992-October 1996  

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