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.
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.
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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