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About this collection

Organizational Information:

The Yakima Valley Traffic and Credit Association Committee on National Apple Week for the year 1927 was formed to plan and organize official activities to promote public awareness and sales of apples grown in the Yakima Valley (WA).

 

The Collection:

This collection consists of a scrapbook (one volume) with extensive documentation of the 1927 National Apple Week activities of the Yakima Valley Traffic and Credit Association Committee on National Apple Week. 1927 was an especially important year for this committee because they created the world's largest apple pie (ten feet in diameter, weighing over 2000 pounds). The pie was baked and served on October 15, 1927, and it gained national and international attention. The scrapbook includes a publicity record, with many newspaper clippings, telegrams, and other correspondence, along with a substantial and detailed narrative text. The volume includes a table of contents and a table of illustrations and exhibits.

 

 

 

 

Searching the Database:

Entering search terms in the box located at the top of the page will search across all of the database fields. Search results are displayed as a series of thumbnail images that may be browsed, both forward and backward. To view the larger image and its corresponding description, double click on the thumbnail. Any highlighted text in the description below each full-size image is searchable; just click. Options to return to the 1927 Apple Week Scrapbook front page and the MASC front page are provided along the top banner, as is a choice to return to your search results.


Creating the Database:

Cheryl Gunselman, Manuscripts Librarian, oversaw the project. Greg Matthews, Metadata Librarian, created the metadata plan. Courtney Buehn scanned the original document as 600 dpi TIFF files on an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner; 72 dpi JPEG2000 files were then added to the CONTENTdm database along with additional descriptive information. Doug Lambeth, Digital Projects Coordinator, created the digital collection.

 
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