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Master Brewers Association of the Americas District Northwest Records, 1935-2016

By Tiah Edmunson-Morton

Collection Overview

Title: Master Brewers Association of the Americas District Northwest Records, 1935-2016

Predominant Dates: 1984-2006

ID: MSS MBAANW

Primary Creator: Master Brewers Association of the Americas. District Northwest.

Extent: 0.4 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The MBAA Northwest District records are arranged into four series: 1. Publications, 1987-2012; 2. Convention and symposium publications and presentation materials, 1984-2008; 3. Photographs, 1935-2008; and 4. Governance documents, 2012-2016.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2017

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Northwest District of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas was established in 1935, with events to provide continuing education, technical information, and social opportunities.

This collection contains publications, event materials, photographs, and governance records for the Northwest District.

Scope and Content Notes

The Master Brewers Association of the Americas Northwest District collection contains publications, event materials, photographs, and governance records for the Northwest District.

Included are articles and notes collected and annotated by MBAA members (Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, American Society of Brewing Chemists Newsletter, Journal of the Institute of Brewing) that reflect the interest and their work. Included in this series are white papers written by brewing consultant David Kapral. There are also publications and presentation materials for various international and local professional conferences; of special note are the meeting materials for the 2008 spring meeting in Hood River, Oregon. There is a photograph album with article clippings and pictures from MBAA events and conventions in 1935 and in the mid 1950s, as well as digital pictures taken at the 2008 spring meeting in Hood River. Finally, there are governance documents from 2012-2013 and 2016.

This collection contains physical and electronic materials. Born-digital materials are available in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center reading room.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Northwest District of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) was established in 1935, with events to provide continuing education, technical information, and social opportunities. The chapter currently has two meetings in the fall and the spring, with field trips, conference presentations, and educational workshops.

The Master Brewers Association of the Americas was founded in 1887 as a professional support and educational organization with a mission to promote, advance, and improve the interest and skills of brewers and brewhouse staff. The non-profit organization has members throughout the world, with 25 different districts to support members at a regional level.



Author: Tiah Edmunson-Morton

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 50 photographs; 2 boxes, including 1 oversize; 16 Mbytes (49 files)

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: These materials were donated to the Special Collections and Archives Research Center by Ralph Olson and David Kapral in 2017.

Related Materials:

The Master Brewers of Association of the Americas, Northwest District Records are complemented by several other collections. The collection of Hop Specialist Godfrey R. Hoerner has photographs from the 1937, 1939, and 1940 national MBAA meetings. Also of note are the monthly Oregon State College Extension Service Hop Press Newsletters (1948-1955), written by Hoerner; they contain information about the MBAA activities, publications, and news. The Olympia Brewing Company Library Collection has issues of the MBAA Quarterly publication for the years 1964 through 2007 (though latter years have missing issues).

The Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives Oral History Collection (OH 35) includes interviews from industry professionals, journalists and community members. There are several interviews with people related to the MBAA, incuding Dr. Thomas Shellhammer and Karl Ockert.

The national organizational records for the Master Brewers of Association of the Americas (MS 675) are housed at the Iowa State University Special Collections and University Archives. Washington State University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections department has issues of the "Brewer & Dispenser (HD9397.U5 B69)," the MBAA NW chapter newletter that was produced from 1933 to 1956.

Additional materials related Oregon State University research and manuscript collections are detailed on the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives library research guide. More information pertaining to the history of hop growing and brewing in Oregon can be found on the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives website.

Preferred Citation: Master Brewers of Association of the Americas, Northwest District Records (MSS MBAANW), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Master Brewers Association of the Americas. District Northwest.

People, Places, and Topics

Brewing--Periodicals.
Brewing.
Brewing industry--Oregon.
Hops--Oregon.
Hops and Brewing
Master Brewers Association of the Americas
Professional education.

Forms of Material

Born digital.
Digital photographs.
Photograph albums.
Photographic prints.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Publications, 1987-2012
This series contains articles and notes that were collected and annotated by MBAA Northwest members who were employed at Hopunion USA. They are from prominent industry periodicals. Also included are "Practical Brewing" white papers written by David Kapral.
Box-Folder 1.01: Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, 1992, 1995
Box-Folder 1.02: American Society of Brewing Chemists Newsletter and conference session notes., 1990
Notes were taken by Gregory Lewis from Hopunion USA and pertain to sessions at the 1990 ASBC concerence.
Box-Folder 1.03: Journal of the Institute of Brewing, 1987-1990
Various issues from 1987-1990 with articles and monograph abstracts marked.
Box-Folder 1.04: Journal of the Institute of Brewing, 1992
Various issues from 1992 with articles and monograph abstracts marked.
Box-Folder 1.05: Journal of the Institute of Brewing article index, 1991
Index of abstracts of papers published in other journals.
Digital Folder 1: David Kapral white papers, 2012
Pro-Engineering Craft Brew Tech Notes papers written by David Kapral.
Series 2: Convention and symposium publications and presentation materials, 1984-2008
This series contains publications or presentation materials for various conventions and symposiums, including meeting materials for the 2008 District NW spring meeting held in Hood River, Oregon. This series has both print and electronic materials.
Box-Folder 1.06: International Hop Growers Convention Proceedings of the Technical Commission, 1984-1998
Volumes from 1984 convention held in Germany, 1985 convention held in Czechoslovakia, 1987 convention held in Poland, and 1988 convention held in Australia.
Box-Folder 1.07: European Brewery Convention Symposium monographs on hops, 1987-1994
Volumes from 1987 on hops and held in Germany, 1989 on plant biotechnology and held in Finland, and 1994 on hops and held in The Netherlands.
Digital Folder 2: District Northwest spring meeting materials, 2008
Hood River meeting registration, agenda, and activities. David Kapral PowerPoint presentation "Practical Brewhouse Operations and Management."
Series 3: Photographs, 1935-2008
Photograph album with clippings and pictures from events and conventions. Also found in this series are 9 digital pictures taken at the 2008 District NW spring meeting in Hood River.
Box-Item 2.01: Photograph album, 1935-circa 1950
Photograph album with clippings and pictures of families, groups, and individuals at national and local events and conventions; included is a picture of the NW Charter Certificate.
Digital Folder 3: District Northwest spring meeting photographs, 2008
David Kapral (speaking) and groups shots that include Brett Porter, Bill Pengelly, and Jeff Edgerton.
Series 4: Governance documents, 2012-2016
These documents contain information about the governance of the MBAA regional districts, including the process for establishing new districts, as well as the Northwest District Charter Agreement, By Laws, 2012 Articles of Incorporation, and meeting minutes. All of these files are electronic.

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