Guide to the Ted Van Arsdol Papers 1938-1972
Cage 117

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Van Arsdol, Ted
Title
Ted Van Arsdol Papers
ID
Cage 117
Date [inclusive]
1938-1972
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 feet of linear shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection includes correspondence, articles, clippings, research notes, drafts, photographs, and other papers related to published essays by Ted Van Arsdol: "Tri-Cities area"; "Columbia River and aspects of the history of the Pacific Northwest"; "Dateline-Hanford"; "Richland diversification"; "Hanfordthe big secret"; and "Big house on the Columbia."

Preferred Citation note

Ted Van Arsdol Papers, 1938-1972

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA

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Biographical/Historical note

Ted Van Arsdol was a journalist in the State of Washington. He was the author and editor of several books on Northwest history and later retired from the Columbian newspaper to live in Vancouver, Washington. He was the grandson of civil engineer Cassius Cash Van Arsdol.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection includes correspondence, articles, clippings, research notes, drafts, photographs, and other papers related to published essays by Ted Van Arsdol: "Tri-Cities area"; "Columbia River and aspects of the history of the Pacific Northwest"; "Dateline-Hanford"; "Richland diversification"; "Hanfordthe big secret"; and "Big house on the Columbia."

Amongst Ted Van Arsdol's notes are biographies of Kaiser Engineers, photographs of McNary Dam in the State of Washington, and negatives. Includes newspaper clippings of articles by Van Arsdol.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in a single series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries between 1960 and 1966 by Ted Van Arsdol.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Ted Van Arsdol Papers (unprocessed accessions: MS.2005.21, MS.2005.24, MS.2009.13). Preliminary guide available: http://ntserver1.wsulibs.wsu.edu/MASC/finders/MSSM.021.html. C. C. (Cassius Cash) Van Arsdol Papers, 1887-1961 (Cage 103).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Hanford Washington Nuclear Reservation

Geographic Name(s)

  • Clarkston (Wash.) -- History
  • Page (Wash.) -- History
  • Pasco (Wash.) -- History
  • Richland (Wash.) -- History
  • Richland (Wash.) -- Industries

Subject(s)

  • Columbia River -- Description and travel
  • Journalism
  • Washington (State)

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Bibliography

Ted Van Arsdol

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Publications circa 1957-1964 

1 1

Drafts and notes circa 1938-1972 

1 2

Correspondence with the WSU Libraries about donation of Van Arsdol papers 1957-1966 

1 3

Frank McCann interview 1953 

1 4

"Hanford…the Big Secret" and Van Arsdol statement 1958, 1962 

1 5