Guide to the L.O. and Blanche Dana Papers 1834-1963
Cage 132

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
L.O. and Blanche Dana Papers
ID
Cage 132
Date [inclusive]
1834-1963
Extent
2.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
2.5 feet of linear shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Papers concerning the Dana family, specifically Luther Otis Dana and his second wife, Blanche Hess Williams Dana, during the period 1834-1963.

Preferred Citation note

Luther Otis Dana and Blanche Dana Papers, 1834-1963

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Luther Otis Dana (1859-1964) was husband to Laura Mary Chamberlain Dana until her death in 1927. Amongst their children was Homer Jackson Dana (1890-1970), engineer and professor at Washington State College.

Dana then married Blanche Hess Williams Dana (1871-1958) in Pullman, WA. While residing in Pullman, they were both very active in the teachings and affairs of the Pullman Church of the Nazarene.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of correspondence (1896-1963), pocket diaries (1896-1953), photographs, and other materials relating to the semi-retired farmer and carpenter, Luther Otis Dana, and his second wife, Blanche Hess Williams Dana, chiefly during their later years in Pullman, WA. Primary subjects of the materials are family affairs and the Danas' intense interest in the Pullman Church of the Nazarene.

Also included is a daguerreotype photograph (undated, with unidentified subjects), the 1888 wedding certificate of Luther Otis Dana and his first wife, Laura Mary Chamberlain, a photograph of Homer Jackson Dana at age three, and a bound handbook by Joseph Gray titled "Bible Study Outlines." The correspondence includes handwritten and typed letters, and greeting cards.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in four series, with series one arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Dana family correspondence and photographs, 1896-1963

Series 2: Luther Otis Dana papers, 1926-1953

Series 3: Blanche Hess Williams Dana papers, circa 1883-1952

Series 4: Miscellaneous Dana family papers, 1834-1946

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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 may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1973 and 1974 by Lucile Dana, wife of Homer Jackson Dana.

Processing Information note

Morgan Clendenning processed this collection in 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Homer Jackson Dana Papers, 1910-1968 (Cage 299).

Separated Materials note

This collection was separated from the Homer Jackson Dana papers (Cage 299).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Church of the Nazarene (Pullman, Wash.)

Subject(s)

  • Older people -- Religious life
  • Older people -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Correspondence
  • Religion
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Dana family correspondence and photographs, 1896-1963 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1896-1939 

1 1

Correspondence 1940-1946 

1 2

Correspondence 1947-1949 

1 3

Correspondence 1950-1951 

1 4

Correspondence 1952-1954 

1 5

Correspondence 1955-1956 

1 6

Correspondence 1956-1957, 1963 

1 7

Photographs undated 

1 8

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Series 2: Luther Otis Dana papers, 1926-1953 

Box Folder

Pocket diary 1934-1937 

2 9

Pocket diaries (2) 1933-1934, 1944-1945 

2 10

Pocket diary 1948-1953 

2 11

Wills of Laura Mary Chamberlain Dana and Luther Otis Dana 1927, 1938 

2 12

Day book 1926-1937 

2 13

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Series 3: Blanche Hess Williams Dana papers, circa 1883-1952 

Box Folder

Address books (2 items) 1932, 1937 

2 14

Autograph book circa 1883-1884 

2 15

Account books (2 items) 1923-1930, 1929 

2 16

Pocket diary circa 1930-1952 

2 17

Diary, notes, and expenses 1896-1897, undated 

2 18

Diary entries undated 

2 19

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Series 4: Miscellaneous Dana family papers, 1834-1946 

Box Folder

Autograph book of Elmer Williams 1882-1887 

2 20

Photographs circa 1930-1940s 

2 21

Photograph undated 

2 22

Daguerreotype photograph undated 

2 23

Photographs circa 1890s-1940s and undated 

2 24-25

"Bridal Greetings" handbook of Elmer Williams and Blanche B. Hess (signed 1898) 1894 

2 26

Deeds, mortgage, and grants 1910-1942 

2 27

American and Foreign Bible Society certificate for Alfred Dana 1834 

2 28

Miscellaneous papers circa 1917-1946 

2 29

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