Guide to the William Griffin Gnaedinger Papers 1892-1976
Cage 187

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Gnaedinger, William Griffin
Title
William Griffin Gnaedinger Papers
ID
Cage 187
Date [bulk]
1976
Date [inclusive]
1892-1976
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 feet of linear shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Collection includes notes, photographs, and two drafts of William Griffin Gnaedinger's book, "The Episcopal Church in Pullman: a chronicle of events in the history of St. Katherine's Mission and St. James Mission/Parish, 1892-mid 1970's." The book was published in 1976 and the majority of Gnaedinger's notes date from this same period.

Preferred Citation note

William Griffin Gnaedinger Papers

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

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Biographical/Historical note

William Griffin Gnaedinger (1910-1995) was born in Wallace, Idaho on October 15, 1910. He graduated from Wallace High School in 1928 and from the University of Idaho in 1936 with a degree in education. After marrying Miss Irene Carlson, Gnaedinger moved to Lewiston, Idaho where he taught at junior high and high schools, in addition to working as a part-time audio-visual director.

Gnaedinger received his master's degree from Washington State University in 1940 while holding the position of Director of the Audio-Visual Center. Through this position he became instrumental in the development of the use of films and other media in classroom instruction in the Pacific Northwest. Gnaedinger was also one of the founders of the Washington Department of Audio Visual Instruction (WDAVI).

In 1941, Gnaedinger joined the U.S. Navy and was a training officer during World War II and served as a commander in the Naval Reserve. Following the war, he served on the Executive Board of the National Education Association's Division of Audio Visual Instruction (DAVI), 1962-1965.

He then moved into library administration at Washington State University as an Associate Director. While at WSU, Gnaedinger was active in the St. James Episcopal Church. He retired in 1974 and was awarded the title Associate Director Emeritus of Libraries.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains notes, photographs, and drafts pertaining to William Griffin Gnaedinger's 1976 book, "The Episcopal Church in Pullman: a chronicle of events in the history of St. Katherine's Mission and St. James Mission/Parish, 1892-mid 1970's."

The photographs included in the collection portray St. Katherine/St. James Episcopal Church in Pullman, Washington, the church's choir, and images of the inside of the church during Easter and Christmas. Gnaedinger's drafts of his book include one handwritten version and one bound typescript version.

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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

William Griffin Gnaedinger donated this collection of his papers to the Washington State University Libraries in 1977.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

William Griffin Gnaedinger Papers, 1937-1974 (Cage 67).

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pullman (Wash.). Episcopal Parish of Saint James

Subject(s)

  • Religion
  • Washington (State)

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Bibliography

Sources: Guide to the William Griffin Gnaedinger Papers, 1937-1974 (Cage 67): http://ntserver1.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/finders/cg67.htm; Gnaedinger obituary in the Spokesman-Review newspaper, June 2, 1995: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/1995/jun/02/obituaries/.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Photographs 1892-1943 

1 1

Financial summaries - Parish census data 1939-1975 

1 2

Notes from Proceedings of Annual Convocations of the Missionary District/Diocese of Spokane 1894-1962 

1 3

Meeting minutes, notes, etc. - ECW, St. Anne's Guild, Women's Auxiliary circa 1950-1972 

1 4

Vestry minutes 1960-1973 

1 5

St. James Ladies Guild - minutes, etc. 1909-1973 

1 6

Miscellaneous notes - P. H., record books, registry, etc. undated 

1 7

Manuscript - "The Episcopal Church in Pullman" 1976 

1 8

The Episcopal Church in Pullman 1976 

1 9