Papers on the Columbia Basin Irrigation League, 1920-1942
Acquisition And Processing Information
Roy Gill donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries (date unknown).
Number of containers: 2
Linear feet of shelf space: .75
Roy Roland Gill of Spokane, WA, was Executive Chairman and Secretary of the Columbia Basin Irrigation League during the 1920s. He also served as the president of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce (1922-1923). During his years in Spokane, Gill worked as vice president and general manager of the Holley-Mason Hardware Company.
This collection of Roy Roland Gill's papers focuses on his activities as an officer of the Columbia Basin Irrigation League. The League was an advocacy and lobbying group for development of Inland Northwest water resources for irrigation and hydroelectric power production. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, publications, speeches, financial records, legislation, clippings and photographs related to the League's promotional activities. Gill's correspondence makes up most of the collection. He received letters and telegrams from a wide range of correspondents, many of them federal officials, corporate executives, and prominent regional businessmen, offering information, strategy suggestions, assessment of progress, and analysis of developments. Some noteworthy correspondents are Herbert Hoover, Hervey Lindley, Elwood Mead, Hubert Work, Mark E. Reed, Miles Poindexter, and William Borah.
The collection is arranged in a single series.
Columbia Basin Irrigation League -- Records and correspondence
Columbia Basin Project (U.S.)
Grand Coulee Dam -- History -- Sources
Pressure groups -- Washington (State)
This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply.
The suggested citation for the collection is:
Roy Gill papers, 1920-1942
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Osmer Lysander Waller papers (Cage 222)
Columbia Basin Irrigation League papers (Cage 5031)
Materials are in English.