Guide to the Pacific County (Wash.) War History Committee Papers 1917-1919
Cage 282

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Pacific County (Wash.) War History Committee
Title
Pacific County (Wash.) War History Committee Papers
ID
Cage 282
Date [inclusive]
1917-1919
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Material collected by the committee to write of homefront war work. Clippings, correspondence, photographs of soldiers, draft records, also army labor camp newspaper "Spruce Cants."

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Pacific County (Wash.) War History Committee Papers, 1917-1919

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

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Biographical/Historical note

In October 1917, the State Council of Defense stated in a letter that the County Councils of Defense should name a War History Committee in each county. These committees were asked to collect every record from the time of America's declaration of war, in April 1917, until the end of the war. The Pacific County War History Committee was made up of three members: Mrs. Miles (Blanche) Leach and Mrs. W. B. (Katherine) Murdock, both of South Bend; and Frank G. Crawford of Menlo. Edmond S. Meany, a Professor of History at the University of Washington, was the head of this historical work in the State of Washington.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of materials collected under the general direction of the Pacific Coast Council of Defense for a "home front" history of World War I. Materials include correspondence explaining the project; printed materials on welfare work for the war (YMCA, Knights of Columbus, etc.); printed materials from the League to Enforce Peace; materials about bond drives; clippings from newspapers (concerning volunteer war work); a list of draftees and voluntary enlistments from Pacific County; a draft board questionnaire; photographs of various persons in military service from the area; and a copy of "Spruce Cants," the camp newspaper of an Army Work Battalion in spruce forests of Western Washington.

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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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pacific County (Wash.) -- History

Subject(s)

  • Military
  • Spruce Cants
  • Washington (State)
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Washington (State) -- Pacific County -- History -- Sources

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