Guide to the Alice Carey Traver Libby Kennedy Papers 1903-1959
Cage 32

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Kennedy, Alice Carey Traver Libby
Title
Alice Carey Traver Libby Kennedy Papers
ID
Cage 32
Date [inclusive]
1903-1959
Extent
2000.0 items.
General Physical Description note
3 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Collection contains a large newsclipping file covering a wide range of subjects related to Pacific Northwest history and development, 3 scrapbooks covering her employment at Western Union and the Women's Free Employment Bureau, nagatives & photoprints and nearly 300 postcards.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 32, Alice Carey Traver Libby Kennedy Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Miss Alice Traver, born in 1876 in Olympia, Washington of pioneer parents, Miles E. (d. 1902) and Stella W. Traver (d. 1914), was educated in Spokane and at the Cheney Normal School. Between 1908 and 1912 she was employed by the Western Union office in Spokane and following that she worked for the city as a labor agent in what became the Women's Free Employment Bureau until 1919. In 1917 she became the second wife of Dr. Isaac Chase Libby (1852-1923) a pioneer Spokane educator. Dr. Libby died in 1923 and following his death Mrs. Libby became a housemother at the Montana School for the Deaf and Dumb. She later married James C. Kennedy and died in Spokane in 1959.

Acutely conscious of her pioneer heritage, Mrs. Kennedy began the compilation of scrapbooks and clipping files which document much of the history of the Inland Empire through the Spokane newspapers. These clippings comprise the largest bulk of this collection. In addition there is a small file of personal and family correspondence, clippings, postcards, brochures, periodicals and other papers.

Mrs. Kennedy's sister, Miss Edith G. Traver (born 1881), a Baptist missionary in China for thirty years preceding World War II, also retained some material from her personal experiences in China. In addition, she later donated the diaries of her father, Miles E. Traver, to the library in another accession.

Throughout her life Mrs. Kennedy contributed many pamphlets, books and other material on the history of the Pacific Northwest to the Washington State University Library and to the Eastern Washington State Historical Society.

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Arrangement note

The collection is organized in five series. Arrangement is primarily alphabetical within each series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1972

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 for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The papers of Alice Carey Traver Libby Kennedy were a bequest to the Washington State University Library from the estate of Alice Kennedy in 1959. Mrs. Kennedy's sister, Edith G. Traver, assisted in arranging for the transfer of the papers and added some of her own material.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Fukien Christian University--History -- Archives
  • Western Union Telegraph Company (Spokane, Wash.) -- History--Scrapbooks
  • Women's Free Employment Bureau (Spokane, Wash.) -- History--Scrapbooks

Geographic Name(s)

  • Northwest, Pacific--History--Photographs
  • Spokane (Wash.)--History--Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Kennedy, Alice Carey Traver Libby --Archives
  • Traver, Edith

Subject(s)

  • Baptists -- Missions--20th century--Archives
  • Scrapbooks
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Clippings File 

Subseries 1.1: Biographies and Reminiscences 

Box

Akins, John E. 

1

Anderson family 

1

Baer, Harry F. 

1

Bailey, R.G. 

1

Baldwin, Charles and Augusta Sears 

1

Banks, Frank A. 

1

Barry, J. Neilson 

1

Beardsley, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. 

1

Bemis, Polly 

1

Bennett, Mrs. Elizabeth G. 

1

Berray, L. Casper 

1

Berry, Charles E. 

1

Bishop, W.H. 

1

Blalock, Mr. and Mrs. John Bruce 

1

Blanchet, Archbishop 

1

Blefgen, Mrs. E. 

1

Bonn, Marjorie Faulkner 

1

Bookman, Mrs. Augusta 

1

Borland, Sam Houston 

1

Bowman, Gus 

1

Brown, C.L. 

1

Brown, William C. 

1

Buchholz, Paul L. 

1

Burch, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. 

1

Burrell, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. 

1

Butler, Mr. and Mrs. John B. 

1

Carlin, William E. 

1

Chambers, Jack 

1

Christian, A.L. 

1

Collin family 

1

Comstock, Mrs. Elizabeth Annis 

1

Condit, Samuel Wilbur (Wild Goose Bill) 

1

Conover, Hollis 

1

Conrad, Dan 

1

Conyard, W.F. 

1

Cooper, Mabel 

1

Cowan, Mrs. G.F. 

1

Cowley, Arthur 

1

Cowley, Henry T. and family 

1

Cromwell, Charles Gardner 

1

Crosby, Bing 

1

Cross, Bishop Edward M. 

1

Dallam, Frank M. 

1

Daly, Marcus 

1

Daniel, Mr. and Mrs. Jay 

1

Danilson, T.T. 

1

Danquist, Mr. and Mrs. F.L. 

1

Davenport, John C. 

1

David, Dean Donald and family 

1

Davies, Mrs. Louisa Bunker 

1

Davis, Father William Lyle 

1

Day, John 

1

Dennis, Mrs. Ida K. 

1

De Smet, Father P.J. & Mission 

1

Dill, Clarence C. 

1

Dillon, Father Francis C. 

1

Douglas, David 

1

Ellis, Dr. B.J. 

1

Emerson, Jay 

1

Enos, John 

1

Ewing, B. Gard 

1

Fassett, C.M. 

1

Ferris, Joel E. 

1

Fletcher, Father Alphonsus 

1

Folchi, Father A.M. 

1

Frazier, Katy Webb 

1

Fry, Richard and Alfred 

1

Gandy, Dr. Joseph E. 

1

Gellatly, John A. 

1

Gerlach, Mrs. J.J. 

1

Glover, James N. 

1

Goff, H.W. 

1

Gordon, Mrs. Kitty 

1

Goude, George H. 

1

Graves, Frank 

1

Gray, Mrs. W.C. 

1

Gwyder, Mrs. R.D. 

1

Harder, Jacob and Annine 

1

Harper, Rev. Joel 

1

Hauser, Sam 

1

Haydon, George W. 

1

Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. F.H. 

1

Heaton, James 

1

Hebberd, Charles 

1

Henderson, Mrs. Alice 

1

Hill, Samuel and Maryhill Museum 

1

Hill, Walter Howey 

1

Holt, J.B. 

1

Horan, Walt 

1

Hoyt, Rev. Frederick V. 

1

Hughes, Mrs. Franc B. 

1

Hungate, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. A. 

1

Hussey, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. 

1

Hussey, Warren 

1

Hyatt, Robert H. 

1

Jackson, Mrs. Mary J. 

2

Jelinck, John 

2

Jennings, B. H. 

2

Jomsland, Andrew O. 

2

Jones, Thomas R. 

2

Judd, Mrs. Helen 

2

Kellogg, Isaac 

2

Kellogg, L.E. 

2

Kennedy, Mrs. Alice 

2

Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. 

2

Kennedy, Thomas 

2

Kirkman, Rev. Dr. & Mrs. J.C. 

2

Kommers, W.J. 

2

Koontz, Alex G. 

2

Kress, John A. 

2

Krouse, Mrs. Henry 

2

Kuykendall, Elgin Victor 

2

Larson, Peter 

2

Ledbetter, Mr. and Mrs. H.J. 

2

Lee, Jason and family 

2

Lewis and Clark 

2

Lindsay, Vachel 

2

Lloyd, Rev. and Mrs. W.R. 

2

Lovejoy, Wilda 

2

McAllister, Rev. Charles E. 

2

McCollom, Mr. and Mrs. W.D. 

2

McCormick, W.J. 

2

MacDonald, Angus 

2

McDonald, Duncan 

2

MacDonald, James Lester 

2

MacDonald, Ranald 

2

McDouall, Mrs. Charles 

2

McGregors 

2

McLeod, Alex 

2

McMichael, A.D. 

2

Mallon, Mrs. Margaret 

2

Malott, Reuben 

2

Manifold, J.B. 

2

Martin, Clarence D. 

2

Matson, "Klondike Kate 

2

Meyers, Louther W. 

2

Miller, Linc, 

2

Monaghan, John 

2

Mullan, Capt. 

2

Myers, John A. 

2

Nash, Lucius G. 

2

Nightingale, Florence 

2

Norman, William S. 

2

Nosler, James Milo 

2

Ogle, Charles V. 

2

Oliver, Mrs. Amanda 

2

Owen, Mrs. Sam 

2

Palmer, Father James A. 

2

Parker, Rev. Samuel 

2

Pershall, J.R. 

2

Pomeroy, Dr. and Mrs. Francis A. 

2

Range, J.W. 

2

Reiss, Mrs. Helena 

2

Renfrew, W.W 

2

Rhoads, Dusty 

2

Roberts, Claire Dunbar 

2

Roberts, E.J. 

2

Rothrock, Frank M. 

2

Seehorn, E.I. (Billy) 

2

Sherman, General 

2

Sinclair, Bartlett 

2

Snyder, Charles Richard 

2

Steunenberg, Governor Frank 

2

Stine, Dr. and Mrs. F.M. 

2

Stoughton, J.A. 

2

Suksdorf, Wilhelm N. 

2

Sutherland, Dr. G.W. 

2

Symons, Lt. Thomas W. 

2

Talbot, Bishop Ethelbert 

2

Talbotte, Henry (Cherokee Bob) 

2

Tarbet, Mrs. I. 

2

Telcher, Henry 

2

Tewinkel, Joseph N. 

2

Thompson, David 

2

Thompson, Mrs. Mary 

2

Tiffin, W.H. 

2

Tinkham, Lt. Abiel W. 

2

Tyler, Mrs. Laura E. 

2

Valliant, N.O. 

2

Vernon, Miss Anna 

2

Walton, James 

2

Webb, Sam 

2

Webb, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. 

2

Webster, Judge J. Stanley 

2

Wells, Bishop Lemuel H. 

2

West, Leoti I. 

2

Weston, Mr. and Mrs. Frank 

2

White, John M. 

2

Whitman, Marcus 

2

Williams, Dan 

2

Wilson, Maj. Gen. Sir Charles William 

2

Wimer, Mrs. Lydia 

2

Wimpy, Major P. H. & Belle 

2

Wood, Mrs. Rosa Brown 

2

Wright, General George 

2

Wycoff, Mrs. Amanda E. 

2

Subseries 1.2: Churches and Missions 

Box

Cataldo Mission 

3

Cathedral of St. John 

3

Missions 

3

Spokane, Washington - Churches 

3

St. Aloysius Church 

3

St. Ignatius Mission 

3

Spalding Mission 

3

Tshimakain 

3

Wellpinit Church 

3

Subseries 1.3: Cities & Towns 

3

Bannack, Montana 

3

Blaine, Washington 

3

Banners Ferry, Idaho 

3

Bridgeport, Washington 

3

Chelan, Washington 

3

Cheney, Washington 

3

Chewelah, Washington 

3

Clarkston, Washington 

3

Colfax, Washington 

3

Colville 

3

Connell, Washington 

3

Cunningham, Washington 

3

Davenport, Washington 

3

Dayton, Washington 

3

Deer Lodge, Montana 

3

Deer Park, Washington 

3

Elk City, Idaho 

3

Ellensburg, Washington 

3

Endicott, Washington 

3

Ephrata, Washington 

3

Farragut, Idaho & Naval Station 

3

Glenrose Community 

3

Grangeville, Idaho 

3

Harrington, Washington 

3

Helena, Montana 

3

Holden, Washington 

3

Kalispell, Montana 

3

Kettle Falls 

3

Leesburg, Idaho 

3

Lewiston, Idaho 

3

Libby, Montana 

3

Liberty Lake 

3

Marcus, Washington 

3

Medicine Tree, Montana 

3

Moscow, Idaho 

3

Northport, Washington 

3

Omak, Washington 

3

Orofino, Idaho 

3

Palouse, Washington 

3

Penawawa, Washington 

3

Pend d'Oreille 

3

Pomeroy, Washington 

3

Priest Lake 

3

Pullman, Washington 

3

Reardan, Washington 

3

Richland, Washington 

3

Rosalia, Washington 

3

Spokane, Washington 

3

Springdale, Washington 

3

Sunnyside, Washington 

3

Trail, B.C. 

3

Virginia City, Montana 

3

Waitsburg, Washington 

3

Wallula, Washington 

3

Wardner, Idaho 

3

Warren, Idaho 

3

Waterville, Washington 

3

Yakima, Washington 

3

Subseries 1.4: Economics & Business 

Box

Fidelity Savings and Loan 

4

Livestock 

4

Logging 

4

Mining 

4

Newspapers 

4

Western Soap and Sales, Spokane 

4

Subseries 1.5: Education 

Box

Eastern Washington State College 

4

Schools 

4

Spokane Public Library 

4

Sports 

4

Summer Camps 

4

University of Idaho 

4

Whitman College, Walla Walla 

4

Whitworth 

4

Subseries 1.6: Indians & Indian Wars 

Box

Curly Jim 

4

Fort Colville 

4

Fort Simcoe 

4

Fort Spokane 

4

Garry, Spokan Chief 

4

Indian Legends 

4

Indians 

4

Joseph, Nez Perce Chief 

4

Monchacht Ape 

4

Morning Dove 

4

Moses, Chief (relatives) 

4

Nez Perce War of 1877 

4

Nick, Moses 

4

Qual-chan 

4

Spokane House 

4

Steptoe Battle 

4

Walla Walla Treaty 

4

Subseries 1.7: Historic Sites 

Box

Albeni Falls 

4

Elm Tree Farm 

4

Historic Sites 

4

Horse Heaven 

4

Kullyspell House 

4

Museums 

4

Palouse Falls 

4

Steptoe Butte 

4

Subseries 1.8: Pacific Northwest History 

Box

Doukhobors 

4

Grant County 

4

Montana 

4

Oregon History 

4

Subseries 1.9: Public Works 

Box

Bonneville Dam 

4

Boulder Dam 

4

Bridges 

4

Canal Flats 

4

Chief Joseph Dam 

4

Columbia Basin 

4

Dallas Dam 

4

Grand Coulee and Dam 

4

Hungry Horse Dam 

4

Ice Harbor Dam 

4

McNary Dam 

4

Subseries 1.10: Transportation 

Box

Mullan Road 

5

Railroads 

5

Roads 

5

Transportation 

5

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Series 2: Scrapbooks 

Box

Western Union, Spokane, Scrapbook. Alice Traver, employee. Clippings, notes and miscellaneous mementos. 1908-1912 

5

Women's Free Employment Bureau, Spokane. 2 scrapbooks of Alice Traver, Assistant Labor Agent. Clippings, notes, announcements, cards, and miscellaneous papers. 1913-1919 

5

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Series 3: Photographs 

Box

Photographs. Includes pictures of relatives, Spokane, Liberty Lake, Spirit Lake, Glacier Park, and surrounding area. (plus contact prints from nitrate 12-80) 1903-1940    75, negatives and prints

6

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Series 4: Correspondence 

Box

Correspondence and other papers of Alice Kennedy. Correspondence, programs, Indian legends, announcements, Grace Baptist Church, Spokane bulletins, and miscellaneous papers. 1908-1958 

6

Correspondence and other papers of Edith Traver, missionary in China. Postcards, correspondence, First Baptist Church of Spokane bulletins, and miscellaneous papers. 1912-1957 

6

Correspondence of Edith Traver and Washington State University Library 1959-1963 

6

Scrapbook on Chinese Baptist Missions 1935 

6

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Series 5: Postcards 

Box

Postcards. Includes some correspondence; most illustrate the Pacific Northwest. 1909-1954   300.0 items.

6

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