Guide to the Ruth Karr McKee Papers 1941-1943
Cage 34

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Ruth Karr McKee Papers
ID
Cage 34
Date [inclusive]
1941-1943
Extent
2.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
1 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of working papers related to Ruth Karr McKee's book, "Mary Richardson Walker: Her Book".

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Ruth Karr McKee Papers, 1941-1943

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Ruth Karr McKee (1874-1951) was the daughter of James and Abigail Walker Karr, and granddaughter of Presbyterian missionaries Mary and Elkanah Walker. Born in Hoquiam, WA, she was a graduate of the University of Washington, earning both Bachelors and Masters degrees, and was active in civic affairs. She served as President of the Federation of Women's Clubs of Washington (1913-1915). In 1945, she published a book based on Mary Richardson Walker's diaries, "Mary Richardson Walker: Her Book" (Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers).

Elkanah (1805-1877) and Mary Richardson (1811-1897) Walker were one of six missionary couples (plus one single man) sent by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to the Oregon Mission. The Walkers and another couple, Cushing and Myra Eells, established the mission at Tshimakain, near the present day town of Ford, Washington, to work with the Spokane Indians. The Walkers later moved to the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of working papers related to Ruth Karr McKee's book, "Mary Richardson Walker: Her Book" about McKee's grandmother, Presbyterian missionary Mary Richardson Walker. The collection includes McKee's typescripts and handwritten drafts.

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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

This collection was donated by Ruth Karr McKee in 1943.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Elkanah and Mary Richardson Walker Papers 1830-1938 (Cage 57)

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Walker, Mary Richardson, 1811-1897

Subject(s)

  • Missionaries
  • Missionaries -- Washington (State) -- Biography
  • Overland Journeys to the Northwestern United States

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