Guide to the William Homer Latta Papers 1907-1964
Cage 36

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
William Homer Latta Papers
ID
Cage 36
Date [inclusive]
1907-1964
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Family and personal history, "Memoirs and reminiscences of our family," (1942, 162 p.); an interview transcript and a clipping scrapbook on the Pullman Post Office.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] William Homer Latta Papers, circa 1907-1964

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

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Biographical/Historical note

William H. Latta (1864-1960) was a pioneer in Whitman County, Washington. Born in Washington County, Iowa, Latta spent most of his youth on a farm in Linn County, Kansas. In 1898, he moved to Whitman County to work as a school teacher, which he continued until 1907, when he became a postal worker in Pullman, Washington. He retired in 1931.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of: family and personal history (including the recollection of a wagon train journey from Iowa to Kansas); bound volume of William Homer Latta's collected information about the Latta family and personal stories; an interview transcript with W.H. Latta, and a clipping scrapbook on the Pullman Post Office.

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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

The majority of this collection was donated by William H. Latta in 1960.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Latta family

Subject(s)

  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Washington (State) -- Pullman
  • Home and Family
  • Pioneers
  • Postal service -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- History -- Sources

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Clippings from Pleasanton, Kansas Observer, Enterprise, and W.H. Latta obituary circa 1939-1960 

1 1

W.H. Latta interview with Alice Latta and Mary Avery (transcript and supporting documentation) 1959-1964 

1 2

Memoirs and reminiscences 1942 

1 3

Scrapbook, Pullman postal history 1907-1958 

1 4