Guide to the Robert Connel Papers 1871-2000
Cage 42

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Robert Connel Papers
ID
Cage 42
Date [bulk]
1889-1891
Date [inclusive]
1871-2000
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of: correspondence, notes and clippings on bill establishing Washington's land-grant agricultural college, now Washington State University, in 1890. It includes addresses, essays, correspondence, photographs, and other papers concerning Connel, his life, family, and philosophy.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Robert Connel Papers, 1871-2000

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Robert Connel (1851-1917), was a Scottish immigrant who graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Bachelor of Arts, and from the University of Rome with a Masters of Arts before immigrating to the United States. Settling in Garfield County, Washington, Connel lobbied for the creation of what would become Washington State University, and conducted extensive research into how to establish a college. He authored the original law (1889) outlining the function and curricula of the State College of Washington. In his later years, Connel became a recluse on his Garfield County property.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of: correspondence, notes and clippings on bill establishing Washington's land-grant agricultural college, now Washington State University, in 1890. It includes addresses, essays, correspondence, photographs, and other papers concerning Connel, his life, family, and philosophy.

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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://libraries.wsu.edu/content/masc-home
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 E.V. Kuykendall.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- History -- Sources

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Laws and Legislation
  • State universities and colleges -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Articles about Robert Connel 1917-2000 

1 1

Personal history, photographs, correspondence, passport applications 1915-1954 

1 2

Correspondence and notes concerning Washington State College 1889-1890 

1 3

Newspaper articles about Washington State College (photocopies) 1889-1890 

1 4

Newspaper clippings about Washington State College 1889-1891 

1 5

Notes and papers about bill creating Washington State College (transcripts) 1889-1891 

1 6

Itemized list of notes and papers of Robert Connel (carbon and transcript) 1889-1891 

1 7

Diploma from University of Edinburgh circa 1870 

1 8

Biographical sketch of Janetta Henderson Veitch Connel by Dora May Wallace 1995 

1 9

Photographs: Janetta Henderson Veitch, Robert Connel, George Hardie Veitch, Janetta's school in Australia circa 1865-1995 

1 10

Photograph of Dora May Wallace 1995 

1 11