Guide to the R.C. McCroskey Papers 1917-1923
Cage 424

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
McCroskey, R.C.
Title
R.C. McCroskey Papers
ID
Cage 424
Date [inclusive]
1917-1923
Extent
1.0 container.
General Physical Description note
.25 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Letters, documents, addresses, poems, and other papers of Blanche and R.C. McCrosky. Correspondents include E.A. Bryan, E.T. Coman, H.W. Canfield, poet Virginia Orton, and others concerning Washington State University, grain trade and army life. Included are photographs of McCrosky and others.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 424, R.C. McCroskey Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

R.C. McCroskey was born in Tennessee on March 10, 1845. When the Civil War began, he entered on the Confederate side and served for two and one-half years as a commanding officer. Following the war, he returned to school and graduated from Croton College in Tennessee in 1868 and became a teacher. In 1870 he moved to California and engaged in farming and teaching. In 1873 he was elected county superintendent and served in that capacity for several years. He married Blanche Houston in 1882 in Tennessee. He relocated again, this time to Garfield, Washington. In 1890 he was chosen to represent the people in the state senate of Washington and served in Washington state politics for many years. He was appointed to the Washington State College Board of Regents for the first time in 1897 and served until 1905. In 1909 he was again appointed to the Board of Regents and served until his death in 1922. He lost his eyesight about 5 years before his death, but he continued to serve the State College that he was instrumental in helping to establish.

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Scope and Contents note

Letters, documents, addresses, poems, and other papers of Blanche and R.C. McCrosky. Correspondents include E.A. Bryan, E.T. Coman, H.W. Canfield, poet Virginia Orton, and others concerning Washington State University, grain trade and army life. Included are photographs of McCrosky and others.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1988

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 R.C. McCroskey were given to Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections by Barbara Butts in two installments, one in 1978 and one in 1980.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army--Military life
  • Washington State University. Board of Regents

Personal Name(s)

  • Bryan, Enoch Albert, 1855-1941
  • Canfield, Henry Ward, 1867-
  • Coman, Edwin T. (Edwin Truman), 1903-
  • McCroskey, Robert Crampton, 1845-1922 --Archives
  • Orton, Virginia Carter Keating McCraig

Subject(s)

  • Government and Politics
  • Grain trade -- Washington (State)
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Letters to Blanche and R.C. McCroskey 1917-1923 

1

The Independent, "Controlling interest in Marin Co. bank sold" May 10, 1922 

2

The Tacoma Sunday Ledger, Society Section, p. 1-D - 2-D January 14, 1923 

3

Three poems by Virginia Keating MacCraig undated 

4

Photographs. 

5

Memorial resolutions in memory of Brother R.C. McCroskey December 13, 1922 

6

Remarks of William Goodyear at the Memorial Service for R.C. McCroskey held at the College May 26, 1922 

7

Chronology of R.C. McCroskey's life. 

8

Annual address of the President, R.C. McCroskey of the Grain Growers, Millers, and Shippers Association of Washington. 

9

Copies of testimonials of applicants for the Presidency of W.S.C. after Dr. E.A. Bryan's resignation. 

10

Articles of Association of the Taxpayers of Pullman and Vicinity. 

11

Letter to R.C. McCroskey from H.W. Canfield with enclosures. January 31, 1917 

12