Guide to the Spalding Mission, Lapwai Press Collection circa 1800-2011
Cage 5020

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Spalding Mission, Lapwai Press Collection
ID
Cage 5020
Date [inclusive]
circa 1800-2011
Extent
2.0 folders
General Physical Description note
.05 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The Lapwai Mission press, operated by the Spalding mission at Lapwai, Idaho, was the first printing press in the Pacific Northwest. This collection consists of a fragment of one of the texts printed on the press, a calendar and Nez Perce-English vocabulary: Shapahitamanash suyapu timptki, five pieces of type from the press, and copies of related documentation

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Spalding Mission, Lapwai Press Collection

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

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Biographical/Historical note

The Lapwai Mission press, operated by the Spalding mission at Lapwai, Idaho, was the first printing press in the Pacific Northwest, used from 1839 to 1845 to print texts supporting the activities of the mission.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a fragment of one of the texts printed on the press, a calendar and Nez Perce-English vocabulary: Shapahitamanash suyapu timptki (fragments of the upper half of pages 7-14), and five pieces of type from the press. It also includes copies of related documentation: acquisition information and research documents used during processing.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Clifford Drury presented these items to the library in 1936. They were originally cataloged as VF 2475.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Henry Harmon Spalding papers ( Cage 143).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Lapwai Mission Press

Personal Name(s)

  • Spalding, Henry Harmon, 1803-1874

Subject(s)

  • Idaho
  • Missionaries
  • Missions -- Idaho -- Spalding
  • Native Americans
  • Nez Perce Indians -- Missions
  • Printing -- Northwest, Pacific -- History -- 19th century

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Shapahitamanash suyapu timptki (fragments of the upper half of pages 7-14), 1845; also supporting documentation, 1936-2011. 

1

Pieces of type from the Lapwai Mission Press (5 items), circa 1800-1839. 

2