Guide to the Clarkston Heights Telephone Association Records 1917-1970
Cage 611

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Clarkston Heights Telephone Association
Title
Clarkston Heights Telephone Association Records
ID
Cage 611
Date [inclusive]
1917-1970
Extent
1.0 container.
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Corporate documents, minutes of annual meetings, business records, and correspondence with suppliers, all pertaining to the operation of a subscriber-owned telephone company operating adjacent to Clarkston, Washington.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 611, Clarkston Heights Telephone Association Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Clarkston Heights Telephone Association was chartered on 29 December 1917 by a group of rural residents who desired a local telephone system. The association functioned for over fifty years on assessments from members. In January 1969, amid discovery that the telephone system was in great disrepair, members voted to dissolve the association and join the Pacific Northwest Bell company. By January 1970, a committee of former members completed the association's dissolution by dividing residual cash among the members-at-large.

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Scope and Contents note

The Clarkston Heights Telephone Association records include several types of documents. These include the original copy of its constitution, signed by the charter members, and its by-laws. A minute book chronicles annual meetings of the membership from 1917 to 1970. Much of the remainder of the collection includes treasurer's files from 1953 to 1966. These include canceled checks and monthly bank statements, paperwork required by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries, and account receipts from various vendors. Almost all of the records were kept by Emmett Johnson, a charter member of the association and its secretary-treasurer from 1918 to 1970.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1994

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 Washington State University Libraries acquired the Clarkston Heights Telephone Association Records from Rich Olds in April 1991. They were accessioned as MS91-13.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Clarkston Heights Telephone Association --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Public Works
  • Telephone companies--Washington (State)--Clarkston--Records and correspondence
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Constitution and By-Laws of the Association 1917 

1

Stock Certificate Stubs, Nos. 1-39 inc. 1941-1943 

2

Minute Book 1917-1970 

3

Ledger 1917-1952 

4

Membership Dues Receipt Book 

Folder

 1954-1956 

5

 1956 

6

 1960 1962 

7

 1961-1962 

8

 1962-1964 

9

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Washington Department of Labor and Industries 

Folder

Account Balance 1953-1959 

10

Rate Notices 1952-1956 1962-1965 

11

Employer's Quarterly Report of Payroll 1959-64 

12

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Folder

Work Orders 

13

Erb Hardware, Lewiston, account 

14

Graybar Electric Company, Spokane, account 

15

Lewiston Grange Supply, account 

16

Schaefer-Hitchcock Supply Co, Sandpoint, Idaho, account 

17

Telephone Engineering Co., Simpson, Pennsylvania, account 

18

Miscellaneous Receipts 

19

Correspondence 

20

Asotin County Personal Property Detail List 1951-1952 

21

State Bank of Clarkston, [Clarkston Branch of the National Bank of Commerce of Seattle from July 1956] 

Folder

Monthly Account Statement 1953-1959 

22

Cancelled Checks 1954-1959 

23

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Clarkston Branch of the National Bank of Commerce of Seattle 

Folder

Monthly Account Statement 1960-1966 1966 

24

Cancelled Checks 1960-1966 

25

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Folder

Rubber Stamp, "Clarkston Heights Telephone Assn." 

26