Guide to the Icis M. White Papers 1893-1973
Cage 612

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
White, Icis M.
Title
Icis M. White Papers
ID
Cage 612
Date [inclusive]
1893-1973
Extent
2.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
1 linear foot of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Collection contains mostly personal diaries and miscellaneous papers, including correspondence, I.O.O.F. membership documents and records from the local chapter of the Townsend Club.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 612, Icis M. White Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Icis Morrison was born 27 July 1885. She lived much of her life at Lewiston, Idaho. She married J. E. Hotchkiss in 1915; they later divorced. After some years she married Willis White. Biographical detail other than that derived from the Papers was not readily available to the staff of the Washington State University Libraries.

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Scope and Contents note

The Icis M. White Papers consist of personal diaries and miscellaneous papers.

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Arrangement note

The Icis M. White Papers are arranged in two series, the first of which is the diary set. These volumes form an incomplete run from 1945 to 1973. From 1945 to 1949 they are only simple account books that show White's receipts from employment, chicken egg production, and goat's milk sales. Beginning in 1953, she includes brief notes of visits with friends and other activities. By 1957, she writes in more detail about daily activities. She includes itemized lists for daily expenses, notes friends who called on her and those on whom she called, and describes briefly each day's weather conditions. The second series in the papers is comprised miscellaneous documents from widely scattered dates. These include letters from White's first husband, J. E. Hotchkiss; letters from a longtime friend, Sibyl Marks; and letters to and from White's relatives, the Morrisons and the Crawfords. Other records are I.O.O.F. membership documents for White's brother, Alvin Morrison, and treasurer's records for a local chapter of the Townsend Club, an organization popularized during the Great Depression of the 1930s by Dr. Francis Townsend to promote universal old age pensions.

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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 received the papers of Icis M. White from Mr. and Mrs. Glenn R. White of Lewiston, Idaho, in November 1988. It was accessioned as MS88-47.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows--Idaho--History--Archives
  • Townsend Club No. 3
  • Townsend Plan, Inc.--History--Archives

Family Name(s)

  • Morrison family--Genealogy.

Genre(s)

  • Diaries--Idaho--History--Specimens

Geographic Name(s)

  • Idaho--History--Archives
  • Lewiston (Idaho)--History--Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Crawford, Nicholas
  • White, Glenn R. WaPS
  • White, Glenn R., (Mrs.). WaPS
  • White, Icis M.--Archives
  • White, Icis M.--Correspondence
  • White, Icis M.--Diaries

Subject(s)

  • City and Town Life
  • Diaries
  • Home and Family
  • Idaho

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Diaries, incomplete 1945-1973 

Box Folder

 1945-47 

1 1

 1948 

1 2

 1949 

1 3

 1953 

1 4

 1954 

1 5

 1955 

1 6

 1957 

1 7

 1958 

1 8

 1959 

1 9

 1960 

1 10

 1961 

1 11

 1962 

1 12

 1963 

2 13

 1964 

2 14

 1965 

2 15

 1966 

2 16

 1967 

2 17

 1968 

2 18

 1969 

2 19

 1970 

2 20

 1971 

2 21

 1972 

2 22

 1973 

2 23

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Series 2: Correspondence, etc. 

Box Folder

Correspondence from J. E. Hotchkiss 1921-1923 

2 24

Correspondence from Mrs. J. H. (Sibyl) Marks 1966 

2 25

Correspondence 1912-1927 

2 26

Correspondence to Relatives of White 1893-1933 

2 27

Records for Townsend Club #3, by Icis M. White, Treasurer. 1939-1941 

2 28

Monetary Instruments 

2 29

Independent Order of Odd Fellows membership receipts, etc., for Alvin Morrison 1923-1929 

2 30

Written History of the Odd Fellows Lodge [anonymous] 

2 31

Morrison Family--list of births and deaths 

2 32

Guardianship Papers of Nicholas Crawford 1913 

2 33

Newspaper Clippings 

2 34

Miscellaneous 

2 35

Pocket Reminder, Alvin Morrison 

2 36

Photographs 

2 37

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