Guide to the Stephen Thomas Avard Papers 1872-1956
Cage 62

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Avard, Stephen Thomas
Title
Stephen Thomas Avard Papers, 1872-1956
ID
Cage 62
Date [inclusive]
1872-1956
Extent
1200.0 items.
General Physical Description note
1.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, business and legal papers, souveniors, reminiscences, genealogies and photographs of Avard and related families, documenting their early years in California, homesteading efforts on the Colville Indian Reservation, railroading in north Idaho, and other aspects of frontier life in the far west.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 62, Guide to the Stephen Thomas Avard Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Scope and Contents note

The Stephen Avard papers consist of correspondence, business papers, legal documents, souvenirs, reminiscences and photographs concerning Stephen Thomas Avard (1880-1951), his brother Charles William Avard (ca. 1875-1956), his wife Julia Hamaker Eastman Avard (1911-1956), his mother-in-law Sarah Phillips Hamaker Simonton (ca. 1840-ca. 1925), and his wife's step-father Rolvin David Simonton (1843-1915). The papers document the Avard's emigration from England to California in the 1880's, their homesteading efforts at Nespelem on the Colville Indian Reservation in northeast Washington; Rolvin Simonton's work on railroads in northern Idaho and other aspects of frontier life in the far west.

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Arrangement note

The papers are separated into two series: papers / correspondence and photographs.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1973

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Avard, Charles William, [ca. 1875]-1956
  • Avard, Julia Hamacker Eastman, 1881-1956
  • Avard, Stephen Thomas, 1880-1951. --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Colville Indian Reservation (Wash.)
  • Farmers -- Washington (State)--Okanogan County--Records and correspondence
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Washington (State)--Okanogan County
  • Native Americans
  • Photographs
  • Pioneers
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Papers and Correspondence, 1872-1956   155.0 items.

Box-folder

Correspondence: Personal and business letters of the Avard family, 1909-1955   50.0 items.

1 / 1

Legal and business papers, bills of sale, leases, deeds, writs, re: lease of homestead, naturalization, veteran's pension, settlement of estates, 1872-1956   40.0 items.

1 / 2

Reminiscences, genealogy, and clippings re: Avard, Phillips, and Simonton Families.   10.0 items.

1 / 3

Souvenirs, mementos, invitations, announcements, programs, lodge certificates, diplomas, 1890-1956   55.0 items.

1 / 4

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Series 2: Photographs   735.0 items.

Box-folder

Avard Family portraits.   60.0 items.

2 / 1

Group Portraits.   75.0 items.

2 / 2

Portraits of persons related to Avard, Phillips, and Simonton Families.   100.0 items.

2 / 3-5

Landscapes and candid shots, Washington and Idaho.   100.0 items.

2 / 6

Landscapes and candid shots, Alaska and Hawaii.   100.0 items.

2 / 7

Landscapes and candid shots, California.   200.0 items.

3 / 8-10

Tourist post cards.   100.0 items.

3 / 11-12

Contact prints from original nitrate negatives- made 1980. Award family portraits, group portraits, and portraits of persons related to Avard (earlier prints in container 2, folders 1-5)   175.0 items.

3 / 13-14

Contact prints from original nitrate negatives, made 1980. Landscapes and candid shots - Washington, Idaho, and California (earlier prints in containers 2-3, folders 6-10)   125.0 items.

3 / 15-16

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