Guide to the Fred Roy Yoder Papers ca. 1890 - ca. 1980
Cage 620

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Yoder, Fred Roy
Title
Fred Roy Yoder Papers
ID
Cage 620
Date [inclusive]
ca. 1890 - ca. 1980
Extent
476.0 folders.
General Physical Description note
20 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Collection includes research notes, correspondence, records related to Fred Roy Yoder's teaching in sociology, and other personal papers.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 620, Fred Roy Yoder Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Fred Roy Yoder was born in 1888 in North Carolina. He was educated in various places, including Lenoir-Rhyne College in North Carolina, the University of North Carolina, the University of Missouri, the University of London, and the University of Wisconsin. He was hired by the State College of Washington in 1920 where he taught until his retirement in 1954. After his retirement from Washington State University, he spent a number of years in Campbellsport, Kentucky. As a professor of sociology, he headed the Department of Sociology from 1928 to 1947, overseeing a great deal of growth. Additionally he did considerable writing including many articles, and two textbooks, Introduction to Agricultural Economics, and  Introduction to Sociology. Yoder was very interested in political biography, and undertook several projects including biography of John R. Rogers, Robert M. LaFollette, and Marion Butler. He gathered much information on these subjects, but never completed any of the three projects. Yoder was active in many community organizations, including Kiwanis, American Legion, Moose Lodge, Chamber of Commerce, and the local Democratic Party. He ran for Congress in 1944 and 1954, losing both times.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Fred R. Yoder are chiefly comprised of research notes, copied documents and related correspondence, all concerning uncompleted research projects, principally three political biographies: Washington governor John R. Rogers, North Carolina Senator Marion Butler, and Wisconsin Senator Robert M. LaFollette. The papers also include records associated with Yoder's work as a teacher of sociology, and some personal papers.

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Arrangement note

The papers are arranged in five series: Governor John Rankin Rogers, Senator Robert M. LaFollette, Senator Marion Butler, teaching, and miscellaneous subject files. The arrangement follows original order established by Yoder. This informal filing occasionally leaves the order of the material within each series confusing.

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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

Papers of Fred Roy Yoder were acquired by the Washington State University Libraries in December 1982 by donation of Mr. Yoder's daughter, Elaine Zakarison of Washington, DC. (Accession MS92-77).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Democratic Party (Wash.)--History--Archives
  • Washington State University--Faculty--Archives

Geographic Name(s)

  • Washington (State)--History--Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Butler, Marion, 1863-1938
  • La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925
  • Rogers, John Rankin, 1838-1901
  • Yoder, Fred R. (Fred Roy), b. 1888--Archives
  • Yoder, Fred R. (Fred Roy), b. 1888--Speeches, addresses, etc.

Subject(s)

  • Anthropology
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Government and Politics
  • Political campaigns--Washington (State)--History--Archives
  • Populism--United States--History--Research
  • Science
  • Sociology--Research--Archives
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: John Rankin Rogers, and misc. Northwest history 

John R. Rogers 

Box Folder

Estimate of his career - typed manuscript 

1 1

Life chronology 

1 2

Miscellaneous re: Rogers 

1 3

Correspondence about Rogers 

1 4

Ancestry - correspondence about 1770-1856 

1 5

Ancestry and background 1775-1850s 

1 6

Boyhood and ancestry - notes and correspondence 1775-1856 

1 7

Illinois census - photocopies 1880s 

1 8

Ancestry - notes and correspondence 

1 9

Early boyhood in Maine 1840-1856 

1 10

Ancestry and boyhood - typed narrative and notes 1840-1856 

1 11

Boyhood in Maine 1840-1856 

1 12

Young man in Mississippi - typed narratives, and notes 

1 13

Mississippi 1856-1860 

1 14

Mississippi - views slavery firsthand - typed narratives 

1 15

Farmer in Illinois 1860s 

1 16

Neoga, Illinois 1860-1875 

1 17

Illinois, Iowa, New Jersey, Maine 1860-1875 

1 18

Yoder correspondence with Albert G. Rogers 1870s-1880s 

1 19

Yoder correspondence with Albert G. Rogers 1875-1900 

1 20

Kansas elections 1888 and 1890 

1 21

Election results - nat'l, KA, MA, IL mid to late 1800s 

1 22

Notes from Washington county histories 

1 23

Notes from legislative manuals 

1 24

Notes from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer 1894-1901 

1 25-27

Kansas 1876-1890 

1 28

Kansas - Elihu Bowles on Rogers & Kansas politics 

1 29

Kansas politics 1880s 

1 30-31

Agrarian philosopher - typed narrative 1890-1895 

1 32

William Jennings Bryan campaign 1896 

1 33

Notes 1896 

1 34

Notes and correspondence 1894-1895 

1 35

Notes 1892 

1 36

Washington, from diff. perspectives 1890s 

1 37

Washington election returns - photocopies 1893-1901 

1 38

Washington election returns - notes 1896-1900 

1 39

Washington legislators - typed lists 1895-1901 

1 40

Notes 1901 

1 41

Governor 1897-1901 

1 42

Estimates of his career - typed narrative 

1 43

In general - notes, some typed 

1 44

Governor - typed narrative, notes 1901 

1 45

Governor 1901 

1 46

Correspondence about Judge Burke's correspondence 

1 47

Bryan campaign 1896 

1 48

W.S.U. memorial 

1 49

Picture of memorial in Olympia 

1 50

The political thought of John R. Rogers by R. Blankenship 

1 51

The Farmer's Alliances in Washington by Yoder 

1 52

Notes on publications 

2 53

Newspaper articles 

2 54

The Irrepressible Conflict by Rogers – photocopy 1892 

2 55

The Writings of John Rankin Rogers by M. Thompson MA thesis 

2 56

Life by Rogers - photocopy 1899 

2 57

Reformers I have known - photocopy 1894 

2 58

Correspondence 

2 59

Correspondence and bibliographies 

2 60

Kansas in the American novel . . . by Callahan 1919 

2 61

Landmarks and pioneers in early Kansas by Hall 1960 

2 62

Correspondence 

2 63

Correspondence and bibliographies 

2 64

Kansas Authors of Best-sellers bib. by G. DeGruson 1970 

2 65

Correspondence about Kansas authors; bibliographies 

2 66-67

Kansas and Mississippi bibliographies 

2 68

Bibliography notes 

2 69

Life chronology 

2 70

Notes from various biographies 

2 71

campaign and other matters 1898 

2 72

Inalienable Rights of Man by Rogers - photocopy 1900 

2 73

Financial background 1870s-1890s 

2 74

Republican County Commissioner 1877-1884 

2 75

Kansas - Yoder chapters for biography - typed 

2 76

Burrton, Kansas 1876 

2 77

Notes 1889-1890 

2 78

Kansas Commoner (newspaper) 

2 79

Notes 1884-1890 

2 80

Interval between election and inauguration 1896 

2 81

Tri-fusion convention at Ellensburg 1896 

2 82

Problems with politicians, party, and special friends 1897 

2 83

Rogers and legislature 1897 

2 84

Late 1897, and 1898 election 1897-1898 

2 85

Decline and defeat of Populists 1898 

2 86

Spanish American war and expansion 1898 

2 87

Reformer in Washington 1890 

2 88

Populism in Washington by C. Wooddy 

2 89

Notes 1899-1900 

2 90

Campaign for reelection 1900 

2 91

Campaign for reelection 1900 

3 92

Rogers and legislature 1901 

3 93

Death and funeral 1901-1902 

3 94

Notes 

3 95-96

Rise of the people's party in Washington by Yoder 

3 97

The Farmer's Alliance in Washington by Yoder 

3 98

Articles in Pacific Northwest Quarterly v.65, no.3 July 1974 

3 99

History of the Presidency 1788-1897 by Stanwood - photocopy 

3 100

Populist movement in Oregon by Harrington 

3 101

Wheat, corn, and oats prices in Kansas 1860s-1890s 

3 102

Populist uprising in Kansas - typed 1885 

3 103

Populist party in Kansas by Harrington 

3 104

Populist party in Kansas by Miller - dissertation 1928 

3 105-106

National Party platforms - typed 

3 107

Cultural background 

3 108-109

Early history and background 

3 110

Kansas economy 1875-1890 

3 111

Senators Ingalls and Plumb 

3 112

Populism in Washington 1870-1890 

3 113

Maine background 

3 114

Alliance movement in Kansas 

3 115

Notes 

3 116-118

Misc. articles - photocopies 

4 119-121

Looking Forward by Rogers - photocopy 1889, rev. 1898 

4 122

Notes 

5 123

Misc. notes on Northwest history 

Box Folder

From NW newspapers - Seattle late 1800s 

5 124

Senator Clarence C. Dill 

5 125

Interviews in eastern Washington 

6 126-127

Interviews and newspaper notes 

6 128

Notes from NW newspapers 

6 129

Misc. notes on and from various biographies 

6 130-132

Notes on NW newspapers - Seattle late 1800s 

6 133

Spokane, Seattle, Olympia 

6 134-136

Notes on NW history - interviews and misc., including Rogers 

6 137

Notes on NW history 

6 138-139

Misc. - newspaper clip. of hist. sketches from eastern WA 

6 140

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Series 2: Robert M. LaFollette 

Box Folder

Chapters 1-7 of Yoder's biography - typed 

7 141

Misc. notes 

7 142-146

Interviews about Robert LaFollette 

7 147

Misc. notes 

7 148

Insurgent 1909-1911 

7 149

Misc. newspaper clippings 1930s 

7 150-151

Notes 

7 152

Challenging the big boss - rough draft 

7 153

Notes 

7 154

Transcripts of editorials on Lafollette - typed 1920s 

7 155

Notes on Nazism, democracy, misc. 

7 156

Notes 

7 157-158

campaign 1912 

7 159-160

War years 1914-1918 

7 161-162

Platforms 

7 163

Eulogies 1925 

7 164

Eulogies - newspaper clippings 

7 165

Congressional Record 1885-1891 

7 166-167

campaign - newspaper 1924 

7 168

campaign - LaFollette's Weekly Magazine 1924 

7 169

Correspondence about Robert LaFollette 

7 170

Interviews about Robert LaFollette 

7 171

Historical background 

7 172

Correspondence about 

7 173

Bibliographies 

7 174

campaign 1900 

7 175

campaign 1896 

7 176

national election - newspaper clippings 1938 

7 177

LaFollette's Magazine - on Belle Case LaFollette 

7 178

Outline by chapters 

7 179

First term as governor 1901 

8 180

campaign 1902 

8 181

campaign and election 1904-1905 

8 182

Alone in the senate 

8 183

Notes 1906 

8 184

Correspondence about, copy of the Philadelphia Record 1912 

8 185

gubernatorial campaign 1898 

8 186

Correspondence about 

8 187

census reports for Wisconsin - gov't publication 1910 

8 188

census reports for Wisconsin 1920 

8 189

census reports for Wisconsin 1930 

8 190

Correspondence about 

8 191

Bibliography, platform 1902 

8 192

Notes from Congressional Record - typed 

8 193

Personalities, contemporaries, colleagues 

8 194

Interview with Roy LaFollette - typed 

8 195

Correspondence about 

8 196

Maps 

8 197

Childhood and youth 

8 198

Early background 1850-1860 

8 199-200

Boyhood, background 1855-1873 

8 201

Childhood, background 1800-1855 

8 202

Political beginnings 1880-1884 

8 203

Congress - some typed 1884-1890 

8 204

51st congressional record - typed 1889-1891 

8 205

50th congress - typed notes from record 

8 206

Congress - typed speech 1884-1890 

8 207

campaign 1884 

8 208

Congress - typed 1888-1890 

8 209

Senate 1906-1909 

8 210

campaign - interviews 1912 

8 211

Evaluation 

8 212

Questionnaire about, misc. 

8 213

Bibliographies 

8 214

Misc. publications, gov messages, senate speeches-publications 

8 215

Notes 

8 216-220

Notes 

9 221-224

Photos of gravestone, etc. 

9 225

Misc. publications and mailings – actual 

9 226

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Series 3: Marion Butler 

Butler Papers, notes 

Box Folder

 1892-1898 

10 227

 1898-1900 

10 228

politics 1900-1911 

10 229

 1912-1932 

10 230

 1901-1937 

10 231

misc. 1901-1909 

10 232
Box Folder

Notes 

10 233-234

History of North Carolina by Roulhoc Hamilton 1919 

10 235

Negro Disenfranchisement in North Carolina by Cotten 1973 

10 236

Bibliographies, misc, lists of Populist senators 1890-1905 

10 237

Correspondence about 

10 238

Correspondence, bibliographies 

10 239

Notes on census 1860 and 1870 

10 240

Correspondence about 

10 241

Correspondence, bibliographies 

10 242-243

Senate speeches - photocopies 

10 244

Misc. articles on the farmer's alliance 

10 245

Newspaper notes: 

Box Folder

Charlotte Daily Observer 1892-1896 

10 246

 1896-1898 

11 247

 1898-1901 

11 248

 1901-1938 

11 249

The News and Observer 1898-1900 

Box
11
Folder
250
Box Folder

 1910-1934 

11 251

Greensboro Daily News 1916-1928 

11 252

The Caucasian 1889-1895 

Box
11
Folder
253
Box Folder

 1895-1898 

11 254

 1898-1913 

11 255

Misc. notes 

11 256

Photocopies of Butler's papers 

11 257-258

Photocopies of Butler's papers 

12 259-263

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Series 4: Teaching 

Box Folder

Sociology 107 - social psychology 

13 264

Soc. 110 - group behavior - special interest groups 

13 265-269

Soc. 110 - exams 

13 270-271

Soc. 110 - notes from Collective Behavior by LaPiere 

13 272

Soc. 300 - social change - lectures 

13 273

Soc. 100 - social change 

13 274

Soc. 100 - notes from Social Evolution by Keller 

13 275

Soc. 100 

13 275-276

Study questions to accompany An Intro. to Western Civ. 

13 277

Soc. 100 - social change - extension class 

13 278

Soc. 100 

13 279

Soc. 300 

13 280

Soc. 100 

13 281

Soc. 205 - principles of sociology 

13 282-283

Soc. 205 - student papers on advanced soc. course 

13 284

Soc. 205 

13 285

Soc. 185 - seminar - fields of study 

13 286

Soc. 178 - history of social thought 

13 287

Soc. 61b - principles of sociology (for nurses) 

13 288

Soc. 178 

13 289

Soc. 177 

13 290

Soc. 111 - public opinion and propaganda 

13 291

Soc. 311 

13 292

Soc. 111 

13 293

Soc. 111 - public opinion survey 1952 

13 294

Soc. 111 

13 295-296

Soc. 154 - juvenile delinquency 

13 297

Soc. 154 - juvenile delinquency 

14 298

Soc. 1 - motivation 

14 299

Soc. 1 - emotion 

14 300

Culture and institutions 

14 301

Soc. 1 - individual and society 

14 302-303

Soc. 1 - what is society? 

14 304

Soc. 1 - Yoder's outline 

14 305

Man's nature and society 

14 306

Secondary groups 

14 307

Soc. 1 - human nature (acquired) 

14 308

Soc. 1 - emotion 

14 309

Soc. 1 - human nature (original) 

14 310

Soc. 1 

14 311

Maps 

14 312

Bibliographies on teaching sociology 

14 313

Introduction to Sociology (book) - outline 

14 314

Quality of college teaching 

14 315

Farm and wheat prices 

14 316-317

Request for research grant 

14 318

Bibliographies - religion and rural 

14 319

Bibliographies for Soc. 404 - rural soc. 

14 320

Bibs. on political parties and government 

14 321

Northwest Conversation League 

14 322

Frontier soc. 

14 323-324

Evaluations of instructors and courses by senior class 1939 

14 325

Studies in teaching and curriculum 

14 326

Frontier soc. 

14 327

Japanese agriculture 

14 328

Rural soc. 

14 329

Soc. 145 - rural organization 

14 330-331

Soc. 145 - community organization 

14 332

Soc. 145 - 20th century agriculture 

14 333

Soc. 40 - rural soc. 

14 334

Misc. notes 

14 335-336

Soc. 105 - social morality 

14 337

Soc. 105 - social ethics 

14 338

Soc. 105 - exam 

14 339

Soc. 40 - rural soc. 

15 340

Soc. 10515 

15 341

Soc. 1 - human nature 

15 342

Soc. 1 - learned behavior 

15 343

Permissions from book companies 

15 344

Soc. 1 - intro. to soc. 

15 345

Soc. 1 - geography and society 

15 346

Soc. 1 - population and society 

15 347

Soc. 1 - Social Security Board pictures 

15 348

Correspondence about photographs 

15 349

Soc. 1 - outline by chapters 

15 350

Soc. 1 - social institutions 

15 351

Soc. lecture notes 

15 352

Articles on social science 

15 353

Institutions 

15 354

Human Nature and Social Order by Cooley - notes 

15 355

Soc. 1 - groups 

15 356

Misc. notes 

15 357-358

Soc. 1 text - suggestions/criticisms 

15 359

Soc. 1 - introduction 

15 360

Rural soc. - typed lectures 

15 361

Rural soc. - notes, pamphlets 

15 362

Rural soc. 

15 363

Rural soc. 1941-1942 

15 364

Rural soc. - pamphlets, census maps 

15 365

Rural soc. 

15 366

Soc. 113 - social movements - typed lectures 

15 367

Soc. 113 - democracy 

15 368

Misc. notes 

15 369

Soc. 113 - capitalism 

15 370

Soc. 113 - general character 

15 371

notes on Locke's Reflections on Revolutions of Our Times 

15 372

Soc. 113 - Russian communism - inc. paper clip. from WWII 

16 373

Misc. notes 

16 374-375

Soc. 136 - social movements - the socialist state 

16 376

Russian-American relations 

16 377

Soc. 136 - socialist state 

16 378-379

Soc. 136 - facism 

16 380

Soc. 136 - nazism 

16 381

Soc. 113 - general characteristics 

16 382

Soc. 113 - pre-capitalist society 

16 383

Soc. 113 - capitalism 

16 384

Soc. 113 - democracy 

16 385

Soc. 113 - communism 

16 386

Soc. 113- communism 

16 387

World communism 

16 388

Fascism 

16 389

Soc. 113 - communism 

16 390

Soc. 136 - democracy 

16 391

Soc. 136 - socialism 

16 392

Student papers - Karl Marx and violence 

16 393

Soc. 113 - facism, student exams 

16 394

Soc. 113 - democracy 

16 395

Exam key - Soc. 100, 110 

16 396

Socialism in U.S. 

16 397

Soc. 113 - Americanism 

16 398

Soc. 113 - student evaluations 

16 399

Soc. 113 - communism in U.S. 

16 400

Introductory Sociology by Yoder 1946 

16 401

Introduction to Sociology (mimeograph) Vol. I, by Yoder 

16 402

Introduction to Sociology (mimeograph) Vol. II, III 

16 403

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Series 5: Miscellaneous and personal subjects 

Box Folder

Misc. notes 

17 404

Congressional record - Hal Holmes, 83rd Congress - 4th Wash. 

17 405

Populism in North Carolina - questions 

17 406

John C. Calhoun - bibliography 

17 407

James A. Madison - correspondence about 

17 408

Senator George W. Norris (Nebraska) - correspondence about 

17 409

Dr. Franz Oppenheimer - correspondence with 

17 410

Thorstein Veblen - notes 

17 411

Woodrow Wilson centennial - misc. items 1956 

17 412-413

Correspondence about Yoder's Intro. to Agricultural Econ. 

17 414

Corresp. about publications 

17 415

Misc. corresp. and other 

17 416

Personal corresp. - salary requests, property questions 

17 417

Garden 

17 418

Misc. corresp. 

17 419

Land corresp. 

17 420

Misc. notes 

17 421

Washington State Democratic Party - misc. 

17 422

Washington State Democratic Party 1950s 

17 423

Washington 4th district Democratic Council correspondence 

Box Folder

 1950s 

17 424

mailing list 

17 425

corr. about Hatch Act, platforms 1950 and 1952 

17 426

platform and notes 1954 

17 427
Box Folder

Misc. - inc. information on Christian colleges 

17 428

Wheat prices and problems, Fullbright information 

17 429

Farmer's union and progressive movement - corr. 

17 430

Northwest conservation league 

17 431

Washington 4th district 1955 

17 432

Taxation in Washington 

17 433

Whitman Co. democratic party 

17 434

Misc. - Marion Butler and Robert LaFollette 

17 434.5

Graham Wallace 

17 435

The Field of Political Sociology by L.L. Bernard 

17 436

Pacific Northwest history - E.A. Bryan lecture notes 

17 437

Publications of law book companies 1949 

17 438

Fulbright information 

17 439

Whitman Co. history - inc. typed narratives 

17 440

Speeches by Yoder 

17 441

Misc. - Asian politics 1950s 

17 442

Speech by Yoder - Education for a new world order 

17 443

Commencement addresses 

17 444

Speeches by Yoder 

17 445-449

Public speaking - notes 

17 450

Yoder campaign photos - 4th congressional dist. WA 1944 

17 451

Yoder for Congress 1954 

17 452

Misc. Yoder campaign material 1954 

17 453

Yoder campaign media receipts 

17 454

Personal recommendations 

17 455

Army discharge papers 1943 

17 456

Recommendations, resume information 1920 

17 457

Military records 

17 458

Sympathy cards on the death of Wilma Yoder's mother 

17 459

Brochure asking for building to be named after ancestor 

17 460

Misc. notebooks 

17 461

Misc. including corr. 

17 462

Law School 

Box Folder

information 

18 463

catalogs 

18 464

notes - contracts 

18 465

notes - misc. 

18 466

notes - insurance 

18 467

notes - insurance - typed 

18 468

notes - insurance 

18 469

notes - damages 

18 470

notes - state vs cities 

18 471

notes - insurance 

18 472

notes - misc. 

18 473-476

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