Thomas Neill Papers 1892-1937
Cage 624

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Thomas Neill
Title
Thomas Neill Papers
ID
Cage 624
Date [inclusive]
1892-1937
Extent
3.0 containers
General Physical Description note
1.5 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists primarily of speeches given by Judge Neill to various civic and fraternal groups.

Preferred Citation note

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description] Thomas Neill Papers, 1892-1934 Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Thomas Neill (1861-1938) was born in Ireland and emigrated to the United States in 1879. He worked first as a laborer in various jobs, and then studied law in Indiana, where he was admitted to the bar. In 1886 Neill married Ada Marion Allen, after meeting her in the Dakota Territory where he was involved in a newspaper venture. They had three children: Roscoe, Ruth, and Royal.

The Neills relocated to Pullman in 1888. Neill established the Pullman Herald newspaper in the same year. He was very active in the newly incorporated town, becoming particularly involved in supporting civic improvements and establishing educational institutions, including what is now Washington State University. Neill Hall on the WSU Pullman campus is named in his honor.

He served as Superior Court judge for Whitman County from 1910 to 1912.

Judge Neill was interested in documenting the early history of Pullman, and published a pamphlet, Incidents in the Early History of Pullman and the State College of Washington, in 1922. A later edition of the pamphlet, published in 1977, includes a brief biography of Neill written by Lawrence R. Stark.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists primarily of speeches given by Judge Neill to various civic and fraternal groups. There are also other speeches of Neill, some speeches given by others, pamphlets on various topics (some related to topics of speeches in the collection), and a small number of photographs and miscellaneous items.

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Arrangement note

The collection has been arranged in three series:

Series 1: Speeches and supporting documentation, 1890s-1935. Groups of speeches given to particular organizations have been kept together. The remainder have been arranged in a rough alphabetical sequence.

Series 2: Miscellaneous papers, 1892-1936. Includes a small number of photographs, financial records, manuscripts, and a variety of other items.

Series 3: Pamphlets, 1918-1937. This series was given a rough topical arrangement during processing.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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 and available for research use. Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The papers of Judge Thomas Neill were donated to the WSU Libraries in 1984 by Barbara Johnson (MS 1984-51).

Processing Information note

The collection was arranged by Robert Hadlow in 1995; processing was completed by Cheryl Gunselman in 2006.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • City and Town Life, Civic Activism
  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows -- Washington (State) -- Pullman-- History.
  • Kiwanis Club (Pullman, Wash.) -- History.
  • Knights of Pythias -- History -- Washington (State) -- Pullman.
  • Neill, Thomas, 1861-1938.

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Collection Inventory

 1 Series 1: Speeches and supporting documentation 1890s-1935 

Box Folder

Armistice Day, Palouse (WA) 1925 

1 1

City park promotion, Colfax (WA) circa 1920s 

1 2

"Founders Day 1925," Washington State College 1925 

1 3

Addresses to Kiwanis Clubs 

Box Folder

"Kiwanis" undated 

1 4

"Kiwanis International" undated 

1 5

"Kiwanis History" circa 1920s 

1 6

"Colfax Club Charter" 3 June 1922 

1 7

"Constitution" 17 September 1923 

1 8

Untitled address to Colfax (WA) Kiwanis Club 6 and 11 February 1924 

1 9

Untitled address to Lewiston (ID) Kiwanis Club 23 January 1931 

1 10

Untitled address to Moscow (ID) Kiwanis Club 21 June 1926 

1 11

Untitled address to Kellogg (ID) Kiwanis Club 1927 

1 12

Untitled addresses undated 

1 13

"Let Us Have Peace" by Enoch A. Bryan, Armistice Day 1929 

1 14

Addresses to the Knights of Pythias 

Box Folder

"Cardinal Virtues of the Order" undated 

1 15

"Memorial to Brother Simpson" undated 

1 16

"Memorial Tribute to Dr. Mosier, Tekoa" undated 

1 17

"Pythianism Must Have a Social Program" undated 

1 18

"Goal Setting for Local Lodge" undated 

1 19

"Pythianism for Lodges" undated 

1 20

"Welcome of Royal Order of Moose" undated 

1 21

"Pythianism" undated 

1 22

History of the order undated 

1 23

"Pythian Friendship" undated 

1 24

"Pythianism," address at Rosalia 8 January 1920 

1 25

Untitled address at Pomeroy (WA) 17 February 1921 

1 26

Untitled address at Spokane 29 February 1921 

1 26

Memorial to deceased brothers, address at Pullman (WA) 12 June 1922 

1 27

Untitled address, Diamond Jubilee at Garfield (WA) 20 February 1924 

1 28

Untitled address, Walla Walla 18 May 1935 

1 29

Addresses of E. V. Kuykendall 18 May 1911, 22 May 1919 

1 30

Knights of Pythias, miscellaneous 1924-1928, undated 

1 31

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) addresses 

Box Folder

"Pullman Lodge History" undated 

1 32

Odd Fellowship history undated 

1 33

"I.O.O.F. Anniversary 1907 at Endicott" undated 

1 34

Untitled address circa 1916 

1 35

Untitled address at Colfax 16 November 1917 

1 36

Odd Fellowship history, address at Colfax (WA) 26 April 1920 

1 37

"[Amalgamation?] of Foreign Born" 16 January 1920 

1 38

"Anniversary of [Washington] Statehood, 1917," at Washington State College 1917 

1 38

"Child Labor Law" undated 

1 38

"The Church and Civilization" 18 July 1925 

1 38

"The Code of Hammurabi" undated 

1 38

Commencement address, preparatory class, Washington State College 1918 

1 39

"The Constitution and Democracy" undated 

1 40

"Crime and Criminals" undated 

1 40

"Decoration Day," Farmington (WA) 30 May 1921 

1 40

Dedication of Stevens Hall, Washington State College circa 1890s 

1 41

"Economic Determinism" undated 

1 42

"Education" undated 

1 42

"Federated Church" 15 February 1919 

1 42

"The Standard of American Federated Church" 29 February 1920 

1 42

"Forum" [about criminal law] 3 March 1935 

1 42

"Golden Rule" undated 

1 43

"Judge [William] Inman" undated 

1 43

"Industrial Democracy" undated 

1 43

"Ireland" undated 

1 43

"Legislation of Interest to Mothers" undated 

1 43

"Marriage and Divorce" February 1925, undated 

1 44

Memorial to P. W. Cox undated 

1 44

Memorial to Governor Ernest Lister undated 

1 44

"Memorial Day," Tekoa (WA) 30 May 1918 

1 44

"Origin of the Family" undated 

1 44

"Patriotism" undated 

1 45

"Penology" undated 

1 45

"Plum Plan" undated 

1 45

"Registration Day" [about draft registration] undated 

1 45

"The Single Tax" undated 

1 45

"Social Dynamatics" undated 

1 46

"Soldiers' Reunion Pullman" 1908 

1 46

"The Spirit of Americanism" undated 

1 46

"Story of Nash" undated 

1 46

"Taxation" undated 

1 46

"Thanksgiving Day" 1924 

1 46

"Theosophy" undated 

1 46

"Training the Child for Civic Life or Citizenship," Mothers' Club, Pullman 21 September 1910 

1 46

Untitled Independence Day address undated 

2 47

Untitled Independence Day address, Farmington (WA) 1915 

2 47

Untitled addresses about "Americanism" undated 

2 47

Untitled address about the Constitution undated 

2 47

Untitled address about contracts undated 

2 47

Untitled address about Steptoe War of 1858 undated 

2 48

Untitled address about fraternalism undated 

2 48

Untitled address about freedom of speech undated 

2 48

Untitled address about the International Court of Justice undated 

2 48

Untitled address about lawyers undated 

2 48

Untitled address about leadership undated 

2 49

Untitled address about National Recovery Administration circa 1930s 

2 49

Untitled address about poverty and social problems undated 

2 49

Untitled address about public schools undated 

2 49

Untitled address about religion undated 

2 50

Untitled address about Russia circa 1920s 

2 50

Untitled address about Socialism undated 

2 50

Untitled address about "The Spirit of Americanism," Endicott (WA) July 1916 

2 50

Untitled address to Moscow (ID) Chamber of Commerce 14 July 1926 

2 50

Untitled address given at Almota (WA) 17 September 1919 

2 50

Untitled address given at Palouse (WA) 2 September 1918 

2 51

Untitled address to "veteran friends" undated 

2 51

Untitled notes and drafts about crime undated 

2 51

Untitled notes about England undated 

2 51

Untitled notes about real estate undated 

2 51

Untitled notes about rent undated 

2 51

Unidentified notes and fragments undated 

2 52

"Washington's Birthday" 1920 

2 53

"What Is Democracy?" Men's Club, Congregational Church 26 February 1918 

2 53

"What Is 100 per cent American?" March 1926 

2 53

"Women's Legal Status" undated 

2 53

"Woodrow Wilson" undated 

2 53

"Woodrow Wilson Memorial Address at Colfax" circa 1924 

2 53

"World Court" undated 

2 53

"Judge George Turner," memorial address by Frank H. Graves 20 February 1932 

2 54

"Elwood Hughes," memorial address by Frederick Bausman 31 July 1919 

2 54

"Abraham Lincoln," memorial address by Will H. Thompson 12 February 1913 

2 54

Radio addresses 

2 55

"Our Moral Responsibility to Criminals" (script) 13 May 1925 

2 55

"Tribute to Pullman, Washington" (script) 7 February 1933 

2 55

"Early Pullman History" (script) 1937 

2 55

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 2 Series 2: Miscellaneous papers 1892-1936 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1918, 1924, undated 

2 56

Pullman history 

Box Folder

Incidents in the Early History of Pullman and the State College of Washington (Published by the Pullman  Herald) 1922 

2 57

Untitled draft about early Pullman history undated 

2 57

Federated Church of Pullman undated 

2 58

Program, "Registration Day" 5 June 1917 

2 59

Program, "Columbus Day Celebration" (Dedication of Pullman public school building) 21 October 1892 

2 59

"Handbook for Hotel Stock Salesmen" (pamphlet about proposed Pullman hotel) undated 

2 59

Financial records 

Box Folder

Cancelled checks, bank records 1916-1919 

2 60

Personal budget 1912-1913 

2 61

Receipts 1917-1919 

2 62

Four Minute Men bulletins 1917-1918 

2 63

"The Overproduction Perplexity" by F. W. Clower (typescript inscribed by author) undated 

2 64

Poem, "Bar Meeting 1912" 1912 

2 65

News clippings 1914-1936 

2 66

Photographs 

2 66

Allen family, Judge Neill 

2 67

Pullman flood of 1910 (42 black and white postcards) 1910 

2 67

Miscellaneous Pullman and Colfax photos circa 1900-1910 

2 67

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 3 Series 3: Pamphlets 1918-1937 

Box Folder

Christianity 

3 68

Christianity and World Problems by Kirby Page (numbers 9 and 17) 1925, 1929 

3 68

Christianity and Industry by Sherwood Eddy (number 12) 1927 

3 68

Crime 

3 69

The Crime Problem by E. R. Cass 1928 

3 69

Census of Prisoners: 1923, U.S. Dept. of Commerce circa 1923 

3 69

Economic issues 

3 70

Letter to the President on Foreign Trade by George N. Peek 1934 

3 70

The Non-production of Wealth by Harold Loeb circa 1934 

3 70

Industry 

3 71

Representation in Industry by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 1918 

3 71

Report of the Employers' Industrial Commission of the United States Department of Labor on British Labor Problems, United States Dept. of Labor 1919 

3 71

Selections from The Old Savage in the New Civilization by Raymond B. Fosdick 1929 

3 71

One Billion Wild Horses by Stuart Chase 1930 

3 71

Long-Range Planning for the Regularization of Industry published by  The New Republic 1932 

3 71

NRA Legislation by Henry I. Harriman 1935 

3 71

An Experiment in Industrial Democracy by William P. Hapgood (no. 13) undated 

3 71

Industrial Recovery Act (S. 2445) undated 

3 71

League of Nations (11 items) 1919 

3 72

Politics 

3 73

The Demand for Philippine Independence by Frederick Starr circa 1920s 

3 73

Platform and Constitution of the National Party circa 1918 

3 73

An American's Appeal to the President for Justice to our War Associates and the Honor of the United States by Frederick W. Peabody 1926 

3 73

How the Tenth Amendment Affected the Fifth Article of the Constitution by Selden Bacon 1930 

3 73

Prohibition, public health (6 items) 1928-1937, undated 

3 74

Railroads (9 items) 1919-1937, undated 

3 75

World Court (11 items) 1925-1930 

3 76

Miscellaneous (3 items) 1923, 1931 

3 77

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