Guide to the Vincent Lafayette Higgins Diaries 1892 -1936
Cage 649

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Higgins, Vincent Lafayette
Title
Vincent Lafayette Higgins Diaries
ID
Cage 649
Date [inclusive]
1892 -1936
Extent
22.0 volumes.
General Physical Description note
3 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Papers consist of diaries and accounting records of V. L. Higgins, and two notebooks kept by Belle Higgins Rucker, a daughter, while attending college. The diaries and accounts are entered in blank books of various formats.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 649, Vincent Lafayette Higgins Diaries. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Vincent Lafayette Higgins, b. 1851, was a farmer in the Union Flat region of Whitman County, Washington, about 5 or 6 miles southwest of the city of Pullman. His diaries document daily life and work on a diversified agriculture farm that had wheat growing as its principal activity.

Higgins was born at Burnsvile, North Carolina. In about 1870, he began a series of moves, to Missouri, Arkansas, California, Oregon, and finally, in 1884 to Pullman, Washington Territory.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers consist of diaries and accounting records of V. L. Higgins, and two notebooks kept by Belle Higgins Rucker, a daughter, while attending college.

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Arrangement note

The diaries and accounts are entered in blank books of various formats. They have been arranged in a chronological order, with the exception of a few large, oversize books which, of necessity, are out of order and at the end of the sequence.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1996

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 diaries of V. L. Higgins, farmer from Pullman, Washington, were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1995 by Suzanne Rucker of Titusville, Florida (MS95-13).

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The Libraries had previously acquired related items; see Cage 1983: Vincent Lafayette Higgins Papers, 1900-1920.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pullman (Wash.)--History--Diaries
  • Whitman County (Wash.)--History--Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Higgins, Vincent Lafayette --Archives
  • Rucker, Belle Higgins
  • Rucker, Suzanne. waps

Subject(s)

  • Agricultural diversification--Washington (State)--History
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture -- Washington (State)--Whitman County--History
  • Diaries
  • Pioneers
  • Washington (State)

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Bibliography

A biographic sketch of Higgins is included in the papers of James E. Lindsey, at the Washington State University Libraries.

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Collection Inventory

Box Volume

Daily Diary and Accounting Records Feb., 1892 - May, 1897 

1 1

Transcription of Diary and Accounting Records Feb., 1892 -May, 1897 

1 2

Accounting, Breeding, and Crop Records; Newspaper Clippings 1893-1930 

1 3

Diary May, 1897 - April, 1901 

1 4

Diary April, 1901 - May, 1903 

1 5

Diary May, 1903 - May, 1905 

2 6

Diary June, 1905 - July, 1907 August 3, 1908 

2 7

Diary July, 1907 - July, 1909 

2 8

Diary August, 1909 - November, 1914 

2 9

Diary December, 1914 - June, 1917 

2 10

Diary and Notes August, 1925 - July, 1926 

2 11

Diary August, 1926 - October, 1927 

2 12

Diary September, 1928 - June, 1930 

3 13

Diary February 25, 1930 - October, 1933 

3 14

Diary July, 1930 - October, 1933 

3 15

Diary December, 1931 - October, 1932 

3 16

Diary October, 1933 - March, 1936 

3 17

Newspaper Clippings, Pamphlets, Letters 1917 - 1926 

3 18

Belle Higgins, Physics Laboratory Experiment Notebook, Washington State College 1908 - 1909 

3 19

Belle Higgins, Laboratory Manual of Elementary Physics, Washington State College 1908 - 1909 

3 20

Oversize Diary and Accounting Records 1916 - 1930 

4 21

Oversize Diary July, 1917 - July, 1925 

4 22