Papers on Columbia River Basin shipping and development
Acquisition And Processing Information
This collection was processed by Tabitha Erdey in 2010. Its source is unknown, and it was received in an unlabeled binder.
Number of Containers: 1
Linear Feet of Shelf Space: .25
Quoted from Guide to the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association Records (Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA):
"In 1934 the Inland Empire Waterways Association was established as an advocacy group to represent the interests of the transportation industry, forestry, agriculture, energy producers, and local governments in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Most notably, they lobbied at the federal level for the construction of the locks and dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers."
The collection includes typescripts, clippings, graphs, tables, and maps regarding the development potential of the Columbia River Basin. These materials were probably created or collected by (or for) the Inland Empire Waterways Association, based on information in a letter filed with the collection (folder 2). Specific topics include: potential commercial shipping ports; electric power development; irrigation; dams; flood control; industrial, agricultural, and silvicultural applications; and recreation.
A detailed description of the collection contents is included in the "Container List" below.
The original arrangement of the documents has been retained.
Columbia River -- Commerce
Columbia River -- History
Columbia River Watershed
Transportation -- Columbia River Watershed
Shipment of goods -- Economic aspects -- Columbia River Watershed
Inland water transportation -- Columbia River
Wheat trade -- Northwest, Pacific
Inland Empire Waterways Association
AccessThis collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply.
The suggested citation for the collection is:
Papers on Columbia River Basin shipping and development, 1934-1936
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Materials are in English.