Cage 772

Northwest on Parade

Radio scripts, 1933-1934

Acquisition And Processing Information

Louis Wassmer donated this collection to Washington State University in the 1930s. It was originally processed as a vertical file (VF 1122), then converted into a manuscript collection in 2011.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of containers: 1

Linear feet of shelf space: .25

Collection Description

This collection consists of six volumes of studio copies of radio scripts about towns and historical events in Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Canada. Promotional in nature, they were prepared for broadcast from the Davenport Hotel on radio station KHQ (Spokane, WA).


Washington (State) -- History
Idaho -- History
Montana -- History
Oregon -- History
Northwest, Pacific -- History


This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Northwest on Parade radio scripts collection
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA


Materials are in English.

Container List

Box Folder Description
1 1 Idaho, 1933-1934. Includes scripts about Boise, Burke, Coeur d'Alene, Cottonwood, Elk City, Genesee, Grangeville, Kamiah, Kendrick, Kellogg, Moscow, Mullan, Nezperce, Orofino, Pocatello, Priest River, Sandpoint, St. Maries, Spirit Lake, Twin Falls, and Weiser.
  2 Montana, 1933. Includes scripts about Bozeman, Butte, Deer Lodge, Glacier National Park, Great Falls, Hamilton, Havre, Helena, Kalispell, Libby, Livingston, Polson, Ronan, Shelby, Thompson Falls, Troy, and Whitefish.
  3 Washington, 1933-1934. Includes scripts about Aberdeen, Almira, Asotin, Cashmere, Chewelah, Clarkston, Colfax, Newport, Franklin County, Coulee Dam, Grand Coulee (2), Farmington, Creston, the Columbia Basin, Davenport, Dayton, Deer Park, Entiat, Ephrata, Fairfield, Garfield, Grandview, beginnings of government in Washington, Harrington, Hoquiam, Ione, agriculture in Southwest Washington, Kahlotus, Kennewick, Kettle Falls, Lake Chelan, Leavenworth, Lind, Longview, Mabton, Marcus, Medical Lake, Metaline Falls, Methow Valley, Naches, Newport, Oakesdale, Okanogan, the Olympic Peninsula, Odessa, Palouse, Omak, Pasco, Pomeroy, Prosser, the Puget Sound country, Mt. Rainier National Park, early development in Spokane County, Republic, Rosalia, Ritzville, Seattle, Coulee City (in honor of Silas Mason), Soap Lake, Spokane Valley, Sprague, Sunnyside, Tekoa, Tonasket, Toppenish, Uniontown, Vancouver, Waitsburg, Waterville, Walla Walla, Wallula, Wilbur, and Zillah.
  4 Oregon, 1933-1934. Includes scripts about Astoria, Crater Lake National Park, Baker, The Dalles, Enterprise and Wallowa County, Milton-Freewater, Ontario, the pioneer days of Oregon, La Grande, and Umatilla County.
    Pacific Northwest, 1933-1934. Includes scripts about the forests of the Northwest, National Forests, Inland Empire lakes, the missionary days, New Year's Eves at the Davenport Hotel, a review of the Northwest on Parade series, home life under pioneer conditions, steam boat days in Pend Oreille County, transportation and travel in the Inland Empire, the old fur trade days, and Yellowstone Park.
  5 Canada, 1933-1934. Includes scripts about Cranbrook (BC), Creston (BC), the early days of British Columbia, Fernie (BC), Grand Forks (BC), Kaslo (BC), Kelowna (BC), Kootenay Lake district (BC), Nakusp and the Arrow Lakes (BC), Okanogan Lake district (BC), Princeton (BC), Revelstoke (BC), Rocky Mountain trails, Rossland (BC), Trail (BC), Vernon (BC), Vancouver Island (BC), the province of Alberta, Banff and Lake Louise (AB), Calgary (AB), Edmonton (AB), the province of Manitoba, the province of Saskatchewan, and Regina (SK).
  6 Adminstrative information: report on the collection from the Works Progress Administration Historical Records Survey, 1937.