Guide to the Irene Heinrich and Ilene Heinrich Papers 1911-1969
Cage 779

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Heinrich, Irene and Ilene
Title
Irene Heinrich and Ilene Heinrich Papers
ID
Cage 779
Date [inclusive]
1911-1969
Extent
3.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
1.25 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists almost entirely of letters from sisters Irene and Ilene Heinrich to their family in Spokane.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Irene Heinrich and Ilene Heinrich papers, 1929-1933

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Irene M. Heinrich (1910-1999) and Ilene I. Heinrich (1910-1999) were twin sisters who grew up near Cheney, Washington. They attended Washington State College from 1929 to 1933. Both earned bachelor's degrees, Irene in Home Economics and Ilene in Zoology.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists mainly of letters from sisters Irene and Ilene Heinrich to their family in Spokane. They reported extensively on their experiences as Washington State College students, writing about their classes and professors, labs, social and cultural events, their friends and acquaintances, and campus jobs they took to help pay their educational expenses during the early years of the Great Depression. Both sisters were residents of Erani House.

In addition to the sisters' letters home, the collection includes one letter from their mother, Katherine Heinrich of Spokane, papers related to the Erani Club, memorabilia, and photographs, including photographs of Ilene and Irene Heinrich and a student group portrait taken on the steps of Senior Hall.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in a single series. The correspondence is arranged chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2012

http://www.libraries.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.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Katherine Olson, daughter of Ilene Heinrich Marckx and niece of Irene Heinrich Jencks, and Murray Brian Jencks, Irene Jencks's son, donated these materials to the Washington State University Libraries in 2012 (MS 2012-12).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Cheryl Gunselman.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- History -- Sources
  • Washington State University -- Students

Subject(s)

  • College students -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Student life

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 

Box Folder

1929 September 15-October 10 

1 1

1929 October 11-November 6 

2

1929 November 8-25 

3

1929 December 13-1930 January 30 

4

1930 February 3-March 9 

5

1930 March 16-April 21 

6

1930 April 30-November 10 

7

1930 November 20-1931 February 1 

8

1931 February 10-April 15 

9

1931 April 19-June 1 

10

1931 September 22-October 28 

11

1931 October 30-1932 January 4 

2 12

1932 January 8-March 18 

13

1932 March [13?]-May 2 

14

1932 May 9-July 7 

15

1932 July 16-October 8 

16

1932 October 15-December 3 

17

1932 December 11-1933 February 16 

18

1933 February 21-March 18 

19

1933 March 23-May 29 

20

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Box Folder

Photographs, 1911-1969 

21

Baby Bonnet, circa 1910 

21.1

Commencement programs, Washington State College, 1933-1934 

3 22

Erani Club newsletters, 1931-1945 

23

Erani Club mailing lists, circa 1930s-1940s 

24

Irene Heinrich, WSC memorabilia, circa 1929-1933 

25

[Collection documentation file] 

26