Guide to the Joel Edward Ferris Papers 1938-1961
Cage 95

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Ferris, Joel Edward
Title
Joel Edward Ferris Papers
ID
Cage 95
Date [inclusive]
1938-1961
Extent
2200.0 items.
General Physical Description note
1.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence with E.O. Holland and others re: purchase of Judge Beals' library, the Washington State University Library and the Friends organization. Also Ferris' historical pamphlets re: history of banking and of the fur trade.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 95, Joel Edward Ferris Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Joel Edward Ferris (1874-1960) was first President of the Board of Directors for Friends of the Library of Washington State University, 1938-1948, and served on the Board until his death in 1960. Ferris was Chairman of the Spokane and Eastern Division of the Seattle-First National Bank, Spokane, President of the Eastern Washington Historical Society and had received an honorary degree of doctor of laws from Whitman College and Washington State University.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of J.E. Ferris include his Friends of the Library correspondence, comprising correspondence concerning the Judge Walter B. Beals Library, (1938-1949); the files of correspondence of Washington State University Library with Ferris, (1938-1961); and WSU President Ernest O. Holland's correspondence with Ferris, (1946-1950). Also included in the collection are pamphlets and newspaper articles written by Ferris and miscellaneous newspaper clippings and pamphlets concerning WSU.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1973

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

This collection has been compiled from the files of J.E. Ferris, E.O. Holland, and the WSU library.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Libraries Friends of the Library

Geographic Name(s)

  • Northwest, Pacific--History

Personal Name(s)

  • Beals, Walter B.
  • Ferris, Joel Edward, 1874- --Archives
  • Fuller, Cecil R., Mrs. waps
  • Holland, Ernest Otto, 1874-1950

Subject(s)

  • Banks and banking--Washington (State)--History
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Ferris Correspondence re: Friends of the Library 

 April, 1946-October, 1947   110.0 items.

Box
1
Folder
1

 November, 1947-March, 1948   120.0 items.

Box
1
Folder
2

 April, 1948-June, 1948   130.0 items.

Box
1
Folder
3

 July, 1948-September, 1948   100.0 items.

Box
1
Folder
4

 October, 1948-December, 1948;   115.0 items.

Box
1
Folder
5

 January, 1949-July, 1949   130.0 items.

Box
1
Folder
6

 August,1949- October, 1949   110.0 items.

Box
1
Folder
7

 November, 1949-January, 1950   115.0 items.

Box
1
Folder
8

 February, 1950-May, 1950   100.0 items.

Box
2
Folder
9

 June, 1950-October, 1950   100.0 items.

Box
2
Folder
10

 November, 1950-December, 1951   120.0 items.

Box
2
Folder
11

 January, 1951-September, 1953   130.0 items.

Box
2
Folder
12

 October, 1953-September, 1954   50.0 items.

Box
2
Folder
13

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Series 2: Ferris Correspondence re: Beals Library 

 October, 1938-December, 1949   175.0 items.

Box
2
Folder
14

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Series 3: Washington State University Library Correspondence with Ferris 

 October, 1938-December, 1949   85.0 items.

Box
3
Folder
15

 January, 1950-April, 1958   130.0 items.

Box
3
Folder
16

 May, 1958-December, 1961   100.0 items.

Box
3
Folder
17

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings and papers of Washington State University undated   50.0 items.

Box
3
Folder
18

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Series 4: Holland Correspondence with Ferris 

 January, 1946-June, 1948   100.0 items.

Box
3
Folder
19

 July, 1948-March, 1950   120.0 items.

Box
3
Folder
20

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Series 5: Pamphlets and Newspaper Article written by Ferris 

Early Outpost of the Fur, Trade Empire October 8, 1953. 

Box
3
Folder
21

Early Day Banking in the State of Washington October, 1958. 

Box
3
Folder
21

Curly Jim was a 'Character' February 9, 1958. 

Box
3
Folder
21

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