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, 1874-
Title
Joel Edward Ferris Papers
ID
Cage 95
Date [inclusive]
1938-1961
Extent
3.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
1.25 linear feet of shelf space approximately 2200 items
Language
English
Abstract
Joel Edward Ferris (1874-1960) was first President of the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Library of Washington State University, 1938-1948, and served on the Board until his death in 1960. The papers of J. E. Ferris include his WSU 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).

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Joel Edward Ferris Papers, 1938-1961 (Cage 95)

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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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in 5 series:

Series 1: Ferris correspondence: Friends of the WSU Library

Series 2: Ferris correspondence about the Walter Beals Library

Series 3: Washington State University Library correspondence with Ferris

Series 4: E. O. Holland correspondence with Ferris

Series 5: Pamphlets and newspaper article written by Ferris

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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 may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was compiled from the papers of Joel E. Ferris, donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1961 by Mrs. Cecil R. Fuller, and related material from the files of E. O. Holland and the library.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in May of 1973 by Jan Brzoska and Terry Abraham.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Related records of the Washington State University Libraries are part of the University Archives (see the WSU Archives collection list)

Some are also available in the Washington State University Publications collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Friends of the Library
  • Washington State University. Libraries

Geographic Name(s)

  • Northwest, Pacific -- History

Personal Name(s)

  • Beals, Walter B.
  • Ferris, Joel Edward, 1874- -- Archives
  • Holland, Ernest Otto, 1874-1950

Subject(s)

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

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Ferris correspondence: Friends of the WSU Library 

Box Folder

April 1946-October 1947 

1 1

November 1947-March 1948 

1 2

April 1948-June 1948 

1 3

July 1948-September 1948 

1 4

October 1948-December 1948 

1 5

January 1949-July 1949 

1 6

August 1949- October 1949 

1 7

November 1949-January 1950 

1 8

February 1950-May 1950 

1 9

June 1950-October 1950 

1 10

November 1950-December 1951 

2 11

January 1951-September 1953 

2 12

October 1953-September 1954 

2 13

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Series 2: Ferris correspondence about the Walter Beals Library 

Box Folder

October 1938-December 1949 

2 14

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Series 3: Washington State University Library correspondence with Ferris 

Box Folder

October 1938-December 1949 

2 15

January 1950-April 1958 

2 16

May 1958-December 1961 

2 17

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings and papers of Washington State University 

2 18

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Series 4: E. O. Holland correspondence with Ferris 

Box Folder

January 1946-June 1948 

3 19

July 1948-March 1950 

3 20

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Series 5: Pamphlets and newspaper article written by Ferris 

Box Folder

Early Outpost of the Fur Trade Empire, 1953 October 8 

3 21

Early Day Banking in the State of Washington October, 1958 

3 21

Curly Jim was a "Character," 1958 February 9 

3 21

Addresses at Dinner Meeting of the Friends of the Library, State College of Washington (bound volume). Includes speeches by Ferris, Herman J. Deutsch, Arnold L. Graves, and Francis J. Bowman; 1939 April 28 

3 22

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