Preliminary Guide to the Herman Deutsch papers on the Friends of the Washington State University Library
MS.1983.21

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Herman Deutsch papers on the Friends of the Washington State University Library
ID
MS.1983.21
Date [inclusive]
Circa 1940s-1960
Extent
0.5 Linear feet 1 box.
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use: 2-6-26-5)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

Herman J. Deutsch (1897-1979) received his PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin in 1926. He taught at the University of Montana before coming to Washington State University, where he served as a Professor of History from 1926 to 1962. After retiring, he taught at the University of Washington and also traveled to Vienna, Austria as a Fulbright lecturer. (see Cage 590)

The Friends of the Library (FOL) was established in 1938 by WSU's president, E. O. Holland, and William Wirt Foote, head librarian, to assist in securing support and resources for the university library.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains papers pertaining to the Friends of the Library (FOL) at Washington State University, with records ranging from 1940 to 1959. Theses papers were collected by Herman J. Deutsch (1897-1979), a professor of History at WSU from 1926 to 1962. The collection consists of FOL's committee minutes, constitution, membership applications, by-laws, history, newsletters, and newspaper clippings. The collection also contains incoming and outgoing correspondence pertaining to the FOL, including: acquisitions, events, history textbooks, financial records, membership records, as well as letters from Dr. E. O. Holland, President of WSU. Additionally, the collection includes a list of residents in the state of Washington from 1945 to 1946 whose wealth was estimated at fifty-thousand dollars and above.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It has not yet been arranged.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated to Washington State University Libraries in 1983 (MS 1983-21).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Herman J. Deutsch (Cage 590) http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/finders/cg590.htm; Friends of the Library Records (Archives 116) http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/finders/ua116.htm; Joel Edward Ferris (Cage 95) http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/finders/cg95.htm

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Libraries.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pullman (Wash.) -- History -- Sources
  • Washington (State) -- History

Personal Name(s)

  • Deutsch, Herman J.

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