Preliminary Guide to the Charles and Alice Blackburn Collection on Pullman, WA Volunteer Associations
MS.1998.21

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Charles and Alice Blackburn Collection on Pullman, WA Volunteer Associations
ID
MS.1998.21
Date [inclusive]
corca 1965-1975
Extent
0.5 Linear feet 1 box.
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use: 2-6-26-6)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Charles Edwin Blackburn (1915-1976) was a Professor of English at Washington State University from 1951 to 1957, and then again from 1964 to 1976. Alice Blackburn, a graduate of the University of Washington, worked at the Pullman public library. Both Blackburns were active in the Community Congregational Church and in many types of committee and civic work, and the materials in this collection reflect that involvement. (for additional biographical information, please see the guides to Cage 478 and 480)

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains Charles and Alice Blackburn's collection of papers related to several volunteer associations in the Pullman, Washington area, including: Phi Beta Kappa, Washington State University Women's Club, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Pullman chapter, The Committee for Women, Whitman County Family Planning Center, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Eliza Hart Spalding chapter, Whitman County Mental Health Association, American Association of University Women (AAUW) Pullman chapter, and the Whitman County Historical Society. The collection of Phi Beta Kappa records consists of event programs, memoranda, newsletters, correspondence with members, newspaper clippings, and papers pertaining to the organization's scholarships, from 1969 to 1976.The WSU Women's Club records consist of event programs, newsletters, receipts, constitutions and by-laws, from 1962 to 1975. The ACLU records include newsletters, event flyers, and a letter to the Blackburns from the ACLU, from 1972 to 1975. The collection also contains newsletters from the Whitman County Mental Health Association, the Committee for Women, and the Whitman County Historical Society, all from the 1970s. The Whitman County Family Planning Center materials consist of correspondence with members, meeting and committee minutes, programs, by-laws, a community audit of their services, mailing list and newspaper clippings, from 1970 to 1974. The DAR materials include correspondence with members, notebooks, newspaper clippings, event calendars and newsletters, meeting minutes, programs agendas, budgets, by-laws and constitutions, as well as papers pertaining to historical markers and monuments activities, and scholarships, from 1925 to 1974. Additionally, the collection of AAUW records contains budgets, newsletters and bulletins, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, program agendas and pamphlets, by-laws, and mailing list, from 1965 to 1976.

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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 the Washington State University Libraries in 1998 (MS 1998-21).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Charles Edwin Blackburn Papers 1930-1976 (Cage 479; The Blackburn Collection of Pullman Community Congregational Church Records (Cage 480).

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pullman (Wash.) -- History -- Sources
  • Whitman County (Wash.) -- History -- Sources

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