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Archives 274
Tall Indians Club
Records and Correspondence, 1958-1981

ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING INFORMATION

These papers were given to MASC by Hiram Perez of the WSU Music program on November 8, 1988, and retained as UA88-39. The papers were processed by University Archivist Mark O'English in March, 2009.

EXTENT/QUANTITY INFORMATION

Number of containers: 1 box
Linear feet of shelf space: .5

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The "Tall Indians of the Mighty Palouse" was a social group organized by and for public school music teachers in 1958 out of the WSU High School Summer Camp program. The group quickly grew to include WSU music faculty, and in 1963 began awarding "Tall Indian Scholarships" to junior undergraduates. The group dissolved in 1980.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT

The collection consists primarily of papers concerned with membership, scholarships, and initiation ceremonies of the organization. Papers are arranged by subject.

ACCESS

This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions apply.

PREFERRED CITATION

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Tall Indians Club Records and Correspondence, 1958-1981 (UA 274)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

RELATED MATERIALS

Two folders of High School Summer Camp materials were separated from this collection and placed in WSU 263 (WSU Publications: High School Summer Camp).

Folder  Description Dates
 
1Regulations & Initiation Ritualundated
2Minutes of Pow-Wows1959-1980
3Initiation Questions1962-1980
4Membership Candidates & Invitations1965-1981
5Membership Certificates & Insignia (includes membership card, rubber stamp, and 2 tie pins)undated
6Dues and Fines1960-1975
7Scholarships1972-1981
8Correspondence1962-1981
9Membership Lists1960-1972
10Register1958-1980
11Music Department Graduates, 1918-19801980
12Organizational Historyundated