Guide to the Anna Biedel Weitz Papers 1904-1983
Cage 158

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Weitz, Anna Biedel
Anna Biedel Weitz Papers
Cage 158
Date [inclusive]
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 feet of linear shelf space
This collection records the history of the town of Endicott, Washington through correspondence, clippings, prose, a scrapbook, and other materials written, collected, or compiled by Anna Biedel Weitz.

Preferred Citation note

Anna Biedel Weitz Papers, 1904-1983

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Anna Biedel Weitz (1907-1985) was married to Alex L. Weitz and lived in Endicott, Washington where she took on numerous roles in the small town. Primarily, Weitz worked with her husband at his insurance agency where she wrote wills as a German-English interpreter, obtained delayed birth certificates, and performed other miscellaneous duties for her husband's company. Weitz also published the town's weekly newspaper, the Endicott Index, for eight years, and compiled a town history.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains correspondence, clippings, a scrapbook, and other materials relating to the history of Endicott, Washington, all written, collected, or compiled by Anna Biedel Weitz of Endicott. The materials date from 1904 to 1983. Weitz's research encompassed the town's schools, churches, lodges, clubs, railroads, telephone system, etc. A scrapbook of newspaper clippings is included in the collection, chronicling the history of Endicott. This series, titled "The Blue Mirror," appeared in the Endicott Index in 1935 and was written by Miss E. Deane Smith. There is also a history of the town written by Earl Miller.

In addition to Weitz's historical information on the town, the collection includes her own writings, several published in 1986: "The Volga-German epicure," "Country Lanes," "Victory Parade," "With Freedom's Holy Light," and many others.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in a single series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1963-1971 by Anna Biedel Weitz. Additional materials were received and added to the collection in 1980.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The Volga-German epicure (TX721 .W45 1986). Country lanes (PS3573.E4153 C6 1986).

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Endicott (Wash.) -- History -- Sources


  • City and Town Life
  • German Americans
  • Russian Americans
  • Russian Germans -- Washington (State)
  • Scrapbooks
  • Washington (State)

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"The Weitz saga," University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries Catalog, last modified 2013,

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Prose and poetry: "The Volga-German epicure," "Granny is too Old," "They Waged and Won," "Tales of My People," "A Wonderful and Waning Language" 1941-1965 

1 1

Endicott, Washington history 1904, 1952-1962 

1 2

Endicott, Washington school history: graduation announcements, clippings, correspondence, etc. 1904-1963 

1 3

Telephone directories 1961-1962 and undated 

1 4

Xerox notes and papers undated 

1 5

"With Freedom's Holy Light" by Anna Biedel Weitz circa 1969-1971 

1 6

Church - history and anniversary announcements circa 1934-1983 

1 7

"Country Lanes" and "Victory Parade" by Anna Biedel Weitz circa 1943 

1 8

Lodges, clubs, railroads, and shipping history 1904-1917, 1955-1957 

1 9

Scrapbook of Endicott, Washington history: "The Blue Mirror" by Miss E. Deane Smith 1911-1918, 1935-1962 

1 10