Guide to the Lyndon King Armstrong Papers 1897-1941
Cage 244

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Armstrong, Lyndon King
Lyndon King Armstrong Papers
Cage 244
Date [inclusive]
2500.0 items.
General Physical Description note
6.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Correspondence, bulletins, maps, field notes and reports regarding gold and silver mining in the Pacific Northwest; correspondence and minutes of the meetings of the Columbia Section of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers and of the Washington State Natural Resources Association and manuscripts of papers presented at regional professional meetings.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 244, Lyndon King Armstrong Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Lyndon King Armstrong was born at Mukwanago, Wisconsin in 1859. From 1877 to 1890 he was a druggist, chemist and miner in the Dakota and Montana Territories. Settling in Spokane, Washington in 1890, he became the publisher of mining trade newspapers. He also established a mining engineering practice and was involved in certain business ventures in mining. Armstrong was a member and officer of many of the trade and professional organizations associated with mining in the Northwest, most notably the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. Additionally he was active in the Spokane Chamber of Commerce and in various scientific and scholarly organizations, including the Northwest Scientific Association and the Eastern Washington Historical Society. He died in early 1942.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of L. K. Armstrong include correspondence, bulletins, maps, field notes and mining engineering reports concerning gold and silver mines of Washington, Idaho and British Columbia; and correspondence, minutes, printed materials, and manuscripts of professional articles created or acquired through Armstrong's office in several trade and professional organizations, notably the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, the International Geological Congress and the Washington State Natural Resources Association.

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Arrangement note

The papers are arranged chronologically in consecutively numbered folders in five series: Professional and personal papers; American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers papers; Manuscripts of articles submitted to AIMME; Mines and mineral resources reports; Other organizations and special meetings.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1970
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The L. K. Armstrong Papers were purchased for the Washington State University Library in 1956 by the Friends of the Library.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

The Franklin Gold Mining Company records (now located as Cage 283) and the records of the Mining Mens' Club of Spokane (now located as Cage 298) have been separated from this collection and independently processed.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers. Columbia Section
  • Washington State Natural Resources Association

Personal Name(s)

  • Armstrong, Lyndon King --Archives


  • Mines and Mineral Resources
  • Mines and mineral resources--Northwest, Pacific
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Professional and Personal Papers 

Box Folder

Office Register. Includes signatures of many prominent mining engineers, weather reports and a few diary notes. 1918-1933 

1 1

Correspondence, re: mining regulations: Bonneville Power Administration. 

1 2

Correspondence, re: federal mining experiment station in state of Washington. 

1 3

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Series 2: American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers Papers 


Box Folder

 May-July, 1909 

2 4

 August, 1909 

2 5

 September, 1909 

2 6

 October-November, 1909 

2 7

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, Columbia Section 

Box Folder


2 8


2 9


2 10


2 11


2 12


2 13


2 14


3 15


4 16


4 17


4 18


4 19


4 20


5 21


5 22


5 23


5 24


5 25


6 26


6 27


6 28

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Series 3: Manuscripts of articles submitted to AIMME 

Box Folder

Kralowec, A. G. Clays and Clay Industries of Western Washington. 1923 

6 29

Siegfus, Stanley A Geological Study of the Boise Basin 1923 

6 30

McLeod, Arthur A. The Geology of the Silver Hill District, Spokane County, Washington 1923 

6 31

Hersey, Lynn F. A Study of the Over-all Efficiency of Compressed Air in Mining 1923 

6 32

Sargent, Charles Arthur A Report on the Recent Ore Strike in the Success Mine, Wallace, Idaho 1923 

6 33

Cummins, Robert M. A Study in Mining Litigation 1923 

6 34

Shenon, P. J. A Metallurgical Treatment of the Bay Horse Mine Ore with notes on the Geology 1924 

7 35

Sandback, John E. Investigation of Metallurgical Treatment of the dry Gold-Silver ore from the Golden Age Mine, Pioneerville, Idaho 1924 

7 36

Larsen, G. V. Experiments with Snake River Flour Gold 1924 

7 37

Linn, H. F. Experiment with an Eastern Washington Tuff-Cement 1924 

7 38

Smolak, George The Metallurgical Treatment of a Low Grade Silver Ore of Southern Idaho 1924 

7 39

Saunders, C. Churn Drilling as Applied to the Exploration and Mining of Mineral Deposits. 1925 

7 40

Pena, A. Tin Deposits of Bolivia and Their Relation to the World Supply 1925 

7 41

Eastman, E. A. A Geological Study of the Copper Outcrops near Troy, Idaho 1925 

7 42

Barnes, Virgil Geology and Ore Deposits of the Cleveland Mine, Washington 1925 

7 43

Lokken, John C. A Metallurgical Investigation of the Ore of the Ramshorn Mine, Custer County, Idaho, and A Study of Classification and Gravity Concentration as Applied to the Pecos, Oregon. 1925 

7 44

Bagdasarian, A. B. A New Process of Treating Complex Sulfide Ores 1925 

7 45

d'Ablaing, P. R. Milling of Republic Ores 1925 

7 46

Piper, Arthur M. Paragenesis of Some Primary Ores from the Rex and Success Mines, Coeur d'Alene District, Idaho 1925 

7 47

Rusch, Thomas Prospecting with the Long Hole Drill 1925 

7 48

McGonigle, F. Relation of the Geographical Zonation of Base Metals and Batholithic Intrusives in the State of Idaho. 1925 

8 49

Ellis, E. W. Results of Concentrating Classified Feed, Screen-sized Feed and Natural Feed on a Table of the Wilfley Type 1925 

8 50

Bullock, A. D. A Resume of Cyanide Practice from 1915-1925 1925 

8 51

Johnson, J. W. Smelter Methods of Assaying 1925 

8 52

Wahl, A. J. Report on the Ramshorn Mine, Bayhorse, Idaho 1925 

8 53

Joyce, Edwin The Effect of Certain Flotation Reagents on the Surface Tension of Water 1925 

8 54

Voorhis, B. Van Concentrating Republic Ore by Flotation 1925 

8 55

White, Norman R. A Study of the age Relations of the Butte Ores 1925 

8 56

Morrell, Lester G. Genesis of some primary ores from Leadville, Colorado 1926 

8 57

Stockdale, Stephen W. An Investigation of the Zinc Content of a Lead Blast Furnace Slag 1926 

8 58

Skidmore, Joseph H. Metallurgical Study of Gold-Silver Ore from Mammoth Mine, Pioneerville, Idaho 1926 

8 59

Swanson, Arthur Present State Of Liquid Oxygen Explosive 1926 

8 60

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Series 4: Mines and mineral resources reports 

Correspondence: mines 

Box Folder


9 61


9 62


9 63


9 64


Box Folder


9 65

Mineral resources 

9 66

Water resources 

9 67


9 68

Coinage metals 

9 69


9 70

Granby Mine 

10 71

Lixivation Tests 

10 72

Washington Stratigraphy 

10 73

Hecla Mines 

10 74

Rice Lane District 

10 75

Morning Mine 

10 76

Haulage Systems 

10 77

Howard group 

10 78

High-grade silver in B.C. 

10 79

Testing Pb-Zn-Ag Ores 

10 80a
Box Folder

Miscellaneous Mining Reports: Okanogan County Low-Grade Ore; Reiper Mining Company; Metaline-Pend'Oreille Mineral Development; Ford Mining Company; Granite-Poorman Mine; The Togo Mine; Gold Flotation Development Company; Wisconsin Group Mines; Kootenay Gold Exploration Company; Kootenay Gold Mines Ltd.; Mogul Mining Company; Correspondence 

11 80b

Field Notes 

11 81

Newspaper Clippings 

11 82

Maps and  Charts 

11 83

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Series 5: Other organizations and special meetings. 

Box Folder

International Geologic Congresses 

12 84

Washington Natural Resources Association 

12 85-87

Correspondence regarding Joint Convention of American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers and Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers 1926 

13 88-90

Printed Material, Programs, Souvenirs of Joint Convention 

13 91

Manuscript of Joint Convention: Stratification Theory and Practice in Ore Dressing by A. W. Fahrenwald 

13 92

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