Guide to the Roy Gill Papers on the Columbia Basin Irrigation League 1920-1942
Cage 247

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Gill, Roy Roland, 1876-
Title
Roy Gill Papers on the Columbia Basin Irrigation League
ID
Cage 247
Date [inclusive]
1920-1942
Extent
2.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
.75 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Roy Roland Gill of Spokane, WA, was Executive Chairman and Secretary of the Columbia Basin Irrigation League during the 1920s. This collection of Roy Roland Gill's papers focuses on his activities as an officer of the Columbia Basin Irrigation League. The League was an advocacy and lobbying group for development of Inland Northwest water resources for irrigation and hydroelectric power production. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, publications, speeches, financial records, legislation, clippings and photographs related to the League's promotional activities.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Roy Gill papers, 1920-1942

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Roy Roland Gill of Spokane, WA, was Executive Chairman and Secretary of the Columbia Basin Irrigation League during the 1920s. He also served as the president of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce (1922-1923). During his years in Spokane, Gill worked as vice president and general manager of the Holley-Mason Hardware Company.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection of Roy Roland Gill's papers focuses on his activities as an officer of the Columbia Basin Irrigation League. The League was an advocacy and lobbying group for development of Inland Northwest water resources for irrigation and hydroelectric power production. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, publications, speeches, financial records, legislation, clippings and photographs related to the League's promotional activities. Gill's correspondence makes up most of the collection. He received letters and telegrams from a wide range of correspondents, many of them federal officials, corporate executives, and prominent regional businessmen, offering information, strategy suggestions, assessment of progress, and analysis of developments. Some noteworthy correspondents are Herbert Hoover, Hervey Lindley, Elwood Mead, Hubert Work, Mark E. Reed, Miles Poindexter, and William Borah.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in a single series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

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

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Roy Gill donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries (date unknown).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Cheryl Gunselman

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Osmer Lysander Waller papers ( Cage 222)

Columbia Basin Irrigation League papers ( Cage 5031)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Columbia Basin Irrigation League -- Records and correspondence.
  • Columbia Basin Project (U.S.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 -- Correspondence. -- Selections.
  • Lindley, Hervey. -- Correspondence. -- Selections.
  • Mead, Elwood, 1858-1936 -- Correspondence. -- Selections.

Subject(s)

  • Dams.
  • Pressure groups -- Washington (State)
  • Washington (State)
  • Water and Water Rights

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Correspondence 

1921-1927 

1 1-2

1928-1930 

1 3-4

1931-1932 

1 5

1932-1942 

1 6-7

Draft of Senate Bill (S. 2860), A bill to provide for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Columbia Basin project in Washington, and for other purposes. 72nd Congress, 1st Session, 1932. Printed, manuscript, and typescript versions, some heavily annotated. 

1 8

Reports (about the Columbia Basin Project) 

1 9

Publications and clippings 

2 10-11

Financial statements, 1931-1933 

2 12

Minutes and conference proceedings, 1927 

2 13

Speeches 

2 14

Photograph of Miss Alice Garry, Princess America I, and Herbert Hoover, 1926 

2 15