Guide to the Collection on the Ackerman Homestead 1975
Cage 5083

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Collection on the Ackerman Homestead
ID
Cage 5083
Date
1975
Extent
2.0 folders
General Physical Description note
3 linear feet of shelf space
Location note
(MASC Staff Use) Drawings stored in map case.
Language
English
Abstract
Photographs, drawings, and description of the Ackerman homestead near Asotin, Washington, produced in 1975 by University of Idaho professor and archaeologist David G. Rice and two graduate students, Karl Roenke and Robert Weaver.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Collection on the Ackerman Homestead, 1975

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Paul Ackerman, a German immigrant, arrived in Washington in 1879 and developed a homestead on the Snake River near Asotin, Washington. He built a cabin of stone and concrete surrounded by a stone wall. The cabin stood until at least 1975, when the documentation in this collection was created.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of documentation of the site of the Paul Ackerman homestead near Asotin, Washington. It includes drawings of the Ackerman cabin and site by University of Idaho graduate student Karl Roenke, photographs of the structure and site taken by David Rice, and a description (4 page typescript) by Roenke. They conducted their study as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey. Dr. Rice had previously surveyed the site in 1964 in conjunction with a proposed dam on the Snake River. The dam was not constructed.

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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

In 2016, David G. Rice donated a portion of this collection to the Washington State University Libraries, and additional drawings were transferred from the WSU Museum of Anthropology in the same year (MS.2016.27).

Processing Information note

Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2016.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Asotin County (Wash.) -- History -- Sources

Subject(s)

  • Archaeological survey -- Washington (State) -- Asotin County
  • Pioneers.
  • Washington (State)

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