Guide to the Elmo Race Richardson Papers 1930-2011
Cage 582

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Richardson, Elmo
Title
Elmo Race Richardson Papers
ID
Cage 582
Date [inclusive]
1930-2011
Extent
21.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
11 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, notes, photographs, diaries, clippings, and other papers of historian Elmo Race Richardson. Includes reproductions of primary source material collected by Richardson, and papers concerning his education and academic career as a teacher and historian.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Elmo Race Richardson Papers, 1930-2011

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Elmo Race Richardson (1930-2011) was an Assistant and Associate Professor of History at Washington State University from 1961 to 1972. He was one of the first of a group of Historians to work in the fields of Environmental History and what is now called Public History. His work included consulting, contract research, and writing for the private and public sector.

His papers document academic duties at six universities, as well as research, writing, editing, and publication, travel to islands around the world, and his later work as an artist. Box 20 contains correspondence, testimony, copies, and photographs relating to the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942) in the Pacific Northwest.

(This autobiographical sketch was supplied by Elmo Race Richardson while creating the 1991 finding aid for the collection.)

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of correspondence, notes, photographs, diaries, clippings, and other papers of historian Elmo Race Richardson. It includes reproductions of primary source material collected by Richardson, and papers concerning his education and academic career as a teacher and historian.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in six series:

Series 1. Correspondence, 1951-1990. Business and personal letters arranged chronologically.

Series 2. Writings (Published and Unpublished) and additional correspondence, 1945-1992 and undated. Articles and other published works, drafts of unpublished writings, Mr. Richardson's theses and dissertation, as well as journal entries from 1952-1990.

Series 3. Photographs, 1930-2004 and undated. Photograph albums (4 volumes) and a small quantity of loose photographs.

Series 4. Public History Projects, 1974-1987. Drafts of writings for projects, the largest being the draft of Eisenhower.

Series 5. Miscellaneous items, 1984-1986 and undated. Personal materials (memorabilia and biographical writings), as well as research materials on the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the Pacific Northwest. The CCC materials include diaries and correspondence of corpsmen (reproductions), notes on archival research, and a subject index to Happy Days, 1932-1936, the semi-official CCC newspaper.

Series 6. Addendum (correspondence), 1951-2011. [Correspondence received by the repository (MASC) and added to the collection circa 2000-2011.]

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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 apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Elmo Race Richardson donated these materials to the Washington State University Libraries in multiple installments beginning in 1972 (MS.1979.01, MS.1980.04, MS.1981.01, MS.1982.02, MS.1983.09, MS.1984.06, MS.1985.09, MS.1986.36, MS.1987.09, MS.1988.03, MS.1989.32, MS.1990.07, MS.1990.39, MS.1991.04, MS.1991.07; post-1991 additions were not separately accessioned). The earliest installments were initially processed as Cage 306, but were merged with later receipts and assigned a new collection number (Cage 582) in 1991.

Processing Information note

Elmo Race Richardson processed this collection in 1991. Later additions to the collection were processed by staff of Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

Several monographs authored by Richardson were received with the papers. These have been separated and individually cataloged.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) -- History
  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Richardson, Elmo -- Records and correspondence--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Historians -- Correspondence
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1. Correspondence 1951-1990 

Box Folder

 1951-1957 

1 1

 1958-1960 

1 2

 1961-1963 

1 3

 1964 

1 4

 1965 

1 5

 1966 

1 6

 1967 

1 7

 1968 

1 8

 1969 

1 9

 1970 

1 10

 1971-1974 

2 1

 1975-1976 

2 2

 1977 January-June 

2 3

 1977 July-August 

2 4

 1978 January-June 

2 5

 1978 July-August 

2 6

 1978 September-December 

2 7

 1979 January-June 

3 1

 1979 July-December 

3 2

 1980 January-June 

3 3

 1980 July-December 

3 4

 1981 January-June 

3 5

 1981 July-December 

3 6

 1982 January-June 

3 7

 1982 July-December 

3 8

 1983 January-June 

4 1

 1983 July-December 

4 2

 1984 January-March 

4 3

 1984 April-June 

4 4

 1984 July-October 

4 5

 1984 November-December 

4 6

 1985 January-June 

4 7

 1985 July-October 

4 8

 1985 November-December 

4 9

 1986 January-March 

5 1

 1986 April-June 

5 2

 1986 July-October 

5 3

 1986 November-December 

5 4

 1987 January-May 

5 5

 1987 June-September 

5 6

 1987 October-December 

5 7

 1988 January-June 

6 1

 1988 July-September 

6 2

 1988 October-December 

6 3

 1989 January-June 

6 4

 1989 July-October 

6 5

 1989 November-December 

6 6

 1990 January-June 

6 7

 1990 July-October 

6 8

 1990 November-December 

6 9

"Letters to P.Z." (copies) 

6 10

[unlabeled file] 

6 11

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Series 2. Writings (Published and Unpublished) and additional correspondence 1945-1992 and undated 

Box Folder

The Papers of Cornelius Cole and the Cole Family, 1833-1943: A Guide to Collection 217. 

7 1

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and Forestry on the Quinault Indian Reservation: A History. 

7 2

Document Summaries for Defendents [sic] Exhibits in the H Series to Accompany a Report Entitled: The Bureau of Indian Affairs and Forestry on the Quinault Indian Reservation: A History. 

7 2

Bibliography of Elmo Race Richardson, 1956-1988. 

7 3

Correspondence: ERR to Donald R. McCoy (copies) 1960-1992 

7 4-12

Articles. 1957-1983 

8 1

Reviews of other history publications. 1958-1988 

8 2

Other published writings. 

8 3

Published poems. 

8 4

Drafts of speech. 1971 

8 5

Drafts of unpublished poems. 

8 6

Drafts of novel and playscript fragments. 

8 7

Draft of novel fragment. 

8 8

Drafts of New Mexico writings. 

8 9

Unused publicity for art show. 1988 

8 10

Original typescript draft, University of California-Los Angeles memoirs. 

8 11

Unpublished writings. 1945-1955 

9 1-2

Unpublished writings (includes Honors and Masters theses). 1948-1955 

9 3

Dissertation. 1958 

10 1

Journal. 1952-1982 

10 2-3

Commonplace book. 1984-1986 

11 1

Journal. 1984-1994 

11 2-7

Addenda to all journals. 1995 

11 8

Typescript history of San Carlos Forest. 1983 

11 9

Typescript history of Quinault Forest update. 1981 

11 10

Dams, Parks, Politics. 1970-1974 

11 11

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Series 3. Photographs 1930-2004 and undated 

Box Folder

Photograph albums (4 volumes). 1930-1990. 

12 1-4

Photographs (loose). circa 1990s-2004 

12 5

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Series 4. Public History Projects 1974-1987 

Box Folder

Original manuscript draft of Eisenhower. 

13 1

Second typed draft of Eisenhower. 1975 

13 2

Third typed draft of Eisenhower. 1975-1976 

13 3

Fourth typed draft of Eisenhower. 

14 1

Page proofs and subsequent sales of Eisenhower. 

14 2

Chester Pack's revision of Eisenhower. 

14 3

O and C (Oregon and California lands) project. 1977-1980 

14 4

Public history correspondence. 1977-1980 

15 1

Public history correspondence. 1981 

15 2

Public history correspondence. 1982 

15 3

Public history correspondence. 1983 

15 4

Education Book Project. 1980-1983 

16 1

Mason Project. 1978-1983 

16 2

Willamette National Forest Project. 1981-1982 

16 3

San Carlos Forest Project. 1982 

16 4

Olympic National Park Bid. 1985 

16 5

Alaska Bid. 1985 

16 6

Quinault Revision Project. 1987 

16 7

O and C (Oregon and California lands) history typescript. 1982 

17 1

Willamette National Forest typescript. 1982 

17 2

San Carlos Forest typescript. 1983 

17 3

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Series 5. Miscellaneous items 1984-1986 and undated 

Box Folder

Financial documents. 

18 1

Seattle House Documents. 1978-1986 

18 2

Memorabilia. 1946-1958 

18 3

Memorabilia. 1958-1965 

18 4

Memorabilia. 1964-1972 

18 5

Memorabilia. 1970-1973 

18 6

Birth certificate and first passport. 

18 7

Reviews of ERR histories. 

19 1

Writings of other historians. 

19 2

Printed Biographical Entries. 

19 3

Friends' Audio Tapes. 

19 4

Astrological data. 

19 5

Civilian Conservation Corps: correspondence, testimony, document copies, and photographs about the CCC camps and administration, especially in the Pacific Northwest states. 

20 1-9

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Series 6. Addendum (correspondence) [note: received by the repository (MASC) and added to the collection circa 2000-2011.] 1951-2011 

Box Folder

Addendum (correspondence). 1951-2011 

21 1-9

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