Guide to the Lysle Mason Buck and Lora Mae (Green) Buck Papers 1906-1991
Cage 813

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Buck, Lysle Mason
Title
Lysle Mason Buck and Lora Mae (Green) Buck Papers
ID
Cage 813
Date [inclusive]
1906-1991
Extent
4.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
2.5 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains early 1900s photos of Washington State College and Pullman, along with WSC miscellaneous material belonging to WSC alumni Lysle Mason Buck and his future wife Lora Mae Green; also included are family histories and other material from their ancestors and descendants.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description] Lysle Mason Buck and Lora Mae (Green) Buck Papers

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Lysle Mason Buck was born October 4, 1887 in Maine. Always referred to as "Paddy", Lysle Buck graduated from Washington State College (later Washington State University) in 1911. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and was active in sports at WSC. He was captain of the baseball team, played on the basketball team, and while playing on the football team became famous for being on the receiving end of a 55 yard pass for a touchdown on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1910, against Whitman College at Walla Walla. It was the first pass for a touchdown in WSC history. After graduating, he worked for the Pacific Telephone Company as a civil engineer for his entire career. He died October 31, 1950 at Grants Pass, Oregon and is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Lora Mae Green was born September 12, 1886 in Johnson, Washington Territory. She was a charter member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at WSC. After graduation in 1909, she worked as an assistant librarian at WSC until 1916. She and Lysle Buck were married August 30, 1916, in Pullman, Washington. She died January 31, 1981, and was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California. Their daughter, Marjorie Louise Buck, was born October 4, 1917 and died April 22, 1988. She also attended WSC starting in 1936 and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.

Lora Green's mother, Belle Lizabeth (Shirley) Green, was born November 4, 1865 in Monmouth, Oregon Territory. She moved the family farm in Johnson, Washington to Pullman, Washington after her husband, Noah W. Green, died at the age of 39. She ran her home as a boarding house for WSC students for years as a way to support her four children. She died April 11, 1954, in Glendale, California. She authored "The Wagon Train of 1852," the story of her mother's journey from Illinois to Oregon and later family history in eastern Washington.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists primarily of photos, memorabilia and other items from Lysle Mason Buck and Lora Mae (Green) Buck's time at Washington State College in the early 1900s. Scrapbooks, dance programs, photos, post cards, sorority/fraternity material and Lysle Buck's thesis are included. The collection also includes photos and college miscellany from their daughter, Marjorie Louise Buck, when she attended WSC in the late 1930s.

Lora Mae (Green) Buck's mother, Belle Lizabeth (Shirley) Green, wrote an account of her mother's journey in a covered wagon from Illinois to Oregon entitled "The Wagon Train of 1852," and a typewritten copy and handwritten notes are included. Other family material such as geneological records, a ledger containing newspaper clippings and other items compiled by Moscow, Idaho lawyer Albert J. Green (uncle to Lora Mae Green) are part of the collection.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in two series:

Series 1: Lysle Mason Buck and Lora Mae (Green) Buck WSC Photos and Miscellaneous Items, circa 1906-1916

Series 2: Buck and Green Family Miscellaneous Items, 1915-1991

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2015

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This material was donated to the WSU Libraries by Jim and Maryly Dahlquist in 1991.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Doug Lambeth in 2015.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- History -- Sources
  • Washington State University -- Students -- History -- Sources

Family Name(s)

  • Buck Family
  • Green Family

Geographic Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and universities.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Lysle Mason Buck and Lora Mae (Green) Buck WSC Photos and Miscellaneous Items Circa 1906-1916 

Box Folder

WSC Photographs Circa 1906 

1 1

Lysle Mason Buck, WSC Sports and Campus Photos 1909-1911 

1 2

Alpha Tau Omega Leather-Bound Fraternity Book with Photos 1911 

1 3

Lysle Mason Buck Photos, WSC Sports Teams Circa 1909-1912 

1 4

Lysle Mason Buck, WSC Dance Programs 1910-1916 

1 5

"Proposed Gravity Water System for the State Insane Farm Near Sedro-Wooley, Wash.," Thesis by Lysle Mason Buck 1911 

1 6

Lysle Mason Buck Team Photographs 1911 

1 7

Lora Mae (Green) Buck Photo circa 1909 

1 8

Lysle Mason Buck Photo Album circa 1909 

1

Class of 1909 Golden Grad Memento Book 1959 

4

WSC Scrapbook circa 1910 

4

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Series 2: Buck and Green Family Miscellaneous Items 1915-1991 

Box Folder

Assorted Newspaper Clippings, WSC and Pullman History 1915-1974 

2 9

Marjorie Louise (Buck) Ehresman WSC Memorabilia 1936-1938 

2 10

Green Family Genealogy Records 

2 11

"The Wagon Train of 1852," Written by Belle L. (Shirley) Green, Manuscript and Notes 1941 

2 12

Dahlquist Family History 1991 

2 13

Veterans Medal for Ezekiel A. Shirley (Lora Mae (Green) Buck's Grandfather) for service in the Mexican-American War, 1846 

2

Ledger Book compiled by Albert J. Green, including newspaper clippings circa 1890s 

3

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