Guide to the Paul C. Pitzer Papers 1990-1992
Cage 852

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Pitzer, Paul C.
Title
Paul C. Pitzer papers
ID
Cage 852
Date [inclusive]
1990-1992
Extent
2.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
1.0 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The Paul C. Pitzer Papers consists of Pitzer’s PhD dissertation from the University of Oregon, two manuscripts, and a bibliography on the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River in Washington State. Pitzer is the author of Grand Coulee: Harnessing a Dream.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description]. Paul C. Pitzer Papers, 1990-1992. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biogrpahical Note

Paul C. Pitzer was born on December 11, 1941 in Portland, Oregon. He received his B.S. degree from Portland State University in 1964, before becoming an English teacher with the United States Peace Corps at the at the Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi High School in Ahar, Azerbaijan, Iran, from 1966 to 1968. Pitzer returned to the Pacific Northwest where he received his M.A. in History from the University of Washington in 1969, and married Grace Carol Smith in 1971. Pitzer worked as a history teacher for Aloha High School in Beaverton, Oregon, from 1969 to 2000. During this time, he also received his Ph.D in History from the University of Oregon in 1990 and published Building the Skagit: A Century of Upper Skagit Valley History, 1870-1970 in 1978, and  Grand Coulee: Harnessing a Dream with Washington State University Press in 1994.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the research and papers written by Paul Pitzer on the Grand Coulee Dam and Columbia Basin Project from 1990 to 1992. This includes his dissertation from the University of Oregon titled “Visions, Plans, and Realities: A History of the Columbia Basin Project,” copies of his manuscripts “Grand Coulee – The Struggle” and “Grand Coulee – The Dam,” and his bibliography on the manuscripts. The manuscripts are Parts I and II of a three part collection, but Part III, “Grand Coulee – The Irrigation,” was not included in the donation of this collection.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged chronologically.

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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

The Paul Pitzer Papers was donated to Washington State University in 1992 by (MS.1992.63) Paul C. Pitzer.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Brianna Webb and Steven Bingo in 2016.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Related materials at Washington State University Libraries:

Frank Arthur Banks Papers, 1913-1917 (Cage 40)

Clifford R. Koester Papers, Cage 709

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Pitzer, Paul C. -- Archives.

Subject(s)

  • .
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

"Visions, Plans, and Realities: A History of the Columbia Basin Project" 1990 

1 1-3

Grand Coulee - The Struggle 1992 

1 4-6

Grand Coulee - The Dam 1992 

2 7-9

Grand Coulee - The Bibliography circa 1992 

2 10