Guide to the Washington Water Power Company Informational Kits 1947-1954
Cage 91

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington Water Power Company
Title
Washington Water Power Company Informational kits
ID
Cage 91
Date [inclusive]
1947-1954
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Articles, brochures and other printed materials related to the public power controversy in Washington State.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Washington Water Power Company Informational kits, 1947-1954

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Washington Water Power Company, an investor-owned electric utility company based in Spokane, WA, was founded 1889. In addition to its primary business as a public utility, Washington Water Power also operated other business enterprises in Spokane, including streetcar lines and Natatorium Park, a public amusement park. In 1998, the company name was changed to Avista Corporation. [source: Guide to the Washington Water Power Company Papers (Cage 297)]

In the 1950s, a planned dam of Hells Canyon on the Snake River sparked controversy over local water rights and public versus private control of hydroelectric power. [source: Gillian Little. Review of Brooks, Karl Boyd, Public Power, Private Dams: The Hells Canyon High Dam Controversy. H-Energy, H-Net Reviews. December, 2006.]

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of: articles, reprints, brochures and other printed and typescript material related to the politics of the public power controversy in Washington State.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in a single series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

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

This collection was donated by the Washington Water Power Company in 1954.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Washington Water Power Company Papers (Cage 297)

Washington Water Power (Avista Corp.) Historic technical drawings collection (Cage 754)

Huntington Family Papers (Cage 4864)

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Businesses and Corporations
  • Electric utilities -- Northwest, Pacific -- Political activity
  • Politics and politicians
  • Water and Water Rights

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Washington Water Power Informational Kit #1 undated 

1 1

Washington Water Power Informational Kit #2 1947-1951 

1 2

Washington Water Power Informational Kit #3 1948-1953 

1 3

Washington Water Power Informational Kit #4 undated 

1 4

Washington Water Power Informational Kit #5 1952-circa 1954 

1 5

Washington Water Power Informational Kit #6 undated 

1 6

Washington Water Power Informational Kit #7 1950-1951 

1 7

Washington Water Power Informational Kit #9 1951-1952 

1 8

Washington Water Power Informational Kit #10 1953-1954 

1 9