Preliminary Guide to the Roger C. Larson Papers, circa 1946-1980

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Larson, Roger C.
Roger C. Larson Papers
Date [inclusive]
circa 1946-1980
1.0 Linear feet 1 box.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-5-24-4
Materials are in English.

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Roger Clayton Larson (1918-1980) was born in Wausau, Wisconsin, to Oscar William and Clara (Weik) Larson. He attended St. Olaf College from 1938 to 1941, before serving in the United States Navy. Larson then returned to the University of Minnesota where he received his Physical Therapy Certification in 1946 and his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 1947. Larson received his Master’s degree from the State College of Washington (now Washington State University) in 1951, while serving as an Instructor of Physical Education with the Department of Physical Education for Men, beginning in 1947. He became a full professor in 1970. His research and community service focused on rehabilitation for children with disabilities. Larson was the founder and director of Camp WSU (also referred to as Camp Easter Seal), a teacher training facility and camp for youth with disabilities, located on 40 acres at Lake Coeur d'Alene, ID. The facilities were later named Camp Roger Larson in his honor. He retired from WSU in 1980.

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Collection Descrption

This collection contains papers of Roger C. Larson (1918-1980), a professor of Physical Education at Washington State University. The collection consists of his office files and some personal papers, including materials related to his school work at the University of Minnesota, documents related to his position as a Physical Education professor at WSU, correspondence, proposals for the new WSU physical education building, evaluations, research notes, and a report for Camp WSU from 1977-1979.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610


This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred to the Washington State University Libraries in 1985 (MS 1985-33).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

Personal Name(s)

  • Larson, Roger C.


  • College students--Physical training
  • Faculty--Washington State University
  • Physical education and training--Washington (State)--Study and teaching

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