Preliminary Guide to the George and Clara Thallheimer Papers
MS.1998.24

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Thallheimer, Clara
Creator
Thallheimer, George
Title
George and Clara Thallheimer Papers
ID
MS.1998.24
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1946-1977
Date [inclusive]
circa 1935-1988
Extent
2.0 Linear feet 3 boxes
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-13-28-4.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical

George William Thallheimer was born in Sumas, WA, in 1905. He grew up near the border town of Oroville, WA, and went on the manage a coal mine in Princeton, British Columbia, Canada. In 1939, he married Clara Leyland. Clara was born in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada, in 1911, moved to the United States in 1944, and became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in 1953. George and Clara took up residence in Nespelem, WA, where they were the owners and operators of multiple home businesses, including a market garden as well as a welding, irrigation, and electrical company. Clara passed away in 1994, followed by George four years later. Both were buried in the Nespelem cemetery.

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Collection Description

This collection contains papers of the George (1905-1998) and Clara (1911-1994) Thallheimer. Most of the collection consists of diaries written by both George and Clara between the years of 1946 and 1988. The collection also contains miscellaneous notebooks, a personal account book from 1935, and a video recording (VHS) of George Thallheimer's memorial service.

Preliminary Inventory:

Box 1:

Diaries of George and Clara Thallheimer (1951-1988), and a personal account book (1935).

Box 2:

Diaries of George and Clara Thallheimer (1958-1977), and videocassette of George Thallheimer's memorial service (1998).

Box 3:

Diaries of George and Clara Thallheimer (1946-1962), an account book, and several small miscellaneous notebooks.

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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

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Norm McClure donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 1998.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Thallheimer family

Geographic Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

  • Diaries -- Specimens
  • Mining industry and finance--Washington (State)

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