Preliminary Guide to the Thomas Heuterman Papers

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Heuterman, Thomas H., 1934-
Thomas Heuterman Papers
Date [inclusive]
Circa 1964-2007
3.25 Linear feet 4 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-13-17-4.
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

(from the guide to Cage 701)

Thomas Heuterman (1934-), professor of communication at Washington State University, was raised in Wapato, Washington. He received his bachelor's degree and Ph.D. from WSU, and his master's degree from the University of Washington. Prior to joining the WSU faculty, he worked as a reporter for the Yakima Herald-Republic.

Heuterman's teaching specialties included public affairs reporting, communication history, and writing (journalism). He also worked closely with students outside the classroom, serving as the newsroom adviser to the student newspaper, the Evergreen. His research interests were primarily in communication history, including the American frontier press. His published works include Movable Type: Biography of Legh R. Freeman and The Burning Horse: Japanese-American Experience in the Yakima Valley, 1920-1942.

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Scope and Contents note

Research files, drafts, and correspondence related to Heuterman's books Movable Type (1979), and Burning Horse (1995).

Preliminary inventory:

Box 1: Burning Horse, circa 1988-2007

Box 2: Burning Horse continued

Box 3-4: Movable Type, circa 1964-1991

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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.

Conditions Governing Use note

No copies or quotes from correspondence from collections at the University of Virginia Library without their written permission.

Acquisition Information

Thomas Heuterman donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2008 and 2016 (MS.2008.15).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Thomas Heuterman Papers (Cage 701).

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Freeman, Legh Richmond
  • Heuterman, Thomas H., 1934-


  • Japanese Americans -- Washington (State) -- Yakima River Valley -- History -- 20th century
  • Journalists -- United States -- Biography

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