Preliminary Guide to the Richard Scheuerman Papers circa 1900-2008

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Scheuerman, Richard D. Scheuerman, Richard D.
Preliminary Guide to the Richard Scheuerman papers
Date [inclusive]
circa 1900-2008
4 linear feet, 2 records cartons; 1 oversize flat box; 1 manuscript case.
(MASC staff use): 2-7-30-4.
Collection materials are in English.
Materials are in English.
This collection consists of papers of Richard Scheuerman related to the Greater Columbia Plateau region.

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Richard Dean Scheuerman was born on April 18, 1951 and raised near Endicott, Washington. After graduating from Washington State University, he completed the program at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, as a member of the U. S. Air Force, and was awarded a diploma in Russian. With a grant from the Lutheran World Federation, he undertook research at the Centre for the Study of Religion and Communism in London. (From the guide to PC 20)

He earned his B.A. in history and education from Washington State University (1973), his M.A. in history from Pacific Lutheran University (1977), and his Ph.D. in educational leadership from Gonzaga University (1992). After serving for many years as a teacher and administrator in Washington public schools, in 2004 Scheuerman joined the faculty of Seattle Pacific University. He has authored and co-authored several books, including "Renegade Tribe: The Palouse Indians and the Invasion of the Inland Pacific Northwest" with Clifford Trafzer (Washington State University Press, 1986) and "Finding Chief Kamiakin: The Life and Legacy of a Northwest Patriot" with Michael Finley (Washington State University Press, 2008).

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of papers of Richard Scheuerman related to the Greater Columbia Plateau region. Most of the content is collected research materials (photocopies); also correspondence, notes, presentation files, photographs and audio recordings (oral histories). Some files are related to Richard Scheuerman and Michael Finley's book "Finding Chief Kamiakin." Note about dates: early 20th century material consists of reproductions, not original documents.

Preliminary inventory:

Boxes 1, 2, 4. Correspondence and research files.

Box 3. Oversize research files; photographs; audio recordings (audiocassettes and digital files on compact discs). Added in 2016: 3 oversize items (family documents in Russian and German).

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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 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Richard Scheuerman donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2010, with additional materials donated in 2012 and 2016 (MS.2010.17). Accretion (1 file) received 1/30/2012 (added). Accretion (1 file) received 11/4/16 (added to oversize box): 3 oversize items, family documents in Russian and German.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Richard Scheuerman Photographs, 1853-1977 (PC 20).

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Names and Subjects

Personal Name(s)

Fmo(s) :
  • Scheuerman, Richard D.


  • Paloos Indians--History
  • Indians of North America
  • Native Americans

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