Preliminary Guide to the Richard D. Daugherty Papers

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Daugherty, Richard D., 1922- --Archives
Richard Daugherty Papers
Date [inclusive]
circa 1989-2006
2.0 Linear feet 2 records cartons.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-6-3-2.
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

(From the collection guide for the Richard Daugherty Papers, Cage 808):

Archaeologist Richard Deo Daugherty (1922-2014) was born and raised in Washington State. He attended the public schools in his hometown of Aberdeen and went on to Central Washington College and University of Washington. His schooling was interrupted by World War II when he joined the US Navy Air Corps. During his time in the Navy, he was a blimp pilot stationed in New Jersey, and taught meteorology and navigation at the Navy Air Navigation School. After the war, he returned to the University of Washington. After earning his Ph.D. in Anthropology at University of Washington, he joined the Anthropology Department at Washington State University in 1950. During his 30-year career at WSU, he taught and supervised undergraduate and graduate students, served as department chair, and conducted extensive field research. He led excavation efforts at several of the most important archaeological sites in Washington, including Ozette, Lind Coulee, and Marmes. After retiring in 1985, he started Western Heritage, Inc., an archaeological consulting firm.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consist of professional papers of archaeologist Richard D. Daugherty. It contains correspondence files and project information related to his archaeological consulting activities, including his work for the Weyerhauser Company.

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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. Copyright restrictions apply.

Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred to the Washington State University Libraries from the WSU Museum of Anthropology in 2015 (MS.2015.19).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Richard D. Daugherty Papers, 1944-1985 (Cage 583)

Richard D. Daugherty Papers, 1948-2012 (Cage 808)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.


  • Archaeologists -- Archives
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology -- Northwest, Pacific

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