Preliminary Guide to the Richard D. Daugherty Papers circa 1989-2006

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Daugherty, Richard D., 1922-
Preliminary Guide to the Richard D. Daugherty Papers
Date [inclusive]
circa 1989-2006
2 Linear feet of shelf space, 2 boxes
(MASC staff use) 2-6-3-2
Collection materials are in English.
This collection consist of professional papers of archaeologist Richard D. Daugherty.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Preliminary Guide to the Richard D. Daugherty Papers, circa 1989-2006 (MS.2015.19)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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(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 Content

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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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

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2020

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may 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 Material

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

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

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

Personal Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Daugherty, Richard D., 1922- -- Records and correspondence.


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

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