Preliminary Guide to the David Stratton Papers

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Stratton, David H., (David Hodges), 1927-
David Stratton papers
Date [inclusive]
circa 1890s-2003
78.0 Linear feet 68 containers plus loose material.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) MS.1999.33: 2-16-4-1; MS.2000.04: 2-16-10-4; MS.2005.04: 2-16-12-1; MS.2015.13: 2-7-22-1 and map case (container 18).
Materials are in English.

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Scope and Contents note

These accessions consist of professional papers of historian David H. Stratton.


David Stratton professional papers. Includes files related to major historic preservation projects, research and teaching, and other professional activities.

Preliminary inventory:

Box 1. Brief vita, and beginning of county files (A-G)

Box 2-5. County files continued. Beginning of a new alphabetical sequence: inventory of historic places.

Box 6-9. Inventory of historic places continued. New sequence: categories.

Box 10-13. Another alphabetical sequence (places). New sequence: Washington State Advisory Council on Historic Preservation files. Boxes of slides.

Box 14. District histories (bound), and more historic preservation files.

Box 15-18. Hells Canyon National Recreation Area project files. Box 18 includes Chinese Massacre files.

Box 19. Washington State Advisory Council on Historic Preservation files.

Box 20-21. Washington State Historical Society files.

Box 22-31. Washington Centennial Commission files.

Box 32-33. Grants, Professional agencies, etc.

Box 34. WSU committees.

Box 35. DHS research.

Box 36. WSU, Pacific NW history instruction and reference material (includes course packs).

Box 37. WSU grants and proposals.

Box 38. WSU centennial.

Box 39. WSU committees and activities.

Box 40. Washington centennial memorabilia.

Loose material: binders with copies of theses and other manuscripts by others.

Box 41. Atlases and other large printed items.

Box 43-45. Student papers.


David Stratton papers, 1977-1990. (5 boxes; 5 linear feet)


This collection contains David Stratton's Hells Canyon reports. (1 box; 1 linear foot)


Professional papers of David Stratton, historian and Washington State University professor. Primarily collected research materials related to his research on Albert Fall and the Teapot Dome scandal (reproductions and some original documents). Circa 1890s-1990s. (17 containers; 22 linear feet)

Preliminary inventory:

Boxes 1 and 16. Jouett Fall Elliott files (daughter of Albert Fall). Photographs, scrapbooks, and correspondence.

Boxes 2-13. Fall and Teapot Dome Project files. Mostly reproduced archival materials, along with some original documents (Albert Fall press clipping books and scrapbook).

Boxes 14-15: Miscellaneous papers: correspondence files (Pacific Northwest Quarterly, University of Washington Press, Eastern Washington State Historical Society, Western History Association); Wranglers file (mainly programs); publications edited by David Stratton; thesis by Carpenter about the Medicine Creek Treaty.

Box 17: Maps of Tucumcari and vicinity (rolled).

Container 18: Bound volume: Forest atlas of the national forests of the United States. Wallowa (Oregon) folio. United States Forest Service, 1917. Extensive annotations showing 1917 grazing allotments.

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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

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use, except MS.1999.33, boxes 43-45, which may contain evaluated student work. These are subject to review by MASC staff prior to access.

Acquisition Information

David Stratton donated these materials to the Washington State University Libraries in 1999 (MS.1999.33), 2000 (MS.2000.04), 2005 (MS.2005.04), and 2015 (MS.2015.13).

Collection Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection received in multiple installments (MS.1999.33, MS.2000.04, MS.2005.04, MS.2015.13). 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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Related Materials

Related Materials

David Stratton papers on Tree Top, Inc. (Cage 786).

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Hells Canyon (Idaho and Or.)
  • Idaho -- History
  • Washington (State) -- History

Personal Name(s)

  • Fall, Albert B.
  • Stratton, David H., (David Hodges), 1927-


  • Historic preservation
  • Teapot Dome Scandal, 1921-1924 -- Sources
  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives

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