Preliminary Guide to the Webb Family Papers circa 1918-1980s
MSSM.069

Summary Information

Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Creator
Webb Famliy
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Webb Family Papers
ID
MSSM.069
Date [inclusive]
circa 1918-1980s
Extent
43 Boxes
Location
(MASC STAFF USE): MS.1982.38: 2-16-28-1; MS.1982.55: 2-14-16-4; MS.2008.04: 2-9-23-4
Language
Collection materials are in English.
Abstract
This collection contains papers of the Webb family of Pullman, WA.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Preliminary Guide to the Webb Family Papers, circa 1918-1980s (MSSM.069)

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

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Biography/History

Everett M. Webb (1898-1972) and Louise Ott Webb (1902-1981) were both members of the Class of 1924 at Washington State College. Louise earned a Secretarial Training certificate (1922), and Everett earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (1924) and a Master of Arts in Education (1941). Everett Webb was a member of the faculty at Washington State University from 1936 until his retirement in 1964, serving as State Supervisor of Vocational Agriculture and Education. Everett served as a faculty advisor for the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity (TKE), and worked closely with the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H Clubs in Washington State. Louise served as the local chapter advisor for the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority (KKG). Both Webbs were very active in the American Legion and in many civic and community organizations.

In 1971, their children, Richard E. Webb, Elizabeth Webb Clark, and Dorothy Webb Loan, established the Everett M. and Louise Ott Webb Scholarship at WSU for undergraduate students majoring in agricultural education.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains papers of the Webb family of Pullman, WA. Most of the material relates to Everett M. Webb and Louise Ott Webb, with a small amount related to their children, Elizabeth, Richard, and Dorothy. Everett Webb's papers include office files from his career at Washington State University, and material related to his work with the Future Farmers of America (FFA), the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity (TKE) , and his involvement with the American Legion. Louise Ott Webb's papers include several boxes of records related to the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority (KKG), and a large amount of material related to her involvement with the American Legion Auxiliary. The collection contains correspondence, minutes, ephemera, news clippings, reports, photographs, and financial records.

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Arrangement

This is an unprocessed collection. Arrangement reflects a pre-existing order from the records’ creators or previous custodians.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc/

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA

509-335-6691

mascref@wsu.edu

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use, except for ritual or private materials (if present) related to the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The repository has agreed to remove such materials from the collection, if they are found.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in multiple installments by the Webb family and Mrs. Benton M. (Barbara) Collins in 1982 (MS.1982.38, MS.1982.55, and Richard Old in 2008 (MS.2008.04).

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Related Materials

Related Material

American Legion Maynard-Price Post of Pullman #52 Records, 1920-1978 (Cage 514)

American Legion Maynard-Price Post of Pullman #52 Records, circa 1919-1980 (MS.1986.06)

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon.
  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.
  • American Legion. Maynard-Price Post No. 52 (Pullman, Wash.)
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Family Name(s)

  • Webb Family -- Records and correspondence.

Personal Name(s)

Creator(s) :
  • Webb, Everett Milton, 1899-

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Study and teaching -- History -- Sources.
  • Agriculture
  • Washington (State)

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Detailed Description of Collection

MS.1982.38 circa 1930s-1970s 

box

Loose, unsorted material. Mostly American Legion. 

1-4

Loose, unsorted material. Mostly vocational agriculture. 

5

American Legion (unsorted). 

6

Mixed, unsorted material. Mostly vocational agriculture, and an incomplete run of "The Young Citizen," a periodical for school children published during World War II. 

7

EMW miscellaneous correspondence, 1968-1971. 

8

E.M. Webb, WSU office files. 

9-11

WSU office files (continued), and mixed unsorted material. 

12

Mixed unsorted material (vocational agriculture and collected periodicals). 

13

Mixed unsorted material (vocational agriculture, vocational education). 

14

Future Farmers of America (includes photographs), circa 1930s-1950s. 

15

WSU office files, with some unsorted, mixed material. 

16-18

Enlargements (16 x 20 inch black and white prints) of Soil Conservation Service photographs showing fields under cultivation, equipment and techniques, and evidence of erosion. A few of the photos have narrative captions, but most have only reference numbers. 

19

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MS.1982.55 1940s-1970s 

box

Kappa Kappa Gamma (unsorted), and a small amount of Caroline O'Connor correspondence with her father, Jack O'Connor. 

1

American Legion Auxiliary materials and a small amount of Kappa Kappa Gamma. 

2-3

Mixed: Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Everett Webb correspondence. 

4

Mixed: Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) correspondence, including a letter box, and loose mixed material; Everett Webb correspondence. 

5

Mixed: Everett Webb correspondence, collected road maps, and issues of Kappa Kappa Gamma periodicals. 

6

Everett Webb correspondence. 

7

Mixed: TKE financial information, Everett Webb correspondence. 

8

TKE (unsorted). 

9

American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary. 

10

Kappa Kappa Gamma periodicals. 

11

Kappa Kappa Gamma (unsorted). 

12-13

Everett Webb correspondence. 

14

TKE (unsorted). 

15

Everett Webb papers related to WSU. 

16

TKE (unsorted). 

17

TKE financial information. 

18

Mixed: Kappa Kappa Gamma periodicals, TKE financial information. 

19

TKE financial and insurance information. 

20

Mixed: Everett Webb correspondence, Kappa Kappa Gamma (unsorted). 

21

Everett Webb papers (unsorted). 

22

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MS.2008.04 circa 1920s-1980s 

box

EMW biographical information, American Legion material, printed ephemera. 

1

Agriculture, FFA, TKE, American Legion. 

2

Agriculture, vocational education, circa 1940s-1960s. 

3

Webb family. 

4

Greystone Church, YWCA, EMW thesis material, agriculture. 

5

Webb family correspondence, Greystone Church, miscellaneous. 

6

Webb family papers, realia, photographs. 

7

Louise Ott Webb papers about Kappa Kappa Gamma, Gamma Eta chapter (Pullman), circa 1930s-1980s. 

8-12

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