Preliminary Guide to the Nick Manring Collection on Garfield (Wash.)
MSSM.070

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Manring, Nick
Title
Nick Manring Collection on Garfield (Wash.)
ID
MSSM.070
Date [inclusive]
circa 1880-1990
Extent
8.5 Linear feet 9 boxes plus oversize materials.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) MS.2002.25: 2-13-24-1; MS.2003.16: 2-13-20-6; MS.2005.28: 2-13-23-1.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Collection Description

This collection contains historical materials from the towns of Garfield and Elberton, Washington, as well as other Whitman County locations, collected by Nick Manring. The collection primarily consists of photographs and negatives, newspaper articles and clippings, correspondence, school and regional memorabilia, as well as published and unpublished histories. The collection also includes financial documents and various artifacts from Whitman County businesses.

Preliminary Inventory:

MS.2002.25

Box 1: Papers pertaining to news in and around Garfield, Washington, including a Whitman County Directory for 1939-1940, copies of the school newsletter the Garfield Line between 1966 and 1977, as well as newspaper issues: the Garfield Enterprise newspaper (1915, 1938, 1921, 1924, 1927, 1945, 1974) and  The Colfax Commoner (1915), and the  Idahonian (1987).

MS.2003.16

Box 1: Papers related to the towns of Garfield and Elberton, Washington, including school memorabilia and books, photographs and negatives, postcards, newspaper clippings, local correspondence (a majority of which connects to the Manring family), financial documents, as well as regional histories, between 1880 and 1988.

Box 2: Papers related to towns in Whitman County, Washington (primarily Garfield, Elberton, and Farmington), including school memorabilia and books, photographs and negatives, postcards, a scrapbook of Blanche McCroskey, newspaper clippings, business documents and artifacts, as well as regional histories, between the 1880s and 1970s.

Box 3: Papers and photographs related to the towns of Garfield and Palouse, Washington, including glass plate negatives of the Lewis Love farm and the Garfield community (circa 1913), newspaper clippings, local correspondence, and business and church documents (financial records for the Methodist Church in Garfield), between the 1880s and 1980s.

Box 4: Materials related to towns in Whitman County, Washington (primarily Garfield), including campaign and event buttons, glass plate negatives of the Lewis Love farm and the Garfield community (circa 1913), local calendars, and histories of the Palouse region, between 1900 and the 1990s.

Box 5: Papers related to the town of Garfield, Washington, and other Whitman County locations, including memorabilia, records, and histories of Garfield clubs (including the Ladies Aid Society of the M. G. Church from 1906-1963) and businesses, Whitman County auditor reports, telephone directories (1949 and 1985), deeds and claims (from Washington Territory and the state of Colorado), photographs and negatives related to the McCroskey house in Garfield, as well as correspondence from James Taylor Burcham (while in Alaska, 1905) and to Burcham from various sources (1905), and other miscellaneous correspondence related to people in Whitman County.

Box 6: Miscellaneous publications pertaining to the State of Washington and Whitman County.

Box 7: Artifacts related to various companies and buildings in Whitman County, Washington, including materials from H. C. Eitel Drug Store, flour sacks, and printing plates.

Oversized Materials: Materials related to Garfield and Whitman County, Washington, including a labor strike sign, copies of the Garfield Enterprise newspaper (1901), photographs, calendars, and court documents (blank) from the Whitman County Court.

MS.2005.28

Box 1: Papers related to the Whitman County area, including negatives, newspaper clippings (circa 1950s), Manring correspondence, as well as local histories and memorabilia.

Oversized Materials: Photographs of Elberton, Washington (circa 1913).

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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

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Nick Manring donated these materials to the Washington State University Libraries in multiple installments beginning in 2002 (MS.2002.25, MS.2003.16, MS.2005.28).

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Elberton (Wash.) -- History -- Sources
  • Garfield (Wash.) -- History -- Sources
  • Whitman County (Wash.) -- History -- Sources

Subject(s)

  • Garfield (Wash.) -- Photographs.

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