Guide to the KWSC: The Northwest Pioneer Broadcast Transcripts 1938
Archives 343

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Goss, Milo Wesley.
Title
KWSC: The Northwest Pioneer Broadcast Transcripts
ID
Archives 343
Date
1938
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The Northwest Pioneer was a radio broadcast series which aired on Washington State College's KWSC in ten sessions, from February to May, 1938. This collection contains two, apparently identical, copies of the radio scripts. One set of copies has each script foldered individually. The second copy is bound but coverless.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] KWSC: The Northwest Pioneer Broadcast Transcripts, 1938 (Archives 343)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

The Northwest Pioneer was a radio broadcast series which aired on Washington State College's KWSC in ten sessions, from February to May, 1938. It was narrated by Milo Wesley Goss, and consisted of stories told by or about Whitman County or eastern Washington state pioneers.

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Scope and Contents note

The Northwest Pioneer came to the archives as two bound volumes, each copy containing one introductory page and ten typescript radio scripts. Due to the condition of the binding of one copy, that one was separated during processing and each script is now foldered individually. The second copy, bound but coverless, is at the back of this collection. The content of the two copies appears identical, save that two photographs are missing in the bound copy, and that the unbound copy appears clearer and more readable, particularly in the final scripts.

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Arrangement note

The Northwest Pioneer is maintained in the order it was bound, with one biographical page at the front, and then ten scripts following in order of broadcast. The bound copy is placed in a final folder at the end. Though some dates were skipped, from the text of the broadcasts it is clear that no scripts are missing up to the last one included - that is listed as the tenth broadcast, and there are ten scripts present. It is unknown if the broadcasts continued after the last one here, but given that these were donated to the libraries by their creator five months after the final air date, it seems likely the series ended with the tenth episode.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

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

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Two copies of this were originally gifted to the WSU Libraries on October 6, 1938, accession numbers 397120 and 397121, by the author, Milo Wesley Goss, and held on the public shelves. In 1982 one was transferred to Special Collections as Cage 1566, the second in 1985 as accession UA1985-14.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in April 2014 by University Archivist Mark O'English.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • KWSC (Radio station : Pullman, Wash.)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Washington (State) -- History.

Personal Name(s)

  • Akins, John E., b. 1886.
  • Downen, Lula Laney.
  • Draper, George Amos, 1861-1939.
  • Drury, Clifford Merrill, 1897-1984.
  • Kincaid, Garret D.
  • Squires, May McKenzie.

Subject(s)

  • Pioneers
  • Washington (State)

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General note

Found in library catalogs as: The northwest pioneer : radio scripts, 1938

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Biographical Sketch & Photo: Milo Wesley Goss. 1 page. 

1

Adventures in Historical Research. Feb. 19, 1938. 1/2 hour, 15 pages. Interview with Clifford Drury about his introduction to the northwest, and his studies of missionaries, focusing on the Nez Perce and on the Whitman and Spalding families. 

2

The Story of Henry Harmon Spalding. Feb. 26, 1938. 1/2 hour, 15 pages. Clifford Drury tells Spalding's story. 

3

The Story of Marcus Whitman. Mar. 5, 1938. 1/2 hour, 20 pages. Clifford Drury tells Dr. Whitman's story. 

4

George Draper interview. Mar. 12, 1938. 1/2 hour, 12 pages. Interview with Mr. and Mrs. George AMOS Draper. George is referred to here as the "father of Agricultural Experimentation in eastern Washington." The couple had married in Elberton, WA, in March, 1883, and lived there continuously since. 

5

John Akins interview. Mar. 19, 1938. 1/2 hour, 18 pages. Interview with Captain John E. Akins of Lewiston, ID. Akins moved, with his parents, to the northwest in 1876 at the age of 10, and to Lewiston in 1879. He began working on steamers on the Snake/Columbia in 1890, and continued doing so until he retired 48 years later. 

6

History of the Palouse region. Mar. 26, 1938. 1/2 hour, 19 pages. Judge Garret D. Kincaid of Palouse talks about the early settlement and governance of Whitman County and the Palouse region. 

7

Lulu Downen's childhood, part one. Apr. 9, 1938. 1/2 hour, 14 pages. Lulu Laney Downen came to the northwest by wagon train in 1877, at the age of 9; her family settled six miles northwest of Colfax. She talks about her childhood and farm life. 

8

Lulu Downen's childhood, part two. Apr. 16, 1938. 1/2 hour, 17 pages. Continuation of the previous week's story. 

9

Lulu Downen's childhood, part three. Apr. 30, 1938. 1/2 hour, 20 pages. Continuation of the previous week's story, picking up with her moving to Pullman in 1881 and talking about the early development of the town. 

10

Coming to Pullman by wagon train. May 7, 1938. 1/2 hour, 13 pages. John and May McKenzie Squires of Pullman - May came there by wagon train with her family in 1877. She talks primarily about the wagon train experience, and about life in and near Pullman. 

11

Transferal paperwork. 

12

Second copy - bound, coverless. Formerly Cage 1566. 

13