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Clarence C. Dill Papers, 1913-1970

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Dill, Clarence C. (Clarence Cleveland), b. 1884
Title
Clarence C. Dill Papers
Dates
1913-1970 (inclusive)
Quantity
10 linear ft.
Collection Number
Ms 2
Summary
Lawyer, U.S. representative and senator, of Spokane, Wash.; d. 1978. Correspondence (1953-1975) relating to Dill's private law practice in Spokane; typescripts of speeches (1916-1972) to U.S. Congress and various organizations; mss. of his published and unpublished books, including his autobiography entitled Where Water Falls (1970) and related research material (correspondence, documents, and photos); documents and ephemera, concerning the Grand Coulee Dam and other hydroelectric power projects and public utilities in Washington and the Pacific Northwest; and fragmentary family and personal papers of Dill and his second wife, Mabel A. Dill. Subjects include public broadcasting, taxation, and Indian affairs.
Repository
Eastern Washington State Historical Society (Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture), Joel E. Ferris Research Library and Archives
Joel E. Ferris Research Library and Archives
Eastern Washington State Historical Society (Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture)
2316 W. First Ave.
Spokane, WA
99201
Telephone: 509-363-5342
Fax: 509-363-5303
archives@northwestmuseum.org
Access Restrictions
Collection is not restricted.
Additional Reference Guides
Nolan, Edward W. A Guide to the Manuscript Collections in the Eastern Washington State Historical Society (Spokane, WA: Eastern Washington State Historical Society, 1987).
Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Clarence Dill came to Spokane in 1908. He taught at Lewis and Clark High School for two years then established a law practice. Dill became secretary to Washington governor Ernest Lister in 1913, and was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1914. He served as senator, 1922-1935. During that time he was instrumental in securing support for the construction of Grand Coulee Dam. An autobiographical book, Where Water Falls (1970), details his lobbying efforts for the dam. Dill’s other legislative and legal interests included public broadcasting, taxation, and American Indian affairs.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes typescripts of some of Dill’s speeches to congress and public organizations, 1916-1972; manuscripts of Dill’s published and unpublished books, including Where Water Falls, and research material (correspondence, documents, and photographs) relating to manuscripts, fragmentary correspondence relating to Dill’s private law practice in Spokane, 1953-1975; a large collection of documents and ephemeral items relating to hydroelectric power projects and public utilities; and a few family and personal documents of Dill and his second wife, Mabel A. Dill. The location of Dill’s congressional papers is unknown.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use.

Preferred Citation

Clarence C. Dill Papers (Ms 2), Eastern Washington State Historical Society/Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Introduction and InventoryReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1

AutobiographyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
1/2
"As the Twig Is Bent" No. 1
1/3
"As the Twig Is Bent" No. 2
1/4
"As the Twig Is Bent" No. 1, Partial Copy
1/5
"As the Twig Is Bent" No. 2, Partial Copy
1/6
"Congress Before and After Going"

BiographyReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/7

Campaign AddressReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/8

Congressional Campaign: Newspaper Clippings, 1914 February-December 8Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/9

Correspondence, GeneralReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/10

GenealogyReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/11

CertificatesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/12

Diaries and Pocket Notebooks, 1911, 1917, 1919, 1928, 1942, 1957Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/13

Diaries and Pocket Notebooks, 1961-1962, 1972-1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/14

Financial Records, Personal, 1935 January-1937 DecemberReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/15

Health Care, 1966 June 27-1967 June 7Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/16

HomeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/17

HoroscopesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/18

Legal Papers, PersonalReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/19

Library Books, Title PageReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/20

Library Books, Personal, TitlesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/21

MemorabiliaReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/22

Newspaper Clippings, 1912-1918, 1927, 1934Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/23

Oral History, 1955-1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/24

PersonalReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/25

PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/26

Promissory Note, 1901 MarchReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/27

SecuritiesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/28

Stationery SamplesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/29

Mabel A. Dill Estate 1905 April 17-1969 March 21, 1969 March 21-1970 June 21Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/30

Subject Alphabetical FileReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/31
A
1/32
Africa – Europe
1/33
Age
1/34
“Alaska – Why it Should Be a State.” Seattle-Post Intelligencer
1950 April 4
1/35
Apples
1/36
Atomic Energy
1/37
B
1/38
Bible references
1/39
Birds
1/40
Boys
1/41
Brisbane, Arthur
1/42
Bridges
1/43
Burr, Aaron
1/44
Bryan, W.J.
1/45
C
2/1
China
2/2
Citizenship
2/3
Christmas
2/4
“Citizenship” Speech
1914 January 13
2/5
Civilization
2/6
Columbia River
2/7
Congress
2/8
“Congress – Impressions Before and After Going.” Essay
1954 November 3
2/9
Coolidge
2/10
Conscription, Military. Speech in the House of Representatives
1917 April 27
2/11
Constitution: Speeches
2/12
Conventions
2/13
Conventions
2/14
Correspondence, Miscellaneous
1940 June 26-1976 October 5
2/15
Courts
2/16
Courts: Notes, Comments, Suggestions
1931
2/17
Currency Reform: “Joseph Had the Corn,” A Speech
1941
2/18
D
Dams
Box/Folder
2/19
Belgian Congo and India Photographs
2/20
Columbia River Project
2/21
Columbia River Project – Canadian Storage Benefits
2/22
Columbia River Project – Grand Coulee Dam
2/23
Columbia River Project – Grand Coulee Dam
2/24
Columbia River Project – Grand Coulee Dam
2/25
Columbia River Project – Grand Coulee Dam
2/26
Grande Dixon, Switzerland
2/27
Other
2/28
P.U.D.: Maps, Columbia River
2/29
P.U.D.: Photographs
2/30
Death
2/31
Declaration of Independence, a Speech in Congress
2/32
Democratic Party
2/33
“Democratic Party.” Speech
1950 April 1
2/34
Democratic Party: Washington State Convention Speech
1912 May 6
2/35
E
2/36
Edison
2/37
Education
2/38
Education – Notes, Comments, Suggestions
1931
2/39
Election Returns
1964
2/40
Election Returns
1971-1972
2/41
Election Returns, Miscellaneous Clippings
2/42
“The Election of 1962,” A Speech
1962 December 5
2/43
Elections: Presidential and Vice-Presidential
2/44
Electoral College
2/45
“National Convention and the Electoral College, “ A Speech
1944 July 25
Electric Power
Box/Folder
3/1
Electric Power
3/2
Background Material
3/3
Background Material
3/4
Bonneville [Power Administration]
3/5
Grand Coulee Dam
3/6
Outlines (Power, Rivers, Dams, etc)
3/7
Power Trust, Electricity
3/8
Rates (Power)
3/9
Electricity
3/10
Electricity
3/11
“Eminent Domain by the Federal Government,” a Speech
1952 March 28
3/12
Essays, Bits and Pieces
3/13
European Trip
1917 October 15-1917 November 2
3/14
European Trip Notes
3/15
F
3/16
Farms and Farmers
3/17
Farms and Farmers: “Food Production and Farmers,” a Speech
1942 August 20
3/18
Flag
3/19
Flowers
3/20
Food
3/21
Fraternity
3/22
“Freedom of Speech, the Press, and the Radio,” a Speech
1942 August 20
3/23
Friends and Friendship
3/24
Freedom
3/25
G
3/26
Government
3/27
Government
3/28
Government
3/29
Government: Notes on the U.S.
3/30
H
3/31
Health
3/32
Home
3/33
Humor
3/34
History
3/35
I
3/36
“The Indian Question,” A Speech
1916 January 31
3/37
“Initiative and Referendum,” A Speech
1944 March 7
3/38
Irrigation
3/39
Irrigation, Moses Lake Speech
1946 December 5
3/40
J
3/41
Jefferson, Thomas
3/42
Japan
3/43
K
3/44
Jews
3/45
Kennedy, John
3/46
Kissing
3/47
L
3/48
Language
3/49
Labor
4/1
Law
4/2
Lend Lease
4/3
Liberty
4/4
Lincoln
4/5
Lincoln
4/6
Lincoln:
Henry Cabot Lodge. Democracy of Abraham Lincoln. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office Clark. 1913Abraham Lincoln - First and Second Inaugural Addresses. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. 1912 March 19
4/7
Love
4/8
M
4/9
Marriage
4/10
Medicine: “Carrying the Antitoxins to Nome by Relay Dog Teams,” A Speech
1925 February 6
4/11
Memorial Day
4/12
Miscellaneous – C.C. Dill
4/13
Money
4/14
Morley, John
4/15
“The Mormons – From Joseph Smith to Governor Romney”
4/16
Mother
4/17
Mt. Vernon: “They Always Go Back to Mt. Vernon”
4/18
Music
4/19
N
4/20
Names
4/21
Napoleon
4/22
Negroes
4/23
O
4/24
Newspapers
4/25
Newspaper Clippings, Miscellaneous
4/26
Notes and Miscellaneous Clippings
4/27
Notes and Miscellaneous Clippings
4/28
Notes and Miscellaneous Clippings
4/29
Notes and Miscellaneous Clippings
Outlines
Box/Folder
4/30
Democratic
4/31
and Addresses
4/32
Miscellaneous
4/33
Stories
4/34
P
4/35
Photographs
4/36
Poetry
4/37
Poetry Interest
Politics
Box/Folder
4/38
Editorials
4/39
Politics
1960
4/40
Politics
1966-1968
4/41
History
4/42
Suggestions
5/1
Post Office Debate in Congress
1924 December 11
5/2
Poverty: A. George. The Crimes of Poverty. Cincinnati, Ohio: The Joseph Fels Fund of America
Presidents
Box/Folder
5/3
Miscellaneous
5/4
Candidates, Notes
5/5
“How We Elect Our Presidents,” A Speech
1972 September 15
5/6
“Inauguration”
5/7
Presidential Powers
5/8
“Twentieth Century Presidents,” Incomplete Essay
5/9
“The White House Fever,” Essay and Background
5/10
Progressiveness
5/11
“The New Public Domain,” Essay
5/12
Public Ownership
5/13
Public Ownership
Public Power
Box/Folder
5/14
1
5/15
2
5/16
3
5/17
4
5/18
Public Speaking, Oratory
5/19
R
Radio (and Television)
Box/Folder
5/20
C.C. Dill. Radio Law. Washington, D.C.: National Law Book Company. 1938
5/21
Reference Publications
5/22
Reference Publications
5/23
and Television, Miscellaneous
6/1
Rates – Electrical Power
6/2
Recall – Initiative – Referendum
6/3
Religion, Essays
6/4
Research, Information Notes, Miscellaneous
6/5
Right to Vote, Miscellaneous
6/6
Right to Vote: Speech and Misc. Notes
6/7
Rivers
6/8
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
6/9
Roosevelt, Franklin D.: Newspaper Clippings
6/10
Seattle’s World Fair Gala Opening Program
1962 April 21
6/11
Senate: Miscellaneous Notes
6/12
Senate: Miscellaneous Clippings
6/13
Shakespeare: Miscellaneous Notes
6/14
Silver: “The Fight Over Silver,” a Speech
6/15
Spokane, Miscellaneous Notes
6/16
Statistics, Miscellaneous Notes
6/17
“How Social Security Was Started,” an Essay
Speeches
Box/Folder
6/18
Assorted
6/19
International Platform Association
6/20
Notes for
6/21
and Speaker Publicity
6/22
Tributes to Others
6/23
“Dedication of Steamboat Rock Dedication"
1974 September 15
6/24
Stories: Miscellaneous Notes
6/25
Stories: Miscellaneous Notes
6/26
C.C. Dill, Ed. Success, Ambition, Habits – Notes and Suggestions
1900-1931
6/27
Success: Miscellaneous Notes
6/28
Taxation: Miscellaneous Notes
6/29
Television: Miscellaneous Notes, and Speeches
6/30
T.V.A. - “What Editors Say About the T.V.A.,” Essay
6/31
Theater and Stage: Miscellaneous Notes
6/32
Time: Miscellaneous Notes
6/33
Tourists, Speeches
6/34
Trees: Miscellaneous Notes
6/35
Truth: Miscellaneous Notes
6/36
Twain, Mark: Miscellaneous Notes
6/37
Unitarianism: “Sidelights About the Spokane Unitarian Society,” Essay
6/38
Virginia Poll Tax Correspondence
1966 April 11-1966 April 14
6/39
Voice: “Power and Value of a Clear Voice,” Essay
6/40
War and Peace: “World League of People for Peace – Let People Vote on Question of Declaration of War,” a Speech
1919 January 21
6/41
“War Stamps Are Bonds,” Speech
1942 November 26
6/42
War: Miscellaneous Notes
6/43
Washington D.C.: Misc. Notes
6/44
“George Washington,” A Speech with Background Notes
6/45
Washington State: Miscellaneous Notes
6/46
Water: Background Material
6/47
Water: Canadian Storage and Dams
6/48
“Where Water Falls,” Correspondence
1970 September 23-1971 June 23
6/49
“The Wizardry of Water,” Speech and Notes
6/50
The West: Miscellaneous Notes
6/51
“The White House Mortgaged?”: Correspondence
1965 October 28-1965 November 3
6/52
Wilson, Woodrow: Miscellaneous Notes
6/53
Women: Miscellaneous Notes
6/54
Youth: Miscellaneous Notes

General Law PracticeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/1
Bar Association of Washington State: Open Letter Protesting Dues Increase
7/2
Condemnation
7/3
Legal Forms
7/4
Receipts
1910 June
7/5
Bjordahl, Alvin and John
7/6
Finley, Leda
7/7
Goehler, Herman
7/8
Manning, Sarah
7/9
Pierce, Mary
7/10
Redkey, Mary
7/11
Schlaver, Lucille
7/12
Weaver, Marjorie
Estates
Box/Folder
7/13
Cross, Florence
7/14
Cross, James L.
7/15
Cross, William J.
7/16
Gano, Sam
7/17
Martin, Maude, no. 1
7/18
Martin, Maude, no. 2
7/19
Mason, Bertha
7/20
Mason, George L.
7/21
Orrock, Roll, No. 1
7/22
Orrock, Roll, No. 2
7/23
Orrock, Roll, No. 3
7/24
Orrock, Roll, No. 4
7/25
Pelley, Alberta
7/26
Sherman, Florence
7/27
Schwab, Martha
7/28
Miscellaneous Papers
7/29
Weaver, Marjorie
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/1
Beezer vs. Seattle
1953 May-1961 December 29
8/2
Beezer vs. Seattle
1962-1963 May 10
8/3
Bonneville Project
8/4
Contrell vs. P.U.D.; Keogh vs. P.U.D.
1963 August 8-1963 September 10
8/5
Federal Power Commission Hearings
8/6
Federal Power Commission Hearings: Excerpts from Testimony of Witnesses on Boundary Z-Canyon
8/7
Federal Power Commission Hearings: Index of Witnesses on Boundary Z-Canyon
8/8
Order Modifying and Adopting Presiding Examiner’s Initial Decision Issuing License for Project 2144
1961 July 10
8/9
Grant County Agreement
8/10
Grant County Research (1)
8/11
Grant County Research (2)
8/11a
Dill vs. Grant Co. P.U.D.
1968-1971?
Harza Engineering Co.
Box/Folder
8/12
INGA I: Appraisal Report
1957 March 23
8/13
INGA II: Exhibits
1957 March 23
8/14
INGA III: Appendices
1957 March 23
8/15
P.U.D. vs. Inland Power and Light Co.
8/16
P.U.D. vs. Inland Power and Light Co.
8/17
P.U.D. vs. Inland Power and Light Co.
8/18
P.U.D. vs. Inland Power and Light Co.
8/19
Inland Power and Light Co. Mortgage
9/1
P.U.D. vs Seattle
9/2
P.U.D. vs Seattle
9/3
P.U.D. vs Seattle
9/4
P.U.D. vs Seattle
9/5
P.U.D. vs Seattle
9/6
P.U.D. vs Seattle
9/7
Seattle vs. P.U.D.
9/8
Seattle vs. P.U.D.
9/9
Seattle vs. P.U.D.
9/10
Seattle vs. P.U.D.
9/11
Seattle vs. P.U.D.
9/12
Seattle vs. P.U.D.
9/13
Seattle vs. P.U.D.
9/14
Upstream Benefits
9/15
Upstream Benefits
9/16
Upstream Benefits
9/17
World Power Conference
9/18
Public Speaking Fund
9/19
Miscellaneous
9/20
Silver
10/1
Argument of Mr. White and Oral Decision of the Court on Deft’s Motion for Stay of Proceedings
1963 July 31
10/2
P.U.D. vs. City of Seattle: Proposed Findings by H.A. Sewell
10/3
P.U.D. vs. City of Seattle: Sewell’s Proposed Amendment with Proposed Contract to Power Companies with Letters and Excerpts of Testimony of Brudge, Peterson, Myers and Jessel
1961 May
10/4
P.U.D. vs. City of Seattle: Transcripts of Proceedings at Trial
1961 December 19
10/5
Federal Power Commission Hearings: Brief of P.U.D. No. 1
1960 June 15
10/6
Columbia River Dam (Parsons)
10/7
Federal Power: 39th Annual Report for Fiscal Year
1993
10/8
Federal Power Commission: Snake River License Application
1962 February 27
10/9
Application to Federal Power Commission for License for Z-Canyon Dam
1957
10/10
Federal Power Commission: Revised Application to Federal Power Commission for License for Z-Canyon Dam
1958
10/11
Federal Power Commission: Application for Rehearing of P.U.D. No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, Washington
1951 August 8
10/12
Coordination Agreement
1961 September 21
10/13
Federal Power Commission Hearing: District Testimony of Witnesses for City of Seattle, Vol. IV, Exhibits for Vol. II
10/14
Federal Power Commission: Exceptions of City of Seattle, Applicant Project 2144, to Examiner’s Decision
1961 May 1
10/15
Federal Power Commission: Exceptions to the Initial Decision of the Presiding Examiner
1961 May 1
10/16
Federal Power Commission Hearings: Exhibits Indices
10/17
Federal Power Commission Hearings: Exhibits, Vol. 1, 1-24
10/18
Federal Power Commission Hearings: Exhibits, Vol. 1, 26-57
10/19
Federal Power Commission: Petition for Rehearing by the Related Mining Interests
1961 August 4
10/20
Federal Power Commission Hearings: Cross-Indices, Boundary Z-Canyon
10/21
Federal Power Commission Hearings: Indices
10/22
Federal Power Commission Hearings: Cross-Indices
10/23
Federal Power Commission: Petition to Review and Set Aside Orders of the Federal Power Commission
1961 September 26
10/24
Federal Power Commission: Protest to Encroachment on Box Canyon Dam by City of Seattle Boundary Dam
1958 September 15
10/25
Federal Power Commission: Reply Brief of City of Seattle, Applicant Project 2144
1960 October 31
10/26
Federal Power Commission: Reply Brief of P.U.D. No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, Washington
1960 October 31
10/27
Federal Power Commission Reports and Decisions
1958-1961
10/28
Harza Engineering Co.
1964 August 21
10/29
Harza Engineering Co.: Correspondence
1955 June 15-1967 March 29
10/30
Power Purchase Contract Between City of Seattle and P.U.D. No. 1, Pend Oreille County, Washington
10/31
Totals, Kwh, Storage

Flat filesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Columbia River Drainage System/Dams
Drawer F21
2
Water Drainage Maps for Europe and Africa
Drawer F21
3
Drawings of C.C. Dill Residence
Drawer F21
1965 July 30
4
Seattle Civic Center
Drawer F21
5
Drawings at Grand Coulee Dam with Transparencies and Fountain
Drawer F21