Oral history interview with Wiliam Splichal, circa 1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Splichal, William
Oral history interview with Wiliam Splichal
circa 1970 (inclusive)
1 audiocassette
Collection Number
SPC 978-0057 (collection)
Eastern Washington University
Archives and Special Collections
Archives & Special Collections
Eastern Washington University Libraries
320 Media Lane - 100 LIB
Cheney, WA
Telephone: 509-359-2475
Fax: 509-359-4840
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

William Splichal's parents came to America from Bohemia, and came to the west in the 1880s. The family homesteaded in the Odessa area, then moved to Spokane, and finally settled in Cheney.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains an interview with William Splichal. In the interview, Splichal describes experiences living in Washington State in the late 1800s and early 1900s, specifically in Cheney, Spokane, and Odessa. Splichal also recalls a lynching in eastern Washington during this period, but cannot provide a firm date.

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Restrictions on Use

Use of this collection is subject to the rules concerning access to archival and manuscript collections at Eastern Washington University. For more information, see: http://www.ewu.edu/Library/Services/Archives.xml

Copyright restrictions may apply. For more information or permission to publish, contact Eastern Washington University Libraries, Archives & Special Collections at (509) 359-2475, or archives@ewu.edu.

Preferred Citation

Oral History Interview with Wiliam Splichal; SPC 978-0057; box number; folder number; Archives & Special Collections, Eastern Washington University.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Washington (State)--Cheney
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Washington (State)--Odessa
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Washington (State)--Spokane
  • Personal Names :
  • Splichal, Wiliam--Interviews
  • Geographical Names :
  • Washington (State), Eastern--Race relations
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Interviews (Sound recordings)
  • Oral histories