Consists of manuscript material, newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera collected or created by central Washington journalist and editor Hubert Blonk. They focus on the development of dams, hydro-electric power, and irrigation in the Pacific Northwest, especially Grand Coulee Dam.
Thomas Matthew Robins was a native of Maryland who graduated from West Point and served in Cuba in 1908 and in World War I. He later moved to Portland, Oregon where he was in charge of construction of the Bonneville Dam. Collection contains engineering project and research files, speeches, correspondence, personal information and photographs.