The Bookpeople of Moscow was an independent bookstore founded in 1973. The Bookpeople of Moscow collection consists of publicity for the store, newsletters, financial documents, and records used for the day-to-day operation of the store. The collection also contains a small handful of digital files including videos and audio files commemorating the store's 40th anniversary.
The Gordon Brothers General Merchandise Ledgers consist of two bound ledgers detailing transactions at the establishment from 1898-1901. The store was located in Pampa, Washington (currently LaCrosse) and run by James Emory and Frank L. Gordon from 1898-1905.
The Karl Hobson Papers consist of the research and professional papers of Karl Hobson as an agricultural forecasting expert at Washington State College and an independent forecaster and publihser of Hobson's Farm Forecast. Hobson worked for extension services at the University of Idaho and Washington State College and published Hobson's Farm Forecast with Elliot Marple from 1950 to 1955.
The Laurence J. Peter Papers consist of documents about Peter's career as an author, educator, and satirist. Peter, best known for his work The Peter Principle, was a professor of education at the University of Southern California and author of 11 works. This collection primarily contains book manuscripts, correspondence, recorded lectures, and realia representative of Peter's satire.