The collection includes papers related to Susan Armitage's professional activities, primarily her career as a professor of history at Washington State University and her involvement in other educational institutions and programs, including the Women in the West Museum and the Washington Women's Heritage Project. It also includes materials related to her foreign lecture appointments, professional conferences, and research.
Frank Fraser Potter (1879-1959) was a member of the faculty at Washington State College from 1912 to 1949. He was WSC's first professor of philosophy. Irene Eleanora Michet (1889-1971) joined the faculty of the WSC English Department in 1927. She married Frank Potter in 1929. Both of the Potters were actively involved in the campus community. This collection consists of materials related to Frank and Irene Potter which came into the possession of Ruth Slonim, their colleague and friend, after Irene Potter's death.