Roderick Sprague Papers, 1800-2004

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sprague, Roderick
Title
Roderick Sprague Papers
Dates
1800-2004 (inclusive)
Quantity
31 cubic feet, (34 boxes)  :   ; 
Collection Number
MG 444
Summary
Roderick Sprague is a renowned American historical archaeologist and a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Idaho. This collection contains his personal papers.
Repository
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
83844-2350
Telephone: 2088850845
libspec@uidaho.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives.

Languages
This collection is in English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this collection was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Roderick Sprague (b. February 18, 1933) is a renowned American anthropologist, ethnohistorian and historical archeologist, a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Idaho for thirty years until his retirement in 1997, and then became the University’s Emeritus Director of the Laboratory of Anthropology. He has extensive experience in environmental impact research, aboriginal burial customs, and the Columbia Basin area. In addition to his work in the traditional anthropological fields, he has also attempted to apply scientific reasoning to the study of Sasquatch. Sprague received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in anthropology from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Roderick Sprague papers span the years 1800-2004 but the early documents are only photocopies of originals. Included in the papers are correspondence, photographs, slides, recordings on cassette tapes, vinyl records, blueprints, publications, data CD, abstracts, photo copies of original sources, manuscripts, articles, and reports.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with Copyright Laws (17 U.S.C.) and any other applicable statutes.

Preferred Citation

Roderick Sprague Papers, MG 444, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The original order was retained with all of the materials from each of the accession. The accessions were arranged into a seven series hierarchy. The first series contains materials on the Coeur d’Alene Nation, the second series focuses on the Nez Perce Nation, and the third series is about the Yakima Nation. The fourth series is made up of materials pertaining to Sasquatch and the fifth series has material relating to Kennewick Man. The sixth series contains the papers of some of Sprague’s archaeology and anthropology colleagues, and the seventh series is a group of oversized maps and photographs.

Preservation Note

Custodial History

The papers of Roderick Sprague were in the possession of Roderick Sprague until the time of donation.

Acquisition Information

The papers of Roderick Sprague were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Roderick Sprague in March 1997 (MA 1997-12), May 1997 (MA 1997-16), October 1997 (MA 1997-31), April 2003 (MA 2003-12), October 2003 (MA 2003-23), March 2005 (MA 2005-07), July 2007 (MA 2007-19), and January 2008 (MA 2008-07).

Processing Note

This collection was processed using the Basic processing method. This collection was reduced by 7 cubic feet because many of the boxes were only partially full so by consolidating the material from the various accessions was able to reduce the number of boxes. No materials were discarded.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

SERIES I:  COEUR D’ALENE NATIONReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
1
Coeur d'Alene Tribal Research Files - Abstracts
2
Coeur d'Alene Tribal Research Files - Abstracts
3
Coeur d'Alene Tribal Research Files - Abstracts
4
Coeur d'Alene Tribal Research Files - Abstracts (D-3)
5
Research Files - Reports of Commission on Indian Affairs (D-3 & D-4)
6
Coeur d'Alene Tribal Research Files - Abstracts (D-4)
7
Coeur d'Alene Tribal Research Files - Abstracts (D-4 & D-5)
8
Coeur d'Alene Tribal Research Files - Abstracts (D-6)
9
Coeur d'Alene Tribal Research Files - Abstracts (D-6 & D-7)
10
Coeur d'Alene Tribal Research Files - Abstracts
11
Coeur d'Alene Tribal Research Files - Abstracts
12
Natural Resources Damage Assessment Project Files
13
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Reports
14
Testimony - Notes - Drafts - Reports - Analysis
15
Depositions - Notes - Drafts - Reports
16
Research Projects Presented in Court Cases
17
Exhibit Materials

SERIES II:  NEZ PERCE NATIONReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
18
Nez Perce Tribal Water Rights - Reports - Project Drafts
19
Nez Perce Tribal Research Files - Abstracts
20
Nez Perce Tribal Research Files - Abstracts
21
Nez Perce Tribal Research Files - Abstracts
22
Nez Perce Tribal Research Files - Abstracts

SERIES III:  YAKIMA NATIONReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
23
Yakima Tribal Testimony Drafts
24
Yakima Tribal Testimony Drafts
25
Yakima Tribal Testimony Drafts - Research Abstracts (1850s-1880s)
26
Yakima Tribal Research Abstracts (1880s-1909)
27
Yakima Tribal Research Abstracts (1910s-1980s)

SERIES IV:  SASQUATCHReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
28
Sasquatch Articles - Correspondence - Research Materials - Publications
29
Sasquatch Research Files - Publications

SERIES V:  KENNEWICK MANReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
30
Kennewick Man Files - Miscellaneous - Archaeology Publications

SERIES VI:  COLLEAGUES’ PAPERSReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
31
Ronald C. Corbyn Papers
32
Robert L. Stephenson's Papers and Photos - Alfred Bowers Papers
33
Alfred Bowers Papers

SERIES VII:  OVERSIZED MAPS AND PHOTOGRAPHSReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
34
Maps & photos

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Sprague, Roderick--Archives