- McCroskey, R.C.
- R.C. McCroskey Papers
- 1917-1923 (inclusive)19171923
- 1 container., (.25 linear feet of shelf space.)
- Collection Number
- Cage 424
- Letters, documents, addresses, poems, and other papers of Blanche and R.C. McCrosky. Correspondents include E.A. Bryan, E.T. Coman, H.W. Canfield, poet Virginia Orton, and others concerning Washington State University, grain trade and army life. Included are photographs of McCrosky and others.
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
R.C. McCroskey was born in Tennessee on March 10, 1845. When the Civil War began, he entered on the Confederate side and served for two and one-half years as a commanding officer. Following the war, he returned to school and graduated from Croton College in Tennessee in 1868 and became a teacher. In 1870 he moved to California and engaged in farming and teaching. In 1873 he was elected county superintendent and served in that capacity for several years. He married Blanche Houston in 1882 in Tennessee. He relocated again, this time to Garfield, Washington. In 1890 he was chosen to represent the people in the state senate of Washington and served in Washington state politics for many years. He was appointed to the Washington State College Board of Regents for the first time in 1897 and served until 1905. In 1909 he was again appointed to the Board of Regents and served until his death in 1922. He lost his eyesight about 5 years before his death, but he continued to serve the State College that he was instrumental in helping to establish.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Letters, documents, addresses, poems, and other papers of Blanche and R.C. McCrosky. Correspondents include E.A. Bryan, E.T. Coman, H.W. Canfield, poet Virginia Orton, and others concerning Washington State University, grain trade and army life. Included are photographs of McCrosky and others.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
[Item Description]. Cage 424, R.C. McCroskey Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|1||Letters to Blanche and R.C. McCroskey||1917-1923|
|2||The Independent, "Controlling interest in Marin Co. bank sold"||May 10, 1922|
|3||The Tacoma Sunday Ledger, Society Section, p. 1-D - 2-D||January 14, 1923|
|4||Three poems by Virginia Keating MacCraig||undated|
|6||Memorial resolutions in memory of Brother R.C. McCroskey||December 13, 1922|
|7||Remarks of William Goodyear at the Memorial Service for R.C. McCroskey held at the College||May 26, 1922|
|8||Chronology of R.C. McCroskey's life.|
|9||Annual address of the President, R.C. McCroskey of the Grain Growers, Millers, and Shippers Association of Washington.|
|10||Copies of testimonials of applicants for the Presidency of W.S.C. after Dr. E.A. Bryan's resignation.|
|11||Articles of Association of the Taxpayers of Pullman and Vicinity.|
|12||Letter to R.C. McCroskey from H.W. Canfield with enclosures.||January 31, 1917|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Grain trade -- Washington (State)
- Bryan, Enoch Albert, 1855-1941
- Canfield, Henry Ward, 1867-
- Coman, Edwin T. (Edwin Truman), 1903-
- McCroskey, Robert Crampton, 1845-1922 --Archives (creator)
- Orton, Virginia Carter Keating McCraig
- Washington State University. Board of Regents
- United States. Army--Military life