R.C. McCroskey Papers, 1917-1923  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
McCroskey, R.C.
Title
R.C. McCroskey Papers
Dates
1917-1923 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 container., (.25 linear feet of shelf space.)
Collection Number
Cage 424
Summary
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.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Languages
English
Sponsor
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

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 424, R.C. McCroskey Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

The papers of R.C. McCroskey were given to Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections by Barbara Butts in two installments, one in 1978 and one in 1980.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
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
5 Photographs.
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

Subject Terms

  • Grain trade -- Washington (State)

Personal Names

  • 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

Corporate Names

  • Washington State University. Board of Regents
  • United States. Army--Military life