Walla Walla Valley Pioneer and Historical Society Records, 1966-1998  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Walla Walla Valley Pioneer and Historical Society
Title
Walla Walla Valley Pioneer and Historical Society Records
Dates
1966-1998 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.0 linear feet, (3 manuscript boxes)
Collection Number
WCMss.595
Summary
The Walla Walla Valley Pioneer and Historical Society Records contains memoranda, publications, and newspaper clippings. This collection, which dates from 1966 through 1998, also consist of business and financial documents relating to the Fort Walla Walla Museum.
Repository
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
99362
Telephone: 509-527-5922
Fax: 509-526-4785
archives@whitman.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Walla Walla Valley Pioneer and Historical Society was formed in 1886, by descendents of Walla Walla's early white settlers. The society helped found the Fort Walla Walla Museum in 1957. The museum originally focused on the preservation and display of pre-automobile agriculture materials. The Fort Walla Walla Museum was initially operated out of City Hall, but in 1968 it moved to occupy 15 acres within the original 640 acre Fort Walla Walla military reservation.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Walla Walla Valley Pioneer and Historical Society records contains meeting minutes, memoranda, and business and financial documents. These records, which date from 1966 through 1998, also contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, and membership lists. The collection also includes a grant proposal for the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as brochures and other publicity materials from the Fort Walla Walla Museum.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Whitman College and Northwest Archives by J.J. Laughlin, the Walla Walla Valley Pioneer and Historical Society president, on April 16, 1970. The accession number associated with this donation is retro-0433.


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Corporate Names

  • Fort Walla Walla Museum

Geographical Names

  • Walla Walla (Wash.)