Ralph Bockmier Papers, 1917-1968  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Bockmier, Ralph
Ralph Bockmier Papers
1917-1968 (inclusive)
3 containers., (1.2 linear feet of shelf space.)
Collection Number
Cage 387
Includes: Mr. Lumber, an autobiography; the Inland Empire Lumber Industry; and The inmost thoughts and conclusions of a paralytic.
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
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

Ralph Bockmier was born at Palouse, Washington. He spent many years in the lumber business in Spokane. His biography is covered fully in the autobiographical material in his papers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers of Ralph Bockmier consists of various drafts and versions of his autobiography. Some related correspondence is included.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 387, Ralph Bockmier Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Papers of Ralph Bockmier were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1992 (accession number MS92-61) by the Latah County Historical Society, Moscow, Idaho, where the papers had been left by an anonmyous donor. These papers were combined with other materials the Libraries had recieved prior to 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
1 Reminiscences. Included: Mr. Lumber, an Auto-biography; The Inland Empire Lumber Industry; and The inmost thoughts and conclusions of a paralytic. 1967
2 / 2-18 Notes and supplements of 1st draft of Memoirs of a Palouser.
2 / 19-28 PortraitphotographCrow's Digest, Feature SupplementSpokesman Review, articleNotes/sources for "Memoirs..."; Correspondence: Jeff Bockmier, "Sonny", 1967; Paul T. Bockmier, Jr. 1967; Alan F. Pater, 1967; Carlton Publishing Co., 1968; Caxton Printers, 1968; Vantage Press, 1967Letter to President Johnson, Lyndon B. 1917, 1959, 1960, 1967-1968, 1967
3 / 29-43 Mr. Lumber, Memoirs..., Multiple drafts: handwritten,carbons and final typed copy (pp. 299-301 missing), preceded by Table of contents (Folder 29) from final typed version (Folder 42).

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Lumber trade -- Washington (State)--History
  • Paralytics -- Biography

Personal Names

  • Bockmier, Ralph H., 1893- --Archives (creator)

Titles within the Collection

  • Mr. Lumber, an Auto- biography
  • The Inland Empire Lumber Industry
  • The inmost thoughts and conclusions of a paralytic