Archives West Finding Aid
Table of Contents
- Overview of the Collection
- Content Description
- Administrative Information
Detailed Description of the Collection
- Correspondence; Speech and lecture manuscripts and outlines; and "Letters to the Editor"
- Newsletters and Press Releases
- Newspaper clippings and Campaign Materials
- Radio Scripts
- Grand Coulee pamphlets and materials
- Washington State and Pacific Northwest pamphlets and materials
- Picture file
- "Why I Broke with Roosevelt" and miscellaneous
- Names and Subjects
Knute Hill Papers, 1909-1963
- Hill, Knute
- Knute Hill Papers
- 1909-1963 (inclusive)19091963
- 16 containers., (8 linear feet of shelf space.)
- Collection Number
- Cage 194
- Correspondence and printed material relating to Hill's activities as school teacher, administrator, legislator; United States Representative, speaker to secular and religious groups, author of "Letters to the Editor" in diverse newspapers, Indian agency superintendent, Radio Farm Program reporter and commentator, and consulting appraiser for the Columbia Basin Project.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
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
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
In a very real sense this collection is one of personal papers insofar as the bulk of the items is concerned with Mr. Hill and his friends without having the status of working papers or office records. The items are those that were meaningful to Mr. Hill over the years and express his selection of the papers he wished to preserve.
Here is correspondence to and from Mr. Hill interfiled and combined with other printed materials used during his tenure as school teacher and administrator, politician, Representative in the Washington State Legislature and in the U.S. Congress, speaker and lecturer to secular and religious audiences, author of "Letters to the Editor" in diverse newspaper, Indian Agency Superintendent, Radio Farm Program reporter and commentator, and Consulting Appraiser for the Columbia River Project.
The collection consists of: Letters sent and received. Here are personal and/or business or official letters from Franklin D. Roosevelt, James A. Farley, Harold L. Ickes, Henry M. Jackson, Warren G. Magnusson, William L. La Follette, William O. Douglas, Hamilton Fish, Albert Gore, Walt Disney, Henry Dvorshak, Estes Kefauver, Clarence C. Dill, Sam Rayburn, John W. McCormack, Clarence D. Martin, Adlai E. Stevenson, Linus Pauling, Roland H. Hartley, Robert Ripley, Ted Malone, and others; Speech and lecture manuscripts; Miscellaneous newspaper and magazine clippings that served as a source-file for speeches and writings; Newsletters and press releases while a member of Congress; Pamphlets relating to scenic, economic, and agricultural Washington State and the Columbia River Project; Campaign and personal newspaper clippings; Pictures, both personal and official; and Miscellaneous items, including a manuscript of an extended essay entitled "Why I Broke with Roosevelt."
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
[Item Description]. Cage 194, Knute Hill Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The content of containers numbered 1 through 8 consists of correspondence, speech and lecture manuscripts and outlines, and "Letters to the Editor" interfiled and arranged chronologically by years. The content of the remaining containers is described for each.
The papers of Knute Hill, Representative in Congress from the 4th District of the State of Washington, were given in part to the Washington State University Library in 1961-1962 by Mr. Hill. The remainder was received in 1965 after probate of his estate.
The papers were processed by Earle Connette in 1965 and 1966.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
Correspondence; Speech and lecture manuscripts and outlines; and "Letters to the Editor"Return to Top
Newsletters and Press Releases, 1939-1940Return to Top
Container(s): Box 9
Newspaper clippings and Campaign MaterialsReturn to Top
Container(s): Box 10
Radio Scripts, 1944-1945Return to Top
Container(s): Box 11-12
Grand Coulee pamphlets and materialsReturn to Top
Container(s): Box 13
Washington State and Pacific Northwest pamphlets and materialsReturn to Top
Container(s): Box 14
Picture fileReturn to Top
Container(s): Box 15
"Why I Broke with Roosevelt" and miscellaneousReturn to Top
Container(s): Box 16
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)--Archives
- Hill, Knute, 1876-1963 --Archives (creator)
- Columbia Basin Project (U.S.)
- United States--Politics and government--1933-1945 -- Sources
- United States. President (1933-1945 : Roosevelt)
- United States. Congress. House
- Legislators--United States--Archives
- Legislators--United States--Correspondence