Sleeth family collection, 1864-1944  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sleeth family
Title
Sleeth family collection
Dates
1864-1944 (inclusive)
Quantity
14.6 cubic feet, (16 boxes)
Collection Number
OLPb047SLE
Summary
Business and personal correspondence of Dana Sleeth during Sleeth’s career as journalist and editor of a variety of West Coast Scripps newspapers (1910-1936); religious writings of Mattie Sleeth, Dana Sleeth's mother, including Methodist sermons, exegeses, and poetry highlighting her role crusading against alcohol in the temperance movement; personal writing, photographs, artwork, family books, and documents relating to three generations of the Sleeth family.
Repository
Lewis & Clark College, Special Collections and Archives
Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and Archives
Aubrey R. Watzek Library
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, OR
97219
Telephone: 503-768-7758
Fax: 503-768-7282
archives@lclark.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions and is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Dana Proctor Sleeth (1878-1936), son of conservative Methodist preachers, Asa and Mattie Sleeth, left home at a young age to become one of the most progressive newspaper editors in the country, presiding over a domain from Los Angeles to Seattle. He was editor of the Peoples Press and the Portland News from 1906 to 1915. Whilst at the Portland News, he brought to light a homosexual sex scandal at the YMCA involving some of Portland’s most important political leaders. He was soon approached by E.W. Scripps to edit the Los Angeles Record, where, by 1916, he successfully agitated for the resignation of Mayor Charles Sebastian and the city council of Los Angeles. From the hills of Scappoose, Oregon, writing under various pseudonyms including Hill Billy and One Man, Dana Sleeth brought a well-articulated workingman’s opinion to an increasingly capitalistic society. Sleeth wrote on subjects both pedestrian and philosophical and gained the loyalty of readers across the West. Along with letters from hundreds of fans, Sleeth garnered the attention of such notables as Upton Sinclair, Margaret Sanger and even Eleanor Roosevelt. He was consistently engaged in local and national politics and kept up a steady correspondence with some of the West Coast’s most prominent politicians. Dana Sleeth married Eugenia (Gene) Marshall Sleeth (1876-1968); they had a daughter, Martha E. Sleeth (1911-1987), and a son, Marshall Sleeth (1916-1941). Dana Sleeth's untimely death, at the age of 56, marked the end of a generation of newsmen unafraid to relentlessly champion the values of the common man. Sleeth's mother, Mattie (Martha Ellen) Sleeth (1852-1934), preached throughout the late 19th and early 20th century, and crusaded against the evils of alcohol during the Progressive Era. She was a lecturer and the president of the . Mattie Sleeth was politically active in the city of Portland running for a seat in the House of Representatives in 1916, and also served as Oregon’s first female juror in 1922. Her religion shaped her ideology, and although she and her son, Dana, never saw eye to eye on many political issues, they maintained a loving correspondence until her death in Portland in 1934. Asa Sleeth (1844-1935), Dana Sleeth's father, a lawyer by trade, preached polemical sermons concerning the evils of modern day life across the mid-West. In 1902 Asa and Mattie Sleeth moved to Portland to be closer to their only son. Once in Oregon, Asa maintained a farm and lived next door to Dana until his death in 1935.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains personal and business correspondence, personal writings, business writings, photographs and original artwork by the Sleeth family as well as newspaper clippings, books, magazines and ephemera collected by the Sleeths.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, broadcast, or quote from materials in the Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections requires written permission of the Head of Archives & Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The Sleeth Family Collection, #OLPb047SLE, Lewis & Clark College Aubrey Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections, Portland, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Arranged in nine series:

1. Dana Sleeth personal ephemera, 1891-1936.

2. Dana Sleeth correspondence, 1910-1936.

3. Dana Sleeth books and periodicals, 1843-1943.

4. Dana Sleeth photographs, 1877-1934.

5. Dana Sleeth business correspondence and documents, 1910-1934.

6. Dana Sleeth newspaper columns and editorials, 1911-1939.

7. Mattie Sleeth, Asa Sleeth, and Eugenia Sleeth materials, 1864-1981.

8. Sleeth family artifacts, undated.

9. Eugenia Marshall Sleeth postcards, 1896-1938.

Location of Collection

Special Collections

Acquisition Information

Donated to Lewis & Clark College by Peter Sleeth in January 2010.

Processing Note

Processed in 2010. Rehoused in acid-free boxes.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

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

Series 1: Dana Sleeth Personal Ephemera, 1891-1936.Return to Top

Container(s):

1 box.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box 1: Dana Sleeth personal ephemera.
1 cubic foot.
14 folders.
1891-1936
Folder 1: Nebraska Wesleyan University.
1891-1896
1.1: Nebraska Wesleyan University Record Card.
One card.
Dana Sleeth's record card for 2 terms ending March 23, 1893.
1893
1.2: Nebraska Wesleyan University Entrance Card.
One card.
Dana Sleeth's entrance card for class registration.
1893 January 4
1.3: Nebraska Wesleyan University Entrance Card.
One card.
Dana Sleeth's entrance card for class registration.
1893 April 4
1.4: University of Nebraska Alumni Association Certificate of Membership.
One card.
Dana Sleeth's certificate of membership to the University of Nebraska Alumni Association, specifying annual dues and subscription to the Nebraska Alumnus.
1929, June 14
1.5: University of Nebraska Wesleyan letter.
One sheet.
Letter from C.M. Ellinwood, Registrar, listing Dana Sleeth's grades
1893, December 26
1.6: University of Nebraska Wesleyan postal card.
One card.
Postal card from C.M. Ellinwood, Registrar, listing Dana Sleeth's grades
1.7: Orophilian Society, Wesleyan University Programme.
One folded sheet.
Programme for Open Session of the Orophilian Society, Wesleyan University for Saturday Evening.
1896 January 25
1.8: Lincoln Normal University Tuition Receipt.
One card.
Dana Sleeth's tuition receipt and regulations for Lincoln Normal University.
1.9: Teacher's Institute Certificate.
One sheet.
Dana Sleeth's Public Schools of Nebraska Teacher's Institute Certificate issued by Office of County Superintendent, Sage County.
1896 June 13
1.10: Pencilled Essay.
Four sheets.
Four pages including essay titled "A Sample Saturday" and poetry written in pencil on lined notepaper, two of which which are inscribed "Dana Sleeth" on reverse.
1.11: Handwritten Essay by Dana Sleeth.
Four sheets.
Four pages on an essay arguing that the study of higher English is of more benefit to the average student than higher Mathematics.Written in ink on lined notepaper, signed on last page by Dana Sleeth.
Folder 2: Plattsmouth High School Class.
1897
2.1: Invitation to Class of 1897.
One card and one envelope.
Invitation from Class of '96 to Class of '97 to attend the Chancellor's residence. Envelope addressed to Mr. Dana Sleeth.
1895 October 31
2.2: Dana Sleeth's Plattsmouth High School Commencement Program.
One folded card.
Plattsmouth High School Commencement Program for Class of 1897 at the First Presbyterian Church.
1897 May 27
Folder 3: University of Nebraska.
1901
3.1: University of Nebraska Handbook of Useful Information and Memorandum.
One handbook.
University of Nebraska leatherbound memorandum, Edition Number 10, presented by Young Men's and Young Women's Christian Association, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1900.
1900
3.2: University of Nebraska Commencement Program.
Two copies of the Commencement Program and one envelope.
Dana Sleeth included in Bachelor of Arts candidates.
1901 June 9
3.3: Invitation to University of Nebraska Commencement Program.
Three copies of the Commencement invitation.
Invitation from Senior Class to attend Commencement Exercises at the Lincoln Auditorium.
1901 June 9-13
3.4: University of Nebraska Thirtieth Annual Commencement.
Two copies.
University of Nebraska Thirtieth Annual Commencement. The Oration and Confering of Degrees on Thursday June 13, 1901 at the Lincoln Auditorium. Sleeth, Dana Proctor included in Bachelors of Arts degree candidates at the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, and under candidates for the University Teachers' Course Certificate.
1901 June 13
3.5: University of Nebraska Corps of Cadets.
Three reports.
University of Nebraska Corps of Cadets reports submitted by Dana Sleeth to the Commandant of Cadets. Two submissions of explanations stamped satisfactory, dated November 5, 1900 and December 12, 1900. One approved application for authority to be absent, dated January 21, 1901.
1900-1901
3.6: Letter from Dana Sleeth, Lincoln.
Two penned pages.
Letter from Dana Sleeth to teacher, Lincoln.
1901 April 4
3.7: The Photograph of Jones, essay by Dana Sleeth.
Six penned pages.
The Photograph of Jones, handwritten essay on lined notepaper by Dana Sleeth.
3.8: Essay addressed to the Three Muses by Dana Sleeth.
Three double-sided penned pages.
Essay written on notepaper headed The Capital City Observer, A Weekly Journal of Criticism and Comment, G. W. Kline, Editor, Lincoln, Nebraska.
3.9: Letter of recommendation for Dana Sleeth.
One page.
Letter of recommendation from University of Nebraska Chancellor.
1903 April 14
3.10: University of Nebraska State Teachers' Certificate.
One leatherbound certificate.
University of Nebraska State Teachers' Certificate.
1903 June 13
Folder 4: Letters of Recommendation.
1903
4.1: Tri-City Press Club letter of recommendation.
One page.
Letter of recommendation from the secretary of the Tri-City Press Club introducing Dana Sleeth to fellow newspaper men.
1903 April 14
4.2: Lincoln Daily Star letter of recommendation.
One page.
Letter of recommendation for Dana Sleeth from the city editor of the Lincoln Daily Star.
1903 April 11
Folder 5: Official Paperwork.
1907-1936
5.1: Sleeth & Sleeth Florists Business Card.
One card.
Business card for Sleeth & Sleeth Florists, 1025 Michigan Ave.
5.2: Jim's Chowder House Business Card.
One card.
Business card for Jim's Chowder House, 617 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles.
5.3: Complimentary Press Pass to Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition, Portland, OR.
One card.
Complimentary Press Pass admitting Dana Sleeth at the Daily Star Journal, Portland, OR to the Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition from June 1st to October 15th, 1905.
1905
5.4: State of Oregon Certificate of Registration of duplicate plates for motorcycle.
One sheet.
State of Oregon certificate of registration and receipt for duplicate plates for Dana Sleeth's motorcycle.
1913 July 11
5.5: Membership card for American Philatelic Society.
One card.
Dana Sleeth's membership card for the American Philatelic Society.
1936 September 1
5.6: State of California Hunting License.
One card.
Dana Sleeth's State of California Hunting License.
1907 July 30
5.7: The Peoples Press business card.
One card.
Dana Sleeth's business card as editor of the The Peoples Press.
5.8: Los Angeles Record: "I Saw Woman".
Nine cards.
Nine identical miniature front page reproductions of Los Angeles Record newspaper, with headline: "I Saw Woman: Bootlegger Tells Startling Story of Taylor Slaying". Cards signed by Dana Sleeth.
1922 February 14
5.9: State of Oregon Certificate of Registration and receipt for Dana Sleeth's motor vehicle.
One sheet.
State of Oregon certificate of registration and receipt for Dana Sleeth's Studebaker.
1913 December 29
5.10: City Editor, The Evening News business card.
One card.
Dana Sleeth's business card as City Editor for The Evening News, Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
5.11: Blank card with Dana Sleeth's signature.
One card.
Blank card signed by Dana Sleeth in ink.
5.12: Walter B. Starr's business card, The Matthews-Northrup Works.
One card.
Walter B. Starr's business card as photographer for The Matthews-Northrup Works: "The Complete Press", Buffalo, N.Y.
5.13: Pass for Pacific Coast Baseball League, Season.
One card.
Dana Sleeth's pass for Pacific Coast Baseball League.
1910
5.14: Admissions card for The Oaks, United Amusement Company.
One card.
Admissions card for Dana Sleeth (Daily News) and guest for The Oaks, United Amusement Company.
1910 May 31-September 30
5.15: Invitation to Informal Annual Banquet from Mr. Seid Black and Friends.
One folded card.
Dana Sleeth's invitation from Mr. Seid Black and Friends to attend informal annual banquet at Kim Sun Low, Portland, OR.
1914 February 6
5.16: Medical report.
One sheet.
1916 April 15
5.17: Appointment as Deputy Sheriff, Multnomah County, Oregon.
One sheet.
Certfication of Dana Sleeth's appointment to serve as Deputy Sheriff by R. L. Stevens, Sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon.
1907 April 11
5.18: Postal card for notification of freight delivery, Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway Co.
One card.
Postal card addressed to Dana Sleeth, Portland Daily News, for notification of freight delivery by Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway Co.
1911 April 14
5.19: State of Oregon Certificate of Registration and receipt for Dana Sleeth's motorcycle.
One sheet.
State of Oregon certificate of registration and receipt for Dana Sleeth's motorcycle.
1913 January 11
5.20: State of Oregon Automobile Certificate of Registration.
One sheet.
Dana Sleeth's State of Oregon Automobile Certificate of Registration.
1910 September 23
5.21: State of Oregon letter for issuance of Automobile Certificate of Registration.
One sheet.
Letter to Dana Sleeth from Secretary of State, Oregon, issuing tag and cerificate (Oregon Automobile Certificate of Registration).
1910 September 23
5.22: Notarized letter of testimony.
One sheet.
Testimony of John Emmett, carpenter.
1914 July 9
5.23: Pass for Department of Public Safety, Portland, OR.
One card.
Pass for Dana Sleeth, representing The News-Telegram, to the Department of Public Safety, Portland, Oregon.
5.24: The Memorials to Theodore Roosevelt, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
One pamphlet.
Pamphlet issued jointly by the Quentin Roosevelt Post, No. 4, American Legion and The Business Men's Association.
1929 May 30
5.25: Announcement of marriage of Martha Ellen Sleeth, Dana Sleeth's daughter.
One newspaper clipping.
Newspaper clipping announcing marriage of Martha Ellen Sleeth to William A. Winston, pilot on Pan-American airlines. Photo of Martha Ellen Sleeth and mention of Dana Sleeth as former editor and current special writer for The News-Telegram. Accompanying receipt from News-Telegram, Portland, OR.
1933 September 2
5.26: Map of Location of Armies.
One map.
Folded map by James C. Parker, copyright 1917, indicating location of armies in Europe. Map issued by John Blaauw, Advertizing Agency, 207 National Realty Bldg.,Tacoma, WA.
1917 June 15
Folder 6: Political Material on Presidential Campaign of 1932 and Ephemera.
6.1: Postal card addressed to editor referring to Roosevelt and T-Bills.
One postal card.
Postal card depicting advertizement on Employment Agency board, with handwritten message to editor referring to Roosevelt and T-Bills.
6.2: Hoover campaign flyer.
One small flyer.
Political flyer promoting "Vote For Hoover: Don't Change Now".
1932 November
6.3: Platform Adopted by The Democratic National Convention.
One pamphlet
Political pamphlet promoting the party platform endorsed by Theodore Roosevelt.
1932
6.4: Mandolin E Silver-Plated Steel Musical String.
One paper bag containing three strings.
Paper bag produced by Black Diamond String, Manufactured by the National Musical String Co., New Brunswick, N.J.
6.5: Mandolin E Silver-Plated Steel Musical String.
One paper bag containing three strings.
Black Diamond String, Manufactured by the National Musical String Co., New Brunswick, N.J. in original commercial wrapping and bag. Also one John F. Stratton's Birmingham Steel String.
6.6: Certificate of training for Marshall Sleeth, Second Air Force Field Training Detachment.
One card.
Certificate issued by J. M. Perry Institute, Yakima WA .
1942 June 8-August 15
6.7: Warranty Deed for real estate.
One folded sheet.
Notarized warranty deed for real estate in the name of May Kraeft, Multnomah County, OR.
1904 June 25
6.8: Warranty Deed for real estate.
One folded sheet.
Notarized warranty deed for real estate in the name of May Kraeft, Multnomah County, OR.
1908 August 8
6.9: Why Ole Hanson?
One folded pamphlet.
Political pamphlet promoting Ole Hanson, Candidate for US Senate, Progressive Party, by Robert Watson Boyce, reprinted from Seattle "Argus", February 14, 1914.
1914 February 14
6.10: Maud Powell, Famous Violinist Tells the "Tired Business Man" How to Enjoy Music.
One folded leaflet.
An interview by Sigmund Spaeth, from The New York Evening Mail.
6.11: The World Map on Mercator Projection.
One folded map.
Copyright by The George F. Cram Company, Indianapolis. Map shows routes of full-powered steam vessels and submarine cable lines.
6.12: Vote for Franklin D. Roosevelt for President of the United States.
One pamphlet.
Political pamphlet against President Hoover. Issued by Daniel J. Tobin, Chairman, Labor Division, Democratic National Campaign Committee.
1932 November
6.13: What Youth Can Expect From The Democratic Party.
One folded leaflet.
A Radio Address to Young Voters on Political Platforms and Issues by Jouett Shouse, Chairman, Democratic National Executive Committee.
1931 October 5
6.14: Hoover's Fight For Labor.
One pamphlet.
Endorsement of Hoover by John J. Leary, Former Labor Editor, New York World: Pulitzer Prize Winner 1920. Political pamphlet issued by Republican National Committee.
1932 November
6.15: Heresy: "Bad Bishop Brown's" Quarterly Lectures: No. X: Aliens and Criminals.
One booklet.
A Lecture-Sermon by Bishop William Montgomery Brown, D. D.
1932 April
6.16: Mutual Banking: A Simple Plan to Abolish Interest on Money, William B. Greene.
One booklet.
Mutual Banking: Showing the radical deficiency of the present circulating medium and the advantages of a free currency. Published by the Anti-Interest League.
1896 October-November
6.17: Silver and Gold: Can Either or Both Save Civilization? A DuBois Freeman.
One booklet.
A plan for regulating the supply of silver and gold within the economy to control prices and labor.
6.18: Little Sermons in Socialism by Abraham Lincoln: Culled and Commented On by Burke McCarty.
One pamphlet.
Run in The Chicago Daily Socialist. Front cover signed "To One Man's Opinion with compliments of...".
1910
6.19: Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Season of 1919-1920.
One program.
Seventh Symphony Concert. Soloist: Miss Marcella Craft. John M. Spargur, Conductor. Concerts at Meany Hall, University of Washington.
1920 January 30
6.20: The Joseph McCabe Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5.
One booklet.
Morals in Early Medieval Europe: Historical Study of the Effect of the Introduction of Christianity by Joseph McCabe. Edited by E. Haldeman-Julius.
1930 September 1
6.21: The Recruiters' Bulletin, Christmas Number.
One magazine.
Vol. 4, No. 2, New York, December. Published in the Recruiter's service of the US Marine Corps.
1917
6.22: In the Supreme Court of the State of Washington: E.G. Dodge vs. E.W. Scripps.
One booklet.
Appeal from a judgement of the Superior Court of the State of Washington for King County, Hon. Robert S. MacFarlane, Judge.
6.23: A Little Book of Birthday Wishes.
One booklet.
Published by Canterbury Company, Chicago, Illinois. Title page signed "Dana Proctor Sleeth, Feb 22 1911".
1910
6.24: Farewell Exhibition of One Hundred Paintings by Yasushi Tanaka.
One folded card listing works of art.
Seattle Fine Arts Society, 1213 Fourth Ave.
1920 January 18-20
6.25: In the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of Kern, J.W. Jameson and T.J. Wrampelmeier plaintiffs vs. Chanslor-Canfield Midway Oil Company defendant.
One booklet.
No. 8329. Opinion of Hon. J. E. Prewett of Placer County, Presiding.
1913 September 24
Folder 7: Travel Papers.
1934-1935
7.1: Guia de Turismo de Cartagena (Tourist Guide of Cartagena).
One tourist guide.
Published by Ministerio de Industrias, Bogoto, Colombia, South America. Historical background, general information, local industries, places of interest, and maps. Language: Spanish.
7.2: Correspondence from president of the Panama Pacific International Expostion to Managing Editor, News, Portland, OR.
One letter (2 pages).
Letter soliciting support and inviting newspaper representative to Exposition, San Francisco in 1915.
1914 June 4
7.3: Letter of introduction for Dana Sleeth from Chief of Police, Portland, OR.
One letter and one envelope.
Official letter of introduction.
1934 January 6
7.4: Letter from Headquarters US Marine Corps.
One letter.
Letter thanking The Record for support for Marine Corps Week.
1917 June 29
7.5: Medical Report.
One letter.
1935 September 3
7.6: Letter of introduction for Dana Sleeth from Bureau of Police, Portland, OR.
One letter.
Official letter of introduction.
1925 January 9
7.7: Letter of introduction for Dana Sleeth from Bureau of Police, Portland.
One letter.
Official letter of introduction.
1930 August 1
7.8: Letter of introduction for Dana Sleeth from Seneca Fouts, Attorney, Portland, OR.
One letter and one envelope.
Official letter of introduction.
1934 January 16
7.9: Tropic Bar and Restaurant Wine List.
One wine list.
Tropic Bar and Restaurant, Colon, Panama was managed by Max Bilgray.
Folder 8: Financial Records.
Sixty-four typed sheets of financial statements, expenses, investments, trust agreements, deed of gift, warranty deed, auction receipts, income tax, motor collision report and financial correspondence in Dana Sleeth's capacity as news editor for the Portland News, and the Seattle Star.
1898-1937
Folder 9: Obituaries.
Twenty-five sheets including selection of writings by Dana Sleeth compiled by E.W.Scripps on blue paper (3 pages), 4/9/36, and original newspaper clippings dedicated to Dana Sleeth, also known as Hill Billy, on his untimely death.
1936 April
Folder 10: Fiction Writing.
Thirty-four sheets of typed and hand-written essays. Includes letter requesting anonymity to meet the newspaper syndicate's stipulation that special writers not publish outside their field under their own name.
Folder 11: Poetry.
Thirty sheets including materials by various authors.
Folder 12: Dana Sleeth's Personal Artwork.
Thirteen sheets including sketches, landscapes and still lifes in black and white and color.
Folder 13: Opinion Papers Part 1.
One hundred and twenty-eight typed sheets including editorial drafts, original newspaper clipping of article by Dana Sleeth titled "Oregon's Political Road Builders Could Learn a Lesson in Victoria", and writings on philately including correspondence and limericks.
Folder 14: Opinion Papers Part 2.
One hundred and twenty-eight typed sheets including editorial drafts and a letter signed Hill Billy.

:  Series 2: Dana Sleeth Correspondence, 1910-1936.Return to Top

Container(s):

1 box.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box 2: Dana Sleeth correspondence.
1 cubic foot.
61 folders.
1910-1936
Folder 1: Correspondence Received from Jonathan Bourne, Jr.
Seven typed letters.
1910 March 14-1914 February 12
Folder 2: Correspondence Received from C.E.S. Wood.
One typed letter and two postal cards.
1914 July 21-June 7, 1931.
Folder 3: Correspondence Received from Andy Weinberger.
One typed letter.
1913 July 24
Folder 4: Correspondence Received from Jack M.A. Gault.
One handwritten letter.
1913 August 7
Folder 5: Correspondence Received from Henry McGinn.
Two handwritten letters.
circa 1915 May 28
Folder 6: Correspondence Received from Martha Ellen Sleeth.
One handwritten letter.
1921 October 22
Folder 7: Correspondence Received from Vernon Taylor.
Thirty-four letters and essays, including three undated letters.
circa 1926 December 17-1934 December 1
Folder 8: Correspondence Received from Clement S. Ernst.
Five typed letters addressed to Hill Billy and Dana Sleeth.
1928 July 16-1929 September 16
Folder 9: Correspondence Received from David D. Reavis, Sr.
Two typed letters.
1928 November 10-1928 December 28
Folder 10: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
Two typed letters regarding senatorial bid.
Folder 11: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
Three typed letters: senatorial bid and Calvin Coolidge (December 9, 1930); Seattle politics (December 23 1930); open letter to the press (December 27, 1930).
1930 December 9-27
Folder 12: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
Three typed letters: prohibition (January 20, 1931); Republican National Committee (January 24, 1931); Tacoma politics (January 26, 1931).
1931 January 20-26
Folder 13: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
One typed letter regarding local potitics.
1931 February 21
Folder 14: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
One typed letter regarding senatorial bid and response to reading "Dynamite".
1931 April 29
Folder 15: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
One typed letter regarding Washington legislation.
1931 May 16
Folder 16: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
One handwritten letter, and one newspaper clipping titled "Calvin Coolidge Says:", Northhampton, June 2.
1931 June 2
Folder 17: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
One typed letter regarding local politics (July 6, 1931); one handwritten letter regarding trip (July 28, 1931).
1931 July 6-28
Folder 18: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
One typed letter regarding Hoover agenda.
1931 September 12
Folder 19: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
Three typed letters: doubts about senatorial bid (October 7, 1931); indifference in politics (October 13, 1931); "Power Ethics" by Jack Levin on the findings of the Federal Trade Commission in the power investigation (October 15, 1931).
1931 October 7-15
Folder 20: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
Two typed letters: English elections (November 11, 1931); communist threats and "subversive groups" (November 25, 1931).
1931 November 11-25
Folder 21: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
Four typed letters: doubts about senatorial bid (December 8, 1931); Christmas greetings (December 21, 1931); discussion of enclosed interview (December 21, 1931); the Supreme Court (December 29, 1931).
1931 December 8-29
Folder 22: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
One typed letter regarding Hoover and the economy, and one envelope.
1932 January 2
Folder 23: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
Three typed letters: recent Scripps editorial (February 2, 1932); "New Feudalism" and "rugged individualism" (February 5, 1932); political commentary (February 10, 1932).
1932 February 2-10
Folder 24: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
One typed letter regarding military training and the War Department .
1932 March 8
Folder 25: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
One typed letter regarding legislation and Scripps circulation.
1932 May 20
Folder 26: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
One typed letter regarding senatorial bid.
1932 October 23
Folder 27: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
One typed letter regarding senatorial bid result.
1932 November 14
Folder 28: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
One telegram confirming passport reissue.
1934 February 3
Folder 29: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
One typed letter regarding munitions sales and world politics.
1934 September 6
Folder 30: Correspondence Received from Homer T. Bone.
One typed letter regarding CVA, Grand Coulee Dam, and Dam projects.
1936 April 1
Folder 31: Correspondence Received from J. E. Rickards.
Two typed letters.
1930 May 17-1932 September 17
Folder 32: Correspondence Received from and Regarding Louis Adamic.
Twenty-two items including handwritten and typed letters, envelopes, articles and news clippings regarding Louis Adamic, author of "Dynamite".
1931 April 9-1932 October 26
Folder 33: Correspondence Received from OK Wallin.
: Water damage. ;
Two handwritten letters, and one envelope.
1931 May 21
Folder 34: Correspondence Received from Mrs L. E. Thomason.
One pencilled letter, and one envelope.
1931 July 13
Folder 35: Correspondence Received from Margaret Sanger.
One typed letter, and one photocopy of news article "Birth Control" by Hill Billy.
1931 September 28
Folder 36: Correspondence Received from Sue M Farrell.
One handwritten letter, and one copy of letter from Thomas A. Edison to Joseph Lewis, President, Freethinkers Society of New York (October 6, 1925).
1931 November 29
Folder 37: Correspondence Received from Chas A. Johnson.
Six pencilled sheets.
circa 1932 January 20
Folder 38: Correspondence Received from Charlotte Dantzig.
One typed letter.
1932 September 25
Folder 39: Correspondence Received from Albert Richard Wetjen.
Two typed letters.
1932 September 8-26
Folder 40: Correspondence Received from J. H. Tilden.
Three typed letters.
1933 March 16-1934 October 6
Folder 41: Correspondence Received from Upton Sinclair.
Two typed letters, one Western Union telegram envelope, and two photocopies of news article "Good Luck: A Letter to Graduates" by One Man.
1933 June 14-30
Folder 42: Correspondence Received from Leon R. Yankwich.
One letter.
1934 July 13
Folder 43: Correspondence Received from Gladys Cone.
Two typed letters, and one hand-written letter from Aunt Lib (June 3, 1901).
1934 August 13-1935 July 20
Folder 44: Correspondence Received from Ernest Buttner.
One typed letter and one hand-written letter.
1934 October 30-December 2
Folder 45: Correspondence Received from Eleanor Roosevelt.
One typed letter and one envelope.
1936 April 6
Folder 46: Correspondence Received from Charles L. McNary.
One typed letter and one envelope.
1936 April 8
Folder 47: Personal Letters of Condolence.
Three handwritten letters and three envelopes addressed to Mrs Eugenia ("Gene") Sleeth.
circa 1936 April 9-13
Folder 48: Correspondence Received from the Public.
One hundred and seven typed and handwritten sheets.
1913-1919
Folder 49: Correspondence Received from the Public.
One hundred and twenty-nine typed and handwritten sheets.
1920-1929
Folder 50: Correspondence Received from the Public.
One hundred and twenty-nine typed and handwritten sheets.
1930-1934
Folder 51: Correspondence Sent to Asa & Mattie Sleeth.
Four handwritten letters and two envelopes sent by Dana Sleeth.
1894
Folder 52: Correspondence Sent to Asa Sleeth.
Three handwritten letters sent by Dana Sleeth and two envelopes.
1897 June 9-August 20
Folder 53: Correspondence Sent to Asa Sleeth.
One handwritten letter and one envelope sent by Dana Sleeth.
1898 July 17
Folder 54: Correspondence Sent to Mattie Sleeth.
One typed letter, one post-card (April 24), and one envelope sent by Dana Sleeth, and one typed letter adressed to Dr Talbot.
1910 March 16
Folder 55: Correspondence Sent to Scripps.
Two typed letters sent by Dana Sleeth.
1932 April 1
Folder 56: Correspondence Sent to "Roseal Rossignol" (illegible).
One handwritten letter sent by Dana Sleeth.
Folder 57: Correspondence Sent to Eugenia Sleeth.
One handwritten letter sent by Dana Sleeth and one news article "Father Washington" by Don Ryan.
Folder 58: Correspondence Unsent, Copy or Returned.
Thirteen typed letters.
circa 1916 June 8-1928 October 9
Folder 59: Fan Mail.
One hundred and eighty-six sheets, attached news article clippings, and envelopes.
Folder 60: Correspondence Regarding Stamp Collection.
Eighty-seven sheets.
1921 August 26-1933 October 30
Folder 61: Personal Correspondence (Unidentified).
Thirty-three sheets including an envelope.
Folder 62: Correspondence Received from Ralph C. Clyde.
Three letters.
1931 June 4-1932 May 23

Series 3: Books and Periodicals, 1843-1943.Return to Top

4 boxes.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
Box 3: Books.
1 cubic foot.
41 items.
1878-1943
The True Story of the Roman Catholic Church: Six Double Volumes; Joseph McCabe, E. Haldeman-Julius ed,; Haldeman- Julius Publications: Girard, Kansas.
Volumes 1-12.
1930
One Hundred Men Who Moved The World; Joesph McCabe, I. Haldeman-Julius ed.; Haldeman- Julius Publications: Girard, Kansas.
Volumes 1-6.
1930
The Joseph McCabe Magazine; Joseph McCabe; Haldeman- Julius Publications: Girard, Kansas.
Volumes 2, 8, 9, 10, 11.
1930 November 15
Rome or Reason; Robert G Ingersoll and Cardinal Manning; Haldeman- Julius Publications: Girard, Kansas.
Hotel Oregon Day Planner; Wright, Dickenson Hotel.
1913
The A-B-C of World Peace; Joseph K. Thomson; The A-B-C Publishing Company.
Additional page inserted.
1943
A New Philosophy; Whitney H. Slocomb.
1931
The Hidden Hand: The Protocols and the Coming Superman; Gerald B. Winrod; Defender Publishers of Wichita, Kansas.
1933
New Relationships with Jews and Catholics; Mrs. Abel J. Gregg; Association Press, NYC.
1934
Dr. Tilden's Health Review and Critique; Dr. Tilden; Denver, Colorado.
Volumes 7, 9.
1933
Darwinism and Politics; David G. Ritchie; Humboldt Publishing Company.
Home Needlework Magazine; Florence Publishing Company;
11 volumes.
1900 April-1907 February
The Oriental and Captain Palmer.
circa 1924
Zero Hour; Seneca Fouts; The Shadow Publishing Company.
1931
The Philosophy of Egoism; James L. Walker; Katherine Walker.
1905
The Negro and the War; Earl Brown and George Leighton; Public Affairs.
1942
Crime: Cause and Cure; Edward Grammond; Moyle Print.
The Color Line Series: Guiding Negro Youth Towards Jobs; Ann Tanneyhill; The National Urban League.
1938
Mother Earth; Emma Goldman.
1916 January
Partisan Review; William Phillips ed. and Philip Rahv.
1946
The Young Sailor and Other Stories; Dodd Mead and Co.
1878
Food: Fuel for the Human Engine; Eugene Layman Fisk; The Life Extension Institute.
1917
Oro; Geo A. Warfield; The Orophilian Literary Societies.
1896
Oahspe: The Doctrine; Angel Ambassadors; Kosmon Era Press.
Whirl Around the World With Me: From Tacoma to Tacoma; James A. Sproule.
Conditions of Mental Development; William Kingdom Clifford; Humboldt Publishing Company.
1885
Progressive Morality; Thomas Fowler; Humboldt Publishing Company.
1885
Pictoral Printing Part One, from the Practical Photographer Series; F. C. Lambert and Thomas Harrison Cummings; Burke and James, Chicago.
Edelweiss sample in envelope included.
1905
The Menace of Christianity and Capitalism; R. L. Morrow.
The Oread Magazine; University of Kansas.
Vol. 6.
December 19
The Money of the Equitist; James M. Rea; Express Printing Co. Inc.
1921
The Black Death; J. F. C. Hecker; Humboldt Publishing Company.
1885 May
Camera Craft: A Photographic Monthly; Fayette J. Clute ed.
1919
The Mentor.
22 volumes.
1916 December-1917 November
The New York Governor Libels his Pope; Burke McCarty.
1928
The American Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa.
Vol. 1 Number 1.
1932
The Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science: Courses of Study; New School Bulletin.
Vol. 1 Number 1.
1945-1946
Kensington Embroidery and the Color of Flowers; J. F. Ingalls, Lynn Massachusetts.
1884
Embroidered Lessons with Color Studies; The Corps Expert Embroiders ed.; The Brainerd and Armstrong Company.
1906
Vogue; Conde-Nast Publications.
1935 August 15
Century Theater-souvenir program.
circa 1916
Box 4: Books, 1855-1933.
1 cubic foot.
21 items.
1855-1933
Picture Gallery for Young Folks; Chicago Engraving Company Publishers.
1883-1885
Daily Comfort in Threefold Links: A Precept, a Promise, and a Prayer for every day in the year; Flemming H. Revell Company: Chicago, New York, Toronto.
1898
Better Say: New Standard Dictionary; compiled by James C. Fernald, L.H.D.; Funk And Wagnall Company: New York & London.
The Comprehensive Standard Dictionary of the English Language; compiled by James C. Fernald, L.H.D.; Funk And Wagnall Company: New York & London.
1933
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures; Mary Baker Eddy; Allison V. Stewary: Boston, MA.
1918
Felter's Series Arithmetic; S.A Felterman, S.A Farrand; Ivison Blakeman And Taylor.
1875
Secret Memoirs of Madam Pompadour; arranged by Jules Beaugoint; Haldeman- Julius Publications: Girard, Kansas.
1924
Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; R.L Stevenson; Little Leather Library Company.
Plutarch's Lives; John Langhorne and William Langhorne; Applegate and Co. Publishers.
1855
Told Out of School; A pupil.
2 volumes.
Greek Dictionary.
Greek Bible; Theodore Bliss and Co.
Jim Jam Jems; Jim Jam, Jr.; Sam H. Clark.
1921
Modern Painters, Vol. 2; Ruskin.
The New Testament; Constantine Tischendorf; Leipzig: Burnhard Tauchnitz.
1870
Japan and the Next World War; The China Critic.
How the Bible was Invented; M.M. Mangasarian; American Rationalist Association.
1929
People's Semi-Monthly Vol XL.
1922 December 10
Ingalls' Home and Art Magazine; J. F. Ingalls, Lynn Massachusetts.
20 volumes.
1888-1892
Lined Notebook (empty).
Notes on the back cover.
Lined Notebook (ledger).
Includes notes and poetry.
Box 5: Books, 1843-1933.
1 cubic foot.
43 items.
1843-1933
Faust: Parts 1 & 2; Goethe; Translated by Anne Swanwick, Margaret Munsterberg ed.; Haldeman- Julius Publications: Girard, Kansas.
1925
Bible; Edited by The American Rebision Committee; Thomas Newlson & Sons: New York.
1901
Bible; Edited by The American Rebision Committee; Thomas Newlson & Sons: New York.
1901
Bible and Maps: 35th Edition
Bible; Edited by The American Rebision Committee; Thomas Newlson & Sons: New York.
1901
Bible; King James Version; The World Publishing Company: Cleveland, Ohio.
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church; Western Methodist Book Concern; Nelson & Phillips: New York.
1878
Bible; International Bible Agency: New York.
Bible; American Bible Society: New York.
1875
The Book of Common Prayer; William Rutter & Co: Philadelphia.
1867
Methodist Hymns; Swormstedt & Poe.
Bible.
Hall's Scripture History.
Methodist Hymns; Swormstedt & Poe: Cincinnati.
1853
Methodist Hymns; Hitchcock & Walden: Cincinnati.
The Doctrines of Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church; Hitchcock & Walden: Cincinnati.
1868
Bridal Greetings: A Marriage Gift; Rev. Daniel Wise; Carlton & Lanahan: New York.
Prayer Book.
Old Friends Like You; J.W Foley; P.F Volland Company
1925
Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses; Rudyard Kipling; Dodge Publishing Company.
Tales from Shakespeare: Designed for the Use of Young Persons; Charles Lamb; John B Perry.
1855
The First Part of Jacob's Latin Reader; Rev. Peter Bullions; Sheldon and Company.
Includes a note from Leslie Shaw, governor of Iowa, dated March 1900.
1865
First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis; William W. Goodwin ed. and John Williams White; Ginn and Company.
1890
Electrical Utilites: The Crisis in Public Control; William E Mosher ed.; Harper and Brothers:New York and London.
1929
Senior Class Book: University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Anton H. Knutson ed.; Harry S. Stuff at the Ivy Press: Lincoln, Neb.
2 copies.
1901
Modern Herodians or Slaughter of Innocents; Mrs. C. I Harris; Wallace Printing Company.
1909
The Spectrum: A Semester Quarterly of Jefferson High School.
1929 January.
Aftermath: Part Second of "A Kentucky Cardinal" ; James Lane Allen; Harper's Little Novels.
Infantry Drill Regulations; By Authority of the War Department; D. Appleton and Company.
1891
Women and the New Race; Havelock Ellis, Haldeman-Julius Publications.
An Easy Introduction to the Study of Geography; Samuel Augustus Mitchell; Thomas, Cowpearthwait, and Co.
1843
Museum of Antiquity; L.W. Yaggy and T.L Haines; Selleck, Ross, and Co.
1886
Annotated Discipline of the Methodists Episcopal Church; Asa Sleeth, George Wright.
Includes handwritten annotations of the Bible.
In Praise of Folly; Erasmus; Haldeman- Julius Publications: Girard, Kansas.
Holy Bible.
A Friendship in the Wilderness; Raymond Spears.
Taken from a larger volume, sent to Dana Sleeth by Art Hansen.
The Golden Age: A Journal of Hope and Courage; Clayton Woodworth, ed.; Woodworth, Knorr and Martin.
1931
Plain Talk Magazine; Morris A Bealle, ed.; Morris A Bealle.
Two editions.
1932
Commonweal; J.W. Graham Peace; J.W. Graham Peace.
Includes an article written by Dana Sleeth for the LA Record.
1933
Cornell’s Grammar-school Geography; Appleton and Company.
1863
Helpful Hints; James C Fernald; Funk & Wagnalls Company.
1911
Welcome’s Photographic Exposure Record; Burroughs Welcome and Co.
1907
Autograph book.
Owned by Belle Marshall.
Box 6: Books & Periodicals, 1901-1933.
1 cubic foot.
9 items.
1901-1933
The Modern Priscilla; Priscilla Publishing Co.: Boston, MA.
19 volumes.
1908 January-1910 June
Success-The Great Home Magazine of America; Success Co.: New York.
1903 December
Needlecraft; Needlecraft Co.: Augusta, Maine.
2 volumes.
1933
Scribner’s Magazine; Charles Scribner’s Sons.
1932
Embroidery Lessons with Colored Studies; The Brainerd and Armstrong Company.
1901
Priscilla Irish Crochet Book; Lula M Harvey; The Priscilla Publishing Co.
1909
Children’s book.
The Delineator; The Butterick Publishing Company.
1908 May-July
The Soviet Union Review; The Soviet Union Information Bureau.
1931 September-December

Series 4: Photographs, 1877-1934.Return to Top

1 box.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
Box 7: Photographs.
1 cubic foot.
8 folders and 6 albums.
1877-1934
Folder 1: Dana Sleeth Portraits.
43 photographs, sepia or black and white.
circa 1877-1930
1.1: Asa Sleeth and Horse.
Photo in frame, 13x9cm.
Asa Sleeth posed wearing a hat, with white horse.
1.2: Dana Sleeth with Chainsaw.
Photo, 11x9cm.
Dana Sleeth holding a chainsaw, with Marshall in the background. At Scappoose Hills.
circa 1924
1.3: Dana Sleeth at Washbin.
Photo, 17x12cm.
Dana Sleeth outside on porch washing something in a bucket.
1.4: Eugenia Sleeth at Window.
Photo, 17x12cm.
Eugenia Sleeth sitting near a curtained window.
circa 1911
1.5: Thomas P.
Photo, 14x10cm.
Portrait of Thomas P.
1.6: Asa and Mattie Sleeth.
Photo, 16x12cm. : Damage to upper left corner, and creases.
Asa and Mattie Sleeth sitting in library in lamplight.
1.7: Young Dana Sleeth.
Photo, 15x10cm.
Young Dana Sleeth leaning on a column.
circa 1883
1.8: Dana Sleeth Sitting.
Photo, 16x11cm.
Portrait of Dana Sleeth sitting wearing a hat.
1.9: The Martha Ellen.
Photo, 18x13cm, washed with blue residue.
Boat named Martha Ellen on a lake, with unnamed boatman. Likely photographed by Dana Sleeth.
1.10: Dana Sleeth Playing Banjo.
Photo, 25x18cm.
Dana Sleeth playing the banjo near a lamp.
1.11: Dana Sleeth at River.
Photo, 18x13cm.
Dana Sleeth posed on dock
1.12: Dana Sleeth and Infant Martha.
Photo, 17x12cm.
Dana Sleeth holding baby daughter Martha in lap and feeding with bottle.
circa 1911
1.13: Dana Sleeth with Typewriter.
Photo, 10x8cm.
Dana Sleeth sitting at a desk, with typewriter.
1.14: Dana P. Sleeth Portrait.
Photo, 7x9cm.
Formal portrait (head and bust in profile) of Dana Sleeth as a young man.
1.15: Asa Sleeth.
Photo, 11x8cm, 2 copies.
Asa Sleeth posed outdoors, trees in background.
circa 1877
1.16: Portrait of Dana Sleeth with Hat.
Photo, 11x8cm, 2 copies.
Dana Sleeth posed in front of tapestry (full body shot), box on floor at left.
1.17: Dana Sleeth Washing Dishes.
Photo, 17x12cm.
Dana Sleeth washing dishes in sink while smoking a pipe and wearing an apron.
1.18: Dana Sleeth with Puppy.
Photo, 12x9cm.
Dana Sleeth sitting under a tent, holding a banjo and a small dog.
1.19: Dana Sleeth Playing Banjo.
Photo, 14x12cm.
Dana Sleeth sitting in chair with banjo.
1.20: Teenage Dana Sleeth.
Photo, 15x10cm.
Portrait of Dana Sleeth as a teenager.
circa 1893.
1.21: Headshot of Dana Sleeth.
Photo, 16x10cm, 2 copies.
Close-up portrait of Dana Sleeth.
1.22: Dana Sleeth Firing Gun.
Photo, 12x10cm.
Dana Sleeth standing outside, pointing a revolver to the left (full body shot).
1.23: Stoic Dana Sleeth.
Photo formally mounted on board, 16x11cm.
Headshot of Dana Sleeth gazing to the left.
circa 1903.
1.24: Dana Sleeth Smoking.
Photo, 18x12cm.
Dana Sleeth in a tilted pose while smoking.
1.25: Dana Sleeth at Desk.
Photo, 17x12cm, 2 copies. : Sepia copy has frayed and bent top right corner. Black and white copy has damage to top and bottom edges.
Dana Sleeth sitting at the desk with typewriter.
circa 1900-1915
1.26: Dana Sleeth with Pipe.
Photo mounted on board, 26x17cm.
Dana Sleeth sitting in chair, smoking pipe.
1.27: Formal Dana Sleeth.
Photo, 20x13cm. : Damage to left side.
Dana Sleeth in classic hat and suit, upper body only.
circa 1930
1.28: Dana Sleeth with Telephone.
Photo mounted on board, 21x16cm. : Water damage to upper right corner.
Dana Sleeth at desk with papers and telephone.
1.29: Mature Dana Sleeth.
Photo, 23x18cm.
Portrait of an aged Dana Sleeth.
circa 1930
1.30: Portrait of Dana Sleeth in Chair.
Photo, 17x12cm.
Dana Sleeth with head titled upward.
1.31: Dana Sleeth on a Dam.
Photo, 18x13cm.
Dana Sleeth smoking and fishing off a dam, most likely in Southern California.
circa 1915
1.32: Dana Sleeth with Corncob Pipe.
Photo, 22x17cm, 2 copies.
Dana Sleeth posed with a corncob pipe.
1.33: Dana Sleeth Graduation Photo.
Photo in frame, 17x11cm.
Dana Sleeth in graduation cap.
1.34: Dana Sleeth in Nebraska.
Photo in frame, 16x11cm, 2 copies.
Portrait of Dana Sleeth taken in Lincoln, Nebraska.
1902 January 26
1.35: Dana Sleeth in Uniform.
Photo in frame, 16x11cm, 3 copies.
Portrait of Dana Sleeth with military cap and jacket.
circa 1898
1.36: Dana Sleeth Self Portrait.
Photo, 10x8cm. : Damage to upper right corner.
Self portrait of Dana Sleeth in a mirror, near a desk.
1.37: Young Dana Sleeth with Friends.
Photo, 13x10cm.
Portrait of Dana Sleeth with two young men.
circa 1902
1.38: Dana Sleeth Posed with Banjo.
Photo, 16x14cm.
Dana Sleeth In chair with banjo.
1.39: Young Dana Sleeth with Dog.
Photo, 12x18cm.
Dana Sleeth petting a dog in a greenhouse.
1.40: Dana Sleeth with Piercing Glance.
Photo in frame, 19x17cm.
Close-up portrait of Dana Sleeth.
1.41: Dana Sleeth Making Coffee.
Photo, 17x12cm. : Large horizontal crease near top of photograph.
Dana Sleeth in kitchen pouring coffee. "Hen pecked!" written in blue ink across photograph.
circa 1900-1915
1.42: Contemplative Dana Sleeth.
Photo, 14x12cm, 5 copies. : Original photograph is dark, with damaged mat board frame.
Dana Sleeth seated in formal pose with hands clasped gazing to the right.
1.43: Dana Sleeth in Omaha, Nebraska.
Photo, 21x15cm.
Dana Sleeth posed with a mountain of empty kegs in Omaha, Nebraska
circa 1900-1908
Folder 2: Sleeth Family Photographs.
12 photographs, sepia or black and white. Includes photographs of Eugenia, Martha, and Marshall Sleeth.
circa 1911-1923
2.1: Eugenia Sleeth in Garden.
Photo in frame, 12x10cm, 2 copies.
Eugenia Sleeth weeding in the garden.
2.2: Eugenia Sleeth at Home.
Photo, 17x12cm.
Eugenia Sleeth at kitchen stove making muffins, at home on Michigan Ave.
2.3: Marshall and Martha Sleeth.
Photo, 18x13cm.
Siblings on the hobby horse near window.
circa 1920-1923
2.4: Eugenia Sleeth with Martha in the Forest.
Photo, 18x13cm.
Martha Sleeth, as a child, standing in front of her mother, Eugenia. Wooden house in background.
circa 1915-1920
2.5: Portrait of Eugenia Sleeth.
Photo, 18x13cm. : Photograph creased in multiple places.
Eugenia Sleeth sitting, wearing a hat.
2.6: Eugenia Sleeth with Infant Martha in the Bath.
Photo, 17x12cm.
Eugenia Sleeth bathing the infant Martha (2.5 years old) in bathtub.
circa 1911
2.7: Eugenia Sleeth with Newborn Martha.
Photo, 18x13cm.
Eugenia Sleeth sitting in front of house with baby Martha in lap.
circa 1911
2.8: Eugenia Sleeth with Martha in Meadow.
Photo 17x12cm.
Mother (Eugenia) and young child (Martha) seated at base of tree in meadow.
circa 1912-1913
2.9: Eugenia Sleeth with Infant Martha.
Photo, 15x10, 2 copies. : Pinhole at top center.
Eugenia seated in wooden chair with baby Martha in lap.
circa 1911
2.10: Eugenia Sleeth Sweeping.
Photo in frame, 26x22cm.
Eugenia Sleeth sweeping inside house.
2.11: Eugenia and Martha Sleeth at Ocean.
Photo, 21x16cm.
Eugenia Sleeth with Martha, as a child, stand on a rock gazing at ocean.
circa 1915-1920
2.12: Mattie Sleeth and Martha.
Photo, 18x13cm.
Mattie Sleeth seated by a window with her young grand-daughter, Martha, perched on her lap.
circa 1915-1920
Folder 3: Asa and Mattie Sleeth Photographs.
14 photographs, sepia or black and white.
circa 1877-1920
3.1: Young Mattie.
Photo, 14x9cm. : Damage to lower right corner and multiple creases.
Portrait of Mattie as a young woman.
3.2: Mattie Sleeth with Pearls.
Photo, 24x18cm.
Portrait of Mattie Sleeth wearing pearl necklace.
3.3: Asa and Martha Sleeth.
Photo, 15x10cm.
Asa and Mattie Sleeth sitting by the window.
circa 1915-1920.
3.4: Mattie, Asa and Martha Sleeth.
Photo, 18x13cm.
Asa and Mattie Sleeth with grand-daughter, Martha.
circa 1915-1920.
3.5: Mattie Sleeth with Fan.
Photo, 25x10cm.
Mattie Sleeth, formally attired, standing with an open fan in right hand.
3.6: Grandpa and Grandma Sleeth.
Photo in frame, 23x18cm. : Markings.
Asa and Mattie Sleeth standing in front of their home in Lincoln, Nebraska.
3.7: Mattie Sleeth seated formally.
Photo, 16x12cm. : Small mark.
Mattie Sleeth, formally attired, seated in armchair holding a closed fan, gazing to the left.
3.8: Grandmother Sleeth.
Photo, 18x13cm. : Damage to right edge.
Mattie Sleeth, formally attired, standing holding a handbag.
3.9: Grandpa Sleeth.
Photo in frame, 18x13cm.
Asa Sleeth, possibly on his wedding day.
3.10: Asa Sleeth in Foliage.
Photo, 11x8cm, 2 copies.
Asa Sleeth, formally attired, posed with foliage in background.
circa 1877
3.11: Mattie Sleeth.
Photo, 18x13cm.
Portrait in bedroom.
3.12: Mattie Sleeth at Curtains.
Photo, 18x13cm.
Mattie Sleeth standing between full-length curtains.
3.13: Portrait of Mattie Sleeth.
Photo, oval, 15x10cm.
Mattie Sleeth wearing pearl necklace with brooch.
3.14: Mattie Sleeth.
Photo, 17x11cm.
Portrait of Mattie Sleeth with small ribbon on dress.
Folder 4: Dana Sleeth and Friends Photographs.
9 photographs, sepia or black and white.
4.1: Dana Sleeth Holding Tripod.
Photo, 13x10cm. : Upper right corner is creased.
Dana Sleeth standing in center of five unidentified men.
4.2: Car on Dusty Road.
Photo, 13x10cm. : Missing upper right corner.
Photographer probably Dana Sleeth.
4.3: "Moriarity".
Photo, 17x12cm. : Damage to left edge, bottom right corner is missing.
Great friend of Dana Sleeth.
4.4: Moriarity, "Great Friend of Daddy's".
Photo, 17x11cm.
A friend of Dana Sleeth, who supposedly worked at the newspaper.
4.5: Scripps Brothers.
Photo, 18x13cm, 2 copies.
James and E. W. Scripps rowing a canoe.
4.6: Scripps Brothers Canoeing.
Photo, 18x13cm.
James and E. W. Scripps in canoe.
4.7: James Scripps on the Water.
Photo, 18x13cm.
James Scripps standing in a canoe at the dock.
4.8: Dana Sleeth and Scripps Brothers.
Photo, 18x13cm.
James, Dana, and E.W. in front of a stairway.
4.9: Regiment.
Photo in frame, 30x25cm.
Dana Sleeth with his regiment, second row third from the left.
circa 1898
Folder 5: Dana Sleeth's Photographs.
17 photographs, sepia or black and white.
5.1: House.
Photo, 10x8cm.
Likely the home of Asa and Mattie Sleeth, c.1910, in Portland on Michigan Ave.
circa 1910
5.2: Dog in Forest.
Photo, 8x11cm. : Blue ink blotch in center.
Dear old Jany, most likely taken by Dana Sleeth.
5.3: Snake with Hat.
Photo, 10x8cm.
Snake on a hat, likely taken by Dana Sleeth.
5.4: Shot of the Woods.
Photo, 8x10cm.
Cluster of trees, likely taken by Dana Sleeth.
5.5: Beach House.
Photo, 10x8cm.
Photographer Dana Sleeth, house on a sandy beach.
5.6: Forest Landscape.
Photo, 10x8cm.
Photographer Dana Sleeth.
5.7: Jany the Dog.
Photo, 10x8cm.
Jany near the water.
5.8: Construction at Scappoose Farm.
Photo, 10x8cm.
View of the house construction.
5.9: Trees and Pond.
2 copies: a negative, 18x13cm, and photograph, 24x19cm.
Photographer Dana Sleeth.
5.10: Arches.
Photo, 18x13cm.
Arches and walkway of old building. Photographed by Dana Sleeth.
5.11: Two Men in Boat.
Photo, 18x13cm.
Two unidentified men in motorboat, using oars. Photographed by Dana Sleeth.
5.12: Fishermen on Beach.
Photo, 18x13cm.
Three boats on sand, fishermen selling and gutting fish.
5.13: Seagulls and Boats.
Photo, 18x13cm.
Grouping of seagulls and boats on the sand.
5.14: Surf Through Trees.
Photo, 22x17cm.
Photographer Dana Sleeth.
1906
5.15: Livestock at Scappoose Farm.
Photo, 18x13cm.
Various cows and horses on pasture at farm.
5.16: Scappoose Farm.
Photo, 11x8cm.
Construction at Scappoose Farm. Documented by Dana Sleeth.
5.17: Beachfront with Two Men.
Photo, 11x8cm.
Photographer probably Dana Sleeth.
Folder 6: Scenes from Mexican Civil War.
5 photographs, black and white.
1914
6.1: Three Battleships.
Photo, 22x17cm.
Three battleships at sea.
1914
6.2: Mexican Federal Battery.
Photo, 22x16cm.
A Mexican Federal Battery south of Nuevo Laedo engaged with Poncho Villa's Rebels en route to Torreon.
1914
6.3: Aboard Battleship.
Photo, 22x17cm.
On deck with the US Navy.
1914
6.4: Navy Seaman.
Photo, 22x17cm.
Onboard with guns rolled out.
1914
6.5: US Navy Beach.
Photo, 22x17cm.
Airfield of the US Navy on a beach. White writing appears backwards on left edge.
1914
Folder 7: Scenes from Panama California Exposition.
3 photographs, black and white.
circa 1915
7.1: Monkey Drill.
Photo, 26x20cm.
Army/Navy field day at the San Diego expedition. Cavalrymen in the Monkey Drill.
circa 1915
7.2: Army/Navy Field Day.
Photo, 26x20cm.
Men competing in a wall scaling event during the Field Day at the San Diego Exposition.
circa 1915
7.3: Panama Dance.
Photo, 25x20cm.
Photo of a dance. San Diego Panama California Exposition.
circa 1915
Folder 8: Miscellaneous.
7 photographs, negatives and prints. Sepia or black and white.
circa 1902-1931
8.1: Walla Walla Chief.
Photo, 26x21cm.
Portrait of Hollow Horn Bear, a Walla Walla chief.
8.2: Cut-away sketch of the Pan American Clipper.
Print, 26x21cm.
Detailed labelled cross-section print of the clipper
circa 1931
8.3: Virginia Pearson.
Photo, 26x20cm.
Publicity shot for "A Tortured Heart".
circa 1916
8.4: The Environs of Arras.
1 print.
Print by Jean Baptiste Corot.
8.5: Negatives.
5 negatives.
8.6: "To a Real Person".
1 photo.
Headshot of a young man. Signature in pencil from Ed on reverse.
8.7: Group of Men.
1 photo.
Unidentified large group of men outside.
Folder 9: Side Trip to Yellowstone.
11 promotional photographs for Yellowstone National Park.
1902
Folder 10: Outsize Photographs.
5 outsize photographs, framed or mounted on board. Sepia or black and white.
10.1: Flowers in Vase.
36 x 27 cm. : Edges of matt board worn and broken.
10.2: Woodcut of a Woman.
Carving, 15x 13 cm.
Woodcut of a woman, artist unknown.
10.3: Puppies.
36 x 27 cm. : Edges of matt board worn and broken.
10.4: Reclining Dog.
36 x 27 cm. : Edges of matt board worn and broken.
Dana Sleeth's dog, nineteenth century. Photograph by Dana Sleeth.
10.5: Eugenia and Dana Sleeth.
Framed, 22 x 27 cm. : Upper edge of frame chipped.
Eugenia Marshall Sleeth and Dana Sleeth, amongst group of unidentified persons, with horse and buggy. Dana Sleeth seated at front of buggy on far right. Eugenia Sleeth standing beside buggy, second from left (long white dress without hat).
Folder 11: Photographs Album.
1 album (18 x 29 cm) of 91 photographs.
Green album bound by dark green ribbon. "Photographs" inscribed in gold on front cover at top left.
Folder 12: Photographs Album.
1 album (18 x 26 cm) of 97 photographs. : Some photographs are loosely attached. Loose sleeve with 5 photos.
Black hardbound album. "PHOTOGRAPHS" inscribed in gold on front cover at top left.
Folder 13: Snap-Shots Album.
1 album (18 x 26 cm) of 79 photographs. : Edges of album frayed and worn. Loose sleeve with 2 photos. Single loose photo with curling, folded and torn edges.
Suede bound album. "Snap-Shots" inscribed in gold on front cover at top left, "Eugenia Sleeth" inscribed in gold at bottom right.
Folder 14: Photographs Album.
1 album (15 x 20 cm) of 86 photographs. : Some photographs are loosely attached.
Black cloth-bound album of artistic photographs.
Folder 15: Landscapes Photographs Album.
1 album (18 x 26 cm). : Some photographs are loosely attached.
Black hard-bound album with green braid binding. Predominantly landscapes.
Folder 16: Guatemala & Panama Photographs Album.
1 album (18 x 29 cm) of 93 photographs. : Some photographs are loosely attached.
Dark brown hard leather bound album with brown braid binding. "Photographs" inscribed in gold on front cover. Photographs from Dana Sleeth's trip to Guatemala and Panama to visit his daughter Martha E. Sleeth and her husband, William A. Winston circa 1933 to 1934.
circa 1933-1934.
Folder 17: Dana Sleeth Color Sketch.
1 framed picture (7.75" x 5.75").
Landscape.
Folder 18: Dana Sleeth Watercolor.
1 framed picture (5.75" x 7.75").
Landscape.
Folder 19: Dana Sleeth Watercolor
1 framed picture (5.75" x 7.75").
Harbour.
Folder 20: Dana Sleeth Watercolor
1 framed picture (9.25" x 11.75").
Landscape.
Box 8: Photographs, undated.
1 cubic foot.
8 hard-bound items including 3 photograph albums, 2 scrap books, an index notebook, a commssion report, and Dana Sleeth's high school diploma (a scroll).
8.1: Gene Marshall's High School Diploma.
1 rolled scroll.
Eugenia Marshall Sleeth's Plattsmouth High School Diploma, Nebraska.
1897 May 27
8.2: Full Text of the Wickersham Commission Report on Prohibition; Haldeman-Julius Publications; Girarad, Kansas.
1 book.
Report by Geo. W. Wickersham, chairman of the commission, on the subject of "the problem of the enforcement of the prohibition laws of the United States". Includes President Hoover's message from the White House, January 20, 1931, and individual statements from members of the commission made at Washington D.C. on January 7, 1931.
1931
8.3: Index of Victor Records.
1 notebook.
Dark brown cloth-bound book. Contains record entries handwritten in black ink.
8.4: Marbled Photograph Album.
1 album of photographs.
Black and white picture of child seated at table (top), and oval picture of girl in cowboy hat and shirt tinted brown (bottom) attached to front cover. Color picture of young lady in eighteenth to nineteenth century attire on back cover.
8.5: Marbled Photograph Album.
1 album of photographs.
Black and white picture of girl with long hair, head and shoulders attached to front cover. Black and white oval picture of cats on back cover.
8.6: Marbled Photograph Album.
1 album of photographs.
Sepia picture of cows (top), black and white picture of barn (center) attached to front cover. Black and white picture of three children playing outdoors attached to back cover.
8.7: Pictorial Oregon Scrap Book.
1 scrap book.
Pale green hard-bound scrap book with color picture of rustic landscape attached to front cover. Includes newspaper cuttings overlaid on pages of the "Pictorial Oregon, Portland Press Club, Portland, OR, 1915."
8.8: The Ideal Scrap Book.
1 book.
Large black hard-bound scrap book. "The Ideal Scrap Book" inscribed in gold on front cover.

Series 5: Business Correspondence and Documents, 1910-1934.Return to Top

1 box.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
Box 9: Business Correspondence and Documents.
1 cubic foot.
39 folders.
1910-1934
Folder 1: H. D. Wheeler.
10 sheets (typed and handwritten) and 1 telegram.
1910 January 24-1912 February 15
Folder 2: H. L. Schmetzstorff.
7 typed sheets.
1910 October 24-1917 March 2
Folder 3: James G. Scripps.
17 typed sheets.
1910 October 28-1917 December 1
Folder 4: W.B. Colver.
13 typed sheets.
1911 March 3-1912 February 7
Folder 5: E.O. Sawyer.
3 typed sheets.
1911 March 1-1914 February 27
Folder 6: W.S. U'Ren.
17 typed and handwritten sheets.
1911 March 14-1931 January 30
Folder 7: Sam T. Hughes.
10 typed sheets.
1911 October 6-1919 June 27
Folder 8: A.W. Laffertys.
6 typed and handwritten sheets.
1912 June 10-October 25
Folder 9: L. Clarke.
3 typed sheets.
1913 March 18-1914 April 1
Folder 10: L. Sanders.
30 typed sheets (1 undated) and 1 telegram.
1912 February 3-1917 May 11
Folder 11: E.W. Scripps.
19 typed sheets.
1913 February 10-1917 April 24
Folder 12: ‘Surelock’ Holmes.
8 typed sheets.
circa 1913
Folder 13: John H. Perry.
29 typed sheets and 6 telegrams.
1913 April 8-1920 July 1
Folder 14: R.W. Madison.
2 typed sheets.
1914 March 20-April 2
Folder 15: Robert Scripps.
2 handwritten sheets and 3 telegrams.
1917 November 7- 20
Folder 16: E.W. Jorgenson.
32 typed sheets (20 undated) and 1 telegram.
circa 1917 March 6-1931 May 20
Folder 17: H.B.R. Briggs.
62 typed sheets.
1925 March 31-1932 July 25
Folder 18: A.V. Dworak.
14 typed sheets (5 undated).
circa 1928 October 25-1929 December 10
Folder 19: Roy Far.
14 typed sheets.
1929 July 3-1929 December 2
Folder 20: Seneca Fouts.
5 typed sheets.
1929 December 30-1931 February 23
Folder 21: Jim Scripps.
25 typed sheets (1 undated).
circa 1929 May 25-1934 August 22
Folder 22: E.W. Scripps (younger).
23 typed and handwritten sheets.
1930 November 10-1934 July 11
Folder 23: B.H. Canfield.
3 typed sheets.
1910 March 15
Folder 24: B.H. Canfield.
91 typed sheets.
1911 February-December
Folder 25: B.H. Canfield.
77 typed sheets.
1912 February-December
Folder 26: B.H. Canfield.
106 typed sheets.
1913 January-December
Folder 27: B.H. Canfield.
49 typed sheets.
1914 March-1915 December
Folder 28: B.H. Canfield.
145 typed sheets.
1916 April-1917 December
Folder 29: B.H. Canfield.
27 typed sheets.
1918 April-1929 September
Folder 30: B.H. Canfield.
55 typed sheets.
1930 February-1932 December
Folder 31: B.H. Canfield.
13 typed sheets.
Folder 32: Various Authors.
135 typed sheets.
1908 June-1934 January
Folder 33: Various Authors.
269 handwritten sheets and 15 cards.
1930 December
Folder 34: Various Authors.
42 typed sheets.
1930 December
Folder 35: Tom Burns.
10 typed sheets.
1912-1913
Folder 36: Dana Sleeth.
3 newspaper clippings.
1916 September
Folder 37: Various Authors including Dana Sleeth.
100 sheets including legal documents.
1911-1931
Folder 38: Various Authors.
98 sheets.
Folder 39: Unidentified Authors.
83 sheets.

Series 6: Newspaper Columns and Editorials, 1911-1939.Return to Top

4 boxes.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
Box 10: Newspaper Columns and Editorials.
1 cubic foot.
21 folders.
1934-1936
Folder 1: Boise Capital News.
187 sheets and newspaper clippings.
1934
Folder 2: Boise Capital News.
100 newspaper clippings.
1935
Folder 3: Boise Capital News.
14 newspaper clippings.
1936
Folder 4: The Logan Herald-Journal.
157 newspaper clippings.
1934
Folder 5: The Logan Herald-Journal.
105 newspaper clippings.
1935
Folder 6: The Logan Herald-Journal.
16 newspaper clippings.
1936
Folder 7: The Portland News-Telegraph.
7 newspaper clippings.
1923-1924
Folder 8: The Portland News-Telegraph.
87 newspaper clippings.
1929-1932
Folder 9: The Portland News-Telegraph.
34 newspaper clippings.
1933
Folder 10: The Portland News-Telegraph.
192 newspaper clippings.
1934
Folder 11: The Portland News-Telegraph.
248 newspaper clippings.
1935
Folder 12: The Portland News-Telegraph.
138 newspaper clippings.
1934-1936
Folder 13: The Spokane Press.
15 newspaper clippings.
1934-1936
Folder 14: The Spokane Press.
102 newspaper clippings.
1927-1928
Folder 15: The Spokane Press.
209 sheets and newspaper clippings.
1929-1930
Folder 16: The Spokane Press.
203 newspaper clippings.
1934
Folder 17: The Spokane Press.
92 newspaper clippings.
1935
Folder 18: The Spokane Press.
18 newspaper clippings.
1936
Folder 19: The Tacoma Times.
56 newspaper clippings.
circa 1930
Folder 20: Unknown Oregon Newspaper.
38 newspaper clippings.
1934
Folder 21: Unknown Newspaper.
60 newspaper clippings.
1935-1936
Box 11: Newspaper Columns and Editorials.
1 cubic foot.
13 folders.
1921-1933
Folder 1: The Los Angeles Record.
133 newspaper clippings.
1921-1922
Folder 2: The Los Angeles Record.
269 newspaper clippings.
1923
Folder 3: The Los Angeles Record.
239 newspaper clippings.
1924
Folder 4: The Los Angeles Record.
162 newspaper clippings.
1925
Folder 5: The Los Angeles Record.
377 newspaper clippings.
1926
Folder 6: The Los Angeles Record.
150 newspaper clippings.
1927
Folder 7: The Los Angeles Record.
289 newspaper clippings.
1928-1929
Folder 8: The Los Angeles Record.
187 newspaper clippings.
1929
Folder 9: The Los Angeles Record.
218 newspaper clippings.
1930
Folder 10: The Los Angeles Record.
126 newspaper clippings.
1931
Folder 11: The Los Angeles Record.
311 newspaper clippings.
1932
Folder 12: The Los Angeles Record.
47 newspaper clippings.
circa 1933
Folder 13: The Los Angeles Record, undated.
276 newspaper clippings.
Box 12: Newspaper Columns and Editorials.
1 cubic foot.
13 folders.
1920-1936
Folder 1: The Seattle Star.
8 newspaper clippings.
circa 1920
Folder 2: The Seattle Star.
291 newspaper clippings.
1926
Folder 3: The Seattle Star.
124 newspaper clippings.
1927
Folder 4: The Seattle Star.
325 newspaper clippings.
1928
Folder 5: The Seattle Star.
191 newspaper clippings.
1929
Folder 6: The Seattle Star.
327 newspaper clippings.
1930
Folder 7: The Seattle Star.
81 newspaper clippings.
1931
Folder 8: The Seattle Star.
290 newspaper clippings.
1932-1934
Folder 9: The Seattle Star.
321 newspaper clippings.
1933
Folder 10: The Seattle Star.
130 newspaper clippings.
1934
Folder 11: The Seattle Star.
125 newspaper clippings.
1935
Folder 12: The Seattle Star.
103 newspaper clippings (including posthumous material).
1936
Folder 13: The Seattle Star, undated.
4 newspaper clippings.
Box 13: Newspaper Columns and Editorials.
1 cubic foot.
12 folders.
1911-1939
Folder 1: Newspaper Enterprise Association.
24 newspaper clippings.
1911
Folder 2: Various Newspaper Columns and Editorials.
14 newspaper clippings.
1911
Folder 3: Newspaper Enterprise Association.
24 newspaper clippings.
circa 1911
Folder 4: The Portland News.
333 newspaper clippings.
1911-1913
Folder 5: The Portland News.
134 oversize newspaper clippings.
1911-1913
Folder 6: The Spokane Press, Seattle Star, and Tacoma Times.
123 oversize newspaper clippings.
1911-1913
Folder 7: The Portland News.
44 oversize newspaper clippings (including the YMCA scandal).
1912
Folder 8: The Los Angeles Record.
21 newspaper clippings.
1923-1933
Folder 9: Various Newspaper Columns and Editorials.
3 newspaper clippings (including the Panama trip).
1934
Folder 10: The Oregon Daily Journal.
18 newspaper clippings (including the death of Will Rogers).
August 1935
Folder 11: Unidentified Newspaper Columns and Editorials, undated.
18 newspaper clippings (including the death of Will Rogers).
Folder 12: Various Newspaper Columns and Editorials.
14 newspaper full pages including the The Los Angeles Record (1928), The Oregon Labor Press, The Los Angeles Examiner (1916), and The Labor Newdealer (1939).
circa 1916-1939

Series 7: Mattie Sleeth, Asa Sleeth, and Eugenia Sleeth Materials, 1864-1981.Return to Top

1 box.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
Box 14: Mattie Sleeth, Asa Sleeth, and Eugenia Sleeth Materials.
1 cubic foot.
43 folders.
1864-1981
Folder 1: Ephemera.
19 items.
Includes Mattie Sleeth's diploma from the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of Chanute, Kansas (1876), class reunion pamphlet (1883), funeral notice for Mrs. Maggie Lindsay (September 1 1883), and newspaper clippings.
1864-1935
Folder 2: Mattie Sleeth: Correspondence Received.
21 letters and cards.
January 1912-March 1934
Folder 3: Mattie Sleeth: Correspondence Sent to Dana Sleeth.
9 handwritten letters.
August 1916-May 1920
Folder 4: Mattie Sleeth: Personal Writings, undated.
23 handwritten and typed essays, poems, and newspaper clippings of published work.
Folder 5: Mattie Sleeth: Legal Papers.
11 items including legal papers, certificate of nomination for Mattie Sleeth as Democratic Party candidate (June, 16, 1916), and newspaper clippings of election results.
October 21 1903-February 6 1922
Folder 6: Mattie Sleeth: Diaries and Accounts.
9 diaries and accounts.
1906-1925
Folder 7: Mattie Sleeth: Ministry Papers.
11 typed and handwritten sheets, flyers and newspaper clippings.
circa 1884-1930
Folder 8: Mattie Sleeth: Women's Christian Temperance Union Papers.
Includes multiple copies of pamphlets, cards, 1 booklet, 1 typed newspaper story for publication, photocopies of the 25th, 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, and 33rd annual conventions of the Oregon Women's Christian Temperance Union, and a photocopy of the address by the Women's Impartial Suffrage Association of Lawrence, Kansas (1867) from "History of Woman Suffrage".
circa 1918-1929
Folder 9: Margaret Overshiner Cone Papers.
7 items including widow's pension petition, warranty deed, receipts, and a newspaper clipping (obituary for Margaret Overshiner Cone). Margaret Cone served on the executive committe of the Women's Impartial Suffrage Association of Lawrence, Kansas (1867).
1869-1892
Folder 10: Mattie Sleeth: Janet F. Asteroff Master's Thesis, Other Papers.
Papers by Asteroff include "The Politics of Benevolence: Mattie Cone Sleeth and the Oregon Women's Christian Temperance Union" (May, 1979), and "The Frontiers of Faith: Mattie Cone Sleeth, Methodism, and the WCTU 1865-1919" (December 1981).
1978-1981
Folder 11: Women's Christian Temperance Union: Minutes.
Includes handwritten notes and copies of minute meetings
circa 1883-1917
Folder 12: Asteroff Thesis: Copy of University of Kansas Catalogue.
1871-1872
Folder 13: Asteroff Correspondence.
Includes correspondence regarding research for MA thsis.
circa 1978-1988
Folder 14: Asteroff Correspondence with Peter Sleeth.
Includes handwritten and typed correspondence, and newspaper clippings.
circa 1978-1979
Folder 15: Mattie Sleeth: Clothes Patterns.
Includes newspaper clippings of clothes patterns.
Folder 16: Mattie Sleeth: Author's Edition.
1 cloth-bound book
Includes original poetry.
Folder 17: Translations of Virgil's Aeneid: Book Fourth.
1 hard-bound notebook
Handwritten translation.
Folder 18: Asa Sleeth: License to Preach.
3 handwritten sheets including license to preach the Gospel by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Indiana.
1868 August 8-1870 August 6
Folder 19: Asa Sleeth: Certificate of Appointment as Dean.
Certificate of appointment of Asa Sleeth as deacon in the Methodist Episcopal Church.
1870 September 11
Folder 20: Asa Sleeth: Certificate of Appointment as Elder.
Certificate of appointment of Asa Sleeth as elder in the Methodist Episcopal Church.
1872 September 15
Folder 21: Asa Sleeth: Legal Papers.
2 handwritten sheets including letter from Department of Interior.
1874-1881
Folder 22: Asa Sleeth: Certificate to Practice Law.
Certificate of admission issued by the circuit court of Iowa.
1881 January 29
Folder 23: Asa Sleeth: Appointment as Iowa State Notary.
1 oversize certificate issued by the executive department of Iowa.
1883 April 24
Folder 24: Asa Sleeth: Cemetery Deeds.
2 typed sheets.
1885-1892
Folder 25: Asa Sleeth: Newspaper Article: "Some Straight Talk".
2 photocopied sheets of newspaper article on sermon delivered by Rev. Asa Sleeth titled "Some Straight talk".
1906 January 8
Folder 26: Asa Sleeth: "The Lost Power of Christianity".
13 typed sheets (original plus photocopy) of speech delivered by Asa Sleeth at Portland Preachers' Meeting.
1913 October 27
Folder 27: Asa Sleeth: Patent for Massaging Implements.
4 typed sheets.
1914 December 8
Folder 28: Asa Sleeth: Obituaries.
4 newspaper clippings and 3 photocopies of obituaries for Dr. Asa Sleeth, and Mrs. Nanna J. Sleeth (September 11, 1845-August 22, 1872).
Folder 29: Asa Sleeth: Correspondence Received from Bishop Thomas Bowman.
4 handwritten pages, 1 newspaper clipping, and 1 envelope.
1886 January 4
Folder 30: Asa Sleeth: Correspondence Received from C. C. McCabe.
2 typed sheets.
1900 March 23
Folder 31: Asa Sleeth: Correspondence Received from A. J. Cropsey.
1 typed sheet and 1 envelope.
1900 March 24
Folder 32: Asa Sleeth: Correspondence Received from W. J. Bryan.
1 handwritten sheet and 1 envelope.
1905 February 8
Folder 33: Asa Sleeth: Birthday Card.
1 birthday card, 1 business card, and 1 envelope.
Folder 34: Asa Sleeth: Correspondence Sent to Dana Sleeth.
9 typed and 9 handwritten sheets.
1904 December-1920 June
Folder 35: Eugenia Sleeth: Ephemera.
18 typed and handwritten items including school report cards, commencement program materials, and teaching certificate for Miss Gene (Eugenia) Marshall.
1897-1955
Folder 36: Eugenia Sleeth: Correspondence Received.
5 handwritten and typed letters including postal telegraphs, and 5 envelopes.
1933-1935
Folder 37: Eugenia Sleeth: Correspondence Received.
33 typed and handwritten items with envelopes.
1936 April
Folder 38: Eugenia Sleeth: Correspondence Received.
12 typed and handwritten items with envelopes.
1936 May
Folder 39: Eugenia Sleeth: Correspondence Received.
20 typed and handwritten items with envelopes.
circa 1936-1944
Folder 40: Marshall Sleeth: Ephemera.
1 postal telegraph and 1 school report card.
1916-1927
Folder 41: Marshall Sleeth: Correspondence Received.
4 typed sheets and 3 envelopes.
circa 1930-1941
Folder 42: Marshall Sleeth: Correspondence Sent to Dana Sleeth.
2 handwritten sheets and 1 envelope addressed to Hill Billy.
1931
Folder 43: Letters and Supporting Documents: Mattie Cone Sleeth Papers.
1 black binder of research materials including writings, diaries, poetry, supporting documents, and newspaper clippings.
November 12, 1978

Series 8: Sleeth Family Artifacts., Return to Top

2 boxes.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
Box 15: Mattie Sleeth Artifacts.
0.3 cubic feet,
Woman's bonnet.
1 black bonnet.
Box 16: Sleeth Family Artifacts.
0.3 cubic feet.
Blue baby shoes.
1 pair of shoes.
Costume jewellery.
1 necklace and 1 broach.
Leather wallet.
1 brown leather wallet owned by Dana Sleeth.
Case for spectacles.
1 dark blue case for spectacles.
Brushes.
2 shoe brushes.
Pen nibs.
4 pen nibs in envelope branded "J. K. Gill's art supplies".
Banjo strings.
2 banjo strings in envelope branded "John F. Stratton's Birmingham Steel Strings".
Jewelry case.
1 brown jewelry case.
Asian laquerware.
1 piece of ornate Asian laquerware.

Series 9: Eugenia Marshall Sleeth Postcards, 1896-1938., Return to Top

1 box.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
Box 17: Eugenia Marshall Sleeth Postcards.
0.3 cubic feet.
4 folders.
1896-1938
Folder 1: Eugenia Marshall Sleeth: Postcards.
64 postcards.
1896-1908
Folder 2: Eugenia Marshall Sleeth: Postcards.
51 postcards.
1908 June 5-1911 July 19
Folder 3: Eugenia Marshall Sleeth: Postcards.
48 postcards.
1911 July 20-September 29
Folder 4: Eugenia Marshall Sleeth: Postcards.
43 postcards.
1911 October 5-1938 June 20

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Woman's Christian Temperance Union
  • Journalism--20th century
  • Scripps, E. W. (Edward Willis), 1854-1926.

Personal Names

  • Sleeth, Dana, 1878-1936--Archives

Family Names

  • Sleeth family--Archives

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Sleeth, Asa, 1844-1935 (creator)
    • Sleeth, Eugenia, 1876-1968 (creator)
    • Sleeth, Marshall, 1916-2008 (creator)
    • Sleeth, Mattie, 1852-1934 (creator)