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Raymond and Helen Gatlin papers, 1891-1999
- Gatlin, Raymond
- Raymond and Helen Gatlin papers
- 1891-1999 (inclusive)18911999
- 1 cubic feet, (1 bankers box)
- Collection Number
- MG 473
- Raymond Gatlin owned and operated the Sugar 'N Spice Bakery in Moscow, ID and Pullman, WA. This collection consists of some materials from his business, as well as family papers.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Raymond Gatlin was born August 29, 1911 in Mobita, Texas. As a child he moved to Colorado, and in 1920 to Milan, Washington. After graduating high school he started training as a baker for Model Bakery in Spokane. He married Helen Birge, on December 24, 1935 in Colfax, WA. Later Gatlin became the manager of Boges Bakery in Spokane. In 1949, they moved to Moscow, ID and opened the Sugar 'N Spice Bakery. In 1956, he opened another bakery in Pullman, WA and ran both until 1966. Afterwards, he went on to work at the bakery in the Rosauers grocery store in Pullman, retiring in the late 1970s. Raymond Gatlin died December 26, 1993.
Gatlin's son, Phillip, and daughter, Linda, graduated from Moscow High School. Linda attended the University of Idaho and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Materials in this collection include personal papers from the Gatlin family, as well as some business records for Sugar 'N Spice Bakery. Contracts in the collection pertain to both residential properties and business. Also in the collection is an accounts book from Sugar 'N Spice Bakery.
The personal papers include photographs of Linda and Phillip Gatlin primarily from their school years, as well as their classmates (with notes written on them). There are also a few other family photographs. Also, included are memorobilia from Linda's time as a part of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, these include dance cards and a pledge book. Also among Linda's materials are two diaries and an autograph book with notes from friends.
Other family papers include genealogy research of the Gatlin family, including items from their Family Bible.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
[DESCRIPTION OF ITEM], Raymond and Helen Gatlin papers, MG 473, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, ID
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||3||Sugar 'N Spice Buildings Materials|
|1||5||Mortgage and Tax Receipts||1946-1962|
|1||6||Cabin Related Materials||1960-1971|
|1||7||Bakery and Confectionery Workers' International Union of America Dues Books (sensitive information)||1943-1978|
|1||8||Genealogy Records (sensitive information)||1911-1993|
|1||10||Linda Gatlin Photographs||1953-1959, undated|
|1||11||Kappa Alpha Theta and Other Materials||1957-1960, 1986|
|1||13||Phillip Gatlin Photographs||1947-1959|
|1||14||Phillip Gatlin Military Papers||1963|
|1||15||Moscow High School Band and Commencement Programs||1953-1959|
|1||16||University of Idaho Event Programs||1958-1961|
|1||18||Family Papers||1950-1978, undated|
|1||19||From Family Bible||1891-1999|
|1||20||Five Year Diary||undated|
|1||21||Five Year Diary||undated|
|Oversized||24||Oversized Photograph: Men in Uniform||undated|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- College sorority members
- Fricke, Linda (Gatlin)
- Gatlin, Helen (Birge)
- Gatlin, Phillip
- Kappa Alpha Theta