Raymond and Helen Gatlin papers, 1891-1999

Overview of the Collection

Gatlin, Raymond
Raymond and Helen Gatlin papers
1891-1999 (inclusive)
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
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
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

Preferred Citation

[DESCRIPTION OF ITEM], Raymond and Helen Gatlin papers, MG 473, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, ID

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Materials donated by Richard R. Old on behalf of the Gatlin estate in 2008 (MA 2008-21)

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Contracts 1945-1956
1 2 Insurance Documents 1959-1963
1 3 Sugar 'N Spice Buildings Materials
1 4 Tax Documents 1947-1949
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 9 Funeral Records 1993-1994
1 10 Linda Gatlin Photographs 1953-1959, undated
1 11 Kappa Alpha Theta and Other Materials 1957-1960, 1986
1 12 Dance Cards 1956-1961
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 17 Gatlin History undated
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
1 22 Autograph Book
1 23 Account Ledger 1964-1966
Oversized 24 Oversized Photograph: Men in Uniform undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Bakeries
  • College sorority members
  • Genealogy

Personal Names

  • Fricke, Linda (Gatlin)
  • Gatlin, Helen (Birge)
  • Gatlin, Phillip

Corporate Names

  • Kappa Alpha Theta