Anna Biedel Weitz Papers, 1904-1983

Overview of the Collection

Weitz, Anna Biedel
Anna Biedel Weitz Papers
1904-1983 (inclusive)
0.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 Box)
Collection Number
Cage 158 (collection)
This collection records the history of the town of Endicott, Washington through correspondence, clippings, prose, a scrapbook, and other materials written, collected, or compiled by Anna Biedel Weitz.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Anna Biedel Weitz (1907-1985) was married to Alex L. Weitz and lived in Endicott, Washington where she took on numerous roles in the small town. Primarily, Weitz worked with her husband at his insurance agency where she wrote wills as a German-English interpreter, obtained delayed birth certificates, and performed other miscellaneous duties for her husband's company. Weitz also published the town's weekly newspaper, the Endicott Index, for eight years, and compiled a town history.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains correspondence, clippings, a scrapbook, and other materials relating to the history of Endicott, Washington, all written, collected, or compiled by Anna Biedel Weitz of Endicott. The materials date from 1904 to 1983. Weitz's research encompassed the town's schools, churches, lodges, clubs, railroads, telephone system, etc. A scrapbook of newspaper clippings is included in the collection, chronicling the history of Endicott. This series, titled "The Blue Mirror," appeared in the Endicott Index in 1935 and was written by Miss E. Deane Smith. There is also a history of the town written by Earl Miller.

In addition to Weitz's historical information on the town, the collection includes her own writings, several published in 1986: "The Volga-German epicure," "Country Lanes," "Victory Parade," "With Freedom's Holy Light," and many others.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Anna Biedel Weitz Papers, 1904-1983 (Cage 158)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


This collection is arranged in a single series.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1963-1971 by Anna Biedel Weitz. Additional materials were received and added to the collection in 1980.


Brumley, Howard J., 1905-. The Weitz Saga. [Place of publication not identified] :H.J. Brumley, 1986.

Related Materials

Weitz, Anna Biedel. The Volga-German Epicure. East Detroit, Mich. (22444 Kelly Rd., Apt. 2, East Detroit 480921): Howard J. Brumley, 1986.

Weitz, Anna Biedel. Country Lanes. East Detroit, Mich.: H.J. Brumley, Sr., 1986.

Scheuerman/Lust Family Confirmation Certificates, 1899-1924 (MS 2020.23)

Richard D. Scheuerman Volga German Papers, 1766-2009 (MS 2021.17)

Emma Schwabenland Haynes Papers, 1927-1982 (Cage 573)

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Records, 1968-1984 (Cage 850)

Fred C. Koch Papers, 1802-1983 (Cage 851)

Emma Schwabenland Haynes Nuremberg Papers, 1940-1984 (Cage 953)

Dewald Family Story Typescript, 1998 (Cage 4827)

Arthur Hartwig Notes on Germans from Russia, 1916-1999 (Cage 5085)

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Prose and poetry: "The Volga-German epicure," "Granny is too Old," "They Waged and Won," "Tales of My People," "A Wonderful and Waning Language" 1941-1965
1 2 Endicott, Washington history 1904, 1952-1962
1 3 Endicott, Washington school history: graduation announcements, clippings, correspondence, etc. 1904-1963
1 4 Telephone directories 1961-1962 and undated
1 5 Xerox notes and papers undated
1 6 "With Freedom's Holy Light" by Anna Biedel Weitz circa 1969-1971
1 7 Church - history and anniversary announcements circa 1934-1983
1 8 "Country Lanes" and "Victory Parade" by Anna Biedel Weitz circa 1943
1 9 Lodges, clubs, railroads, and shipping history 1904-1917, 1955-1957
1 10 Scrapbook of Endicott, Washington history: "The Blue Mirror" by Miss E. Deane Smith 1911-1918, 1935-1962

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Russian Germans -- Washington (State) -- History

Personal Names

  • Weitz, Anna Biedel -- Archives

Geographical Names

  • Endicott (Wash.) -- History -- Sources