Frank Teck papers, 1901-1932  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Teck, Frank, 1869-1933
Title
Frank Teck papers
Dates
1901-1932 (inclusive)
Quantity
.5 linear feet
Collection Number
XOE_CPNWS0071teck (collection)
Summary
Frank Teck's materials concern early European exploration and settlement in Whatcom County, as well as later Whatcom County history.
Repository
Western Washington University, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Archives Building
808 25th St.
Bellingham, WA
98225
Telephone: 360-650-7534
cpnws@wwu.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Frank Teck was a local reporter and historian who wrote many articles related to Whatcom County's history and development. Teck was born in Northfield, Minnesota in 1869, attended Morehead College, and then in 1890 headed west eventually making his way to Whatcom County. He made a name for himself as a writer once a series of articles he wrote for Sunset magazine were published. Over his lifetime he wrote for the Seattle Post-intelligencer, Seattle Star, Seattle Times, Union Record, Bellingham American, Herald (Fairhaven), Daily Reveille (Whatcom), Bellingham Evening News, and Anacortes News. He also purchased and ran the Blade newspaper based in Whatcom. In 1899 he published a book of poems entitled Under Western Skies. He died in 1933.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Frank Teck papers document some of the writings and interests of this newspaper editor, journalist, and local historian. The collections includes articles regarding early European exploration and settlement on the west coast with particular attention paid to the history of Whatcom County, Daniel Jefferson "Dirty Dan" Harris, Robert Morse and the Morse Hardware Company, John Jacob Astor and the development of Astoria, Oregon, and European-American and Native American relations.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Frank Teck papers, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Heritage Resources, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The Frank Teck papers are organized in accordance with the following series and subseries arrangement:

  • Series I: Writing and Research, 1903, 1932 and undated.
    • Sub-series 1. Whatcom County History Book, undated.
    • Sub-series 2. Articles, 1932 and undated.
    • Sub-series 3. Miscellaneous Notes, undated.
    • Sub-series 4. Newspaper Index Data, undated.
  • Series II: Correspondence, 1899, 1922-1927.
  • Series III: Financial Records, 1924.
  • Series IV: Clippings, 1905-1933.

Separated Materials

These papers originally formed a part of the Michael Sullivan Papers

Acquisition Information

Donated by Michael Sullivan.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

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

Series I:  Writing and Research,  1903, 1932 and undated.Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Whatcom County History Book
undated
Box/Folder
1/1
Chapter Outlines
undated
1/2
Indians and Indian Wars
undated
Subseries 2: Articles
1903, 1932 and undated
Box/Folder
1/3
Robert Morse and Morse Hardware
undated
1/4
Astoria
undated
1/5
Astor Expedition
undated
1/6
Daniel J. Harris, “Dirty Dan,"
undated
1/7
Excerpts from Sheriff James Kavanaugh’s diary
undated
1/8
Whatcom Creek Waterway
undated
1/9
Squalicum Creek Waterway Terminal
1932
1/10
Early History of Bellingham
undated
1/11
Whatcom County’s Early School System
undated
1/12
The Story of Mt Baker (incomplete)
undated
1/13
Origin of Mt Baker names
undated
1/14
Early Whatcom County Newspapers
1903 and undated
Subseries 3: Miscellaneous Notes
undated
Box/Folder
1/15
Miscellaneous Notes
undated
Subseries 4: Newspaper Index Data, undated.
undated
Box/Folder
1/16
Newspaper Index Data
undated

Series II:  Correspondence,  1899, 1922-1927.Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/17
Correspondence
1899, 1922-1927

Series III:  Financial Records,  1924Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/18
Oil and Gas Lease Agreement
1924

Series IV:  Clippings, 1905-1933Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/19
Clippings
1905-1933

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Frontier and pioneer Life -- Washington (State) -- Whatcom County -- History -- Sources.
  • Indians of North America -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources.
  • Journalists -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources.
  • Newspaper editors -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources.
  • Newspapers -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources.
  • Publishers and publishing -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources.
  • Reporters and reporting -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources.

Personal Names

  • Astor, John Jacob,1763-1848. (creator)
  • Harris, Daniel Jefferson, 1826-1890. (creator)
  • Morse, R.I. (Robert I.), 1859-1920. (creator)
  • Teck, Frank, 1869-1933 -- Archives (creator)

Corporate Names

  • Morse Hardware Company.

Geographical Names

  • Astoria (Or.) -- History -- Sources.
  • Whatcom County (Wash.) -- History -- Sources.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Records (Documents)