- Teck, Frank, 1869-1933
- Frank Teck papers
- 1901-1932 (inclusive)19011932
- .5 linear feet
- Collection Number
- XOE_CPNWS0071teck (collection)
- Frank Teck's materials concern early European exploration and settlement in Whatcom County, as well as later Whatcom County history.
- Western Washington University, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Archives Building
808 25th St.
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public.
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
Frank Teck papers, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Heritage Resources, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
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.
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
Subseries 1: Whatcom County History Book
Indians and Indian Wars
Subseries 2: Articles
|1903, 1932 and undated|
Robert Morse and Morse Hardware
Daniel J. Harris, “Dirty Dan,"
Excerpts from Sheriff James Kavanaugh’s diary
Whatcom Creek Waterway
Squalicum Creek Waterway Terminal
Early History of Bellingham
Whatcom County’s Early School System
The Story of Mt Baker (incomplete)
Origin of Mt Baker names
Early Whatcom County Newspapers
|1903 and undated|
Subseries 3: Miscellaneous Notes
Subseries 4: Newspaper Index Data, undated.
Newspaper Index Data
Series II: Correspondence, 1899, 1922-1927.Return to Top
Series III: Financial Records, 1924Return to Top
Oil and Gas Lease Agreement
Series IV: Clippings, 1905-1933Return to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- 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.
- 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)
- Morse Hardware Company.
- Astoria (Or.) -- History -- Sources.
- Whatcom County (Wash.) -- History -- Sources.
Form or Genre Terms
- Records (Documents)