Fred Roy Yoder Papers, ca. 1890 - ca. 1980  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Yoder, Fred Roy
Title
Fred Roy Yoder Papers
Dates
ca. 1890 - ca. 1980 (inclusive)
Quantity
18 containers., (20 linear feet of shelf space.), (476 folders.)
Collection Number
Cage 620
Summary
Collection includes research notes, correspondence, records related to Fred Roy Yoder's teaching in sociology, and other personal papers.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Fred Roy Yoder was born in 1888 in North Carolina. He was educated in various places, including Lenoir-Rhyne College in North Carolina, the University of North Carolina, the University of Missouri, the University of London, and the University of Wisconsin. He was hired by the State College of Washington in 1920 where he taught until his retirement in 1954. After his retirement from Washington State University, he spent a number of years in Campbellsport, Kentucky. As a professor of sociology, he headed the Department of Sociology from 1928 to 1947, overseeing a great deal of growth. Additionally he did considerable writing including many articles, and two textbooks, Introduction to Agricultural Economics, and Introduction to Sociology. Yoder was very interested in political biography, and undertook several projects including biography of John R. Rogers, Robert M. LaFollette, and Marion Butler. He gathered much information on these subjects, but never completed any of the three projects. Yoder was active in many community organizations, including Kiwanis, American Legion, Moose Lodge, Chamber of Commerce, and the local Democratic Party. He ran for Congress in 1944 and 1954, losing both times.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers of Fred R. Yoder are chiefly comprised of research notes, copied documents and related correspondence, all concerning uncompleted research projects, principally three political biographies: Washington governor John R. Rogers, North Carolina Senator Marion Butler, and Wisconsin Senator Robert M. LaFollette. The papers also include records associated with Yoder's work as a teacher of sociology, and some personal papers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 620, Fred Roy Yoder Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The papers are arranged in five series: Governor John Rankin Rogers, Senator Robert M. LaFollette, Senator Marion Butler, teaching, and miscellaneous subject files. The arrangement follows original order established by Yoder. This informal filing occasionally leaves the order of the material within each series confusing.

Acquisition Information

Papers of Fred Roy Yoder were acquired by the Washington State University Libraries in December 1992 by donation of Mr. Yoder's daughter, Elaine Zakarison of Washington, DC. (Accession MS92-77).


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

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

Series 1: John Rankin Rogers, and misc. Northwest history Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
John R. Rogers
Box Folder
1 1
Estimate of his career - typed manuscript
1 2
Life chronology
1 3
Miscellaneous re: Rogers
1 4
Correspondence about Rogers
1 5
Ancestry - correspondence about
1770-1856
1 6
Ancestry and background
1775-1850s
1 7
Boyhood and ancestry - notes and correspondence
1775-1856
1 8
Illinois census - photocopies
1880s
1 9
Ancestry - notes and correspondence
1 10
Early boyhood in Maine
1840-1856
1 11
Ancestry and boyhood - typed narrative and notes
1840-1856
1 12
Boyhood in Maine
1840-1856
1 13
Young man in Mississippi - typed narratives, and notes
1 14
Mississippi
1856-1860
1 15
Mississippi - views slavery firsthand - typed narratives
1 16
Farmer in Illinois
1860s
1 17
Neoga, Illinois
1860-1875
1 18
Illinois, Iowa, New Jersey, Maine
1860-1875
1 19
Yoder correspondence with Albert G. Rogers
1870s-1880s
1 20
Yoder correspondence with Albert G. Rogers
1875-1900
1 21
Kansas elections
1888 and 1890
1 22
Election results - nat'l, KA, MA, IL
mid to late 1800s
1 23
Notes from Washington county histories
1 24
Notes from legislative manuals
1 25-27
Notes from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
1894-1901
1 28
Kansas
1876-1890
1 29
Kansas - Elihu Bowles on Rogers & Kansas politics
1 30-31
Kansas politics
1880s
1 32
Agrarian philosopher - typed narrative
1890-1895
1 33
William Jennings Bryan campaign
1896
1 34
Notes
1896
1 35
Notes and correspondence
1894-1895
1 36
Notes
1892
1 37
Washington, from diff. perspectives
1890s
1 38
Washington election returns - photocopies
1893-1901
1 39
Washington election returns - notes
1896-1900
1 40
Washington legislators - typed lists
1895-1901
1 41
Notes
1901
1 42
Governor
1897-1901
1 43
Estimates of his career - typed narrative
1 44
In general - notes, some typed
1 45
Governor - typed narrative, notes
1901
1 46
Governor
1901
1 47
Correspondence about Judge Burke's correspondence
1 48
Bryan campaign
1896
1 49
W.S.U. memorial
1 50
Picture of memorial in Olympia
1 51
The political thought of John R. Rogers by R. Blankenship
1 52
The Farmer's Alliances in Washington by Yoder
2 53
Notes on publications
2 54
Newspaper articles
2 55
The Irrepressible Conflict by Rogers – photocopy
1892
2 56
The Writings of John Rankin Rogers by M. Thompson MA thesis
2 57
Life by Rogers - photocopy
1899
2 58
Reformers I have known - photocopy
1894
2 59
Correspondence
2 60
Correspondence and bibliographies
2 61
Kansas in the American novel . . . by Callahan
1919
2 62
Landmarks and pioneers in early Kansas by Hall
1960
2 63
Correspondence
2 64
Correspondence and bibliographies
2 65
Kansas Authors of Best-sellers bib. by G. DeGruson
1970
2 66-67
Correspondence about Kansas authors; bibliographies
2 68
Kansas and Mississippi bibliographies
2 69
Bibliography notes
2 70
Life chronology
2 71
Notes from various biographies
2 72
campaign and other matters
1898
2 73
Inalienable Rights of Man by Rogers - photocopy
1900
2 74
Financial background
1870s-1890s
2 75
Republican County Commissioner
1877-1884
2 76
Kansas - Yoder chapters for biography - typed
2 77
Burrton, Kansas
1876
2 78
Notes
1889-1890
2 79
Kansas Commoner (newspaper)
2 80
Notes
1884-1890
2 81
Interval between election and inauguration
1896
2 82
Tri-fusion convention at Ellensburg
1896
2 83
Problems with politicians, party, and special friends
1897
2 84
Rogers and legislature
1897
2 85
Late 1897, and 1898 election
1897-1898
2 86
Decline and defeat of Populists
1898
2 87
Spanish American war and expansion
1898
2 88
Reformer in Washington
1890
2 89
Populism in Washington by C. Wooddy
2 90
Notes
1899-1900
2 91
Campaign for reelection
1900
3 92
Campaign for reelection
1900
3 93
Rogers and legislature
1901
3 94
Death and funeral
1901-1902
3 95-96
Notes
3 97
Rise of the people's party in Washington by Yoder
3 98
The Farmer's Alliance in Washington by Yoder
3 99
Articles in Pacific Northwest Quarterly v.65, no.3
July 1974
3 100
History of the Presidency 1788-1897 by Stanwood - photocopy
3 101
Populist movement in Oregon by Harrington
3 102
Wheat, corn, and oats prices in Kansas
1860s-1890s
3 103
Populist uprising in Kansas - typed
1885
3 104
Populist party in Kansas by Harrington
3 105-106
Populist party in Kansas by Miller - dissertation
1928
3 107
National Party platforms - typed
3 108-109
Cultural background
3 110
Early history and background
3 111
Kansas economy
1875-1890
3 112
Senators Ingalls and Plumb
3 113
Populism in Washington
1870-1890
3 114
Maine background
3 115
Alliance movement in Kansas
3 116-118
Notes
4 119-121
Misc. articles - photocopies
4 122
Looking Forward by Rogers - photocopy
1889, rev. 1898
5 123
Notes
Misc. notes on Northwest history
Box Folder
5 124
From NW newspapers - Seattle
late 1800s
5 125
Senator Clarence C. Dill
6 126-127
Interviews in eastern Washington
6 128
Interviews and newspaper notes
6 129
Notes from NW newspapers
6 130-132
Misc. notes on and from various biographies
6 133
Notes on NW newspapers - Seattle
late 1800s
6 134-136
Spokane, Seattle, Olympia
6 137
Notes on NW history - interviews and misc., including Rogers
6 138-139
Notes on NW history
6 140
Misc. - newspaper clip. of hist. sketches from eastern WA

Series 2: Robert M. LaFollette Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 141
Chapters 1-7 of Yoder's biography - typed
7 142-146
Misc. notes
7 147
Interviews about Robert LaFollette
7 148
Misc. notes
7 149
Insurgent
1909-1911
7 150-151
Misc. newspaper clippings
1930s
7 152
Notes
7 153
Challenging the big boss - rough draft
7 154
Notes
7 155
Transcripts of editorials on Lafollette - typed
1920s
7 156
Notes on Nazism, democracy, misc.
7 157-158
Notes
7 159-160
campaign
1912
7 161-162
War years
1914-1918
7 163
Platforms
7 164
Eulogies
1925
7 165
Eulogies - newspaper clippings
7 166-167
Congressional Record
1885-1891
7 168
campaign - newspaper
1924
7 169
campaign - LaFollette's Weekly Magazine
1924
7 170
Correspondence about Robert LaFollette
7 171
Interviews about Robert LaFollette
7 172
Historical background
7 173
Correspondence about
7 174
Bibliographies
7 175
campaign
1900
7 176
campaign
1896
7 177
national election - newspaper clippings
1938
7 178
LaFollette's Magazine - on Belle Case LaFollette
7 179
Outline by chapters
8 180
First term as governor
1901
8 181
campaign
1902
8 182
campaign and election
1904-1905
8 183
Alone in the senate
8 184
Notes
1906
8 185
Correspondence about, copy of the Philadelphia Record
1912
8 186
gubernatorial campaign
1898
8 187
Correspondence about
8 188
census reports for Wisconsin - gov't publication
1910
8 189
census reports for Wisconsin
1920
8 190
census reports for Wisconsin
1930
8 191
Correspondence about
8 192
Bibliography, platform
1902
8 193
Notes from Congressional Record - typed
8 194
Personalities, contemporaries, colleagues
8 195
Interview with Roy LaFollette - typed
8 196
Correspondence about
8 197
Maps
8 198
Childhood and youth
8 199-200
Early background
1850-1860
8 201
Boyhood, background
1855-1873
8 202
Childhood, background
1800-1855
8 203
Political beginnings
1880-1884
8 204
Congress - some typed
1884-1890
8 205
51st congressional record - typed
1889-1891
8 206
50th congress - typed notes from record
8 207
Congress - typed speech
1884-1890
8 208
campaign
1884
8 209
Congress - typed
1888-1890
8 210
Senate
1906-1909
8 211
campaign - interviews
1912
8 212
Evaluation
8 213
Questionnaire about, misc.
8 214
Bibliographies
8 215
Misc. publications, gov messages, senate speeches-publications
8 216-220
Notes
9 221-224
Notes
9 225
Photos of gravestone, etc.
9 226
Misc. publications and mailings – actual

Series 3: Marion Butler Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Butler Papers, notes
Box Folder
10 227
1892-1898
10 228
1898-1900
10 229
politics
1900-1911
10 230
1912-1932
10 231
1901-1937
10 232
misc.
1901-1909
Box Folder
10 233-234
Notes
10 235
History of North Carolina by Roulhoc Hamilton
1919
10 236
Negro Disenfranchisement in North Carolina by Cotten
1973
10 237
Bibliographies, misc, lists of Populist senators
1890-1905
10 238
Correspondence about
10 239
Correspondence, bibliographies
10 240
Notes on census
1860 and 1870
10 241
Correspondence about
10 242-243
Correspondence, bibliographies
10 244
Senate speeches - photocopies
10 245
Misc. articles on the farmer's alliance
Newspaper notes:
Box Folder
10 246
Charlotte Daily Observer
1892-1896
11 247
1896-1898
11 248
1898-1901
11 249
1901-1938
Box Folder
11 250
The News and Observer
1898-1900
Box Folder
11 251
1910-1934
11 252
Greensboro Daily News
1916-1928
11 253
The Caucasian
1889-1895
Box Folder
11 254
1895-1898
11 255
1898-1913
11 256
Misc. notes
11 257-258
Photocopies of Butler's papers
12 259-263
Photocopies of Butler's papers

Series 4: Teaching Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
13 264
Sociology 107 - social psychology
13 265-269
Soc. 110 - group behavior - special interest groups
13 270-271
Soc. 110 - exams
13 272
Soc. 110 - notes from Collective Behavior by LaPiere
13 273
Soc. 300 - social change - lectures
13 274
Soc. 100 - social change
13 275
Soc. 100 - notes from Social Evolution by Keller
13 275-276
Soc. 100
13 277
Study questions to accompany An Intro. to Western Civ.
13 278
Soc. 100 - social change - extension class
13 279
Soc. 100
13 280
Soc. 300
13 281
Soc. 100
13 282-283
Soc. 205 - principles of sociology
13 284
Soc. 205 - student papers on advanced soc. course
13 285
Soc. 205
13 286
Soc. 185 - seminar - fields of study
13 287
Soc. 178 - history of social thought
13 288
Soc. 61b - principles of sociology (for nurses)
13 289
Soc. 178
13 290
Soc. 177
13 291
Soc. 111 - public opinion and propaganda
13 292
Soc. 311
13 293
Soc. 111
13 294
Soc. 111 - public opinion survey
1952
13 295-296
Soc. 111
13 297
Soc. 154 - juvenile delinquency
14 298
Soc. 154 - juvenile delinquency
14 299
Soc. 1 - motivation
14 300
Soc. 1 - emotion
14 301
Culture and institutions
14 302-303
Soc. 1 - individual and society
14 304
Soc. 1 - what is society?
14 305
Soc. 1 - Yoder's outline
14 306
Man's nature and society
14 307
Secondary groups
14 308
Soc. 1 - human nature (acquired)
14 309
Soc. 1 - emotion
14 310
Soc. 1 - human nature (original)
14 311
Soc. 1
14 312
Maps
14 313
Bibliographies on teaching sociology
14 314
Introduction to Sociology (book) - outline
14 315
Quality of college teaching
14 316-317
Farm and wheat prices
14 318
Request for research grant
14 319
Bibliographies - religion and rural
14 320
Bibliographies for Soc. 404 - rural soc.
14 321
Bibs. on political parties and government
14 322
Northwest Conversation League
14 323-324
Frontier soc.
14 325
Evaluations of instructors and courses by senior class
1939
14 326
Studies in teaching and curriculum
14 327
Frontier soc.
14 328
Japanese agriculture
14 329
Rural soc.
14 330-331
Soc. 145 - rural organization
14 332
Soc. 145 - community organization
14 333
Soc. 145 - 20th century agriculture
14 334
Soc. 40 - rural soc.
14 335-336
Misc. notes
14 337
Soc. 105 - social morality
14 338
Soc. 105 - social ethics
14 339
Soc. 105 - exam
15 340
Soc. 40 - rural soc.
15 341
Soc. 10515
15 342
Soc. 1 - human nature
15 343
Soc. 1 - learned behavior
15 344
Permissions from book companies
15 345
Soc. 1 - intro. to soc.
15 346
Soc. 1 - geography and society
15 347
Soc. 1 - population and society
15 348
Soc. 1 - Social Security Board pictures
15 349
Correspondence about photographs
15 350
Soc. 1 - outline by chapters
15 351
Soc. 1 - social institutions
15 352
Soc. lecture notes
15 353
Articles on social science
15 354
Institutions
15 355
Human Nature and Social Order by Cooley - notes
15 356
Soc. 1 - groups
15 357-358
Misc. notes
15 359
Soc. 1 text - suggestions/criticisms
15 360
Soc. 1 - introduction
15 361
Rural soc. - typed lectures
15 362
Rural soc. - notes, pamphlets
15 363
Rural soc.
15 364
Rural soc.
1941-1942
15 365
Rural soc. - pamphlets, census maps
15 366
Rural soc.
15 367
Soc. 113 - social movements - typed lectures
15 368
Soc. 113 - democracy
15 369
Misc. notes
15 370
Soc. 113 - capitalism
15 371
Soc. 113 - general character
15 372
notes on Locke's Reflections on Revolutions of Our Times
16 373
Soc. 113 - Russian communism - inc. paper clip. from WWII
16 374-375
Misc. notes
16 376
Soc. 136 - social movements - the socialist state
16 377
Russian-American relations
16 378-379
Soc. 136 - socialist state
16 380
Soc. 136 - facism
16 381
Soc. 136 - nazism
16 382
Soc. 113 - general characteristics
16 383
Soc. 113 - pre-capitalist society
16 384
Soc. 113 - capitalism
16 385
Soc. 113 - democracy
16 386
Soc. 113 - communism
16 387
Soc. 113- communism
16 388
World communism
16 389
Fascism
16 390
Soc. 113 - communism
16 391
Soc. 136 - democracy
16 392
Soc. 136 - socialism
16 393
Student papers - Karl Marx and violence
16 394
Soc. 113 - facism, student exams
16 395
Soc. 113 - democracy
16 396
Exam key - Soc. 100, 110
16 397
Socialism in U.S.
16 398
Soc. 113 - Americanism
16 399
Soc. 113 - student evaluations
16 400
Soc. 113 - communism in U.S.
16 401
Introductory Sociology by Yoder
1946
16 402
Introduction to Sociology (mimeograph) Vol. I, by Yoder
16 403
Introduction to Sociology (mimeograph) Vol. II, III

Series 5: Miscellaneous and personal subjects Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
17 404
Misc. notes
17 405
Congressional record - Hal Holmes, 83rd Congress - 4th Wash.
17 406
Populism in North Carolina - questions
17 407
John C. Calhoun - bibliography
17 408
James A. Madison - correspondence about
17 409
Senator George W. Norris (Nebraska) - correspondence about
17 410
Dr. Franz Oppenheimer - correspondence with
17 411
Thorstein Veblen - notes
17 412-413
Woodrow Wilson centennial - misc. items
1956
17 414
Correspondence about Yoder's Intro. to Agricultural Econ.
17 415
Corresp. about publications
17 416
Misc. corresp. and other
17 417
Personal corresp. - salary requests, property questions
17 418
Garden
17 419
Misc. corresp.
17 420
Land corresp.
17 421
Misc. notes
17 422
Washington State Democratic Party - misc.
17 423
Washington State Democratic Party
1950s
Washington 4th district Democratic Council correspondence
Box Folder
17 424
1950s
17 425
mailing list
17 426
corr. about Hatch Act, platforms
1950 and 1952
17 427
platform and notes
1954
Box Folder
17 428
Misc. - inc. information on Christian colleges
17 429
Wheat prices and problems, Fullbright information
17 430
Farmer's union and progressive movement - corr.
17 431
Northwest conservation league
17 432
Washington 4th district
1955
17 433
Taxation in Washington
17 434
Whitman Co. democratic party
17 434.5
Misc. - Marion Butler and Robert LaFollette
17 435
Graham Wallace
17 436
The Field of Political Sociology by L.L. Bernard
17 437
Pacific Northwest history - E.A. Bryan lecture notes
17 438
Publications of law book companies
1949
17 439
Fulbright information
17 440
Whitman Co. history - inc. typed narratives
17 441
Speeches by Yoder
17 442
Misc. - Asian politics
1950s
17 443
Speech by Yoder - Education for a new world order
17 444
Commencement addresses
17 445-449
Speeches by Yoder
17 450
Public speaking - notes
17 451
Yoder campaign photos - 4th congressional dist. WA
1944
17 452
Yoder for Congress
1954
17 453
Misc. Yoder campaign material
1954
17 454
Yoder campaign media receipts
17 455
Personal recommendations
17 456
Army discharge papers
1943
17 457
Recommendations, resume information
1920
17 458
Military records
17 459
Sympathy cards on the death of Wilma Yoder's mother
17 460
Brochure asking for building to be named after ancestor
17 461
Misc. notebooks
17 462
Misc. including corr.
Law School
Box Folder
18 463
information
18 464
catalogs
18 465
notes - contracts
18 466
notes - misc.
18 467
notes - insurance
18 468
notes - insurance - typed
18 469
notes - insurance
18 470
notes - damages
18 471
notes - state vs cities
18 472
notes - insurance
18 473-476
notes - misc.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Political campaigns--Washington (State)--History--Archives
  • Populism--United States--History--Research
  • Sociology--Research--Archives
  • Personal Names :
  • Butler, Marion, 1863-1938
  • La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925
  • Rogers, John Rankin, 1838-1901
  • Yoder, Fred R. (Fred Roy), b. 1888--Archives (creator)
  • Yoder, Fred R. (Fred Roy), b. 1888--Speeches, addresses, etc.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Democratic Party (Wash.)--History--Archives
  • Washington State University--Faculty--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Washington (State)--History--Archives