Cage 1616

Office of the President, Washington State University

Letters from prominent correspondents (autograph collection),

1897-1951

Acquisition And Processing Information

This group of letters was transferred to the Washington State University Archives from the Office of the President (date unknown). The collection was reprocessed in 2008 by Cheryl Gunselman, manuscripts librarian.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of Containers: 1

Linear Feet of Shelf Space: .25

Collection Description

This collection consists primarily of letters addressed to three presidents of Washington State University: Enoch A. Bryan, Ernest O. Holland, and Wilson Compton. These items were removed from the presidents' office files, presumably for safekeeping, and were later transferred to the archives. Each document is signed by a prominent individual--government officials, private citizens, and others. In some cases a copy of related outgoing correspondence is also included.

Collection Arrangement

The items are arranged in a single alphabetical sequence by correspondent name.

Subjects

Washington State University. Office of the President (Enoch A. Bryan : 1893-1915) -- Records and correspondence.

Washington State University. Office of the President (Ernest O. Holland : 1916-1944) -- Records and correspondence.

Washington State University. Office of the President (Wilson Compton : 1944-1951) -- Records and correspondence.

Autographs -- United States.

Access

This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions apply.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Office of the President, Washington State University, Letters from prominent correspondents (autograph collection)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Related Materials

Archives 158, Office of the President: Enoch A. Bryan Records, 1888-1952

Archives 159, Office of The President: Ernest O. Holland Records, 1890-1950

Archives 160, President's Office : Wilson Compton, Records, 1944-1952

Languages

Documents are in English.

Container List:

Folder Description
 
1 Dean Acheson, Secretary of State, to Wilson Compton, thanking him for representing the United States at a session of the United Nations General Assembly. 1949 December 20.
  Clinton P. Anderson, Secretary of Agriculture, to Wilson Compton, about the Federal agricultural program. 1946 April 19.
  Clinton P. Anderson, Secretary of Agriculture, to Wilson Compton, acknowledging his letter of encouragement. 1947 May 15.
  Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War, to Osmer L. Waller, about the Committee on Education and Special Training. 1918 February 26.
  Walter Beals, Supreme Court judge, State of Washington, to E. O. Holland, thanking him for an invitation to attend exercises honoring Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. 1931 March 6.
  William E. Borah, United States Senator from Idaho, to E. O. Holland, declining an invitation to speak at Washington State College due to other engagements, 1934 September 14; also Holland's letter of invitation (carbon), 1934 September 11.
  Charles F. Brannan, Secretary of Agriculture, to Wilson Compton, about "Land-Grant College-Department of Agriculture-Department of Interior problems and cooperation." 1949 September 2.
  Charles F. Brannan, Secretary of Agriculture, to Wilson Compton. Cover letter with enclosure about reserves of agricultural commodities. 1950 September 25.
  Charles F. Brannan, Secretary of Agriculture, to Wilson Compton, about reorganization of Department of Agriculture. 1951 February 16.
  Ralph O. Brewster, Governor of Maine, to William T. Foster of the Pollak Foundation, about an unnamed program. 1928 December 11.
  William Jennings Bryan to Enoch A. Bryan, on the letterhead of The Commoner, about an invitation to speak at Washington State College. 1906 November 7.
  Pearl S. Buck to E. O. Holland, two letters about the work of the East and West Association, 1943 June 18 and September 16.
  Tom C. Clark, Assistant Attorney General, to Wilson Compton, thanking him for a letter of congratulations. 1945 June 11.
  John H. Finley, Editor, New York Times, to E. O. Holland. Three personal notes. 1928 July 30, 1931 July 3, 1939 March 31.
  Henry Ford II to Wilson Compton. Cover letter for a "confidential copy" of the Ford Foundation trustees' report. 1950 September 22.
  James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, to Wilson Compton. Two letters about officer training programs (Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps and Naval Aviation College Program). 1946.
  Averell Harriman, Secretary of Commerce, to Wilson Compton. Two brief letters, acknowledging a letter and a visit. 1946 October 7 and 1947 November 15.
2 Herbert Hoover to E. O. Holland, on the letterhead of the Finnish Relief Fund, acknowledging Holland's letter and invitation to visit the College. 1940 January 27.
  Herbert Hoover to E. O. Holland. Cover letter for an address and article about food supply to the "five small democracies in Europe." 1940 November 29.
  J. Edgar Hoover to E. O. Holland, on the letterhead of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acknowledging his inquiry and responding "...I regret that I am unable to furnish any data concerning the organization to which you make reference." 1941 January 13.
  David F. Houston, Secretary of Agriculture, to E. O. Holland, acknowledging his letter. 1919 March 18.
  Cordell Hull, Secretary of State, to E. O. Holland. Form letter (signed) about the Eighth American Scientific Congress. 1940 March 25.
  William M. Jardine, Secretary of Agriculture, to E. O. Holland expressing appreciation of the work of land grant colleges. 1928 January 3; also Holland's reply (carbon), 1928 January 9.
  Helen Keller to E. O. Holland. Form letter (signed) about the death of Anne Sullivan Macy, acknowledging Holland's "generosity to the American Foundation for the Blind." 1936 November 24.
  Frank Knox, Secretary of the Navy, to E. O. Holland, acknowledging his letter and responding to questions about press associations. 1941 January 25.
  Julius A. Krug, Secretary of the Interior, to Wilson Compton, acknowledging his letter to Senator Wherry about Columbia River Basin development projects. 1947 June 18.
  Julius A. Krug, Secretary of the Interior, to Wilson Compton, inviting him to be an adviser on American participation in the International Scientific Conference on the Conservation and Utilization of Resources, and follow-up letters thanking him for agreeing to serve and inviting him to attend the conference. 1948 February 27 and April 13; 1949 June 16.
  Ernest Lister, Governor of Washington, "to Whom it May Concern." Letter of introduction for Frank A. Golder, Professor of History at Washington State College, for use during a research trip to Russia. 1913 February 20.
  Bernarr Macfadden, physical culturist and publisher, to E. O. Holland. Form letter (signed) about "America's Night of Light," 1940 December 9, and enclosure, a poster promoting the event.
  George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff, War Department, to E. O. Holland, about ROTC. 1945 April 2.
  Clarence D. Martin, Governor of Washington, to E. O. Holland, thanking him for a telegram. 1939 January 12.
3 William J. Mayo to E. O. Holland, about an invitation to visit Washington State College, 1935 August 20; a letter from Holland repeating the invitation (carbon), 1936 September 15; Mayo's reply, 1936 September 19.
  Lee McClung, Treasurer of the United States, to Enoch A. Bryan, about the certificate of authority for J. G. Lewis to indorse for the State College of Washington. 1910 January 3.
  Edwin T. Meredith, Secretary of Agriculture, to E. O. Holland. Form letter (signed) asking Holland to respond to the text of a speech about the Department of Agriculture. 1920 April 6.
  Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury, to E. O. Holland, about an invitation to visit Washington State College. 1934 June 29.
  J. Sterling Morton, Secretary of Agriculture, to Enoch A. Bryan, acknowledging his letter and enclosures. 1896 January 14.
  E. R. Stettinius, Jr., to E. O. Holland, on the letterhead of the Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense, about "licensing materials for export that may be important to this country in time of emergency." 1940 July 17.
  Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War, to Hugh De Lacy, about continuation of ROTC in the postwar period. 1945 July 31.
  Robert A. Taft, United States Senator from Ohio, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Compton, thanking them for their letter of congratulations on his election. 1951 January 8.
  William Howard Taft, former President, to E. O. Holland, thanking him for his hospitality on a visit to Washington State College. 1920 May 28.
  William Howard Taft, Supreme Court Justice and former President, to E. O. Holland. Cover note for a letter of introduction requested by Holland for a research trip to Europe, 1923 November 19; also Holland's letter of request (carbon), 1923 November 12.
  Certificate acknowledging the service of the State College of Washington in the World War through the establishment of a unit of the Students Army Training Corps, signed by J. Mayhew Wainwright, Assistant Secretary of War, 1921 November 22.
  Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of Agriculture, to E. O. Holland, acknowledging his letter about Federal funds for the State of Washington for agricultural experiment station and extension work. 1935 January 22.
  Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of Agriculture, to E. O. Holland, thanking him for his letter about a new Chief of the Forest Service. 1940 April 15.
  Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of Commerce and former Vice President, to Wilson Compton, thanking him for his letter about the Lumber Survey Committee. 1945 March 27.
  Booker T. Washington to Enoch A. Bryan, asking if he can recommend any young men to work at the Tuskegee Institute. 1908 February 5.
  John W. Weeks, Secretary of War, to E. O. Holland, inviting him to attend a War Department conference on student training for citizenship and military service. 1922 October 18.
  Ray Lyman Wilbur, Secretary of the Interior, to E. O. Holland, responding to a letter of introduction for Edward R. Murrow, 1930 June 18. Also Holland's letter of introduction (carbon).
  Wendell Wilkie to E. O. Holland thanking him for his letter and tribute to Ernest Lindley. 1941 March 31.
  James Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture, to Enoch A. Bryan. Routine correspondence and letters of appointment related to agricultural matters, including sugar beet production and thistle eradication. 1897-1906.