Guide to the Cull A. White Papers 1885-1970
Cage 203

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
White, Cull A.
Title
Cull A. White Papers
ID
Cage 203
Date
1885-1970
Extent
935.0 items.
General Physical Description note
2 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, clippings, transcripts of tape recordings, donor file, and other papers re: central Washington Indian and pioneer history.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 203, Cull A. White Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Cull A. White was born on December 17, 1889 in Omaha, Nebraska. He later attended Miami University, in Ohio. White moved to Washington in 1909. Other than a brief time in military service during the first world war, White made this state his lifetime home. He was associated with the Coffin Brothers Sheep Company of Yakima from 1918 to 1936. White also worked for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as an inspector at Grand Coulee Dam. He died on August 21, 1964 at his home in Elmer City. Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s White researched and wrote about the history of the peoples of north-central Washington. He focussed on the lives of Indians, especially the descendants of Chief Moses and Chief Kamiakin, and the lives of whites who inhabited the region in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Cull A. White consist of manuscripts and notes by White and others on the history of Indians and whites who lived in north-central Washington in the late nineteenth century. They include White's incoming and outgoing correspondence on this subject, personal correspondence of other parties, and photographs and negatives that White collected on images of the region.

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Arrangement note

The papers were received with no particular filing arrangement in use. Accordingly, the Libraries have arranged the papers. This arrangement preserves enough original order so that the first and second accessions remain distinct. (The first accession is Series 6, Correspondence, etc.) Otherwise arrangement is basically a separation of in several series of items such as drafts of essays, correspondence, notes and other materials. Further order is added by alphabetization within each sequence.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1991

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Washington State University acquired the Cull A. White papers on two occasions. It received the initial accession in the 1950s and maintained it as Cage 203. Katherine Hartley of Freeland, Washington donated the second accession in June 1983 (MS83-22).

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

Photographs were separated in 1991 and constituted as a distinct photographic collection, PC 86.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • White, Cull A., 1889-1964. --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Frontier and pioneer life--Washington (State)--Sources
  • Indians of North America--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Native Americans
  • Pacific Northwest History
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1. Notes and Manuscripts by White 

Box-folder

Arcasa, Isabel Friedlander   6.0 items.

1 / 1

Bergevin Bros. Resuce Virginia City; Montana Territory 1865   1.0 item.

1 / 2

Brown, Charley,   1.0 item.

1 / 3

Burge, Milt   13.0 items.

1 / 4

Chinese Source Material   3.0 items.

1 / 5

Columbia Joe   1.0 item.

1 / 6

Colville Tribe   2.0 items.

1 / 7

Condon, Wild Goose Bill Samuel Wilbur Condit   2.0 items.

1 / 8

Conversation between Mr. Mrs. Pete Wheeler, Cull White, John Brown, Made July, 1961   1.0 item.

1 / 9

Covington, John Calvert "Virginia Bill"   8.0 items.

1 / 10

Curlew, Billy   7.0 items.

1 / 11

Damman, Art, Wagon Trip to the Dalles   1.0 item.

1 / 12

Dolan, P. H.   1.0 item.

1 / 13

Drumheller, Jerome   3.0 items.

1 / 14

Dunn, William and Dunn, Millie Harshman Marriage Return, January 20th 1892   1.0 item.

1 / 15

Father Davis Recalls Church's History in Pacific Northwest   1.0 item.

1 / 16

Ft. Okanogan Museum Dedication, Aug. 27, 1960   1.0 item.

1 / 17

Gathering No Moss Bergevin Bros.   2.0 items.

1 / 18

George, Coxit (Coxit George)   5.0 items.

1 / 19

Grant County History   1.0 item.

1 / 20

Green Foot Sophy, Return Journey of Green Foot Sophy After Her Escape From Blackfeet Captors   1.0 item.

1 / 21

Hutchinson, Sam and Ben   4.0 items.

1 / 22

James, Jim, Funeral of Chief Jim James   1.0 item.

1 / 23

Joseph (Chief Joseph)   4.0 items.

1 / 24

Lynch, Jenny McDonald   12.0 items.

1 / 25

Miscellaneous Notes--part 1   34.0 items.

1 / 26

Miscellaneous Notes--part 2   67.0 items.

1 / 27

Miscellaneous Notes--part 3 1   20.0 items.

1 / 28

Miscellaneous Notes--part 4   72.0 items.

1 / 29

Miscellaneous Notes--part 5   24.0 items.

1 / 30

Miscellaneous Notes--part 6   91.0 items.

1 / 31

Moore, Clara   2.0 items.

1 / 32

Moses (Chief Moses)   14.0 items.

2 / 33

Moses, Mary   1.0 item.

2 / 34

Moses, Peter Dan   12.0 items.

2 / 35

Olney, Nathan and Cyrus   1.0 item.

2 / 36

Osborne, Charley   17.0 items.

2 / 37

Research Among Indians, with Dr. Robert Ruby Moses Lake Prof. John Arthur Brown, Wenatchee   1.0 item.

2 / 38

St. Mary's Mission, Omak, Washington   5.0 items.

2 / 39

Sensentzqh Sin Scintq, Sin-Sintq older sister of Chief Moses   1.0 item.

2 / 40

The Sheriff's Star   1.0 item.

2 / 41

Shotwell, Harry   3.0 items.

2 / 42

Smith, Hiram F., 'Okanogan Smith' and 'Smith's Point'   1.0 item.

2 / 43

Strawmen and U.S. Marshals . . .   2.0 items.

2 / 44

Thorp Children   3.0 items.

2 / 45

Tucker, Dave   1.0 item.

2 / 46

Unidentified Manuscript   1.0 item.

2 / 47

Wood, Erskine Craig   3.0 items.

2 / 48

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Series 2. Manuscripts and published material by other authors 

Box-folder

Alcorn, Rowena L., Art Exhibit: Portrait of Nez Perce Indians June-September 1962   1.0 item.

2 / 49

Bergevin, Clem, Canadians and French Aided In This Section   1.0 item.

2 / 50

Case, Robert O., Christmas Eve at Whitman's Mission   1.0 item.

2 / 51

Clark, Ella E. Dry Falls of the Columbia and  The Grand Coulee Dam, poems   2.0 items.

2 / 52

Constitution and By-Laws of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation   1.0 item.

2 / 53

Davin, Mrs. Lionel, The Early History of Frenchtown   1.0 item.

2 / 54

Descendants of Frenchtown, Frenchtown Rendezvous, April 24, 1949   1.0 item.

2 / 55

Fruit in Kittitas   1.0 item.

2 / 56

Hibben, Frank, Buffalo Hunt: Oklahoma City Style   1.0 item.

2 / 57

Historical Monuments and Markers and Their Respective Locations in the State of Washington, up to 1949   1.0 item.

2 / 58

Jerome-Grubbs, Ferne, poems;   2.0 items.

2 / 59

Kingston, C. S., " Samuel Wilbur Condit: Frontiersman   1.0 item.

2 / 60

Kreitz, Mabel Patrick, "' Thunder Rolling In the Mountains', Presenting the Indian's point of view on the removal of Chief Joseph's body . . .   1.0 item.

2 / 61

Lehighton, Caroline C., excerpt from Life at Puget Sound by Lehighton   1.0 item.

2 / 62

Lewis, William, S., Lured West by Hudson's Bay Company,   1.0 item.

2 / 63

Lugenbeel, Major Pinkney, Letter to Commissioners of Spokane County July 1861   1.0 item.

2 / 64

The Madre D'Oro, vol. 1, no. 1, journal   1.0 item.

2 / 65

Palmer, Mrs. Lou, Narrative of James Longmire, A Pioneer of 1853   3.0 items.

2 / 66

Petition-- Land Needs of the Colville Indians   2.0 items.

2 / 67

The Pilgrimage to Old Fort Okanogan   1.0 item.

2 / 68

Pingston, Captain Alfred T., Diary of Steamer 'Alpha'   2.0 items.

2 / 69

Richardson, Albert D., Beyond the Mississippi   1.0 item.

2 / 70

Sagebrush Annie, Riding the Range, 1906   1.0 item.

2 / 71

Schoenberg, Wilfred, S.J., Jesuits in Montana 1840-1960   1.0 item.

2 / 72

Snyder, Charles and Mary Gillel, Marriage Certificate November 29, 1874   2.0 items.

2 / 73

Storch, Carl Friedrich Rudolph, Auszug aus dem Geburts und Taufbuche 1867   1.0 item.

2 / 74

Treaty with the Yakima 1855   1.0 item.

2 / 75

United States Indian Service, correspondence   5.0 items.

2 / 76

United States, Congress, 88th, 1st session, S-1442, a bill to close roll of Colville Indian Reservation May 2, 1963   1.0 item.

2 / 77

United States, Congress, House, Committee on Indian Affairs, Letter to All Indian Members of the Reservation June 10, 1944   1.0 item.

2 / 78

United States, Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, Indians at Work, July 1939.   1.0 item.

2 / 79

Walla Walla, 1856-1952, Historical Landmarks pamphlet   3.0 items.

2 / 80

Walla Walla: Cradle of Pacific Northwest History, brochure   1.0 item.

2 / 81

Washington at a Glance   1.0 item.

2 / 82

Washington, Secretary of State, Monuments in the State of Washington   1.0 item.

2 / 83

Weaver, Harold, A Tour of the Old Indian Camp Grounds of Central Washington   1.0 item.

2 / 84

Winans, William P. letter   1.0 item.

2 / 85

Wood, C. E. S. An Indian Horse-Race, "as it appeared in Century Magazine, January 1887, vol. 33, pp. 447-450"   3.0 items.

2 / 86

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Series 3. Incoming correspondence, correspondence of others 

Box-folder

Bills of Sale, Livestock   3.0 items.

3 / 87

Converse, Mrs. George L., Letter from E. O. Holland President Emeritus, WSC 3-21-49   1.0 item.

3 / 88

Curlew, Billy, correspondence   82.0 items.

3 / 89

Huggins, E. L., U.S. Indian Service, Camp Wenachiem sic 5-18-1885   1.0 item.

3 / 90

Kingston, Mrs. C. S., Letter from J. E. Sykes 10-15-51   1.0 item.

3 / 91

White, Cull A., incoming correspondence   35.0 items.

3 / 92

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Series 4. Newspaper clippings 

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Brown, Judge William Compton   1.0 item.

3 / 93

Curlew, Billy   1.0 item.

3 / 94

Grand Coulee Dam September 9, 1933   1.0 item.

3 / 95

Indian Chiefs   2.0 items.

3 / 96

James, Jim (Chief Jim James)   5.0 items.

3 / 97

Last Survivors Recall Nez Perce Retreat   1.0 item.

3 / 98

Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings   10.0 items.

3 / 99

Moses, Peter Dan   1.0 item.

3 / 100

Palisades Potlatch   1.0 item.

3 / 101

St. Mary's Mission, near Omak   3.0 items.

3 / 102

Sensentzqh (Sin Scinto)   1.0 item.

3 / 103

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Series 5. White's notepads, horn 

Box-folder

Notepads--Cull A. White, part 1   7.0 items.

3 / 104

Notepads--Cull A. White, part 2   6.0 items.

3 / 105

Notepads--Cull A. White, part 3   5.0 items.

3 / 106

Animal Horn   1.0 item.

3 / 107

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Series 6. Miscellaneous correspondence, manuscripts, and newspaper clippings 

Box-folder

Manuscripts   13.0 items.

4 / 108

Miscellaneous Notes, Clippings, Letters   29.0 items.

4 / 109

Correspondence, Clippings   72.0 items.

4 / 110

Correspondence with Mary Avery, WSU Archivist   27.0 items.

4 / 111

Miscellaneous Photographs, Clippings   8.0 items.

4 / 112

Oral History on Reel-to-Reel Cassette Tape   2.0 items.

4 / 113

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