Cage 4957

M. Orion Monroe

Papers, 1915-1916

Acquisition And Processing Information

M. Orion Monroe donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 1970 (VF 1035; MS 1987-05). It was processed in 2009 by Cheryl Gunselman, Manuscripts Librarian.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of Containers: 3 folders

Linear Feet of Shelf Space: .1

Biography

M. Orion Monroe, a student at Washington State College (now University), began this project with a paper written for History 22, Frontier History of the United States, in 1915, and published it the following year in the Washington Historical Quarterly.

Collection Description

This collection consists of two typescript versions and the published version of "A Critical Discussion of the Site of Camp Washington" by M. Orion Monroe, with a small amount of related documentation. Camp Washington was the name given to the site where Isaac Stevens and his exploring and surveying parties camped from October 25-30, 1853. The typescript versions include photographs, and the issue of the Washington Historical Quarterly containing the published version (volume VII, number 1, January 1916) includes interleaved related newspaper clippings.

Subjects

Monroe, M. Orion -- Archives
Northwest, Pacific -- Discovery and exploration
Stevens County (Wash.) -- History
Historic sites -- Washington (State) -- Stevens County

Access

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

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
M. Orion Monroe papers, 1915-1916
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Languages

Materials are in English.

Container List:

Folder Description
1 "A Critical Discussion of the Site of Camp Washington." Typescript (reproduction) with accompanying photographs, circa 1915
2 "A Critical Discussion of the Site of Camp Washington." Typescript with accompanying photographs, circa 1915
3 Washington Historical Quarterly, volume VII, number 1 (January 1916), including "A Critical Discussion of the Site of Camp Washington," and related items, 1916