Guide to the Theodore Little Papers 1936-1984
Cage 515

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Little, Theodore
Title
Theodore Little Papers
ID
Cage 515
Date [inclusive]
1936-1984
Extent
1968.0 items.
General Physical Description note
5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Material on the Nez Percé Indian Tribe of Idaho concerning court cases, tribal constitutions, Indian matters, some microfilm included. Also court case materials from his work as Asotin Port district attorney, research papers, correspondence, and proposals concerning the Clarkston area and the Lower Granite Dam.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 515, Theodore Little Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Theodore Little was born in Kettle Falls, Washington. He attended George Washington University in Washington D.C., and while there, worked in the U.S. Department of Commerce. He earned a master of patent law there, but municipal law became his specialty. He moved back to Washington, and worked in Olympia in the attorney general's office from 1938 to 1942 as an assistant. He was chief assistant from 1950 to 1953. He then moved to Clarkston, Washington, and began his career as a Clarkston attorney. Little had been counsel for the Asotin County Port District since 1958 when it was formed. He also was the tribal attorney for the Nez Perce Indian Nation. He also has been the past state commander of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars, and their national judge advocate from 1966 to 1967. He served in combat in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans as a commissioned naval officer in World War II.

Little also belonged to many other associations. He was the director of the Nez Perce National Historical Park Association, and he was a past president of the Spalding Museum Foundation. He was the past president of the Lewiston-Clarkston Kiwans Club, the Asotin County Tuberculosis Association, chairman of the Asotin County Heart Fund, and director of Tri-State Memorial Hospital, the Clarkston Chamber of Commerce, and the Luna House Historical Society. He served two terms as the Washington state chairman of the Young Men's Christian Association youth and government legislative sessions.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Theodore Little span the years of 1936 through 1984.

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Arrangement note

The papers of Theodore Little are arranged in three series. The first series consists of his work when he was the Nez Perce Tribal attorney. There is material covering Indian court cases, tribal constitutions, Indian matters, and also papers concerning Little's work at the Nez Perce National Historical Park, and other interests mainly concerning Indians. The folders are ordered by importance and amount of each category, with the largest starting out the series.

The second series deals with Little's life as a Clarkston attorney. This material consists of his work as the Asotin Port District attorney, court cases, such as the case on John Kennedy, and the case called The County of Asotin vs. the Port of Clarkston. Also in this series is material concerning Little's other interests outside of work, such as papers about the Spalding Museum Foundation, The Lewis and Clark Trail Commission, and even some research material used for speeches. There is also a folder containing correspondence to Mrs. Eve Little. The folders are ordered the same as folders in the first series.

The third series contains published work, mostly about Nez Perce reservation valuation reports, supplementals and affidavits concerning the tribe, and also economic and developmental summaries and proposals concerning the Clarkston area and the Lower Granite Dam. The folders start with material about the Nez Perce, and following that is material about the Clarkston area. The last items in this series are two reels of microfilm concerning the Nez Perce.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1985

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

The papers of Theodore Little, 1936-1984 (MS85-17), were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by Eve Rockwell Little of Clarkston, Washington.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Nez Percé Indians--Government relations

Geographic Name(s)

  • Lower Granite Dam (Wash.)

Occupation(s)

  • Lawyers--Washington (State)--Clarkston--Records and correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Little, Eve Rockwell. waps
  • Little, Theodore --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Government and Politics
  • Indians of North America--Idaho--Government relations
  • Native Americans

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Nez Perce Indian Matters 

Columbia River Indians - Hunting and Fishing Rights and Cases 

Box Folder

 1947-1949   12.0 items.

1 1

 1954-1959   41.0 items.

1 2

 1960-1964   59.0 items.

1 3

 1965-1966   36.0 items.

1 4

 Jan, 1967- Jul, 1967   29.0 items.

1 5

 Aug, 1967- Dec, 1967   38.0 items.

1 6

 1968   32.0 items.

1 7

Columbia River Fishing Council 

Box Folder

 1965-1968   27.0 items.

2 8

 1947-1959   34.0 items.

2 9

 1960-1968   37.0 items.

2 10
Box Folder

Nez Perce Tribal Resolutions and Decisons 1959-1969   6.0 items.

2 11

Nez Perce Tribal Meeting Notes 1962-1968   12.0 items.

2 12

Nez Perce Legal Court Documents 1953-1958   7.0 items.

2 13

Nez Perce Investments, Grants 1963   3.0 items.

2 14

Nez Perce Indian Land Cases 1964-1968   21.0 items.

2 15

Nez Perce Discrimination Case 1965   3.0 items.

2 17

Nez Perce CAP Program 1966-1967   32.0 items.

2 18

State of Washington Indian Affairs 1963-1978   10.0 items.

2 19

Nez Perce National Historical Park, and others 1964-1977   36.0 items.

2 20

Nez Perce National Historical Park Resources Management Plan and Environmental Assessment 1981   2.0 items.

2 21

Nez Perce: Chief Timothy Park 1978-1981   22.0 items.

2 22

Nez Perce: Red Wolf Crossing Bridge 1967-1981   27.0 items.

2 23

Nez Perce: Jackson Sundown 1967   8.0 items.

2 24

Nez Perce: Anthropological Studies 1941-1967   30.0 items.

2 25

Nez Perce: Marmes Rockshelter 1967-1969   9.0 items.

2 26

Nez Perce: Miscellaneous 1953-1981   46.0 items.

2 27

Nez Perce: Photographs 1960-1965   11.0 items.

2 28

Nez Perce: Indian Newspaper Clippings 1940-1984   55.0 items.

2 29

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Series 2: Subject Files 

Port of Clarkston 

Box Folder

 1958-1967   41.0 items.

3 30

 1968   50.0 items.

3 31

 1969   35.0 items.

3 32

 Jan, 1970- Aug, 1970   48.0 items.

3 33

 Sept, 1970- Dec, 1970   22.0 items.

3 34

 1971   41.0 items.

3 35

 1972   4.0 items.

3 36

 1972-1976   34.0 items.

3 37
Box Folder

County of Asotin vs. Port of Clarkston 1967-1971   54.0 items.

3 38

Port of Clarkston Condemnation Appeal to Supreme Court 1966-1968   26.0 items.

3 39

Asotin County Port District: Buying and Selling Land 1964-1973   68.0 items.

3 40

Asotin County Port District vs. Clarkston Community Corporation 

Box Folder

 1967-1973   14.0 items.

3 41

 1970   6.0 items.

3 42
Box Folder

Clarkston Chamber of Commerce 1970-1972   6.0 items.

3 43

City of Clarkston 1967-1971   15.0 items.

3 44

Asotin County: Airports 1947-1969   36.0 items.

3 45

Camas Prarie Railroad Case 1962-1966   25.0 items.

3 46

Lower Granite Dam 1970-1972   26.0 items.

3 47

John Kennedy Case 

Box Folder

 1966   50.0 items.

3 48

 1966-1971   60.0 items.

3 49

 1967-1968   40.0 items.

3 50

 1971   40.0 items.

3 51
Box Folder

McCarthy and Associates (Port) 1963-1968   13.0 items.

3 52

E.D. McCarthy (Shopping Center, Spokane) 1966-1968   25.0 items.

3 53

Port of Portland 1975   27.0 items.

3 54

Resolutions 1966-1971   8.0 items.

3 55

Washington Public Port Association 

Box Folder

 1968-1970   37.0 items.

4 56

 Jan 1971- Apr 1971   22.0 items.

4 57

 May 1971-1976   46.0 items.

4 58

Swallows Park Marina 1964-1968   3.0 items.

Box
4
Folder
59

Spalding Museum Foundation 

Box Folder

 1950-1963   41.0 items.

4 60

 1964-1982   50.0 items.

4 61

Asotin County Museum and Historical Society 1973-1977   31.0 items.

4 62

The Lewis and Clark Trail Commission 1975-1982   13.0 items.

4 63

Lewis-Clark Convention Center Project 1970-1971   6.0 items.

4 64

Inland Empire Waterways Association 1963-1970   10.0 items.

4 65

Department of Social and Health Sevices 1972   4.0 items.

4 66

Tourism and Travel 1966-1982   14.0 items.

4 67

Research Material Probably Used for Speeches 

Box Folder

 1936-1952   15.0 items.

4 68

 1965-1971   15.0 items.

4 69

 1973-1976   6.0 items.

4 70
Box Folder

Maharishi International University 1971-1973   19.0 items.

4 71

Ted Little: Pesonal, Historical Material 1936-1982   32.0 items.

4 72

Ted Little: Personal Micellaneous 1957-1978   37.0 items.

4 73

Ted Little: Postcards 1965-1981   33.0 items.

4 74

Mrs. Eve Little: Correspondence 1964-1968   19.0 items.

4 75

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Series 3: Publications, Microfilms, Reports 

Appraisal of Nez Perce Reservation Land ceded to U.S.A., Valuation Reports 

Box Folder

Volume I 1957 

5 76

Volume II 1957 

5 77

Volume III 1957 

5 78

A Survey of the Recreation and Tourist Resources in the Nez Perce Country, The Survey Report 

Box Folder

Volume I 1963 

6 79

Volume II 1963 

6 80
Box Folder

Memorandum and Accompanying Supplement for the Nez Perce Tribe 1960 

6 81

Affidavit Concerning Claim of Nez Perce vs. U.S. for damages for loss of fishing due to Dalles Dam 1956 

6 82

Middle Snake River Project Draft; Environmental Impact Statement 1975 

6 83

Appeal: The Puyallup Indian Tribe, Inc., vs. the Department of Game and Fisheries of the State of Washington 1965 

6 84

Environmental Statement: Lower Granite Dam 1971 

6 85

Federal Land Acquisition Policies and Prodecures for the Lower Granite Lock and Dam 1971 

7 86

An Economic Summary and a Comprehensive Plan for Clarkston Port District 1970 

7 87

Development Plan for the Port of Wilma; North Clarkston 1969 

7 88

Snake River Proposed Multi-Purpose Improvement Plan Asotin Dam 1960 

7 89

Asotin Lock Feasibility Study 1968 

7 90

Community Economic Analysis for Lewiston-Clarkston Urban Area 1966 

7 91

Nez Perce Tribe of Indians Litigation Documents 

Box Folder

Selected documents from the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 75 (Bureau of Indian Affairs), collected for Washington, D.C. law firm Wilkinson, Boyden, Cragun & Barker in 1952 as supporting documentation for Nez Perce litigation. Dates are primarily 1855-1863. Includes documents related to the 1855 U.S. treaty with the Yakima and Confederated Tribes and the 1863 Nez Perce treaty, as well as selected correspondence. 1968   Two microfilm reels.

7 92-93

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