Guide to the Homer B. Splawn Papers
1860-2007 (bulk 1880s-1980s)

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Splawn family
Title: Homer B. Splawn Papers
Dates: 1860-2007 (bulk 1880s-1980s) ( inclusive )
Quantity: 11 cubic feet (24 boxes: 10 half legal-sized manuscript boxes; 1 half letter-sized manuscript box; 1 legal-sized manuscript box; 5 oversized newspaper boxes; 3 small boxes; 1 flat box; 2 record boxes)  :  Fair, though aging to newspapers and manuscripts
Collection Number: MS10
Summary: The Homer B. Splawn Papers contain newspaper clippings, business and genealogical records, correspondence and writings created by the Splawns, a prominent pioneering family in Yakima, WA, 1860-2007.
Repository: Central Washington University
Archives and Special Collections

400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 963-1717
http://www.lib.cwu.edu/Archives-Special-Collections
archive@cwu.edu

Languages: English 

Biographical Note

Andrew Jackson (A.J. or Jack) Splawn was a cowboy, ranch owner, and politician in the early years of settlement in Yakima, WA. Born in 1845 in Helm County, Missouri, Splawn spent much of his childhood in Linn County, Oregon, before following his older brother Charles to eastern Washington. At sixteen years of age, he hired out as cowboy for Major John Thorp and soon participated in his first cattle drive to Fort Kamloops, British Columbia. He subsequently took part in a variety of cattle drives to British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, and eastern Oregon. During this time, he encountered bandits and hostile Indians, as well as other perils. In 1870 he established Robber’s Roost, a trading post unique to central Washington. Indeed, given the importance of the trading post, Robber’s Roost served as the name for the present town of Ellensburg until 1875, when John Shoudy named the site for his wife, Ellen. In the 1880s, Splawn purchased Springdale Ranch in Cowiche Valley and imported the first Hereford cattle to the Northwest. Later he exported his prize-winning Herefords to Alaska, Hawaii, and China. Splawn promoted the first packing house in the Pacific Northwest and served as outside partner of Frye and Co. of Seattle.

In 1903, A.J. Splawn stepped away from ranching to take part in politics. He served as Washington state senator from 1903-1905, Democratic candidate for governor in 1905, and mayor of North Yakima in 1911. As mayor, he was called on to rid Yakima of prostitution and the Chinese opium trade.

Splawn served as first president of the Tieton Water Users’ Association in the early 1900s. He was also co-founder and first president of the Yakima Valley Transportation Co. He was an early member of the Yakima County Horticultural Union, livestock agent for the Great Northern Railroad, organizer and first president of the Pacific International Livestock Exposition in Portland, leader in the Washington Livestock Association, and organizer and early president of the Washington State Fair.

A.J. Splawn died in March, 1917, of a disease contracted from a parrot at a pet store. He was survived by his wife, Margaret Larsen Splawn.

Margaret Cecilian Larsen was born April 28, 1873, in Independence, Kansas, to John H. Larsen and Hester Elvina Tilton Larsen. In 1878 the family traveled to Tillamook, Oregon, where John Larsen established a trading post. Later they moved to Garibaldi, where Margaret’s mother became postmistress, and then the Dalles, where her father established shipping yards for grain, wool, hides, furs, and pelts. Margaret attended St. Mary’s Academy at the Dalles, graduating in 1891. She taught school in Washington and Montana for seven years and married A.J. Splawn in 1897. Together they had three children: Andrew J. Splawn, Jr., Homer B. Splawn, and Lallooh Splawn Carpenter. Only Homer and Lallooh survived to later adulthood.

After A.J. Splawn passed away in 1917, Margaret Splawn continued to operate the ranch. She was also active in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the Twentieth Century Club, the Yakima County Pioneer Association, the Yakima Valley Historical Society, the Oregon Historical Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Columbia River Archaeological Society. In the 1940s, she helped to edit and republish A.J. Splawn’s Kamiakin, his account of Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest and his experiences driving cattle. Margaret Splawn passed away on December 13, 1954.

Content Description

This collection comprises manuscripts, notes, newspaper clippings, select photos, and printing plates collected by Homer B. Splawn relating to Splawn family history, with particular emphasis on the 1880s to the 1980s. The collection includes research notes, poems, and stories written by Margaret Splawn in her capacity as editor of her husband’s book Kamiakin and as leader in the Yakima Valley Historical Society. Also included is correspondence initiated or received by Homer B. Splawn as he researched Splawn and Larsen family genealogy. The collection includes limited business records of A.J. Splawn’s ranch and the subsequent Margaret C. Splawn estate, including awards earned by Splawns’ Hereford cattle, property deeds, and an expense ledger. In addition, the collection includes meeting minutes and notes of the Yakima Sons of the American Revolution and the Yakima Valley Historical Society—groups in which Margaret and A.J. Splawn led and participated. Published manuscripts included in this collection are Kamiakin, by A.J. Splawn, and Story of Margaret Larsen Splawn, by Homer B. Splawn and Lalloh Splawn Carpenter.

Please note that, while organizing A.J. Splawn's book Kamiakin, Margaret Splawn gathered together and edited her husband's notes. Some materials in Series II: Margaret (Larsen) Splawn may, therefore, have been written by A.J. Splawn and edited posthumously by his wife.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Open to the public for educational research.

Preferred Citation :  

[Name of document or photograph number]. MS10, Homer B. Splawn Papers. Archives and Special Collections, Brooks Library, Central Washington University.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged in eleven series: Series I: A.J. Splawn; Series II: Margaret (Larsen) Splawn; Series III: Splawn family business records; Series IV: Larsen family genealogy; Series V: Splawn family genealogy; Series VI: Yakima Valley history; Series VII: Oversized; Series VIII: Photos and printing plates; Series IX: Published manuscripts; Series X: 3-D objects; Series XI: Audiovisual materials. Within series, folders are arranged alphabetically.


Detailed Description of the Collection

I:  A.J. Splawn
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
1-1 Article—“History of Washington" (photocopy) circa 1933
1-2 Biography by Homer B. Splawn
1-3 Business cards
1-4 Cemetery deeds 1898
1-5 Manuscript—“Cowboy Song"
1-6 Manuscript—Untitled
1-7 Manuscript—Untitled poem
1-8 Mayoral election 1914
1-9 Newspaper clippings circa 1944-1960
1-10 Obituaries 1917
1-11 Organization membership—Washington Cattlemen’s Association 1947-1990
1-12 Pamphlets—“Hall of Great Westerners"
1-13 Personal correspondence 1913-1917
1-14 Professional correspondence—“Letter to the Editor of the Yakima Republic"
1-15 Professional correspondence—Incoming circa 1903-1916
1-16 Response to Kamiakin 1956
1-17 Response to Kamiakin 1959
1-18 Response to Kamiakin circa 2004
1-19 Response to Kamiakin (article)
1-20 Speech—First draft on Northern Pacific irrigation bill 1903
1-21 Will 1917-1929

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II:  Margaret (Larsen) Splawn
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
2-1 Biography—Story of Margaret Larsen Splawn, by Homer B. Splawn and Lallooh Splawn Carpenter 1989
2-2 Biography—by Homer B. Splawn
2-3 Biography—Book research by Homer Splawn circa 1887-1888
2-4 Cemetery deeds 1918-1928
2-5 Correspondence—Dolph Barnett to Margaret Splawn 1940
2-6 Correspondence—Binsford and Mort, Publishers, to Margaret Splawn 1948
2-7 Correspondence—Clarence Dill to Margaret Splawn 1928-1934
2-8 Correspondence—Evan Estep to Margaret Splawn
2-9 Correspondence—Funk and Wagnalls Company to Margaret Splawn 1919
2-10 Correspondence—General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Division of Indian Welfare, to Margaret Splawn 1931
2-11 Correspondence—Indian Rights Association to Margaret Splawn 1928
2-12 Correspondence—King Resolution 1927-1930
2-13 Correspondence—Margaret Splawn on behalf of St. Mary’s Alumnae Association
2-14 Correspondence—Margaret Splawn to Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith (fragment) 1929
2-15 Correspondence—Hazard Stevens to Margaret Splawn 1918
2-16 Correspondence—Fred Wilson to Margaret Splawn 1941
2-17 Essays and valedictory address circa 1891
2-18 Manuscript—“Alexander Ross" edit (text by A.J. Splawn? editing by Margaret Splawn)
2-19 Manuscript—Edit of “Burial grounds" (text by A.J. Splawn? editing by Margaret Splawn, fragment)
2-20 Manuscript—“But a few hoary heads remain"
2-21 Manuscript—“Centennial Hall"
2-22 Manuscript—“David Thompson"
2-23 Manuscript—“A dream"
2-24 Manuscript—“Fire at the Dalles"
3-1 Manuscript—“The Indian in his primitive condition" (text by A.J. Splawn, editing by Margaret Splawn)
3-2 Manuscript—“An Indian name I planted there"
3-3 Manuscript—“Ipaya: An Indian Legend"
3-4 Manuscript—“A June day" 1924
3-5 Manuscript—“Kamiakin’s Garden" 1918
3-6 Manuscript—“Keeping the Watch"
3-7 Manuscript—“The Keystone of the Hearthstone"
3-8 Manuscript—“My Tree"
3-9 Manuscript—“Ne Sitka Klat-a Wa Nan-lah Til-li-cums (We Go to See Our Friends)"
3-10 Manuscript—“Notes of Trip over Cariboo Trail" 1953
3-11 Manuscript—“Now and Then"
3-12 Manuscript—“Old Times Were Good Times"
3-13 Manuscript—“On the Threshold"
3-14 Manuscript—“Rehabiliment of the Dead" (text by A.J. Splawn, editing by Margaret Splawn)
3-15 Manuscript—“Reminiscences"
3-16 Manuscript—“The Return in After Years"
3-17 Manuscript—“The Smoke from a Lone Teepee"
3-18 Manuscript—“St. Mary’s"
3-19 Manuscript—“Stained Glass Windows for the Spokane Hall of Fame"
3-20 Manuscript—“A Summary"
3-21 Manuscript—“Twentieth C. Club" 1915
4-1 Manuscript—“Voters of Washington, I greet you"
4-2 Manuscript—“The Yakima Indians of Washington" circa 1931
4-3 Manuscript—Untitled, on women (fragment)
4-4 Newspaper clippings circa 1940s
4-5 Notebook—Native American vocabulary and culture circa 1877-1930
4-6 Notebook—Yakima Valley history 1882
4-7 Notebook 1903
4-8 Notes—Early Pacific Northwest settlers
4-9 Notes—“Margaret C. Splawn"
4-10 Notes—Native American vocabulary
4-11 Notes—Native American vocabulary
4-12 Notes—Nez Perces, Klickitats, Spokanes
4-13 Notes—The object of education
4-14 Notes—on clubs
4-15 Notes—on Native American history
4-16 Notes—on Native American legends
4-17 Notes—“The watches of the night"
4-18 Notes circa 1927
4-19 Notes, miscellaneous
5-1 Notes (fragmentary)
5-2 Program—“An Historic Pageant of Kittitas Valley" 1916
5-3 Program—“Talk of Long Ago"
5-4 Research—Garibaldi Post Office 1946
5-5 Research—Newspaper clippings and catalog circa 1944-1953
5-6 Speech—“Address Anniversary" to Twentieth Century Club
5-7 Speech—“Klahowya tillicums" circa 1940
5-8 Speech—on behalf of Pioneers Association
5-9 Speech?—on pioneer women
5-10 Speech?—to clubwomen
5-11 Speech—St. Mary’s valedictory address? “To the archbishop"
5-12 Teachers’ certificates

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III:  Splawn family business records
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
5-13 Splawn ranch—Deed (photocopy) 1898
5-14 Splawn ranch—Legal and financial ledger circa 1882-1890
5-15 Splawn ranch—Livestock interests—American Hereford Record certificates of pedigree 1876-1907
5-16 Splawn ranch—Livestock interests—Committee on Dairy and Life Stock recommendation 1903
5-17 Splawn ranch—Livestock interests—Indiana Blooded Stock Company pedigree certificates 1878
5-18 Splawn ranch—Livestock interests—Parker ranch pamphlet
5-19 Splawn ranch—Livestock interests—Pedigree charts circa 1899-1903
5-20 Splawn ranch—Publicity—American Hereford Journal 1911-1958
5-21 Splawn ranch—Publicity—Coulee City Review on Splawn Herefords 1902
5-22 Splawn ranch—A.J. Splawn stock certificates 1904
5-23 Splawn ranch—Tax receipt
5-24 Splawn ranch—Tieton Water Users Association records 1902-1923
6-1 Margaret C. Splawn Estate—Deeds 1944-1957
6-2 Margaret C. Splawn Estate—Expense report 1943
6-3 Margaret C. Splawn Estate—JB&S Mill circa 1945
6-4 Margaret C. Splawn Estate—Loudon stock certificates 1945-1962
6-5 Margaret C. Splawn Estate—Margaret Splawn stock certificates 1904-1945
6-6 Margaret C. Splawn Estate---Newspaper clippings

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IV:  Larsen family genealogy
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
6-7 Correspondence—Mrs. Jonathan Blumhagen to Homer Splawn 1954-1955
6-8 Correspondence—Sarah Burr to Margaret Splawn 1949
6-9 Correspondence—Minnie to Heather Larsen 1928
6-10 Family tree 1930
6-11 Birton T. Larsen 1956
6-12 Lawrence Larsen 1910-1928
6-13 Minnie Larsen Loudon 1908
6-14 Minnie Larsen Loudon application for membership in Daughters of the American Revolution 1910
6-15 Loudons—Article (fragment, photocopy)
6-16 Miscellaneous notes
6-17 Margaret Splawn application for membership in Daughters of the American Revolution
6-18 Peden family
6-19 Tilton family 1982

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V:  Splawn family genealogy
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
6-20 Article—“The Splawn Brothers and Grandma Rice" 1976
6-21 Correspondence—Reba Blakely to Homer Splawn 1974
6-22 Correspondence—Norma Corey and Homer Splawn 1979
6-23 Correspondence—Paul Elvig and Homer Splawn 1998
6-24 Correspondence—Diana Enz to Homer Splawn 1995
6-25 Correspondence—Mrs. Harold G. Griep to Margaret Splawn 1978
6-26 Correspondence—Sherry Horton and Homer Splawn 1995-1997
7-1 Correspondence—Henry Hudson to Loudon
7-2 Correspondence—Homer Splawn and Vivian Johnson 1979
7-3 Correspondence—Effie Jones Littlefield to Homer Splawn 1959-1960
7-4 Correspondence—Splawn and Mrs. Gordon McCormick 1974-1975
7-5 Correspondence—Fred McDowell to Margaret Splawn 1933
7-6 Correspondence—McGinnis-Splawn-Carpenter genealogy
7-7 Correspondence—Katherine Milligan to Homer Splawn 1975
7-8 Correspondence—Mortensens and Homer Splawn 1979-1999
7-9 Correspondence—Richard Moseley to Homer Splawn 1976
7-10 Correspondence—Charles F. Myers and Homer Splawn 1983-1984
7-11 Correspondence—Jan Rasmussen to Homer Splawn 1983
7-12 Correspondence—Ida Robinson to Margaret Splawn 1935
7-13 Correspondence—Minnie Sibbets and Homer Splawn 1955-1957
7-14 Correspondence—Mary Inglis Sims and Homer Splawn 1987
7-15 Correspondence—David Smith to Homer Splawn 1990
7-16 Correspondence—Andrew Newton Splawn to Margaret Splawn 1948
7-17 Correspondence—Bill Splawn to Homer Splawn 1970
7-18 Correspondence—Edward Splawn and Homer Splawn 1981
7-19 Correspondence—Johnny Splawn to Homer Splawn 1978
7-20 Correspondence—Leon Splawn to Homer Splawn 1992
7-21 Correspondence—Marjorie Splawn and Homer Splawn 1962
7-22 Correspondence—Paul Splawn to Homer Splawn 1987
7-23 Correspondence—Sammy and Paul Splawn to Homer Splawn 1991
7-24 Correspondence—Walter MW Splawn to Margaret Splawn 1935
7-25 Correspondence—Louise Townsend and Homer Splawn 1979
7-26 Correspondence—George Whistler to Homer Splawn 1952
7-27 Correspondence—Jerry ? and Homer Splawn 1998
7-28 Correspondence—Herb and Ann ? to Homer Splawn 1991
7-29 Family record (certified by notary) 1948
7-30 McHaney family history 1989-2004
8-1 Notes
8-2 Sons of Veterans membership application 1862-1866
8-3 Andrew Jackson Splawn (1899-1957) 1957
8-4 Cecile O. Splawn 1954
8-5 Charles Splawn, George Splawn, Nancy Splawn Bond (photocopied newspaper clippings)
8-6 Fawn Splawn Cooper
8-7 Homer Splawn application for membership in Sons of the American Revolution 1957
8-8 Homer Splawn, career circa 1940s
8-9 John Splawn—South Carolina deed (photocopy) 1765
8-10 John Homer Splawn, Jr. 1976
8-11 John and Dink Splawn—Article—“Bribery Led to a Yakima City Shootout" (photocopy) 1879
8-12 Josie and Floyd Splawn—Business card
8-13 Lallooh Splawn?—Notes
8-14 Lottie Splawn 1984-2001
8-15 Moses Splawn—Article—“Moses Splawn: Discoverer of the Boise Basin Gold," by Sherry Horton
8-16 Moses Splawn—Article—“Pioneer days in Idaho county" (photocopy)
8-17 Moses Splawn—Article—“Pioneer Portrait: Moses Splawn," by Sherry Horton 1996
8-18 Moses Splawn—Article
8-19 Moses Splawn—Newspaper clippings circa 1925
8-20 Moses Splawn—Poetry (transcribed/edited by Margaret Splawn)
8-21 Moses Splawn—Warranty deed (photocopy) 1898
8-22 Newton Splawn 1967
8-23 William L. Splawn
8-24 Splawns (1790-1850) 1990
8-25 Sterling family history 1956
8-26 Washington Pioneer Certificate application for A.J. Splawn 1987

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VI:  Yakima Valley history
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
9-1 Article—“Belinda Mulrooney Carbonneau"
9-2 Article—“Dodging the Road Agents" 1970
9-3 Article—The West 1971
9-4 Article—“Wild Old Days" 1971
9-5 Article—Yakima City
9-6 Calendar—Ellensburg Bicentennial 1976
9-7 Historical Committee of Yakima Valley Pioneer Association—Notebook 1915
9-8 Manuscript—“Samples," by PJ Conrad
9-9 Menu—Devonshire Hotel Dining Room 1958
9-10 Menu—Northern Pacific Railway
9-11 Miscellaneous book excerpts
9-12 Newsletter—“Klickitat Heritage" February 1975-August 1975
10-1 Newsletter—“State of Washington Dept. of Highways News" September 1975
10-2 Newspaper clippings circa 1944-1987
10-3 Programs—Sarah Eva Dodd funeral
10-4 Programs—“Unveiling of Thorp Memorial Monument" 1941
10-5 Publications—“Archaeology of the Upper Columbia Region" September 1942
10-6 Publications—Eastern Washington Historical Primer 1943
10-7 Publications—“The Land of the Yakimas" 1977
10-8 Publications—Mid-America: An Historical Review July 1949
10-9 Publications—“History of the Yakima Valley Bench and Bar" 2002
11-1 Publications—“The Yakima Basin and Its Water
11-2 Sons of the American Revolution—Application for charter 1914
11-3 Sons of the American Revolution—Constitution and By-laws 1914
11-4 Sons of the American Revolution—Correspondence 1913-1914
11-5 Sons of the American Revolution—Correspondence 1915
11-6 Sons of the American Revolution—Correspondence 1916
11-7 Sons of the American Revolution—Correspondence 1917
11-8 Sons of the American Revolution—Correspondence 1955
11-9 Sons of the American Revolution—Expenses 1916-1917
11-10 Sons of the American Revolution—Meeting minutes 1914-1917
11-11 Sons of the American Revolution—Notes 1956-1969
11-12 Sons of the American Revolution—Program circa 1915
11-13 Sons of the American Revolution—Roll 1916-1917
11-14 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Correspondence by members
11-15 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Correspondence on Indian trails 1961-1964
11-16 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Meeting minutes 1917-1959
11-17 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Notebook of JA Slavin 1962
11-18 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Notes, Ahtanum Mission circa 1962
11-19 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Notes, Cowychee Telephone Company
11-20 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Notes, Indian trails/Ahtanum Valley circa 1963
11-21 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Notes, Konowac Pass (by Walter Purdin and Joe Slavin)
11-22 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Notes, “Selamona" and “Tampico"
11-23 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Notes and clippings, “Stage coach route" circa 1998
11-24 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Pamphlets, “A Sagebrush Lawyer"
11-25 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Pamphlets, “Washington at a Glance"
11-26 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers, “Biography of DD Reynolds"
11-27 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers, Daverin family history 1972
11-28 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers, “Fifty Golden Years" circa 1955
11-29 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers, “The First White Child Born in Ahtanum"
11-30 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers, “Fort Simcoe, Washington"
11-31 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers, “Hannah Melvina Chappell"
11-32 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers, “History of the Yakimas, 1860-1875" 1977
11-33 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers—“John Boe Nelson and Clarissa Janes Nelson Family" 1957
11-34 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers, “LeBree Quesnell: Fifty Happy Golden Years" circa 1957
11-35 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers, “Oregon Trail," by Mrs. James G. Leed 1924
11-36 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers, “Story by Mrs. Charles Longmire"
11-37 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers, “Traveling History of the Pioneers," by David Longmire 1919
11-38 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers presented in session, Ahtanum 1918
11-39 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers presented in session, “The Beginnings of Irrigation in the State of WA" 1947
11-40 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers presented in session, “Early French families, pioneers of Moxee"
11-41 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Papers presented in session, “Father Boulet to Knights of Columbus" 1955
11-42 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Speech, “Ernest and Grayce Laney" 1961
11-43 Yakima Valley Historical Society—Speech May 1961
11-44 Yakima Valley Museum 1976

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VII:  Oversized
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
12-1 A.J. Splawn—Senate resolution relating to death of Andrew Jackson Splawn 1919
12-2 Margaret Splawn—Biography—Register of persons examined (photocopy) 1895-1914
12-3 Margaret Splawn—Membership certificate, Daughters of the American Revolution 1915
12-4 Splawn family business records—Splawn ranch—Deed to Upper Ranch 1875
12-5 Splawn family business records—Splawn ranch—Deed to Upper Ranch 1882
12-6 Splawn family genealogy—Sons of Veterans Roster of Officers 1895
12-7 Western American history—Menus, Danville Hotel Restaurant
12-8 Western American history—Booklet and images, Oregon Historical Society 1968
12-9 Yakima Valley history—Publications, The Fruit Grower’s Friend 1973
12-10 Yakima Valley history—Yakima City map (photocopy) 1984
13-1 Map of Splawn property
13-2 Margaret Larsen diploma, St. Mary’s Academy 1891
14-1 Newspaper clippings—Pacific Northwest history 1960-1963
14-2 Newspaper clippings—A.J. Splawn 1900-2007
15-1 Newspaper clippings—Splawns 1908
15-2 Newspaper clippings—Yakima Valley history 1882-1959
16-1 Newspaper clippings—Yakima Valley history 1960-2007

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VIII:  Photos and printing plates
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
17-1 Leah Jeffers Baker (classmate of Margaret Splawn at the Dalles) 1888
17-2 Fort Boisse
17-3 Lawrence Larsen circa 1921
17-4 National Cowboy Hall of Fame (photos by Yvonne Willien?) circa 1990s
17-5 Old Block House
17-6 Old Yakima City circa 1885
17-7 Pioneer Day at Old Mission (1923, reprint) 2006
17-8 A.J. Splawn circa 1873
17-9 Charles Splawn prior to 1908
17-10 Charles Splawn? (reprint)
17-11 Margaret Splawn?
17-12 Moses Splawn in his 90s (slide and reprints) 2005
17-13 Revisiting routes traveled by Moses Splawn 1995
17-14 Photos by Nancy Splawn of Edmonds, WA, and Homer and Mary Splawn 2004
17-15 Tieton Project Engineering Corps 1903
18-1 Printing plate—A.J. Splawn portrait
19-1 Printing plates—for A.J. Splawn’s Kamiakin

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IX:  Published manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
20-1 Copies of Kamiakin, by A.J. Splawn 1944
21-1 Copies of Kamiakin, by A.J. Splawn 1944
22-1 Galleys for “Story of Margaret Larsen Splawn,” by Homer Splawn and Lallooh Splawn Carpenter 1989

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X:  3-D objects
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
23-1 A.J. Splawn—Wallet
23-2 Ribbons for Splawns’ Hereford cattle 1904-1907

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XI:  Audiovisual materials
Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
24-1 Magnetic tape—Historian John Beck, etc.

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Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

      • Geographical Names :
      • Yakima River Valley (Wash.)
      • Subject Terms :
      • Indians of North America--West (U.S.)--History
      • Ranching--West (U.S.)--History
      • Women--West (U.S.)--History--20th century
      • Yakima (Wash.)--History
        • Other Creators :
        • Carpenter, Lallooh (Splawn)
        • Splawn, A. J.
        • Splawn, Homer B.
        • Splawn, Margaret C. (Larsen)
        • Splawn family

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