Biographical Note

Arrangement

Scope and Content

Physical/Technical Access

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

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Guide to the James G. Newbill Research Materials on Yakima Valley Labor History



Accession No.: 5258-001
Creator: Newbill, James G. , creator
Title: James G. Newbill research materials on Yakima Valley labor history
Date Span: 1909-2001
Quantity: 1.26 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

James G. Newbill is a labor historian and teacher from Yakima, Washington. His article, “Farmers and Wobblies in the Yakima Valley, 1933” was based on the research materials included in the collection. It was published in the Pacific Northwest Quarterly, April 1977 and in the Good Fruit Grower, September 1996.

Arrangement

Arranged by document type.

Scope and Content

Research materials include interview summaries, questionnaires, letters, photocopies of photographs, audio taped interviews, research notes, and published materials. Comprising approximately half of the materials are research files relating to the conflict between the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and orchard owners in the Yakima Valley during 1933. The other half consists of transcripts of interviews conducted by Newbill. Interviewees were participants in the 1933 hop field and Congdon Orchards confrontations and included strikers, Yakima Valley residents, and law enforcement officers.

The major correspondent is Mark Litchman, Sr., the defense attorney hired by the IWW strikers.

Physical/Technical Access

Includes 3 open-reel audio tapes and 25 CD-ROM.

Restrictions on Access

Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Restrictions on Use

Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact the repository for details.

Acquisition Info

Donated to the University of Washington Libraries by James G. Newbill, 2001.

Processing Info

Processing completed in 2002.

Photographs and drawings were relocated to the James G. Newbill Collection, photo accession no. 2002-030, in 2002. The visual materials document the 1933 conflict between IWW strikers and orchard owners in the Yakima Valley, including photographs of a group shot of strikers, probably in jail after their arrests, a drawing of soldiers and a machine gun, and a hand-drawn map of the Yakima Valley, 1933, by Catherine Newbill Parker. Photocopies of the visual materials are included in this collection.


Inventory

  
Box/FolderDate
Research Files
1/1Wayne State University Archives1933-1951, 1974, undated
1/2Secondary Analysescirca 1919-1969, 1931, 1967, undated
1/3State/Federal Reports1931-1936, 1946
1/4Theses and Dissertations1937-1971, circa 1972
1/5Mark Litchman Papers (University of Washington Libraries)1933, 1936, undated
1/6Yakima County Archives and State Archives1933-1935, 1973, undated
1/7ACLU Documents (University of Washington microfilm)1933, 1974
1/8Chronology1909-1933
1/9Relief Workers Incidentsundated
1/10Filipino and Japanese Incidents1933, 1980, undated
1/11Hop Crises1933, 1937, undated
1/12Fruit Incidents ( Herald and Republic accounts)1933, undated
1/13Goolds - Communists1933, 1972
1/14Other Newspaper Accounts1933-1935
1/15Yakima Chamber of Commerce and Other Local Groups1919, 1932-1933, 1972
1/16-17"Industrial Worker" Articles1933-1934

  
Box/FolderDate
1/18Publications - Journal of Negro History 1970

  
Box/FolderDate
Lists
1/19Publications Used by James G. Newbill1974-1975

  
Box/FolderDate
Notes
1/20Re: Research2001
2/1Various IWW, Communists and Socialists arrested or involved in confrontationsundated
2/2Various Law Enforcement Officers and Participants Other Than Laborers/IWWundated

  
Box/FolderDate
2/3Speeches and Writings1977, 1981, 1996

  
Box/FolderDate
Photographs (photocopies)
2/4IWW Strikers1933
2/5IWW Encampment1933
2/6Yakima Valley Heraldcirca 1933

  
Box/FolderDate
2/7Drawings1974, undated

  
Box/FolderDate
Interviews
Restrictions on Use: Restricted.
3/1-2Tape Recorded Interviews - 1933 IWW/Yakimaundated
3 sound tape reels
Digital Content/Other Formats: The tape recorded interviews are also available on CD-ROM, box 4.
3/3Summary of Interviews on 1933 Yakima Valley Labor Confrontations2001
3/4Bannister, Elizabeth1973
3/5Blankenbaker, Ned1973
3/6Blankenbaker, Robert1973
3/7Brackett, Cecil1973
3/8Clark, Cecil1973
3/9Clark, Ted1973-1974
3/10Duncan, Harold1973
3/11Eastman, Verna and Dewey Haines1973
3/12Gilbert, Elon and Hallie Rightmire1973
3/13Graham, Esther1973
3/14Guns, Bert1974
3/15Hale, Emory1973
3/16Hill, Noble1973
3/17Hughey, Joe1973
3/18Hull, Carroll1973
3/19Ingalsbe, David1974
3/20Jarvis, Joseph1975
3/21Karr, Chad1973
3/22Krebs, Jakeundated
3/23LaFramboise, Leon1974
3/24LeVesconte, G. R.1974
3/25Lince, Robert1974
3/26Litchman, Mark, Jr.1974
3/27Madden, Charles, Sr.1973
3/28Madden, Roy1973
3/29Marshall, Robert1973
3/30Martin, George1973-1974
3/31Masterman, Norman1973
3/32 Melton, Dewrd W.1973
3/33Mitchell, Edgar1973
3/34Morrison, Charles1973
3/35Mosebar, John R.1974
3/36Nichoson, V. O. and Al1973
3/37Rankin, Charles1974
3/38Richardson, Liagett1974
3/39Slavin, Joe1974
3/40James, Scott1973
3/41Schoessler, David1973
3/42Staudacher, Martin1974
3/43Steenbergen, Julian1974
3/44Thomas, Eugene1974, undated
3/45Thompson, Fred1975
3/46Trindle, John1974
3/47Van Eaton, Jane1973
3/48Velsek, Charles1975-1976
3/49Vincent, L. B.1974
3/50Westbrook, Mary A.1983-1984
3/51Williams, Riley, Ralph Sundquist, and Harvey Fergeson1973
3/52Zier, David1974
3/53Permission Forms1973
Box
4CD-ROM copies of tape recorded interviews
11 user copies, 11 master copies and 3 data disks

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Litchman, Mark M., 1887-1960.
Newbill, James G.--Archives.
Organizations:
Industrial Workers of the World.
Geographic Names:
Yakima River Valley (Wash.)--History--20th century.
Yakima River Valley (Wash.)--Politics and government--20th century.
Subjects:
Labor disputes--Washington (State)--Yakima River Valley.
Labor movement--Washington (State)--Yakima River Valley.
Genre Headings:
Interviews.
Sound recordings.
Last modified: February 16, 2013
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