Guide to the William Vance Rinehart Jr. journal
Collection number: HMC-0987-APU.
Creator: Rinehart, William Vance Jr.
Title: William Vance Rinehart Jr. journal.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Journal of a Seattle attorney.
William Vance Rinehart, Jr., was born in Oregon in 1867. He graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law in 1889 and 1890, respectively. In July 1890, Rinehart married Martha Ann Walz, and the couple moved to Seattle, Washington, where he worked as an attorney. In 1895, Seattle Mayor Byron Phelps appointed Rinehart to the office of Acting Municipal Judge. On May 19, 1900, he left Seattle for Nome, Alaska, on the S.S. Cleveland. Rinehart arrived in Nome on June 3rd. He died in Seattle in 1952.
This collection consists of attorney William Rinehart’s journal for the period from February 7, 1886 to May 19, 1900. The intermittent journal entries comment on noteworthy national events as well as various personal activities and occurrences.
Arrangement: The diary entries are in chronological order.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Copyright status of the journal is unknown, but copyright is presumed to expire in 2027.
Preferred citation: William Vance Rinehart Jr. journal, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The journal was transferred to the Archives from Alaska Pacific University in 2005.
Processing information: This collection was described by Nicole Jackelen in 2007. The guide was updated to meet current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2015.