Academic Historian

Janet Hauck is the College Archivist at Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington., having come to the college in 1999. She also teaches public history courses for the History and Continuing Studies Departments, and is involved with the Core 150 program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Seattle Pacific University, and a Master of Librarianship from the University of Washington. Janet has researched and written in the public history and archival fields, including such articles as, “The Whitworth Rock,” and such papers as, “‘To Consider the Propriety of Organizing a Church’: the Beginning of Calvary Baptist Church of Spokane, Washington.” She has received grants from NEH, NARA, OSPI, and the Washington State Library, and has administered numerous grant projects in the college archives. Part of her ongoing work has been the integration of archival primary source materials into existing college courses. Janet is proud of the fact that Whitworth is a contributing member of the Northwest Digital Archives project.

Eleanor Barrow Chase (1918-2002)

Eleanor Barrow Chase, a member of one of Spokane, Washington’s pioneer African American families, made many contributions to the city during her lifetime.  Eleanor excelled in sports and academics, graduating magna cum laude from Whitworth College with a degree in vocal music in 1941.  After … Read MoreEleanor Barrow Chase (1918-2002)

Deer Lake Park, Deer Lake, Washington

The Spokesman-Review of March 6, 1910 featured this headline: ‘Spokane Negroes Buy Land Tract to be Developed by Black Labor Only.’ The article continued, “For the purpose of giving the Negroes of Spokane an opportunity to demonstrate a fitness to survive in this northwest… a band … Read MoreDeer Lake Park, Deer Lake, Washington

Calvary Baptist Church, Spokane, Washington (1890- )

Early in 1890, in Spokane, Washington, a small group of African American citizens gathered “to consider the propriety of organizing a church.”  The name Calvary Baptist Church was adopted, and thus was founded the city’s first historically black church.  Its founding transcended race and gender, … Read MoreCalvary Baptist Church, Spokane, Washington (1890- )