Terry Abraham

Author and lecturer

tabraham @ uidaho.edu


Chinese Servants in the West: Florence Baillie-Grohman's "The Yellow and White Agony." Edited, and with an introduction, by Terry Abraham. Moscow: Asian American Comparative Collection, 2007. Asian American Comparative Collection Research Report, No. 2.

Mountains So Sublime: Nineteenth-Century British Travellers and the Lure of the Rocky Mountain West. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006.

"Chinese Cemeteries and Burial Practices in the Pacific Northwest," by Terry Abraham and Priscilla Wegars. In Chinese American Death Rituals: Respecting the Ancestors. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2005.

The University of Idaho Library: A Checklist of Publications. Compiler, September 10, 2002.

"The Silver and Gold Book" in Idaho Biblio Treasures. (Boise: Idaho Center for the Book, 1997).

Repositories of Primary Sources, <http://www.uiweb.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Other.Repositories.html>. Compiler, 1995-present.

Day to Day: A guide to the records of the historic Day Mines Group in the University of Idaho Library, compiled by Terry Abraham and Richard C. Davis. (Moscow: 1992).

"Managerial rating: a library effectiveness model" in Library effectiveness: A state of the art. (Chicago: ALA-LAMA, 1980).

ARCHIVAL MANAGEMENT: Forms for the Eighties. Pullman: Pyramyridion, 1978. http://www.uiweb.uidaho.edu/special-collections/papers/ArchivalManagement.htm

A union list of the papers of members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest. (Pullman: 1976).

Selected manuscript resources in the Washington State University Library. (Pullman: 1974).

Austin Mires: an indexed register of his papers, 1872-1936, in the Washington State University Library. (Pullman: 1968).


"Not 'Ancestor Worship': Chinese Funerary Remains in Idaho and the West." Chinese Remembering 2008-2010. Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, 2011.

"Urns, bones and burners: overseas Chinese cemeteries," by Terry Abraham and Priscilla Wegars. Australasian Historical Archaeology, 21(2003)58-69.

"'A substantial, good-sized, well-bound book:' Bishop Morris and Early Parish Records in Oregon," PNLA Quarterly, 67:2(Winter 2003)5-7.

"Unlocking the Door to Special Collections: Using the Web Combination." Library Philosophy and Practice, 3:2 (Spring 2001) <http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/1/>

"'"Hold on there, mister!" coolly directed Hank;' or, the Wilds of Idaho in the Dime Novels of Yesteryear." Idaho Yesterdays, 43:2 (Summer 1999) 3-13.

"Oliver W. Holmes revisited: Levels of arrangement and description in practice," The American Archivist, 54:3 (Summer 1991) 370-377.

"Collection policy or documentation strategy: Theory and practice," The American Archivist, 54:1 (Winter 1991) 44-52.

"Directory of Manuscript and Archival Repositories in Idaho," compiled by Terry Abraham and Richard C. Davis. Idaho Yesterdays, 34:3 (Fall 1990) 21-33.

"Here before Lewis and Clark," Idaho Yesterdays, 34:2 (Summer 1990) 28-30.

"PC user group newsletters: the new little magazines," The Serials Librarian, 13:4 (December 1987) 77-91.

"What is backlog is prologue: a measurement of archival processing," by Terry Abraham, Stephen E. Balzarini, and Anne Frantilla. The American Archivist, 48:1 (Winter 1985) 31-44.

"Entropy and archival disorder," Provenance, 2:1 (Spring 1984) 94-99.

"Publishing for the archival profession," Scholarly Publishing, 15:3 (April 1984) 265-271.

"Charles Thurber: typewriter inventor," Technology and Culture, 21:3 (July 1980) 430-434.

"NUCMC and the local repository," The American Archivist, 40:1 (January 1977) 31-42.

"Waifs: the single-item manuscript," Georgia Archive, 3:2 (Summer 1975) 135-145.

"Manuscripts: a continuum of description," Georgia Archive, 2:1 (Winter 1974) 20-27.

"Down in the valley: the Episcopal Church in Eugene, Oregon," Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 61:4 (December 1972) 357-371.

Also articles in The Bookmark, WSU Computing Center News, Easy Access, Idaho Librarian, The New Archivist, Points Northwest, PNLA Quarterly and The Record. Book reviews have appeared in American Archivist, Asian American Comparative Collection Newsletter, Georgia Archive, The Midwestern Archivist, College and Research Libraries, PNLA Quarterly, Reprint Bulletin-Book Reviews, CPCUG Monitor, Idaho Librarian, Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Bunchgrass Historian, Latah Legacy, Towers, and Easy Access.

Selected Papers and Presentations


At meetings of the Society of American Archivists, Northwest Archivists, Chinese Heritage Tour of the American West, Conference on Chinese Daily Ritual Practice, International Conference on Quong Tart and his Times at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; Global and Local Dimensions of Asian America: An International Conference on Asian Diasporas, Symposium on Temples And Tombstones: The Archaeology of The Overseas Chinese Dead at the University of New South Wales, International Mining History Conference, Sixth Chinese-American Conference, Association for Asian American Studies, Pacific Northwest Association for Asian American Studies, Symposium on History and Archaeology of the Chinese in the West, Deadwood, SD, Northwest Anthropological Conference, Inland Northwest Council of Libraries, Idaho Library Association, Washington State Genealogical History Conference, Mining History Conference, Pacific Northwest History Conference, Blue Mountain Community College Arts and Culture Festival, and Washington State Oral History Conference.

Some speaking engagements may be booked through the Idaho Humanities Council Speakers Bureau http://www.idahohumanities.org/?p=sb_speakers#speaker-3.