Cage 725

Alfred S. Coumbe

Papers, 1917-1924

Acquisition And Processing Information

The WSU Libraries purchased this collection from dealer Charles Apfelbaum in 2008 (MS-2008-05). Cheryl Gunselman processed the collection in 2008. The collection included several textile items related to Coumbe's service in the United States Navy (uniforms and related items), and these materials were transferred in 2009 to the WSU Historic Costume and Textiles Collection.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of Containers: 1 plus oversize

Linear Feet of Shelf Space: .5

Biography/Organizational History

Alfred S. Coumbe served in the United States Navy during World War I. Biographical information for Coumbe was not readily available when the collection was processed.

Collection Description

Collection of materials related to Alfred S. Coumbe of Spokane during his World War I naval service. Includes diaries, a photograph album, and loose photographs, along with a few miscellaneous items.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in a single series.

Subjects

Coumbe, Alfred S. -- Archives
United States -- Navy -- History -- World War, 1914-1918
Sailors -- United States -- Archives

Separated Materials

Several textile items related to Alfred Coumbe's service in the United States Navy were acquired with these papers (uniforms and related items). These were transferred in 2009 to the WSU Historic Costume and Textiles Collection.

Access

This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions apply.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Alfred S. Coumbe
Papers, 1917-1924
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Languages

Materials are in English.

Container List:

Box Description
1 Diaries, 1917-1919
  Photograph album, 1919
  Miscellaneous items, 1919-1924
Oversize (folder) Photographs, including images of the USS Bridgeport, 1919, and the first anniversary ball for the crew of the USS Rochester, 1918