Guide to the Columbia River Basin Dam Oversized Photographs 1951-1968
PC 129

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Columbia River Basin Dam Oversized Photographs
ID
PC 129
Date [inclusive]
1951-1968
Extent
26.0 images
Dimensions note
With the exception of four of the five Dworshak Dam images, all images are approximately 20"x16". The remaining four Dworshak images are approximately 9"x7".
Location note
(FOR MASC USE) All images are located in oversize storage cabinets.
Language
English
Abstract
Need for both electric power and agricultural water supply resulted in multiple dams being placed on rivers in the Columbia River drainage basin in the mid 20th century. The collection consists of a number of photos taken over the period of the construction of several dams, from very early stages to near completion.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Columbia River Basin Dam Photographs, 1951-1968 (PC 129)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Need for both electric power and agricultural water supply resulted in multiple dams being placed on rivers in the Columbia River drainage basin in the mid 20th century. These included the Dworshak Dam (Clearwater North Fork, initial construction running from 1966-1972), Ice Harbor Dam (Snake River, 1955-1961), and the Little Goose Dam (Snake River, 1963-1970), among many others.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of a number of photos taken over the period of the construction of several dams, from very early stages to near completion.

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Arrangement note

The collection is organized by dam, with each of the three most commonly depicted dams (Dworshak, Ice Harbor, Little Goose) in their own folders, and the remaining five images of four other dams placed in a fourth folder.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was received at WSU Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections prior to 2009 from an unknown source; nothing is known about its provenance.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by University Archivist Mark O'English in July, 2009.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Dworshak Dam (Idaho) -- Design and construction -- Photographs
  • Dworshak Dam (Idaho) -- Photographs
  • Ice Harbor Dam (Wash.) -- Design and construction -- Photographs
  • Ice Harbor Dam (Wash.) -- Photographs
  • John Day Dam (Or. and Wash.) -- Design and construction -- Photographs
  • John Day Dam (Or. and Wash.) -- Photographs
  • Little Goose Dam (Wash.) -- Design and construction -- Photographs
  • Little Goose Dam (Wash.) -- Photographs
  • Lower Monumental Dam (Wash.) -- Design and construction -- Photographs
  • Lower Monumental Dam (Wash.) -- Photographs
  • McNary Dam (Wash.) -- Design and construction -- Photographs
  • McNary Dam (Wash.) -- Photographs

Subject(s)

  • Dams -- Columbia River Watershed -- Design and construction -- Photographs
  • Dams -- Columbia River Watershed -- Photographs
  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Public Works
  • Washington (State)
  • Water and Water Rights

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Dworshak Dam, ca. 1965 (5 items) 

1

Ice Harbor Dam, 12/9/1956 - post May, 1963 (12 items) 

2

Little Goose Dam, 8/29/1963 - 3/19/1968 (9 items) 

3

John Day Dam, 5/26/1959 and July 1962 (2 items) 

4

Lower Monumental Dam, ca. 1969 (1 items) 

McNary Dam, Dec. 1951 (1 item) 

Unidentified pre-damming river scene, possible Little Goose area (1 item)