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Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
(509) 335-6691

PC 138
Charles Yocom
Photographs of Inland Northwest Geography, 1942-1953

This collection was received as UPC 2008-01 at Washington State University (WSU) Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) in November, 2008 from Matthew J. Monda of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in Ephrata, WA, where the photographs had been stored for an unknown number of years. The collection was processed by History graduate student Nathan Sowry and University Archivist Mark O'English in September, 2010.

Number of Containers: 1
Linear feet of Shelf Space: .5
Approximate Number of Images: 600


Charles Frederick Yocom (1914-1985) was an Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology at Washington State College in the early 1950s. The 600 photographs in this collection represent Yocom’s work on nesting sites of Canada geese on the Snake River and Columbia Basin region between the years 1942-1953.


This collection consists of approximately 600 photographs and photograph negatives of the inland Northwest, believed to have been taken by Charles Yocom. Photographs document the nesting sites and migratory patterns of Canada geese, particularly relating to geographical features such as lakes, rivers, and tributaries in the eastern portion of Washington state.

The collection was received unordered. Each photograph is labeled on the back with a date and a geographic location. Photographs have been foldered alphabetically by Washington county (Whitman county has been further subdivided into a number of areas, again sorted alphabetically), and then chronologically by photograph date. A few larger non-county-specific regions have been located at the end of the collection. Several hundred unidentified photographs, mostly those of geese and/or nests, were discarded during processing.


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


The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Charles Yocom Photographs of Inland Northwest Geography, 1942-1953 (PC 138)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

BoxFolder   Location
11Adams County
2Chelan County
3Douglas County
4Garfield County
5Grant County
6Grant County (Negatives)
7Lincoln County
8Okanogan County
9Okanogan County (Negatives)
10Pierce County
11Spokane County
12Spokane County (Negatives)
13Stevens County
Whitman County
14     Almota
15     Cabbage Patch
16     Davis Bar
17     Palouse Falls and Palouse River
18     Steptoe Canyon
19     Wawawai
20     Rock Lake and Rock Creek
21     General
22Blue Mountains
23Columbia River
24Snake River
25Snake River (Negatives #1)
26Snake River (Negatives #2)