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PC 141
William [Bill] Stimson
Collection of Donated Photographs of Pullman & WSU, 1890s-1980s

This collection was received at some unknown date between 1990 and 2003 at Washington State University (WSU) Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) and accessioned in December, 2003 as UPC-0021 . The collection was processed by History graduate student Nathan Sowry in December, 2010.

Number of Containers: 2
Linear feet of Shelf Space: 2
Approximate Number of Images: 600

BIOGRAPHY

William L. Stimson compiled this collection of donated photographs for his published book Going to Washington State: A Century of Student Life. After graduating from Eastern Washington University, Stimson worked as a reporter for the Spokane Chronicle, United Press International and Reuters, and was editor of Spokane Magazine and Universe Magazine. He received his MA and PhD degrees in history from Washington State University, and is employed as a Professor of Journalism at Eastern Washington University.

ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION

This collection consists of approximately 50 photographs of Pullman and Washington State University life, spanning the period from the 1890s to the 1980s. The photographs were donated by Pullman residents and WSU alumni to aid in the creation of Bill Stimsonís book Going to Washington State: A Century of Student Life. In addition to photographs, individuals also donated dance booklets and scrapbooks that illustrate early campus life in Pullman. Also included in this collection are a few photographs documenting California Native Americans, as well as photographs of Jayne Klyne McDonald, the second wife of nineteenth century Hudson Bay Company Chief Trader Archibald McDonald.

The collection was received largely unordered. The collection consisted of photographs compiled by Stimson himelf as well as sets of photographs received by him as gifts from others. Many photographs are labeled with dates, but contain little or no description. The collection was processed at MASC into a loose chronological order, though each donor's gift was kept as an identified set to preserve its provenance, with the result being that the folders denote a series of overlapping dates rather than a strict chronological series. Donor names are noted on folders where applicable, but have not been included in this guide. Where it occurs, use of a photo in Going to Washington State is noted in this guide by the inclusion of dates and page numbers in parentheses.

ACCESS

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

PREFERRED CITATION

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Bill Stimson Collection of Donated Photographs of Pullman & WSU, 1890s-1980s (PC 141)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

BoxFolder   Contents
111890s-1940s, Pullman & campus life used in Stimsonís Going to Washington State (1897 p. 10); (early 1900s p. 52); (1923/1973 p. 54); (1926 p. 75); (1927 p. 132); (1938 p. 57)
21890s-1940s, Pullman & campus life
31900-1920, Pullman & campus life
41909, WSC athletics
51918-1923, photographs & dance booklets
61920s campus scene
71935-1936, winter campus scenes, 1936 student strike (p. 99, p. 101, p. 103)
81943, photograph of WSU swimmer Jennie May Thomas Harold (1943 p. 153)
91950s-1980s, Pullman & campus life used in Stimsonís Going to Washington State (1951 p. 163); (1958 p. 185); (1962 p. 178); (1975 p. 248); (1977 p. 249); (1987 p. 274)
101950s-1980s, Pullman & campus life
111954-1956, photographs of sorority life (p. 188)
121955-1958, photographs of Stevens Hall residents (p. 180, p. 183, p. 188, p. 191, p. 198)
131958-1962, Pullman & campus life (p. 201)
141920s-1930s dance booklets (1926 p. 90)
15Images of California Native Americans, associated with F.F. Latta & C. Relander
16Photographs of Jayne Klyne McDonald, second wife of nineteenth century Hudson Bay Company Chief Trader Archibald McDonald.
17Stimsonís notes on photograph identification
218Cloth-bound scrapbook, loose photos, and letter of Cecil P. ďBudĒ Compau. 1919-1923
19Paper-bound scrapbook of Thelma J. Mahanes Brown (associated with folder #5 listed above). 1918-1923
20-21Going to Washington State. 2 photcopied proofs annotated with photo negative numbers.