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Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
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Harry "Hack" Applequist
Photographs, 1906-1966

The Harry Applequist photograph collection was donated to the Washington State University in 1978 by Mrs. Harry Applequist of Sacramento, California. It was received by the library in August, 1978. After removing the clippings, play-by-play telegrams, and other mementos (MS 78-53, processed as Cage 393), the photographs were processed by David Smestad in November, 1978.

Number of Containers: 1
Linear Feet of Shelf Space occupied: .25
Number of Items: 57


Harry "Hack" Applequist attended Washington State College and received a degree in geology in 1916. He played tackle on the undefeated 1915 football team which went to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on January 1, 1916 and defeated Brown University. He also played on the baseball team.

He followed the profession of geology for a time, but was offered a job on the WSU coaching staff by Athletic Director J. Fred Bohler and became assistant football coach and head baseball coach from 1923-1926. In 1923 he married Mildred Perry, also a WSU graduate. Again leaving WSU, he accepted a coaching position in Sacramento, California, and eventually became coordinator of the Sacramento City Unified School District's entire physical education program, a position he retained until he retired in 1956.

Hach Applequist died November, 1976 in Sacramento at the age of 86.


The collection consists of WSU athletic photographs from 1912-1916, most of which are of football and include the 1916 Rose Bowl game. A few of the photographs are of the WSU baseball and track teams.

Also included are photographs of the 1966 Rose Bowl reunion, a 1906 photo of Hack Applequist as a wrestler and two photographs of a pit mine in Butte, Montana, ca. 1920.


In addition to existing in print form, the entirety of this collection was digitally scanned and described in 2009 by Susan Mayer, under the supervision of University Archivist Mark O'English. All of the images from this collection have been digitized and can be found online in the: Pullman and the Palouse Digital Collection.