Historical Photographs Small Collections & Accessions Register

The following is a list of the unprocessed and mostly uncataloged Historical Photographs collections held in Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC), as well as those with minimal descriptive information. For the most part these photographs are roughly in the state in which they were received, and intellectual access to them is limited. Most, but not all, of these collections are available to researchers, but users should be aware that they will have to determine which materials might be pertinent to their research needs. This listing is being made available for the convenience of researchers; portions of some collections may not be available for public use.

When requesting these materials, please be sure to indicate the name of the records, the accession number (for example, UPC 01 or PC 43), and the location number (if given).

This page is currently under construction, and is not yet complete; many of our unprocessed accessions are still not listed.

Processed Collections Lacking Online Guides:

PC #Title & Description.Quantity
PC 43Rudy's Studio Portraits, Pullman, Washington, 1973-1975.
   Includes handwritten index by last name.
1 box
1 linear ft.
700 sleeves
PC 44Daubenmire Botanical Lantern Slides, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, ca. 1920s
   Individual items are titled, but no guide exists. Items in original order.
1 box
.5 linear ft.
60 plates
PC 48FC Chalfant Glass Plate Negatives of Language Laboratories (including dictaphone usage), ca. 1910s.
   Items unlabeled, in original order.
1 box
.25 linear ft.
12 plates
PC 53Murrow Symposium U-Matic Videocassettes, Pullman, Washington, April 23-25, 1978
   All videotapes labeled, in chronological order. Lead speaker: Howard K Smith.
1 box
1 linear ft.
8 tapes
PC 55Hall Family Albums & Postcards, 1913-1924
   Items mounted in albums in original order; most identified. Includes World War I military photos (including surrender of German ships), Panama Canal, Yellowstone Park, Boston, northern Idaho, Pullman High (1913-1914), postcards from Pacific Northwest.
2 boxes
.75 linear ft.
4 albums
500 items
PC 66Earl Connette Locomotives and Northwestern Scenes, ca. 1940s-1970s
   Two albums of mounted railroad photos (ca. 100 items) & ca. 100 scenery negatives. All unidentified, in original order.
2 boxes
2 linear ft.
200 items
PC 91North Central Washington, Columbia Basin, and Grand Coulee Photographs of Reclamation, Irrigation and Farming, 1905-1954 (bulk 1950s)
   All items labeled; ordered alphabetically in two series (geographic & farming). Contains both photographs (175) & negatives (50).
1 box
.5 linear ft.
225 items
PC 92New Holland [Terrell] Library Construction and Library Miscellany, 1940-2000
   Box 1: 1800 photographs (taken by Randall Hamm) over 4 albums, labeled by date, depicting construction of Terrell Library.
   Box 2: Photographs and slides, ca. 450 images: historical WSU Libraries; opening of HealthSci, Owen, Terrell, Vancouver libraries; general WSU Libraries, MASC (1978). Includes one pre-construction Terrell video.
   Box 3: 1600 photographs (taken by WSU Facilities Development) depicting construction of Terrell Library. In original order, labeled on reverse.
3 boxes
2.5 linear ft.
3850 items
PC 95Endicott Families Negatives, 1940s-1950s
   Negatives depicting Endicott (and vicinity) residents, primarily infants. Some non-person negatives included. Labeled by name, ordered alphabetically, ca. 120 individuals.
   Received March 16, 1991 from Heidi Dowling of Colfax, WA.
1 box
.75 linear ft.
120 sleeves
600 items
PC 96Alexander Gardner Prints, undated (ca. 1900)
   All labeled: 2 Fort Colville, 2 Fort Vancouver, 1 Kootenay Mission
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
5 items
PC 97William Henry Jackson Yellowstone National Park Prints, ca. 1907
   All labeled.
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
8 items
PC 99W James Canadian Rockies, 1905
   All labeled; in original order.
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
20 items
PC 100Fishing and Hunting Album, Canada, ca. 1900
   1 album containing 60 unlabeled photographs. Only identifier is a boat partially named "...ce of Quebec"
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
60 items
PC 102Yellowstone Pictorials, undated
   Two albums (Yellowstone National Park, 12 images; The Wonders of Geyserland: Yellowstone National Park, 14 images) of tinted prints/photographs, all labeled, plus 1 photo of Liberty Cap and Mammoth Inn, ca. 1890. Also five sets of painted postcards totaling about 60 images.
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
90 items
PC 103Glacier National Park Pictorial, 1912
   One portfolio (Glacier National Park: See America First) of 12 tinted prints/photographs, all labeled.
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
12 items
PC 105ES Curtis Photogravure of White Man Runs Him, 19081 box
1.5 linear ft.
1 item
PC 106Fred Blackwell Northern Idaho Slides, 1904-1910
   This slide collection, created in 1976, reproduces 181 1904-1910 photographs of Northern Idaho. Slides in original order, unlabeled, but a print index accompanies them.
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
181 items
PC 107Carl Reisenauer Family Photographs, 1914-1930s
   12 family portraits; 1 group photograph WWI training at Washington State College, Pullman, WA; one group photograph "RTC 77A," Camp Roberts, CA, with Thanksgiving Dinner program, 1942; 12 photographs of family farm, Colton, WA. Most labeled; arranged in subject order.
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
26 items
PC 1081938 Views: Eastern State Hospital, Medical Lake, Washington
   Photographs by M.D. Boland, Tacoma, WA. Labeled; in original order.
1 box
.25 linear ft.
85 items
PC 112Bounds Steamboat Prints, Lewiston area, ca. 1894-1922
   18 prints of steamboats and scenes in Lewiston area. Includes boiler explosions, and troops bound for Spanish-American War. In original order; labeled.
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
18 items
PC 114Florence Coardy Merriam Scrapbooks, 1931-1979
   A preliminary processing list for this collections exists in electronic format.
   In addition to a quantity of Mnuscripts materials, this collection holds nine personal scrapbooks containing personal photographs and other ephemera.
5 boxes
5.5 linear ft.
PC 116Capital Planning College Hill Buildings Photographs, Summer, 2001
   Donated by Bobbie Ryder of WSU's Capital Planning
   165 photographs of College Hill (Pullman, WA) buildings, plus 1 CD containing digital originals. In original order; unlabeled.
1 box
.5 linear ft.
166 items
PC 119Irwin Photographs and Glass Negatives, Elberton, WA, ca. 1900-1950
   In original order; approximately 1/3 are labeled. Primarily portraits.
   Majority of Box 1 is family papers and correspondence which should be separated out to Manuscripts.
4 boxes
3 linear ft.
451 sleeves

Unprocessed Accessions:

Source & DescriptionCoverageAccessionLocationAcquiredQuantity
WSU Facilities Development Photographs of Veterinary Teaching Hospital Constructionca. 1994UA2000-131-34-1-11 linear foot
2000 photographs
WSU News & Information Services Photographs of WSU
     Photographs, negatives, contact sheets; many unlabeled.
     Last several boxes have subject organization.
     Box 1 contains film clips for Murrow "This is WSU" ca. 1948-1950s
(bulk 1960s-1970s)
UPC-00071-34-2-17 linear feet
14000 items
WSU News & Information Services Photographs of WSU
     Primarily slides, half athletics
     Individual slide sheets labeled, dated, but (mostly) unordered
(bulk 1990s)
UPC-00181-34-02-57 linear feet
15000 items
Higgins Scrapbooks of Union Flats
     Most unlabeled; still mounted (original order).
ca. 1890s-ca. 1950sUPC-00041-34-4-12.5 linear feet
6 scrapbooks
1000 photographs
Vincent Higgins Family Bible
     Should not be in photographs!
1884MS99-131-34-4-2Received from Suzanne Rucker1 linear foot
1 item
WSU Botany Department Glass Slides of Plantlife
     Most labeled (scientific name & location) and dated. Unordered.
1920sUA85-401-34-5-2Received from Belinda Starke1 linear foot
750 items
Prosser Station Photographs
     Photographs, slides, and glass plates.
     Most unlabeled, unordered.
ca. 1937-1961UA81-031-34-6-21.25 linear feet
300 items
Glass Slides of Historical Musicians
     Reprints of classical images
UPC-00061-34-4-31 linear foot
125 items
WSU News & Information Services Photographs of WSU
     Contact sheets of photographs; loose slides.
     Contact sheets labeled (mostly), slides not. Unordered.
ca. 1966-1983UPC-00051-34-5-3Received from Al Ruddy3 linear feet
5000 items
Mires Glass Negatives
     Seesm to be primarily family & friends. Austin Mires?
     Most in labeled & dated boxes.
1904-1919UPC-00171-34-4-63 linear feet
300 items
Thornber Crop Records and Glass Plates
     1 linear foot of yearly crop records (WSC orchards?), plus associated images.
     Most images labeled but undated; in original order.
1904-1910MS86-381-34-8-55 linear feet
900 images
Oversized Photographs and Portraits of Pullman and WACSS (WSU)
     Most portraits identified & dated.
     Includes many Pharmacy students, plus Glee Club; more.
1901-1903UPC-00221-34-10-2Possibly received from Chas. Schoele?1.5 linear feet
30 items
Album and Oversized Photographs of WSU, Pullman, and Spokane Falls
     Most undated, unidentified.
ca. 1895-1905UPC-00111-34-11-21.5 linear feet
50 images
Drucker Collection of Portraits and Images of Japan and Korea
     Primarily images of Japan mounted in one album; no order, date, labels.
1910-1939UPC-00231-34-10-3Poss. donated by T White?1.5 linear feet
120 items
Hall Family of Steptoe, WA Albums and Photographs
     One album of WSU ephemera 1927-1930; one album & many loose photos of family
     Most unlabeled, undated, unordered.
1927-1976UPC-00241-34-11-3Donated by Irene Hall, 7-26-19951.5 linear feet
350 images
Glass Negatives of China, Japan, India, & Korea
     Most unlabeled & undated. Apparently contains both originals & reproductions.
ca. 1900-1930unnum.1-34-11-4Donated by Donald Bishop, Philosophy Dept.1 linear ft.
300 images
Lantern slides & slides: WSU & Pullman agriculture
     Most are labeled; some dated
ca. 1920-1970UPC 00321-34-10-5Donated by WSU Agricultural Engineering ca. 20002 linear ft.
1500 images:
 400 lant.
 1100 slides.
Slides: WSU & Pullman agriculture
     Most unlabeled & undated.
ca. 1950s-1960sUPC 00331-34-12-5Donated by WSU Agricultural Engineering ca. 20041 linear ft.
400 images
Slides of WSU apparel ("Pawthentics")
     Unlabeled; photos taken by WSU Printing
Sept 1997UPC 00301-34-14-1.1 linear ft.
300 images
Murrow-Trumbull images
     Two images speculated to be from the Dewey Murrow / Dona Jean Trumbull wedding.
     Most unlabeled & undated
ca. 1920-1930UPC 00101-34-14-1Donated by Tony Bamonte, 1997.1 linear ft.
2 images
Photographs of Pullmanca. 1929unnum.1-34-14-1Donated by Alden Couch.1 linear ft.
25 images
Slides of WSU & Pullman
     Undated; unlabeled
ca. 1980sunnum.1-34-14-1.1 linear ft.
50 images
Photographs of Terrell Library Construction & Move-in
     Labeled; loosely dated.
1992-1994unnum.1-34-14-1.1 linear ft.
60 images
Regents Hall Photographs
     Unlabeled, most undated.
     Inc. images of Homecoming competitions, Regents Rockathon, Thanksgiving, Relay for Life, mixers, campus life.
2001-2006UPC 2009-021-34-14-1.5 linear ft.
500 print images; 2 CDs with 130 imgs
Agricultural Engineering Photographs
     This may be a mix of Ag Eng photos and WSU Photography slides; needs investigated.
?UPC 2010-011-34-18-11 linear ft.
WSC, Pullman, and PHS Photographs
     Images are unordered; many labeled by original publisher on front.
1913-1916UPC 2010-031-34-13-2Purchased, 2010.25 linear ft.
100 images
Photographs of WSC
     Images are unordered; most identified or dated.
1908-1909UPC 2010-041-34-13-2Donated by Lisa King, 12-3-2010 (more expected).25 linear ft.
22 images
John P. Henderson Collection of Railway Photographs: Camas Prairie RR, Nez Perce & Pomeroy RR, Walla Walla Valley RR
     Negatives and photographs. Most images are labeled and dated
1936-1987UPC 2011-031-34-14-2Purchased from Marc Entze, 10-17-2011.75 linear ft.
ca. 240 images