Guide to the Carl Reisenauer Family Photographs 1904-1942
PC 107

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Reisenauer, Carl
Title
Carl Reisenauer Family Photographs
ID
PC 107
Date [inclusive]
1904-1942
Extent
25.0 items
General Physical Description note
1.5 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
25 photographs from the Reisenauer family of Colton, Washington.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description] Carl Reisenauer Family Photographs, 1904-1942 (PC 107)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

The full Reisenauer clan, consisting of four brothers, their mother, and their families, moved from Fort Scott Kansas to Colton WA in 1886. Carl Reisenauer (1897-1995) was born on his family's Colton farm, and, outside of a short military stint, lived his whole life in Colton working as a postman.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection primarily consists of family photographs and work photographs ca. 1900-1930 of Carl Reisenauer, a Colton, WA postman. Two military photographs are also included, one World War I at Washington State College, and one World War II at Camp Roberts, California.

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Arrangement note

The items are in five folders, with the military materials in their own folder and the other materials separated out by size and format.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

https://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 donated to the Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on November 12, 1989.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

Five cookbooks came with this material, and were moved to the WSU Libraries' general stacks.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Reisenauer Family -- Photographs
  • Reisenauer Family

Geographic Name(s)

  • Colton (Wash.) -- Photographs.

Subject(s)

  • Photographs
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Folder

12 photographs, primarily of Carl Reisenauer delivering mail, either on foot, by horse, or by car. Also included is a photo of a salmon cannery at Funter's Bay, Alaska. 

1

2 military training photographs, one World War I at WSC's Rogers Field, one World War II at Camp Roberts, California (bearing an RTC 77A flag). Also included is a Nov. 26, 1942 Thanksgiving menu for Company A, 77th Infantry Training Battalion, Camp Roberts, California. 

2

10 Reisenauer family photographs, mostly children, plus a 1914 memorial card for Michael Reisenauer. 

3

One 11"x13" studio photograph of 11 members of the family. 1914. 

4

Donor correspondence, a short handwritten family history, and a 1989 newspaper article about Carl Reisenauer. 

5