Guide to the Thomas Drumheller Jr. Photographs of the Family Sheep Business
PC 11

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Drumheller, Thomas, Jr.
Title
Thomas Drumheller Jr. Photographs of the Family Sheep Business
ID
PC 11
Date [inclusive]
1909-1960
Extent
65.0 items
General Physical Description note
.25 Linear Feet of Shelf Space
Language
English
Abstract
The Drumheller family raised sheep in Southeastern and Central Washington for 105 years and three generations. The collection consists of 65 copy prints of the Drumheller family and their sheep business.

Preferred Citation note

Thomas Drumheller Jr. Photographs of the Family Sheep Business, 1909-1960 (PC 11)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

The year 1964 ended 105 years and three generations of sheep raising for the Drumhellers beginning with Jesse, who started the business in southeastern Washington in 1859. His son, Tom, Sr. (T.J.) took over in 1900 and in 1906 purchased the Lord Blythe cattle ranch near Ephrata and moved the sheep operation westward. Tom, Jr. took over the operation in 1948 and continued until 1964.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of 65 4x5 copy prints, plus seven copy negatives, of the Drumheller family and their sheep business. The negatives prepared by the library to copy the original prints are filed in the visual file.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

http://www.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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The original prints of the Drumheller collection were loaned to the Washington State University Library and copied during the winter of 1977-1978.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by David Smestad in March, 1978.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Drumheller Family -- Photographs.
  • Drumheller Family.

Personal Name(s)

  • Drumheller, Jesse -- Photographs.
  • Drumheller, Thomas, Jr. -- Photographs.
  • Drumheller, Thomas, Sr. -- Photographs.

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Farm management -- Washington (State) -- Photographs.
  • Photographs
  • Sheep -- Washington (State) -- Photographs.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Drumheller family members   17.0 items

1 1

Aspects of the Drumheller sheep business   41.0 items

1 2

Old cars   7.0 items

1 3

Hotel Field on Lake Chelan   1.0 item

1 4