Guide to the Strandberg-Disney Families Photographs of Garfield, WA circa 1905-1923
PC 157

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Strandberg Family
Title
Strandberg-Disney Families Photographs of Garfield, WA
ID
PC 157
Date [inclusive]
circa 1905-1923
Extent
18.0 photographs
General Physical Description note
.25 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Lillian Belle Disney (1889-1976) and Ray Wesley Strandberg (1889-1964) were both born and raised in Garfield, WA. The collection consists of 18 mounted photographs, most of which document Garfield, WA and the surrounding area as they existed in the early part of the 20th century, and four letters from family members living in Garfield to Ray Strandberg.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Strandberg-Disney Families Photographs of Garfield, WA, circa 1905-1923 (PC 157)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Lillian Belle Disney (1889-1976) and Ray Wesley Strandberg (1889-1964) were both born and raised in Garfield, WA, and were childhood friends. Ray moved to Czar, Alberta, but returned briefly to marry Lillian on July 17, 1912, after which she joined him at Czar.

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Scope and Contents note

The main body of the collection is 18 mounted photographs, most of which document Garfield, WA and the surrounding area as they existed in the early part of the 20th century. Also included are four letters from family members living in Garfield to Ray Strandberg, after he'd moved to Canada.

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Arrangement note

The photographs comprise the first four folders in the collection, organized alphabetically by subject. Following are two more folders, the first containing the Strandberg family letters, and then the other containing donor correspondence and other supplementary materials. One other photograph, of Washington State College in 1907, was removed to PC4, the WSU Historic Photographs Subject File, due to its larger size and lack of direct connection to the other materials. Discarded was a 1906 pocket calendar which had housed the four family letters but otherwise had no archival value.

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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 materials in this collection were given to the Whitman County Libraries by Sandy Strandberg Devaney of Seattle, WA for digitization, and then transferred to Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on February 18, 2015, in accordance with the donor's wishes. The materials were accessioned as UPC 2015-02.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by University Archivist Mark O’English in February of 2015.

Existence and Location of Copies note

The photographs in this collection can be seen online in the Whitman County Heritage digital collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Disney Family
  • Strandberg Family

Geographic Name(s)

  • Garfield (Wash.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Disney, Lillian Belle, 1889-1976
  • Strandberg, Ray Wesley, 1889-1964

Subject(s)

  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Farming wheat near Garfield, WA. 7 photographs. 

1

Miscellaneous: Dicus family home, Garfield; Unidentified store; Unidentified individuals and tent. The latter two are likely from the Garfield area. 3 photographs. 

2

Portraits: Lillian Disney, Raymond Strandberg, and their son Howard. 4 photographs. 

3

Schools: 2 class portraits in front of Garfield High School; 1 unidentified class headshots; 1 unidentified elementary school class portrait (likely Garfield Elementary School). 4 photographs. 

4

Correspondence: Family letters from Garfield, WA to Ray Strandberg. 3 Letters from mother Martha Dicus Strandberg, 1911-1912; 1 letter from sister Mary Anderson, 1923. 4 letters. 

5

Donor correspondence and supporting documentation. 3 sheets 

6