Guide to the Paul Briggs Photographs of Washington State College 1950-1953
PC 158

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Briggs, Paul
Title
Paul Briggs Photographs of Washington State College
ID
PC 158
Date [inclusive]
1950-1953
Extent
78.0 photographs
General Physical Description note
.25 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Paul Briggs was an electrical contractor who worked in Pullman, WA from 1941 to 1951. The collection consists of 78 8"x10" photographs relating to projects which Paul Briggs worked on as an electrical contractor during his time in Pullman. All but two of the buildings are on the Washington State University (then Washington State College) campus.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Paul Briggs Photographs of Washington State College, 1950-1953 (PC 158)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Paul Briggs was an electrical contractor who worked in Pullman, WA from 1941 to 1951. His firm was Lighthouse Electric.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of 78 8"x10" photographs relating to projects which Paul Briggs worked on as an electrical contractor during his time in Pullman. Everything which can be positively dated is from 1950 to 1953 All but two of the buildings are on the Washington State University (then Washington State College) campus; of particular note are the series of photographs of the Regents Hill Complex which contains monthly (loosely) sets of photographs of the construction process from July 1950 to June 1952, and photographs of the installation of ceiling lighting in the Holland Library.

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Arrangement note

The photographs are arranged primarily in a few small alphabetical series based on the buildings they depict. Folders one to five are Washington State University buildings, six and seven are regional elementary schools, and folder eight is images of Paul Briggs.

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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.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The materials in this collection were donated to the Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on May 27, 2015 by Ernie Briggs of Wenatchee, WA. The materials were accessioned as UPC 2015-04.

Processing Information note

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington -- Photographs.
  • Washington State University -- Photographs.

Personal Name(s)

  • Briggs, Paul.

Subject(s)

  • Building -- Methodology.
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Construction industry -- Photographs.
  • Electric contracting -- Photographs.
  • Photographs
  • Technology
  • Universities and colleges -- Design and construction.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Finch Memorial Hospital [Washington Building]. 2 photos. 

1

Greenhouse [demolished 2007, now site of Display Gardens]. 2 photos. 

2

Holland Library. 9 photos. 

3

Regents Hill Complex. 58 photos. 

4

Technology Building [Dana Hall]. 2 photos. 

5

Colfax Elementary School [Jennings Elementary]. 1 photo. 

6

Edison Elementary School [Pullman, closed 1982]. 1 photo. 

7

Briggs, Paul. 3 photos. 

8