Guide to the Rollin Howell Photographs of Wheat Harvesting Near Albion circa 1904-1910
PC 16

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Howell, Rollin.
Title
Rollin Howell Photographs of Wheat Harvesting Near Albion
ID
PC 16
Date [inclusive]
circa 1904-1910
Extent
26.0 items
General Physical Description note
.25 Linear Feet of Shelf Space
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists mainly of photographs of wheat harvesting on the Howell homestead near Albion, Washington.

Preferred Citation note

Rollin Howell Photographs of Wheat Harvesting Near Albion, circa 1904-1910 (PC 16)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Rollin Howell was one of the youngest of nine children born to George and Julietta Howell. George was born in the province of Nova Scotia in April 1845. He was in the lumber business in Wisconsin but moved to Washington and homesteaded on government land three miles east of Albion in 1878. According to the Whitman county directory, he was president of the Guy Cooperative Association and an owner of interest in the Farmer’s Meat Association in 1904. One of his elder sons, George M., was proprietor of the Albion Hotel and owned an implement store in Albion ca. 1910.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of 22 photographs of wheat harvesting on the Howell homestead near Albion, Washington, circa 1904-1910. Also included are 3 photographs of the Washington Agricultural College Band and Orchestra, and 1 photograph of George M Howell's implement business in Albion.

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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 Rollin Howell photographs were donated to the Washington State University Library in 1969 by Mrs. Rollin Howell of Spokane.

Processing Information note

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Howell Family -- Photographs.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Albion (Wash.) -- Photographs.

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Harvesting machinery -- Washington (State) -- History -- Photographs.
  • Photographs
  • Washington (State)
  • Wheat -- Harvesting -- History -- Photographs.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Wheat harvesting on the Howell homestead near Albion, ca. 1904-1910.   21.0 items

1 1-2

The Washington Agricultural College Band and Orchestra, under the direction of Professor Strong, ca. 1904.   2.0 items

1 3

George M. Howell’s implement business in Albion, ca. 1910.   1.0 item

1 4

The Washington Agricultural College Band, ca. 1904.   1.0 item

1 OVERSIZE

Harvest scene on George Howell farm, ca. 1905.   1.0 item

1 OVERSIZE