Guide to the Photograph Album: Architecture Student at Washington State College circa early 1940s
PC 167

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Murray, Donald Howard.
Title
Photograph Album: Architecture Student at Washington State College
ID
PC 167
Date [inclusive]
circa early 1940s
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 linear feet of shelf space.  Quarto. String-tied black paper album. Contains 347 black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring between 2⅜" x 3¼" to 2½" x 4⅛" with some captions. Lacking the front board with creasing and tears thus album is good only with near fine photographs. (from seller's description)
Dimensions note
10¼" x 8½"
Language
English
Abstract
A photo album created by a Washington State College (now Washington State University) student with a talent for evocative imagery.

Preferred Citation note

Photograph Album: Donald Howard Murray, Architecture Student at Washington State College

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Donald Murray likely received an architecture degree from WSC and later became a partner in the architecture firm of Funk, Murray & Johnson. From midcenturyspokane.org, “Over its 40-year existence, the firm created some of the Inland Northwest’s most iconic – and visually arresting – buildings ...”

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Scope and Contents note

The album begins with a series of crisp, captivating photos showing Murray’s friends and family. What follows includes shots of the campus including Murray’s fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega, and various other sites around town. We’re also shown road trips including camping, a visit to a Mount Spokane ski lodge, and a trip to Chatcolet Lake in Idaho with several water skiing photos. Around 15 photos highlight Murray’s engineering and design classes including photos of projects including Storefronts of Tomorrow and a building products display center. A nine shot sequence of players in a batting stance for the freshman/senior game depicts amateur baseball photography at its best. A pleasing album of the Pacific Northwest. A selection of images follows. (from seller's description)

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2017

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

Purchased by WSU MASC in 2017.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Greg Matthews.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- History.
  • Washington State University -- Pictorial works.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Inland Empire (Pacific Northwest) -- Pictorial works.
  • Washington (State) -- Pictorial works.

Personal Name(s)

  • Murray, Donald Howard.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities.
  • Photographs.
  • Washington (State)

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