Guide to the William “Gil” Gilbaugh Photographic Negatives 1960s-1980s
PC 181

Summary Information

Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Creator
Gilbaugh, William
Title
William “Gil” Gilbaugh Photographic Negatives
ID
PC 181
Date [inclusive]
1960s-1980s
Extent
2.75 Linear feet of shelf space, 6 boxes
Language
Collection materials are in English.
Abstract
Approximately 5500 black and white photographic negatives from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, depicting the natural beauty, geology, and history of Washington State. Special emphasis is given to abandoned rural schoolhouse and buildings.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

William “Gil” Gilbaugh Photographic Negatives, 1960s-1980s (PC 181)

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

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Biography/History

William “Gil” Gilbaugh, 1920-2013, is a 1954 graduate (in Physical Geography) of Washington State College, who spent his Washington State Parks career taking photographs around the state of Washington and beyond. Prior to enrolling at WSC, he briefly attended the Progressive School of Photography in Hartford, CT. As a ranger and a photographer for the Washington State Parks, he was stationed at Lake Chelan State Park for 25 years, from 1954 to 1980.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of approximately 5500 black and white photographic negatives, most of which were taken in Washington State during middle second half of the 20th century. All photographs are undated, and only a very few are labeled. Virtually all identification comes from the subject heading under which they are filed. Only a few events (notably Expo ’74 in Spokane and the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption) allow precise dating of images.

The photographer tended to focus on items from nature as well as on aged buildings. The majority of the images are near to the photographer’s Lake Chelan State Park office, and tend to be very rural in nature. He appears to have a particular interest in abandoned schools and other aging structures.

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Arrangement

The photographs are organized into alphabetical subject files. Within each file, materials are in the order they were received in.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2019

https://libraries.wsu.edu/masc/

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA

509-335-6691

mascref@wsu.edu

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions apply.

Acquisition Information

The materials were donated to the Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) in early 2013 by William “Gil” Gilbaugh, and retained as UA 2013-02.

Processing Information

The materials were processed by University Archivist Mark O’English in August 2019. Negatives were retained under their original subject headings (with slight elaborations or clarifications), and those headings were moved from the existing number/key system to an alphabetical subject list. About 750 negatives which were not part of any subject order were discarded during processing.

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Names and Subjects

Geographic Name(s)

  • Washington (State) -- Photographs.

Subject(s)

  • Rural schools -- Washington (State) -- Photographs.
  • Farm buildings -- Washington (State) -- Photographs.
  • Washington (State)
  • Photographs

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Detailed Description of Collection

box folder

Alaska 

1 1

Ancient Lakes 

1 2

Animals 

1 3

Arrowheads 

1 4

Badger Mt. School 

1 5

Baird school 

1 6

Balanced Rock (Omak Rock) 

1 7

Barns 

1 8

Bear Mountain 

1 9

Blewett Pass 

1 10

Boundary Lake 

1 11

Canada 

1 12

Canoes 

1 13

Cascade Lakes 

1 14

Cascade Pass 

1 15

Churches 

1 16

Claquato 

1 17

Clouds 

1 18

Columbia River 

1 19

Confluence Park 

1 20

Cooper Lake 

1 21

Coulees 

1 22

Covered bridges 

1 23

Darrington 

1 24

Davenport 

1 25

Doorways to the past (old doorways) 

1 26

Dot School 

1 27

Douglas County 

2 28

Dungeness Spit 

2 29

Dyer 

2 30

Enchantment Lake 

2 31

Entiat 

2 32

Fairview school 

2 33

Farm equipment 

2 34

Farmer, WA (ghost town) 

2 35

Fences 

2 36

Ferries 

2 37

Fish Lake 

2 38

Flowers 

2 39

Forts 

2 40

Geology 

2 41

Goat Rock Wilderness 

2 42

Govan 

2 43

Grist Mills H 

2 44

Hawaii 

2 45

Horse Heaven Hills 

2 46

Ice Lakes 

2 47

Iceburg Lake trip 

2 48

Icycle (possibly Icicle Ridge, Leavenworth) 

2 49

Idaho 

2 50

Lake Cariboo 

2 51

Lake Chelan 

2 52

Lake Chelan in winter 

2 53

Lake Chelan State Park 

3 54

Lake Wenatchee 

3 55

Leavenworth 

3 56

Lighthouses 

3 57

Little Kachess Lake 

3 58

Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge 

3 59

McDonald Falls 

3 60

Methow and Okanogan 

3 61

Midwest 

3 62

Mission Ridge 

3 63

Montana and Wyoming 

3 64

Moses Coulee 

3 65

Mountain driftwood 

3 66

Mountains 

3 67

Mt. Adams 

3 68

Mt Rainier 

3 69

Mt. St. Helens ash 

3 70

Museum 

3 71

Native American chiefs, graves and monuments 

3 72

Niagara Falls, NY 

3 73

Nighthawk, WA 

3 74

Ocean 

4 75

Olympia 

4 76

Olympic Peninsula 

4 77

Okanogan in winter 

4 78

Oregon 

4 79

Palouse Falls 

4 80

Puget Sound 

4 81

Potholes National Wildlife Refuge 

4 82

Railroads 

4 83

Republic 

4 84

Riverside school 

4 85

Rocklake attempt 

4 86

Roslyn 

4 87

Ruff 

4 88

Sage Hen Road, Columbia School 

4 89

San Juans 

4 90

Sand dunes 

4 91

Sandstone 

4 92

Scarecrows 

4 93

School houses 

5 94

Seagulls 

5 95

Seattle 

5 96

Shipwrecks 

5 97

Signs 

5 98

Snow Lake 

5 99

Snowshoeing 

5 100

Spirit Lake 

5 101

Spokane 

5 102

Spokane Worlds Fair 

5 103

Squilchuck 

5 104

Steptoe Butte 

5 105

Stevens Pass 

5 106

Tekoa 

5 107

Twin Lakes 

5 108

Wagon wheels 

5 109

Washington State University 

5 110

Waterville plateau 

5 111

Waterville, road to, in winter 

5 112

Wenatchee 

5 113

Wheat 

5 114

Winthrow 

6 115

Windmills 

6 116

Winter 

6 117