Guide to the Christopher C. Wolf Postcards and Family Photographs 1896-1946
PC 21

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Wolf, Christopher C., 1892-
Title
Christopher C. Wolf Postcards and Family Photographs
ID
PC 21
Date [inclusive]
1896-1946
Extent
102.0 items
General Physical Description note
.25 Linear Feet of Shelf Space
Language
English
Abstract
Chris Wolf was a lifelong farmer and rancher in Garfield Country Washington. The bulk of the collection consists of postcards consisting mostly of scenes from various towns in eastern Washington and eastern Oregon and Idaho.

Preferred Citation note

Christopher C. Wolf Postcards and Family Photographs, 1896-1946 (PC 21)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Chris Wolf, the son of Edward Wolf who homesteaded on Goose Neck Road in the Peola country of Asotin and Garfield countries in the 1890’s, was born in 1892. A lifelong farmer and rancher, Wolf built a homestead into a large ranch of nearly 7,000 acres through a series of fortuitous purchases. His success as a farmer he attributes to his early use of the gasoline tractor and the building of a superior heard of cattle through selective breeding. In 1917 Wolf married Miss Alice King. In addition to being a farmer, Wolf was a director of the Peola school district for eight years, served as a Garfield County commissioner and port commissioner, and was one of the original organizers of the Garfield County Memorial Hospital.

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Scope and Contents note

The bulk of the collection consists of postcards addressed to Alice King or Chris Wolf. The images on these postcards consist mostly of scenes from various towns in eastern Washington and eastern Oregon and Idaho, such as Pendleton, Oregon, Pomeroy, Washington and Lewiston, Idaho. Many of the postcards are of the novelty variety.

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Arrangement note

The postcards are arranged chronologically with undated cards filed first.

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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 Christopher C. Wolf collection of photographs were donated to the Washington State University Library by Christopher C. Wolf of Pomeroy, Washington on March 22, 1978.

Processing Information note

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Wolf Family -- Photographs.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Idaho -- Photographs.
  • Lewiston (Idaho) -- Photographs.
  • Oregon, Eastern -- Photographs.
  • Pendleton (Or.) -- Photographs.
  • Pomeroy (Wash.) -- Photographs.
  • Washington (State), Eastern -- Photographs.

Personal Name(s)

  • King, Alice -- Photographs.
  • Wolf, Christopher C., 1892- -- Photographs.

Subject(s)

  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Photographs
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Postcards: undated or illegible, 1908, 1909, and 1910   34.0 items

1 1

Postcards: 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, and 1918   42.0 items

1 2

Wolf family photos   9.0 items

1 3

Unidentified and miscellaneous postcards and photos   15.0 items

1 4