Guide to the North Central Washington, Columbia Basin, and Grand Coulee Reclamation, Irrigation and Farming Photographs 1905-1954
PC 91

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
North Central Washington, Columbia Basin, and Grand Coulee Reclamation, Irrigation and Farming Photographs
ID
PC 91
Date
1905-1954 bulk 1950s
Extent
225.0 items
General Physical Description note
.5 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
175 images of eastern Washington state geographic and agricultural features, primarily taken in the 1950s.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description] North Central Washington, Columbia Basin, and Grand Coulee Reclamation, Irrigation and Farming Photographs, 1905-1954 (bulk 1950s) (PC 91)

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

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of 73 folders photographs of eastern Washington state geographic and agricultural features, primarily taken in the 1950s. The provenance of the photographs is unknown, but based on notes on their backs it appears a number of them were used in a magazine or newsletter of some sort. A significant number of the images were taken by Theo H. Scheffer, of the U.S. Department of the Interior (Fish and Wildlife). Combining those facts with the knowledge that Mr. Scheffer was in Puyallup at the time, we speculate that these images were collected by someone at the WSU-affiliated Puyallup Experiment Station.

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Arrangement note

The geographic items are ordered alphabetically in a series at the start (folders 1-45), followed by primarily agricultural photographs which appear to be unordered (folders 46-66). Folders 67-73 are negatives only, lacking prints, and appear to be unordered. The collection contains a mix of both photographs (about 175) and negatives ( about 50). Almost all items are labeled, but very few are dated.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

https://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.

Processing Information note

Materials were organized and refoldered after acquisition.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Columbia River.
  • Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Scheffer, Theo H.

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Farming -- Columbia River Valley.
  • Farming -- Washington (State), Eastern.
  • Irrigation -- Columbia River Valley.
  • Irrigation -- Washington (State), Eastern.
  • Photographs
  • Washington (State)

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