Guide to the WSC College of Mechanic Arts and Engineering Photo Album 1928
PC 94

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
State College of Washington. College of Mechanic Arts and Engineering.
WSC College of Mechanic Arts and Engineering Photo Album
PC 94
Date [inclusive]
.25 Linear feet of shelf space, 1 box
Collection materials are in English.
1928 album containing 105 black and white photographs of Washington State College faculty, students, engineering classrooms, and campus buildings, as well as images of bridges, highways and dams.

Preferred Citation

[Item description] WSC College of Mechanic Arts and Engineering Photo Album (PC 94)

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

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The departments which became the College of Mechanic Arts and Engineering at Washington State College were in place when the school opened in 1892, with the first graduates in 1897. In 1946, reorganization established the Washington State Institute of Technology as the entity which included the academic departments of the College of Engineering, the School of Mines, the Division of Industrial Research and the Division of Industrial Service. The Institute was again reorganized in July 1966 into a College of Engineering with academic departments, a Research Division and a Technical Extension Service. In 1984, it was redefined as Washington State University's College of Engineering and Architecture.

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Scope and Content

One 93 page photo album containing 105 black and white photographs, all taken circa 1928, of Washington State College, including faculty, students, and engineering classrooms, and campus buildings. Also included are scenes and views of rivers and dams in Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona, and Oregon. It appears that the embossed album was a gift to WSC President Ernest O. Holland.

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Materials are retained in their original casing and ordering. Pages 1-52 of the album depict the programs, research, and facilities within the College of Mechanic Arts and Science, including sections on Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The remaining pages depict engineering projects employing WSU graduates, including: Hangman Creek Bridge (Spokane); Skagit River Dam; Little Falls Dam; Long Lake Dam; Post Falls Dam; Spokane Upper Falls Dam; Oroville Station Dam; Chelan Dam; American Falls Dam (ID); Thousand Springs Plant (ID); Shoshone Falls Dam (ID); Cushman Dam (Tacoma); Inspiration Mine Power House (AZ); and bridge, transmission line, and other construction work in Oregon and Colorado.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions apply.

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • State College of Washington. College of Mechanic Arts and Engineering.


  • Engineering -- Study and teaching -- Washington (State) -- Pullman
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)
  • Photographs

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