Historical Photographs Small Collections & Accessions

The following is a list of the unprocessed and mostly uncataloged Historical Photographs collections held in Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC), as well as those with minimal descriptive information. For the most part these photographs are roughly in the state in which they were received, and intellectual access to them is limited. Most, but not all, of these collections are available to researchers, but users should be aware that they will have to determine which materials might be pertinent to their research needs. This listing is being made available for the convenience of researchers; portions of some collections may not be available for public use.

When requesting these materials, please be sure to indicate the name of the records, the accession number (for example, UPC 01 or PC 43), and the location number (if given).

This page is currently under construction, and is not yet complete; many of our unprocessed accessions are still not listed.

Processed Collections Lacking Online Guides

PC # Title & Description Quantity
PC 43 Rudy's Studio Portraits, Pullman, Washington, 1973-1975.
Includes handwritten index by last name.
1 box
1 linear ft.
700 sleeves
PC 44 Daubenmire Botanical Lantern Slides, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, ca. 1920s
Individual items are titled, but no guide exists. Items in original order.
1 box
.5 linear ft.
60 plates
PC 48 FC Chalfant Glass Plate Negatives of Language Laboratories (including dictaphone usage), ca. 1910s.
Items unlabeled, in original order.
1 box
.25 linear ft.
12 plates
PC 53 Murrow Symposium U-Matic Videocassettes, Pullman, Washington, April 23-25, 1978
All videotapes labeled, in chronological order. Lead speaker: Howard K Smith.
1 box
1 linear ft.
8 tapes
PC 55 Hall Family Album 1913-1924 & Postcards, 1909-1911
Items mounted in albums in original order; most identified. Two albums are World War I naval photos collected by sailor Leonard Hooper including surrender of German navy, Panama Canal, Boston area. Remaining two albums are northern Idaho and Yellowstone Park trips. Also includes a few loose Pullman High (1913-1914) photos, and postcards (Pacific Northwest or generic) sent to the Boyd Family of Pullman.
2 boxes
.75 linear ft.
4 albums
600 items
PC 66 Earl Connette Locomotives and Northwestern Scenes, ca. 1940s-1970s
Two albums of mounted railroad photos (ca. 100 items) & ca. 100 scenery negatives. All unidentified, in original order.
2 boxes
2 linear ft.
200 items
PC 91 North Central Washington, Columbia Basin, and Grand Coulee Photographs of Reclamation, Irrigation and Farming, 1905-1954 (bulk 1950s)
All items labeled; ordered alphabetically in two series (geographic & farming). Contains both photographs (175) & negatives (50).
1 box
.5 linear ft.
225 items
PC 92 New Holland [Terrell] Library Construction and Library Miscellany, 1940-2000
Box 1: 1800 photographs (taken by Randall Hamm) over 4 albums, labeled by date, depicting construction of Terrell Library.
Box 2: Photographs and slides, ca. 550 images: historical WSU Libraries; opening of HealthSci, Owen, Terrell, Vancouver libraries; general WSU Libraries, MASC (1978). 
Box 3: 1600 photographs (taken by WSU Facilities Development) depicting construction of Terrell Library. In original order, labeled on reverse.
3 boxes
2.5 linear ft.
3950 items
PC 95 Endicott Families Negatives, 1940s-1950s
Negatives depicting Endicott (and vicinity) residents, primarily infants. Some non-person negatives included. Labeled by name, ordered alphabetically, ca. 120 individuals.
Received March 16, 1991 from Heidi Dowling of Colfax, WA.
1 box
.75 linear ft.
120 sleeves
600 items
PC 96 Alexander Gardner Prints, undated (ca. 1900)
All labeled: 2 Fort Colville, 2 Fort Vancouver, 1 Kootenay Mission
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
5 items
PC 97 William Henry Jackson Yellowstone National Park Prints, ca. 1907
All labeled.
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
8 items
PC 99 W James Canadian Rockies, 1905
All labeled; in original order.
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
20 items
PC 100 Fishing and Hunting Album, Canada, ca. 1900
1 album containing 60 unlabeled photographs. Only identifier is a boat partially named “...ce of Quebec”
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
60 items
PC 102 Yellowstone Pictorials, undated
Two albums (Yellowstone National Park, 12 images; The Wonders of Geyserland: Yellowstone National Park, 14 images) of tinted prints/photographs, all labeled, plus 1 photo of Liberty Cap and Mammoth Inn, ca. 1890. Also five sets of painted postcards totaling about 60 images.
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
90 items
PC 103 Glacier National Park Pictorial, 1912
One portfolio (Glacier National Park: See America First) of 12 tinted prints/photographs, all labeled.
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
12 items
PC 105 ES Curtis Photogravure of White Man Runs Him, 1908 1 box
1.5 linear ft.
1 item
PC 106 Fred Blackwell Northern Idaho Slides, 1904-1910
This slide collection, created in 1976, reproduces 181 1904-1910 photographs of Northern Idaho. Slides in original order, unlabeled, but a print index accompanies them.
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
181 items
PC 107 Carl Reisenauer Family Photographs, 1914-1930s
12 family portraits; 1 group photograph WWI training at Washington State College, Pullman, WA; one group photograph "RTC 77A," Camp Roberts, CA, with Thanksgiving Dinner program, 1942; 12 photographs of family farm, Colton, WA. Most labeled; arranged in subject order.
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
26 items
PC 108 1938 Views: Eastern State Hospital, Medical Lake, Washington
Photographs by M.D. Boland, Tacoma, WA. Labeled; in original order.
1 box
.25 linear ft.
85 items
PC 112 Bounds Steamboat Prints, Lewiston area, ca. 1894-1922
18 prints of steamboats and scenes in Lewiston area. Includes boiler explosions, and troops bound for Spanish-American War. In original order; labeled.
1 box
1.5 linear ft.
18 items
PC 114 Florence Coardy Merriam Scrapbooks, 1931-1979
A preliminary processing list for this collections exists in electronic format.
In addition to a quantity of Mnuscripts materials, this collection holds nine personal scrapbooks containing personal photographs and other ephemera.
5 boxes
5.5 linear ft.
PC 116 Capital Planning College Hill Buildings Photographs, Summer, 2001
Donated by Bobbie Ryder of WSU's Capital Planning
165 photographs of College Hill (Pullman, WA) buildings, plus 1 CD containing digital originals. In original order; unlabeled.
1 box
.5 linear ft.
166 items
PC 119 Irwin Photographs and Glass Negatives, Elberton, WA, ca. 1900-1950
In original order; approximately 1/3 are labeled. Primarily portraits.
Majority of Box 1 is family papers and correspondence which should be separated out to Manuscripts.
4 boxes
3 linear ft.
451 sleeves

Unprocessed Accessions

Source & Description Coverage Accession Location Acquired Quantity
WSU Facilities Development Photographs of Veterinary Teaching Hospital Construction ca. 1994 UA2000-13 3-18-06-2   1 linear foot
2000 photographs
WSU News & Information Services Photographs of WSU
Photographs, negatives, contact sheets; many unlabeled.
Last several boxes have subject organization.
Box 1 contains film clips for Murrow “This is WSU” ca. 1948-1950s
(bulk 1960s-1970s)
UPC-0007 3-18-08-3   7 linear feet
14000 items
WSU News & Information Services Photographs of WSU
Primarily slides, half athletics
Individual slide sheets labeled, dated, but (mostly) unordered
(bulk 1990s)
UPC-0018 3-18-08-5   7 linear feet
15000 items
Higgins Scrapbooks of Union Flats
Most unlabeled; still mounted (original order).
ca. 1890s-ca. 1950s UPC-0004 3-18-07-1   2.5 linear feet
6 scrapbooks
WSU Botany Department Glass Slides of Plantlife
Most labeled (scientific name & location) and dated. Unordered.
1920s UA85-40 3-18-05-5 Received from Belinda Starke 1 linear foot
750 items
Prosser Station Photographs
Photographs, slides, and glass plates.
Most unlabeled, unordered.
ca. 1937-1961 UA81-03 3-18-03-6   1.25 linear feet
300 items
WSU News & Information Services Photographs of WSU
Contact sheets of photographs; loose slides.
Contact sheets labeled (mostly), slides not. Unordered.
ca. 1966-1983 UPC-0005 3-18-08-2 Received from Al Ruddy 3 linear feet
5000 items
Mires Glass Negatives
Seesm to be primarily family & friends. Austin Mires?
Most in labeled & dated boxes.
1904-1919 UPC-0017 3-18-02-6   3 linear feet
300 items
Thornber Crop Records and Glass Plates
1 linear foot of yearly crop records (WSC orchards?), plus associated images.
Most images labeled but undated; in original order.
1904-1910 MS86-38 3-18-04-6   5 linear feet
900 images
Oversized Photographs and Portraits of Pullman and WACSS (WSU)
Most portraits identified & dated.
Includes many Pharmacy students, plus Glee Club; more.
1901-1903 UPC-0022 3-18-01-1 Possibly received from Chas. Schoele? 1.5 linear feet
30 items
Album and Oversized Photographs of WSU, Pullman, and Spokane Falls
Most undated, unidentified.
ca. 1895-1905 UPC-0011 3-18-01-1   1.5 linear feet
50 images
Hall Family of Steptoe, WA Albums and Photographs
One album of WSU ephemera 1927-1930; one album & many loose photos of family
Most unlabeled, undated, unordered.
1927-1976 UPC-0024 3-18-01-1 Donated by Irene Hall, 7-26-1995 1.5 linear feet
350 images
Lantern slides & slides: WSU & Pullman agriculture
Most are labeled; some dated
ca. 1920-1970 UPC 0032 3-18-03-5 Donated by WSU Agricultural Engineering ca. 2000 2 linear ft.
1500 images:
400 lant.
1100 slides.
Slides: WSU & Pullman agriculture
Most unlabeled & undated.
ca. 1950s-1960s UPC 0033 3-18-04-4 Donated by WSU Agricultural Engineering ca. 2004 1 linear ft.
400 images
Slides of WSU apparel (“Pawthentics”)
Unlabeled; photos taken by WSU Printing
Sept 1997 UPC 0030 3-18-03-1   .1 linear ft.
300 images
Murrow-Trumbull images
Two images speculated to be from the Dewey Murrow / Dona Jean Trumbull wedding.
Most unlabeled & undated
ca. 1920-1930 UPC 0010 3-18-03-1 Donated by Tony Bamonte, 1997 .1 linear ft.
2 images
Photographs of Pullman ca. 1929 unnum. 3-18-03-1 Donated by Alden Couch .1 linear ft.
25 images
Slides of WSU & Pullman
Undated; unlabeled
ca. 1980s unnum. 3-18-03-1   .1 linear ft.
50 images
Regents Hall Photographs
Unlabeled, most undated.
Inc. images of Homecoming competitions, Regents Rockathon, Thanksgiving, Relay for Life, mixers, campus life.
2001-2006 UPC 2009-02 3-18-06-1   .5 linear ft.
500 print images; 2 CDs with 130 imgs
Agricultural Engineering Photographs
This may be a mix of Ag Eng photos and WSU Photography slides; needs investigated.
? UPC 2001-01 3-18-03-4   1 linear ft.
WSC, Pullman, and PHS Photographs
Images are unordered; many labeled by original publisher on front.
1913-1916 UPC 2010-03 3-18-03-1 Purchased, 2010 .25 linear ft.
100 images
Photographs of WSC
Images are unordered; most identified or dated.
1908-1909 UPC 2010-04 3-18-03-1 Donated by Lisa King, 12-3-2010 (more expected) .25 linear ft.
22 images
John P. Henderson Collection of Railway Photographs: Camas Prairie RR, Nez Perce & Pomeroy RR, Walla Walla Valley RR
Negatives and photographs. Most images are labeled and dated
1936-1987 PC 171 3-18-02-1 Purchased from Marc Entze, 10-17-2011 .75 linear ft.
ca. 240 images
WSU Greek Life Slides. Most dated, some labeled. 1982-2000 UPC 2014-02 3-18-01-2 Donated by Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life, 6-16-2014 1 linear ft.
ca. 1000 images
International Programs / USAID Slides & Photographs. Some labeled; some dated. 1987-1998 UPC 2015-03 3-18-05-2 Donated 4-29-2015 .25 linear ft.
ca. 100 images
Harriet Neergaard Jones negatives & glass plate negatives primarily of family life in and around Oakesdale. Neither dated nor labeled. 1905-1918 ca. UPC 2014-04 3-18-02-2 Donated by Carolyn Anderson, 9-15-2014 1 linear ft.
ca. 100 images
World Civilization Project digital photographs. Digital images of Japan, Rome, Mali, and art from various world museums. The Rome images are online in the World Civilizations digital collection; the others are not. Other images from the project can be found in the processed Paul Brians and Marina Tolmacheva collections. 2003-2004 ca. UPC 2018-01 digital only Donated by Hilary Elmendorf (Japan, Rome) and unknown (Mali, art), ca. 2003-2004 250 tiffs.
Regional architecture: Cashup Davis house, Stanley Smith residence construction, Missions, Seattle housing.
Lantern slides.  Most images labeled but undated.  Missions are reproductions from 1800s era drawings.
1940s circa unnum. 3-18-02-1   .5 linear ft.
ca. 50 images
Brian Harvey (dept of Ag Engineering) images of agriculture, environment, research, bridges.
Photographs, slides, and negatives.  Well labeled, many dated.
1975-1983 UPC 2006-01 3-18-04-1 Donated by Sue Harvey, 10-28-2006 2 linear ft.
ca. 4800 images
Plant Pathology Dept "Chitwood Collection" - images of wheats/grains.
Glass slides, negatives, and prints.  Many labeled, most undated.
1920s circa unnum. 3-18-02-1 Transfered from WSU Fischer Plant Sci Library, date unknown.  1 linear ft.
ca. 250 images
Fred Rounds (Campus Architect) WSC images. Primarily buildings, campus, construction.
Prints, negatives. Envelopes (not individual items) labeled & most dated.
1927-1953 unnum. 3-18-03-1   .25 linear ft.
ca. 150 images