Thomas J. Page photograph collection, 1934-1938  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Page, Thomas Jennings, 1912-1991
Title
Thomas J. Page photograph collection
Dates
1934-1938 (inclusive)
Quantity
424 black and white photographic prints (2 boxes) ; 8 x 10 in.
Collection Number
PH0238
Summary
Photographs of the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam, 1934-1938.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Thomas J. Page (1912-1991) was born in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1937 with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. He then worked on the Grand Coulee Dam construction project on the Columbia River in central Washington State. The dam was created as part of the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project to develop the Columbia River for waterpower, irrigation, and flood control. After initial excavation of the site began in 1933, construction of the dam was undertaken primarily between 1935 and 1942.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains images of the Grand Coulee Dam during its construction between 1934 and 1938. Thomas J. Page collected these photographs while he was working on the Grand Coulee Dam construction project. He assembled the photographs into albums. Because the albums were deteriorating, the photographs have been removed from the albums, but the original order and page numbers have been retained.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Restrictions on Use

Selected images can be viewed on the Libraries' Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator is required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Grand Coulee Dam Album 1Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1 January 4, 1934
1/1 2 January 4, 1934
1/1 3a March 1934
1/1 3b, 4a March 1934
1/1 4b March 1934
1/1 5a March 1934
1/1 5b March 1934
1/1 6a March 23, 1934
1/1 6b March 23, 1934
1/1 7a, 7b 1934?
1/1 8a March 26, 1934
1/1 8b, 9a March 27, 1934
1/1 9b April 20, 1934
box:oversize
XH1 10 April 20, 1934
Box/Folder
1/2 11 April 18, 1934
1/2 12 April 18, 1934
1/2 13-15 July 1934
1/2 16a July 1, 1934
1/2 16b September 20, 1934
1/2 17a September 20, 1934
1/2 17b July 1934
1/2 18 July 1934
1/2 19
Early excavation
July 1934
1/2 20 September 20, 1934
1/2 21 December 2, 1934
1/3 22 December 1, 1934
1/3 23a April 25, 1935
1/3 23b 1935?
1/3 24 February 15, 1935
1/3 25 May 1935
1/3 26 1935?
1/3 27a, 27b June 25, 1935
1/3 28a July 22, 1935
1/3 28b August 1, 1935
1/3 29a
Belt conveyor
September 20, 1935
1/3 29b September 19, 1935
1/3 30
Grand Coulee Dam site
June 1, 1935
1/3 31 June 24, 1935
1/3 32 July 22, 1935
1/4 33 August 30, 1935
1/4 34 August 2, 1935
1/4 35 September 18, 1935
1/4 36 1935?
1/4 37 September 5, 1935
1/4 38 September 26, 1935
1/4 39 September 27, 1935
1/4 40a, 40b
Belt conveyor
September 20, 1935
1/4 41 October 1, 1935
1/4 42 December 6, 1935
1/4 43 1935
1/5 44 December 3, 1935
1/5 45 December 30, 1935
1/5 46 January 2, 1936
1/5 47-48 January 2, 1936
1/5 49 January 3, 1936
1/5 50 April 2, 1936
1/5 51 March 31, 1936
1/5 52 April 15, 1936
1/5 53 March 4, 1936
1/5 54 1936?
1/6 55
Truck wheels
1936?
1/6 56 May 12, 1936
1/6 57 April 15, 1936
1/6 58 April 27, 1936
1/6 59 April 29, 1936
1/6 60 April 29, 1936
1/6 61 May 8, 1936
1/6 62
 Bridge support pillar
"The Pier tilted and had to be tied back with a 'dead man.'"
May 12, 1936
1/6 63 May 12, 1936
1/6 64 June 9, 1936
1/6 65 June 17, 1936
1/7 66 July 16, 1936
1/7 67 July 31, 1936
1/7 68
[blank album page]
1/7 69
Excavation
July 23, 1936
1/7 70 July 22, 1936
1/7 71 July 23, 1936
1/7 72 July 24, 1936
1/7 73 August 1936
1/7 74 August 1936
1/7 75
Grand Coulee Dam site
August 26, 1936
1/7 76 August 29, 1936
1/8 77 September 24, 1936
1/8 78
Panorama of the Grand Coulee Dam project
August 26, 1936
1/8 79
Grand Coulee Dam site
August 29, 1936
1/8 80 September 3, 1936
1/8 81 September 29, 1936
1/8 82 September 29, 1936
1/8 83
[blank album page]
1/8 84
Grand Coulee Dam site
September 28, 1936
1/8 85 January 4, 1937
1/8 86 November 6, 1936
1/8 87 November 20, 1936
1/9 88 1936?
1/9 89
[blank album page]
1/9 90-92 December 2, 1936
1/9 93 December 2, 1936
1/9 94
Grand Coulee Dam site
December 2, 1936
1/9 95 January 1937
1/9 96
Panorama of the Grand Coulee Dam project
January 5, 1937
1/9 97
[blank album page]
1/9 98 February 6, 1937
1/10 99 March 6, 1937
1/10 100
Panorama of the Grand Coulee Dam project
March 1937
1/10 101
Grand Coulee Dam site
March 14, 1937
1/10 102 1937
1/10 103
Trestles for the Grand Coulee Dam project
April 2, 1937
1/10 104
Grand Coulee Dam site
April 17, 1937
1/10 105 May 18, 1937
1/10 106 April 17, 1937
1/10 107-108 April 23, 1937
1/10 109
Panorama of the Grand Coulee Dam site
April 23, 1937
1/11 110 May 11, 1937
1/11 111 May 18, 1937
1/11 112 June 3, 1937
1/11 113
[blank album page]
1/11 114
Foundation work for the Grand Coulee Dam
June 4, 1937
1/11 115-116 June 8, 1937
1/11 117
Foundation work
June 19, 1937
1/11 118
Cranes excavating at the Grand Coulee Dam project
June 19, 1937
1/11 119-120 June 24, 1937
1/12 121-124 June 29, 1937
1/12 125 June 29, 1937
1/12 126-127 June 30, 1937
1/12 128 June 30, 1937
1/12 129-130 July 9, 1937
1/12 131 July 9, 1937
1/13 132-133 July 12, 1937
1/13 134-135 July 12, 1937
1/13 136
Foundation work
July 12, 1937
1/13 137 1937?
1/13 138 August 4, 1937
1/13 139 August 5, 1937
1/13 140 August 5, 1937
1/13 141 August 1937
1/13 142
Foundations at night
August 5, 1937
1/14 143 August 10, 1937
1/14 144 1937?
1/14 145 August 18, 1937
1/14 146 October 2, 1937
1/14 147
[blank album page]
1/14 148
Damsite and camps
September 1, 1937
1/14 149
Placing concrete
September 10, 1937
1/14 150-152
Pulling truck out of river
1937?
1/14 153
Upstream part of dam
September 4, 1937
1/15 154
[blank album page]
1/15 155
Gravel chute
September 7, 1937
1/15 156-157
Gravel works
Septemebr 7, 1937
1/15 158-159
Gravel work
September 8, 1937
1/15 160
Gravel chute
September 8, 1937
1/15 161
Conveyor belt
Septemebr 10, 1937
1/15 162
Hillside
September 21, 1937
1/15 163-164
Rounded structure on ramp
September 22, 1937
1/16 165
Presidential (F.D.R.) visit
October 2, 1937
1/16 166
President Roosevelt speaking to crowd, Grand Coulee dam project
October 2, 1937
1/16 167
 President Franklin Roosevelt visit
"Tom Page in the background."
October 2, 1937
1/16 168 October 2, 1937
1/16 169 October 2, 1937
1/16 170 October 4, 1937
1/16 171
Large tube section on railroad cars
October 4, 1937
1/16 172 October 4, 1937
1/16 173 1937?
1/16 174 October 5, 1937
1/16 175
[blank album page]
1/17 176 October 5, 1937
1/17 177
Water passing through
October 5, 1937
1/17 178
Grand Coulee Dam construction
October 5, 1937
1/17 179 October 6, 1937
1/17 180 October 6, 1937
1/17 181 1937?
1/17 182 1937?
1/17 183 October 6, 1937
1/17 184
 Officials with model of Grand Coulee Dam site
"Conner, Guy F. Atkinson, Hobin."
October 14, 1937
1/17 185 October 14, 1937
1/17 186 October 14, 1937
1/18 187
[blank album page]
1/18 188-190 October 14, 1937
1/18 191
In tubes
November 1, 1937
1/18 192 November 1, 1937
1/18 193
"Thomas Page in tubes at Grand Coulee"
November 1, 1937
1/18 194-195 November 3, 1937
1/18 196 November 16, 1937
1/18-1/19 197-198 1937?
1/19 199 November 9, 1937
1/19 200
Wall at the Grand Coulee Dam site
November 13, 1937
1/19 201 November 15, 1937
1/19 202
Behind dam
1937?
1/19 203
Behind dam
November 15, 1937

Grand Coulee Dam Album 2Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/1 204-205
President Franklin Roosevelt visit
October 2, 1937
2/1 206 July 22, 1936
2/1 207
Kettle Falls
August 1936
2/1 208
[blank album page]
2/1 209 September 16, 1937
2/1 210-211
Small spillway
September 15, 1937
2/1 212 September 15, 1937
2/1 213 September 16, 1937
2/1 214
River
September 17, 1937
2/2 215-216 September 17, 1937
2/2 217
[missing]
2/2 218
Small dam
September 17, 1937
2/2 219 September 19, 1937
2/2 220
Orchard and irrigation canal
1937?
2/2 221
Orchard in bloom
1937?
2/2 222-223 June 1, 1938
2/2 224
River view
June 1, 1938
2/2 225
Kettle Falls
June 2, 1938
2/3 226
River view
June 2, 1938
2/3 227 June 3, 1938
2/3 228 June 2, 1938
2/3 229
River rapids
June 2, 1938
2/3 230
Bridge near Kettle Falls
June 2, 1938
2/3 231 June 3, 1938
2/3 232-233
View of town on riverbank, flooding of the valley
June 3, 1938
2/3 234-236
Old mission
June 3, 1938
2/4 237-238
Old mission
June 3, 1938
2/4 239
[blank album page]
2/4 240 June 10, 1938
2/4 241-242
River rapids
June 10, 1938
2/4 243
[blank album page]
2/4 244-245 June 10, 1938
2/4 246-247
[blank album page]
box:oversize
XH1 248 September 10, 1937
Box/Folder
2/5 249
 Aerial of Grand Coulee Dam site area
"Wallace Aerial Surveys."
September 3, 1937
2/5 250
Two men with canoe above dam
October 1937
2/5 251 October 1937
2/5 252 October 1937
2/5 253
[blank album page]
2/5 254
Front of dam
November 15, 1937
2/5 255
Tower
November 18, 1937
2/5 256 November 18, 1937
2/5 257
[blank album page]
2/5 258
Spillway bucket
November 22, 1936
2/6 259
On dam face
November 23, 1937
2/6 260 November 23, 1937
2/6 261 November 23, 1937
2/6 262
Spillway bucket
November 23, 1937
2/6 263 November 24, 1937
2/6 264
Water passing through dam
November 24, 1937
2/6 265
Spillway bucket
November 23, 1937
2/6 266
"The biggest goof of the dam"
"A man tried to shoot these rapids in a small outboard powered boat and didn't make it -- Mr. Brown forgot to load his movie camera."
November 24, 1937
2/6 267
Water going through dam
November 24, 1937
2/6 268-269 November 24, 1937
2/7 270
Spillway bucket
November 25, 1937
2/7 271-272
Spillway bucket
November 26, 1937
2/7 273
[blank album page]
2/7 274
Area in front of spillway
November 26, 1937
2/7 275
Behind dam
November 26, 1937
2/7 276 November 27, 1937
2/7 277 November 27, 1937
2/7 278 November 30, 1937
2/7 279 November 30, 1937
2/7 280 1937?
2/8 281 1937?
2/8 282
Grand Coulee Dam site
November 30, 1937
2/8 283a
Dredger
January 1938
2/8 283b
Large tubing
January 1938
2/8 283c
Diverted water
January 1938
2/8 284a February 1938
2/8 284b
Diverted water
January 1938
2/8 285
Rock blasting
June 30, 1938
2/8 286 January 28, 1938
2/8 287
[blank album page]
2/8 288 January 7, 1938
2/8 289 January 7, 1938
2/8 290 January 7, 1938
2/8 291 January 7, 1938
2/9 292 January 24, 1938
2/9 293-294 January 24, 1938
2/9 295
Underwater blasting
January 25, 1938
2/9 296
Front side of dam
January 25, 1938
2/9 297 January 25, 1938
2/9 298
Front side of dam
January 25, 1938
2/9 299 January 25, 1938
2/9 300
Grand Coulee Dam site
January 27, 1938
2/9 301-302
Spanning tower
April 8, 1938
2/10 303
[blank album page]
2/10 304
Spanning tower
February 16, 1938
2/10 305
[blank album page]
2/10 306 April 23, 1938
2/10 307
Gravel works
April 25, 1938
2/10 308 April 25, 1938
2/10 309-310
Lowering tube joint
May 5, 1938
2/10 311 May 5, 1938
2/10 312 May 5, 1938
2/10 313 May 5, 1938
2/11 314
Hillside blast
May 5, 1938
2/11 315-320 May 9, 1938
2/11 321
Officials
May 10, 1938
2/11 322 May 10, 1938
2/11 323 May 26, 1938
2/11 324 May 5, 1938
2/12 325
End of dam and hillside
May 17, 1938
2/12 326
Rock outcrop
1938?
2/12 327
Official and airmail pilot
May 19, 1938
2/12 328 May 19, 1938
2/12 329 May 19, 1938
2/12 330 May 19, 1938
2/12 331 May 19, 1938
2/12 332
"Day of airmail, Schreck pilot"
1938?
2/12 333
Airplane taking off
May 19, 1938
2/12 334 May 20, 1938
2/12 335
Diverted water
May 19, 1938
2/13 336
[blank album page]
2/13 337-338
Community swimming pool
May 23, 1938
2/13 339
Outdoor basketball/tennis? courts
May 21, 1938
2/13 340
Outdoot basketball/tennis? courts
May 21, 1938
2/13 341
Diverted water
May 23, 1938
2/13 342
Bedrock construction
May 23, 1938
2/13 343
Diverted water
May 26, 1938
2/13 344 May 26, 1938
2/13 345 May 26, 1938
2/13 346
Grand Coulee Dam site
May 27, 1938
2/14 347 1938?
2/14 348-351 May 27, 1938
2/14 352 May 28, 1938
2/14 353-357 May 28, 1938
2/15 358
Grand Coulee Dam model
June 9, 1938
2/15 359-360 1938?
2/15 361-363 June 9, 1938
2/15 364
Man tossing rope from boat to dam
June 19, 1938
2/15 365
Crane
1938?
2/15 366 June 22, 1938
2/15 367
Trestle construction
June 21, 1938
2/15 368 June 28, 1938
2/16 369
[blank album page]
2/16 370
Water passing through the Grand Coulee Dam site
May 28, 1938
2/16 371 June 28, 1938
2/16 372
Construction at the Grand Coulee Dam project
June 28, 1938
2/16 373 June 28, 1938
2/16 374 June 28, 1938
2/16 375
Low dam
June 28, 1938
2/16 376
Construction along road
June 29, 1938
2/16 377
Partial trestle
June 29, 1938
2/16 378
Work at roadside
July 5, 1938
2/16-17 379-380 July 5, 1938
2/17 381-383 July 5, 1938
2/17 384 July 5, 1938
2/17 385-386 July 25, 1938
2/17 387
Construction at the Grand Coulee Dam project
July 26, 1938
2/17 388
Trestle
July 25, 1837
2/17 389 July 26, 1938
2/17 390
Water passing through
July 26, 1938
2/18 391 August 2, 1938
2/18 392
Trestle construction
August 2, 1938
2/18 393 August 2, 1938
2/18 394
Man showering at community pool
August 2, 1938
2/18 395
[blank album page]
2/18 396-397 July 9, 1938
2/18 398 July 26, 1938
2/18 399 July 26, 1938
2/18 400
Workman on ladder placing rivets
July 26, 1938
2/18 401 July 26, 1938
2/19 402
Man climbing suspended beam
July 26, 1938
2/19 403 July 26, 1938
2/19 404 July 28, 1938
2/19 405 July 28, 1938
2/19 406
Man on large piece
July 29, 1938
2/19 407 July 29, 1938
2/19 408 July 28, 1938

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Building sites--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Region--Photographs
  • Concrete construction--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Construction workers--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Region--Photographs
  • Dam construction--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Dams--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Engineers--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Region--Photographs
  • Hydroelectric power--Washington (State)
  • Irrigation--Washington (State)
  • Rivers--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Water-power--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Page, Thomas Jennings, 1912-1991--Photographs
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Columbia River Valley--Photographs
  • Columbia River--Photographs
  • Grand Coulee (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Grand Coulee Dam Region (Wash.)--Photographs