Thomas J. Page Photograph Collection, 1934-1938  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Page, Thomas Jennings
Title
Thomas J. Page Photograph Collection
Dates
1934-1938 (inclusive)
Quantity
424 photographic prints ((2 boxes)) : b&w ; 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
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Thomas J. Page graduated from the University of Washington in 1937 with a B.S. 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.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Grand Coulee Dam Album 1Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1 Jan. 4, 1934
1/1 2 Jan. 4, 1934
1/1 3a
Park Lake
Mar. 1934
1/1 3b, 4a
Grand Coulee Dam site
Mar. 1934
1/1 4b
Blue Lake
Mar. 1934
1/1 5a
Soap Lake
Mar. 1934
1/1 5b
Grand Coulee Dam site
Mar. 1934
1/1 6a
Town of Grand Coulee
Mar. 23, 1934
1/1 6b
Grand Coulee Dam site
Mar. 23, 1934
1/1 7a, 7b
Beginning excavation
undated
1/1 8a
Beginning excavation
Mar. 26, 1934
1/1 8b, 9a
Beginning excavation
Mar. 27, 1934
1/1 9b
Beginning excavation
Apr. 20, 1934
1/1 10 Apr. 20, 1934
1/2 11
Grand Coulee Dam site
Apr. 18, 1934
1/2 12 Apr. 18, 1934
1/2 13-15
Grand Coulee Dam site
July 1934
1/2 16a
Grand Coulee Dam site
July 1, 1934
1/2 16b
Grand Coulee Dam site
Sept. 20, 1934
1/2 17a
Farm on Columbia River near the Grand Coulee Dam site
Sept. 20, 1934
1/2 17b
Grand Coulee Dam site
July 1934
1/2 18 July 1934
1/2 19
Early excavation
July 1934
1/2 20
Early excavation
Sept. 20, 1934
1/2 21
Early excavation
Dec. 2, 1934
1/3 22
Housing development at the Grand Coulee Dam site
Dec. 1, 1934
1/3 23a
Excavation of the Grand Coulee Dam site
Apr. 25, 1935
1/3 23b
Conveyor stacker
undated
1/3 24
Excavations and construction of the Grand Coulee Dam site
Feb. 15, 1935
1/3 25
Belt conveyor
May 1935
1/3 26
Belt conveyor, "USBR"
undated
1/3 27a, 27b
Belt conveyor
June 25, 1935
1/3 28a
Beginning bridge
July 22, 1935
1/3 28b
Man in tartan jacket
Aug. 1, 1935
1/3 29a
Belt conveyor
Sept. 20, 1935
1/3 29b
Conveyor stacker
Sept. 19, 1935
1/3 30
Grand Coulee Dam site
June 1, 1935
1/3 31
Grand Coulee Dam site
June 24, 1935
1/3 32 July 22, 1935
1/4 33
Excavations at the Grand Coulee Dam site
Aug. 30, 1935
1/4 34
Bridge building
Aug. 2, 1935
1/4 35
High tower structure, bridge construction
Sept. 18, 1935
1/4 36
Completing bridge
undated
1/4 37
Panorama of the Grand Coulee Dam project
Sept. 5, 1935
1/4 38
Excavation
Sept. 26, 1935
1/4 39
Spanning bridge
Sept. 27, 1935
1/4 40a, 40b
Belt conveyor
Sept. 20, 1935
1/4 41
Gravel pit
Oct. 1, 1935
1/4 42
Placing concrete ceremony
Dec. 6, 1935
1/4 43
Support pillars
undated
1/5 44
Support pillars
Dec. 3, 1935
1/5 45
Bedrock
Dec. 30, 1935
1/5 46
Grand Coulee Dam project
Jan. 2, 1936
1/5 47-48
Excavation
Jan. 2, 1936
1/5 49
Excavation behind coffer
Jan. 3, 1936
1/5 50
Panorama of the Grand Coulee Dam project
Apr. 2, 1936
1/5 51
Work area view of the Grand Coulee Dam project
Mar. 31, 1936
1/5 52
Work area view
Apr. 15, 1936
1/5 53
Bridge support pillar
Mar. 4, 1936
1/5 54
Steam shovel bucket
undated
1/6 55
Truck wheels
undated
1/6 56 May 12, 1936
1/6 57
Grand Coulee Dam project
Apr. 15, 1936
1/6 58
Trestle building
Apr. 27, 1936
1/6 59
Drillers at the Grand Coulee Dam project
Apr. 29, 1936
1/6 60
Dam building
Apr. 29, 1936
1/6 61
Grand Coulee Dam site
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
Grand Coulee Dam site
May 12, 1936
1/6 64
Grand Coulee Dam site
June 9, 1936
1/6 65
Dam construction in bedrock
June 17, 1936
1/7 66
Construction, Grand Coulee Dam project
July 16, 1936
1/7 67
Placing concrete
July 31, 1936
1/7 68
[blank album page]
1/7 69
Excavation
July 23, 1936
1/7 70
Grand Coulee Dam site
July 22, 1936
1/7 71
Dam rising
July 23, 1936
1/7 72
Dam rising
July 24, 1936
1/7 73
Boats on the Columbia River at the Grand Coulee Dam site
Aug. 1936
1/7 74
Excavation
Aug. 1936
1/7 75
Grand Coulee Dam site
Aug. 26, 1936
1/7 76
Grand Coulee Dam site
Aug. 29, 1936
1/8 77
Grand Coulee Dam site
Sept. 24, 1936
1/8 78
Panorama of the Grand Coulee Dam project
Aug. 26, 1936
1/8 79
Grand Coulee Dam site
Aug. 29, 1936
1/8 80
Construction of the Grand Coulee Dam
Sept. 3, 1936
1/8 81
Grand Coulee Dam site
Sept. 29, 1936
1/8 82
Concrete blocks at Grand Coulee Dam construction
Sept. 29, 1936
1/8 83
[blank album page]
1/8 84
Grand Coulee Dam site
Sept. 28, 1936
1/8 85
Grand Coulee Dam site
Jan. 4, 1937
1/8 86
Grand Coulee Dam site
Nov. 6, 1936
1/8 87
Grand Coulee Dam site
Nov. 20, 1936
1/9 88
Visitor center at the Grand Coulee Dam project
1/9 89
[blank album page]
1/9 90-92
Grand Coulee Dam site
Dec. 2, 1936
1/9 93
Construction at Grand Coulee Dam project
Dec. 2, 1936
1/9 94
Grand Coulee Dam site
Dec. 2, 1936
1/9 95
Ice dam
Jan. 1937
1/9 96
Panorama of the Grand Coulee Dam project
Jan. 5, 1937
1/9 97
[blank album page]
1/9 98
Snow-covered Grand Coulee Dam site
Feb. 6, 1937
1/10 99
Grand Coulee Dam site
Mar. 6, 1937
1/10 100
Panorama of the Grand Coulee Dam project
Mar. 1937
1/10 101
Grand Coulee Dam site
Mar. 14, 1937
1/10 102
Birds-eye view of Grand Coulee Dam
undated
1/10 103
Trestles for the Grand Coulee Dam project
Apr. 2, 1937
1/10 104
Grand Coulee Dam site
Apr. 17, 1937
1/10 105
Grand Coulee Dam project
May 18, 1937
1/10 106
Grand Coulee Dam site
Apr. 17, 1937
1/10 107-108
Trestle for the Grand Coulee Dam project
Apr. 23, 1937
1/10 109
Panorama of the Grand Coulee Dam site
Apr. 23, 1937
1/11 110
Bridges and camps, Grand Coulee Dam site
May 11, 1937
1/11 111
Grand Coulee Dam site
May 18, 1937
1/11 112
Trestles for the Grand Coulee Dam project
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
Town [Grand Coulee?]
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
Trestle building
June 24, 1937
1/12 121-124
Foundation work
June 29, 1937
1/12 125 June 29, 1937
1/12 126-127
Foundation work
June 30, 1937
1/12 128
Water diversion
June 30, 1937
1/12 129-130
Bedrock
July 9, 1937
1/12 131
Men working on bedrock
July 9, 1937
1/13 132-133
Trestle building and foundation work
July 12, 1937
1/13 134-135
Completing trestle
July 12, 1937
1/13 136
Foundation work
July 12, 1937
1/13 137 undated
1/13 138
Grand Coulee Dam site
Aug. 4, 1937
1/13 139
Grand Coulee Dam site
Aug. 5, 1937
1/13 140
Bridges and houses near the Grand Coulee Dam site
Aug. 5, 1937
1/13 141 Aug. 1937
1/13 142
Foundations at night
Aug. 5, 1937
1/14 143
Foundations at night
Aug. 10, 1937
1/14 144 undated
1/14 145
Floating crane
Aug. 18, 1937
1/15 146 Oct. 2, 1937
1/16 167
 President Franklin Roosevelt visit
"Tom Page in the background."
Oct. 2, 1937
1/16 168 Oct. 2, 1937
1/16 169 Oct. 2, 1937
1/16 170
Interlocking blocks
Oct. 4, 1937
1/16 171
Large tube section on railroad cars
Oct. 4, 1937
1/16 172
Placing concrete
Oct. 4, 1937
1/16 173 [Oct. 1937?]
1/16 174
Grand Coulee Dam construction
Oct. 5, 1937
1/16 175
[blank album page]
1/17 176
Grand Coulee Dam construction
Oct. 5, 1937
1/17 177
Water passing through
Oct. 5, 1937
1/17 178
Grand Coulee Dam construction
Oct. 5, 1937
1/17 179
Grand Coulee Dam site
Oct. 6, 1937
1/17 180
Men working on bedrock
Oct. 6, 1937
1/17 181
Grand Coulee Dam site
undated
1/17 182
USBR basketball team
undated
1/17 183
Smoothing concrete in the spillway
Oct. 6, 1937
1/17 184
 Officials with model of Grand Coulee Dam site
"Conner, Guy F. Atkinson, Hobin."
Oct. 14, 1937
1/17 185 Oct. 14, 1937
1/17 186 Oct. 14, 1937
1/18 187
[blank album page]
1/18 188-190
Officials at the Grand Coulee Dam project
Oct. 14, 1937
1/18 191
In tubes
Nov. 1, 1937
1/18 192 Nov. 1, 1937
1/18 193
"Thomas Page in tubes at Grand Coulee"
Nov. 1, 1937
1/18 194-195
Water passing through
Nov. 3, 1937
1/18 196
In the spillway bucket
Nov. 16, 1937
1/18-1/19 197-198
Photographer of the Grand Coulee Dam project
undated
1/19 199
Spillway bucket
Nov. 9, 1937
1/19 200
Wall at the Grand Coulee Dam site
Nov. 13, 1937
1/19 201
Upstream face
Nov. 15, 1937
1/19 202
Behind dam
undated
1/19 203
Behind dam
Nov. 15, 1937

Grand Coulee Dam Album 2Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/1 204-205
President Franklin Roosevelt visit
Oct. 2, 1937
2/1 206
Columbia River
July 22, 1936
2/1 207
Kettle Falls
Aug. 1936
2/1 208
[blank album page]
2/1 209
Buildings: small dam, [fishery?]
Sept. 16, 1937
2/1 210-211
Small spillway
Sept. 15, 1937
2/1 212
Rounded spillway (Rock Island)
Sept. 15, 1937
2/1 213
Small dam and river
Sept. 16, 1937
2/1 214
River
Sept. 17, 1937
2/2 215-216
River
Sept. 17, 1937
2/2 217
[missing]
2/2 218
Small dam
Sept. 17, 1937
2/2 219
Small dam
Sept. 19, 1937
2/2 220
Orchard and irrigation canal
undated
2/2 221
Orchard in bloom
undated
2/2 222-223
View near Detillion
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
Old mission
June 3, 1938
2/3 228
Bridge
June 2, 1938
2/3 229
River rapids
June 2, 1938
2/3 230
Bridge near Kettle Falls
June 2, 1938
2/3 231
View of town on riverbank, Kettle Falls
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
River
June 10, 1938
2/4 241-242
River rapids
June 10, 1938
2/4 243
[blank album page]
2/4 244-245
Spokane River
June 10, 1938
2/4 246-247
[blank album page]
2/5 248
Panorama of Grand Coulee Dam site
Sept. 10, 1937
2/5 249
Aerial of Grand Coulee Dam site area
"Wallace Aerial Surveys."
Sept. 3, 1937
2/5 250
Two men with canoe above dam
Oct. 1937
2/5 251
Three men with canoe above dam
Oct. 1937
2/5 252
Two men in canoe above dam
Oct. 1937
2/5 253
[blank album page]
2/5 254
Front of dam
Nov. 15, 1937
2/5 255
Tower
Nov. 18, 1937
2/5 256
Spillway bucket
Nov. 18, 1937
2/5 257
[blank album page]
2/5 258
Spillway bucket
Nov. 22, 1936
2/6 259
On dam face
Nov. 23, 1937
2/6 260
Spillway bucket
Nov. 23, 1937
2/6 261
Thomas J. Page on spillway
Nov. 23, 1937
2/6 262
Spillway bucket
Nov. 23, 1937
2/6 263
Boat tied to dam during construction
Nov. 24, 1937
2/6 264
Water passing through dam
Nov. 24, 1937
2/6 265
Spillway bucket
Nov. 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."
Nov. 24, 1937
2/6 267
Water going through dam
Nov. 24, 1937
2/6 268-269
Spillway
Nov. 24, 1937
2/7 270
Spillway bucket
Nov. 25, 1937
2/7 271-272
Spillway bucket
Nov. 26, 1937
2/7 273
[blank album page]
2/7 274
Area in front of spillway
Nov. 26, 1937
2/7 275
Behind dam
Nov. 26, 1937
2/7 276
Behind dam
Nov. 27, 1937
2/7 277
Grand Coulee Dam site
Nov. 27, 1937
2/7 278
Backside of Grand Coulee Dam
Nov. 30, 1937
2/7 279 Nov. 30, 1937
2/7 280
Backside of Grand Coulee Dam
undated
2/8 281
Backside of dam
undated
2/8 282
Grand Coulee Dam site
Nov. 30, 1937
2/8 283a
Dredger
Jan. 1938
2/8 283b
Large tubing
Jan. 1938
2/8 283c
Diverted water
Jan. 1938
2/8 284a
Building, Grand Coulee Dam project
Feb. 1938
2/8 284b
Diverted water
Jan. 1938
2/8 285
Rock blasting
June 30, 1938
2/8 286
Grand Coulee Dam site
Jan. 28, 1938
2/8 287
[blank album page]
2/8 288 Jan. 7, 1938
2/8 289 Jan. 7, 1938
2/8 290 Jan. 7, 1938
2/8 291 Jan. 7, 1938
2/9 292
Spanning tower
Jan. 24, 1938
2/9 293-294
Backside of dam
Jan. 24, 1938
2/9 295
Underwater blasting
Jan. 25, 1938
2/9 296
Front side of dam
Jan. 25, 1938
2/9 297
Dredger
Jan. 25, 1938
2/9 298
Front side of dam
Jan. 25, 1938
2/9 299
Dredger
Jan. 25, 1938
2/9 300
Grand Coulee Dam site
Jan. 27, 1938
2/9 301-302
Spanning tower
Apr. 8, 1938
2/10 303
[blank album page]
2/10 304
Spanning tower
Feb. 16, 1938
2/10 305
[blank album page]
2/10 306
In tunnel measuring height
Apr. 23, 1938
2/10 307
Gravel works
Apr. 25, 1938
2/10 308
River
Apr. 25, 1938
2/10 309-310
Lowering tube joint
May 5, 1938
2/10 311 May 5, 1938
2/10 312
Lowering tube joint
May 5, 1938
2/10 313
Before hillside blast
May 5, 1938
2/11 314
Hillside blast
May 5, 1938
2/11 315-320
Bulldozers
May 9, 1938
2/11 322
Steam shovel on barge
May 10, 1938
2/11 323
Native American drawing on rock
May 26, 1938
2/11 324
Pipeline along road
May 5, 1938
2/12 325
End of dam and hillside
May 17, 1938
2/12 326
Rock outcrop
undated
2/12 327
Official and airmail pilot
May 19, 1938
2/12 328
Airmail pilot
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"
undated
2/12 333
Airplane taking off
May 19, 1938
2/12 334
In bedrock
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
2/13 343
Diverted water
May 26, 1938
2/13 344
Construction on road for the Grand Coulee Dam project
May 26, 1938
2/13 345
Grand Coulee Dam site
May 26, 1938
2/13 346
Grand Coulee Dam site
May 27, 1938
2/14 347
Machinery at the Grand Coulee Dam project
undated
2/14 348-351
Tunnels/gallery
May 27, 1938
2/14 352 May 28, 1938
2/14 353-357
Water going through the Grand Coulee Dam site
May 28, 1938
2/15 358
Grand Coulee Dam model
June 9, 1938
2/15 359-360
Grand Coulee Dam site with dam drawn in
undated
2/15 361-363
Grand Coulee Dam model
June 9, 1938
2/15 364
Man tossing rope from boat to dam
June 19, 1938
2/15 365
Crane
undated
2/15 366
Building on trestle
June 22, 1938
2/15 367
Trestle construction
June 21, 1938
2/15 368
Trestle construction
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
Grand Coulee Dam site
June 28, 1938
2/16 372
Construction at the Grand Coulee Dam project
June 28, 1938
2/16 373
Concrete plant and trestle
June 28, 1938
2/16 374
Opposite river bank trestle construction
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
Large drums at gravel works
July 5, 1938
2/17 381-383
Gravel works
July 5, 1938
2/17 384
Large drums at gravel works
July 5, 1938
2/17 385-386
Partial trestle
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
Construction
July 26, 1938
2/17 390
Water passing through
July 26, 1938
2/18 391
Trestle
Aug. 2, 1938
2/18 392
Trestle construction
Aug. 2, 1938
2/18 393
Community pool filled with water
Aug. 2, 1938
2/18 394
Man showering at community pool
Aug. 2, 1938
2/18 395
[blank album page]
2/18 396-397
Grand Coulee Dam project
July 9, 1938
2/18 398 July 26, 1938
2/18 399
Man climbing down crane ladder
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
Large piece on wheels
July 28, 1938
2/19 405
Hoisting large piece
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)
  • 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--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
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Aerial photographs
  • Panoramic photographs
  • Photographic prints

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)