William Ward Miller Slides of Washington State, 1947-1955  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Miller, William Ward
Title
William Ward Miller Slides of Washington State
Dates
1947-1955 (inclusive)
Quantity
159 slides (1 box, 4 folders )
Collection Number
PH1401
Summary
Slides of Seattle and Washington State, made by William Ward Miller
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

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

William Ward Miller was born on May 15, 1903 in Illinois. He worked as a police officer in Seattle, Washington, where he lived with his wife, Martha. He died on November 20, 1983 in Seattle.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of Washington State made by William Ward Miller. Locations include Seattle, Mount Rainier, Snoqualmie Falls, Stevens Pass, Mount St. Helens, Hood Canal, Fort Simcoe, Walla Walla, Whitman College, Grand Coulee Dam, Puyallup Valley, Spokane, Yakima, and more. Also includes historical sites in Washington State.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

SeattleReturn to Top

Includes images taken in and around Seattle, Washington from 1951-1954 .

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1
 Tlingit Totem Pole at Pioneer Square in Seattle, Washington
In 1899, a group of businessmen removed a Tlingit totem pole from a village in Alaska and placed it in Pioneer Square. An arsonist burned it down in 1938, after which the city sent the remaining pieces back to the tribe. The tribe then carved a new totem pole and sent it to Seattle after being paid for the original. The totem pole still stands today.
circa 1951-1954
1/1 2 circa 1951-1954
1/1 3-4
 Smith Tower in Seattle, Washington
At the time, the Smith Tower was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
circa 1951-1954
1/1 5 circa 1951-1954
1/1 6-7 April 10, 1953
1/1 8 April 10, 1953
1/1 9 circa 1951-1954
1/1 10 1954
1/1 11-14
 Boats navigating the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle, Washington
The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks are a complex of locks that allow boats to pass between Lakes Washington and Union and the Puget Sound. The locks help maintain the water level of both lakes and prevent the mixing of sea water from the Puget sound with the fresh water of the lakes.
1954
1/1 15-18 1951
1/1 19 circa 1951
1/1 20 circa 1951
1/1 21 circa 1951
1/1 22 circa 1951-1954
1/1 23-27 April 10, 1953
1/1 28 circa 1951-1954
1/1 29-33 circa 1951-1954
1/1 34-35 circa 1951-1954
1/1 36 circa 1951-1954
1/1 37 circa 1951-1954
1/1 38 circa 1951-1954
1/1 39-40 1953
1/1 41 1953
1/1 42 1953
1/1 43 1952
1/1 44 1952
1/1 45 1952
1/1 46 1952
1/1 47 circa 1951-1954
1/1 48-51 circa 1951-1954
1/1 52-53 circa 1953
1/1 54 1953
1/1 55 circa 1953
1/1 56 1953

Western WashingtonReturn to Top

Includes images taken in various places in Western Washington State from 1947-1955.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
½ 57 circa 1953
½ 58 April 13, 1953
½ 59-60
 The Peach Arch near Blaine, Washington
The Peace Arch is a monument that marks the westernmost point of the Canada-United States border in the contiguous United States. The arch is situated between Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia, and was dedicated in September, 1921.
circa 1953
½ 61-62 1955
½ 63 June, 1954
½ 64-65 June, 1954
½ 66-69 1952
½ 70 1953
½ 71-72 1955
½ 73-74 1955
½ 75 circa 1947
½ 76 circa 1947
½ 77 August 1947
½ 78 August 1947
½ 79 August 1947
½ 80 circa 1947-1955
½ 81-82
 Campgrounds along Spirit Lake near Mount St. Helens, Washington
Spirit Lake was a popular tourist destination for many years up until the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. During the eruption, the blast and resulting debris avalanche temporarily displaced the lake's water, and resulted in the lake's surface area increasing and its depth decreasing.
1949
½ 83-89 1949
½ 90 circa 1949
½ 91-93 circa 1947-1955
½ 94 circa 1947-1955
½ 95 circa 1947-1955
½ 96 circa 1947-1955
½ 97 circa 1947-1955
½ 98 1952
½ 99-101 circa 1952
½ 102-103 October 1952
½ 104 circa 1947-1955
½ 105 1954
½ 106 circa 1954
½ 107 1955
½ 108-110 April, 1954
½ 111-113 circa 1947-1955

Eastern WashingtonReturn to Top

Includes images taken in various places in Eastern Washington State from 1951-1953.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/3 114-123 1951
1/3 124-126 1951
1/3 127-128 1951
1/3 129 1951
1/3 130 1953
1/3 131 circa 1951-1953

Washington Historical SitesReturn to Top

Includes images taken at historical sites in Washington State from 1951-1954.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/4 132 1951
1/4 133 1951
1/4 134 1953
1/4 135 1953
1/4 136 circa 1953
1/4 137 1953
1/4 138 1953
1/4 139 1951
1/4 140-141 1951
1/4 142 1951
1/4 143 1953
1/4 144 1953
1/4 145 1953
1/4 146-147 1953
1/4 148 1953
1/4 149 1953
1/4 150 1953
1/4 151-152 1953
1/4 153 1953
1/4 154 circa 1953
1/4 155 1953
1/4 156-157 1953
1/4 158 1954
1/4 159 1954

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Bridges--Washington (State)--Slides
  • Historic sites--Washington (State)--Slides
  • Parades--Washington (State)--Seattle--Slides
  • Waterfronts--Washington (State)--Seattle--Slides
  • World War, 1939-1945--Monuments--Washington (State)--Seattle--Slides
  • Personal Names :
  • Miller, William Ward, 1903-1983--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Suzzallo Library (Seattle, Wash.)--Slides
  • Woodland Park Zoo--Slides
  • Geographical Names :
  • Pioneer Square (Seattle, Wash.)--Slides
  • Rainier, Mount (Wash.)--Slides
  • Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.)--Slides
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Buildings--Slides
  • Washington (State), Eastern--Slides
  • Washington (State), Western--Slides
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Slides (photographs)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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