Walter Boychuk photographs, 1912-1961  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Boychuk, Walter, 1886-1967
Title
Walter Boychuk photographs
Dates
1912-1961 (inclusive)
1920-1945 (bulk)
Quantity
12 cubic feet, (1,569 photographic prints in 12 boxes, 2 oversize boxes and 1 oversize folder; 738 photographic prints in 1 album; and 1,500 glass plate and film negatives in 9 boxes)
Collection Number
Org. Lot 977
Summary
Photographs taken by Walter Boychuk of Portland, Or., including both commercial and private work. Includes portraits and landscapes primarily from Oregon and Washington state, as well as photographs from two commercial projects: the Historic American Building Survey and the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco in 1939.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Additional Reference Guides

A survey of negatives taken by Walter Boychuk is available at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library, in the Boychuk collection file.

Languages
English.
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Walter Boychuk (1886-1967) worked as a photographer in Oregon for half a century, making portraits of everyone from ordinary citizens to nationally known figures, including Sen. Wayne Morse, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lowell Thomas, and Norman Thomas.

Boychuk was born Oct. 25, 1886, at Galatia, Austria. He immigrated to Canada in 1903 and came to Portland in 1906, where he began working as a photographer around 1912. For a few years during the late 1920s, he was associated with photographer Frank I. Jones in Boychuk-Jones Studio. They did commercial photography for the Portland Commission on Public Docks, Port of Portland, and other clients. Beginning about 1930, Boychuk operated Boychuk Studio at various locations in Portland until 1949. At that time he estimated he had served 8,000 customers. He continued to work out of his farm home near Tigard in semi-retirement.

In addition to his portrait and commercial work, Boychuk also gained recognition for his architectural and scenic photography. He photographed the buildings designed by a number of prominent architects. In 1930, he was selected by a committee of the Oregon chapter of the American Institute of Architects to create a portfolio of Oregon landmarks for submission to the Pictorial Archives of Early American Architecture. This was a project of the Library of Congress, funded by the Carnegie Foundation. Boychuk also served as photographer for the subsequent Historic American Buildings Survey in the mid-1930s.

Based on his architectural work, Boychuk was named official photographer for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition at San Francisco. There he spent two months photographing fair buildings, inside and out and under different lighting conditions, in both black-and-white and color. He also was an avid mountaineer, skier, and member of the Mazamas mountaineering organization.

Although relatively little known compared with other Oregon photographers such as Ray Atkeson and Benjamin Gifford, Boychuk brought his artist’s eye and meticulous printing skills to a body of work that is among the best produced in the state.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Boychuk donated his photographic collection to the Oregon Historical Society about six months before his death in 1967. The collection represents the images he had retained until that time, and it provides a good sample of the kinds of photographic work he did during the course of his career. The images date from circa 1915 through the 1960s, but the bulk of the collection is from the 1920s through the 1940s.

Group 1 of this collection contains biographical material on Walter Boychuk and his wife, Anna, that was collected while this collection was being processed. Group 2 consists of the copy prints made from Boychuk’s original negatives; this representative sampling of his work was printed courtesy of a conservation grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust and contains photographs taken by Boychuk of various locations in Oregon and other states, portraits, ships and transportation, and other subjects, as well as his work for the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1930-1951 and the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco in 1940. Group 3 is a collection of signed, mounted prints of architectural images, which Boychuk made for the Pictorial Archives of Early American Architecture at the Library of Congress in 1930, and includes some produced for the Historic American Buildings Survey as well; these are annotated with his negative numbers. Group 4 consists of a printed booklet of photomechanical reproductions of Boychuk's photographs, entitled "Pictorial Oregon." Group 5 consists of an oversized album, titled “Pacific Northwest by Boychuk,” which provides a retrospective of images Boychuk made throughout his career, most identified in his handwriting and annotated with his negative numbers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Walter Boychuk photographs, Org. Lot 977, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Group 1:  Walter and Anna Boychuk biographical materials, 1930-1959Return to Top

The group includes a folder of background material on the Boychuks and their studio collected in the course of processing the collection. It also includes photographs of Walter and Anna Boychuk and personal greeting cards they created using his photographs.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Background
undated
1/2
Anna Boychuk
circa 1930
1/3
Walter Boychuk
1940
1/4
Greeting cards
1955, 1956, 1957, 1959

Group 2:  Prints from original negatives, 1918-1961Return to Top

The prints made at the Oregon Historical Society from Walter Boychuk’s original negatives represent the full range of his photographic work: architectural, portrait, landscape, and commercial. The Oregon Historical Society made prints from Boychuk’s original negatives circa 1970, and these were placed in the Photograph Subject Files in the Research Library. Around 1998, the Meyer Memorial Trust funded a negative survey and preservation printing of the collection. Prints from both of these projects are included in Group 1.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series A: Oregon locations (except Portland)
1912-1961
Subseries 1: Cities and towns
1930-1951
Box/Folder
1/5
Astoria - Chinook Packing Company receiving station, Tongue Point
circa 1930
1/6
Aurora - Keil residence, Aurora Colony
circa 1945
1/7
Bonneville
1939
1/8
Champoeg State Park
circa 1935
1/9
Florence - Bridge over Siuslaw River
1938
1/10
Lake Oswego
Includes images of fireworks display at Kline’s, Marylhurst University, and a smelter stack, among other images
circa 1935
1/11
Newport - Docks
circa 1935
1/12
Oregon City - Catholic Church window
circa 1935
1/13
Oregon City - Willamette Falls
circa 1935
1/14
Salem - State Office Building
1951
1/15
Salem - State Capital Building
1951
1/16
Salem - State Capital Building interior
1951
1/17
Salem - State Capital monuments
Includes one image of Anna Boychuk
1951
1/18
Salem - State Library Building
1951
1/19
Salem - Willamette University
1938
1/20
Silverton - Covered Bridges
circa 1935
1/21
St. Paul - Cemetery, with monument and grave of Rev. F. N. Blanchet
circa 1935
1/22
Wheatland - George Gay house
Includes one image of Walter Boychuk in house
circa 1940
Subseries 2: Bonneville Dam
1936-1939
Box/Folder
1/23
Bonneville Dam - Construction
Includes images of Walter Boychuk and Anna Boychuk
1936
1/24
Bonneville Dam - Construction from Munra Point
1936 May 28
1/25
Bonneville Dam - Construction,
circa 1936
1/26
Bonneville Locks
Includes Steamer Charles L. Wheeler, Jr., the first ship through the Locks
1938 June
1/27
Bonneville Locks - Dedication
1938 July 9
1/28
Bonneville Dam
1938
1/29
Bonneville Lake Reservoir
1938
1/30
Bonneville Dam
1939 April 4
1/31
Bonneville Dame Entrance
circa 1939
Subseries 3: Columbia River Gorge
1935-1937
Box/Folder
2/1
Beacon Rock from Columbia River Highway
Includes McCord Creek Bridge
circa 1939
2/2
Columbia River
circa 1939
2/3
Columbia River - Bridge of the Gods
circa 1939
2/4
Columbia Gorge - Cascade Locks
circa 1936
2/5
Columbia Gorge - from Chanticleer
Includes monument at Chanticleer
circa 1935
2/6
Columbia Gorge - from Crown Point
Includes Vista House
circa 1935
2/7
Columbia Gorge - Celilo Falls
1956 September 9
2/8
Columbia Gorge - Celilo Falls
Some negatives labeled by Boychuk as, "The day before it was covered."
1957 March 9
2/9
Columbia Gorge - Celilo Falls fishing
circa 1935
2/10
Columbia Gorge - Celilo Falls fishing
circa 1956-1957
2/11
Columbia Gorge - Petroglyphs
circa 1935
2/12
Columbia Gorge - Celilo Falls Tramway
circa 1956-1957
2/13
Columbia Gorge - Celilo Canal
circa 1936
2/14
Columbia Gorge - Fishwheel
circa 1935
2/15
Columbia Gorge - Memaloose Island
Anna Boychuk in photograph.
1936
2/16
Columbia Gorge - San Dunes
circa 1950
2/17
Columbia Gorge - views
circa 1925
2/18
Columbia Gorge - views
circa 1943, 1950
2/19
Columbia Gorge - views
Anna and Walter Boychuk appear in some of the images.
1936 May 28
2/20
Columbia Gorge - Horsetail Falls
circa 1940
2/21
Columbia Gorge - Maidenhair Falls
circa 1935
2/22
Columbia Gorge - Multnomah Falls
circa 1935, circa 1940
2/23
Columbia Gorge - Starvation Creek Falls
circa 1940
2/24
Columbia Gorge - Wahkeena Falls
circa 1940
2/25
Columbia Gorge - Wygant Park
circa 1940
2/26
Columbia River Highway
circa 1935, circa 1940
2/27
Columbia River Highway - Shepherd's Dell and McCord Creek Bridges
circa 1940
2/28
Columbia River Highway - Tunnels
Includes images of Bonneville Tunnel, Mitchell Point Tunnel, and Oneonta Tunnel.
1934, circa 1940
Subseries 4: Coast scenery and lighthouses
1934-1940
Box/Folder
2/29
Coast - Boiler Bay
circa 1938
2/30
Coast - Old cannon at Cannon Beach
circa 1938
2/31
Coast - Cape Kiwanda
Anna and Walter Boychuk appear in some of the images.
circa 1934
2/32
Coast - Cape Kiwanda
circa 1936
2/33
Coast - Cape Perpetua lookout
1936 September 13
2/34
Coast - Cape San Sebastian
circa 1938
2/35
Coast - Depot Bay
circa 1938
2/36
Coast - Ecola Park
circa 1936
2/37
Coast - Hecata Head
Anna Boychuk appears in some of the images.
circa 1936
3/1
Coast - Lighthouses - Cape Disappointment
circa 1938
3/2
Coast - Lighthouses - Cape Foulweather
circa 1936
3/3
Coast - Lighthouses - Hecata Head
Anna Boychuk appears in some of the images.
circa 1936
3/4
Coast - Lighthouses - North Head
circa 1938
3/5
Coast - Lighthouses - Umpqua
circa 1936
3/6
Coast - Newport Bridge
circa 1936-1940
3/7
Coast - Oceanside Beach
circa 1940
3/8
Coast View from Otter Rock
circa 1938
3/9
Coast - San Dunes
circa 1935
3/10
Coast - Scenes
circa 1938
3/11
Coast - Sea Lion Cave
Includes Anna Boychuk in some of the images.
circa 1938
3/12
Coast - Waldport Bridge
1936 March 13
3/13
Coast - Waldport Crab Fishing
circa 1936
3/14
Coast - Yachts
1936 September 13
3/15
Coast - Yaquina Bay
circa 1936
Subseries 5: Mount Hood
1923-1950
Box/Folder
3/16
Mount Hood
Various scenes depicting bear grass and rhododendrons with Mount Hood in the background. Some images include Anna Boychuk.
circa 1950
3/17
Mount Hood
circa 1925, 1935, 1945
3/18
Mount Hood from Bull Run Reserve
circa 1935
3/19
Mount Hood - Cloud Cap Inn vicinity
1934
3/20
Mount Hood - Eden Park
Includes image of a Mazamas outing.
1923
3/21
Mount Hood - Eliot Glacier
circa 1935
3/22
Mount Hood - Hood River Valley orchards
circa 1935
3/23
Mount Hood from Hood River Valley
circa 1935
3/24
Mount Hood from Lost Lake
Walter Boychuk appears in some of the images.
1934
3/25
Mount Hood - Loop Highway in winter
circa 1935
3/26
Mount Hood - Loop Highway
1938
4/1
Mount Hood - Skiing
Joe Gianini appears in some of the images.
circa 1935
4/2
Mount Hood - Skiing, Government Camp
circa 1939
4/3
Mount Hood - Skiing, Walter White
1939 February 16
4/4
Mount Hood - South Side
1939 February 17 and 1939 March 9
4/5
Mount Hood - South Side
circa 1939
4/6
Mount Hood from Timberline Lodge
circa 1939
4/7
Mount Hood - Timberline Lodge
1939 February 17 and 1939 March 9
4/8
Mount Hood - Timberline Lodge, snow scenes
1939 February 16
4/9
Mount Hood - Timberline Lodge exterior
1938
4/10
Mount Hood - Timberline Lodge interior
1938
4/11
Mount Hood - Winter
1939
4/12
Mount Jefferson from Mount Hood
Walter Boychuk appears in some of the images.
circa 1935
4/13
Rural road - snow scene
circa 1935
Subseries 6: Eastern Oregon
1945
Box/Folder
4/14
Eastern Oregon - Adobe House, Old Ford Ruins
circa 1945
4/15
Eastern Oregon - Harney County, Alvord Ranch
circa 1945
4/16
Eastern Oregon - Harney County, Steens Mountains
circa 1945
4/17
Eastern Oregon - Harney County, typical ranch
circa 1945
4/18
Eastern Oregon - Harney County
Includes photos of the Whitehorse Ranch and a sod building.
circa 1945
4/19
Eastern Oregon - Warm Springs Indian Reservation
circa 1945
Subseries 7: Lakes
1918-1935
Box/Folder
4/20
Lakes - Aneroid Lake, Mazamas outing
1918
4/21
Lakes - Breitenbush
Includes photograph of rest hut.
circa 1920
4/22
Lakes - Crate Lake
Taken during a Mazamas outing.
1921
4/23
Lakes - Crate Lake, Wizard Island
1921
4/24
Lakes - Crescent Lake, Diamond Peak
Taken during a Mazamas outing.
1921
4/25
Lakes - East Moreland with swans
circa 1935
4/26
Lakes - Ice Lake
Taken during a Mazamas outing.
1918
4/27
Lakes - Legion Lake
circa 1935
4/28
Lakes - Wallowa Lake
Taken during a Mazamas outing.
1918
Subseries 8: Mountains
1918-1945
Box/Folder
5/1
Mountains - Eagle Cap
1918
5/2
Mountains - Larch Mountain
circa 1925
5/3
Mountains - Mount Jefferson
circa 1925
5/4
Mountains - Mount Scott
1921
5/5
Mountains - Mount Thiesen
Taken during a Mazamas outing.
1921
5/6
Mountains - Mount Washington
Taken during a Mazamas outing.
1922
5/7
Mountains - Three Sisters
Collier Glacier, taken during a Mazamas outing.
1922
5/8
Mountains - View of the Three Sisters from Bend
circa 1945
Subseries 9: Rivers
1918-1945
Box/Folder
5/9
Rivers - Crooked River
circa 1945
5/10
Rivers - Wallowa River
1918
Subseries 10: Waterfalls
1925-1935
Box/Folder
5/11
Waterfalls - Eagle Creek
circa 1925
5/12
Waterfalls - Silver Creek
circa 1935
5/13
Waterfalls - Tanner Creek
circa 1925
Series B: Locations - Portland
1925-1951
Box/Folder
5/14
Portland - Airport, Aircraft
Includes image of Fort Tri-Motor and United Airlines Prop Plane.
1929, 1933
5/15
Portland - Airport
circa 1933
5/16
Portland - Bridges - Broadway
circa 1935
5/17
Portland - Bridges - Burnside
circa 1935
5/18
Portland - Bridges - Ross Island
circa 1935
5/19
Portland - Bridges - St. John's
circa 1936
5/20
Portland - Bridges - Steel
circa 1935
5/21
Portland - Buildings - Benson Polytechnic
circa 1935
5/22
Portland - Buildings - Pacific Telephone
1951 April 19
5/23
Portland - Buildings - Equitable Building
Designed by Pietro Belluschi.
1949 November 25
5/24
Portland - Buildings - Federal Building
1951 April 19
5/25
Portland - Buildings - First Congregational Church
circa 1935
5/26
Portland - Buildings - First National Bank
circa 1935
5/27
Portland - Buildings - Franklin High School
circa 1935
5/28
Portland - Buildings - Fruit and Flower Mission
circa 1935
5/29
Portland - Buildings - Jantzen Knitting Mills
circa 1935
5/30
Portland - Buildings - Masonic Temple
Designed by Sutton Whitney.
circa 1935
5/31
Portland - Buildings - Meier and Frank
circa 1925
5/32
Portland - Buildings - Multnomah County Courthouse
1925
5/33
Portland - Buildings - Multnomah County Library
circa 1935
5/34
Portland - Buildings - Neighbors of Woodcraft
circa 1935
5/35
Portland - Buildings - Old Forestry Building
circa 1935
5/36
Portland - Buildings - Old Post Office
circa 1925
5/37
Portland - Buildings - Portland Art Museum
circa 1936
5/38
Portland - Buildings - Portland Art Museum, entrance
circa 1936
5/39
Portland - Buildings - Providence Hospital Smokestack
circa 1935
5/40
Portland - Buildings - Catholic Cathedral
circa 1935
5/41
Portland - Buildings - Temple Beth Israel
Herman Brookman, contributing architect.
circa 1935
5/42
Portland - Buildings - University Club
Morris H. Whitehouse, architect.
circa 1935
5/43
Portland - Buildings - Waverly Baby Home
Taken for "Joe Portland" promotion.
circa 1931-1931
6/1
Portland - Firefighting
1922 August 1
6/2
Portland - Shemanski
circa 1930
6/3-4
Portland - Skidmore
circa 1935
6/5
Portland - Skidmore
First Portland Garen Club Flower Show
circa 1930
6/6
Portland - Fountains - Skidmore in winter
1935
6/7
Portland - Harbor - Western Transportation Company
circa 1940
6/8
Portland - Harbor - Kerr Gifford Elevator
circa 1940
6/9
Portland - Harbor - Lightshow
circa 1940
6/10
Portland - Jantzen Beach
circa 1935
6/11
Portland - KOIN Tower
circa 1935
6/12
Portland - Marquam Hill, Portland Medical Center
circa 1935
6/13
Portland - Monuments - Abraham Lincoln
circa 1935
6/14
Portland - Monuments - Lownsdale Square
circa 1935
6/15
Portland - Monuments - Theodore Roosevelt
circa 1935
6/16
Portland - Monuments - Harvey Scott
circa 1935
6/17
Portland - Monuments - George Washington
circa 1935
6/18
Portland - Parks - Rocky Butte
circa 1935
6/19
Portland - Parks - Washington Park
Includes images of the Rose Garden, "Coming of the White Man" sculpture by Hermon A. MacNeil, and other photographs.
circa 1935
6/20
Portland - Residences - Jacob Kramm
Old weeping willow tree.
circa 1930
6/21
Portland - Residences - Lloyd Frank
Now Lewis and Clark College.
circa 1930
6/22
Portland - Residences - A. Lewis Mills
circa 1935
6/23
Portland - Rose Festival Parade
circa 1935
6/24
Portland - Rose Festival Parade
circa 1940
6/25
Portland - Streets - Front Street
circa 1935
6/26
Portland - Streets - SW Fifth and Morrison
circa 1935
6/27
Portland - Views - South Portland
circa 1925
6/28
Portland - Views with Mount Hood
circa 1935
6/29
Portland - Willamette Rover
circa 1935
6/30
Portland - Willamette River with Macon Dirigible
1934
Series C: Other locations
1919-1950
Box/Folder
6/31
Nevada - Virginia City
Includes St. Mary's of the Mountain church, the Storey Company courthouse, and Piper's Opera House.
circa 1940
6/32
Nevada - Virginia City cemetery
circa 1940
6/33
Nevada - Virginia City - Residences
Includes the John Bauer residence, Savage Mansion, and "The Castle."
circa 1940
7/1
Washington - Long Beach
Includes images of fishing boats, clam digging, and Anna Boychuk.
1938
7/2
Washington - Maryhill Museum
1937
7/3
Washington - Mary's Corner, John R. Jackson residence
circa 1930
7/4-5
Washington - Mount Adams
Includes image of the Mazamas Glacier, a view from Hood River, and Cascade Locks with Mount Adams in the background.
circa 1920
7/6
Washington - Mount Baker
Includes image(s) of Anna Boychuk.
circa 1950
7/7
Washington - Mount Rainier
Includes images of a Mazamas outing and Walter Boychuk.
1919
7/8
Washington - Mount Rainier glaciers
Taken during a Mazamas outing.
1919
7/9
Washington - Mount Rainier lookout
Taken during a Mazamas outing.
1919
7/10
Washington - Mount St. Helens from Spirit Lake
circa 1930
7/11
Washington - Mount Shuksan
circa 1945
7/12
Washington - North Head
circa 1930
7/13
Washington - Olympia
Includes image of the Washington state capitol building.
circa 1935
7/14
Washington - Seattle
Includes images of Volunteer Park and the Seattle Art Museum.
circa 1935
7/15
Washington - Skamania
circa 1930
7/16
Washington - Skamania County - Fort Rains
circa 1930
7/17
Washington - Stonehenge
Includes image(s) of Anna Boychuk.
1937 August 29
7/18
Washington - Tatoosh Range from Mount Rainier
Taken during a Mazamas outing.
1919
7/19
Washington - Vancouver Apple Tree
circa 1930
7/20
Washington - Vancouver - Port Commission Dock
Includes image of the grain elevator.
circa 1930
7/21
Washington - Whidby Island
1938
7/22
Wyoming - Cody
Includes images of Walter Boychuk and relating to Prisma Movies.
1919
Series D: Portraits
1930-1961
Subseries 1: Men
1930-1960
Box/Folder
7/23
Adolph Aschoff
1931
7/24
John G. Bacher
circa 1950
7/25
Steffan Bercs
1953 August 13
7/26
Ernest Bloch
1957 February 20
7/27
Ambrose Brownell
1949 October 15
7/28
Asahel Nesmith Bush
1947 February 20
7/29
Adam Cartozian
1956 August 2
7/30
Hamilton Corbett
1959 August 18
7/31
Rev. Benjamin Dagwell
1950 June 20
7/32
Allen H. Eaton
1952 July 10
7/33
Anthony Ewer
circa 1935
7/34
James Alger Fee
1938 March 9
7/35
Austin Flegel
1950 February 20
7/36
William Galvani
circa 1945
7/37
J. J. Guillan
1959 July 16
7/38
W. Hancock
1952 April 24
7/39
Ben H. Hazen
1950 April 11
7/40
Edward R. Heilig
1952 December 19
7/41
Robert D. Holmes
1958 July 31
7/42
W. H. (Ted) Holmes
1949 September 4
7/43
Jacob Kanzler
circa 1950
7/44
Clyde Leon Keller
1948 March 5
7/45-46
Francis Lambert
1958 July 9
7/47
Ben Hur Lampman
circa 1920, 1949 March 29
7/48
Fletcher Linn
1951 May 3
8/1
E. B. MacNaughton
1950 May 2
8/2
Charles H. Manlove
1943 May 17
8/3
Phil Melochan
1951 May 18
8/4
Dent Mowry
circa 1936
8/5
Audie Murphy
circa 1950
8/6
Morgan S. Odell
1955 September 20
8/7
Robert J. Oppenheimer
1955 May 1
8/8
Paul Patterson
1954 February 8, 1956 January 23
8/9
Theodore Pentland
1941
8/10
Fred Peterson
1952 July 10
8/11
Paul Raver
1960 March 23
8/12
J. J. Rosenberg
1949 November 11
8/13
James Buchanan Russell
circa 1950
8/14
T. H. Schoene
1952 January 3
8/15
Terry D. Schrunk
1950 July 21
8/16
Elmo Smith
1956 February 9
8/17
MacCormac Snow
1949 August 11
8/18
Gus J. Solomon
1959 April 11
8/19
Charles Sprague
1942 February 23
8/20
Glen Stanton
1959 August 26
8/21
Lowell Thomas
1947 March 18
8/22
Henry Thiele
1949 June 29
8/23
Norman Thomas
1950 February 28
Subseries 2: Women
1930-1961
Box/Folder
8/24
Adrianna Katherine Barclay
1933
8/25
Mrs. William Cody
Mrs. William Cody was the wife of Buffalo Bill Cody.
circa 1917
8/26
Mrs. Theron Fells
1951 June 21
8/27
Claire Haney
circa 1950
8/28
Mary Haney
1961 December 5
8/29
Matilda Howard
Also known as Grandma Graham Howard.
circa 1930
8/30
Thelma Howard
Granddaughter of Grandma Graham Howard.
circa 1930
8/31
Edna Levy Frank Holmes
1950 October 5
8/32
Maria Foster Clapton Jackson
1947 September 4
8/33
Mary Lyman Andrews Ladd
circa 1950
8/34
Mrs. Jason Malarkey
1950 April 19
8/35
Mrs. Albert Powers
1959 March 20
8/36
Mrs. Paul Raver
1950 April 7
8/37
Mrs. Gus J. Solomon
1959 April 11
Subseries 3: Groups
1951-1952
Box/Folder
8/38
Walter Boychuk, Allen Eaton, Walter H. Evans, and Fletcher Linn
1952
8/39
George W. Dunn, Ella Dunn Rice, and Fletcher Linn with ancient Indian grinding stones
1951 September 21
Series E: Ships and transportation
1930-1940
Box/Folder
8/40
Ships
circa 1935
8/41
Ships - Elizabeth Bakke
circa 1939-1940
8/42
Ships - Unidentified ship flying Nazi flag
circa 1930
8/43
Ships - Military - Battleships
1937
8/44
Ships - Military - USS Astoria
1937
8/45
Ships - Military - USS Chicago
circa 1935
8/46
Ships - Military - USS Houston
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on board.
1934
8/47
Ships - Military - USS Minneapolis
1937
8/48
Ships - Military - USS Oregon
1912
8/49
Ships - Military - USS Oregon
1939
8/50
Ships - Military - USS Relief
1937
8/51
Ships - Sailing - Old schooner, Portland Harbor
circa 1935
8/52
Ships - Sailing - Taisei Maru
1930
8/53
Ships - Sailing - USS Constitution
1933
8/54
Transportation - Aviation - Russian airplane
1937
Series F: Other subjects
1918-1940
Box/Folder
9/1
Agriculture - Buildings - Deserted house
circa 1935
9/2
Agriculture - Cranberry harvest
Includes image of Anna Boychuk.
circa 1940
9/3
Agriculture - Hops dryer
circa 1935
9/4
Agriculture - Sheep
circa 1940
9/5
Eclipse of the sun
1918
9/6
Fishing
circa 1935
9/7
Nature studies
Includes swans, geese, "snow birds," and humming birds.
circa 1935
9/8
Natures studies - Flowers
Includes magnophilla, balsam orchiza, trillium, daphne, and dogwood.
circa 1935
9/9
Nature studies - Plants
Includes lewisii rediviva, balsam, and bear grass.
circa 1935
9/10
Nature studies - Trees
Includes magnolia, mistletoe-oak, cherry, chinquapin, vine maple, and apple.
circa 1935
9/11
Scenic views
Includes birches and jonquilla, woodland road.
circa 1935
9/12
Scenic views with people
Woodland trail with female hiker, "Homeward Bound."
circa 1925
Series G: Copy work
1915-1959
Box/Folder
9/13
Bradford Island
circa 1925
Oversize B/1
Old Hoffman Cabin
Originally taken in 1853; copy print undated
9/14
Mitchell's Tunnel
circa 1915
Oversize B/1
Inauguration of Elisha P. Ferry as first governor of Washington state
Originally taken 1889 November 18; copy print made 1927
9/15
Abraham Lincoln and family
Originally taken circa 1860; copy undated
9/16
Pope John XXII
1959 March 25
9/17
Portland Hotel
Originally taken 1890; copy undated
9/18
Terwilliger School
Originally taken circa 1900; copy undated
9/19
Portland flood
Originally taken 1890; copy undated
9/20
Portland harbor
Originally taken 1895; copy undated
9/21
Skiing
1932 February 21
Series H: Historic American Building Survey
1930-1951
Subseries 1: Residences
Box/Folder
9/22
Applegate
Home of Kaspar Kubli.
circa 1930-1931
9/23
Ashland
Homes of Hugh Barron, Patrick Dunn, and W. C. Meyer.
circa 1930-1931
9/24
Central Point
Home of Thomas Fletcher Beall
undated
9/25
Champoeg
Home of Robert Newell.
circa 1930-1931
9/26
Eugene
Homes of Prior Blair, Dr. Chapman, Thomas Condon, and J. J. Walton, as well as of Masterson Farm.
circa 1930-1931
9/27
Gold Hill
Home of David Birdseye.
circa 1930-1931
9/28
Hubbard
Stauffer family home.
circa 1930-1931
9/29
Jacksonville
Homes of Applegate family, C. C. Beekman, John Bilger, Peter Britt, and William Bybee.
circa 1935
9/30
Jacksonville
Homes of James Cardwell, Benjamin Franklin Dowell, Michael Hanley, Herman Helm, Herbert Hanna, and William Hoffman.
circa 1935
9/31
Jacksonville
Homes of Henry Klippel, Kasper Kubli, and David Linn.
circa 1935
9/32
Jacksonville
Homes of James McCurty, J. N. Y. Miller, Max Mueller, Jerry Nunan, John Orth, P. P. Prim, Thomas G. Reams, and John E. Ross.
circa 1935
9/33
Medford
Home of Gore family.
circa 1930-1931
9/34
Milwaukie
Home of Seth Llewelyn.
1930
9/35
Oregon City
Homes of J. C. Ainsworth, John Barclay, William Livingston Holmes ("Rose far,"), and Norton McCarver.
1930
9/36
Oregon City
Home of John McLoughlin.
circa 1930-1931
9/37
Portland
Home of Winslow Corbett.
circa 1930-1931
9/38
Portland
Home of Jacob Kramm.
circa 1935
9/39
Portland
Home of John Kern.
circa 1945
9/40
Reedville
Home of Simon G. Reed.
1930
9/41
Silverton
Home of Homer Davenport.
undated
9/42
Salem
Home of E. N. Cook.
circa 1930-1931
9/43
Scotts Valley
Home of John Letsom.
circa 1930-1931
9/44
Talent
Home of E. K. Anderson.
circa 1930-1931
9/45
Yoncalla
Home of Charles Applegate.
circa 1930-1931
Subseries 2: Buildings
Box/Folder
10/1
Crawfordsville Mill
circa 1930-1931
10/2
Dalles - Fort Dalles
circa 1945
10/3
Dayton - Block House
circa 1930-1931
10/4
Eagle Point - Brown Warehouse
circa 1945
10/5
Jacksonville - Business buildings
Includes the C. C. Beekman Bank. Brunner Building, I.O.O.F. Building, Wes Kahler's Law Office, J. W. Opp Quartz Mill, Patrick Ryan Store, and the U.S. Hotel.
circa 1935
10/6
Jacksonville - Churches
Includes the Catholic church and the Presbyterian church.
circa 1935
10/7
Jacksonville - Public buildings
Includes city hall, Masonic building, fire station, and museum.
circa 1935
10/8
Jacksonville - Maps
circa 1935
10/9
New Era Church
circa 1940
10/10
Parkersville Hotel
1941 March 30
10/11
Pleasant Grove Church
1941 March 31
10/12
Portland - Pioneer Post Office
circa 1935
10/13
Rock Point - Stage Coach House
1951 September 29
10/14
Salem - Old Court House
1951 September 29
10/15
Salem - Old State Capitol
Includes image of Anna Boychuk.
circa 1931-1935
10/16
Scio - Providence Church
1941 March 30
10/17
Silverton - Liberal University
circa 1940
10/18
St. Louis - Catholic church
circa 1940
10/19
St. Paul - Catholic church
circa 1940
10/20
Wolf Creek Tavern
circa 1940
Series I: Golden Gate International Exposition
1940
Box/Folder
10/21
Berkeley, Calif.
1940
10/22
Buildings
Includes locations in Salinas Valley, Monterey, and Palo Alto, Calif.
1940
10/23
San Francisco
1940
10/24
San Francisco - Golden Gate International Exposition
1940
10/25
San Francisco - Golden Gate International Exposition sculptures
1940
10/26
Carmel, Calif.
1940
10/27
California missions
Includes Santa Barbara and San Miguel.
1940
10/28
California - Scenes
Includes coast and redwoods.
1940

Group 2:  Vintage prints, 1922-1957Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Series A: Oregon locations
1930-1957
Box/Folder
Oversize B/1
Lost Creek Meadows
Photographed titled by Boychuk, "Valley of Contentment, Oregon."
undated
10/29
Milwaukie - Llewellyn residence
1930
10/30
Oregon City - McLaughlin residence
circa 1930-1931
Oversize B/1
Portland - Temple Beth Israel Synagogue
undated
10/31
Portland - St. Johns Bridge
circa 1936
10/32
Portland - Firefighting
1933 August 1
10/33
Portland - Mary Mallory studio
circa 1936
10/34
Portland - Harry A. Roberts residence
circa 1936
10/35
Portland - St. Thomas More church
1940 September 22
10/36
Portland - University Club
1952
10/37
Eastern Oregon - Alvord Ranch
circa 1945
Series B: Portraits
1922-1957
Box/Folder
10/38
Men - George J. Annola
circa 1957
10/39
Men - Adolph Aschoff
1930 May 17
Oversize B/1
Men - Ernest Bloch
1957 February 20
Oversize B/1
Men - Hamilton Corbett
1959 August 18
Oversize B/1
Men - Dr. Ira N. Gabrielson
undated
Oversize B/1
Men - Jesse B. Hornung
undated
Oversize B/1
Men - Jacques Gershkovitz
circa 1950
10/40
Men - Francis Lambert
1952 March 6
Oversize B/1
Men - Ben Hur Lampman
1944 March 29
10/41
Men - Fletcher Linn
1951 May 3
Oversize B/1
Men - Dent Mowry
circa 1936
Oversize B/1
Men - Dr. Morgan S. Odell
1955 September 20
Oversize B/1
Men - David Robinson
1950 July 10
Oversize B/1
Women - Maria Foster Clapton Jackson
1947 September 4
10/42
Women - Anne Kerr
1928
10/43
Women - Mrs. Duncan Shields
1928 July 1
10/44
Women - Unidentified
circa 1936
Oversize B/1
Women - Unidentified
undated
10/45
Group - Mazamas, Three Sisters outing
1922
10/46
Group - George W. Dunn, Ella Dunn Rice, and Fletcher Linn
1951
10/47
Group - Tom Young family
1957
10/48
Group - Theater - Junior Pageant
Depicts Ruby Asquith and Claire Leonard as Beauty and the Beast.
1928
Series C: Historic American Buildings Survey
1930-1951
Oregon
Box/Folder
11/1
Anlauf - Mt. House Hotel
undated
11/2
Applegate
Includes homes of Peter Applegate and Kasper Kubli.
undated
11/3
Ashland
Includes homes of H. F. Barron, Hugh Barron, W. C. Meyer, and Patrick and Mary M. Dunn.
undated
11/4
Aurora - Home of Dr. Keil
undated
11/5
Central Point - Thomas F. Beall home
undated
11/6
Champoeg - Robert Newell home
undated
11/7
The Dalles - Fort Dalles
undated
11/8
Dayton - Block House
undated
11/9
Eagle Point - George Brown & Sons warehouse
undated
11/10
Eugene
Includes homes of Prior Brown, D. Bristow, Thomas Condon, W. A. Masterson, and J. J. Walton.
undated
11/11
Gold Hill - Chauvner family home
undated
11/12
Grants Pass - David N. Birdseye home
undated
11/13
Hubbard - Stauffer family home
undated
11/14
Jacksonville - Business buildings
Includes Beekman Bank, Brunner Building, City Hall, Wes Kohler Law Office, McCully Building, Opp Quartz Mill, and the U.S. Hotel.
undated
11/16
Jacksonville - Public buildings
Includes Jacksonville Museum, Masonic building, and Old Fire Bell.
undated
11/17
Jacksonville - Residences
Homes of J. C. Ainsworth, the Armstrong family, Cornelius C. Beekman, John Bilger, Peter Britt, and William Bybee.
undated
11/18
Jacksonville - Residences
Homes of the Cardwell family, Benjamin Franklin Dowell, the Dox family, Michael Hanley, Herbert H. Hanna, the Harbaugh family, William Hoffman, and Herman Holm.
undated
12/1
Jacksonville - Residences
Homes of the Jacobs family, Henry Klipple, Kasper Kubli, the Levy family, David Linn, and the Love family.
undated
12/2
Jacksonville - Residences
Homes of James Mason McCully, J. N. T. Miller, Max Mueller, Jerry Numan, John Orth, Pain Page Prim, the Pape family, Thomas G. Reames, and John E. Ross.
undated
12/3
Medford
Homes of the Gore and Vandyke families.
undated
12/4
Milwaukie - Seth Llewellyn home
undated
12/5
Newburg - John Henry Minthorn home
undated
12/6
Oregon City
Homes of Forbes Barclay, William Livingston Holmes, Norton McCarver, and John McLoughlin.
undated
12/7
Portland
Includes homes of Henry Winslow Corbett and John Kern, Front Street, and Skidmore Fountain.
undated
12/8
Reedville - Simon G. Reed home
undated
12/9
Riddle - Abner Riddle home
undated
12/10
Rock Point - Stage Coach House
undated
12/11
Salem
Includes home of E. N. Cook, Court House, and Old State Capitol.
undated
12/12
Silverton
Includes home of Homer Davenport and the Parkersville Hotel.
undated
12/13
Scotts Valley - John Letsom home
undated
12/14
St. Louis - Catholic church
undated
12/15
St. Paul - Catholic church
undated
12/16
Wolf Creek Tavern
undated
12/17
Yoncalla - Charles Applegate home
undated
Washington
Box/Folder
12/18
Mary's Corner - John R. Jackson home
undated
12/19
Vancouver - Hudson Bay Apple Tree
undated

Group 4:  Pictorial Oregon: Twenty-Four Memorable Photographs by Walter Boychuk, 1941Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 10/49

Printed booklet of photomechanical prints of Boychuk's photographs, edited by Harry Bigelow Coffin and published by Beattie & Hoffman (Portland, Or.).

Group 5:  "Pacific Northwest by Boychuk" photograph album, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Box is located in Oversize B.

Bound album of photographs taken by Boychuk, annotated with his titles and negative numbers.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Architectural photography
  • Ships--Oregon--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)--Photographs
  • Historic American Buildings Survey--Photographs.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bonneville Dam (Or. and Wash.)--Photographs
  • Columbia River Gorge (Or. and Wash.)--Photographs
  • Hood, Mount (Or.)--Photographs
  • Portland (Or.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints
  • Photomechanical prints