Edgar Leroy Gilson Scrapbooks, circa 1950  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Gilson, Roy (Edgar Leroy)
Edgar Leroy Gilson Scrapbooks
circa 1950
2.7 linear feet, (2 flat boxes)
Collection Number
The Edgar Leroy Gilson Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs and other ephemera about Whitman College around the 1950s.
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
Telephone: 509-527-5922
Fax: 509-526-4785
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Edgar Leroy Gilson was born on April 29, 1891, in Ritzville, Washington. He graduated from Whitman College, in Walla Walla, Washington, in 1913, going on to work as a dentist in Modesto, California for 37 years. He remained involved with the college, frequently visiting the campus for alumni events. He was a self-professed prolific scrapbooker, and created scrapbooks documenting Whitman College and other organizations. He died on December 27, 1985, at the age of 94.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Edgar Leroy Gilson Scrapbook contains the personal scrapbooks of Edgar Leroy "Roy" Gilson. These scrapbooks. dating from aroun 1950, consist of newspaper clippings, photographs, and other ephemera, spanning from This collection uments life at Whitman College.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Scrapbooks
  • Corporate Names :
  • Whitman College