Edward E. Harpham papers and oral history interview, 1911-2013  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Harpham, Edward E
Title
Edward E. Harpham papers and oral history interview
Dates
1911-2013 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.93 cubic feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 sound cassette (ca. 40 minutes) and 1 summary)
Collection Number
3967
Summary
Tape-recorded interview describing the shipwreck of the troop carrier "Tuscania" on the coast of Scotland, his survival and recuperation
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

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Edward Everett Harpham was part of the University of Washington class of 1914 in the College of Forestry. Harpham, a veteran of World War I, was aboard the troop carrier S.S. Tuscania when it was torpedoed in 1918 by the German U-Boat UB-77 while transporting American troops to Europe. Though over 200 perished in this incident, Harpham survived and continued his work in the U.S. Army. Immediately following the war, he attended a business program at the University in Toulouse.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

These papers consist of a tape recorded interview with Harpham conducted by Emmy Lou Harpham Manning as well as photographs, postcards, and a photo album documenting Harpham's time in Europe during and after WWI, newsclippings, correspondence and other materials related to the sinking of the Tuscania.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3967-001: Edward Everett Harpham papers, 1976Return to Top

1 sound cassette (ca. 40 minutes); Summary.

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview conducted by Emmy Lou Harpham Manning; summarizing article, 1976. Harpham, a veteran of World War I, describes the shipwreck of the troop carrier "Tuscania" on the coast of Scotland, his survival and recuperation. He touches on subsequent work in the U.S. Army during the rest of the war and his attendance in a business program at the University in Toulouse immediately following the war.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Bibliographic Source: Josephine Harpham. Santa Barbara, CA

Accession No. 3967-002: Edward Everett Harpham papers, 1911-1985Return to Top

1.93 cubic feet (5 boxes and 1 oversize folder )

Scope and Content: Photographs, postcards, and a photo album documenting Harpham's time in Europe during and after WWI, newsclippings, correspondence and other materials related to the Tuscania shipwreak. Academic related documents and notes are also included in the collection.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Emmy Lou Keller, 2013-07-29

Container(s) Description Dates
Series 1: WWI French Postcards
Box Accession
1 3967-002
Le Mont-Dore, Pau & Versailles la Ville
undated
1 3967-002
Paris, Toulouse & Bordeaux
undated
1 3967-002
Paris-Vues Artistiques, La Bourbouie & Sites-Monuments-Curiosites-D'angers
undated
1 3967-002
Paris
undated
Series 2: Travel Books
1914-1918
Box Accession
1 3967-002
French to English Pocket Dictionary
undated
1 3967-002
French Grammar Books
1914-1918
1 3967-002
"A Popular History of France"
1918
1 3967-002
Maps of Paris
undated
1 3967-002
Map & Places of Toulouse
1919
2 3967-002
French Dictionary
1919
2 3967-002
Guide to Islay, Scotland Book
c. 1911
Series 3: Letters
1914-1977
Box Accession
2 3967-002
Letters from Harpham to His Mother
1918-1919
2 3967-002
Misc. Correspondence
1969-1976
2 3967-002
Forest Service Correspondence
1914-1916
2 3967-002
Langley Letter to Mrs. Everett Harpham
1977
Series 4: Misc. Files
1914-2013
Box Accession
2 3967-002
Forest Class Notes-Prior to WWI
undated
2 3967-002
Misc. Reprints, Journal Articles & Clippings
c. 1918
2 3967-002
Chateau Thiery, France Postcard & Trinket
c. 1914-1918
2 3967-002
Snow Creek Lumber Co. Data Notebooks (prior to attending UW)
1914-1915
2 3967-002
Misc. French Souvenirs
undated
2 3967-002
Toulouse University Programs, Reports, Newspaper & Special Orders
1919
2 3967-002
University of Paris Language Guide
1919
3 3967-002
Toulouse Class Notes & Journal
1919
3 3967-002
Historical Markers
1961
3 3967-002
WWI Sheet Music
c. 1919
3 3967-002
"The Literary Digest" Issues
1918
3 3967-002
Photocopy of Painting of Madame & Child
undated
3 3967-002
UW Special Collections "Deed of Gift"
2013
3 3967-002
U.S. Army Service Discharge Holder with Enlistment & Discharge Records
1919-1922
3 3967-002
Purple Heart Award
1918
5 3967-002
Qu' Est-Ce Que C'Est Newspapers
1919
5 3967-002
WWI Sheet Music
undated
5 3967-002
University Certificates
1918-1919
folder:oversize
OS folder 3967-002
Panoramic Painting of Biarritz, France
1919
Series 5: Tuscania
1918-1984
Box Accession
3 3967-002
Misc. Correspondence & Related Photos and Postcards
1981
3 3967-002
News Clipping from the National Tuscania Survivors Association
1972
3 3967-002
Photo, Article, Newspaper Clippings and Correspondence on Tuscania Survivors
1918-1972
3 3967-002
Tuscania Survivors Reunions' Photos, Pamphlets, Newspaper Clippings, Ephemera, Correspondence, Publications & Other Materials
1918-1985
3 3967-002
Tuscania Related Correspondence
1918-1977
3 3967-002
Newspapers & Newspaper Clippings on Tuscania
1918-1978
3 3967-002
Misc. Files on Tuscania Survivors & Deaths
1918-1984
3 3967-002
Thumbnail & Postcards Relating to the Tuscania
1918
3 3967-002
Personal Account of Tuscania with Picture
c. 1918
5 3967-002
Tuscania Handkerchief
1918
Series 6: Photographs
1918-1933
Box Accession
3 3967-002
Picture of U.S. Soldiers at Toulouse
undated
3 3967-002
Photo of UW Students Stationed at Toulouse
c. 1919
3 3967-002
Photo of Avignon, Southern France Painting
1919
3 3967-002
"Home of the Popes" Avignon, France Photo
1919
3 3967-002
Photo of Harpham at University of Toulouse
1919
3 3967-002
UW Group at Toulouse University Photo
1919
3 3967-002
France
1918
3 3967-002
Tuscania Ship
1918
3 3967-002
White Hart Hotel, Port Ellen
c. 1918
3 3967-002
Scottish Highlander Cottage
1918
3 3967-002
Negatives
c. 1918-1919
4 3967-002
Photo album/scrapbook
1918-1933

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Postcards--France--Specimens
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives
  • World War, 1914-1918--Songs and music
  • World War, 1914-1918--Veterans
  • Personal Names :
  • Harpham, Everett E.--Archives
  • Harpham, Everett E.--Interviews
  • Corporate Names :
  • Tuscania (Ship)
  • University of Washington--Students--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • France--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Ephemera
  • Interviews
  • Maps
  • Personal correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Sound recordings

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)