Franklin Raney photographs, 1927-1942

Overview of the Collection

Raney , Franklin Chalmers, 1921-2009
Franklin Raney photographs
1927-1942 (inclusive)
1 folder
Collection Number
PG 111
Photographs featuring the University of Idaho campus, professors from the College of Forestry, Moscow Mountain, and the Coeur d'Alene National Forest.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Franklin Chalmers Raney was born 23 October 1921 in Spokane, Washington. Graduating from Lewis and Clark High School in 1939, he went on to attend the University of Idaho between 1941 and 1943. While at the university Raney lived in the Idaho Club, a living cooperative built in 1935. He was also a member of the Christian Science Social Club known as the Sentinel Club.

He left the university when World War II began and the army sent him to University of Chicago to finish his degree in Meteorology. Later, he earned a Master of Science degree from Washington State College (now Washington State University) and finally a PhD from University of California Berkeley.

In 1966, Raney became an associate professor of Geography at Western Washington University, retiring 20 years later in 1986. He died 19 April 2009 in Bellingham, Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of 42 photographs, four negatives, and one newspaper clipping featuring images of the University of Idaho campus and professors, as well as scenes from East Moscow Mountain and the Coeur d'Alene National Forest. Materials date between 1927 and 1942.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Description of Item], Franklin Raney photographs, PG 111, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, ID

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Materials donated by Franklin Raney in 1992. [MA 1998-17]


Gibbs, Rafe. Beacon for Mountain and Plain; Story of the University of Idaho. Moscow]: [U of Idaho], 1962. Print.

"Franklin Chalmers Raney (1921-2009) - Find A..." Find a Grave, 2009,

"The Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook Collection." The Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook Collection. Ed. University of Idaho. Library. Digital Initiatives. University of Idaho Library Digital Initiatives, 2012. Web.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder object
1 1
17 photographic prints
1932-1940, undated
1 2
Morrill Hall - Looking North
1 photographic prints
1 3
Morrill Hall
4 negatives
1 4
School of Forestry Professors
6 photographic prints
Dr. White; Jean Chambers (Secretary); Professor R.K. Pierson; Dean Dwight S. Jeffers; Dr. and Mrs. Irvin Jolley; Dr. V.A. Young
1 5
University Students and Idaho Club
6 photographic prints
Phil Habib; Earl Schatz; Franklin Raney; Harl Aldrich
1 6
East Moscow Mountain
3 photographic prints
2 July 1939, 1 June 1940
1 7
Coeur d'Alene National Forest
9 photographic prints
June-September 1941
1 8
Newspaper clipping on historic preservation of Moscow High School
1 item
February 1991

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • College students
  • Student cooperatives

Corporate Names

  • University of Idaho--Campus
  • University of Idaho--Faculty

Geographical Names

  • Coeur d'Alene National Forest (Idaho)