Evans Family WSC Postcards Collection, 1911-1915

Overview of the Collection

Evens (Family)
Evans Family WSC Postcards Collection
1911-1915 (inclusive)
0.25 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 Box), (153 Items)
Collection Number
PC 192 (collection)
Primarily commercially published black and white postcards depicting the State College of Washington (Washington State University) during the years 1911-1915.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Evan I. Evans of Hartline, WA, graduated from the veterinary program at the State College of Washington in 1915; his nephew Daniel Chester Evans completed the same program in 1919.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of 153 items (three documents and 150 images) primarily depicting student activities on the campus of the State College of Washington (later Washington State University) during the years of 1911-1915.

The majority of the images are commercially produced postcards, most from local photographers Robert Burns and Artopho Studios.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The published postcards are in the public domain due to copyright expiration. The few unpublished items remain under copyright until 70 years after the death of the creator, or until 120 years after the date of creation if authorship cannot be determined.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Evans Family WSC Postcards Collection, 1911-1915 (PC 192)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Materials are organized alphabetically by subject.

Acquisition Information

Jim Walesby, a 1970 WSU graduate, donated these materials to Lynne Haley of WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine on September 16th, 2020. The material had originally been collected by Walesby’s grandfather and uncle, Evan I. Evans and Chester Evans, who had both graduated from the WSC veterinary school, in 1915 and 1919 respectively. They had remained in the family since. On December 1, 2020 they were transferred to the WSU Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) and retained as UPC 20-03.

Processing Note

University Archivist Mark O’English processed this collection in January of 2021.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Athletics. Baseball players and teams, 1913-1914. Most are 1914 player portraits.
10 items
1 2 Athletics. Football games, 1911, 1913.
7 items
1 3 Athletics. Football players.
12 items
1 4 Athletics. Other.
6 items
1 5 Athletics. Track and cross-country. Most are the 1914 NWC Meet.
9 items
1 6 Campus buildings and scenes.
15 items
1 7 Campus Day, 1913, 1914.
13 items
1 8 Class competitions, 1911-1915.
24 items
1 9 Documents. College Record (transcipt), Corps of Cadets discharge, Diploma.
3 items
1 10 Encampment (military / ROTC).
3 items
1 11 Fraternity and sorority. Gamma Delta and Kappa Alpha Theta.
3 items
1 12 Glee club.
2 items
1 13 Home Guard, 1913.
4 items
1 14 May Fete, 1913, 1914.
9 items
1 15 Pullman. Includes artesian well.
6 items
1 16 Student and campus life.
15 items
1 17 Veterinary students.
12 items

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Postcards -- Washington (State) -- Pullman.

Personal Names

  • Evans, Chester -- Records and correspondence.

Corporate Names

  • State College of Washington -- History -- Photographs
  • State College of Washington -- Students -- History -- Photographs.

Family Names

  • Evans (Family) -- Records and correspondence.
  • Evans, Evan I. -- Records and correspondence.

Geographical Names

  • Pullman (Wash.) -- History -- Photographs

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Burns, Robert -- photographer (creator)
    Corporate Names
    • Artopho Studios -- creator (creator)