Myron Samuel Huckle Photographs of Washington State University, 1924-1930

Overview of the Collection

Myron Samuel Huckle Photographs of Washington State University
1924-1930 (inclusive)
3 containers, (2.5 linear feet of Shelf Space), (Approximately 1849 items)
Collection Number
PC 31
The collection consists of 14 scrapbooks consisting of black and white photographic prints of WSU campus buildings, student activities, athletics, faculty and campus groups. The photographs are roughly organized by subject.
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
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Myron Samuel Huckle graduated from Washington State College in 1927 with a BS in mechanical engineering. He supported himself while in college and for a few years following as a professional photographer. After leaving Pullman he taught for fifteen years: one year at the thermodynamics laboratory at Harvard University, five years in aeronautics at MIT, and nine as President of the U.S. Engineering School. He spent thirty-three years as Air Reserve officer with five years active duty in World War II. He retired as a Lt. Col. in 1968. He also spent nine years as industrial engineer with the Defense Supply Agency at San Francisco. Myron Huckle passed away in Seattle on July 4, 1982. He and his wife three children, two of whom attended WSU.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of 14 scrapbooks consisting of black and white photographic prints of WSU campus buildings, student activities, athletics, faculty and campus groups. The photographs are somewhat organized by subject.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The photographs are in their original sequence, which is somewhat organized by subject. Correspondence and biographical infromation from Myron Huckle is in a folder after scrapbook #2 (the folder is labeled 2.5). The folder also contains Sports Information Director's Richard Fry's 1989-2004 identifications of the athletes in the photos in scrapbook 2.

Acquisition Information

The Myron S. Huckle photographic scrapbook collection consists of scrapbooks donated by Myron Huckle to the Washington State University Library in September, 1978 (78-37) and from scrapbooks which had been received by the library from other sources prior to 1970.

Processing Note

This collection was processed by David Smestad in November, 1978.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Scrapbook Return to Top

1: Plays
2: Athletics (including football, tennis, golf, track, baseball, wrestling, boxing, gymnastics and basketball), cheerleaders and game rallies
3: Faculty portraits, group portraits
4: Plays, musical groups, campus scenes, students, group portraits
5: Plays, dancers, campus scenes, Pullman, harvest scenes
6: Campus scenes, buildings, classrooms and laboratories, students, Pullman, plays, dormitories, President Holland
7: Buildings on campus, 1924-1930
Includes architectural plans and models, construction of Commons Hall, Troy Hall, Duncan Dunn, Bohler Gym, Field House and Hospital. Photos of M.C. Connelly (contractor), Stanley Smith (college architect), and Fred Whiteside (foreman). Also includes sororities and fraternities and building interiors.
8: College of Agriculture (classes, laboratories, buildings, exhibits, farm, livestock)
9: Groups (activities, dormitories, fraternities and sororities, classes, train depot, faculty)
10: Silver Lake, buildings, campus scenes, football games, Pullman
11: Interiors of campus buildings (classrooms, dormitories, etc.)
12: Men's athletics, Spurs, game rallies, signs and displays, winning cups and footballs
13: Women's activities
14: Buildings, students, sports, campus, bands, military, laboratories, and activities

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Historic buildings -- Washington (State) -- Pullman.
  • Universities and colleges -- Washington (State) -- History.
  • Washington State University -- Buildings.
  • Washington State University -- History.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic prints -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- 1924-1930.
  • Progress photographs -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- 1924-1930.
  • Scrapbooks -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- 1924-1930