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Table of Contents
- Overview of the Collection
- Content Description
- Use of the Collection
- Administrative Information
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Names and Subjects
Doelle Family Photographs, 1910-1941
Overview of the Collection
- Doelle Family
- Doelle Family Photographs
- 1910-1941 (inclusive)1910-19411910-1941
- .5 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 box)
- Collection Number
- PC 176 (collection)
- Photographs and ephemeral documents from the Doelle family’s attendance of Washington State College in 1910-1912 and 1939-1941. Primarily deals with fraternity and sorority life.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Henry Doelle graduated from Washington State College (1912 Mining), and went on to become managing director and vice president of British Columbia‘s Sheep Creek Mines.
Doelle had two daughters. Dorothy ('41 English) was a member of Gamma Alpha Chi, the Advertising Club, Panhellenic and Spurs. The other daughter, Shirleigh ('41 General Studies) was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and later was employed by Boeing in drafting.
Shirleigh’s son, Don Lynch, also graduated from Washington State University (’79).
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection consists primarily of photographs and postcards of Washington State College collected by two generations of the Doelle family, from 1910-1912 (25 images), and from 1937-1941 (about 46 images). It also includes about 15 dance cards and other ephemeral documents from 1938-1941.
Henry E. Doelle attended WSC in 1909-1912, and was a founding member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and on the wrestling team. The majority of the items in this timeframe relate to those two activities.
Henry’s daughters, Dorothy and Shirleigh, attended WSC in 1937-1941. Shirleigh was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, and the majority of the items in this era appear to be hers, and to relate to her sorority.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Copyright restrictions may apply.
[Item Description] Doelle Family Photographs, 1910-1941
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The 1937-1941 materials are placed first in this collection, solely because the more fragile 1910-1912 materials are better preserved by being at the back of the box.
The 1937-1941 materials are broken into three small series. Dance cards are first, organized chronologically. Following that are a series of documents and then a series of photographs and postcards, each of which is organized alphabetically by subject.
The 1910-1912 photographs and postcards occupy a single folder.
The materials in this collection were donated to the Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections on April 1, 2019 by Don Lynch, son of Shirleigh Doelle. They were retained as UPC-1901.
Don Lynch has indicated that at some point in the future he may donate his own WSU materials, which might be then added into this collection.
This collection was processed in April, 2019 by University Archivist Mark O’English.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series 1: Dance Cards, 1938-1941Return to Top
Series 2: Documents, 1939-1941Return to Top
Letters, programs, articles, 1941
Phone lists, 1939-1941
Songs and music, 1939-1941
Series 3: Photographs and Postcards, 1937-1941Return to Top
Delta Delta Delta, 1940-1941
Delta Delta Delta, large images, 1939-1941
Graduation and campus, 1940-1941
Postcards, general campus, 1937-1941
Photographs and Postcards, 1910-1912Return to Top
Container(s): Box 1, Folder 13
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Greek letter societies--Washington (State)--Pullman--History
- Doelle, Dorothy
- Doelle, Henry E.
- Doelle, Shirleigh
- Delta Delta Delta--History--Sources
- Gamma Alpha Chi--History--Sources
- Phi Delta Theta Fraternity--History--Sources
- State College of Washington--Students--History--Sources
- State College of Washington--Wrestling--History--Sources
- Washington State University--Students--History--Sources
- Washington State University--Wrestling--History--Sources
- Doelle Family
- Doelle, Dorothy (creator)
- Doelle, Henry E. (creator)
- Doelle, Shirleigh (creator)
- Lynch, Don (creator)