Grant Senour Photographs, 1937-1954

Overview of the Collection

Senour, Grant
Grant Senour Photographs
1937-1954 (inclusive)
1 linear foot
Collection Number
XOE_CPNWS0317senour (collection)
The Grant Senour photographs contain a mix of family, military (Marines), hiking and mountaineering in the Cascade and Olympic ranges, and aerial images.
Western Washington University, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Archives Building
808 25th St.
Bellingham, WA
Telephone: (360) 650-7534
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Grant Senour was born November 19, 1913. He was raised and spent most of his life in the Shoreline area (north of Seattle) of Washington State. He served in the Marines during WWII in the Pacific Theater. He enjoyed hiking, flying and boating throughout his life. Grant Senour passed away October 20, 2009.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Grant Senour Photographs are composed of three folders and two photograph albums. The folders contain writings, correspondence, photocopies of photographs, various loose photographs, and a photocopied article from the Naval Aviation Museum periodical ‘Foundation’. The photograph albums contain a mix of family, military (Marines), hiking and mountaineering photographs. The listed dates in the photo albums range from 1937 to 1954, and include photos of many of Washington State’s mountains and mountain ranges including the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. There are also some aerial photographs of mountains and cities as well as some photographs of areas in British Columbia, Canada.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Grant Senour Photographs Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


This collection is arranged in three folders and two photograph albums.

Custodial History

Donated by Norman Senour.

Processing Note

The individual loose photos were placed in labeled protective sleeves.

Processing Note

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1/1 "1 on 1 can be Fatal" : Article from Naval Aviation Museum "Foundation" 9:1 (Fall 1987)
This folder contains a photocopy of an article that appeared in the Naval Aviation Museum magazine "Foundation" in the Fall of 1987.
1/2 Photocopies of annotated images (copies) and correspondence.
This folder contains copies of correspondence from Grant Senour and annotated photocopies of images (mostly mountains and images of Senour in the Marines).
1/3 Loose Photographs (some from albums?)
This folder contains loose photographs of mountains, Senour in his Marine uniform, and some images of family.
1/4 Loose Photographs (donated 2012.08.06) circa 1940s
1/5 Squadron 542 Marine Night Fighter Squadron (publications)
Includes images of Grant M. Senour (Chief Warrant Officer/Engineering Officer) and his company, with some brief notations by Grant Senour.
1946, 2003
1/6 Album A
This album contains images of: the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges; various individual mountains, including Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker; images of family; an airplane named The Cub; and various scenic shots.
1/7 : Album B
This album contains photographs of mountains, including Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker, which Grant Senour was displaying for sale to the public.
1 Aircraft plans (four rolled documents) drawn by Grant Senour 1933

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Hiking--Washington (State)--Mount Rainier National Park--Photographs
  • Mountaineering-- Washington (State)--Photographs

Personal Names

  • Senour, Grant --Archives

Geographical Names

  • Baker, Mount (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Cascade Range--Photographs
  • Mount Rainier National Park (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Olympic Range (Wash.)--Photographs