Stillaguamish Country Club Photograph Collection, 1920-circa 1945

Overview of the Collection

Stillaguamish Country Club
Stillaguamish Country Club Photograph Collection
1920-circa 1945 (inclusive)
15 photographic prints (1 folder)
Collection Number
PH0 665
Photographs documenting a Snohomish County, Wash., country club focused on outdoor activities.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries' Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials curator is required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

On May 7th, 1924, C.F. Reynolds, Howard Seabury, E.S. Brackett, B.P. Kirkland, and S. Clarke established the Stillaguamish Fishing Country Club. They shortened the name to Stillaguamish Country Club on December 6, 1925, when they revised the club’s original land contract. The property was used as a weekend camping club in Snohomish County, complete with organizational policies regarding guests, acceptable conduct, etc., and a caretaker for the grounds.

A promotional brochure describes the Stillaguamish Country Club as “an exclusive club ‘for Forest Folk,’ embracing all phases of outdoor life.” Club property consisted of 150 acres of wooded land located between Snoqualmie, Washington, and the Mt. Baker National Forest, where French Creek meets the north fork of the Stillaguamish River.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of fifteen photographs that were originally part of a scrapbook documenting the history of the Stillaguamish Country Club from its incorporation in 1924 through ca. 1945. The scrapbook was compiled by Eleanor Iorns, chairman of the club’s History and Traditions Committee. Included are images of significant club members and buildings.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Images are arranged according to their original scrapbook order.

Custodial History

Appears to have belonged to Irene Hippe and then passed to Chester Kingsbury.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Chester Kinsbury estate via Jan Snyder, 2003.

Processing Note

Processed by Richard Visick, 2004.

Relocated from the Stillaguamish Country Club Scrapbook, Accession no. 5358-1, in the repository in 2003. Photocopies of the images were placed in the original scrapbook, which contains historical items such as letters and ephemera.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1   Mrs. Eleanor Iorns June 20, 1919
1 2   Original club office building between 1924 and 1925?
1 3   Fallen tree spanning French Creek
From accompanying material: Our first bridge.
between 1924 and 1925?
1 4   Woman on porch of Friendship Lodge 1935
1 5   Friendship Lodge
Friendship Lodge was begun in April 1933. Written on verso: Hand split shakes. Cedar lined. Rustic trim. S.W. Indian designs on living room floor 1939. Trees and shrubs dedicated to various friends. Cabin finished very gradually over a period of years. Most of work done on weekends.
1 6   Erwin and Irene Hippe 1940
1 7   Group inside Cedar Lodge, the community clubhouse between 1930 and 1933?
1 8   Eleanor Iorns cabin between 1930 and 1935?
1 9   French Creek between 1930 and 1935?
1 10   Guest cabin 1930
1 11   Eleanor Iorns inside cabin between 1930 and 1935?
1 12   People fishing at French Creek between 1930 and 1933?
1 13   Edna McBride outside Shady Glen cabin between 1930 and 1935?
1 14   Christmas card from Eleanor Iorns showing mountain between 1940 and 1945?
1 15   Stone fireplace and chimney among cabin ruins
From accompanying material: Memorial to Professor Kirkland who built the fireplace in the old lodge. When do we rebuild?

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Iorns, Eleanor--Photographs

Corporate Names

  • Stillaguamish Country Club

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Subject Terms

  • Country clubs--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Lodges--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Log cabins--Washington (State)--Photographs

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Subject Terms

  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)