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North Central Washington, Columbia Basin, and Grand Coulee Reclamation, Irrigation and Farming Photographs, 1905-1954
Overview of the Collection
- North Central Washington, Columbia Basin, and Grand Coulee Reclamation, Irrigation and Farming Photographs
- 1905-1954 (inclusive)1905-19541905-1954
bulk 1950s (bulk)1950-19541950-1954
- 0.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 Box)
- Collection Number
- PC 91 (collection)
- 175 images of eastern Washington state geographic and agricultural features, primarily taken in the 1950s.
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.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection consists of 73 folders photographs of eastern Washington state geographic and agricultural features, primarily taken in the 1950s. The provenance of the photographs is unknown, but based on notes on their backs it appears a number of them were used in a magazine or newsletter of some sort. A significant number of the images were taken by Theo H. Scheffer, of the U.S. Department of the Interior (Fish and Wildlife). Combining those facts with the knowledge that Mr. Scheffer was in Puyallup at the time, we speculate that these images were collected by someone at the WSU-affiliated Puyallup Experiment Station.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Copyright restrictions apply.
North Central Washington, Columbia Basin, and Grand Coulee Reclamation, Irrigation and Farming Photographs, 1905-1954 (PC 91)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The geographic items are ordered alphabetically in a series at the start (folders 1-45), followed by primarily agricultural photographs which appear to be unordered (folders 46-66). Folders 67-73 are negatives only, lacking prints, and appear to be unordered. The collection contains a mix of both photographs (about 175) and negatives ( about 50). Almost all items are labeled, but very few are dated.
Materials were organized and refoldered after acquisition.
Frank Arthur Banks Papers, 1913-1957 (Cage 40)
Papers on Columbia River Basin Shipping and Development, 1934-1936 (Cage 755)
Ralph J. Kugelman Grand Coulee Dam Construction Photographs, 1930s (Cage 5149)
Grand Coulee Dam and Columbia Basin Project Photographs, 1935-1950 (PC 182)
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Farming -- Columbia River Valley
- Farming -- Washington (State), Eastern
- Irrigation -- Columbia River Valley
- Irrigation -- Washington (State), Eastern
- Columbia River
- Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
- Scheffer, Theo H. (creator)