Harry "Hack" Applequist Photographs, 1906-1966

Overview of the Collection

Applequist, Harry A.
Harry "Hack" Applequist Photographs
1906-1966 (inclusive)
.25 Linear Feet of Shelf Space, (1 box), (57 items)
Collection Number
PC 33 (collection)
The collection consists of WSU athletic photographs, mostly from 1912-1916, and mostly of football and include the 1916 Rose Bowl game.
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
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Harry "Hack" Applequist attended Washington State College and received a degree in geology in 1916. He played tackle on the undefeated 1915 football team which went to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on January 1, 1916 and defeated Brown University. He also played on the baseball team.

He followed the profession of geology for a time, but was offered a job on the WSU coaching staff by Athletic Director J. Fred Bohler and became assistant football coach and head baseball coach from 1923-1926. In 1923 he married Mildred Perry, also a WSU graduate. Again leaving WSU, he accepted a coaching position in Sacramento, California, and eventually became coordinator of the Sacramento City Unified School District's entire physical education program, a position he retained until he retired in 1956.

Hach Applequist died November, 1976 in Sacramento at the age of 86.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of WSU athletic photographs from 1912-1916, most of which are of football and include the 1916 Rose Bowl game. A few of the photographs are of the WSU baseball and track teams.

Also included are photographs of the 1966 Rose Bowl reunion, a 1906 photo of Hack Applequist as a wrestler and two photographs of a pit mine in Butte, Montana, ca. 1920.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

In addition to existing in print form, the entirety of this collection was digitally scanned and described in 2009 by Susan Mayer, under the supervision of University Archivist Mark O'English. All of the images from this collection have been digitized and can be found online in the: Pullman and the Palouse Digital Collection.

Preferred Citation

[Item description] Harry "Hack" Applequist Photographs, 1906-1966 (PC 33)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

The Harry Applequist photograph collection was donated to the Washington State University in 1978 by Mrs. Harry Applequist of Sacramento, California. It was received by the library in August, 1978. Clippings, play-by-play telegrams, and other mementos (MS 78-53) were seperated and processed seperately.

Processing Note

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

Separated Materials

Clippings, play-by-play telegrams, and other mementos were seperated and collected in the Harry A. Applequist Papers 1916-1966 (Cage 393).

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Rose Bowl (Football game) -- History.
  • Universities and colleges -- Washington (State) -- History.

Corporate Names

  • Washington State University -- Sports -- History.