Washington State University Scrapbooks, 1892-1959

Overview of the Collection

Washington State University Scrapbooks
1892-1959 (inclusive)
6.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (13 Boxes)
Collection Number
PC 5 (collection)
This collection of scrapbooks includes photographs and mementos of student life, campus buildings, athletics, and events, such as the May fete and Thanksgiving at Washington State University.
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.


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This collection consists of donated scrapbooks, generally created by students during their time at Washington State College. Scrapbooks can include newspaper clippings, programs, ephemera, photographs, and other materials; the nature of each scrapbook varies by creator. In general, they document aspects of student life including housing, social activities, athletics, and other activities. Some also contain materials from high school or post-graduation, as well as vacation activities. Scrapbooks are maintained in no particular order. This is an open collection, and further scrapbooks are being added as they are received at MASC.

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Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item descrption]

Washington State University Scrapbooks, 1892-1959 (PC 5)

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

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Separated Materials

The WSC College of Mechanic Arts and Engineering Photo Album, 1928 (PC 94) was, at some point, seperated out into a seperate collection.

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Container(s) Description
1 Scrapbook by Professor William J. Roberts. Photos of campus, surveying class, dorms, landscape of Palouse country, buildings, Pullman, circa 1897. Gift of Arthur K., Williams S., and James D. Roberts, June, 1954. [Missing, August 2009]
1 Photos by Burns and Artopho Studio. Photos of Frosh-Soph Tie up, 1911, athletics, buildings, rallies, people, formal dances, campus, activities, military, President Bryan's house, circa 1911-1912. Gift of Ronald Boeve of Moses Lake in Feb. 1963 (then a freshman in Ferry Hall).
1 Scrapbook from Matsen Collection. Photos of family, trips, grad. class of Pharmacy, 1918; Stevens Hall girls, commencement programs, circa 1915-1918. Programs for 1918, 1941 and 1942.
1 World War I Service Album. Individual photographs of WSU students and faculty who participated in World War I, circa 1936. Collected by F. E. Barnard.
1 Campus photos and postcards, 1909-1910. Pullman flood, 1910. Camp M.E. Hay. Stevens Hall women. Lake Chelan. Collected by Frances Shumway; donated by her granddaughter, Molly Rogers in 1998.
1 Campus and Pullman area photos and postcards, 1913-1917. Campus photos. Holland inauguration. Gowdy home (on B Street). A wedding. Collected by Charles D. Gaines and Hazel Gowdy; donated by their granddaughter, Jeri Archer in 2014.
1 Alice Angle scrapbook of WSC and Pullman area, 1929. Donated by her niece, Carol Wolf in 2003.
1 Catherine Trowbridge Bryden scrapbook of UI, Portland Exposition, and Pullman area, 1903-1930s. 1903-1904 Delta Gamma (Beta Sigma) sorority at University of Idaho. YWCA residents at 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, OR.
2 Prints of Bryan Hall. Includes interior, collections in Bryan Hall as a library, library exhibits, reading room, incunabula, donated special collections, bookplates, and memorial gift plates, circa 1928.
2 Programs, brochures, clippings, and other papers, regarding student activities, 1892-1902.
2 Photographs, clippings, brochures, and programs collected by Ben F. Ferguson, 1935-1939. Gift of Ben F. Ferguson, 1976.
2 Snapshots, photographs, clippings, and postcards of WSU including panoramas of campus during winter 1910 and spring 1911 by Burns, Main St. Pullman, campus activities, Lake de Puddle, store Lauier (Wash.), and Maison Ranch (Eastern Wash.). Collected by Eu Eunice Thrift, 1913-1914. Donated by Mrs. Eunice Collins, 1978.
2 WSU athletic photographs of football, basketball, team portraits, track, and individual football portraits, 1913-1915 from J. Fred Bohler files.
2 Vernetta Engebretson Cunningham WSC memorabilia scrapbook, 1935-1939. Epehemera; includes a lot of university 'paperwork.' Pharmacy student, member of Chi Omega, Theta Sigma Phi, Spurs. Includes late 1930s Cougar Cottage menu and dozens of loose paper fashion cut-outs.
2 WSC postcards and photographs album, 1909-1911. Photographs collected by Ray Matthias Matlock; heavy on track and field and social images. Also includes images of Colfax and Palouse region, one of what appears to be Toodles the Bear, plus two images of Fort Spokane. Gift of grandson Daniel Matlock, 2011-08-05.
3 Panorama postcards by Burns of Pullman and WSC campus 1914; photographs and postcards of WSU buildings, Spokane, wireless station, 1914 seniors planting the class tree, ROTC 1914, Harrington High School, Harrington train station, postcards from Olympia and Spokane collected by Bliss Dana, 1910-1914. Gift from the Rose E. Dana Family.
3 Photographs of the 1912 and 1913 May Fete by Burns, May Queen, picnics, Science Hall, Bryan Hall, CAdets in Lewiston postcards, campus day 1912 by Burns, cadets, Holt Caterpillar Gas tractors, Thanksgiving Ferry Hall 1911, Pullman.
3 Photographs and clippings of Kenneth Baker and WSC’s Men’s Debate Team; work with US Forest Service in northern Idaho circa 1926-1930; received from Debra Baker in 2000 and added to PC5 in 2010.
4 Photographs and negatives of Sigma Phi epsilon group portraits, laying pavement behind the library 1913, Claude Kirkendall's Thrashing Machine 1915 collected by E. E. Henry, circa 1913-1916
4 An incomplete scrapbook with photographs of WSC Military scenes, WSC campus 1914, campus day, school bell, buildings, a football rally downtown Pullman near the Emerson Mercantile building, and Silver lake tug of war.
4 Photographs of athletic events, campus day, Pullman, trains, collected by James Melrose class of 1916 (?), circa 1913-1915.
4 Album of campus photos and memorabilia (dance card, invitations, etc), 1923-1926, by Irwin Ingham and Gladys Jenne Ingham. Envelope in back contains certificates and correspondence, 1920-1991, including invitiations to President Roosevelt reception at Grand Coulee, 1934.
5 Album, 1913-1918. Primarily scenic or biology-oriented photos of San Juans and Puget Sound Biological Station. Photos Kamiak Butte, Steptoe, Moscow Mt., Mt. Baker climb. Lynden freeze and flood, 1917. Some WSC, plus separate folder of loose WSC photos. Collected by Walter Conrad Muenscher (1891-1963) student at WSC 1910-1914. Donated 1993.
5 William H Young WSC/Pullman album, circa 1925-1929. Primarily photographs of campus and Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity life. Donated 2009.
5 Unbound photo album, circa 1914-1916. Primarily photographs of WSC baseball and South Bend, WA; also includes other sports, unidentified portraits, and a Sigma Alpha Epsilon program from 3-10-1916. Donated 2011 by Jim Hays of Marysville, WA.
6 Photo album, 1914-1917. Campus, fraternity life (Gamma Delta), farm life, cadets, football and athletics. Pan American Exposition, 1915. Camp McCroskey, 1914. Fort George Wright Reserve training, 1916. Portraits. Created by Logan Wheeler.
7 WSC Memories Album. WSC Progams, dance cards, and other ephemera, 1914-1917. Gift of Iva and Joe Matsen.
7 Barnes Family album, St. John, WA, Portland, OR, and others, 1904-1959. No actual WSU content.
8 LaVerne Barnes WSC memorabilia album, 1923-1925. Programs, ticket stubs, ID cards, photos. Also similar items from Whitworth College, circa 1921-1923.
9 Helen Dare scrapbook, 1935-1937. Primarily newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera. Includes some materials from Lynden (WA) High School, 1938, where she taught after graduation.
10 Etta Losee WSC scrapbook, 1913-1916. Photographs, dance cards, ephemera, clippings. Significant portion tied to Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Donated 2014 by Joni Stevens (KAT officer) of Pullman WA.
11 Marie Larson Rodkey scrapbook (no. 1 of 2), 1941-1942. Primarily newspaper clippings and activity programs. Donated 2018 by daughter Sharon Smith.
11 Marie Larson Rodkey scrapbook (no. 2 of 2), 1942-1944. Primarily newspaper clippings, music and theatre programs, and ephemera. Ms. Larson was active in music and radio, and many of the materials relate to those fields. President Holland’s retirement is well-documented. Donated 2018 by daughter Sharon Smith.
11 Dorothy "Dottie" Hall scrapbook, 1942-1946. Primarily ephemera. Includes Wesleyan Foundation, war efforts, general campus materials, and a small amount of material relating to the war death of her fiance, Jim Gamble. Purchased 2021 from a Seattle area bookseller; earlier provenance unknown.
11 Catharine A. Ralston (later Cannon) scrapbook, 1922-1925. First half is ephemera, including dance cards, programs, and sorority (Kappa Kappa Gamma) related materials. Second half is undated, unlabeled photographs, primarily personal sorority life, apparently same date range. Donated 2022.
12 Box is empty in anticipation of future additions.
13 L.W. “Packy” McFarland scrapbook, 1910-1930. Primarily photographs. WSC; mostly fraternity (Kappa Sigma) life, 1920-1924. Family photos in Colfax, Potlatch, 1910-1930. Yellowstone vacation photos, 1926; California plane flights, 1930; Northwest tourism, 1920s.
13 Eva Mae Leonard scrapbook, 1917-1921. Primarily clippings, ephemera, some photographs. All college life: College of Puget Sound 1917-1918, WSC 1918-1921. Stevens Hall and Wastaco House materials. Includes Armistice parade photo-postcards; Taft on campus.

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Subject Terms

  • Historic buildings -- Washington (State) -- Pullman
  • Universities and colleges -- Washington (State) -- History

Corporate Names

  • Washington State University -- Buildings
  • Washington State University -- History