E.G. Clemans Photographs Collection, 1903-1910

Overview of the Collection

Clemans, E.G. (Earle George)
E.G. Clemans Photographs Collection
1903-1910 (inclusive)
0.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 Box), (50 images)
Collection Number
PC 177 (collection)
Mounted black and white photographs and portraits, primarily from the Washington State University campus in the mid nineteen-oughts.
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

Earle George Clemans grew up on the farm of his father, Willam Clemans Sr., in the Asotin, WA area. He enrolled at Washington State University (then the Washington Agricultural College) in 1903 and graduated in 1907 with a bachelor’s degree in Economic Sciences and History. With his brothers, Clemans ran the Clemans Land and Cattle Co. in Arizona. E.G. Clemans passed away in 1943.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of photographs of students and campus activities of the Washington Agricultural College (later Washington State University), collected by E.G. Clemans during his time as a student. They include personalized individual student portraits, football game photos, depictions of student military training camps, and other items. The majority of the student portraits were Clemans’ classmates.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Everything in this collection appears to be published before 1920, and so is believed to be in the public domain due to age.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]

E.G. Clemans Photographs Collection, 1903-1910

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject. Within the student portraits, the students are organized alphabetically, and the date given with them is date of likely graduation, as taken either from the photograph or yearbooks of the day. They may not reflect actual graduation years.

Acquisition Information

The photographs in this collection were donated to the Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections on June 24, 2019 by John Medley of Arizona. They were retained as UPC 19-04.

The photographs were in the keeping of E.G. Clemans’ son Richard George Clemans when he passed in the 1990s, then went to Richard’s son, Michael James Clemans, and then to Michael’s cousin, Royal John Medley, who later donated them to MASC.

Future Additions

The donor might eventually send some photographs from the Asotin, WA area, of the farm E.G. Clemans grew up on.

Processing Note

This collection was processed in June of 2019 by University Archivist Mark O’English. Two unidentified portraits were discarded due to mold.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Camp Barnard, Corbin Park, Spokane, May 1904.
4 images.
1 2 Camp, unidentified and undated. Blanket tossing, with the word "Pettyjohn" written on image back.
1 image.
1 3 Football, 1906.
11 images.
1 4 Monroe St. Bridge and Spokane Falls, Spokane.
1 image.
1 5 Old Stack, WSC campus.
2 images.
1 6 Portrait, Faculty: Stangeland, Charles Emil.
1 image.
1 7 Portraits, Students, A-G.
11 images.
Bradley, Willard L. '10; Brislawn, Joe W. '07; Brislawn, John Henry. '09; Bryant, Roy E. '07; Collins, Oscar Wilde. '08; Davis, Maberry. '08; Forgey, DeMarcus. '09; Fulton, Horatio Reed. '12; Fulton, Jefferson Henry. '07; Galbraith, Cecil C.; Gay, Robert E. '07; Hammer, Alva Arthur. '07
1 8 Portraits, Students, H-W.
14 images.
Hammer, Alva Arthur. '07; Hess, John Ivan. '07; Holcomb, Edward A. '10; Malony, Roy.; McCroskey, Jay Houston. '09; McCroskey, Robert Crampton. '06; McLean, W.J. '08; Powell, Arthur James-Fitzpatric. '11; Smead, Barnard E. '07; Thomle, Oltar Arnljot. '07; Ward, Ernest Eugene. '08; Waugh, R.L.; White, Edgar L., '08; Woodruff, Russell R.
1 9 Portraits, Unidentified.
4 images.
1 10 Toodles the bear.
1 image.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Universities and colleges -- Washington (State) -- History.

Corporate Names

  • State College of Washington -- Photographs.
  • State College of Washington -- Students -- History.
  • Washington Agricultural College -- Photographs.
  • Washington Agricultural College -- Students -- History.
  • Washington State University -- Photographs.
  • Washington State University -- Students -- History.