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Charles Pratsch Collection

The Grays Harbor region that Pratsch photographed between 1888 and 1913 may best be described as a small collection of recently formed company towns owned by timber and rail interests (Pope & Talbot Company and Northern Pacific).

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George & Frank C. Hirahara Photographs

This collection contains 1,000 photographs related to the incarceration of Japanese Americans at Heart Mountain Relocation Center during World War II. Subjects include landscapes, internees and their families, youth culture, and celebrations and major events within the camp.

City of Pullman and the Palouse Image Collection

More than 800 photographs of Pullman, Washington, selected from an exceptional collection assembled by Ivan Shirrod, as well as the Cities and Towns Collection, PC 2. Pullman was first settled in 1874 by Bowlin Farr.

Charles Pratsch Collection

The Grays Harbor region that Pratsch photographed between 1888 and 1913 may best be described as a small collection of recently formed company towns owned by timber and rail interests (Pope & Talbot Company and Northern Pacific).

Frank S. Matsura Image Collection

Frank S. Matsura came to the United States from Japan in 1905 (perhaps as early as 1902), settling briefly in Seattle before crossing the Cascades to take a job as a handyman at the Elliot Hotel, Conconully, Washington. In 1907 he moved to Okanogan, Washington, and started work as a professional photographer.

Hutchison Studio Photographs

The database includes 690 photographs taken by Ralph Raymond Hutchison. Hutchison was raised on a farm near Endicott, Washington. As a professional photographer, he later operated studios in Endicott, LaCrosse, Pullman, and Moscow Idaho.

Frank Fuller Avery Image Collection

The collection consists of 800 images selected from 894 5x7 inch glass negatives taken by Avery during the period 1901 to 1916 when Avery was assigned to the Colville Indian Agency.

Thomas La Fargue Collection

Photographs and correspondence involving the students of the Chinese Educational Mission founded by Yung Wing in 1872. La Fargue's book about the educational mission, China's First Hundred, was published in 1942.

William Delbert Barkhuff Image Collection

The database includes 281 images, mostly photographs, taken by William Delbert Barkhuff during the 1890s. W. D. Barkhuff enrolled at Washington State University on the opening day in 1892 and was the first editor of the college paper, then called the College Record.

Lucullus V. McWhorter Photograph Collection

185 photographs from the Collection of Lucullus V. McWhorter. The images include portraits of prominent Nez Perce warriors and battlefield sites from the 1877 Nez Perce war.

Irwin Nash Images of Migrant Labor

Seattle-based photographer Irwin Nash documented the experiences of both Yakima Valley migrant workers and Yakima and Seattle-based agricultural protest movements in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Over 100 of MASC's 16000+ Nash images are digitized here.

Women at Washington State University

Women from Washington State University and the surrounding community are the primary focus of over 600 photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbook items, and printed ephemera. Includes women students in the military, theater and dance, home economics, sororities, clubs, and other organizations.

1914 Toppenish Roundup and Rodeo Photographs

80 photographs from the H.E. Maris of photos of the 1914 Toppenish Roundup. Includes images of Native Americans, regional cowboys, and period entertainments.

Mart Howard Klondike Photographs

368 glass plates, primarily from Mart Howard's gold rush experiences in Alaska and the Yukon Territory, between around 1895 and 1905.

World Civilizations

This site, the World Civilizations Image Repository (WCIR), consists of a series of image databases drawn from donated personal faculty collections and images located in Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) at the WSU libraries.

Maps [More + ]

Early Washington Maps: A Digital Collection

More than 925 historic maps with links to high-resolution MrSID files; built in collaboration with WSU Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections and the University of Washington Libraries.

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Early Washington Maps: A Digital Collection

More than 925 historic maps with links to high-resolution MrSID files; built in collaboration with WSU Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections and the University of Washington Libraries.

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Civil Rights Oral History Interviews

In February of 2001, the Spokesman-Review produced a month long series of articles on black history titled "Through Spokane's Eyes Moments in Black History," focusing in particular on the civil rights movement of the 1960s. As part of that series, Rebecca Nappi conducted a series of interviews with individuals with ties to both the civil rights movement and to Spokane.

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Clyde Edward Pangborn Collection

Clyde Edward Pangborn was one of the great barnstormers of the early 20th century. After an ill-fated "automobile-to-airplane" transfer attempt at Coronado Beach, California in 1920, Pangborn partnered with Ivan R. Gates to form the Gates Flying Circus in 1921.

Civil Rights Oral History Interviews

In 2001, the Spokesman-Review produced a series of black history articles, "Through Spokane's Eyes Moments in Black History," focusing on the 1960s civil rights movement. Rebecca Nappi interviewed individual with ties to Spokane and the civil rights movement.

The Frank A. Banks Collection

Frank Arthur Banks was a Bureau of Reclamation engineer who supervised the construction of the Owyhee, Grand Coulee and other dams. This collection consists of project histories, ephemeral engineering publications, printed items of restricted circulation, and Banks' correspondence, notes and papers.

Northwest Illustrations Collection

This collection consists of 53 selected illustrations taken from the rare book, History of the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington, Embracing an Account of the Original Discoveries on the Pacific Coast of North America.

Black Oral History Interviews

The Black Oral History Collection consists of interviews conducted by Quintard Taylor and his associates, Charles Ramsay and John Dawkins. They interviewed African American pioneers and their descendents.

Japanese-American Internment Collections

This collection contains materials related to the mass removal of Japanese Americans from the West Coast and southern Arizona during World War II. These materials include photographs, pamphlets, artifacts, and directories of internees at Heart Mountain Relocation Center.

Robert Cushman Butler Collection of Theatrical Illustrations

Robert Cushman Butler collected ephemeral theatrical illustrations (primarily engravings and lithographs) relating to popular British and American theatre and music. Over 1000 images from his materials are included here.

Women in the West Oral Histories

The 197 oral histories in this collection were conducted by WSU students between 1970 and 2005, and document the evolving role of women in the Pacific Northwest.

Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project

This collaborative project seeks to create a database with thematic coherence that will engage online researchers in thinking more deeply about the significance of the rich primary resources available in museums, libraries, and historical societies.

Propaganda Posters Collection

Approximately 300 Propaganda or War Posters, mostly dating from World War I to World War II. The posters urge the public and soldiers to support the war efforts, from conservation to enlistment to simply watching what they say.

WSU Oral History Project

In April 2004 the Golden Grad Class of 1954 commemorated their graduation from Washington State University (then Washington State College) by establishing a fund to create the WSU Oral History Project (OHP).

Kimble Northwest History Database

This database compiles newspaper clippings collected and organized in the late 1930's by the Works Progress Administration to document life in the Pacific Northwest from 1900-1938. Subjects included: Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams, mining, Native Americans, government, the CCC and the WPA, and many more.

Paul Philemon Kies Autograph Collection

Washington State College English professor Paul Philemon Kies collected over 400 original manuscripts, primarily letters, of prominent American and European writers, monarchs, statesmen, military figures, and performers.

WSU Libraries' Films

The Washington State University has produced numerous formal and informal films, a portion of which, dating from 1916 to present, have been digitized here, documenting life on campus, in the Pullman and the Palouse area, and in the greater Pacific Northwest. These films can be found at the WSU Libraries' YouTube site.

Pullman Tribune

This collects the complete microfilm of the Pullman Tribune newspaper. There are only a few scattered issues from 1895-1909, but the paper is mostly complete from 1910-1919.

Philip Dasch World War I Letters

Philip William Dasch left Washington State College to enlist in the Army in 1917. In this collection (78 letters and 10 postcards) of letters to his family, Dasch details his military service, from June, 1917 training at Fort Bliss, TX, to the end of his service in Germany in June 1919.

Digital WSU Football Films

A still growing collection of digitized films from WSU football games, dating from 1916 up into the 1980s. As of 2013, this is primarily games against the northwest-based teams.

Government Documents Library: Western Waters

This collects the full text of 46 government documents relating to the Columbia River, its dams, and associated issues. It was part of the WSU Libraries' participation in the Western Waters Digital Library.

Powwows (WSU Alumni Newsletters)

The Powwow, occasionally known as the Alumnus, was an alumni newsletter published from 1910 to 1969, and documents campus events as well as the lives of our students and graduates. The complete run covers 421 issues.

WSU Football Programs

This collection contains approximately 200 Washington State University programs dating from 1906 into the 1970s.

Washington State Women's History Selections

A collection of documents from Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections with special relevance to the history of women in Washington State.

Chinooks (WSU Yearbooks)

WSU's yearbok, the Chinook, was first published in 1899 and continues today. This collection runs from 1899 to 1986, 87 volumes and 37992 pages.

WSU Historical Texts

This still-growing collection contains approximately 50 Washington State University campus histories, departmental histories, and other WSU-specific histories. Most of the items in this collection are secondary historical works.

Catherine May Bedell Congressional Papers

The papers of Catherine May Bedell, United States Representative from the Fourth Congressional District of Washington, 1959-1970.

Evergreens (Student Newspapers)

This collection compiles WSU's student newspaper, the Evergreen, from existing originals. This collection is still under construction, and includes issues beginning in 1892 and moving forward chronologically.

Extension Bulletins Archive

Beginning in 1913, the Extension Station published a series of Extension Bulletins as a form of educational outreach to the farmers and home-makers of Washington. This collection is still under construction.

Faith Beamer Cooke Collection

Faith Beamer Cooke (1910-2001) was a Washington poet. This collection consists of poems, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and research materials she gathered for her creative work. These illuminate a little known aspect of women's history and identity in Cold War America.

Individual Items [More + ]

1927 Apple Week Publicity Scrapbook

A single volume scrapbook documenting the 1927 National Apple Week activities in the Yakima Valley region. The scrapbook includes clippings, telegrams, correspondence, and numerous photographs and illustrations.

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1927 Apple Week Publicity Scrapbook

A single volume scrapbook documenting the 1927 National Apple Week activities in the Yakima Valley region. The scrapbook includes clippings, telegrams, correspondence, and numerous photographs and illustrations.

Campus Courtesy

A booklet on manners "compiled by the house council of 1929-30 because it felt a need on our campus for the knowledge therein contained."--Cf tp Includes sections on chaperons, table manners entertainment, dress, and campus courtesy.

Coeur D'Alene: Towns, Mines, Mountains and Lakes

12 p. of photographs printed on a sheet folded in accordion format

Commencement Day Exercises

Program lists candidates for degrees on page four including the first student to earn an official graduate with a degree of Master of Science, William Hurford Lawrence.

Graduate School Announcement 1922-1923

Graduate work at the State College of Washington was first announced in 1896. No specific courses were designated, but students interested in advanced work were invited to make application to the President.

Pullman Primer, 1911

"Issued under the co-operative community plan of Oregon- Washington Railroad & Navigation Co. ... Planned and executed by Sunset Magazine Homeseekers' Bureau. Portland, Oregon"

Pullman Washington, Center of the Famous Palouse Country, 1890

A 17 cm. booster keepsake card with text extolling Pullman and the region. The image is a somewhat fanciful illustration of Downtown Pullman as it looked before the fire of 1890, which destroyed most of the businesses.

Pullman Washington in the heart of the worlds richest wheat belt: home of the State College of Washington, 1925

1 sheet : ill. ; 16 X 48 unfolded. Contains panoramic views of "Residential District of Pullman, Washington" and "Business section of Pullman, Washington"

Pullman Herald, Nov. 3, 1888

This is the first copy printed of the first issue of the Pullman Herald. This was a single folded sheet, four 58 x 43 cm. pages, printed on a hand press, and also included one small additional single-sided 29 x 18 cm. supplement.

This is WSC [Video]

A twenty-two minute promotional movie for Washington State College narrated by Edward R. Murrow in 1952.

To the Republicans of Washington Territory

1 sheet [2 p.] ; 18 x 43 cm. Signed in type by more than 100 persons, including A.A. Danny, John J. McGilvra, H.L. Yesler, Ezra Meeker, G.W. Kimball and C.D. Boren.

US Constitution

We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America.

Regional & WSU history [More + ]

Catherine May Bedell Congressional Papers

The papers of Catherine May Bedell, United States Representative from the Fourth Congressional District of Washington, 1959-1970.

City of Pullman and the Palouse Image Collection

More than 800 photographs of Pullman, Washington, selected from an exceptional collection assembled by Ivan Shirrod, as well as the Cities and Towns Collection, PC 2. Pullman was first settled in 1874 by Bowlin Farr.

Chinooks (WSU Yearbooks)

WSU's yearbook, the Chinook, was first published in 1899 and continues today. This collection runs from 1899 to 1986, 87 volumes and 37992 pages.

Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project

This collaborative project seeks to create a database with thematic coherence that will engage online researchers in thinking more deeply about the significance of the rich primary resources available in museums, libraries, and historical societies.

Hutchison Studio Photographs

The database includes 690 photographs taken by Ralph Raymond Hutchison. Hutchison was raised on a farm near Endicott, Washington. As a professional photographer, he later operated studios in Endicott, LaCrosse, Pullman, and Moscow Idaho.

Powwows (WSU Alumni Newsletters)

The Powwow, occasionally known as the Alumnus, was an alumni newsletter published from 1910 to 1969, and documents campus events as well as the lives of our students and graduates. The complete run covers 421 issues.

The Frank A. Banks Collection

Frank Arthur Banks was a Bureau of Reclamation engineer who supervised the construction of the Owyhee, Grand Coulee and other dams. This collection consists of project histories, ephemeral engineering publications, printed items of restricted circulation, and Banks' correspondence, notes and papers.

William Delbert Barkhuff Image Collection

The database includes 281 images, mostly photographs, taken by William Delbert Barkhuff during the 1890s. W. D. Barkhuff enrolled at Washington State University on the opening day in 1892 and was the first editor of the college paper, then called the College Record.

WSU Football Programs

This collection contains approximately 200 Washington State University programs dating from 1906 to 1972.

Kimble Northwest History Database

This database includes newspaper clippings collected and organized in the late 1930's by historians working for the Works Progress Administration to document Pacific Northwest life from 1900-1938. Subjects include: the Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams, mining, Native Americans, government, the CCC and the WPA, and many more.

George Ritchey Image Collection

George Ritchey lived in Pullman at least as early as 1897. He apparently worked in a Pullman grain elevator in the 1890s. In 1910, he was a house painter living on Military Hill with his wife and children. His father, William, a carpenter, boarded with him, according to the city directory.

Evergreens (Student Newspapers)

This collection compiles WSU's student newspaper, the Evergreen, from existing originals. This collection is still under construction, and includes the 1919-1920 school year plus issues beginning in 1892 and moving forward chronologically.

Palouse Digital Project

A growing repository of freely available resources on all aspects of the Palouse Bio-region

Cull A. White Photograph Collection

Cull A. White collected photographs of the history of the peoples of north-central Washington. His 260 images focus on the lives of Native Americans and the lives of pioneer settlers.

WSU Historical Texts

This still-growing collection contains approximately 50 Washington State University campus histories, departmental histories, and other WSU-specific histories. Most of the items in this collection are secondary historical works.

Government Documents Library: Western Waters

This collects the full text of 46 government documents relating to the Columbia River, its dams, and associated issues. It was part of the WSU Libraries' participation in the Western Waters Digital Library.

1914 Toppenish Roundup and Rodeo Photographs

80 photographs from the H.E. Maris of photos of the 1914 Toppenish Roundup. Includes images of Native Americans, regional cowboys, and period entertainments.

WSU Graduation Brochures

Covering the first half of the college's existence, this collection contains brochures, speeches, invitations, and calendars from commencements, baccaluareates, or other graduation-related events which occurred between 1892 and 1949.

Catherine May Bedell Congressional Papers

The papers of Catherine May Bedell, United States Representative from the Fourth Congressional District of Washington, 1959-1970.

Irwin Nash Images of Migrant Labor

Seattle-based photographer Irwin Nash documented the experiences of both Yakima Valley migrant workers and Yakima and Seattle-based agricultural protest movements in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Over 100 of MASC's 16000+ images are digitized here.

WSU Buildings Image Collection

The historical photographs which comprise the WSU Buildings Image Database were selected from various collections including (but not limited to): William Delbert Barkhuff Photographs, 1892-1921; Myron Samuel Huckle Photographs.

Women in the West Oral Histories

The 197 oral histories in this collection were conducted by WSU students between 1970 and 2005, and document the evolving role of women in the Pacific Northwest.

Homer M. Hill Digital Collection

63 images from the papers and photographs of Homer M. Hill, a newspaper publisher and community ativist in Seattle from the 1880s to 1930s. Topis of note include the Seattle Fire of 1889 and Seattle Anti-Chinese Riots in 1890.

The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 at WSU

A collection of materials from the papers of president Holland and the WSU University Publications collection related to the 1918 Influenza Epidemic at WSU (then the State College of Washington).

Washington State Women's History Selections

A collection of documents from Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections with special relevance to the history of women in Washington State.

Steamboat Photographs

Found in a trunk by a resident of Richland, seven of the eighteen photographs in this collection appeared in Tri-City Herald on April 3rd, 1979. Taken (or at least printed) by the Wilkin Photo Service Lewiston, Idaho.

Women at Washington State University

Over 600 images include photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbook items, and printed ephemera of women from Washington State University and the surrounding community, including military, theater and dance, home economics, sororities, clubs, and other organizations.

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Lucullus V. McWhorter Photograph Collection

185 photographs from the Collection of Lucullus V. McWhorter. The images include portraits of prominent Nez Perce warriors and battlefield sites from the 1877 Nez Perce war.

Lucullus V. McWhorter Photograph Collection

185 photographs from the Collection of Lucullus V. McWhorter. The images include portraits of prominent Nez Perce warriors and battlefield sites from the 1877 Nez Perce war.

Frank Fuller Avery Image Collection

The collection consists of 800 images selected from 894 5x7 inch glass negatives taken by Avery during the period 1901 to 1916 when Avery was assigned to the Colville Indian Agency.

Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project

This collaborative project seeks to create a database with thematic coherence that will engage online researchers in thinking more deeply about the significance of the rich primary resources available in museums, libraries, and historical societies.

Nez Perce Photograph Collection

73 images of Nez Perce individuals and groups, most in studio settings, ca. 1877-1905. The images comprise several unrelated sets of pictures, all purchased at auction in 1989.

Cull A. White Photograph Collection

Cull A. White collected photographs of the history of the peoples of north-central Washington. His 260 images focus on the lives of Native Americans and the lives of pioneer settlers.

Kimble Northwest History Database

This database includes newspaper clippings collected and organized in the late 1930's by historians working for the Works Progress Administration to document Pacific Northwest life from 1900-1938. Subjects include: the Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams, mining, Native Americans, government, the CCC and the WPA, and many more.

The L. V. McWhorter Native American Artifact Collection

The L. V. McWhorter Native American Artifact Collection contains cultural and historical relics of the Yakama, Nez Perce, Bannock, and Flathead tribes. Between 1926 and 1935.

National Park Service Nez Perce Photograph Collection

The National Park Service Nez Perce Historic Images Collection consists of over 1500 images related to the Nez Perce culture. The photographs are housed at the Spalding (ID) Visitor Center/Research Center, Nez Perce National Historical Park.

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