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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Women at Washington State University

Over 600 images selected from Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections. Includes photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbook items, and printed ephemera. Women from Washington State University and the surrounding community are the primary focus, including women students in the military, theater and dance, home economics, sororities, clubs, and other organizations.

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.