Ivan Shirrod Collection of Pullman Area Postcards circa 1890-circa 1970
PC 117

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Ivan Shirrod
Title
Ivan Shirrod Collection of Pullman Area Postcards
ID
PC 117
Date
circa 1890-circa 1970
Extent
1020.0 items
Abstract
The collection consists of three series and has been maintained almost completely in its original order and binders. The first series includes three binders of postcards of Washington State College, Pullman, and the Palouse area. Each binder is in turn loosely organized by subject matter.

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Biographical/Historical note

Ivan R. Shirrod was born at his parent's farm, located five miles south of Uniontown in Whitman County, Washington, in November, 1918. He first attended the Hall School, south of Uniontown. He attended Edison school through third grade after his parents had moved to Pullman. The family then moved to Spokane, where Ivan graduated from Lewis and Clark High School. The family returned to Pullman soon after. Ivan graduated from Washington State College with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He became an early employee of IBM, and worked there in Seattle until his retirement, when he returned to the family home on Colorado Street in Pullman.

Ivan Shirrod was a voracious collector of coins, stamps, books, maps, photos, and postcards. One of his most avid areas of collection was anything having to do with the Palouse and its history.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of three series and has been maintained almost completely in its original order and binders. The first series includes three binders of postcards of Washington State College, Pullman, and the Palouse area. Each binder is in turn loosely organized by subject matter.

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Arrangement note

The postcards that comprise the first series of this collection have all been scanned and are available on-line as part of the City of Pullman and the Palouse Image Collection.

The individual identifier numbers match those used in producing the digital version of this collection- for example, 'shi 001' in the digital collection would be the first postcard in the series.

The second series consists of a variety of Washington State College pamphlets, brochures, clippings, and ephemera, loosely organized by subject in one binder. A sampling of the material contained here includes promotional brochures ca. 1900-1925; handooks ca. 1897-1928; athletic programs ca. 1920-1950; issues of the Washington Agriculturist ca. 1912-1914; graduation and commencement booklets and invitations ca. 1901-1946; and a variety of small items such as dance cards and American Institute of Electrical Engineers banquet invitations dating from Shirrod's own attendance of W.S.C. in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

The third series is a single binder containing 287 slides, all of which seem to date from circa the 1960s. They are loosely organized by subject matter into two subseries. Subseries 1, Locations, consists of location-specific slides sorted alphabetically by place. Subseries 2, Personal, consists mostly of personal photos of the Shirrod family and friends.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Ivan Shirrod collection of Pullman area postcards was donated to Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections at Washington State University in July, 2002 by the Neill Public Library of Pullman, Washington, which had received them as part of Mr. Shirrod's estate.

Processing Information note

Processed in August, 2002 by Mark O'English.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Historic buildings -- Washington (State) -- Pullman.
  • Universities and colleges -- Washington (State) -- History.
  • Washington State University -- Buildings.
  • Washington State University -- History.

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Collection Inventory

 1 Postcards 

box-binder

Washington State University: Buildings and Views   items 1-422

1

Pullman, Washington   items 423-499

2

Floods, Pullman   items 423-553

2

Colfax, Washington   items 554-589

2

Pullman, Washington   items 590-597

2

Whitman County, Washington   items 598-600

2

Lewiston, Idaho   items 601-626

3

Lewiston Hill Highway   items 627-638

3

Moscow, Idaho   items 639-663

3

Miscellaneous Idaho: Coeur D'Alene, Potlatch, Harvard   items 664-672

3

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 2 Brochures and Pamphlets 

box-binder

Washington State College brochures, pamphlets, clippings, and ephemera. 

1

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 3 Slides 

Locations 

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Binghamton, NY   slides 1-3

2

Butte, MT   slides 4-32

2

Dams   slides 33-43

2

Dry Falls, WA   slides 44-46

2

Endicott, NY   slides 47-95

2

Horsetail Falls, OR   slides 96-98

2

Lewiston, ID   slides 99-106

2

New York, NY   slides 107-121

2

Ohm Gardens, Wenatchee, WA   slides 122-127

2

Portland, OR   slides 128-129

2

Pullman, WA   slides 130-146

2

Tacoma, WA   slides 147

2

Unidentified Scenic   slides 147-175

2

Personal 

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Family & Home   slides 176-209

2

Family Friends: "Fred's"   slides 210-216

2

Family Friends: "Richard Stout's"   slides 217-220

2

Family Vacation: Mt. Rainier   slides 221-237

2

Family Vacations: Unidentified   slides 238-287

2

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