Guide to the Bill Walter Studio Photographs
PC 120

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Bill Walter Studio Photographs
ID
PC 120
Date [inclusive]
circa 1890-1978
Extent
38.0 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Collection of photographs from the Bill Walters Studio, Colfax, Washington. The bulk of the collection is safety film negatives, but it also contains many photographs, some oversize and panoramic. Highlights include photographs of the construction of the Boundary Hydroelectric Dam (1967), the 12th World Jamboree of the Boy Scouts (1967), a large number of images of agriculture in addition to images of activities and historical events of the Palouse region of Washington State.

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Biographical Note:

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Scope and Contents note

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2012

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Boundary Hydroelectric Project -- History -- Photographs.
  • City and Town Life
  • Colfax (Wash.) -- History -- Photographs.
  • Combines (Agricultural machinery) -- History -- Photographs.
  • Floods -- Washington (State) -- Whitman County -- History -- Photographs.
  • Harvesting machinery -- Washington (State) -- History -- Photographs.
  • Photographs
  • Ranches -- Washington (State) -- Whitman County -- Photographs.
  • St. Ignatius Hospital (Colfax, Wash.) -- History -- Photographs.
  • Steamboats -- History -- Photographs.
  • Transportation
  • Washington (State)
  • Wheat -- Harvesting -- History -- Photographs.
  • Whitman County (Wash.) -- History -- Photographs.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Photographs Subject Files, circa 1920-1978 

Box Folder

Early Colfax, circa 1900-1922 

1 1

Palouse Region Small Towns: 

Box Folder

Early Elberton, Wash 

1 2

St. John, Wash 

1 2

Winona, Wash 

1 2

Oakesdale, Wash 

1 2

Moscow, Idaho 

1 2

Potlatch, Idaho 

1 2

Thornton, Wash 

1 2
Box Folder

Boundary Dam Construction, 1967 (Part I)   28.0 photos and negatives

1 3

Boundary Dam Construction, 1967 (Part II)   44 photos, some duplicates

1 4

12th Boy Scout World Jamboree, Farragut State Park, Idaho 1967 

1 5

Palouse Empire Fair: Exhibits, 1966 

1 6

Palouse Empire Fair: Rodeo, undated 

1 7

Fire, Oakesdale Grain Growers Elevator, 1970   12 photos, includes negatives

1 8

Palouse Highway (US 195) Aerial Views, undated 

1 9

Tanker Truck Accident on the Palouse, undated 

1 10

Rock Creek Park, 1976 (color photographs, includes negatives) 

1 11

Central Ferry Barge Loading - Part I, circa 1973-1978 

1 12

Central Ferry Barge Loading - Part II, circa 1973-1978 

1 13

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Series 2: Photograph Negatives Subject Files, 1948-1988 

Agriculture 

Box Folder

Steiger Farm Cattle, undated 

2 1

Ensley Children & Cattle, undated 

2 2

Ensley Bull, 1952 

2 3

Immler (sp?), G., Cattle 

2 4

Sauer, Horse Ranches & Harvest, 1961   5.0 color negatives

2 5

McGregor Ranch, 1958 

2 6

Harry Sandeen Farm, Harvest, 1953 

2 7

Mykelbust Ranch, Harvest, 1954 and 1955   22 photos (6 from 1955, 16 from 1954)

2 8

Oscar Steiger Farm, 1954 

2 9

Marlo Ochs Ranch, Harvest, 1954, color slides, undated   11.0 photos (1954)

2 10

Dave White Ranch, 1955 

2 11

Townsend Harvest, 1954 

2 12

Heusle Ranch, Harvest, 1951 

2 13

R. Farr Ranch, 1959 

2 14

John Divine Ranch, 1953 

2 15

Russell Looney Ranch, 1953 

2 16

Colyar Ranch, 1969 

2 17

Jeffries Farm Harvest, 1953 (Dean Upshaw) 

2 18

Koenig Harvest, 1960 

2 19

Otto Camp Harvest, 1953, 1957   12 photographs (7 from 1953, 5 from 1957)

2 20

Del Flewring(sp?) Ranch, Harvest, undated (Case farm machinery) 

2 21

Moore Farm, 1962 

2 22

Hensle Farm, Harvest, 1951 

2 23

Lloyd Och Ranch, 1952 

2 24

Other Miscellaneous Harvest Negatives 

2 25

Harvest and Harvest Machines (slides), circa 1920 

2 26

Palouse Region Events 

Box Folder

Colfax (Whitman County) Courthouse, undated (glass plate) 

3 1

City view of Colfax, circa 1952 

3 2

Colfax Flood, 1948   40 photographs; roll film negatives

3 3

Elberton Flood, 1963">1963 

3 4

"Mud in Front of Studio", 1969 

3 5

"Negro Demonstration", 1965 

3 6

Palouse Empire Fair, 1951-1952 

3 7

Bill Walter Studio, fish and game catches, 1950-1951 

3 8

"Planting" fish (Palouse River?), 1951 

3 9

Fire, Endsley Flowers & Gifts, 1967 

3 10

Fire, Henry Building (Colfax?), 1958 

3 11

Palouse Countryside, Aerial and Ground Views, 1968; Macguire, 1968; Meyers, 1970   87 photographs (64 Palouse, 23 Meyers), 7 color negatives (Macguire)

3 12

Colfax Aerial Views, 1968 

3 13

Palouse Region Aviation 

3 14

Palouse Region Small Towns: 

Box Folder

Eastern Wash. Natural Gas Co.-Map of Endicott, Wash, undated 

3 15

Garfield Elevator, undated 

3 15

Thornton panorama, 1954 

3 15

Palouse Region Churches/Church Buildings 

Box Folder

Colfax Lutheran Choir 

3 16

St. John Lutheran Church 

3 16

Endicott Adventist Church, 1959 

3 16

St. John Christian Church, 1953 

3 16

St. John Catholic Church, 1961 

3 16

Garfield Nazarene Church, 1954 

3 16

Ewan Nazarene Church, undated 

3 16

St. John Catholic Church, 1961 

3 16

Palouse Region Schools 

Box Folder

Joint Picnic, undated 

3 17

8th Grade Graduation (school unidentified), group photo, 1962 

3 17

5th Grade, St. John, 1963 

3 17

4th Grade, Endicott, 1956 

3 17

4th Grade, St. John, 1956 

3 17

3rd Grade, Palouse, 1956 

3 17

4th Grade, Oakesdale, 1956 

3 17

2nd Grade, Garfield, 1956 

3 17

1st Grade, Garfield, 1956 

3 17

2nd. Grade, Rosalia, 1956 

3 17

3rd Grade Field Trip, Endicott, 1961 

3 17

Palouse Region Businesses 

Box Folder

Swanson Spray Company, 1966 

3 18

Palouse Ammonia, 1952 

3 19

McGregor Chemical, Steptoe Pea Plant, 1965 

3 20

Rogers Bros. Seed Co, 1952 

3 21

Monsanto Co, 1962 

3 22

Richfield Oil Co/Brown & Holter (Pullman?), 1963 

3 23

R.A. Hanson Co., Palouse, WA, 1959 

3 24

"Les" Mills Aircraft, 1970 

3 25

LaCrosse Grain Growers, Dusty Elevator, circa 1988 

3 26

Colfax Businesses/Bldgs 

Box Folder

Russell Bartlett Trucking Co, 1970 

3 27

195 Café/ B.P.O.E, undated 

3 28

LaVerne Bakery, 1961 

3 29

Colfax Welding, 1959 

3 30

Colfax City Shop, 1961 

3 31

Gr. Grow Building, construction, 1959 

3 32

Stueckle-Franz Bldg, 1959 

3 33

Seattle 1st Nat'l Bank, 1956 (includes negatives) 

3 34

Brown & Holter (car dealership), opening, 1957 

3 35

Burgunder Bldg, 1953 

3 36

Disposal Plant, concreting, 1953 

3 37

Tom Gallagher Garage, 1958 

3 38

Wheatland Marina, Grand Opening, 1975 

3 39

Telephone Bldg construction, 1955 

3 40

Port of Whitman, Central Ferry Barge Loading, circa 1960's 

3 41

Port of Whitman, Central Ferry Elevator, circa 1960's 

3 42

Port of Whitman, Central Ferry, 1970 

3 43

Western Grain Exchange, Central Ferry, 1973 

3 44

Historic Structures/Buildings 

Box Folder

Old National Bank, Interior, 1955 

4 1

Elberton Bridge, 1969 

4 2

St. Ignatius Hospital & Catholic Chapel, 1960-1966   29 items; includes photographs

4 3

Whitman Hotel, 1977   4 color photos and negatives

4 4

Community Services Organizations 

Box Folder

Whitman County Sheriff & Crew, 1957-1964 

4 5

Colfax Police Dept, 1963, 1988 

4 6

Colfax Fire Dept, 1922, 1967-1969 

4 7

Pullman Fire Dept, 1967 

4 8

Port of Whitman, Lower Granite Lock and Dam Project Map, undated 

4 9

Helena Duncan Crime Scene, Nov, 1969 

4 10

Miscellaneous Palouse Region Negatives 

Box Folder

Elks Style Show, 1974 (color negatives) 

4 11

State Class D Basketball Tournament (St. John vs. Davenport), 1962 St. John Basketball Team, 1966-1969 

4 12

Colfax Junior Miss, undated (color photos & negatives) 

4 13

Whitman County Bar Assn, 1973 

4 14

Jenetta Morris, Easter Seals, 1960 

4 15

Ed Curtis poster on Post Office billboard, 1958 

4 16

Carol Steuckle, lentil products, 1967 

4 17

Washington Water Power-new truck with Ed Stone, 1954 

4 18

Pinski singing, 1949 

4 19

Baumiter (sp?) figurines, 1955 

4 20

Solar eclipse, 1960 

4 21

"New Hiway", 1956 

4 22

"Historical Society", 1973 

4 23

Empire Title Co., Pullman - College Hill Map 

4 24

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Series 3: Portraits, 1950-1978 

Box

Miscellaneous Portraits: weddings, "photos never picked up", portraits, 1950's-1961, C-L 

5

Miscellaneous Portraits, 1950's-1961, L-Z 

6

Miscellaneous Portraits, 1958-1961; more weddings, 1950-61 

7

Miscellaneous Portraits, 1958-1961; servicemen's portraits 

8

Portraits, 1960-1961, A-M 

9

Portraits, 1962, A-R 

10

Portraits, 1962, R-Z; 1963 A-E 

11

Portraits, 1963, F-S 

12

Portraits, 1963, S-Z; Miscellaneous Portraits, 1960-1970 

13

Portraits, 1964, A-H 

14

Portraits, 1964, H-S 

15

Portraits, 1964, S-Z; 1965, A-K 

16

Portraits, 1965, K-Z; 1966, A 

17

Portraits, 1966, B-O 

18

Portraits, 1966, P-Z; 1967, A-H 

19

Portraits, 1967, H-Z; 1968, A-E 

20

Portraits, 1968, E-M 

21

Portraits, 1968, N-Z; 1969, A-D 

22

Portraits, 1969, D-W 

23

Portraits, 1970, A-S 

24

Portraits, 1970, S-Z; 1971, A-L 

25

Portraits, 1971, L-Z; 1972, A-C 

26

Portraits, 1972, D-M 

27

Portraits, 1972, M-Z; 1973, A-B 

28

Portraits, 1973, C-O 

29

Portraits, 1973, P-Z and miscellaneous photos 

30

Portraits, 1974, A-K 

31

Portraits, 1974, K-Z 

32

Portraits, 1975, A-U 

33

Portraits, 1975, V-Z; 1976, A-R 

34

Portraits, 1976, R-Z; 1977, A-H 

35

Portraits, 1977, H-Z; 1978, A-Z 

36

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Series 4: Oversize and Unidentified Photographs 

Miscellaneous Photographs 

Box Folder

Early Palouse Agriculture 

37 1

Early Modern Palouse Agriculture 

37 2

Colfax Flood, 1910 

37 3

Early Modern Colfax 

37 4

Steamboats 

37 5

Miscellaneous Identified 

Box Folder

Union Pacific Railroad, n.d. (town unknown) 

37 6

Pupils of District 166, 1909 

37 6

Central Ferry, Barge Loading, undated 

37 6

Whitman County Bar Association, 1973 

37 6

Rev. Cushing Eels, undated 

37 6

Dr. W.A. Mitchell 

37 6

Spalding at Almota, undated 

37 6

Railroad being built in Lamont 

37 6

L.L. Druning and friends, undated 

37 6

Cashup Davis funeral, undated 

37 6

Deed to City of Colfax, 1874 

37 6

Portraits Unidentified 

37 6

Miscellaneous Unidentified 

37 6

Panoramic Photographs 

Box

I.L. Moore Header, 1913 (Hutchison Photo, undated) 

38 oversize

Central Ferry Bridge Celebration, 1924 (Hutchison Photo) 

38 oversize

Diamond, Wash. (Allen Photo Co., Walla Walla) 

38 oversize

Diamond, Wash., n.d. (Hutchison Photo, undated) 

38 oversize

Steptoe, Wash, undated 

38 oversize

Stueckle & Broekel Thresher, 1913 (Hutchison Photo) 

38 oversize

Colfax, Wash, undated 

38 oversize

Miscellaneous Unidentified Panoramic Photographs 

38 oversize

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