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PC 125
Will Photographs

Folder 5. Pullman, WA, during 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic.
Handwritten text on reverse reads, in part: This shows how we looked about November 1st with our flu muzzles on.

The Will photographs were gifted to Washington State University's Archives from Donna Setterberg of Portland, OR, granddaughter of Roy E Will & Jane (Jennie) E Atherton Will, who were students at Washington State ca. 1908-1913. They were received at the Archives on May 7, 2009 as UPC 2009-01, and processed by University Archivist Mark O'English in May of 2009. Two additional images were received from Donna Setterberg on Nov. 9, 2012, and added to the collection.

Number of Containers: 1
Number of Images: 140


Portraits of Washington State College ca. 1908-1912, accumulated by then-students Roy Will and Jane Atherton Will. Notable is a series of photographs depicting a ROTC training camp at Clarkston, WA, held in 1912. While a few images predate or postdate 1908-1912, the bulk of the materials are within that period; the images outside that period are from locations outside the Pullman area. Roy Will's parents owned farmland near Harrington, WA, and the majority of the post-1913 farming photos are from that location.


One notebook of fabrics and writings was removed from the collection for separate processing as Cage 4946. This notebook belonged to Jane Atherton Will, and is believed to have been from a WSC Home Economics course.

Folder Description # of
1 WSC campus scenes, 1909-1912. Inc. one image of visit by "Fighting Bob" Evans, March 19, 1909. 21
2 WSC football scenes, 1908. 9
3 Moscow Mountain outing, ca. 1910-1911. 5
4 ROTC Encampment, Clarkston, WA, 1912. 20
5 "Flu muzzles," First National Bank, Pullman, WA, [1918]-11-01. Text on back is by Jane Atherton's sister Cecile (4th from left in image). 1
6 Loose scrapbook pages & images: WSC, 1913; Pasadena, 1919; farming at Harrington, WA, 1920-1921. 26
7 Scrapbook. Group & campus scenes at WSC, 1913; family and farmland at Harrington, WA, ca. 1915; San Francisco Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915. 155
8 Roy Will's birthplace: Milton, OR, July 30, 1891. 1
9 Acquisition information, 2009. 1 sheet