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PC 129
Columbia River Basin Dam
Oversized Photographs, 1951-1968

This collection was received at WSU Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections prior to 2009 from an unknown source; nothing is known about its provenance. The collection was processed by University Archivist Mark O'English in July, 2009.

Number of Containers: 4 folders
Number of Images: 26

HISTORY

Need for both electric power and agricultural water supply resulted in multiple dams being placed on rivers in the Columbia River drainage basin in the mid 20th century. These included the Dworshak Dam (Clearwater North Fork, initial construction running from 1966-1972), Ice Harbor Dam (Snake River, 1955-1961), and the Little Goose Dam (Snake River, 1963-1970), among many others.

ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION

The collection consists of a number of photos taken over the period of the construction of several dams, from very early stages to near completion. The collection is organized by dam, with each of the three most commonly depicted dams (Dworshak, Ice Harbor, Little Goose) in their own folders, and the remaining five images of four other dams placed in a fourth folder.

With the exception of four of the five Dworshak Dam images, all images are approximately 20"x16". The remaining four Dworshak images are approximately 9"x7". All images are located in oversize storage cabinets.

ACCESS

This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply.

PREFERED CITATION

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Columbia River Basin Dam Photographs, 1951-1968 (PC 129)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

LOCATION NOTE (for MASC use)

All of the drawings are located in Oversize (map cases).

FOLDER LIST

Oversize
Folder
   Description# of
Items
1Dworshak Dam, ca. 19655
2Ice Harbor Dam, 12/9/1956 - post May, 196312
3Little Goose Dam, 8/29/1963 - 3/19/19689
4John Day Dam, 5/26/1959 & July 19622
Lower Monumental Dam, ca. 19691
McNary Dam, Dec. 19511
Unidentified pre-damming river scene, possible Little Goose area1