Guide to the Charles Yocom Photographs of Inland Northwest Geography 1942-1953
PC 138

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Yocom, Charles Frederick, 1914-
Title
Charles Yocom Photographs of Inland Northwest Geography
ID
PC 138
Date [inclusive]
1942-1953
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 Linear feet of Shelf Space Approximately 600 images
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of approximately 600 photographs and photograph negatives of the inland Northwest, believed to have been taken by Charles Yocom. Charles Frederick Yocom (1914-1985) was an Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology at Washington State College in the early 1950s. Photographs document the nesting sites and migratory patterns of Canada geese, particularly relating to geographical features such as lakes, rivers, and tributaries in the eastern portion of Washington state.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Charles Yocom Photographs of Inland Northwest Geography, 1942-1953 (PC 138)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Charles Frederick Yocom (1914-1985) was an Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology at Washington State College in the early 1950s. The 600 photographs in this collection represent Yocom’s work on nesting sites of Canada geese on the Snake River and Columbia Basin region between the years 1942-1953.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of approximately 600 photographs and photograph negatives of the inland Northwest, believed to have been taken by Charles Yocom. Photographs document the nesting sites and migratory patterns of Canada geese, particularly relating to geographical features such as lakes, rivers, and tributaries in the eastern portion of Washington state.

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Arrangement note

The collection was received unordered. Each photograph is labeled on the back with a date and a geographic location. Photographs have been foldered alphabetically by Washington county (Whitman county has been further subdivided into a number of areas, again sorted alphabetically), and then chronologically by photograph date. A few larger non-county-specific regions have been located at the end of the collection. Several hundred unidentified photographs, mostly those of geese and/or nests, were discarded during processing.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

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

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was received as UPC 2008-01 at Washington State University (WSU) Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) in November, 2008 from Matthew J. Monda of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in Ephrata, WA, where the photographs had been stored for an unknown number of years.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by History graduate student Nathan Sowry and University Archivist Mark O'English in September, 2010.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Yocom, Charles Frederick, 1914-

Subject(s)

  • Canada goose -- Ecology -- Washington (State)
  • Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Natural History -- Washington (State)
  • Science
  • Washington (State)
  • Waterfowl -- Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

 

 

Box Folder

Adams County 

1 1

Chelan County 

1 2

Douglas County 

1 3

Garfield County 

1 4

Grant County 

1 5

Grant County (Negatives) 

1 6

Lincoln County 

1 7

Okanogan County 

1 8

Okanogan County (Negatives) 

1 9

Pierce County 

1 10

Spokane County 

1 11

Spokane County (Negatives) 

1 12

Stevens County 

1 13

Whitman County 

Box Folder

Almota 

1 14

Cabbage Patch 

1 15

Davis Bar 

1 16

Palouse Falls and Palouse River 

1 17

Steptoe Canyon 

1 18

Wawawai 

1 19

Rock Lake and Rock Creek 

1 20

General 

1 21

 

Box Folder

Blue Mountains 

1 22

Columbia River 

1 23

Snake River 

1 24

Snake River (Negatives #1) 

1 25

Snake River (Negatives #2) 

1 26

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