Howard Burgess Guide to the Collection of Walla Walla Area Photographs 1907-1964
PC 140

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Burgess, Howard C., 1893-
Title
Howard Burgess Collection of Walla Walla Area Photographs
ID
PC 140
Date [inclusive]
1907-1964
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 Linear feet of Shelf Space Approximately 150 images
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of approximately 150 photographs of Walla Walla, Washington and the surrounding area, collected by Howard Burgess. In 1930, Howard C. Burgess became a County Agent with the Extension Service in Walla Walla, and remained there until his retirement in 1958.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Howard Burgess Collection of Walla Walla Area Photographs, 1907-1964 (PC 140)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Howard C. Burgess compiled this photograph collection. After graduating from Washington State College (later University) in 1916 he served in the military before working for County Extension in Kelso, Washington, and Madison County, Montana. In 1930 he became a County Agent with the Extension Service in Walla Walla, and remained there until his retirement in 1958. In recognition of his service he was made Marshall of Walla Walla’s 1964 Frontier Days Grand Parade.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of approximately 150 photographs of Walla Walla, Washington and the surrounding area, collected by Howard Burgess. Photographs document public scenes in Walla Walla and Washington's Inland Northwest region during the early twentieth century, and include horticultural exhibits at the Spokane Interstate Fair, scenes from the Walla Walla Pioneer Pageant, the Southeastern Washington Fair, and Whitman College, as well as various photographs of agricultural and dairy produce in the Walla Walla Valley.

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Arrangement note

The collection was received unordered. Many photographs are labeled with a brief description but few contain dates. Photographs are foldered by subject and then by date when possible.

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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 may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was received somewhere between 1964 and 2003 (most likely following soon after Mr. Burgess' death in May, 1980) at Washington State University (WSU) Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) and accessioned in December, 2003 as UPC-002.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by History graduate student Nathan Sowry in November, 2010.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Walla Walla (Wash.) -- Photographs.
  • Washington (State) -- Photographs.

Personal Name(s)

  • Burgess, Howard C., 1893- -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Washington -- Photographs.
  • Pioneers
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Oversize (boxed) photograph of the attendees of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the A.V.M.A. (American Veterinary Medical Association), held in Portland, Oregon on July 21-24, 1925 

1

Spokane Interstate Fair, 1907-1908 

2

Walla Walla Pioneer Pageant, 1924 

3

Scenes of Walla Walla and Surrounding Areas, 1920s 

4

Walla Walla Valley Agricultural and Dairy Produce, 1920s 

5

Whitman College, 1920s 

6

Walla Walla Southeastern Washington Fair, 1964 and 1966 

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