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Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
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PC 26
H. G. Nelson
Logging Photographs, ca. 1900-1920

The photographs of H. G. Nelson were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by ITT Rayonier, Incorporated, in two parts in 1976 and 1977. The collection was processed by David Smestad in April, 1978.


Number of containers: 1
Linear feet of shelf space occupied: .25
Approximate number of items: 105


H. G. Nelson appears to have been a commercial photographer working out of Hoquiam, Washington during the early twentieth century. These photographs were taken for the Polson Brothers Logging Company, an ITT Rayonier predecessor.


The collection consists of about 100 2x2-inch slides of original prints of logging during the early years of the twentieth century around Hoquiam, Washington and also a microfilm of same. Also included are photographs of Terry Abraham, Archives Librarian and G. Donald Smith, Director of the Library accepting the collection from ITT Rayonier representative Arden Kommer in 1976.