Photograph Collection Information

The Collection consists of still images of people, buildings, events, athletics, and the campus environment of the University of Puget Sound over its existence. It includes photographs, slides, negatives (including a large collection of oversized negatives from the 40s). In addition, there are a number (several dozen) of 8mm short films and several 16mm films mainly about campus events and happenings back to the 1930s. The photographs are organized first into five major time periods, beginning with 1884 and corresponding to the four presidential administrations after 1923, and then by subject category.

  • 1884 - 1923: pre-origin, Methodist promoters et al; early campus sites, Jason Lee area, University Place, etc.
  • 1923 - 1942: Edward H. Todd presidency
  • 1942 - 1973: R. Franklin Thompson presidency
  • 1973 - 1992: Philip M. Phibbs presidency
  • 1992 - 2003: Susan Resneck Pierce presidency

Note: Recent photographs are not housed in the Archives. Direct your inquiry to the Office of Communications.

Digital Image Collection: A Sound Past

A Sound Past chronicles through historic photographs the people, buildings, events, athletics, and campus environment that make the University of Puget Sound such a unique place. 

About the Photos
Since 2007, John Finney, class of ’67 and retired Associate Dean and University Registrar has been selecting, scanning and describing these images with assistance from the staff of the Collins Memorial Library. The collection represents an ongoing library effort to make photos from the University Archives available to a wider audience.

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