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Whitman College and Northwest Archives

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The Whitman College and Northwest Archives curates materials that document the history of Whitman College and the Walla Walla region as well as rare books and other special collections housed in the Penrose Library. The archives collects, preserves, provides access to, and promotes the use of these materials for teaching, learning, and research. The digitized collections in ARMINDA reflect a small portion of our overall collections. For a more complete list of our physical holdings, see our collection guides.

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The collection consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, graduation announcements, correspondence, parish directories, a school diary, the Centennial Souvenir of the Catholic Church in the Walla Walla Valley, and copies of the parish records of St. Patrick's Catholic Church from 1847 to 1944. Information about the Sisters of Providence, St. Vincent Academy and St. Patrick's High School are also included. These photographs are a selection of the overall collection.
4 Items in Collection
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The collection consists of faculty and staff conferences, meetings, examination questions and homework, agendas, newsletters, memos, biographies, benefits, grants, announcements, procedures, applications, resumes, handbooks, photos, records. The photographs are a selection of the overall collection.
39 Items in Collection
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The collection consists of articles, photos, records, surveys, blueprints, flyers, bulletins, memos, maps, and timelines. These photographs are a selection of the overall collection.
91 Items in Collection
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In collaboration with students in Library 160: Documentation and Representation in Archives, the Whitman College and Northwest Archives created the Whitman Coronavirus Stories Project to capture the Whitman community’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, Whitman classes were moved online for the remainder of the semester. The project aims to document how students, faculty and staff are impacted as they work, teach and learn from home, and practice social distancing. The goal

49 Items in Collection
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A collection of recordings from lectures, presentations, artists talks, and visiting speakers held at Whitman College. The events are a selection of the overall collection.
7 Items in Collection
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The administrative record of regular meetings of Whitman College faculty. These documents are a selection of the overall collection.
6 Items in Collection
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The collection consists of membership records and directories, deeds and abstracts, correspondence, annual reports and meeting minute from the First Congregational Church in Walla Walla, Washington. These records are a selection from the overall collection.
3 Items in Collection
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The Wallace Gendron Papers includes photographs of World War II (1941-45), featuring aftermath photos of bombing raids carried out by Army Air Force pilots. Gendron, an Army Air Force photographer, would follow up on bombing raids, showing the results of air attacks on German targets. Items also include personal memorabilia collected by Gendron during his three years of service, including a survival kit issued to soldiers in the event they are captured. There is also correspondence and
18 Items in Collection
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The Grand Army of the Republic, Walla Walla, Records include the minutes, membership records, correspondence, and financial records that document the activities of this Civil War veterans’ organization. These records are a selection from the overall collection.
6 Items in Collection