Biographical Note

Scope and Content

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Acquisition Info

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Guide to the Charles Landes Photograph and Ephemera Collection



PH Collection No.: 140
Creator: Landes, Charles, collector
Title: Charles Landes photograph and ephemera collection
Date Span: circa 1890-1911
Quantity: 61 photographic prints, 7 ephemeral items (1 box, 4 folders) ; various sizes
Location: K83 (1 box)
K52 (3 folders in OS1 box)
HC586 (1 folder in XD1 box)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Charles Landes, circa 1890. Special Collections, UW Libraries, UW28230z




Biographical Note

Born in Kansas, Charles Landes lived in San Francisco and eventually followed his older brother Henry Landes to the Pacific Northwest. (Henry Landes eventually became the president of the University of Washington.) Charles attended the University of Washington and graduated in 1902 with a major in Biology. He was voted the wittiest in the Junior class of 1901. After graduation, he became a science teacher in a number of high schools in Tacoma until he retired in 1945. Beginning in 1921, he worked summers as a park ranger for 20 years in the Mount Rainier National Park. He was one of the original members of the Tacoma Auxiliary of the Mountaineers Club and lead mountaineering trips. Landes died on January 20, 1963. He was survived by his two sons, Richard R. and Hugh C. Landes.

Scope and Content

Photographs of the family and classmates of Charles Landes, buildings and classrooms at the University of Washington, class excursions to Friday Harbor and programs from various events.

Digital Content

View selections from the collection in digital format.

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open to the public.

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Acquisition Info

Donor: Landes family, 1981

Processing Info

Processed by Marion Brown, 2008


Inventory

 
Box/Folder Item Date
Landes family and friends
1/11Portrait of a man with two womencirca 1890
Photographer: J. H. Smith, Flora, Indiana
2Portrait of Henry Landes   View imagecirca 1904
Photographer: Curtis Studio, Seattle
Henry was Charles' older brother and the 14th President of the University of Washington.
3Portrait of Henry Landes   View imagecirca 1914
1/24Portrait of Charles Landes   View imagecirca 1890
Photographer: George M. Bone, Flora. Indiana
5Portrait of Charles Landes   View imagecirca 1902
Photographer: LaRoche, Seattle
Charles used this as his class photo in the 1902 TYEE yearbook.
6-7Portrait of Charles Landes   View imagecirca 1902
Photographer: Curtis Studio, Seattle
8Charles holding Viola Peach Landes   View imagecirca 1907
Bertha and Henry Landes had a daughter named Katherine, who died from tonsillitis complications. Two years later, the Landes' adopted Viola Peach.
9Charles and a young boy (possibly Kenneth Knight Landes)   View imagecirca 1907
Kenneth Knight Landes was the son of Bertha and Henry Landes.
10Possibly Kenneth Landes and Viola Peach Landes   View imagecirca 1907
11Woman holding Viola Peach Landescirca 1907
12-13Charles Landes on a horse   View imageundated
Cyanotype
14Charles Landes and horse near a treeundated
1/315-16Portrait of Elizabeth Pearl McDonaldcirca 1902
Photographer: Curtis Studio, Seattle
Pearl was part of the UW graduating class of 1902 and on the TYEE staff with Charles.
17Portrait of Joel Johansencirca 1904
Joel was part of the UW graduating class of 1904 and was Charles Landes's roommate during the 1901-1902 school year.
18 Portrait of Henry Knightcirca 1902
Photographer: LaRoche, Seattle
Henry was a part of the UW graduating class of 1902
19Portrait of a young womanundated

 
Box Item Date
University of Washington
XD120Composite portrait of the Graduating Class of 1902    OVERSIZE1902
Photographer: Curtis Studio, Seattle
Box/Folder Item
1/421Interior of the Assay "Shack" Laboratory   View imagecirca 1902
Cyanotype
OS122Denny Hall, from southeast    OVERSIZEcirca 1902
23View from the roof of Denny Hall, facing west    OVERSIZEcirca 1902
"Campus--Winter"
24Interior of the Geology classroom    OVERSIZE   View imagecirca 1902
25Interior of the Geology Lab    OVERSIZE   View imagecirca 1902
26Johanson and Landes dormitory room in Lewis Hall    OVERSIZEcirca 1902
27Observatory    OVERSIZEcirca 1902
28University Power House    OVERSIZEcirca 1902
Cyanotype
29Interior of the Zoology Lab    OVERSIZE   View imagecirca 1902
30University of Washington Ladies Basketball Team    OVERSIZE   View image1901
Photographer: Braas
1/431University of Washington Football Team1899
OS132Fairhaven High School football team    OVERSIZEundated
Photographer: Lothrop Bros., New Whatcom, Washington

 
Box/Folder Item Date
Friday Harbor Class Excursions
1/533Group of people outside a building holding large kelp in Friday Harborundated
34Group of people on top of rocks on Friday Harborundated
35Man in a boat at a dock in Friday Harborundated
36Men on two boats in Friday Harborundated
37 a-bGroup of people standing outside of buildingundated
"Probably Vancouver Island"
38Woman bent over a panundated
39Group of people standing in a circleundated
40Charles Landes and another man standing outside a tent   View imageundated
41Men and boats on a beachundated
42Group of people standing around a boat in Friday Harborundated
43- 44Group of people on a beachundated
45Two men on a rocky beachundated
46One man on a rocky beachundated
47Ship in the water near the landundated
48Two men standing on a boatundated
49-50 Silhouettes of people on a boatundated
51People in rowboats in Friday Harborundated
52Docks and houses in Friday HarborSummer 1911
53A building in the bushesundated
54Two men sitting outside a log buildingundated
55Sedimentary rock on shoreundated
56Men standing outside a train carundated
"Victoria and Sidney Ry"
57Man standing next to a large log undated
58Group of people next to a haywagon in a fieldundated
59-60Group of people sitting in a fieldundated
61aThree men sitting on a log near a rocky beachundated
61bGroup of people sitting on logsundated

 
Box/Folder Item Date
Ephemera
1/662Program from the Fourth Annual Session of the Carroll County Teachers' Association, Camden, IndianaNovember 26-27, 1897
63Dance program from the Seventh Annual Levee University CadetsFebruary 10, 1899
64Program from Class Day at the University of WashingtonMay 30, 1900
The program lists the class of 1900.
65Program for Commencement Week at the University of WashingtonMay 26-29, 1901
66Program of the Mazama Excursion to Mount Rainier Paradise Park with the Sierra Club of California and Appalachian Mountain Club of Boston, MassachusettsJuly, 1905
Henry, Bertha and Charles Landes are all listed as part of the party.
67Class list for the University of Washingtonundated
68Tacoma School District No. 10 Teacher's Contract for Charles LandesJuly 1906

Subject Terms

Titles:
Photographic prints.
Last modified: January 11, 2012
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