Franklin Raney Photograph Collection

Photographs taken by University of Idaho student Franklin Raney

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About Franklin Raney

Franklin Chalmers Raney was born 23 October 1921 in Spokane, Washington. Graduating from Lewis and Clark High School in 1939, he went on to attend the University of Idaho between 1941 and 1943. While at the university Raney lived in the Idaho Club, a living cooperative built in 1935. He was also a member of the Christian Science Social Club known as the Sentinel Club.

He left the university when World War II began and the army sent him to University of Chicago to finish his degree in Meteorology. Later, he earned a Master of Science degree from Washington State College (now Washington State University) and finally a PhD from University of California Berkeley.

In 1966, Raney became an associate professor of Geography at Western Washington University, retiring 20 years later in 1986. He died 19 April 2009 in Bellingham, Washington.

About The Collection

This is a collection of images taken by Franklin Raney when he was a student at the University of Idaho. The full collection consists of 42 photographs and four negatives featuring images of the University of Idaho campus and professors, as well as scenes from East Moscow Mountain and the Coeur d’Alene National Forest. Materials date between 1927 and 1942. There is also one newspaper clipping on the preservation of the Moscow High School building. Mr. Raney donated the collection to the University of Idaho Library Special Collections in 1992.

Technical Credits - CollectionBuilder

This digital collection is built with CollectionBuilder, an open source framework for creating digital collection and exhibit websites that is developed by faculty librarians at the University of Idaho Library following the Lib-Static methodology.

Using the CollectionBuilder-CSV template and the static website generator Jekyll, this project creates an engaging interface to explore driven by metadata.

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