Fred G. Rounds Papers
Cage 231

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Fred G. Rounds Papers
ID
Cage 231
Date [inclusive]
1918-1967
Extent
9.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Includes correspondence, reports, and photographs concerning civic organizations, civil defense, land-use planning, the Pullman (Wash.) planning commission, the Kiwanis Club, and a number of residential architectural projects.

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Biographical/Historical note

Fred Grafton Rounds was born January 6, 1893, at St. Paul, Minnesota. He was graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1916. During the First World War, Rounds was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, 220nd Engineers. He was discharged as a 1st Lieutenant in April 1919. Rounds began his career in architecture for the firm of Croft and Hoerner Architects,in Minneapolis. In 1923, Rounds joined the WSC Department of Architectural Engineering in 1923, where he served as an assistant professor of architecture and as an assistant designer in the college architect's office. He also joined with his colleague, Stanley A. Smith, in the architectural firm of Smith and Rounds. The partnership designed many residences in Pullman in the late 1920s, along with several sorority and fraternity houses. By the late 1920s, Rounds left his post at WSC to pursue a full-time private architecture practice in Tacoma and Chehalis.

In 1932 he designed the center unit addition to the Pullman High School. In 1934 he returned to the WSC campus to oversee several college building construction project sponsored by the federal Public Works Administration. From 1937 to 1950, Rounds he served as superintendent of the State College's Department of Buildings and Grounds. He retired from WSC in 1958. Fred G. Rounds was a civic-minded resident of Pullman. He joined the local Kiwanis club, serving on numerous committees. He was elected its president in 1943, and in 1955 served as the Pacific Northwest District Governor. In addition, Rounds was an organizer and long-time member of the Planning Commission and the Whitman County Planning Commission. He served on the Pullman School Board and the Pullman Memorial Hospital Board; and he was director of the Pullman-WSC Civil Defense program and chairman of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce. Rounds was a member of the Pullman Community Congregational Church, where he served as a deacon and as chief usher. He also oversaw the design and construction of the congregation's new house of worship in the mid-1950s. He was also active in Masonic lodges. In 1919, Rounds married the former Ruth Wikoff. The union brought three children, Mrs. Harold (Jeanne) Olsen, Mrs. Earl (Margery) Muir, and Fred G. Rounds, Jr. Ruth Rounds died in 1949. In 1955, Fred Rounds married the former Mrs. John P. (Dora) Sanger. Rounds died on May 2, 1972.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Fred G. Rounds consist of correspondence, reports, enclosures, and photographs concerning civic organizations, civil defence, land-use planning, employment at Washington State College, and Rounds' private architectural contracts. The larger and more significant series concern the Pullman City Planning Commission, the Kiwanis Club, and a number of residential architectural projects done as private contracts. Most materials date from about 1940 to about 1960. The papers are arranged in nine series, reflecting an apparent original order. Within series, the arrangement is alphabetical subject folders.

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Arrangement note

Series list: Series 1. Personal and Professional Correspondence Series 2. Kiwanis Series 3. Planning--local, county, and region Series 4. Civil Defense Series 5. Community Congregational Church Series 6. Pullman and WSC Series 7. Humor Series 8. Social Clubs and other Organizations Series 9. Miscellaneous

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open and available for on-site research use. Researchers will be instructed to wear gloves. Though the images vary widely in their physical condition, reproductions in the form of digital scans and prints will be available for most of the items in the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Washington State University Libraries acquired the Fred G. Rounds Papers in two accessions, the first prior to 1970 and the second (MS 75-7) in May 1975, from the WSU School of Architecture.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Architecture -- Washington (State) -- Pullman.
  • City and Town Life
  • City Planning
  • Civil defense -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- 1950-1960.
  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

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Collection Inventory

 1 Personal and Professional Correspondence 

Box-folder

H. H. Waples, personal 1934-1936 

1/1

H. H. Waples, Treasury Department 1934-1935 

1/2

Chapin Foster, Sec.-Director, Washington State Historical Society 1944-1947 

1/3

Personal Correspondence 

Box-folder

 1956 

1/4

 1957 

1/5

 1958 

1/6

 1959 

1/7

 1960 

1/8

 1961 

1/9

 1962 

1/10

 1963 

1/11

 1964 

1/12
Box-folder

Around the World Trip 1963 

1/13

College Architect Office Data 

1/14

Logan G. Kimsey, M.D., residence 1940 

1/15

Kappa Sigma House, alterations 1952 

1/16

Hollingsworth Apartments, alterations 1953 

2/17

W. W. Durham, High School, Kellogg, Idaho, plans 1953 

2/18

Kappa Kappa Gamma, porch railing 1954 

2/19

Ralph Fowler, residence 1954 

2/20

John S. Peterson, residence 1954 

2/21

Guy Murchland, residence 1955 

2/22

Dean Sanders 

2/23

Architectural journals and bulletins 

2/24

Miscellaneous clippings 

2/25

Product brochures 

2/26

Associated General Contractors, Spokane 1953 

2/27

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 2 Kiwanis 

Kiwanis, Pullman Club 

Box-folder

"What Is Kiwanis?" 1960, 1962 inc. 

2/28

Membership 1922-1962 

2/29

Annual officers and members roster 1940-1965, inc. 

2/30

By Laws, Local and International 

2/31

Committee on education, fellowship, club history, and laws and regulations 

3/32

Support of Churches Division 

3/33

Pullman club charter correspondence 1922 

3/34

"Facts about Pullman Kiwanis Club," prepared by Education Committee March 1945 

3/35

"Facts about Pullman Kiwanis Club," prepared by Education Committee May 1947 

3/36

"Annual Achievement Report of the Kiwanis Club of Pullman, for the Year 1938 

3/37

Circle K House 1938 

3/38

Circle K Fraternity 1947 

3/39

"Former Members, Deceased or Moved Away," A through K 

3/40

Membership 

3/41

"Kiwaniquiz" 1962-1963 

3/42

Fred G. Rounds' corr. 1920s 

3/43

Newspaper Clippings 

3/44

Newspaper Clipping Scrapbook 1957-1958 

3/45

Passion Play, Bryan Hall Auditorium December 1955 

3/46

Photographs 

4/47

Misc. correspondence 1950s-1960s 

4/48

Kiwanis History, including Pullman Weekly Bulletin 

Box-folder

 1926-1928 and 1935 

4/49

 1940-1954 

4/50

 1955 

4/51

 1956 

4/52

 1957 

4/53

 1958 

4/54

 1959 

4/55

 1960 

4/56

 1961 

4/57

 1962 

5/58

 1963 

5/59

 1964 

5/60

 1965 

5/61

 1966 

5/62

 1967 

5/63

Kiwanis, Pacific Northwest District 

Board Meeting 

Box-folder

Seattle February 1955 

5/64

Seattle February 1962 

5/65

Seattle November 1962 

5/66

Portland January 1963 

5/67

Vancouver, B.C. February 1964 

5/68

Seattle November 1964 

5/69

District Convention 

Box-folder

Salem, Oregon 1956 

5/70

Penticton, B.C. 1957 

5/71

Tacoma 1958 

5/72

Eugene 1959 

5/73

Vancouver, B.C. 1960 

5/74

Spokane 1961 

5/75

Yakima 1962 

5/76

Anchorage 1963 

5/77

Portland 1964 

6/78

Seattle 1966 

6/79
Box-folder

Kiwanis, International Convention, Denver 1962 

6/80

Kiwanis, International Convention, Portland 1966 

6/81

Misc. convention programs 

6/82

Kiwanis, Fred G. Rounds, Pacific Northwest District Gov. 

Box-folder

Election as governor 1964 

6/83

Personal scrapbook during tenure as district governor 

6/84

Pacific Northwest District Audit Report for the period January 1, 1954 to December 31, 1954 

6/85

Governor's Tour of Alaska 1955 

6/86

New Club Building 1955 

6/87

New Club Building Committee 1955 

6/88

Public Relations Committee 1955 

6/89

Education and Fellowship Committee 

6/90

Attendance Committee 1955 

7/91

Convention Program Committee 

7/92

"On to Cleveland," international convention 1955 

7/93

District Bulletin 1949-1966, inc. 

7/94

District Directory 1953-1959 

7/95

International Directory 1956 

7/96

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 3 Planning--local, county, and regional 

Box-folder

Pullman Public Schools, Durham Report, 1949, and newspaper clippings 

7/97

City-College Relations, Special Committee 1946 

7/98

Pullman Housing Authority, corr., part 1 

7/99

Pullman Housing Authority, corr., part 2 

7/100

Pullman Community Hospital Board 1952-1964 

7/101

Pullman, City of Pullman City Plan 

7/102

Capital outlay 

7/103

Subdivision Ordinance No. A-217 

7/104

Mobile Homes 

7/105

Studies and Master Plan 1960 

8/106

Public Schools 

8/107

Bond Issue 1958 

8/108

Ivan Bloch and Associates 1957 

8/109

To-do Items 

8/110

Misc. 

8/111

Photographs 

8/112

Pullman City Planning Commission 

Box-folder

General 

8/113

Business and Development Committee 1960 

8/114

Minutes 1947-1951 

8/115

Minutes 1952-1955, inc. 

8/116

Minutes 1956 

8/117

Minutes 1957-1958 

8/118

Minutes 1959 

8/119

Minutes 1960 

8/120

Minutes 1961 

9/121

Minutes 1962 

9/122

Minutes 1963 

9/123

Minutes 1964 

9/124

Commission and Board of Adjustment Minutes 1957-1958 

9/125

Fallout Shelters 

9/126

Misc. 

9/127
Box-folder

Planning, misc. 

9/128

Highway Advertising Control 

9/129

Association of Washington Cities, corr. 1939-1940 

9/130

City of Pullman, "Budget for 1953" 

9/131

"Accident Report Study for the City of Pullman" 1960 

9/132

"Washington Street and Highway Need Study, Report for the City of Pullman" January 1960 

9/133

Master Plan for Pullman 1957 

9/134

"Hillside Terrace, A Proposed Addition to the City of Pullman, Washington" 1959 

9/135

Pullman, Washington, Zoning Ordinance No. 649, as amended 

9/136

"Proposed Zoning Ordinance of the City of Pullman" January 1961 

9/137

"Report of Planning Studies, Pullman, Wash., January 1960" 

9/138

Newspaper Clipping Scrapbooks, City of Pullman and misc., building construction 

9/139

Whitman County Planning Commission 

Box-folder

School Consolidation 

10/140

"A Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan for Whitman County, Washington," Preliminary Draft July 31, 1965 

10/141

"Whitman County Agriculture, Washington," County Agricultural Data Series, 1965, by Port of Whitman County 

10/142

State Parks and Recreation 

10/143

Sub-Division Ordinance 

10/144

Trailer Courts and Mobile Homes 

10/145

Whitman County Parks and Recreation 

10/146

Airport Zoning 

10/147

County Zoning 

10/148

County Plan, M-1-L Zone 

10/149

County Plan, Parks 

10/150

County Plan, Parks and Recreation--Wash. State Sportsmen 

10/151

County Plan, Public Relations 

10/152

Minutes 1957-1960 

10/153

Minutes 1961 

10/154

Minutes and misc. 

10/155

Weed Control Plan 1959 

11/156

Reorganization 1959-1960 

11/157

"The Comprehensive Outdoor Plan for Whitman County, Washington" 1966 

11/158

Misc. corr. 

11/159

General 1961-1965 

11/160

Whitman County Zoning Resolution 1958 

11/161

County Planning Commission Plan for Whitman County 

11/162

Whitman County Plan, to-do 

11/163

"County Commissioners' Land Use Planning Guide," Wash. State Assoc. of County Commissioners, May 1959 

11/164

Planning Assoc. of Washington, 1964 convention, Yakima 

11/165

Whitman County Port District 

11/166

"An Economic Summary and A Comprehensive Plan for the Port of Whitman County," by H. E. Bovay, Jr., Consulting Engineers 1961 

11/167

"The Port District and the Comprehensive Plan for the Port of Whitman County" 

11/168

Inland Waterways Association, corr. 1958 

11/169

Inland Waterways Association, misc. 

11/170

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 4 Civil Defense 

WSC-Pullman Civil Defense 

Box-folder

Notices of Meetings and Minutes 

12/171

Test Problem No. 1 1952 

12/172

Yellow Alert February 24, 1952 

12/173

Red Alert May 6, 1952 

12/174

"Basic Plan for Civil Defense" 

12/175

Misc. 

12/176

Moscow-Univ. of Idaho 1951-1952 

12/177

American Legion Auxiliary 

12/178

Clippings 1952-1960 

12/179

Washington State Defense Council 

12/180

WSC, Plan for Civil Defense 1952 

12/181

WSC, Civil Defense Manual 

12/182

Univ. of Washington, "Report Recommending a Division of Safety" 1950 

12/183

Univ. of Washington, Civil Defense 

12/184

The Civil Defense Alert 

12/185

U.S. Civil Defense Council 

12/186

U.S. Civil Defense 

Box-folder

Publications, order invoices 

12/187

Fallout shelters 

12/188

National literature, part 1 

12/189

National literature, part 2 

13/190

State of Washington 

13/191

Fallout Shelter Design and Evaluation Workshop [1961], Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization 

13/192

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 5 Community Congregational Church 

Box-folder

Annual reports 1958-1963 

13/193

Board of Deacons 

13/194

Budget 1950s 

13/195

By Laws 

13/196

Church building designs and styles 

13/197

Church organization 

13/198

Equipment and supplies 

13/199

Funding for new building 

13/200

Installation of the Rev. Theodore C. Edquist... 1961 

13/201

Memorials 

13/202

Misc. 

13/203

New Manse 

13/204

Organization 

14/205

Pilgrim Firs Camp 1964 

14/206

Plan of Organization 1961-1962 

14/207

Sermons 

14/208

Ushers 

14/209

New Construction 

Box-folder

Bascom's Cabinet Works, Keene, Texas, pews and chancel furniture 

14/210

Blueprints 

14/211

Building 

14/212

Building committee 

14/213

Building program 

14/214

Busboom and Rauh, general contractors 

14/215

Robert L. Durham, architect 

14/216

Furniture--chancel and pews 

15/217

Kitchen cabinets and misc. bids 

15/218

Misc. invoices, bids, and corr. 

15/219

Standifer Refrigeration and Heating 

15/220

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 6 Misc. Pullman and WSC 

Pullman 

Box-folder

Recreation circa 1947 

15/221

Fire Department 1966 

15/222

Honor Roll, Men Serving in the Armed Forces 1945 

15/223

WSC 

Box-folder

Buildings and Grounds Manual 

15/224

"Report onthe Use of Space Devoted to Instructional Purposes, First Semester, 1953-54" 

15/225

Room Scheduling Procedures 1950-1951 

15/226

Safety, traffic, parking area 

15/227

Space Priorities Committee, meeting minutes 1954-1958 

15/228

Space Priorities Committee 1956-1958 

15/229

Traffic Engineering 

15/230

Description and date: Speech: The State College of Washington: Its Origin, History, and Present Development, circa 1940-1941 

15/230.1

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 7 Humor 

Box-folder

Cartoons, part 1 

15/231

Cartoons, part 2 

16/232

Clippings, misc. 

16/233

Heyer Cartoon and Idea Book 

16/234

Humor 

16/235

Limericks 

16/236

Quotes 

16/237

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 8 Social Clubs and Other Organizations 

Box-folder

Alpha Rho Chi fraternity, misc. 

17/238

Alpha Rho Chi fraternity, The Anthem 1945-1962, inc. 

17/239

Alpha Rho Chi fraternity, The Archi 1939-1960, inc. 

17/240

American Automobile Association, Spokane, Wash. 

17/241

B.I.L.--P.E.O. 

17/242

Camera Club of Pullman 1965 

17/243

Chamber of Commerce, Pullman 1925-1964 

17/244

Estes Park, Colorado [YMCA conference] 1965 

17/245

Freemasonry, "General Information Concerning the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry..." [1963] 

17/246

Friends of the Library, WSU 1941-1964 

17/247

Knights Templar, Masonic Lodges 

17/248

Quarter Century Club, WSU 1959-1966 

17/249

Pullman, church, Episcopal [construction] 

17/250

Pullman, church, Presbyterian [construction] 

17/251

Royal Arch, Masonic Lodges 

17/252

Scarab fraternity 

17/253

University of Illinois, Class of 1916, 50th Anniversary 

17/254

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 9 Miscellanous 

Box-folder

American Express Credit Card 1962-1966 

18/255

Auto Accident enroute to Bellevue 12-23-1965 

18/256

Automobiles 1950s-1960s 

18/257

Cards--Bridge 

18/258

Chinese Rugs 1931 

18/259

Communism, clippings and pamphlets 

18/260

Drafting Machine 

18/261

Kappa Alpha Theta sorority [Marge Rounds, pledge, 1950] 

18/262

Military Records, World War I discharge 

18/263

News clippings 

Box-folder

John F. Kennedy Assassination 1963 

18/264

1964 elections 

18/265

 1965-1966 

18/266

A.S.E.E. convention 1966 

18/267

Pullman people 

18/268

Cemetery 

18/269

Misc. 

18/270
Box-folder

Republican Party 1960s 

18/271

Scale Modeling of Buildings 

18/272

Talks--slides 1965 

18/273

Whitman County Navy certificate 

18/274

Margery Rounds drawing, Fred Rounds, jr. 

18/275

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