Cosmopolitan Club, Washington State University Papers 1925-1946
Cage 703

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Cosmopolitan Club, Washington State University Papers
ID
Cage 703
Date [inclusive]
1925-1946
Extent
0.75 Linear feet
Abstract
The papers in this collection include official records of the Cosmopolitan Club such as minutes, by-laws, and correspondence, as well as scrapbooks and other documents recording the activities of the organization. The Cosmopolitan Club at Washington State University, an organization for international students and others with an interest in international relations

Preferred Citation note

The suggested citation for the collection is: [Item Description], Cosmopolitan Club Records, 1925-1946, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA

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Organizational History:

The Cosmopolitan Club at Washington State University, an organization for international students and others with an interest in international relations, was active during two different time periods. It was formally organized in 1910, but became inactive a few years later, perhaps because of World War I. The group was organized again in 1922 as a branch of the American Cosmopolitan Clubs, and remained active from that time through the early 1940s. The primary purpose of the Cosmopolitan Club was to provide social and cultural opportunities for foreign students.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers in this collection include official records of the Cosmopolitan Club such as minutes, by-laws, and correspondence, as well as scrapbooks and other documents recording the activities of the organization. All are from the period of Professor Carl Milton Brewster's association with the club, and many of them are directly related to his work with the club and individual students.

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Arrangement note

This collection has been arranged in a single series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection of papers related to the Cosmopolitan Club at Washington State University includes materials from different sources and three separate accessions. Some portions were formerly cataloged as part of the Washington State University Archives (in WSU Publications 100/1, International Student Organizations). These include items donated by Betty O. Milne in 1970, and by C. M. Brewster in 1955. The third accession (from MS 2005-16) was donated by the Brewster family in 2005.

Processing Information note

The accessions were merged and processed as a single collection by Cheryl Gunselman in 2006.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Chinese Students' Club, Washington State University; Papers, 1923-1933 (Cage 702).

Filipino Club, Washington State University; Papers, 1936-1946 (Cage 4898).

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Student Life, Scrapbooks
  • Students, Foreign -- United States -- Archival resources.
  • Students, Foreign -- Washington (State) -- Archives.
  • Students, Foreign -- Washington (State) -- History.
  • Washington State University -- Archives.
  • Washington State University. Cosmopolitan Club -- Archives.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Minutes 1925-1933 

1 1

Minutes 1936-1938 

1 2

Minutes 1939-1942 

1 3

Receipts 1933-1943 

1 4

Correspondence 1933-1941 

1 5

Scrapbook, including some photographs of the Filipino Club 1922-1929; 1934-1939 

1 6

Scrapbook, "History and Minutes" 1934-1939 

1 7-8

Scrapbook circa 1930s-1940s 

1 9-10

Miscellaneous records, including historical notes and reminiscences, correspondence, scrapbook, and other items 1922-1946 

2 11-13

C.M. Brewster correspondence 1931-1946 

2 14-15