Office of the President: Wilson Compton & C. Clement French Records 1948-1956
Archives 12

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Office of the President: Wilson Compton & C. Clement French Records
ID
Archives 12
Date [inclusive]
1948-1956
General Physical Description note
33 linear feet  43 containers
Abstract
Files of the President's office consist chiefly of correspondence and related memoranda or reports. Contains records dating from the last years of the Compton administration, the beginning of the French administration and the interim period of William A. Pearl.

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Organizational History:

The University President is the chief executive of the University and the Secretary of the Board of Regents. The duties of the office are are explained for archival users in the preface to the finding aid/guide for Archives 159, President's Office Records, 1915-1945.

The records in this group -- Archives 12 -- span the later years of the administration of Wilson M. Compton and the early years of the administration of C. Clement French, along with the short term of Acting President William Pearl in 1951. This situation reflects an apparent decision by President Compton, taken in 1948, to maintain the files as those of the office and not of the individual who held it. This policy ended an older practice whereby the President's files tended to become known as the "Bryan Papers" or the "Holland Papers." Notwithstanding this policy, many researchers continue to view the presidential files in the mode of personal papers, which means that this group, Archives 12, is informally the "Compton Papers, Part 2," and the "French Papers, Part 1."

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Scope and Contents note

Files of the President's office consist chiefly of correspondence and related memoranda or reports. It is retained in its original order of alphabetical subject files, closed annually. The subject headings for some parts of this group, Archives 12, were lost when the President's Office staff closed, weeded and compacted files for the earlier years of the period covered by the records.

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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

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Records of the Washington State University President's Office, 1948-1956, were transferred to the University Archives in 1976.

Processing Information note

The records inventory prepared at that time was revised into container list format by Lawrence Stark during summer, 2000.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. Office of the President.
  • Washington State University--Presidents (C. Clement French : 1952-1966)--Archives
  • Washington State University--Presidents (Wilson Compton : 1944-1951--Archives
  • Washington State University. Office of the President (C. Clement French : 1952-1966)--Archives
  • Washington State University. Office of the President (C. Clement French : 1952-1966)--Records and correspondence
  • Washington State University. Office of the President (Wilson Compton : 1944-1951)--Archives
  • Washington State University. Office of the President (Wilson Compton : 1944-1951)--Records and correspondence

Occupation(s)

  • College presidents--Washington (State)--Pullman

Personal Name(s)

  • Compton, Wilson Martindale, 1890-1967--Archives
  • French, Charles Clement, 1901---Archives
  • Pearl, William Armour, 1893---Archives

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Government and Politics
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

A 1948 

1 1

College of Agriculture 1948 

1 2

B 1948 

1 3

C 1948 

1 4

Committees/Council 1948 

1 5

D and E 1948 

1 6

F 1948 

1 7

G 1948 

1 8

H 1948 

1 9

I, J, and K (none) 1948 

2 1

L 1948 

2 2

M, N, and O (none) 1948 

2 3

P and Questionnaires 1948 

2 4

R 1948 

2 5

Regents 

2 6

S 1948 

2 7

T, U, and V 1948 

2 8

W, X (none), Y (none), and Z 1948 

2 9

W.S.C.-Organization 

2 10

A 1949 

3 1

B 1949 

3 2

C 1949 

3 3

Committees/Council 

3 4

D 1949 

3 5

E 1949 

3 6

F 1949 

4 1

G 1949 

4 2

H 1949 

4 3

I 1949 

4 4

J, K, and L 1949 

4 5

M 1949 

4 6

N and O 1949 

4 7

P 1949 

4 8

Q 1949 

4 9

R 1949 

4 10

S and T 1949 

4 11

U 1949 

5 1

V, W (none), X (none), Y and Z 1949 

5 2

A 1950 

5 3

Athletics 

5 4

B 1950 

5 5

C 1950 

5 6

Committees/Council 1950 

5 7

D 1950 

5 8

E 1950 

5 9

F 1950 

6 1

G and H 1950 

6 2

I, J, and K 1950 

6 3

L and M 1950 

6 4

N 1950 

6 5

O 1950 

6 6

P 1950 

6 7

Q 1950 

6 8

R 1950 

7 1

S and T 1950 

7 2

U, V, and W (No X, Y, Z) 1950 

7 3

A 1951 

7 4

A 1951 

7 4a

B 1951 

8 1

C 1951 

8 2

Committees/Council 1951 

8 3

D 1951 

8 4

E 1951 

8 5

F 1951 

8 6

Financial Data 

8 7

G and H 1951 

8 8

I 1951 

9 1

J, K, and L 1951 

9 2

M 1951 

9 3

N and O 1951 

9 4

P 1951 

9 5

Q and R 1951 

9 6

S and T 1951 

9 7

U 1951 

10 1

V, W, X (none), Y, Z (none) 1951 

10 2

A 1952 

10 3

B 1952 

10 4

C 1952 

10 5

Committees/Council 1952 

10 6

D, E, and F 1952 

10 7

Fiscal Data 

11 1

G, H, and I 1952 

11 2

J, K, L, and M 1952 

11 3

N and O (none) 1952 

11 4

P 1952 

11 5

Q 1952 

11 6

R 1952 

11 7

S 1952 

12 1

Speeches-Dr. French 1952 

12 2

T and U 1952 

12 3

Union Building 

12 4

V, W, X (none), Y and Z 1952 

12 5

A and B 1953 

12 6

C 1953 

13 1

D and E 1953 

13 2

F 1953 

13 3

Financial Data (Investment Study) 1953 

13 4

G, H, I, J, and K (none) 1953 

13 5

L, M (none), N, and O (none) 1953 

13 6

P 1953 

13 7

Q and R 1953 

14 1

S and T 1953 

14 2

U, V, W, and X, Y, Z (none) 1953 

14 3

A 1954 

14 4

A 1954 

14 4a

B 1954 

14 5

C 1954 

14 6

Committees/Council 1954 

15 1

Committees/Council 1954 

15 1a

D 1954 

15 2

E 1954 

15 3

F 1954 

15 4

Financial Data 1954 

15 5

G 1954 

15 6

H 1954 

15 7

I 1954 

16 1

J, K, and L 1954 

16 2

M 1954 

16 3

N 1954 

16 4

O and P 1954 

16 5

Pakistan Data 1954 

16 6

Q 1954 

16 7

R 1954 

17 1

S 1954 

17 2

State Government 1954 

17 3

State Government-Education Government 1954 

17 3a

T and U 1954 

17 4

V, W, X (none), Y (none), and Z 1954 

17 5

Aa-Ag 1955 

17a 1

Al-Az 1955 

17a 2

B 1955 

17a 3

C 1955 

17a 4

Committees 1955 

17a 5

D 1955 

17b 1

E-Fa 1955 

17b 2

Fi-Fz 1955 

17b 3

G-H 1955 

17b 4

I-J 1955 

17b 5

K-L 1955 

17b 6

M-N 1955 

17c 1

O-P 1955 

17c 2

Pakistan 1955 

17c 3

Q-R 1955 

17c 4

Regents 1955 

17 1

S 1955 

17 2

State 1955 

17 3

T-U 1955 

17 4

V 1955 

17 5

W-Z 1955 

17 6

A 1956 

18 1

Accounting Office 1956 

18 2

Admissions Office 1956 

18 3

Advisory Board, Agricultural Sciences 1956 

18 4

Advisory Board, Animal Husbandry 1956 

18 5

Advisory Board, Central Committee, 9156 

18 6

Advisory Board, Technology 1956 

18 7

Agricultural Chemistry 1956 

18 8

Agricultural Economics 1956 

18 9

Agricultural Engineering 1956 

18 10

Agricultural Experiment Station 1956 

19 1

Agricultural Experiment Station 1956 

19 1a

Agricultural Sciences, Institute of 1956 

19 2

Agricultural Sciences, Institute of 1956 

19 2a

Agricultural Experiment, Station-Irrigation 1956 

19 3

Agricultural Experiment Station-Western Washington 1956 

19 4

Agricultural Experiment Station-Other Units 1956 

19 5

Agricultural Extension Service 1956 

19 6

Agricultural Sciences Newsletter 1956 

19 7

Agriculture, College of 1956 

20 1

Agronomy, Department of 1956 

20 2

Agronomy, Farm 1956 

20 3

Air Pollution Committee 1956 

20 4

Air Science and Tactics, Department of 1956 

20 5

Alumni 1956 

20 6

Aluminum Company of America 1956 

20 7

American Association of University Professors 1956 

20 8

American Association of University Women 1956 

20 9

American College Public Relations Association 1956 

20 10

American Council on Education 1956 

20 11

American Council on Education-Publications 1956 

20 11a

American Society for Engineering Education 1956 

20 12

Animal Disease Program 1956 

21 1

Animal Husbandry, Department of 1956 

21 2

Animal Husbandry, Department of 1956 

21 2a

Animal Husbandry, Hilltop Building Area 1956 

21 3

Architectural Engineering, Department of 1956 

21 4

Ashlock, Joseph L. (Lonestar Dietz) 1956 

21 5

Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities 1956 

21 6

Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities-Executive Committee 1956 

21 7

Associated Students 1956 

22 1

Associated Women Students 1956 

22 2

Audio Visual Center 1956 

22 3

Ayland's Sheet Metal Works, Contracts 1956 

22 4

B-General 1956 

22 5

Bacteriology and Public Health, Department of 1956 

22 6

B and C Construction Company, Contracts 1956 

22 7

Barnes Construction, Contracts 1956 

22 8

Board of Regents 1956 

22 9

Bonds-Regents 1956 

22 10

Bon Marche-Contracts 1956 

22 11

Botany, Department of 1956 

22 12

Britton, Raymond J.-Contracts 1956 

22 13

Brownell, Katherine-Estate 1956 

22 14

Buildings and Grounds, Department of 1956 

22 15

Burcham and Blair-Housing Loan 1956 

22 16

Budget Office 1956 

23 1

Business Manager and Controller 1956 

23 2

C-General Correspondence 1956 

23 3

C and S Builders-Contracts 1956 

23 4

Camp Easter Seal 1956 

23 5

Chambers of Commerce 1956 

23 6

Chemical Engineering, Department of 1956 

23 7

Chemistry, Department of 1956 

23 8

Civil Defense 1956 

23 9

Civil Engineering, Department of 1956 

23 10

College Architect 1956 

23 11

College Life Insurance Company 1956 

23 12

College Housing and Food Service 1956 

23 13

College News Bureau 1956 

24 1

Columbia Interstate Compact Commission 1956 

24 2

Committee, Manual 1956 

24 3

Committee on Committees 1956 

24 4

Committee-Academic 1956 

24 5

Committee-Activities Board 1956 

24 6

Committee-Admissions 1956 

24 7

Committee-ASSCW Board 1956 

24 8

Committee-Athletic Board 1956 

24 9

Committee-Budget 1956 

24 10

Committee-Commencement 1956 

24 11

Committee-Educational Policies 1956 

24 12

Committee-Educational Policies 1956 

24 12a

Committee-Educational Policies (Proposed Data) 1956 

24 13

Committee-Faculty Executive 1956 

25 1

Committee-Fraternity Welfare,1956 

25 2

Committee-Freshman-Faculty Weekend 1956 

25 3

Committee-Graduate Studies 1956 

25 4

Committee-Good Student 1956 

25 5

Committee-Housing and Food 1956 

25 6

Committee-Improvement of Instruction 1956 

25 7

Committee-Insurance and Retirement 1956 

25 8

Committee-International Education 1956 

25 9

Committee-Lecture, Artists 1956 

25 10

Committee-Library 1956 

25 11

Committee-Patent Policy 1956 

25 12

Committee-Research 1956 

25 13

Committee-Safety 1956 

25 14

Committee-Scholarship Standards 1956 

25 15

Committee-Space Priorities 1956 

25 16

Committee-Ten Year Plan 1956 

25 17

Committee-Traffic Control 1956 

25 18

Committee-Union Board 1956 

25 19

Committee-Miscellaneous 1956 

25 20

Compton Union 1956 

26 1

Computer Center 1956 

26 2

Culler, Gale, and Martell-Architect Fees 

26 3

Cusick's, Inc.-Contract 

26 4

D-General Correspondence 1956 

26 5

Davis, Vera-Estate 1956 

26 6

Dairy Science, Department of 1956 

26 7

Dean of Faculty 1956 

26 8

Deans, Directors and Department Chairmen 1956 

26 9

Dean of Students-Annual Report 1956 

26 10

Dean of Students-Annual Report 1956 

26 11

Dedereer, Michael-Regent 1956 

27 1

Dormitories 1956 

27 2

Drop-out Study 1956 

27 3

Durand and Son-Contract (Well drilling) 1956 

27 4

Durham, Milton W.-Regent 1956 

27 5

E-General Correspondence 1956 

27 6

Economics, Department of 1956 

27 7

Economics and Business, School of 1956 

27 8

Education, School of 1956 

27 9

Education, School of-Columbia Basin Report 1956 

27 9a

Electric Smith, Inc.-Contract 1956 

27 10

Enrollment Statistics 1956 

28 1

Engineering and Mineral Technology 1956 

28 2

Entomology, Department of 1956 

28 3

Evergreen Editorials 1956 

28 4

Evergreen House-Contract 1956 

28 5

F-General Correspondence 1956 

28 6

Faculty Orientation 1956 

28 7

Faculty Manual 1956 

28 8

Faculty and Staff,1956 

28 9

Ferris, Joel E. 1956 

28 10

Financial Information 1956 

28 11

Financial Information-1957-59 Budget Request 1956 

28 11a

Fine Arts, Department of 1956 

28 12

Football-President's Box 1956 

28 13

Foreign Languages, Department of 1956 

28 14

Forestry and Range Management, Department of 1956 

28 15

4-H Club 1956 

28 16

French, C. Clement 1956 

28 17

Friends of the Library 1956 

28 18

Ford Foundation 1956 

29 1

Fund for the Advancement of Education 1956 

29 2

Fund for the Advancement of Education-National Committee Member 1956 

29 2a

Future Problems 1956 

29 3

G-General Correspondence 1956 

29 4

General Education 1956 

29 5

General Electric-Hanford Office 1956 

29 6

General Extension Service 1956 

29 7

General Studies Program 1956 

29 8

Geology, Department of 1956 

29 9

Getzum Products-Endorsement Issue 1956 

29 10

Gillespie, Ralph T. 1956 

29 11

Grade Study-S. T. Stephenson 1956 

29 12

Graduate School 1956 

29 13

H-General Correspondence 1956 

30 1

Hall, Stanton-Regent 1956 

30 1a

Hansen and Parr-Contract 1956 

30 2

Hastings, Tula F. Young-Estate 1956 

30 3

High School Summer Camp 1956 

30 4

History and Political Science, Department of Divided, Fall 1956 

30 5

Home Economics, College of 1956 

30 6

Horticulture, Department of 1956 

30 7

Housing 1956 

30 8

I-General Correspondence 1956 

30 9

Inaugurations 1956 

30 10

Industrial Research, Department of 1956 

30 11

Information, Office of 1956 

30 12

Insurance Data 1956 

30 13

Insurance, Office of 1956 

30 13a

Intercollegiate Athletics, Department of 1956 

30 13b

International Education, Institute of 1956 

30 14

International Harvester Company 1956 

31 1

International Students Office 1956 

31 2

J-General Correspondence 1956 

31 3

Journalism 1956 

31 4

K-General Correspondence 1956 

31 5

Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation 1956 

31 6

Kellogg Foundation 1956 

31 7

L-General Correspondence 1956 

31 8

Land-Acquisition, Leases, etc. 1956 

31 9

Library 1956 

31 10

M-General Correspondence 1956 

31 11

Mathematics, Department of 1956 

31 12

McCluskey, James A.-Regent 1956 

31 13

Mechanical Engineering, Department of 1956 

31 14

Medical and Biological Research 1956 

31 15

Memorial Hospital 1956 

31 16

Military Science and Tactics 1956 

31 17

Mines, School of 1956 

31 18

Mock Political Convention 1956 

31 19

Music, Department of 1956 

31 20

N-General Correspondence 1956 

32 1

National Collegiate Athletic Association 1956 

32 2

National Commission on Accrediting 1956 

32 2a

National Education Association 1956 

32 3

National Project on Agricultural Communication 1956 

32 4

National Renders Association 1956 

32 5

National Science Teachers Association 1956 

32 6

Neill, Marshall A. 1956 

32 7

Non-Faculty Personnel Office 1956 

32 8

Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Education 1956 

32 9

Northwest Window Cleaning Company-Contracts 1956 

32 10

Nuclear Reactor 1956 

32 11

Nursery, School of 1956 

32 12

O-General Correspondence 1956 

32 13

Olympia Newsletter 1956 

32 14

Oregon State System of Higher Education 1956 

33 1

Otis Elevator Company 1956 

33 2

Overby, Fred Memorial 1956 

33 3

P-General Correspondence 1956 

33 4

Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Athletic Conference-Correspondence 1956 

33 5

Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Athletic Conference-Minutes 1956 

33 6

Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Athletic Conference-Reports 1956 

33 7

Pacific Coast Conference of Presidents 1956 

34 1

Pacific Northwest Conference on Banking 1956 

34 2

Pacific Northwest Hazen Conference 1956 

34 3

Pacific Northwest Conference on Higher Education 1956 

34 4

Pakistan-Correspondence,1956 

34 5

Pakistan-Reports #5-#8 1956 

34 6

Pakistan, Dr. French's Trip 1956 

35 1

Pharmacy, School of 1956 

35 2

Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletic, School of 1956 

35 3

Physical Education, Men 1956 

35 4

Physical Education, Women 1956 

35 5

Physics, Department of 1956 

35 6

Placement, Bureau 1956 

35 7

Plant Pathology, Department of 1956 

35 8

Poultry Science, Department of 1956 

35 9

President's Office 1956 

35 10

Psychology, Department of 1956 

35 11

Pullman, City of 1956 

35 12

Purchasing Agent, Office of 1956 

35 13

Questionnaires 1965 

35 14

R-General Correspondence 1956 

35 15

Radio-KWSC 1956 

35 16

Registrar 1956 

36 1

Republican Central Committee 1956 

36 2

Requisitions-Travel of Dr. French 1956 

36 3

Research Corporation 1956 

36 4

Research Studies 1956 

36 5

R.O.T.C. Facilities 1956 

36 6

Resources for the Future, Inc. 1956 

36 7

Retirement 1956 

36 8

Rogers, Alan-Regent 1956 

36 9

Rural Sociology, Department of 1956 

36 10

S-General Correspondence 1956 

36 11

Sabbatical Leave 1956 

36 12

St. Luke's Hospital 1956 

36 13

Salary Scales 1956 

36 14

Scholarships 1956 

37 1

Sciences and Arts, College of 1956 

37 2

Seattle First National Bank 1956 

37 3

Senior-Faculty Weekend 1956d 

37 4

Small Classes 1956 

37 5

Social Security 1956 

37 6

Sociology, Department of 1956 

37 8

Speech, Department of 1956 

37 9

Speeches and Reprints 1956 

37 10

Spokane Art Center,1956 

37 11

Spokane Review 1956 

37 12

Springer Paint Company-Contract 1956 

37 13

Staff-Resident Instructional 1956 

37 14

State of WA-Attorney General 1956 

37 15

State of WA-Auditor 1956 

37 16

State of WA-Budget, Director of 1956 

37 17

State of WA-Census Board 1956 

37 18

State-Conservation and Development 1956 

38 1

State-Game, Department of 1956 

38 2

State-General, Administration, Department of 1956 

38 3

State-Governor, Office of 1956 

38 4

State-Labor and Industries, Department of 1956 

38 5

State-Legislative Budget Committee 1956 

38 6

Legislative Budget Committee 1956 

38 6a

Legislative Budget Committee 1956 

38 6b

State-Legislative Council 1956 

38 7

State-Liquor Control Board 1956 

39 1

State-Public Lands, Department of 1956 

39 2

State-Superintendent of Public Instruction 1956 

39 3

State-Treasurer 1956 

39 4

State-Miscellaneous Data 1956 

39 5

State-Correspondence-Legislative Members 1956 

39 6

Students Book Corporation 1956 

39 7

Student Evaluation of Instruction 1956 

39 8

Student Health Services 1956 

39 9

Student Publications 1956 

39 10

Summer Session 1956 

39 10a

T-General Correspondence 1956 

39 11

Teachers Insurance and Annuity Company 1956 

39 12

Technology, Institute of 1956 

39 13

Thiry, Paul-Architect 1956 

39 14

Tuition and Fees 1956 

39 15

U-General Correspondence 1956 

40 1

U.S. Government-Agriculture, Department of 1956 

40 2

U.S. Government-Atomic Energy Commission 1956 

40 3

U.S. Government-Armed Forces Institute 1956 

40 4

U.S. Government-Defense, Department of-Air Force 1956 

40 5

U.S. Government-Defense, Department of-Army 1956 

40 6

U.S. Government-Defense, Department of-International Cooperation Administration 1956 

40 7

U.S. Government-Defense, Department of-Navy 1956 

40 8

U.S. Government-Health, Education and Welfare 1956 

40 9

U.S. Government-Housing and Home Finance Agency 1956 

40 10

U.S. Government-Interior, Department of 1956 

40 11

U.S. Government-National, Science Foundation 1956 

40 12

U.S. Government-State, Department of 1956 

40 13

U.S. Government-State, Department of-UNESO 1956 

40 14

U.S. Government-Miscellaneous Data 1956 

40 15

U.S. Government-Correspondence-Congressmen 1956 

40 16

Universities and Colleges, A-I 1956 

41 1

Universities and Colleges, J-W 1956 

41 1a

University of Washington 1956 

41 2

Universities and Colleges-Miscellaneous Colleges 1956 

41 3

Universities and Colleges-Miscellaneous Universities 1956 

41 3a

United Paving Company-Contract 1956 

41 4

Veterinary Medicine, College of 1956 

41 5

Visiting Professor and Lecture Fund 1956 

41 6

W-General Correspondence 1956 

41 7

Washington Cattlemen's Association 1956 

42 1

Washington Conference on Higher Education 1956 

42 2

Washington Farm Electrification Committee 1956 

42 3

Washington Mortgage Company 1956 

42 4

Washington State College-Consolidated Endowment Fund 1956 

42 5

Washington State College-Education Fund 1956 

42 6

Washington State College-Miscellaneous 1956 

42 7

Washington State College-News 1956 

42 8

Washington State College-Scholarship and Development Fund 1956 

42 9

Washington State Council of Carpenters 1956 

42 10

Washington State Council of Farmer Co-ops 1956 

42 11

Washington State Farm Bureau 1956 

42 12

Washington State Grange 1956 

42 13

Washington State Mental Health Survey Committee 1956 

42 14

Washington State Research Council 1956 

42 15

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education 1956 

43 1

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education 1956 

43 1a

Western Personnel Institute 1956 

43 2

Wildlife Management Program 1956 

43 3

XYZ-General Correspondence 1956 

43 4

YMCA and YWCA 1956 

43 5

Zoology, Department of 1956 

43 6