War Records 1918-1950
Archives 121

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
War Records
ID
Archives 121
Date [inclusive]
1918-1950
General Physical Description note
approximate 1664 items  2 linear feet  2 containers
Language
English
Abstract
Papers, dating from 1944-1950, consist mostly of casualty lists and other lists of the men from WSC who served in World War II. Collection also includes letters from servicemen in World War I which were printed in a column entitled "WSC Men Over There".

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Historical Sketch:

This collection dates primarily from the 1940's and reflects the efforts of the University to collect information on students and alumni who served in World War II. Correspondence from the President's office consists of letters sent to families regarding tributes which the University sent them and letters requesting photographs needed to make up a brochure on those who served in World War II. Both these series of correspondence include letters from the families to the president. In the correspondence about the brochure there is also a photograph of each serviceman. The Registrar's office kept a file of newspaper clippings on the activities of all students and alumni who served in the war; there is occasional correspondence included. This series comprises the bulk of material in the collection. A small but interesting series is the correspondence from servicemen to the assistant editor of the Agriculturalist in which they recount their experiences. The only material from World War I is newspaper clippings.

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Arrangement note

The first two series of correspondence regarding the tribute and the photographs for the brochure are arranged alphabetically by last name of servicemen. The last two are arranged chronologically. The papers dating from 1944-1940 consist mostly of casualty lists and other lists of the men who served in World War II.

The first series of newspapers clippings consists of letters from servicemen in World War I which were printed in a column entitled "WSC Men Over There". The last two series of clippings are arranged alphabetically by last name of servicemen.

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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

The records of the Office of the President and the Office of Admissions which deal with Washington State University students involved in World War I and World War II were accessioned prior to 1970.

Processing Information note

These records, entitled War Records, 1918-1950, were reprocessed by Anne Frantilla in June l983.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Those looking for information on WW I servicemen should see Service Record. United States Army, Navy, and Marines. The State College of Washington. 1920. This can be found in WSU 24.

Much of the information gathered in this collection went into producing C. James Quann's book "WSU Military Veterans: Heroes and Legends" (2005), which is available either in the WSU Libraries or from your local library via Interlibrary Loan.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. Office of Admissions.
  • State College of Washington. Office of the President.
  • Washington State University. Office of the President--Archives
  • Washington State University. Office of the President--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Military
  • Washington (State)
  • World War, 1939-1945--Archives
  • World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives--Archives

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Students and Alumni in World War II n.d.   1.0 item

1 1

Correspondence 

Box Folder

Tribute to Families 1944   80.0 items

1 2-3

Brochure Photographs 1945-1949   200.0 items

1 4-11

From Servicemen to Asst. Editor of Agiculturalist 1944-1945   26.0 items

1 12

General Correspondence 1935-1949   50.0 items

1 13

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Box Folder

Other Papers 1944-1950   25.0 items

1 14

Newspaper Clippings 

Box Folder

 1918   2.0 items

1 15

 1940-1946   1285.0 items

1 16-33

 1950-1953   75.0 items

1 34

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