Computer Science Records 1962-1979
Archives 126

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Computer Science Records
ID
Archives 126
Date [inclusive]
1962-1979
General Physical Description note
approximate 1230 items  2 linear feet  3 containers
Abstract
Contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other papers.

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Historical Sketch:

Instruction in computing began in 1957 at Washington State University; this program is thus considered to be one of the oldest in the field. Computer Science became a full-fledged department in 1969 and graduates students at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels.

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Arrangement note

The correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other papers of the Department of Computer Science are in a single alphabetical series dating from 1962 to 1979. Most of the records date between 1974 and 1977. Of particular interest are proposals for programming and time-sharing projects for the U. S. Navy (ca. 1968- 1970), the materials on participation in the Joint Center for Graduate Study at Richland, and the record of the department's hosting of the fifth Conference on Computers in the Undergraduate Curriculum (CCUC) in 1974. One group of folders, labeled "History," were compiled by the office staff in the 1970's to document the earlier activities of the department.

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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 Department of Computer Science were transferred to the University Archives, Washington State University, in July 1980 (UA 80-17) by the department in accordance with the approved records schedule.

Processing Information note

The records were processed in September 1983 by Paul Green.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Conference on Computers in the Undergraduate Curriculum--Archives
  • Joint Center for Graduate Study--Archives
  • Washington State University. Computer Science Department--Archives
  • Washington State University. Computer Science Department--History
  • Washington State University. Computer Science Department--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Computer science--Washington (State)--History--Archives
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Academic Affairs Committee 1974-1978   38.0 items

1 1

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) 1964-1977   11.0 items

1 2

Admissions 1975-1976   4.0 items

1 3

Advisory Board 1976   4.0 items

1 4

Affirmative Action 1974-1977   14.0 items

1 5

Alumni 1975   64.0 items

1 6-7

American Mathematics Society 1975-1977   5.0 items

1 8

Avery Move 1975-1976   64.0 items

1 9-11

Budget 1968-1972   6.0 items

1 12

CCUC/4 (Conference on Computers in the Undergraduate Curriculum) 1971-1973   17.0 items

1 13

CCUC/5 (Conference on Computers in the Undergraduate Curriculum) 1970-1977   73.0 items

1 14-15

Colloquia Plans 1975-1978   44.0 items

1 16-17

Controller 1974-1977   9.0 items

1 18

Course File 1974-1976   20.0 items

1 19

Departmental Administration Survey 1977   1.0 item

1 20

Development Fund 1976-1979   20.0 items

1 21

Dishonesty 1976-1977   4.0 items

1 22

Entitlement 1975-1976   4.0 items

1 23

Equipment 1969-1978   27.0 items

1 24

Executive Committee 1975-1976   36.0 items

1 25

Facilities Planning 1976-1977   13.0 items

1 26

Faculty Memos 1975-1978   69.0 items

1 27

Final Reports on Graduate Review 1975-1977   10.0 items

1 28

Foreign Language Requirement 1970-1977   33.0 items

1 29

General Correspondence 1973-1978   112.0 items

1 30-32

General Telephone 1976-1978   21.0 items

1 33

Graduate Fellowship Program to Prepare Minority Students 1975-1977   3.0 items

1 34

Graduate Program Review 1976   2.0 items

1 35

Graduate School 1970-1977   15.0 items

1 36

Graduate Student Memos 1974-1977   35.0 items

1 37

Grants and Research 1976-1977   6.0 items

1 38

History 1962-1970   66.0 items

1 39-41

Honor Societies 1974-1975   4.0 items

1 42

Information Science 1967   6.0 items

1 43

Joint Center for Graduate Study 1972-1977   146.0 items

1 44-48

Lectureship Committee 1975-1977   10.0 items

2 49

Library (Computer Science) 1974-1977   21.0 items

2 50

Library (Mathematical Sciences Area) 1972-1977   15.0 items

2 51

Mathematics Search Committee 1974-1977   5.0 items

2 52

Naval Research Grant 1968-1976   82.0 items

2 53-55

Peterson's Guides 1975-1976   7.0 items

3 56

Proposal for Electrical Engineering Name Change 1977   6.0 items

3 57

Purchasing 1977-1978   8.0 items

3 58

Ray, B. R. 1968-1977   50.0 items

3 59-60

Smith, A. H. 1973-1977   27.0 items

3 61

Staff Personnel 1974-1977   14.0 items

3 62

Student Advisory Council 1974-1977   3.0 items

3 63

Tenure and Promotion 1970-1979   11.0 items

3 64

Textbooks 1976-1978   29.0 items

3 65-66

Utilization Reports 1974   1.0 item

3 67