Office of the President: Enoch A. Bryan Records 1888-1952
Archives 158

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Office of the President: Enoch A. Bryan Records
ID
Archives 158
Date [inclusive]
1888-1952
Extent
66.0 containers
General Physical Description note
249 folders
Abstract
Records consist primarily of correspondence and enclosures.

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Organizational and Historical Background:

The functions and duties of University President are defined in University Faculty Manual, edition of 1987, as:

In addition to being designated as secretary ex officio of the Board of Regents, the President as general agent of the Board is the chief executive officer of Washington State University. The President administers the policies approved by the Board of Regents, serves as advisor to the Board on policies and operations and is the agent through whom representations to the Board are regularly made. Other functions of the chief executive officer include: Leadership in developing policies and organization for teaching, research, and extension programs. Public administration of the University, including representation before the Legislature and other state agencies. Responsibility for the general welfare of students; the development, operation and maintenance of buildings, lands and equipment; financial matters pertaining to development, operation and maintenance of University; and the administration of regulations adopted by the Board of Regents. Responsibility, delegated by the Board of Regents, for all appointments, promotion, salaries, leaves, resignations, and dismissals. Presiding at meetings of the general faculty.

This sequence of records of the University President's Office derives largely from the period when the office was held by Enoch A. Bryan. However, the earliest records actually predate the appointment of a President. Other early records emanate from the administrations of George Lilley and John Heston.

Enoch A. Bryan was born in Bloomington, Indiana, on May 10, 1855. He received an A.B. degree from Indiana University in 1878 and an A.M. Degree from that university in 1885. He also received an A.M. degree from Harvard University in 1893. He later received Honorary Doctor of Law degrees from Indiana University (1920), Michigan State University (1907), and Washington State University (1929). Bryan was President of Vincennes University from 1882-1893, after serving as the Superintendent of Public Schools in Grayville, Illinois. He came to Washington State University (then called Washington Agricultural College) in 1893 and served as its president until 1916, when he became the Commissioner of Education for the State of Idaho, from 1917 to 1923. He had failed in 1916 to attain the nomination for a seat in the United States Senate. Dr. Bryan returned to Washington State University in 1923 and was a professor of economic history until 1939, when he became a professor emeritus. During his lifetime he wrote three books: The Mark in Europe and America; The History of the State College of Washington; and Orient Meets Occident or The Advent of the Railways into the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Bryan died in Pullman, Washington, on November 6, 1941.

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Scope and Contents note

Records of the President's Office consist primarily of correspondence and enclosures from 1891 through the end of 1915. Exceptions are a few documents dated earlier than 1891, all enclosures, and some later documents that E. A. Bryan interfiled after his return to employment at the State College of Washington in 1923. Materials dated 1892-93 are associated with the George Lilley and John Heston administrations. The filing system is the letterbook/letterbox system commonly used during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Letters sent by the President's Office (outgoing correspondence) are in letterpress books in order of date.

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Arrangement note

Received correspondence is alphabetically arranged, originally in letterboxes, but presently in folders that reflect the original arrangement. A third series of loose material has been filed alphabetically at the Archives.

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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, Enoch A. Bryan administration, were transferred to the Washington State University Libraries prior to 1970 (WSU 158).In September 1991 selected records, chiefly transcripts of speeches, essays, and various papers of a personal nature, were separated from the Records of the President's Office. These records were attached to the Papers of E. A. Bryan, which had been accessioned by the Library in 1990.

Processing Information note

They were reprocessed by Patricia M. Hall from June to September 1988.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. Presidents (E. A. Bryan).
  • Washington State University--Presidents (Enoch A. Bryan : 1893-1915)--Archives
  • Washington State University. Office of the President (Enoch A. Bryan : 1893-1915)--Archives
  • Washington State University. Office of the President (Enoch A. Bryan : 1893-1915)--Records and correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Bryan, Enoch Albert, 1855-1941--Archives

Subject(s)

  • College presidents--Washington (State)--Pullman
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Government and Politics
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

 1 Letterbooks (Correspondence sent, order of date) 

Box Folder

 November 11, 1892 - November 5, 1898 

1 1-4

 February 3, 1896 - May 16, 1898 

2 5-7

 November 9, 1898 - September 6, 1900 

3 8-9

September 7, 1900 - September 14, 1901 

4 10-12

 September 14, 1901 - July 21, 1902 

5 13-15

 July 24, 1902 - December 1, 1903 

6 16-19

 December 1, 1903 - December 12, 1904 

7 20-22

 December 12, 1904 - January 4, 1906 

8 23-26

 January 4, 1906 - April 2, 1907 

9 24-30

 April 3, 1907 - March 16, 1908 

10 31-34

 March 16, 1908 - November 30, 1908 

11 35-37

 November 30, 1908 - July 28, 1909 

12 38-40

 September 16, 1909 - July 6, 1910 

13 41-43

 June 27, 1910 - June 28, 1911 

14 44-46

 June 28, 1911 - March 1, 1912 

15 47-48

 March 4, 1912 - November 4, 1912 

16 49-51

 November 6, 1912 - October 16, 1913 

17 52-54

 October 15, 1913 - October 3, 1914 

18 55-57

 October 6, 1914 - August 25, 1915 

19 58-60
Box Folder

 August 26, 1915 - December 2, 1915 

20 61

 November 22, 1892 - November 9, 1896 

20 62

 September 23, 1895 

20 63

 November 24, 1896 

20 64

 April 25, 1899 - April 6, 1901 

21 65

 October 18, 1894 - September 1, 1896 

21 66

 April 25, 1899 - October 3, 1900 

21 67

 October 12, 1900 - June 17, 1903 

21 68

 March 31, 1899 - April 22, 1910 

22 69

 April 29, 1910 - May 13, 1911 

22 70

 June 6, 1911 - December 31, 1915 

22 70.01
Box Folder

 June 27, 1927 - November 1, 1940 

22 71

 January 10, 1901 - September 17, 1907 

22 72

Business Office Correspondence (in Letter Books) November 26, 1892 - October 11, 1899 

23 73-76
Box Folder

Business Office Correspondence (in Letter Books) July 3, 1902 - March 8, 1905 

24 77

Correspondence, Enoch A. Bryan and Faculty, 1891- 1933 

24 78-78.05

Order Books 1900-1907 

25 79-80

Remittance Books, 1895-1897 

25 81-82

Remittance Books 1901-1908 

26 83-86

Accountant's Books, 1899-1908 

27 87-89
Box Folder

Accountant's Books 1908 

28 90

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 2 Correspondence (Correspondence received, alphabetical order) 

Box Folder

Correspondence, "A-Andrews" 1893-1914 

28 91-91.03

Correspondence, "Ar-Baz," 1888-1928 

29 92-92.04

Correspondence, "Be-Bok," 1889-1935 

30 93-93.03

Correspondence, "Braa-By," 1891-1936 

31 94-94.05

Correspondence, "Cam-Chr," 1892-1923 

32 95-95.03

Correspondence, "Chu-Cra," 1891-1926 

33 96-96.03

Correspondence, "Cre-Dev," 1895-1933 

34 97-101

Correspondence, "Doa-Eu," 1892-1928 

35 102-105

Correspondence, "Eva-Fay," 1891-1928 

36 106-110

Correspondence, "Fua-Gry," 1892-1915 

37 111-114

Correspondence, "Gua-Heh," 1893-1915 

38 115-118

Correspondence, "Hia-Hy," 1888-1935 

39 119-123

Correspondence, "Ia-Jv," 1891-1938 

40 124-127

Correspondence, "Kaa-Ky," 1891-1938 

41 128-131

Correspondence, "Laa-Lee," 1892-1932 

42 131

Correspondence, "Lia-Maz," 1891-1935 

43 132-137

Correspondence, "McA-Mez," 1891-1928 

44 138-142

Correspondence, "Mia-Ni," 1891-1935 

45 143-147

Correspondence, "Noa-Pez," 1889-1931 

46 148-151

Correspondence, "Pf-Riz," 1888-1928 

47 152-156

Correspondence, "Roberts-Scy," 1891-1931 

48 157-160

Correspondence, "Sea-Smith," 1891-1931 

49 161-164

Correspondence, "Sn-Str," 1891-1932 

50 165-170

Correspondence, "Tai-Tho," 1891-1929 

51 171-175

Correspondence, "Tho-Try," 1891-1928 

52 176-179

Correspondence, "Tua-Wez," 1891-1929 

53 180-183

Correspondence, "Wha-Z," 1892-1935 

54 184-188

Student Mailing List, 1897 

55 188.01

Agricultural Extension Institute: Adams County û Yakima County 1913-1915 

55 189-217

Student Roll Book n.d. 

56 218

Committee on Classification (An academic standing committee), 1898-1900 

56 219

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 3 Irregular Correspondence, Reports, etc. relative to Washington State College 

Box Folder

Abstract of Title 1905 

57 220

Annual Report Documentation, 1893-1895 

57 221

Annual Reports from Various Colleges and Universities, 1895-1900 

57 222

Applications for Bryan's Successor and Clippings 1915 

57 223

Board of Higher Education 1904-1924 

57 224

Buildings Documents, 1892-1909 

57 225

By-Laws of the Board of Regents n.d. 

57 226

College Affairs, 1899 

57 227

Documents Regarding Land for the State Colleges, 1891-1911 

57 228

Education at Washington State College 1912 

57 230

Legislation, 1892-1911 

58 231

Legislative Acts and Articles Regarding a Name Change for Washington Agricultural College, ca. 1905 

58 232

Memorial and Statement Regarding Establishment of an Engineering Experiment Station n.d. 

58 233

Progress Report and Papers Regarding Washington State College n.d. 

58 234

Receipts, 1892-1893 

58 235

Regents Report and Contracts, 1892-1913 

58 236

Reports of the Board of Regents 1913 

58 237

Reports and Recommendations of the Commission of Education Survey of Washington 1915-1916 

58 238

Reports of Visitation of Schools 1915 

58 239

Resignation and Petition 1910 

58 240

Resolutions 1923 

58 241

Resolutions Regarding the State College of Washington 1904-1906 

58 242

Student Hospital Receipts 1910-1911 

58 245

Statement to E.A. Bryan and the Board of Regents re: Policies for Development n.d. 

58 246

Surety Bonds, etc., for college officers 

58 247

Coach Keinholtz controversy 1910 

58 248

E. Tappan Tannatt, letter and newsclip, 1893; 1898 

58 249

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