A.S.W.S.U. Activities Center Records 1935-1974
Archives 17

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
A.S.W.S.U. Activities Center Records
ID
Archives 17
Date [inclusive]
1935-1974
General Physical Description note
approximate 2500 items  5.5 linear feet  11 containers
Abstract
Includes memoranda, reports, correspondence, and committee materials such as brochures, financial records, minutes, rosters and membership lists of the student committees.

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History of Office:

The ASWSU (Associated Students of Washington State University) Activities Center serves the university by organizing, directing and generally over-seeing many campus-related student group activities. Administering of student organizations includes constant evaluation and advisement.

The Activities Center was established with approval of the Board of Regents in the Spring of 1947 in answer to student and faculty demands. It began operation during the fall semester of that year. The goal of the Activities Center was to enable a joint student-faculty coordination and participation in student and campus life. The student-faculty cooperative effort was to be augmented by a staff of professionals through whose help the Activities Center was "to bring efficiency and direction by coordinating and guiding existing student organizations, by assisting new groups in developing new programs, an by aiding individual students in planning a balanced program of activities." (As observed in a Review of Student Activities Center Program, April, 1948).

At the time the Activities Center was organized, most of the social activities and student involvement in campus life were coordinated by living groups. As students' living arrangements gradually became more diffuse, the Activities Center became a more important central focal point coordinating their activities. The Activities Center, therefore, became a place of general guidance, assistance and counseling for student committees and concerns. Furthermore, it became a central repository for committee records where evaluations of past activities could be used for recommendations of procedures for future efforts. In this regard, on an annual basis, evaluations of past activities could be used for recommendations of procedures for future efforts. In this regard, on an annual basis, evaluative reports are filed with the Activities Center so that evaluations of the programs can be made; these reports are filed by Committee Chairmen, as well as by faculty advisors to individual committees.

The Activities Center also played a supplemental role in reorganization of the student government. Prior to the formation of the Activities Center, and for some time after it began, the major student government organizational structure was the class governments. However, in time, and especially during the decade of the 1960s, the ASWSU (an organization of all students) superseded the class government system, and the class governments were discontinued in 1968. For the Activities Center this has meant that the role of the students, in directing and actually involving themselves in the workings of the Activities Center, has increased. What was once a joint student-faculty arrangement, in conjunction with professional administrators, has become more of a joint effort between students and professionals.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Activities Center include memoranda, reports, correspondence, and committee materials such as brochures, financial records, minutes, rosters and membership lists of the student committees. They cover the period since World War II and the establishment of the Activities Center, 1946-1973.

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Arrangement note

The collection has been arranged by committee or organization in alphabetical order. Most are contained in a single folder, but several are larger and more extensive.

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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 A. S. W. S. U. Activities Center were deposited at the Washington State University Library in August, 1975.

Processing Information note

The records were processed from February 1976 to May 1976 by Ross James Pegler.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Associated Students of Washington State University.
  • State College of Washington. Associated Students Activities Center.
  • Washington State University. Associated Students Activities Center--Archives
  • Washington State University. Associated Students Activities Center--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • College student government--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Student activities--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

 I Records of Activities Committees, project organizations, and project coordinators 1946-1973 

Scope and Contents note

(accession of 1975)

Box

Bands and Bookers: Correspondence, publicity and information from booking agents, notes and financial information 1968-1970   170.0 items

1

Blood Drives: Advisors and annual final reports, correspondence, committee notes and arrangements information 1952-1966   60.0 items

1

Carnivals: Carnival Committee annual reports 1955-1966   10.0 items

1

Committee on Political Education: Advisor's report and newspaper clippings 1963-1965   2.0 items

1

Cougar Code: Correspondence and memoranda, annual reports, code manuals 1953-1956   30.0 items

1

Cougar Code: Correspondence and memoranda, annual reports, code manuals 1956-1963   30.0 items

2

Cougarettes: Annual reports, cheers and other materials memoranda and correspondence 1961-1969   20.0 items

2

Cougar Coordinating Council: Annual reports, correspondence and memoranda 1967 Oregon State University football game arrangements, 1956-1964; 1965-1968.   20.0 items

2

Crimson Block: Annual reports, correspondence and committee materials 1961-1968   25.0 items

2

CUB Christmas: Annual reports, photographs and committee organizational information 1953-1966   65.0 items

2

CUB Crafts Committee: Annual reports 1956-1960   3.0 items

2

CUB Crafts Operation and Program Report: Annual report 1959-1960   1.0 item

2

CUB Dance: Annual reports, committee materials: band publicity, correspondence, financial records and contracts 1952-1967; 1968-1969   150.0 items

3

CUB Games Committee: Annual reports 1953-1963   3.0 items

3

CUB House Committee: Annual reports, general policy statement 1953-1965   8.0 items

3

CUB Music Committee: Annual reports 1953-1965   12.0 items

3

CUB Program Council: Annual reports, clippings of special events, correspondence, memoranda, also includes reports on regional conferences and 5th CUB Birthday Party 1954-1966   50.0 items

3

CUB Publicity Committee: Annual reports, guidelines 1957-1959   5.0 items

3

CUB Special Events: Annual reports 1954-1964   10.0 items

3

Dad's Association: Correspondence, membership roster, memoranda, Association's minutes, constitution, events calendar 1950-1967; 1968   100.0 items

4

Dad's Day Committee: Correspondence, annual reports, financial records (yearly), minutes, scrapbook mementos, photographs, guideline-notebooks 1946-1952; 1953-1957; 1958-1964   150.0 items

4

Dad's Day Committee: Correspondence, annual reports, financial records (yearly), minutes, scrapbook mementos, photographs, guideline-notebooks 1965-1969   50.0 items

5

Election Board: Reports, campaign practices and procedures, ballots and results 1964-1971   50.0 items

5

Evaluation Commission: Final reports on several WSU committees 1957-1960   35.0 items

5

Foreign Films: Annual reports, correspondence, selection procedures for films (and choices), financial records, bound volume-reports, movie reviews 1948-1950   5.0 items

5

Foreign Films: Annual reports, correspondence, selection procedures for films (and choices), financial records, bound volume-reports, movie reviews 1949-1951; 1962-1966; 1971-1972   20.0 items

General note

3 folders

6

Foreign Students: Correspondence, memoranda, information guides 1951-1955   15.0 items

6

Freshmen-Faculty Weekend: Correspondence, annual reports, memoranda, clippings 1953-1968   8.0 items

6

Freshmen Precept Committee: Reports 1967-1968   2.0 items

6

Freshman/Sophomore Class Files: Class constitutions, memoranda, correspondence, reports 1950-1962   20.0 items

7

GSA Senate Minutes: Constitutions, minutes, rosters, Senate information and materials 1970-1973   60.0 items

7

Hostel Commission: Annual reports 1960-1965   15.0 items

7

International Relations: Committee reports, membership rosters, information sheets 1958-1968   5.0 items

7

Homecoming: Annual reports, photographs, newspaper clippings, memoranda and correspondence, programs, financial records 1949-1954; 1955-1956   140.0 items

7

Homecoming: Annual reports, photographs, newspaper clippings, memoranda and correspondence, programs, financial records 1957; 1958- 1959; 1960-1962; 1963-1964   280.0 items

General note

4 folders

8

Homecoming: Annual reports, photographs, newspaper clippings, memoranda and correspondence, programs, financial records 1965; 1966; 1967-1970   220.0 items

General note

3 folders

9

Lecture Artist Series: Annual reports, correspondence, program outlines, contractual information, purchase orders/financial records 1961-1966   85.0 items

9

Men's Spirit Group (Butchmen): Constitution, correspondence, memoranda, organization reports 1963-1968   15.0 items

9

Model United Nations: Annual reports 1959-1964   5.0 items

9

Music Listening Room: Record inventory and procedures guidelines 1961   1.0 item

10

New Student Week: Reports, booklets, evaluation formats 1952-1970   20.0 items

10

Personnel Committee: Minutes, interview records, final reports, memoranda, questionnaire 1958-1973   60.0 items

10

Rally Committee: Annual reports, minutes, photographs, clippings, guidelines and duties 1953-1968   75.0 items

10

Retreats: Reports, evaluations and agendas, financial records 1954-1968   8.0 items

10

SR/JR Class File: Class reports, financial records, organizational lists and functions 1946-1959   20.0 items

10

Scholarship Committee: Letter 1963   1.0 item

10

Sports Federation: Constitution and applications n.d.   2.0 items

10

Social Coordinating Council: Social guide, annual reports, clippings, constitution, policy guidelines, correspondence, memoranda 1948-1965   20.0 items

10

Social Coordinating Council: Social guide, annual reports, clippings, constitution, policy guidelines, correspondence, memoranda 1967   15.0 items

11

Student-Community Relations: Committee reports, publicity and clippings 1957-1963   10.0 items

11

Three Forks Homecoming Festival: Committee records, clippings, drafts of letters 1969   35.0 items

11

Yell Squad: Yell King & Queen materials, annual reports, correspondence, memoranda, yells and cheers, constitution, and financial records 1949-1968   90.0 items

11

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 II Records of Committees, project organizations and project coordinators 1968-1974    2 containers  1 linear feet approximate 1150 items

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, enclosures, advertising, questionnaires, and contracts regarding extra-curricular activities. Material is similar to that of Series I, only arranged in a second alphabetical series encompassing this accession.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Accessioned, 1976

Box Folder

Adverting Survey. Questionnaire, tabulations, and related materials relative to survey measuring the effectiveness of various forms of publicity used by student activities 1974   200.0 items

12 1

Art Committee. Correspondence, minutes, notes of Art Committee regarding CUB Arts Exhibits and insurance of art works 1968-1972   300.0 items

12 2-6

Association of College Unions. Correspondence and convention materials 1970-1973   150.0 items

12 7

Committee Publicity and Programming. Correspondence, clippings and advertising materials relative to publicity of extra-curricular activities 1972-1973   100.0 items

13 8

Dad's Day. Correspondence and publicity materials 1968-1971   150.0 items

13 9

General Information and Schedules. Correspondence, letters, and announcements relative to a variety of Activities Center services 1971-1974   100.0 items

13 10

Grant Applications. Proposals and cover letters regarding extramural financing 1970-1971   50.0 items

13 11

Winter Festival. Entry blanks, award certificates, correspondence and publicity 1972-1973   100.0 items

13 12

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 III Records relating to recognized campus organizations 1935-1962    6 containers  3 linear feet approximate 3000 items

Scope and Contents note

Constitutions, by-laws and similar organizational documents of campus organizations, period reports of faculty advisors, and attached correspondence, organized in an alphabetical sequence of organization names. Records of most organizations date from the late 1940s to the early 1970s, with older records included in a few cases.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Accessioned, 1976

Box

African Students Association 

14

Agronomy Club 

14

Alpha Chi Sigma 

14

Alpha Epsilon Rho 

14

Alpha Zeta 

14

American Chemical Society Student Affiliates 

14

American Society of Civil Engineers 

14

American Society of Mechanical Engineers 

14

American Veterinary Medical Association 

14

Angel Flight 

14

Arab Students Association 

14

Arnold Air Society 

14

Associated Students of the College of Agriculture 

14

Associated Women Students 

14

Association of the U. S. Army 

14

Beta Gamma Sigma 

14

Block and Bridle Club 

14

Cougar Flying Club 

15

Cougar Swim Club 

15

Crimson Clover 

15

Crimson W 

15

Dairy Science Club 

15

Engineering Coordinating Council 

15

Entomology Society 

15

Fish Fans 

15

Food Science Club 

15

Forestry Club 

15

Graduate and Professional Students Association 

15

Hawaiian Club 

15

Home Economics Chapter 

15

Horticulture Club 

15

India Students Association 

15

Intercollegiate Knights 

15

Interfraternity Council 

15

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship 

16

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity 

16

Latter Day Saints Student Organizaion 

16

Mortar Board 

16

Men's Physical Education Association 

16

Mu Phi Epsilon 

16

National Collegiate Players 

16

Omicron Nu 

16

Omicron Delta Kappa 

16

Orchesis 

16

Outing Club 

16

Parachute Club 

16

Pharmacy Wives 

17

Phi Alpha Theta 

17

Phi Beta Kappa 

17

Phi Epsilon Kappa 

17

Phi Eta Sigma 

17

Phi Kappa Phi 

17

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfinia 

17

Pi Lambda Theta 

17

Pi Sigma Alpha 

17

Pi Tau Iota 

17

Poultry Club 

17

Psi Chi 

17

Residence Hall Association 

17

Rho Chi 

17

Rho Epsilon 

17

Rho Nu 

17

Scabbard and Blade 

18

Sigma Delta Chi 

18

Sigma Gamma Epsilon 

18

Sigma Iota 

18

Sigma Tau 

18

Soccer Club 

18

Society of Automotive Engineers 

18

Society of American Military Engineers 

18

Spurs 

18

Student American Pharmaceutical Association 

18

Tau Beta Phi 

18

WSU Army ROTC Rifle Club 

19

WSU Folkdancers 

19

Women's Recreational Association 

19

Young Americans For Freedom 

19

Young Democrats 

19

Young Mens Christian Association 

19

Young Republicans 

19

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