Guide to the Fire Department Records 1922-2005
Archives 264

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington State University. Fire Department.
Title
Fire Department Records
ID
Archives 264
Date [inclusive]
1922-2005
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 Linear feet of shelf space Approximately 100 items
Language
English
Abstract
The Washington State University Fire Department predates 1909; it was notable for initially being student managed and subsequently at least partially manned by student firemen. The House Logs serve as both scrapbooks and fire records of the department, while the House Meeting Minutes track administrative and day-to-day activities.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Fire Department Records (Archives 264)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The WSU Fire Department predates 1909; it was notable for initially being student managed and subsequently at least partially manned by student firemen. The WSU Fire Department was closed at the end of 2004, and its functions moved to the city of Pullman.

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Scope and Contents note

The House Logs serve as both scrapbooks and fire records of the department, while the House Meeting Minutes track administrative and day-to-day activities. Correspondence consists primarily of "thank you" letters from the college and community. Reminiscences consists of a a former fire fighter's look back at his time there in the 1950s. Clippings and Photographs consts of photocopies of the scrapbooks and photograph collection of the fire department.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The logs and minutes of the Fire Department and photocopies of their scrapbooks were transferred from the Fire Department to the Washington State University Archives in two accessions in 1986-1987 (UA 1986-21 and UA 1987-20).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in October 2008 by University Archivist Mark O'English.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For most of its lifetime, the Fire Department, with police and ambulance services, were under the umbrella of the Safety Division; as such, relevant records may be found in: Safety Division Records, 1950-1980. ( Archives 123).

Following the closure of the Fire Department, further scrapbooks and records of the Fire Department were moved to the Police Department in early 2005 and remain there as of late 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Fire Department.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Fire departments -- Washington (State) -- Pullman
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

House Log 1922-1929 

1 1

House Log 1929-1946 

1 2

House Meeting Minutes 1943-1946 

1 3

House Meeting Minutes 1949-1952 

1 4

Correspondence 1929-1943 

1 5

Reminiscences 2005 

1 6

Clippings File (Photocopies) 1947-1965 

1 7

Clippings File (Photocopies) 1983-1986 

1 8

Photographs (Photocopies) undated 

1 8