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PC 61
W.S.U. Speech Department Debate Team
Photographs, 1928-1957

The WSU Debate Team Photos were transferred to the Washington State University Libraries in November 1986 (UA 86-37) by the Speech Department. The photos were processed in December 1986 and January 1987 by Carol Lichtenberg.

Number of containers: 1
Linear feet of shelf space: .5
Number of folders: 31
Approximate number of items: 340

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Interest in debate began fairly early in the history of Washington State University. The first intercollegiate debates were held in 1899; Whitman College and the University of Washington were the opposing teams. In the following years other contestants usually included the University of Idaho and Oregon State.

The materials in this collection document the teams from 1928-1958.

ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION

The collection consists primarily of Washington State University Debate Team photos arranged chronologically by school year. Score sheets denoting team wins and losses are also enclosed. There is one folder containing two newspaper clippings.

CONTAINER LIST

BOX 1 Debate Team Photos

FOLDER DATE ITEMS

1 1928-1929 14
2 1929-1930 16
3 1930-1931 15
4 1931-1932 5
5 1932-1933 18
6 1933-1934 6
7 1934-193512
8 1935-1936 18
9 1936-1937 12
10 1937-1938 12
11 1938-1939 9
12 1939-1940 10
13 1940-1941 10
14 1941-1942 7
15 1942-1943 10
16 1943-1944 9
17 1944-1945 10
18 1945-1946 10
19 1946-1947 16
20 1947-1948 8
21 1948-1949 17
22 1949-1950 16
23 1950-1951 12
24 1951-1952 10
25 1952-1953 11
26 1953-1954 10
27 1954-1955 12
28 1955-1956 8
29 1956-1957 7
30 1957-1958 9
31 Newspaper clippings relative to W.H. Veatch and Dr. C.A. Jones