Guide to the Stanley A. Smith Papers circa 1900-1964circa 1900-1946
Cage 875

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Stanley A. Smith Papers
Cage 875
Date [inclusive]
circa 1900-1946
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 linear feet of shelf space
Drawings, notes, photographs, and other materials created or collected by architect Stanley A. Smith about individual historic structures in the states of Washington and Montana.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Stanley A. Smith Papers, circa 1900-1964

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

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Biographical/Historical note

(From the guide to the Stanley Albert Smith Papers, Cage 138)

"Stanley Albert Smith was born in Brookville, Kansas November 25, 1889. He attended Kansas State College where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in 1913, and immediately became an instructor at the college from 1913 to 1920. Smith held professor positions at several universities, including North Dakota Agricultural College (later NDSU), 1920-1923 and Washington State College (later WSU), 1923-1955. While at WSU, Smith was Head of the architecture department and designed fraternity houses and college buildings. He was the second university architect at WSU, and between 1924 and 1947 he completed fourteen major buildings at WSU. These included: Commons Hall, Duncan Dunn Hall, Bohler Gymnasium, Troy Hall, Hollingbery Field House, Honors Hall, Washington Building, Smith Gymnasium, the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, the Central Steam Plant, Waller Hall, Wilmer-Davis Hall, Pine Manor, and L.J. Smith Hall (Smith Agricultural Engineering Building)."

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of several files of material created or collected by Stanley Smith about several individual historic structures in the inland northwest. These include St. Michael's Mission Church in Spokane County, WA; St. Mary's Mission in Stevensville, MT; the Colville Mission (St. Paul's) near Kettle Falls, WA; and the Cashup Davis store in Whitman County, WA.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2017
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Custodial History note

No documentation is available about the origin of these files, but it is likely that they were part of a vertical file collection maintained by the Washington State University architecture library. In 2012, the collections of the architecture library were moved to the Owen Science and Engineering Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

These files were transferred to Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections from the Owen Science and Engineering Library in 2017 (MS.2017.12).

Processing Information note

Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2017.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Stanley Albert Smith Papers, 1954-1963 (Cage 138)

Stanley A. Smith Papers, 1924-1943 (Cage 888)

Washington State University Architectural Instruction Lantern Slides (PC 25)

University Architect Records, 1923-1956 (Archives 239)

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Smith, Stanley Albert, 1889---Archives


  • Architecture

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Correspondence (2 items). 1963-1964 

1 1

Cashup Davis store: floor plan drawing by Smith and Begler (1931), photographs, clipping. 1931-1954 

1 2

Colville Mission (St. Paul's): notes, drawings, photographs, clippings. circa 1950s 

1 3

"Historic Missions:" notes, correspondence, "Protestant Missions of the Pacific Northwest" by Pearl A. Smith (typescript), "The Catholic Missions of the Pacific Northwest" by Elizabeth Kingston (typescript). circa 1930s 

1 4

St. Michael's Mission Church (Spokane County): photographs, drawings (note: drawings are fragile and damaged. MASC staff assistance required for handling). circa 1900-1930s 

1 5-6

St. Mary's Mission (Stevensville, MT): photographs. circa 1930s 

1 7