Guide to the Small Cassette Tape Collections circa 1937-1979
CT 00

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Small Cassette Tape Collections
ID
CT 00
Date [inclusive]
circa 1937-1979
Extent
2.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
1 Linear foot of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This is a combination of 17 small, unrelated collections of audio recordings (audiocassettes). Most, but not all, of these collections include content related to Washington State University.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Small cassette tape collections, circa 1937-1979 (CT 00)

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

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Scope and Contents note

This is a combination of 17 small, unrelated collections of audio recordings (audiocassettes). Most, but not all, of these collections are related to Washington State University.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged by individual collection number. Each individual small collection constitutes a single series.

Series 1. CT 5: Cougar Pep Songs, undated. The Cougar Pep Songs consist of one, 4 minute, cassette tape, recorded by MacGregor & Sollie, Inc. (MS 1228). They were abstracted in 1979 by Margot H. Knight.

Series 2. CT 6: Washington State College Commencement, 1937. Washington State College Commencement, 1937. The Washington State College commencement addresses of 1937 consist of two cassette tapes (11 minutes and 8 minutes). They were abstracted in 1979 by Margot H. Knight.

Series 3. CT 7: Washington State College Commencement, 1941. The Washington State College Commencement of June 9, 1941 consists of one, 11 minute, cassette tape. It were abstracted in 1979 by Margot H. Knight.

Series 4. CT 8: E. O. Holland Radio Speech, 1940. The E.O. Holland Radio Speech ("Should I go to College?"), 1940, consists of one cassette tape. It was abstracted in 1979 by Margot H. Knight.

Series 5. CT 9: Compton Family Dramatization, 1947. The Compton Family Dramatization ("Ohio Story: The House on College Avenue"), 1947, consists of one cassette tape. It was abstracted in 1979 by Margot H. Knight.

Series 6. CT 10: Owen Science and Engineering Library Dedication Ceremony, 1979. The Owen Science and Engineering Library Dedication, 1979, consists of one cassette tape. It was abstracted in 1979 by Margot H. Knight.

Series 7. CT 11: Vice President Walter Mondale Speech, 1978. The Vice President Walter Mondale speech consists of one cassette tape, and was abstracted in 1979 by Margot Knight.

Series 8. CT 12: D.J. Crowley Oral History, 1973. The D.J. Crowley oral history interviews were conducted by Azmi Y. Shawa in 1973. This collection consists of two cassette tapes. They were abstracted in 1979 by Margot Knight.

Series 9. CT 13: Farm Price problems affecting wheat and livestock producers: hearing before the Subcommittee on Livestock and Grains: the Committee on Agriculture. House of Representatives 95th Congress, first session. This collection consists of seven cassette tapes.

Series 10. CT 20: Migliazzo, Arlin C. Oral History Collection, 1979-1980. This collection consists of three interviews on one cassette tape.

Series 11. CT 21: Service, Robert W. Recitations, undated. The collection consists of one cassette tape.

Series 12. CT 22: J. Paul Coie Oral History, 1991. The collection consists of one regular cassette tape, 4 microcassette tapes, and a complete transcript of the interview both in print and on a 3.5" disk.

Series 13. CT 23: Centennial Oral History Interview with C.B. Jones, 1990. The collection consists of two cassette tapes, an interview abstraction, and three photographs.

Series 14. CT 24: Kenneth Brooks Oral History, 1988. The collection consists of one cassette tape and a complete interview transcript.

Series 15. CT 25: "Creationism vs. Evolutionism" Debate, March 3, 1987. This debate between Grover Krantz and Duane Gish consists of two cassette tapes.

Series 16. CT 26: Johnson, Randall, KWSU Interview, 1992. The collection consists of one cassette tape (the only recorded side is Side 2).

Series 17. CT 27: Murilla Stilson interview, undated. One cassette tape containing Larry Wemer's interview of Murilla Stilson.

(MASC STAFF USE): range 3-4.

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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

For some of these collections, no acquisition information is available. CT 12 was transferred to the Archives between 1973 and 1979. CT 13 was transferred to the Archives between 1977 and 1979. CT 21 was acquired as a gift with the papers of Laurence J. Peter. CT 22 was donated to MASC in 1992 (UA.1992.09). CT 23 was donated to MASC in 1990 (UA.1990.34). CT 24 was donated to MASC in 1988 (UA.1988.43). CT 25 was donated to MASC in 2010 by Jerry Gough (UA.2010.04). CT 26 was donated to MASC in 2011 by Tim Marsh. CT 27 was donated to MASC in 1995 by Jean Stilson (MS.1995.26).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Oral Histories
  • Oral history -- United States.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1. CT 5: Cougar Pep Songs 

Scope and Contents note

Cougar Pep Songs, undated. The Cougar Pep Songs consist of one, 4 minute, cassette tape, recorded by MacGregor & Sollie, Inc. (MS 1228).

They were abstracted in 1979 by Margot H. Knight. (Release: NO)

5/1: Washington State College Glee Club and Band directed by Harold P. Wheeler 

tape time

Medley: "All Hail to Washington State," "Fight Song," and "Alma Mater March." (Dubbed from phonodisc.) 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 0-2

Medley: "Crimson and Gray Girl," and "Washington, My Washington." (Dubbed from phonodisc.) 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 2-4

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Series 2. CT 6: Washington State College Commencement, 1937 

Scope and Contents note

The Washington State College commencement addresses of 1937 consist of two cassette tapes (11 minutes and 8 minutes).

They were abstracted in 1979 by Margot H. Knight. (Release: NO)

6/1: C.D. Martin 

tape time

Commencement Address, W.S.C., Pullman, WA, 1937 (Dubbed from phonodisc.) 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 0-11

6/2: E.A. Bryan 

tape time

Commencement Address, W.S.C., Pullman, WA, 1937 (Dubbed from phonodisc.) 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 0-8

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Series 3. CT 7: Washington State College Commencement, 1941. 

Scope and Contents note

The Washington State College Commencement of June 9, 1941 consists of one, 11 minute, cassette tape.

It were abstracted in 1979 by Margot H. Knight. (Release: NO)

7/1: E.O. Holland 

tape time

Commencement Address, W.S.C., Pullman, WA, 1941 (Dubbed from radio phonodisc.) 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 0 - 11

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Series 4. CT 8: E. O. Holland Radio Speech, 1940. 

Scope and Contents note

The E.O. Holland Radio Speech ("Should I go to College?"), 1940, consists of one, 15 minute, cassette tape.

It was abstracted in 1979 by Margot H. Knight. (Release: NO)

8/1: E.O. Holland 

tape time

"Should I Go to College?"--radio speech by E.O. Holland, 1940 (Dubbed from phonodisc.) 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 0 - 15

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Series 5. CT 9: Compton Family Dramatization, 1947. 

Scope and Contents note

The Compton Family Dramatization ("Ohio Story: The House on College Avenue"), 1947, consists of one, 15 minute, cassette tape.

It was abstracted in 1979 by Margot H. Knight. (Release: NO)

9/1: Compton Family 

tape time

A dramatized biography of the Compton family including Wilson Compton. 6/6/1947 (Dubbed from radio transcription disc.) 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 0 - 15

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Series 6. CT 10: Owen Science and Engineering Library Dedication Ceremony, 1979. 

Scope and Contents note

The Owen Science and Engineering Library Dedication, 1979, consists of one, 30 minute, cassette tape.

It was abstracted in 1979 by Margot H. Knight. (Release: NO)

10/1: Dr. Glenn Terrell, Dr, Robert Gibb, Dr. Allene Schnaitter, and Mrs. Frances Penrose Owen; Washington State University, Pullman, WA; March 29, 1979. 

tape time

Dedication ceremony: Owen Science & Engineering Library. Speakers include Dr. Glenn Terrell, Dr, Robert Gibb, Dr. Allene Schnaitter, and Mrs. Frances Penrose Owen. 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 0 - 30

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Series 7. CT 11: Vice President Walter Mondale Speech, 1978. 

Scope and Contents note

The Vice President Walter Mondale speech consists of one, 41 minute, cassette tape.

It was abstracted in 1979 by Margot Knight. (Release: NO)

11/1: Walter Mondale; Washington State University, Pullman, WA, January 12, 1978. 

tape time

Introduction by Wallis Beasley. 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 0 - 3

Introduction by Representative Tom Foley. The position of vice-president of the United States. 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 3 - 8

Walter Mondale's remarks about public figures from Washington State. Opening remarks. 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 8 - 12

His travels throughout the Western states. Serious problems in America. Development of Western resources and America's economic future. Energy. 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 12 - 21

The importance of Western agriculture. Water policy. 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 21 - 25

The role of the Federal government in the West. 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 25 - 27

Arms reduction. The Panama Canal treaties. Human rights. 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 27 - 30

Foreign policy should reflect the values of the American people. 

1, Side B Minutes (approx.): 0 - 1

Unemployment. 

1, Side B Minutes (approx.): 1 - 4

The energy crisis and American energy policy. Value of the dollar threatened by foreign oil. 

1, Side B Minutes (approx.): 4 - 7

Quality of life for Westerners. The importance of youth and its education. 

1, Side B Minutes (approx.): 7 - 11

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Series 8. CT 12: D.J. Crowley Oral History, 1973. 

Scope and Contents note

The D.J. Crowley oral history interviews were conducted by Azmi Y. Shawa in 1973.

This collection consists of two cassette tapes, 55 minutes each.

They were abstracted in 1979 by Margot Knight. (Release: NO)

12/1-2: D.J. Crowley, Superintendent, WSU Coastal Washington Research and Extension Unit, Long Beach, WA, April 17, 1973. 

tape time

College experiences in the 1920's. 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 0 - 3

Growing blueberries. Work on cranberry disease. Problems growers had when he started work at The Coastal Washington Research and Extension Unit. Fruitworms. 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 3 - 13

Insecticides that were used. Insect problems, Specifics on insecticide toxicity. Smudge pots. 

1, Side A Minutes (approx.): 13 - 25

Agricultural situation during World War II, Japanese farmers,More on disease and crop problems. Frost. 

1, Side B Minutes (approx.): 0 - 12

Spraying. More about frost problems. His experiments in controlling frost in cranberry plots. Problems getting funds for frost control experiments. 

1, Side B Minutes (approx.): 12 - 30

Controlling frost by sprinkling. His problems getting funding for experiments. 

2, Side A Minutes (approx.): 0 - 7

His relationship with Wilson Compton. Cranberry crop. Installing a sprinkling system to fight frost. 

2, Side A Minutes (approx.): 7 - 14

Success of the sprinkling system. More on the installment. 

2, Side A Minutes (approx.): 14 - 22

Saving frost-bitten spring wheat. Biblical analogy. 

2, Side A Minutes (approx.): 22 - 30

Thoughts about learning and experimentation. The changes brought on by the sprinkling system. 

2, Side B Minutes (approx.): 0 - 3

Care of the cranberry crop. Use of herbicides and fertilizers. 

2, Side B Minutes (approx.): 3 - 12

Talks about some of his fellow workers. Changes in agricultural methods. 

2, Side B Minutes (approx.): 12 - 16

His personal health and retirement. Other workers at the unit. 

2, Side B Minutes (approx.): 16 - 25

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Series 9. CT 13: Farm Price problems affecting wheat and livestock producers: hearing before the Subcommittee on Livestock and Grains: the Committee on Agriculture. House of Representatives 95th Congress, first session. 

Scope and Contents note

Testimony from approximately 150 witnesses was taken at this hearing which was held four days before the Farmers' Strike of the American Agricultural Movement. The testimony is primarily concerned with the economic situation of the family farm, the wheat set-aside program, parity, pricing, and the export of grain.

This collection consists of seven cassette tapes, 7 hours total.

They were abstracted in 1979 by Margot Knight. (Release: NO)

A full transcript of the hearing as well as additional testimony entered into the record (each witness was allowed only two minutes to speak but complete statements could also be submitted) is located in the U.S. Public Documents section of Holland Library: Y 4.Ag 8/1: P93/15.

13/1-7: Testimony given in Pullman, WA., December 10, 1977 . 

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Series 10. CT 20: Migliazzo, Arlin C. Oral History Collection, 1979-1980. 

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of three interviews on one cassette tape.

(Release: NO)

10/1: Three oral history interviews 

tape

"The Nisei Experience: One Internee's Account" (Sept. 1979) 

1

"A Turbulent Time: Life in America After World War I" (June 1980) 

1

"Return to Vietnam: Perspectives of a Vietnam Veteran" (May 1980) 

1

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Series 11. CT 21: Service, Robert W. Recitations, undated. 

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of one cassette tape of unknown length.

The recordings of his poems were made during visits to Vancouver, B.C. when he appeared on local radio stations.

(Release: NO)

21/1: Robert W. Service Recitations 

tape

Information about Service during his Canadian period with recitation of excerpts from his poems. 

1, Side A

Recitation of Spell of the Yukon, The Gramaphone at Fond Du Lac, The Quitter, The Shooting of Dan McGrew, and the Cremation of Sam McGee. 

1, Side B

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Series 12. CT 22: J. Paul Coie Oral History, 1991. 

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of one regular cassette tape, 4 microcassette tapes, approximately 155 minutes total, and a complete transcript of the interview both in print and on a 3.5" disk.

They were abstracted around 1991 by WSU Foundation staff. (Release: YES)

22/1-5: J. Paul Coie, Seattle, WA, May 17, 1991. 

J. Paul Coie (born 1910) moved to Pullman ca. 1918 and later attended WSU. He talks about his college friend Edward R Murrow, his experiences in debate, professors Claudius Johnson and Herman Deutch, and his experiences in Pullman and at WSU in the 1920s. 

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Series 13. CT 23: Centennial Oral History Interview with C.B. Jones, 1990. 

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of two cassette tapes, approximately 135 minutes total, an interview abstraction, and three photographs.

They were abstracted around 1991 by unknown staff. (Release: YES)

23/1-2: Charles Byron "CB" Jones, Pullman, WA, October 31, 1990. 

CB Jones (born 1912) was Manager of Central Stores at WSU from 1946-1974. He speaks about his pre-Pullman life, including his World War II experiences and his problems with polio. He discusses the evolution of Central Stores at WSU and the expansion and development of campus and acquisition of materials. 

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Series 14. CT 24: Kenneth Brooks Oral History, 1988. 

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of one, 90 minute, cassette tape and a complete interview transcript.

It was abstracted in 1988 by Channell Graham. (Release: YES)

24/1: Kenneth Brooks, Spokane, WA, July 25, 1988. 

Architect Kenneth Brooks speaks about his midwest childhood, his early architectural influences, his schooling at University of Illinois, and his World War II experiences. He talks about coming to Spokane in 1949, his WWP projects, and his architectural work. Includes discussion on architectural education, and his favorite projects. 

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Series 15. CT 25: "Creationism vs. Evolutionism" Debate, March 3, 1987. 

Scope and Contents note

This debate between Grover Krantz and Duane Gish consists of two cassette tapes, approximately 3 hours total.

They were abstracted in 2011 by Barbara Symons. (Release: NO)

25/1-2: Duane Gish, Grover Krantz "Creationism vs. Evolutionism" Debate, Pullman, WA, March 3, 1987. 

Creationist scientist Duane Gish and Washington State University anthropology professor Grover Krantz engage in a public debate in WSU's Compton Union Building (CUB) regarding the merits and flaws of creation and evolution theories. 

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Series 16. CT 26: Johnson, Randall, KWSU Interview, 1992. 

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of one cassette tape (the only recorded side is Side 2), less than 45 minutes in length.

It has not been abstracted. (Release: NO)

26/1: Randall Johnson KWSU interview 

tape

Randall Johnson, Pullman, WA, May 29, 1992. 

1, Side B

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Series 17. CT 27: Murilla Stilson interview, undated. 

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of one cassette tape, of undetermined length, containing Larry Wemer's interview of Murilla Stilson.

It has not been abstracted. (Release: NO)

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