Preliminary Guide to the Common Ministry at Washington State University Records
MS.2016.22

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Common Ministry at Washington State University Records
ID
MS.2016.22
Date [inclusive]
1945-2008
Extent
17.0 Linear feet 15 boxes plus oversize folders.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-8-1-7 and map case.
Language
English

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Biographical/Historical note

The Common Ministry at Washington State University, an ecumenical Protestant ministry, was established in 1965. It followed a long history at WSU of ministry by individual denominations and other organizations, sometimes working independently, and sometimes in partnership. The Common Ministry operated the Koinonia House (K-House), later called the Interfaith House, which housed campus religious groups and unofficial student organizations.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records of the Common Ministry at Washington State University and some of its predecessor groups. It includes correspondence, annual reports, financial records, design drawings and other documents related to the Koinonia House, information about programs and missions, photographs (slides and prints), materials related to national organizations for campus ministries, grant applications, and miscellanous items.

Preliminary inventory:

Box 1. History of campus ministries; Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education (CMHE) information; United Ministries in Higher Education (UMHE) information; financial documents; Common Ministry historical information.

Box 2. Common Ministry historical information (continued); Common Ministry policies; Common Ministry Last Lecture Series; financial information; Common Ministry Council; Common Ministry programs; grant applications; brochures; photographs (prints and negatives).

Box 3. Denominations; CMHE; UMHE; community organizations; national level campus ministry organizations.

Box 4. UMHE; CHHE; partner denominations.

Box 5. Common Ministry Council minutes, 1983-2006.

Box 6. Common Ministry Council minutes, 1966-1983; local operating committee of the Koinonia House minutes; Washington State Commission on Ministries in Higher Education minutes, 1973-1974; Common Ministry annual reports.

Box 7. Common Ministry annual reports (continued); Directors' programs correspondence; K-House videos (VHS, 3 items).

Box 8. Slides (unlabeled binder with slides of programs, events, etc., circa 1970s-1990s); financial information, 1950s-1980s.

Box 9. Slides of mission trips to Latin America, 1980s (5 carousels).

Box 10. Correspondence, 1962-2002; committee information, 1970s; student program files: Plunge programs, mission trips, peer ministry.

Box 11. Student programs (continued); Building information (K-House), 1970-1975; policies, WSU information, circa 1970-1975.

Box 12. Building information and WSU information (continued); Westminister Foundation; Presbytery of Spokane; local churches.

Box 13. Local churches (continued); Common Ministry information, 1960s.

Boxes 14-15. Rolled design drawings for remodel of Koinonia House building; also landscape plans and sketches (some reproductions).

Containers 16-17 (oversize folders). Plans for K-House remodel, 1971; student design for K-house remodel, 2005; event posters and broadsides.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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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

Access

This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions apply.

Acquisition Information

The Common Ministry at Washington State University donated this collection via Sue Durrant in 2016 (MS.2016.22).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- History -- Sources.

Subject(s)

  • Cooperative ministry -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources

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