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PC 143
College of Engineering and Architecture
Photographs, 1956-2000

This collection was donated to the Washington State University (WSU) Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on January 18th, 2011 by Tina Hilding of WSU's College of Engineering and Architecture. It was accessioned as UPC2011-01 . The collection was processed by University Archivist Mark O'English from January to March, 2011. The collection was received in a sequence of large three-ring binders which were discarded during processing.

Number of Containers: 19
Linear feet of Shelf Space: 19
Approximate Number of Images: 100,000

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The departments which became the College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University were in place when the school opened in 1892, with the first graduates in 1897. In 1946, a reorganization established the Washington State Insitute of Technology as the entity which included the academic departments as the College of Engineering, the School of Mines, the Division of Industrial Research and the Division of Industrial Service. The Instutute was again reorganized in July 1966 into a College of Engineering with academic departments, a Research Division and a Technical Extension Service. In 1984, it was redefined as the College of Engineering and Architecture.

ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION

The photographs in this collection are separated into eleven separate series, the majority of which are fields of study within the College. A few are not - Extension is the College's statewide outreach program, and the final three series are all general topics within the college. The series are placed in alphabetical order (excepting the final three more general series). Within each series the materials are separated by formats, with photographic prints and negatives foldered together, and slides foldered separately after them. Within each of those format types, items are ordered chronologically. There are a few subject specific folders in the set, and those are generally placed at the end of the appropriate series or subseries.

The majority of the prints and negatives are contact sheets or strips mounted on paper; these frequently have notes from the College identifying them and have thus been retained exactly as they came to MASC.

The images document the programs, research, and day-to-day life of the faculty, students, and staff of the College of Engineering and Architecture. Though a small number of items predate 1965, the bulk of the collection covers the late 1960s through the early 1990s. Many of the photographs found in Quest and other Engineering and Architecture publications can be found within this collection.

The College of Engineering and Architecture used a FileMaker Pro database to store information on these photographs, at least through the end of the 1980s. As MASC lacks the ability to access FileMaker Pro files, an archival copy of this is held in MASC's digital archives, and an Excel version has been stored there as well. It is suggested that people looking for specific names conduct keyword searches in that, find the appropriate subject area and dates in the spreadsheet, and then browse the collection. That title database, in Excel format, is available online.

RELATED MATERIALS

Non-photographic documents received with this collection were separated out and processed as Archives 304.

MASC holds a few other sets of photographs from the College of Engineering and Architecture. PC 144 consists of over 4,000 photographs from 1964-1987. UA1990-37 (as of yet unprocessed) consists of a scrapbook and a small box of loose photographs. MASC also holds a 1926 College of Engineering scrapbook as PC 94.

CONSERVATION NOTE

Due to the sheer volume of this collection, slides have been retained in the sheets/mounts in which they came from the College. The plastic in many of these is beginning to degrade, and is slightly sticky. When money and time are available, the slides in this collection need to be moved to archival holders.

ACCESS

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

PREFERRED CITATION

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
College of Engineering and Architecture Photographs, 1956-2000 (PC 143)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

BoxFolder   Contents
Series 1: Agricultural Engineering
Prints & Negatives
1 1       1970-1977
2       1978-1979
3       1980-1985
Slides
4       1974-1982
Series 2: Architecture
Prints & Negatives
5       1964-1965
6       1966-1967
7       1968-1973
8       1974-1975
9       1976
10       1977-1978
11       1979
12       1980
13       1981
14       Jan-May, 1982
15       Jun-Dec, 1982
16       1983
17       1984
18       1985
19       1986
2 1       1987
2       1988
3       1989
Slides
4       1958-1980
Series 3 : Chemical Engineering
Subseries 3.1 : Chemical Engineering, General
Prints & Negatives
5       1961-1969
6       1971-1974
7       1975-1978
8       1981-1982
9       1983
10       1984
11       1985-1986
12       1987
13       1988
14       1989
15       1990-1994
Slides
16       1965-1975
17       1976-1980
18 Recruitment -- Slides, 1980
Subseries 3.2: Chemical Engineering -- Air Pollution
Prints & Negatives
3 1       1962-1964
2       1965-1966
3       1967
4       1968
5       1969
6       1970
7       1971
8       1972
9       1973
10       Feb-Jun, 1974
11       Jul-Dec, 1974
12       Jan-Jun, 1975
13       Aug-Dec, 1975
14       Jan-Jun, 1976
4 1       Aug-Dec, 1976
2       Jan-Jun, 1977
3       Aug-Dec, 1977
4       Jan-Jun, 1978
5       Aug-Dec, 1978
6       1979
7       1980
8       1981
9       1982
10       1983
11       1984
12       1985
13       1986
14       1987-1990
Slides
15       1965-1966
16       1967
17       1968
18       1969-1971
19       1972-1975
20       1976-1977
21       1978
Subseries 3.3: Chemical Engineering -- Radioisotopes
Prints & Negatives
22       1964-1966
23       1967-1968
5 1       1969-1970
2       1971-1972
3       1973-1981
Slides
4       1965-1966
5       1968
6       1970-1973
Series 4: Civil Engineering
Subseries 4.1: Civil Engineering
Prints & Negatives
7       1962-1970
8       1971-1974
9       1975-1979
10       1980-1982
11       1983
12       1984-1985
13       1986-1988
14       1989-1990
15       1991
16       1992-1994
Slides
17       1967-1982
Subseries 4.2: Civil Engineering -- Environmental / Sanitary Engineering
Prints & Negatives
18       1962-1965
19       1966-1967
20       1968
21       1969
22       1970
6 1       1971
2       1972-1973
3       1974-1976
4       1977-1978
5       1979-1981
6       1982-1984
7       1985-1994
Slides
8       1956-1967
9       1968
10       1969-1970
11       1971
12       1972
13       1973
14       1976-1982
Subseries 4.3: Civil Engineering -- Geohydrology
Prints & Negatives
15       1967-1970
16       1971-1978
17       1979-1988
Slides
18       1965-1979
Subseries 4.4: Civil Engineering -- Hydraulics
Prints & Negatives
19       1962-1967
20       1968-1969
7 1       1970
2       1971
3       1972-1974
4       1975-1987
Slides
5       1965-1969
6       1971-1972
7 Expo '74 -- Slides, 1974
8 Expo '74 -- Slides, 1974
Slides
9       1974-1982
Subseries 4.5: Civil Engineering -- Transportation System Section / Highway Research
Prints & Negatives
10       1962-1966
11       1967
12       1968
13       1969
14       1970-1971
15       Jan-Jun, 1972
8 1       Jul-Oct, 1972
2       Nov-Dec, 1972
3       Jan-Apr, 1973
4       May-Dec, 1973
5       1974
6       1975
7       1976
8       Jan-Nov, 1977
9       Dec 1977 pt 1
10       Dec 1977 pt 2
11       Jan, 1978
12       Feb, 1978
13       Mar, 1978
14       Apr-Dec, 1978
9 1       Jan-May, 1979
2       Jul-Dec, 1979
3       1980
4       1981-1982
Slides
5       1965-1971
6       Jan-Oct, 1972
7       Nov-Dec, 1972
8       Jan-Feb, 1973
9       Apr-Dec, 1973
10       1974-1975
11       1976-1977
12       1978
13       1979 pt 1
14       1979 pt 2
10 1       1979 pt 3
2       Jan-Feb, 1980
3       May-Dec, 1980
4       1981-1982
Series 5: Electrical Engineering
Prints & Negatives
5       1964-1966
6       1967-1968
7       1969-1970
8       1971-1973
9       1974-1975
10       1976-1978
11       1979-1981
12       1982-1985
13       1986-1987
14       1988
15       1989
16       1990
17       1991-1994
18       1996
Slides
19       1962-1969
20       1970-1980
21       1996
Series 6: Engineering Extension
Prints & Negatives
11 1       1960-1963
2       1964-1965
3       1966
4       Jan-Apr, 1967
5       May-Aug, 1967
6       Sep-Dec, 1967
7       Jan-Mar, 1968
8       Apr-Jun, 1968
9       Aug-Oct, 1968
10       Nov-Dec, 1968
11       Jan-Feb, 1969
12       Mar-Apr, 1969
13       May-Oct, 1969
14       Nov-Dec, 1969
15       Jan-Feb, 1970
16       Mar, 1970
17       Apr-Jun, 1970
12 1       Jul-Oct, 1970
2       Nov-Dec, 1970
3       Jan-Mar, 1971
4       Apr-May, 1971
5       Jun, 1971
6       Jul-Sep, 1971
7       Oct-Dec, 1971
8       Jan-Mar, 1972
9       Apr-May, 1972
10       Jun-Dec, 1972
11       Feb-Jul, 1973
12       Aug-Dec, 1973
13       1974
14       Jan-Apr, 1975
15       May-Jul, 1975
16       Aug, 1975
13 1       Sep-Dec, 1975
2       Jan-Jun, 1976
3       Jul-Dec, 1976
4       1977
5       1978
6       1979
7       1980
8       1981
9       1982
10       1983-1984
11       1985-1987
12       1988-1991
13       1992-1995
Slides
14       1966-1967
15       1968-1969
16       1970-1971
17       1972 (1)
14 1       1972 (2)
2       1973
3       1974
4       1975
5       1976
6       1977-1978
7       1979
8       1980-1981
Series 7: Materials Sciences - Chemistry; later as just Materials Sciences
Prints & Negatives
9       1961-1965
10       1966
11       1967
12       1968
13       1969
14       1970
15       1971
16       1972
17       1973
18       1972
19       1973
15 1       Jan-Jul, 1974
2       Aug-Dec, 1974
3       1975
4       1976
5       1977
6       1978
7       1979-1980
8       1981-1984
9       1986-1987
10       1988-1989
11       1990-1991
12       1992-1995
Slides
13       1958-1966
Slides & Negatives
14       1968-1969
Slides
15       1970-1972
16       1973
17       1974
18       1975
19       1976-1982
20 Metallurgy, Metals Research, Mining -- Prints & Negatives, 1962-1967
21 Metallurgy, Metals Research, Mining -- Prints & Negatives, 1968-1970, 1973
22 Metallurgy & Mining -- Slides, 1965-1969
23 Spectochemistry -- Prints & Negatives, 1964-1968
24 Spectochemistry -- Slides, 1964-1968
25 Wood Technology -- Slides, 1983
Series 8: Mechanical Engineering
Prints & Negatives
16 1       1964-1967
2       1968-1970
3       1971-1972
4       1973-1974
5       1975
6       1976
7       1977
8       1978
9       1979
10       1980
11       1981
12       1982-1983
13       1984-1986
14       1987
17 1       1988-1989
2       1990-1991
3       1992-1995
Slides
4       1965-1969
5       1971-1974
6       1975-1976
7       1978-1979
8       1980 pt. 1
9       1980 pt. 2
10       1980 pt. 3
11 Huang -- Prints & Negatives, 1964-1965
12 Huang -- Prints & Negatives, Jan.-Jul. 1966
13 Huang -- Prints & Negatives, Aug.-Sep. 1966
14 Huang -- Prints & Negatives, 1967
15 Vibration -- Prints & Negatives, 1964-1965
16 Vibration -- Prints & Negatives, 1966-1969
17 Vibration -- Prints & Negatives, 1970-1975
Series 9: College of Engineering & Architecture -- General
Prints & Negatives
18 1       1988-1989 (1)
2       1988-1989 (2)
3       1990
4       1991
5       1992
6       1993
Slides
7       1972-1989
8       1990
9       1991
10       1992
11       1994
12       Mar-Apr, 1996
13       Aug-Sep, 1996
14       Oct-Dec, 1996
15       Jan-Mar, 1997
16       Apr-May, 1997
19 1       Aug-Sep, 1997
2       Oct-Dec, 1997
3       Feb, 1998
4       Mar-Apr, 1998
5       May-Aug, 1998
6       Oct-Dec, 1998
7       Feb-Apr, 1999
8       May-Jun, 1999
9       Aug-Dec, 1999
10       2000
Series 10: College of Engineering & Architecture -- Administration
Prints & Negatives
11       1965-1967
12       1968-1971
13       1972-1978
14       1979-1986
15       1988-1991
Series 11: College of Engineering & Architecture -- Engineering Buildings
16 Pullman campus -- Slides, 1959-1997
17 ETRL Building -- Prints & Negatives, 1995-1998
18 ETRL Building -- Slides, 1995-1998
19 Branch campuses -- Slides, 1992-1997