Guide to the WSU Alumni Association Slides 1959-2003
PC 161

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
WSU Alumni Association Slides
ID
PC 161
Date [inclusive]
1959-2003
Extent
9.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
4.5 linear feet of shelf space. Approximately 8,000 items.
Language
English
Abstract
Photographic slides created or collected by the Washington State University Alumni Association as part of attempts to document and share WSU’s history. Contains both original images (circa 1980s and 1990s) and reproductions of historical images.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] WSU Alumni Association Slides, 1959-2003 (PC 161)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Washington State University’s first official collegiate graduates finished school in 1897; on June 23, 1898 18 graduates of the school formed an alumni association. In 1905 the association began the first alumni publication, the PowWow (later replaced by Hilltopics and then Washington State Magazine). In 1947 the first “Golden Grad” celebration was held in honor of graduates’ 50th anniversaries. In the late 1960s the association was granted space in the CUB to operate out of, but in 1989 they received a permanent home, the Lewis Alumni Centre.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of sheets of photographic slides either created or collected by Bob Smawley of the WSU Alumni Association, for use in outreach efforts aimed primarily at the schoool’s alumni. The slides document individuals, events, places, and activities associated with Washington State University. Though the slides themselves were created between 1959 and 2003 (with the bulk of them created in the 1980s and 1990s), maybe a third to a half of them are reproductions of earlier photographs and other documents, which can date back as far as the 1892 beginning of instruction at the university.

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Arrangement note

Materials in this collection are arranged in three alphabetical series (Athletics; Facilities; People), with the few folders that didn’t fall into those categories placed at the end as a ‘Miscellaneous’ series. Within each series, folders are organized by subject. Within each folder, items are retained in their original organization. While some of the sheets and/or individual slides are identified or dated, many lack both.

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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 apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Materials in this collection were transferred to the Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) by Katie Fowler of the WSU Alumni Association in two parts, on November 5, 2015 and July 21, 2016. They were treated as one accession, UPC 2015-08. Prior to transfer, the materials had been in storage in the Lewis Alumni Centre.

Processing Information note

The collection was processed in July of 2016 by University Archivist Mark O’English. Materials in this collection were brought to the archives in three-ring binders labeled by subject; in processing this material that organization and those subject headings were retained, although the binders were discarded and the slide sleeves foldered instead.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

The original accession included approximately one linear foot of materials which had been created by editor Pat Caraher in publishing the Hilltopics alumni magazine; those materials were moved to the Hilltopics Photo Collection (PC 123). A small number of print documents were moved to the Alumni Association section of MASC’s WSU Publications collections (WSU 24).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Buildings
  • Washington State University -- History

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities.
  • Universities and Colleges -- Washington (State) -- Pullman

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Collection Inventory

Athletics 

Box Folder

Coaches & Administrators 

1 1-3

Facilities 

4-6

Football 

2 7-8

Men (no football) 

9-10

Women 

11

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Facilities 

Box Folder

Buildings 

3 12-15

Building Namesakes / Name sources 

16

Housing and Greeks 

17

Urban Campus 

18

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People 

Box Folder

Alumni Association Leaders 

4 19-22

ASWSU/ASSCW Officers 

5 23

Foundation Leaders 

24-25

Deans & Administration 

26

Faculty 

27

Faculty & Staff (Non-Teaching) 

6 28

Presidents (Smith, Rawlins, Floyd) 

29

Pullman Community 

30

Regents (I) 

31

Regents (II) 

7 32

Regents Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipients 

33

Researchers - Extension & Off-Campus 

34

Students, pre-1950 

35

Students, post-1950 

36

Students, men 

8 37-38

Students, women 

39-40

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Miscellaneous 

Box Folder

Graphics; Art; Advertisements (I) 

8 41

Graphics; Art; Advertisements (II) 

9 42

Pullman 

43

Pullman Schools 

44-46

WSU Traditions 

47-48

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