Guide to the Washington State University Libraries Photographs 1978-1997
PC 92

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Washington State University Libraries Photographs
ID
PC 92
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1990-1993
Date [inclusive]
1978-1997
Extent
4000.0 items
General Physical Description note
2.5 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Photographs of the Washington State University Libraries. The bulk of the collection is 3500 images of the 1990-1993 construction of the Terrell Library.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description] Washington State University Libraries Photographs, 1978-1997 (PC 92)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Washington State University's library system dates to 1891, when the first library, predating the start of instruction, was a small set of shelves in the Presidents Office. After a few years (1892-1894) in the original College Hall, the library occupied the top floor of the Thompson Hall (1894-1909), after which it was the north half of Bryan Hall (1909-1952). The Holland Library was opened in 1952. The Owen Science and Engineering Library opened in 1977, and the "New Addition" (later Terrell Library) to the Holland Library opened in 1994. Numerous other departmental libraries have existed over the years, as well as libraries on the non-Pullman WSU campuses.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of several sets of material related to Washington State University's Library systems. The bulk of the materials is two sets of photo albums which document the construction of the Terrell Library from 1990-1994. Additional small sets of material deal with other library facilities on staff both on the Pullman campus and at WSU Vancouver.

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Arrangement note

The first two boxes each contain independent sets of photo albums documenting the construction of Terrell Library. The third contains numerous smaller sets of library photographs, in alphabetical order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

https://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

The materials were acquired from disparate sources over a number of years, and compiled as one collection.

Processing Information note

The two large sets of Terrell Library construction photographs, which comprise the majority of the collection, are maintained in their original casing and organization. The other, smaller materials have been refoldered and occasionally reorganized, but most remain in their original casing. The entire collection was reorganized in 2016 by University Archivist Mark O'English.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Photographs of Library facilities in Bryan, Holland, Owen, and other buildings can be found in MASC's WSU Buildings Photographs, 1892-2016 (PC 3).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Libraries -- History -- Photographs.
  • Washington State University. Libraries.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Photographs
  • Washington (State)

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