Guide to the Washington State University Ephemera and Realia Collection 1905-2017
SC 010

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Washington State University Ephemera and Realia Collection
ID
SC 010
Date [inclusive]
1905-2017
Extent
12.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
9 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection includes ephemeral materials ranging throughout the history of Washington State University (which was authorized in 1890 and began classes in January 1892).

Preferred Citation note

[Item description] Washington State University Ephemera and Realia Collection, 1905-2017 (SC 010)

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

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Scope and Contents note

Ephemera are "materials, usually printed documents, created for a specific, limited purpose, and generally designed to be discarded after use." (from A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology by Richard Pearce-Moses). Pamphlets, admission tickets, performance programs, and trade cards are a few examples of ephemera.

This collection includes ephemeral materials ranging throughout the history of Washington State University (which was authorized in 1890 and began classes in January 1892).

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Arrangement note

The collection is primarily arranged alphabetically by item type. However, due to the sizes of some of the realia, boxes 2 on contain larger items, and are organized solely as the items were able to fit. As this collection is expected to grow over time, individual folders are not numbered.

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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.

Accruals note

This is an open-ended collection; additions are expected.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The materials in this collection were received from many different sources, including old vertical files from the WSU Libraries and unaccessioned, unprocessed gifts. MASC staff gathered them into this collection, beginning in 2012, and additions are expected.

Processing Information note

MASC staff initially assembled this collection in 2012, with items continually added over time.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

This collection includes only a small fraction of the ephemeral materials available in MASC. Many more items are included in manuscript collections, special collections, university archives, and the WSU Publications collection. Some ephemeral items held in MASC are individually cataloged, and can be found by searching the WSU Libraries' online catalog.

One of the larger ephemera collections held by MASC is the Historic Ephemera Collection, 1880-2014 (SC 004)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University.

Subject(s)

  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Media and Communication
  • Printed ephemera.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Smaller Materials 

Admissions Tickets and Event Programs 

Box

WSC Annual Alumni Luncheon, 1924-06-11 

1

Alumni Luncheon, Alumni Ticket, Ferry Hall. Undated 

1

Alumni Luncheon, Senior Ticket, Ferry Hall. Undated 

1

Summer School Picnic, 1926-08-07 

1

Senior Women's Banquet. 1930-05-29 

1

ASSCW Event Admissions Stub, 1938 

1

Senior-Alumni Banquet, 1956 

1
Box

Artificial Turf Patch 

1

Ashtray. 

Box

Students Book Store, W.S.C. Cougars. Undated. 

1

Athletic Tickets 

Box

The Babe Buck of the Month Club 

1

Football, Homecoming vs. Oregon. (2) 1961-11-11 

1

Bags 

Box

Be Crimson, Go Green. 2008 

1

Bookmarks and tags 

Box

Chinook. (2) 1925 

1

"Go Cougs!" lenticular printed luggage tag. 2015 

1

"I Have Shared with Fellow Students in the Far East." undated 

1

Bookplates and other art 

Box

"Washington State" cougar head logo. Ca. 1950s. 

1

Founders Day, bookplate / program. 1935-03-28 

1

"Launched... To anchor where? Washington Agricultural College and School of Science. Pullman, Washington, 1890" 

1

Embossed Washington State logo. Tobacco-maker's promotion. Ca. 1910s 

1

Founders Day, bookplate / program. 1935-03-28 

1

"Cougars State College of Washington" circular cougar logo. Ca. 1930s? 

1

"State College of Washington. Pullman, Wash." George Washington head seal. Ca. 1950s. 

1

"Washington State" cougar head logo. Ca. 1950s. 

1

Embossed "Washington State" booklet. Undated. 

1

Bumper Sticker 

Box

"Cougar Pride!" Undated. 

1

Buttons, Medals, and Pins 

Athletic Medals (mostly) won by James Thayer, 1905-1907 

Box

Discus. WSC/WC/UI Triangular Meet. May 4 '07. 

1

American Society of Civil Engineers Founded 1852. 

1

Students D.H.L 'W'N Assembly 

1

First Prize. Whitman vs. WSC. 16 lb. Hammer. Apr 28 '05. 

1

PNA Championship. 2nf Throwing Discus. SAAC 1906. 

1

Caduceus 

1

W 50 

1

U of I vs WSC. 1st prize. 16 lb. Hammer Throw. 

1

UI vs WSC 1906. Discus Throw. 

1

Whitman vs. WSC. Hammer Throw. 

1
Box

Cougars -Fight Like Hell- ca. 1950s 

1

High School Summer Camp, ca. 1960s 

1

I Like Ike Deeter, 1967 

1

Life Time Cougar Jim Sweeney, 1975 

1

President Glenn Terrell. "He Never Forgets a Face," 1985. 

1

An A-mayes-ing Saint. Reuben Mayes, NFL Rookie of the Year, 1986 

1

Our Palouse Reunion. WSU Land-Grant Days, 1987 

1

WSU Crimson and Gray Day, 1988-03-28 

1

WSU 1890-1990, 1990 

1

The New Holland Library Addition, 1994-05 

1

Official Cougar Program, Ca. 1990s 

1

Rainbow-colored cougar head, Ca. 1990s 

1

Sam's Our Man, 1999 

1

WSU 10 Years of Service, ca. 2000s 

1

A Century of Graduate Education, 2002 

1

Cougar Pride, 2004 

1

Cougar Pride, 2007 

1

Graduation Attendance Pin, 2011 

1

Alumni Assocation, ca. 2010s 

1

The Bookie - 100 Years, 2014 

1

[Green cougar head logo], undated 

1

Campus Elections 

Box

Campus Day Strawboss, 1926-05-07 

1

Independent Party, 1940 

1

Campus Party, 1941 

1

Sophomore Class, 1941 

1

Cards, Credit and Identification 

Box

Comptroller Chevron Credit Card, 1957 

1

Golden Grad Class of 1913, 1963 

1

Alumni Association Scholarship and Development Fund, 1960s 

1

Alumni Association Scholarship and Development Fund, 1972 

1

Cards, Introduction 

Box

Anderson, William 

1

Cleveland, Dr. A.A. 

1

Fleming, Helen Joyce 

1

Papineau, Beryl J. 

1

Van Doren, Mrs. Nancy L. 

1

Cougar Gold Can / Bank, 1990 

Dance Cards 

Box

The Freshmen - Sophomore Glee. 1909-04-24 

1

Military Ball, First Regiment, WSC Cadet Corps. (2) 1910-02-22 

1

Sophomore. 1910-03-11 

1

Athletic Ball. 1910-10-21. 

1

Military Ball, First Regiment, WSC Cadet Corps, [1911] 

1

Varsity Ball. 1914-11-07 

1

Sigma Tau Informal. 1920-12-11 

1

Engineers Dance. (2). 1922-03-17 

1

Omega Phi Pledge Dance. 1925-11-06 

1

Omega Phi Spring Informal. 1925-05-01 

1

Stevens Hall Spring Informal. 1927-04-02 

1

Beta Beta of Chi Omega. Formal. 1929-04-05 

1

Delta Beta of Alpha Gamma Delta. House Dance. 1930-01-18 

1

Military Ball, Scabbard and Blade. 1930-02-08 

1

Delta Beta of Alpha Gamma Delta. House Dance. 1930-03-29 

1

Epsilon of Theta Upsilon. Formal Dance. 1930-04-04 

1

All AG Club Informal. 1930-11-08 

1

Beta Pi of Kappa Pi. Christmas Informal. 1930-12-12 

1

Varsity Ball, sponsored by Intercollegiate Knights. 1930-12-13 

1

Chi Deuteron of Phi Sigma Kappa. Informal Dance. (2) 1931-01-16 

1

Alpha Kappa of Phi Kappa Tau. Formal Dance. 1931-01-17 

1

Chi Deuteron of Phi Sigma Kappa. Formal Dance. 1931-03-14 

1

Senior Hall Conglomerate Dance, 19[31]-03-27 

1

Junior Prom. 1931-05-02 

1

Gallowses Gallop. 1931-05-08 

1

All AG Club Harvest Ball. 1931-11-20 

1

Darwin Drag. 1931-10-24 

1

Sphinx Club. Semi-Formal. 1931-12-05 

1

King Montezuma's Informal. 1932-03-12 

1

Stimson Hall Spring Informal. 1932-04-16 

1

"Scottie" Greets You at Stevens. 1932-11-18 

1

Sphinx Club. Winter Semi-Formal. 1933-01-07 

1

Montezuma Club. Winter Semi-Formal. 1933-01-14 

1

Harvest Ball Semi-Formal. All AG Club. 1933-11-29 

1

Alpha Kappa of Phi Kappa Tau. Spring Informal. 1934-03-23 

1

Stevens Hall Sport Dance. 1934-05-19 

1

Koeds Kidnap. Mortar Board Dance. 1934-11-17 

1

Mardi Gras. Stevens Hall Semi-Formal. 1936-12-04 

1

Stevens Hall Xmas Semi-Formal. 1937-12-10 

1

Stevens Hall Spring Semi-Formal (with Japanese-style fan). 1938-05-13 

1

Stevens Hall Semi-Formal. 1940-01-13 

1

Stevens Hall Spring Semi-Formal. 1940-05-17 

1

Varsity Ball. Intercollegiate Knights. 1940-12-14 

1

Winter Formal. Stevens Chalet. 1944-12-02 

1

Harvest Ball Semi-Formal. 1945-11-17 

1

Atomic Fantasy. Junior Class. 1946-04-13 

1

Pine Manor Spring Silhouettes. 1946-04-20 

1

Publications Ball. 1946-04-27 

1

Stevens Hall Heavenly Hideaway. 1946-05-04 

1

Harvest Ball Semi-Formal. All AG Club. 1946-11-23 

1

Ferry Hall Evergreen Dance. 1946-12-07 

1

A la Peppermint. Stevens Hall Christmas Semi-Formal. 1946-12-13 

1

Stevens Hall Winter Informal. 1947-01-25 

1

Sigma Tau Alpha Semi-Formal. 1947-03-01 

1

Alpha Chi Sigma Semi-Formal. 1947-03-29 

1

Senior Ball. 1947-05-17 

1

Port de la Mer. Homecoming Dance. (2) 1961-11-11 

1

Alpha Kappa of Phi Kappa Tau. Rose Formal. 1962-03-10 

1

Wish Upon a Star. Homecoming Dance. (2) 1964-10-31 

1

"A Secret I Will Now Impart, If You Look Within My Heart," undated 

1

Junior-Senior Prom, undated 

1

Senior Hall Informal, 19??-03-26 

1

Diplomas and Holders 

Box

Rodney B. Phillippay, 1931 

1

Helen Joyce Fleming, 1939 

1

Empty case, undated (pre 1960) 

1

Dormitories, Misc. Materials 

Box

Stevens Scholars. "Freshman Tassels" list, 1947-03-20 

1

Flyers and Handouts 

Box

"Let's Finish the Job! Wesley Foundation At W.S.C.: Student Religious and Social Center." Undated 

1

Graduation Tassels 

Box

1 Black; 1 Crimson and Grey. ca. 2005 

1

Guitar Picks 

Box

WSU Battle of the Bands, 2006-04-02 

1

Keychains 

Box

Washington State basketball, 2009 

1

GIESORC, 2011 

1

Marble Block 

Box

CUB reopening, 2008-09-02 

1

Military, Misc. 

Box

U.S. Army Training Detachment, Absence Permission, 1918 

1

Napkins 

Box

Merry Christmas, Stevens Hall. (2) ca. 1940s 

1

Patches 

Box

Cloth cougar head, undated 

1

'19' over 'W' letterman's letter, 1919 

1

Pennants 

Box

Wash. State. The State College of Washington. Pullman, Wash. Undated 

1

More pennants can be found in the oversized materials. 

1

Ribbons 

Box

Alumni Day, 1913 

1

Alumni Day, 1915 (2) 

1

Alumni Day, 1932 

1

Dad's Day, 1938 

1

25 Year Class of 1935, 1960 

1

Phi Kappa Phi, undated 

1

Shirts 

Box

T-shirt. Cry for China. 1989. 

1

Sweatshirt. 100k Centennial Run. 1990. 

1

T-shirt. Cougars United. Hurricane Relief. 2005. 

1

Stickers 

Box

Cougar head name badges. (5) ca. 1980s 

1

New Horizons: Washington State University Centennial 1890-1990. (2) 1990 

1

Bronze cougar statues. (1 sheet) ca. 2011 

1

Logo window stickers: "Go Cougs!" and "¡Vamos Cougs!" ca. 2015 

1

WSU Parents Association. Cougar head window stickers. Undated 

1

Wax Seal 

Box

State College of Washington. Undated 

1

Wristwatch. 

Box

Pasadena Rose Bowl. 1998. 

1

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Larger Materials 

Box

ASWSU Gavel, Box, and documentation. 1928. 

2

Centennial Mug, 1990 

3

Coach Leach Bobblehead, 2012 

3

Top Hat. Signed by Class of 1907. 

4

Leather bag. NCAA Basketball Tournament. 1984. 

5

The Crib, crafted in hammered copper. Undated. 

5

2 Plates. State College of Washington. North-South Hall; West Arch; Administration Building; Men's Gymnasium, Bryan Clock Tower, Butch. 1 printed in crimson, 1 in blue. Undated. 

5

Plate. Campus, Administration Building, Stevens Hall. Undated. 

5

Certificate addressed to President French titled "In Honor of Higher Education." First day of issue for "Higher Education" postage stamps. 1962-11-14. 

5

Plaques 

Box

WSC Shield 

6

Honor Roll. "These Men from Pine Manor died in Service of their Country – World War II" 

6

"Pine Manor Outstanding First Year Man," 1949-1963 

6
Box

Pillow, with signed tassels. Circa 1907. 

7

Silk scarf. 22.5" square; art depicts Washington State College football and fans. Undated. 

8

Pennants. 

Box

Campaign WSU 

8

Wash. State 

8

Washington State University 

8

WSU Cougars 

8
Box

Yardstick. Student Book Store. Circa 1980s. 

8

Band uniform. Circa 2000s. 

9

Beanie. Circa 1932. Owned by Heston O. Weyrich, class of 1936. Is on loan to LAO; in the display case there. 

10

Beanie. Circa 1946. Owned by Robert Moore, class of 1950. 

10

Beanie. Circa 1960. Likely owned by Patty Muir, class of 1965. 

10

Hat worn by President French's wife to football games. Made by Katherine of Spokane. Circa 1952-1966. 

11

Honorary Sweaters. 

Box

Spurs. Circa 1960s-1970s. 

12

Crimson Company (Omicron Delta Kappa). Circa 1940s. 

12

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