Stevens Hall Records 1894-1966
Archives 133

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Stevens Hall Records
ID
Archives 133
Date [inclusive]
1894-1966 1998-2002
General Physical Description note
approximate 420 items  2.25 linear feet  5 containers
Language
English
Abstract
Includes minutes of house meetings, correspondence, a song book, a handbook, the manuscript copy of the hall constitution, photographs, specifications of the building, reports, and various memorabilia.

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Agency History:

Stevens Hall, planned by the architectural firm of Stephens and Josephans, was built in 1895 to house women students. It was named in honor of Territorial Governor Isaac Stevens. The building has been utilized consistently as a women's dormitory since it was first occupied. Other campus activities have been temporarily accomodated there as well. For instance, the Music Department was housed in the basement and the Home Economics Department and Women's Physical Education activities were held in the playroom during the 1890's. Following the burning of Ferry Hall in 1897, men were housed temporarily on one floor of Stevens Hall. State conventions have often met in the drawing room, and distinguished guests have visited there, including Helen Keller and her teacher, Miss Sullivan (April, 1915). It has been a frequent tradition for daughters to succeed mothers as residents of Stevens Hall, one of the oldest buildings on the Washington State University campus.

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Arrangement note

The records of Stevens Hall, ranging from 1894 to 1966, bulk largest from 1917 to 1930; later additions range from 1998-2002. Originally arranged by dividing older and newer material, these records have been rearranged chronologically within functional groups. Predominantly the minutes of house meetings, these records also contain correspondence, a song book, a handbook, the manuscript copy of the hall constitution, photographs, specifications of the building, reports, and various memorabilia.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of Stevens Hall were transferred to Washington State University Libraries prior to 1980 (WSU 154). Additional records were tranferred to MASC by Sarah Viveiros in October, 2003 (UA2003-15).

Processing Information note

The records were processed in February, 1984 by Paul Green; additional records were added by Mark O'English in October, 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University--Buildings--Archives
  • Washington State University. Stevens Hall--Archives
  • Washington State University. Stevens Hall--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Dormitories--Washington (State)--Pullman--Archives
  • Photographs
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Minutes of Stevens Hall 

Box Folder

 1914-1917   1.0 item

1 1

 1917-1919   1.0 item

1 2

 1919-1920   1.0 item

1 3

 1920-1924   1.0 item

1 4

 1924-1926   1.0 item

1 5

 1928-1930   1.0 item

1 6

 1931-1932   46.0 items

1 7

 1933-1936   95.0 items

1 8

 1937-1940   75.0 items

1 9

 1956-1966   54.0 items

1 10

 1999-2000   25.0 items

1 11

 2001-2002   40.0 items

1 12

Minutes of the Welfare Board 1919-1921   1.0 item

2 13

Log of Events 1917-1937   1.0 item

2 14

Guest Book 1917-1935   1.0 item

2 15

Specifications for Stevens Hall 1894   1.0 item

2 16

Reports on Activities and Conditions in Stevens Hall 1907-1920   6.0 items

2 17

Handbooks and Songbook, ca. 1935-1955   3.0 items

2 18

Constitution, Forms, and Insignia Design, ca. 1909-1930   4.0 items

2 19

Photographs and Room Dedications, ca. 1919-1925   7.0 items

2 20

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Scrapbooks 

Box Folder

 1917-1930   1.0 item

3 21

 1938-1943   2 items (only one present, 10-30-08, MOE)

4 22

 1945-1948   1.0 item

5 23

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