Stimson Hall Records 1923-1976
Archives 134

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Stimson Hall Records
ID
Archives 134
Date [inclusive]
1923-1976
General Physical Description note
approximate 953 items  4 linear feet  7 containers
Language
English
Abstract
The records consist of minutes, publications, newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, rosters, applications, photographs, song sheets, guest registers, and memorabilia.

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Organizational History:

Stimson Hall, named after Fred S. Stimson, a member of the Board of Regents, opened its doors in the fall of 1922. Except for a brief period during the Second World War, Stimson has always been a men's dormitory. The formal organization of the dormitory consists of three groups: the Montezuma Club, the main governing body; the Stimson Senate, an honorary society; and the Stimson Sponsors, who act as student advisors.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of Stimson Hall date from 1924 to 1976. The records were originally divided into five series: Publications, Stimson Senate, Montezuma Club, Alumni and Other Papers, and Oversize Materials. For the most part, this arrangement has been retained. However, in a few instances, folders were moved within record series so that they filled obvious gaps in logical sequences. The records consist of minutes, publications, newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, rosters, applications, photographs, song sheets, guest registers, and 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 Stimson Hall were transferred to Washington State University Libraries by Norman B. King, Stimson's Head Resident (1971-1973), in August 1973 (WSU 155). Concern for the preservation of these records was generated by the celebration of Stimson's fiftieth anniversary amidst discussion on campus for the elimination of Stimson as a dormitory or as a building put to other use. An additional deposit was made in January 1977 (UA 77-1) by Jim Allen, Stimson's President (1976-1977).

Processing Information note

The records were processed in February 1984 by Paul Green.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Montezuma Club (Pullman, Wash.)--Records and correspondence
  • State College of Washington. Stimson Hall.
  • Washington State University--Buildings--Archives
  • Washington State University. Stimson Hall--Archives
  • Washington State University. Stimson Hall--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

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

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Collection Inventory

 I Oversize 

Oversize

Senate Scrapbook 1926-1932   1.0 item

1

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 II Publications 

Box Folder

Montezuma Club Handbooks, ca. 1950-1975   5.0 items

1 2

The Senate Roll Call 1932-1952   9.0 items

1 3

Stimson Hall 1958   1.0 item

1 4

The Stimson Howl 1946-1976   192.0 items

1 5-10

President's Manual 1973   1.0 item

1 11

Stimson Roster and Stimson Hall Course Roster 1972-1973   5.0 items

1 12

Candidate Information Sheets and Sponsor's Group Constitution, ca. 1959-1971   4.0 items

1 13

Miscellaneous Publications, ca. 1969-1971   5.0 items

1 14

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 II Stimson Senate 

Box Folder

Minutes of the Stimson Hall Senate 1924-1970   105.0 items

1 15-25

Applications for Membership, Pledge Ceremony Procedures, and Information Sheets 1957-1969   56.0 items

1 26

General file, ca. 1960-1970   9.0 items

1 27

Honoraries, ca. 1940   19.0 items

1 28

Membership Certificates and Meeting Signs, ca. 1960-1970   6.0 items

1 29

Senate Alumni, ca. 1931-1948   4.0 items

1 30

Senate Banquet Committee Reports 1929-1934   8.0 items

1 31

Senate Constitution and Statements of Purpose, ca. 1962   10.0 items

1 32

Senate Correspondence 1946-1969   54.0 items

1 33

Senate Court 1934   4.0 items

1 34

Senate Membership Rolls 1950-1969   43.0 items

1 35

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 III Montezuma Club 

Box Folder

Minutes of the Montezuma Club [and House Council] 1923-1972   35.0 items

2 36-49

Account Book 1940-1969   1.0 item

2 50

Accounts 1953-1959   67.0 items

2 51

Activities 1933-1958   2.0 items

2 52-53

Activity Calendar 1976   1.0 item

2 54

Alumni Register n.d.   1.0 item

2 55

Christmas Cards n.d.   6.0 items

2 56

Commissary 1956-1961   7.0 items

2 57

Committees 1971-1974   4.0 items

2 58

Constitution of the Montezuma Club 1973   5.0 items

2 59

Construction Site 1972-1973   10.0 items

2 60

Correspondence 1976   2.0 items

2 61

Fiftieth Anniversary 1972   36.0 items

2 62

Memoranda and Policy Statements 1968-1973   69.0 items

2 63

Newspaper Clippings 1956-1972   48.0 items

3 64

Photographs, ca. 1960-1973   22.0 items

3 65

Room Assignments, ca. 1970   13.0 items

3 66

Semester Reports 1949-1972   62.0 items

3 67-68

Song Sheets n.d.   6.0 items

3 69

Senate Members, [approximately 1,000 3x5 cards], ca. 1924-1965   1.0 item

4 70

Guest Register 1948-1966   3.0 items

4 71-73

Senate Roll Call Masthead and Dies n.d.   5.0 items

4 74

Pledge Pins n.d.   2.0 items

4 75

Identification Tags n.d.   1.0 item

4 76
Box

Montezuma Club Senate Roster 1926-1931   1.0 item

7

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 IV Glee Club Music Sheets 

Box
5-6

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