Archives 1982-23

WSU News Bureau

Scrapbooks, 1959-1978

Acquisition and Processing Information

The scrapbooks in this collection were transferred to Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on August 31st, 1982 by Dick Fry of the WSU News Bureau. They were retained as UA1982-23 and processed in July 2014 by University Archivist Mark O'English.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of containers: 30 scrapbooks

Linear feet of shelf space: 10.5

Organizational History

WSU News is the central news office for Washington State University. The roots of the department date to 1907, when students with newspaper experience began sending news to northwest press on a volunteer basis. This informal start evolved into the Office of Publication, and in 1946 the College News Bureau was split off from that. WSU News and its predecessors have had varied responsibilities and ties over the years. During the earliest years of its existence the Office of Publication was loosely associated with the college’s journalism program. During World War II it acquired responsibility for the college’s alumni newsletter (the PowWow) and the athletic news service, though those were returned to their original departments following the war.

Collection Description

The collection consists of thirty large (25 inches x 20 inches) scrapbooks, each approximately 600 pages. They were collected by the WSU News Bureau as a research file, and are constructed of newspaper clippings relating to Washington State University's activities. The newspaper clippings are primarily from the northwest, but some articles are from much further afield.

Due to the age of the clippings and the glue used in pasting them into the scrapbooks, many of the clippings are coming loose. Care should be used in moving and in opening these volumes. As time allows, consideration should be given to reboxing them.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is organized chronologically. Most of the collection forms one series of consecutive books, but two scrapbooks (in the 1975-1976 years) are sports only and overlap the others, and one set of unbound materials properly belongs in the middle of another bound book. In those cases, the scrapbooks were interfiled by starting date.

Access

The entirety of this collection is open and available for use. Copyright restrictions apply.

Internal Use: Location Note

Though fully processed, due to its size this collection is being retained in the accessions, UA 1982-23 at internal location 2-35-02-4. Do be aware that due to the size of the scrapbooks they take up both front and back of a given shelf. When the University Archives are processed to that location, this collection should be relabeled with the appropriate Archives number.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
WSU News Bureau Scrapbooks, 1959-1978 (Unprocessed Archives 1982-23)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Container List

Book Contents
1 Sept. 1959 - May 1961
2 Unbound. Mar. 1960 - Oct. 1960
3 June 1961 - Sept. 1962
4 Sept. 1962 - Sept. 1963
5 Sept. 1963 - Sept. 1964
6 Sept. 1964 - April 1965
7 April 1965 - Dec. 1965
8 Dec. 1965 - Sept. 1966
9 Sept. 1966 - April 1967
10 April 1967 - Jan. 1968
11 Jan. 1968 - Oct. 1968
12 Oct. 1968 - Mar. 1969
13 Mar. 1969 - Nov. 1969
14 Nov. 1969 - June 1970
15 June 1970 - Dec. 1970
16 Dec. 1970 - Sept. 1971
17 Sept. 1971 - Mar. 1972
18 Apr. 1972 - Oct. 1972
19 Nov. 1972 - Apr. 1973
20 Apr. 1973 - Dec. 1973
21 Jan. 1974 - July 1974
22 July 1974 - Dec. 1974
23 Jan. 1975 - Sept. 1975
24 Sports only. Jan. 1975 - Nov. 1975
25 Sept. 1975 - Oct. 1976
26 Sports only. Oct. 1975 - May 1976
27 May 1976 - Mar. 1977
28 Apr. 1977 - Nov. 1977
29 Nov. 1977 - Jul. 1978
30 Unbound. Jul. 1978 - Dec. 1978