News and Information Service Records 1947-1994
Archives 226

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
News and Information Service Records
ID
Archives 226
Date
1947-1994
Extent
14.0 containers
General Physical Description note
14 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Contains information files about individuals who have worked for Washington State University, sports and news releases for each year that extensively cover athletic-oriented activities, workshops, conferences, organizational groups, concert series, committees, speeches, theatrical productions, referendums, initiatives, as well as correspondence files and back-to-school stories.

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Organizational History:

The organizational role of the Washington State University News and Information Service, sometime known by its former name of News Bureau, was to provide media agencies with informational stories concerning all aspects of university activities. These activities involve students, faculty, and staff that have contributed newsworthy accomplishments while connected with Washington State University. The activities are divided into general sports and news releases. A number of university-related activities are covered by the WSU News Bureau. These include information files about individuals who have worked for Washington State University, sports and news releases for each year that extensively cover athletic-oriented activities, workshops, conferences, organizational groups, concert series, committees, speeches, theatrical productions, referendums, initiatives, as well as correspondence files and back-to-school stories. Over the years there have been a large number of editors of this organization: Alice Webb (1920s), Herbert Jenkins (1930s), Maynard Hicks (1940s & 1950s), Dennis Morrison (1950s & 1960s), and Richard Fry (1970s & 1980s). Since the 1980s, the director has been Barbara Petura, with Al Ruddy, Sue Hinz and others serving as writers and editors. Other records are located at the WSU Libraries as record group Archives 65, WSU News Bureau releases from 1918 to 1977 and WSU 115, news releases from the early 1920s, located with University Publications. Archives 333 is a subsequent colleciton of WSU News Subject files.

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Arrangement note

The majority of the materials in this collection are press releases produced by Washington State University, and related documents or articles collected by WSUNews and Information. A relatively small number of photographs can be found in this collection as well, interfiled with the relevant print materials.

The collection is broken into four series of materials. Series 1, the WSU biographical / personnel files, is arranged alphabetically by last name and covers a broad range of years (1940s-1990s). These are effectively vertical files, wherein press releases and other documents relating to individuals have been kept. Series 2 is sports press releases and news releases, are these arranged chronologically and can be accessed by the month and year of their initial release to the public. Each year is represented by a series of folders that denote which month of that year the releases were from. Within each monthly folder, the specific releases for each date are arranged chronologically. In regards to the releases from the 1950's, 1960's, and early 1970's, they are referenced according to whether or not they were miscellaneous or assorted, because there is not a consistent run of dates from those periods. The comprehensive "index to releases" subsection of this series lists, in chronological order, the succession of releases found in the monthly folders. Series 3 is approximately one half a box of departmental correspondence, covering 1969-1979. The fourth and final series of materials are subject files, an assortment of papers and releases in relation to various student and faculty groups at the university as well as information concerning speeches, concerts, plays, committees, workshops, conferences, and institutes that took place at Washington State University. These are arranged alphabetically by topic.

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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

Assorted News Bureau Files (ca. 1955- ca. 1995) Records and papers of the Washington State University News and Information Office were transferred to the University Libraries on many occasions. In 1996 much material was drawn together, appraised and arranged, amalgamating documents that had been identified by accession codes UA82-06, 82-10, 85-50, 86-11, 86-22, 87-24, 88-06, 88-16, 88-21, 88-25, 88-33, 89-09, 89-24, 90-28, 91-12, 91-24, 91-28, 92-12, 92-25, 93-10, 94-20, 95-15, 97-01, 97-08, and 98-10.

Processing Information note

The papers were processed by Scott Stratton, June-July, 1996. A few small sets of additional materials from the same source and timeframe were interfiled shortly thereafter.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. News Bureau.
  • State College of Washington. Office of News and Information Services
  • Washington State University--History--Archival resources
  • Washington State University. News Bureau--Records and correspondence
  • Washington State University. Office of News and information Services--Archives
  • Washington State University. Office of News and Information Services--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Journalism
  • Universities and colleges--Public relations--Archival resources
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Biographical and Personnel Files for faculty, staff, and students 

Box

A - Carter 

1

Cass - Gable 

2

Gagnon - Holley 

3

Holmes - Loposer 

4

Lord - Prisk 

5

Proctor - Wicklund 

6

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Series 2: News Releases and Sports Releases 

Box

January 1978 - June 1978 

6

July 1978 - December 1979 

7

January 1980 - September 1981 

8

October 1981 - November 1983 

9

December 1983 - December 1985 

10

January 1986 - December 1986 

11

News Releases, 1956-1980, 1987-1988, undated 

11

Index to Releases, 1956-1967 

11

Index to Releases, 1968-1983 

12

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Series 3: Departmental Correspondence 

Box

1969-1979 

12

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Series 4: Subject Files 

Box

Agawards, 1950-1959 

12

Agawards, 1961-1970 

12

Alcoa Awards, 1965-1971 

12

Aquatic Art Festival, 1966 

12

ASEE Conference, 1966 

12

Athletic broadcasting rights, 1969 

12

Ashby reception, 1990-1991 

12

Awards, misc, 1962-1982 

12

Back-to-school stories, 1968, 1981-1983, 1988 

12

Bryan Hall concert series, 1983 

13

Campus unrest reports, 1969 

13

Carbon dating conference, 1965 

13

Centennial arch, 1989-1990 

13

Chicano Mobile Institute, 1972 

13

Christmas vespers, 1954-1981 

13

Civil defense, 1955-1980 

13

College Bowl, 1980 

13

The Commedians, 1970-1981 

13

Committees at WSU, 1960-1983 

13

Concerts at WSU, 1974-1983 

13

Crimson and Gray Day, 1991 

13

Engineering awards, 1958-1982 

13

Flood, Pullman, 1972 

13

FFA (Future Farmers of America), 1978-1986 

13

Gala / Showcase on the Arts, 1993 

13

High School Summer Camp, 1961-1985 

13

Hydraulics conference, 1969-1971 

13

Industrial Waste Conference, 1956-1970 

13

Institute for County Commissioners, 1965 

13

Institute in Librarianship, 1965-1970 

13

Institute of Technology, 1950-1965 

13

JESSI (Junior Engineers and Scientists Summer Institute), 1960-1965 

13

Job Fair, 1977 

13

Library dedication: Holland Addition, 1994 

13

Lifetime Sports Clinic, 1968 

13

Light Metals Utilization and Fabrication Conference, 1955 

13

Mademoiselle magazine board, 1947-1954 

13

McEachern-Boesendorfer series, 1982-1983 

13

Musica Viva, 1977-1979 

13

National Defense Graduate Fellowship, 1961-1962 

13

National Science Foundation, 1968-1979 

13

National Shakespeare Company, 1974-1976 

13

NDEA Counseling & Guidance Institute, 1962-1968 

13

NDEA Institute in Speech, 1967-1968 

13

Northwestern Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man, 1970 

13

PNW Conference on Higher Education, 1957-1958 

13

PNW Plastic Conference, 1970-1972 

13

Palouse Empire Concert Series, 1967-1980 

13

Peace Corps, 1962-1981 

13

Philadelphia String Quartet, 1966-1983 

13

Poultry Science Association, 1975 

13

Pullman Community Theatre, 1969-1972 

14

Question Center, 1977-1979 

14

Racism Workshops, 1970-1971 

14

Referendums & Initiatives, 1950-1966 

14

Regents Meetings, 1963-1982 

14

Renaissance Conference, 1967 

14

The Ritz (WSU Choral Company), 1979-1983 

14

Scholars Convocation, 1962-1970 

14

Speakers & Speeches, 1966-1979 

14

Student Strike, 1970 

14

Thermal Power Conference, 1970-1978 

14

Transit system and Van pools, 1973-1985 

14

Turnkey Apartments, 1975-1977 

14

University Black Theatre Ensemble, 1975-1976 

14

USDA Wenatchee facility, 1976 

14

Vet Med photos, undated 

14

Washington Association of Civil Defense Directors, 1971 

14

Washington State Grange Convention, 1960-1969 

14

Webster Hall dedication, 1994 

14

Well Drillers' Association, 1966-1971 

14

Woodrow Wilson Fellowships, 1961-1971 

14

World Affairs Institute, 1965-1971 

14

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