Guide to the Office of the Registrar Admission Card File 1899-1949
Archives 240

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Office of the Registrar Admission Card File
ID
Archives 240
Date [inclusive]
1899-1949
Extent
32.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
24 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Admissions cards for students admitted into Washington State College between 1899 and 1949.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Registrar Admission Card File, 1899-1949 (Archives 240)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Washington State University was founded as the Washington Agricultural College and School of Science in 1890, and became the State College of Washington (colloquially Washington State College) in 1905. It enrolled its first students and began instruction in January of 1892. During its early years the school offered both college courses and non-college courses, the most common non-college program was the Preparatory School, later the Elementary School or Elementary Science program, which was the equivalent of today's high school education.

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for handling student records; the role of the registrar dates to the earliest days of the campus, though the first registrar also served a secretarial role. Today it's responsible for virtually all non-medical student data.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists solely of admissions cards for students accepted into Washington State College (also as Washington Agricultural College and School of Science), or its preparatory non-collegiate programs, during the years 1899 to 1949. Information on the cards varies from year to year, but can include: student full name, date of admission, WSU ID number, home address, name and employment of parent, prior schooling, veteran status, intended course of study, and what courses the student took in high school (or other schooling) and their rank or GPA there.

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Arrangement note

The cards are in a standard alphabetical order, by student last name, first name, middle name.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2017

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Use note

Restricted! This collection contains private student information and is subject to relevant privacy laws. Any access will be at the discretion of the archivist, and will be limited to a single student’s information. Collection materials may not be photographed, scanned, or otherwise duplicated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The materials in this collection were transferred to the Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) by Mary Gunn of the Office of the Registrar on March 18, 1992, and retained as UA 1992-11.

Processing Information note

The collection was processed circa 1999-2000. Materials were reboxed but otherwise retained in the same order and condition that they were received in.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Administration
  • Washington State University -- Office of the Registrar -- Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities.
  • Universities and colleges -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Administration
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box

Aae-Ar 

1

As-Bei 

2

Bel-Bow 

3

Box-Burm 

4

Burn-Chow 

5

Chr-Cow 

6

Cox-Dep 

7

Der-Eek 

8

Eel-Fix 

9

Fla-Gex 

10

Gh-Gun 

11

Gup-Haw 

12

Hay-Hol 

13

Hom-Jay 

14

Je-Kell 

15

Kels-Ky 

16

La-Lind 

17

Line-McF 

18

McF-Martin 

19

Martina-Mog 

20

Moh-Nes 

21

Net-Pap 

22

Paq-Ply 

23

Poa-Rhy 

24

Ri-Rz 

25

Sa-Shap 

26

Shar-Sny 

27

So-Sul 

28

Sum-Tre 

29

Tri-War 

30

Was-Williams 

31

Williamson-Zylkstra 

32