Guide to the Beasley Coliseum Event Recordings 1980-1993
Archives 286

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Beasley Coliseum Event Recordings
ID
Archives 286
Date [inclusive]
1980-1993
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
1 Linear foot of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of reel-to-reel audio recordings of presentations held at Washington State University's Beasley Coliseum.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Beasley Coliseum Event Recordings, 1980-1993 (UA 286)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Beasley Coliseum was completed in 1973. It both serves as the University's primary indoor sports venue and hosts presentations by visiting speakers and theatrical groups, as well as hosting campus functions such as convocations and lectures.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of reel-to-reel audio recordings of presentations held at Beasley Coliseum. The collection is far from comprehensive, but does include notable figures such as two time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, and former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Also of particular interest are a number of noted journalism figures from WSU's annual Murrow Symposium. Not all tracks on all tapes have been recorded on, while other tracks contain multiple presentations and some recordings continue, or are duplicated on, subsequent tracks. Blank tracks are not noted on the contents listings below.

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Arrangement note

The collection is listed in a loose chronological order (necessarily 'loose' as most tapes include multiple presentations, each from different dates), with the two standard format tapes preceding the four track tapes.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

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

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

These recordings were uncovered in a closet in Beasley Coliseum, and were transferred to MASC by the Coliseum's Russ Driver on September 25th, 2009, where they were retained as UA2009-15.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by University Archivist Mark O'English in November, 2009.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Beasley Coliseum.

Personal Name(s)

  • Burke, James, 1936-
  • Bustad, Leo K.
  • Davis, Angela
  • Garner, Mike Larry
  • Kalb, Bernard
  • Kuralt, Charles, 1934-1997
  • Murrow, Edward R. -- Congresses.
  • Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994
  • Plimpton, George
  • Powell, Jody, 1943-2009
  • Price, Vincent, 1911-1993
  • Proxmire, William
  • Ray, Dixy Lee
  • Redford, Robert
  • Roddenberry, Gene
  • Ruckelshaus, William Doyle, 1932-
  • Sawyer, Diane, 1945-
  • Sikes, Alfred C.
  • Smith, Samuel Howard
  • Steinem, Gloria
  • Vanocur, Sander
  • Wilson, Harold

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Lectures and lecturing.
  • Speeches, addresses, etc.
  • Washington (State)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

While the first two tapes are in the most common reel-to-reel format, tapes 3 to 12 are four track reels, often recorded at unusual speeds. Due to these odd formats, most of these cannot be played on standard reel-to-reel machines. MASC received an Otari MX5050 BQII recorder with these tapes which can play the majority of them, but any reproduction of these will likely involve conversion to another format.

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General note

While the first two tapes are in the most common reel-to-reel format, tapes 3 to 12 are four track reels, often recorded at unusual speeds. Due to these odd formats, most of these cannot be played on standard reel-to-reel machines. MASC received an Otari MX5050 BQII recorder with these tapes which can play the majority of them, but any reproduction of these will likely involve conversion to another format.

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Collection Inventory

Standard Reel-to-Reel Audio Tapes 

Reel track

President's Convocation 1981 

1

Gene Roddenberry (this appears to be the end of a Roddenberry talk, with a recording of the Star Trek pilot "The Cage") undated 

2

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Four-Track Reel-to-Reel Audio Tapes 

Reel track

Jody Powell, Murrow Symposium 1986 April 1 

3 1

Vincent Price in Diversions and Delights (includes program) 1980 October 15 

3 2, 4

Robert Redford, President's Convocation 1981 

4 1

Diane Sawyer, Murrow Symposium 1983 April 22 

4 2

Linus Pauling, Haarmann and Reimer Distinguished Lecture 1983 April 25-26 

4 2, 4

Gloria Steinem undated 

4 3

Angela Davis 1984 January 14 

4 4

Crimson Company, Mom's Weekend, Saturday Matinee ("Echoes 84") 1984 

5 1-4

Dixie Lee Ray, Commencement 1987 

6 1

George Plimpton undated 

6 2

Sander Vanocur, Murrow Symposium (includes program) 1984 April 19 

6 3

Grease 1983 

6 4

James Burke 1987 October 07 

7 1

Sam Smith, Inauguration 1985 

7 2

Leo K Bustad undated 

7 3

President's Convocation 1986 

7 4

Bernard Kalb, Murrow Symposium 1987 April 06 

8 1

William D. Ruckelshaus, Commencement 1987 May 09 

8 2

Mike Larry Garner 1993 May 08 

8 2

Harold Wilson 1987 April 08 

8 3

Boise Opera and Washington-Idaho Symphony (includes program) 1989 September 23 

9 1

Dr. Wilson, President's Convocation 1990 September 27 

10 1

William Proxmire 1990 December 06 

10 2

Martin Luther King Program 1991 January 14 

10 3

Murrow Symposium 1991 January 21 

10 4

Gubernatorial Candidates, President's Convocation (includes program) 1992 October 15 

11 1

Alfred Sikes, Murrow Symposium (includes program) 1992 April 24 

12 1

Charles Kuralt, Murrow Symposium (includes program) 1993 April 01 

12 3

President's Convocation 1993 

12 2

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