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Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
(509) 335-6691

Archives 290
Washington State College Research Council
Records, 1932-1955


The papers of History professor George Frykman (MS1991-42) and records from the History Department (UA1991-08) were both donated by Dr. Frykman in 1991 and jointly processed by Lee Ann Hall in 2010. The majority of the papers were processed as the George A. Frykman Papers, 1906-1994 / bulk 1950-1990 (Cage 747), and the Washington State Research Council Records were separated out at that time and described by University Archivist Mark O'English.


Number of containers: 1 box
Linear feet of shelf space: .5


In 1922, President E.O. Holland presented to the Board of Regents a recommendation for the creation of the Washington State College Research Council (WSCRC) as an advisory body in anticipation of the school's extension of graduate work to offering Ph.D.s. Article 1, Section 2 of the WSCRC's Constitution states that "the object of the Research Council shall be to encourage original investigation in science, pure and applied; by meeting for the discussion of scientific subjects; by arranging for and encouraging the publication of usch scientific matter as may be deemed desirable; by obtaining grants and fellowships for members of the council or other members of the college; by building up a graduate school; by granting the privelege of membership to such students as have given special promise of future scientific achievement; by favoring the appointment to and promotion of men on the faculty on the basis of their research ability as well as on their training and experience in teaching."


The collection is organized chronologically. The majority of the collection consists of membership rosters, meeting announcements, meeting agendas, and meeting minutes. In a few cases quantities of additional materials are included and those are generally foldered and titled separately.


This collection is open and available for research use.


The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Washington State College Research Council Records, 1932-1955
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Box Folder Subjects
11WSCRC Constitutions, 1932-1951.
2WSCRC, 1933.
3WSCRC, 1934.
4WSCRC, 1935.
5WSCRC, 1936.
6WSCRC, 1937.
7WSCRC, 1938.
8WSCRC, 1939.
9WSCRC, 1940.
10WSCRC, 1941.
11WSCRC, 1942.
12WSCRC, 1943.
13WSCRC, 1944.
14WSCRC, 1945.
15WSCRC, 1946.
16WSCRC, 1947.
17WSCRC Member Survey, 1947.
18WSCRC, 1948.
19WSCRC, 1949.
20WSCRC, 1950.
21WSCRC Election Ballots, 1950.
22WSCRC, 1951.
23WSCRC, 1952.
24WSCRC, 1953.
25WSCRC, 1954.
26WSCRC, 1955.