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Bob Burks
Washington State University Football
Scrapbooks, 1912-2000

ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING INFORMATION

This collection was donated to the Washington State University (WSU) Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on May 6th, 2011 by Bruce Burks of Bellevue, WA. His father, Bob Burks, originally compiled the scrapbooks. The collection was received as accession UA2011-06 and immediately processed by University Archivist Mark O'English.

EXTENT/QUANTITY INFORMATION

Number of containers: 9 boxes
Linear feet of shelf space: 5

BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

Attorney Robert "Bob" Burks, Washington State College class of 1954, was a lifetime Washington State Cougar football fan (his father was a center for the Cougars in 1923). Burks began collecting clippings and photos as a child, and continued doing so all his life, compiling scrapbooks of them. In 1980, Richard Fry's book on WSU sports history, The Crimson and the Gray: 100 Years with the WSU Cougars describes Bob Burks on pages 274-275 as "hands down" WSU's number one football fan. Burks passed away in Bellevue, Washington on July 10th, 2009.

Football at Washington State University (then the Washington State Agricultural College) dates back to November 17th, 1894. The sport has been played each year since, excepting 1942-1943, when it was canceled because of World War II.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT

The collection consists of 10 scrapbooks held in 9 boxes, and they're filed in chronological order. One scrapbook deals with Rose Bowls and not WSU, and that scrapbook is filed at the end.

The 10 scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings of both articles and photographs, as well as clippings from programs and other promotional material.

ACCESS

This collection is open and available for research use. Most materials are subject to copyright.

PREFERRED CITATION

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Washington State University Football Scrapbooks, 1912-2000 (UA 306)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Box Coverage
11912-1943
21945-1964
31964-1970
41971-1975
51976-1980
61981-1986
71986-1989
81990-1993; 2000
9Rose Bowls, 1969-1980