Guide to the Washington State University Football Scrapbooks 1912-2000
Archives 306

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Burks, Robert
Title
Washington State University Football Scrapbooks
ID
Archives 306
Date [inclusive]
1912-2000
Extent
9.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
5 Linear feet of shelf space
Location note
Language
English
Abstract
Attorney Robert "Bob" Burks, Washington State College class of 1954, a lifetime Washington State Cougar football fan, began collecting clippings and photos as a child, compiling scrapbooks of them. The collection consists of 10 scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings of both articles and photographs, as well as clippings from programs and other promotional material.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Washington State University Football Scrapbooks, 1912-2000 (UA 306)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

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.

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Biographical/Historical note

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.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of 10 scrapbooks, held in 9 boxes, containing newspaper and magazine clippings of both articles and photographs, as well as clippings from programs and other promotional material. One scrapbook deals with Rose Bowls and not WSU, and that scrapbook is filed at the end.

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Arrangement note

The scrapbooks are filed in chronological order. One scrapbook deals with Rose Bowls and not WSU, and that scrapbook is filed at the end.

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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

Most materials are subject to copyright.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

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.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by University Archivist Mark O'English in May 2011.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Football -- History

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Football -- Washington (State) -- Pullman
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box

1912-1943 

1

1945-1964 

2

1964-1970 

3

1971-1975 

4

1976-1980 

5

1981-1986 

6

1986-1989 

7

1990-1993; 2000 

8

Rose Bowls, 1969-1980 

9