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Archives 314
Architecture Department
Carpenter Hall Rededication
Records, 1991-1992

ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING INFORMATION

The materials in this collection were received at the Washington State University Librariesí Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on November 8th 1996 from WSU's Architecture Department and retained as UA96-14. The collection was processed in February, 2012 by PhD History student Shawna Herzog.

EXTENT/QUANTITY INFORMATION

Number of containers: 1 box
Linear feet of shelf space: .25

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

In 1991, WSU renovated its historic Carpenter Hall and rededicated it for the School of Architecture. Robert Weaver, the first head of the Architecture department, designed the original Mechanic Arts Building, which was constructed ca. 1915 (due to various restrictions, it was not fully completed until 1926). It received its current name in 1949, in honor of Hubert Vincent Carpenter, former Dean for the College of Mechanic Arts. In 1990, the university began renovations and held a rededication ceremony on April 25, 1992.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection was likely the personal files of Professor Robert Allen, event coordinator. It consists of documentation created in preparation for the rededication ceremony, including planning and the history of Carpenter Hall.

COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

The collection was rearranged into a subject-based organization, with documents relating to the planning of the rededication ceremony preceding items relating to the history of Carpenter Hall.

ACCESS

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

SUBJECTS

Washington State University. Carpenter Hall -- Archives
Washington State University -- Buildings -- History

PREFERRED CITATION

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Architecture Department Carpenter Hall Rededication Records, 1991-1992 (Archives 314)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

BoxItem Description
1 1 Rededication brochures, attendee lists, calendars, invitations, correspondence, 1991-1992
2 Building plan descriptions for exhibit by David Rash , 1991-1992
3 Historical programs, photos, information, 1915-1949 (photocopies)