Archives 337

Anthropology Department Architectural Drawings


Acquisition And Processing Information

The drawings had been held in College Hall, and were found in storage there in the fall of 2013 by Archaeological Collections Manager Diane Curewitz and donated to Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on November 27, 2013. They were retained in MASC as accession UA2013-15.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of items: 14 drawings

Number of containers: 2 folders

Linear feet of shelf space: 3.5

Organizational History

Washington State University's Anthropology Department dates to the 1954-1955 school year, though Anthropology classes had previously been offered in Sociology (Sociology and Anthropology would in fact occasionally merge or split, becoming one or two departments). Anthropology moved into College Hall prior to the 1984-1985 school year, and the building was partially renovated for them prior to the move. Previously Anthropology had been in a number of locations, notably Todd, Johnson (the museum only), Avery, and the former Pine Manor (this order is loosely chronological).

Collection Description

The collection consists of 14 sheets of architectural drawings, including some transparencies and negatives. Five sheets related to the Anthropology Storage Building (campus building 0358E) are standard architectural planning detailing floor, electricity, heating, etc. Nine sheets related to a College Hall renovation include one museum floor plan and then artistic representations of the museum, flint knapping lab, and west entrance.


The collection is maintained in two short series, first College Hall drawings, and then Anthropology Storage Building drawings.


The entirety of this collection is located in MASC's oversized maps cases.


This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright may apply.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Anthropology Department Architectural Drawings, 1980-1985 (Archives 337)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Container List

Item # Description
1 College Hall. Inc. museum, flint knapping lab, west entrance. Transparencies, drawings, negatives. Undated (ca. 1980-1984). 9 items.
2 Anthropology Storage Building. Architectural drawings. 1982-1985. 5 items.