Guide to the Washington State College Audio Recordings 1937-1947
Archives 341

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Washington State College Audio Recordings
ID
Archives 341
Date [inclusive]
1937-1947
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
1.5 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of five recorded albums of materials significant to Washington State College.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Washington State College Audio Recordings, 1937-1947 (Archives 341)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Washington State University as an institution dates to 1890, when it was authorized by the newly-formed State of Washington.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of five recorded albums of materials significant to Washington State College. Beyond format and their all being found together on shelf, most of the items bear no relationship to each other.

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Arrangement note

The albums are stored flat. The only ordering is due to size, for ease in storing and protecting the collection.

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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

Copyright restrictions apply.

Accruals note

Additional recorded albums relevant to Washington State University history may be added to this collection in the future.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

These records were discovered tucked away on MASC shelving in June of 2015; they had been received in MASC sometime in July of 1979 or earlier, but no record of their provenance otherwise exists.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in June, 2015 by University Archivist Mark O'English.

Existence and Location of Copies note

In 1979, these were recorded onto audio cassettes, which were them placed in MASC as CT (Cassette Tape) collections. They are held as CT 6, CT7, CT8, and CT9. Some of these may have since been digitized. The "Cougar Pep Songs" noted above is held there as CT5.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

One additional album, Cougar Pep Songs, 1934, was found with these other recordings and moved to WSU Publications 113 (Music: Songbooks and Records). Other albums of WSC music may be found there as well.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State College -- Archives
  • Washington State University -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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General note

Important: Certain older formats of albums (shellac, or early vinyl) can be damaged by modern diamond needles, and these albums should be evaluated before attempting to play them.

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Collection Inventory

Box album

"Ohio Story: The House on College Ave." A biography of the Compton family, including WSC President Wilson Compton. Cleveland Recording Company, 1947-06-06. 15 minutes. 16" diameter 33 RPM album. 

1 1

Side 1: "Should I Go to College." Radio Address by WSC President E.O. Holland. KHQ-KGA, Spokane, WA, 1940. 15 minutes. Side 2: WSC Commencement Address, E.O. Holland. 1941-06-09. 11 minutes. 16" diameter 33 RPM album. Playing starts on the inside and goes outwards. 

1 2

WSC Commencement Addresses, Governor Clarence D. Martin (11 minutes) and WSC President Emeritus E.A. Bryan (8 minutes). 1937-06-14. 3 12" diameter albums. 

1 3-5