Guide to the Stevens Hall Historical Questionnaires (1982-1984) and Photographs (1910-1979) 1910-1984
Archives 345

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington State University. Stevens Hall.
Title
Stevens Hall Historical Questionnaires (1982-1984) and Photographs (1910-1979)
ID
Archives 345
Date [inclusive]
1910-1984
Extent
2.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
.75 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Stevens Hall was constructed in 1895, and is the second oldest building remaining on the Washington State University campus. The collection consists primarily of 97 mailed questionnaires, filled out between 1982 and 1984 by former residents of Stevens Hall. The final four folders contain 28 Steven Hall photographs, dating from the 1910s-30s and 1960s-70s.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Stevens Hall Historical Questionnaires, 1982-1984 (Archives 345)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Stevens Hall was constructed in 1895, and is the second oldest building remaining on the Washington State University campus. It is commonly held to be the oldest college dormitory in continuous use in the western United States. It was built as a women's dormitory, and is still so used today.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists primarily of 97 mailed questionnaires, filled out between 1982 and 1984 by former residents of Stevens Hall. The questionnaires cover aspects of their lives and memories from when they lived in Stevens Hall. Additionally, the first folder contains a good quality copy of the survey, a university history timeline, and a few pages from what appears to have been a summary document from the surveys. The final four folders contain 28 Steven Hall photographs, dating from the 1910s-30s and 1960s-70s.

It should be noted that the students conducting the project describe these as "oral histories." The term is misleading - no oral interviews were conducted and all materials were print only.

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Arrangement note

The collection is organized chronologically, based on when the interviewees lived in Stevens Hall. While each respondent's survey is individually foldered, they are listed here solely by date. Some historical documents and photographs can be found at the collection's front and back, respectively.

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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, as no permissions for reproduction were gathered with the surveys.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The materials in this collection were transferred to Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on April 20th, 2014 by Margaret Kreder of Stevens Hall. They were retained as UA2014-08.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in April 2014 by University Archivist Mark O'English.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Some Stevens Hall records are held in MASC as: Stevens Hall Records 1894-1966, 1998-2002 Archives 133.

Additional student goverment records and scrapbooks remain in the hall.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Buildings -- Archives.
  • Washington State University. Stevens Hall -- Records and correspondence.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Dormitories -- Washington (State) -- Pullman.
  • Student Life
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

 

Box Folder

History Materials: Original survey; university timeline; a few pages from a summary document. 

1 1

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Questionnaires, listed by year entered Hall 

Box Folder

1900s 

1 2

1910s 

1 3-6

1920s 

1 7-28

1930s 

1 29-50

1940s 

1 51-68

1950s 

1-2 69-78

1960s 

2 79-96

1970s 

2 97-98

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Photographs 

Box Folder

1910s-1930s 

2 99

1960s 

2 100

1970s 

2 101

Anna Hoig (housemother) 

2 102

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