Guide to the Washington State College Graduation Certificates 1896-1908
Archives 347

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
State College of Washington
Title
Washington State College Graduation Certificates
ID
Archives 347
Date [inclusive]
1896-1908
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
2.25 Linear feet of shelf space
Dimensions note
Most of the diplomas are approximately 16 inches tall by 21 inches wide.
Language
English
Abstract
Washington State Agricultural College and School of Science (later State College of Washington, later Washington State University) was authorized in 1890 and began teaching classes in January of 1892. The collection consists of 93 individual graduation certificates from Washington State University, then under earlier institutional names including Washington State College (or the State College of Washington), and the Washington State Agricultural College and School of Science. The majority of the certificates are from programs not considered to be college-level degrees. It seems likely that all the sub-college certificates comprised the original set of materials, and the three college level certificates may have been later additions to these materials.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Washington State College Graduation Certificates, 1896-1908 (Archives 347)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Washington State Agricultural College and School of Science (later State College of Washington, later Washington State University) was authorized in 1890 and began teaching classes in January of 1892. For its first couple decades, the college offered both college-level programs and below college-level programs, the equivalent of today's high-school work (when the college began, no more than six four-year high school existed in Washington). The primary non-college program was the Preparatory School, retitled in 1905 as the Elementary School, later the Department of Elementary Science. Program enrollment slowly decreased once high schools became more commonplace, grew briefly again just after World War I, and the began decreasing again until the program was finally permanently discontinued after the 1925-1926 school year. Several other lower-level programs had existed beside their college-level counterparts, including agriculture, artisanship, and business.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of 93 individual graduation certificates from Washington State University, then under earlier institutional names including Washington State College (or the State College of Washington), and the Washington State Agricultural College and School of Science. The majority of the certificates are from programs not considered to be college-level degrees. It seems likely that all the sub-college certificates comprised the original set of materials, and the three college level certificates may have been later additions to these materials.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in two series. The first three items are actual college diplomas, in chronological order. The remainder of the items are the lower level diplomas, with the non-preparatory/elementary school certificates preceding the preparatory/elementary school ones. Within each sub-series, certificates are ordered by year of issue, and then alphabetically by last name of the recipient.

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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.

Accruals note

In the future, other "loose" graduation certificates may be added to this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The materials in this collection were transferred to Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) from an unknown source sometime prior to 2001.

Processing Information note

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington -- Degrees
  • State College of Washington -- Students

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Degrees, Academic -- Washington (State)
  • Education, Higher -- Washington (State)
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: College Level Degrees 

Doolittle, Harold James Degree: Bachelors, Civil Engineering 1898 

Barnard, Frank Tower Degree: Bachelors, Mining Engineering 1904 

Brown, Arthur Clement Degree: Doctor of Veterinary Science (Despite the title, this DVS is an undergraduate level degree) 1908 

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Series 2: Non-college Level Degrees 

SubSeries 2.2: Non-college Level Degrees, non-Preparatory/Elementary 

Cooper, Stanley Robert Program: Agriculture 1902 

Warren, Charles Clarence Program: Business (Telegraphy) 1902 

Nealey, Mathew W. Program: Business 1907 

SubSeries 2.2: Non-college Level Degrees, Preparatory/Elementary 

Preparatory 

Campbell, Benjamin Franklin 1896 

Duncan, William Martin 1896 

Smith, Albert Lee 1896 

Cordiner, Beattie 1898 

Fisher, Nellie May 1898 

Gunn, Luther Collins 1898 

Beckett, Harry 1901 

Grimes, Edward F. 1901 

Kittrell, William Edgar 1901 

McDonald, E. Jessie 1901 

Peterson, Charles J. 1901 

Richau, Fred 1901 

Watt, Vivien 1901 

Wilcox, Eber 1901 

Burke, Charles Victor 1902 

Hoffman, G. Albert 1902 

Jones, Cora 1902 

Loundagin, Robert Alex 1902 

Malotte, Frances Marion 1902 

Morgans, Garfield John 1902 

Mozee, Ruth Ellen 1902 

Priest, Rachel Louise 1902 

Roberts, Carl Henry 1902 

Schmidt, Frank Theodore [1902] 

Wester, Francis Asbury 1902 

Wester, John Hansford 1902 

Woodworth, William Edward 1902 

Bell, Charles Hubert 1903 

Kennedy, Ross Rodell 1903 

Kerns, William Ward [1903] 

Larue, Charles Ried 1903 

Ockerman, Clarence 1903 

Collier, Warren Ingersoll 1904 

Roberts, Retta May 1904 

Saunders, Ernest Earl 1904 

Taylor, Minerva 1904 

Wilkinson,Edward 1904 

Elementary 

Preston, Frederick 1905 

Bishop, Lucretia 1906 

Bryan, Arthur Williams 1906 

Burch, Winifred 1906 

Dudley, Virgil Roberts 1906 

Eichner, Kenneth 1906 

Fariss, James Robert 1906 

Handy, Ralph 1906 

Hunt, Carrie Sabra 1906 

Hussey, Frederick Beebe 1906 

Larue, Charles Reid 1906 

Lilligren, Jonathan Martin 1906 

Phillips, Charles John 1906 

Quinn, Edward Louis 1906 

Valk, George Albert 1906 

Wheeler, Frederick Stone 1906 

Young, Earl Deuel 1906 

Archibald, Edmund Oliver 1907 

Baker, Lloyd Henry 1907 

Bean, Floy Fay 1907 

Bradley, Henry Andrew 1907 

Brislawn, Matther Patrick 1907 

Bruce, W. E. 1907 

Carrell, Ralph Flin 1907 

Clayton, Ralph 1907 

Clemans, Mark Twain 1907 

Davidson, Ralph E. 1907 

Dysart, Hazel Ione 1907 

Eccles, Grace 1907 

Gerard, Victor Marion 1907 

Hahner, Charles Henry 1907 

Heater, Edna May 1907 

Hill, Eugene S. 1907 

Hutcheson, John C. 1907 

Keyes, Clarence Manuel 1907 

LaFollette, John Tabor 1907 

Largent, Edith 1907 

Manly, Bessie Beryl 1907 

Pamment, Reginald T. 1907 

Parkhurst, Marvin D. 1907 

Piper, Lillian Deede 1907 

Powell, Joel William 1907 

Rogers, Charles M. 1907 

Smith, Andrew 1907 

Smith, Chester Earle 1907 

Steinbach, Jessica M. 1907 

White, Darryl Elliott 1907 

Wiard, Dudley Bulluck 1907 

Williamson, Arminta 1907 

Witt, August 1907 

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