Guide to the Office of the Registrar Reports 1917-1974
Archives 353

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington State University. Office of the Registrar
Title
Office of the Registrar Reports
ID
Archives 353
Date [inclusive]
1917-1974
Extent
4.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
3.5 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains both summary reports generated by the Office of the Registrar at Washington State College, as well as records held there. This is one of the few places that any sort of comprehensive year-by-year data can be found predating the computer era.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Office of the Registrar Reports, 1917-1974 (Archives 353)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Washington State University was founded as the Washington Agricultural College and School of Science in 1890, though it was known as Washington State College for most of the period covered by the papers in this collection. During World War II, the campus both continued providing college educations but also served as a military training facility for the United States' Armed Forces. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for handling student records; the role of the registrar dates to the earliest days of the campus, though the first registrar also served a secretarial role. Today it's responsible for virtually all non-medical student data.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains both summary reports generated by the Office of the Registrar at Washington State College, as well as records held there. This is one of the few places that any sort of comprehensive year-by-year data can be found predating the computer era. In addition to one overall summary data volume dealing with multiple subjects, the collections contains reports on admissions, enrollment, advanced standing, registration, and summer school, with data often broken down by sex, origin of the student, student standing in school, veteran status, and school or origin (for transfer students).

The collection also holds numerous papers relating to courses taught on campus during the World War II years, both through WSC and through the military. They appear to have primarily been retained to aid the Registrar in later assigning transfer credits. Information on early distance education ("Correspondence Courses") can be found here as well.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in several informal series and subseries, organized by subject matter. Series 1, in box 1 contains papers once held in the Registrar's Office, dealing with World War II education, distance education, and then a few single folders dealing with other topics. Series 2, in boxes 2 to 4, contains statistical reports and data from that office, broken down by subject matter and then by date within that.

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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

The majority of this collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright may apply. Several grade sheets are held in the military series in this collection; those have been retained in their appropriate folders, but placed in sealed and labeled envelopes. Material in those grade sheets is protected under FERPA during the lifetime of the students involved.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The materials in this collection, along with a variety of student grade books and some Regents Minutes, were given to MASC by Dave Guzman of the Washington State University Registrar's Office on June 17, 1996, and retained as accession UA1996-12. In July 2015 they were separated from the other materials and processed.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Evelyn Moos and University Archivist Mark O'English.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Administration.
  • Washington State University -- History.
  • Washington State University -- Students.
  • Washington State University. Office of the Registrar -- Records and correspondence.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Universities and colleges -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Administration.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Papers and Records 

World War II Training at WSC 

Box Folder

Army Specialized Training Program - Courses. 1943-1945 

1 1

Army Specialized Training Program - U.S. Army Radio Gunnery School. 1942-1945 

1 2

Engineering, Science, and Management War Training - Boeing Drafting course. 1942-1945 

1 3

Engineering, Science, and Management War Training - Engineering Defense Training. 1941-1945 

1 4

Army Air Forces Training. 1943-1963 

1 5

Civilian Pilot Training. 1942 

1 6

Air Force/WSC Intensive Japanese Language course. 1942-1953 

1 7

Distance Education 

Box Folder

Extension courses - Spokane. 1919-1951 

1 8

Correspondence Course Bulletins. 1919-1933 

1 9

Correspondence Course Bulletins. 1935-1942 

1 10

Miscellaneous Papers and Reports 

Box Folder

Committee of Twenty-Five. 1951 

1 11

German teacher training. 1953 

1 12

Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. "Survey of the Academic Experiences of Athletes in the Pacific Conference." 1953 

1 13

Teaching Certificate requirements. 1922-1943 

1 14

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Series 2: Statistical Reports and Data 

 

Box Folder

Office Procedures and Statistical Data (2 bound copies). Explanation of record-keeping and office procedure for the Office of the Registrar, followed by summary statistical data from 1919-1932 for student enrollment. Includes charts and graphs. 1932 

2 15

Admissions. 

Box Folder

Summary annual data by student location. 1916-1928 

2 16

Summary semester data by student location and classification. 1925-1947 

2 17

Applications for admission. Summary semester data by student sex and classification. 1918-1946 

2 18

Advanced Standing. 

Box Folder

Summary annual data by originating institution or country. 1917-1944 

2 19

Summary annual data by originating institution. 1917-1934 

2 20

Summary annual data by originating institution. 1934-1946 

2 21

Summary semester data by originating institution. 1926-1934 

2 22

Summary semester data by originating institution. 1934-1947 

2 23

Summary semester data by department. 1926-1947 

2 24

Registration. Daily tallies. 1947-1950 includes tallies by student locations and veteran status. 1918-1950 

2 25

Summer School. 

Box Folder

Summary data by sex, veteran status, and classification. 1947-1961 

3 26

Summer School. Summary data. Varies each year but often includes sex, department, and student location. Also includes directory of enrollees. 

Box Folder

1947 

3 27

1948 

3 28

1949 

3 29

1950 

3 30

1951 

3 31

1952 

3 32

1953 

3 33

1954 

3 34

1955 

3 35

1956 

3 36

1957 

3 37

1958 

3 38

1959 

3 39

1960 

3 40

1961 

3 41

 

Box Folder

Enrollment. Daily tallies. Includes data by sex, standing, and veteran status. 1919-1974. 

4 42

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