Guide to the Esquire Hall Scrapbook 1947-1954
Archives 356

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Esquire Hall Scrapbook
ID
Archives 356
Date [inclusive]
1947-1954
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
1.5 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The scrapbook consists of clippings and photographs documenting the lives and events of the students living in Esquire Hall.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Esquire Hall Scrapbook, 1947-1954 (Archives 356)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

After World War II, Washington State College experienced a population boom which required rapid construction of student housing. Four men's dormitories known as the Quad were constructed in 1946 and 1947, and originally known as North, South, East, and West Houses, though most would later acquire other names. North House was constructed in 1946, from war surplus housing which had been located at Camp Farragut in Northern Idaho. It became known as Esquire House, then returned to being North House, then became Sherwood House. In 1963 it became a temporary home for a campus fraternity, and was finally demolished in early 1964; French Administration Building was built on that spot a few years later. The Quad area was also known colloquially as Mud Hollow.

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Scope and Contents note

The scrapbook consists of clippings and photographs documenting the lives and events of the students living in Esquire Hall.

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Arrangement note

The scrapbook pages remain in their original order of creation.

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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 may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This scrapbook was received in the Washington State University Libraries sometime between 1955 and 2000, and eventually placed in a set of loose general university scrapbooks in the University Publications collections (WSU 177-7).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed as its own collection in August of 2015 by University Archivist Mark O'English.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The general university scrapbooks set with which this was filed for several years is held as WSU 177. Various other dorm-specific scrapbooks are held in numerous University Archives collections.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington -- Students
  • Washington State University -- Students

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Dormitories -- Washington (State) -- Pullman
  • Washington (State)

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