Guide to the Washington State University Libraries COM Catalog 1986-1988
Archives 358

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Washington State University Libraries COM Catalog
ID
Archives 358
Date [inclusive]
1986-1988
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
COM (Computer Output Microfiche) Catalog detailing books added to the WSU Libraries between June 1, 1979 and April, 1987. Microfiche cards list these by title/author or by subject.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Washington State University Libraries Computer Output Microfiche (COM) Catalog, 1986-1988

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

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Biographical/Historical note

The Washington State University Libraries date to the founding of the Washington Agricultural College and School of Science, when the library was just a shelf in the President’s office in the first campus building. It quickly grew and became a room in the original College Hall, then half a floor in the Administration Building (Thompson Hall), then half of Bryan Hall, then the full Holland Library, and then the Owen Science and Engineering Library as well. Over time a number of departmental libraries acted as branches of the system, some officially and some unofficially.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of sets of microfiche cards which compose a COM (Computer Output Microfiche) Catalog. They list materials added to the Washington State University Libraries between June 1, 1979 and the mid-1980s.

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Arrangement note

Items are arranged in their original three series, in alphabetic order, with supplemental materials at the end of each relevant series. Within each series and subseries, microfiche cards are arranged in their original numeric (alphabetical) order. Two loose sheets of paper are documentation photocopied off of the original circular holding case.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2017

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

These were transferred to Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections on March 15, 2017 by Mary Gilles of the WSU Libraries, and retained as UA2017-02.

Processing Information note

The catalog initially came on a rotating file stand; materials were removed and organized, and the stand was returned to the Libraries proper.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

University Archives 196: WSU Libraries Accession Record Books, 1892-1982.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Libraries -- Acquisitions -- History.

Subject(s)

  • Academic libraries -- Acquistions -- History.
  • Colleges and Universities.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box

Author/Title, Main Series. 280 cards, missing numbers 2, 22, 88, 92, 139. 1986-06 

1

Author/Title, Supplementary Series. 34 cards, complete. 1987-03 

Journals & Serials. 17 cards, complete. 1988-12 

Subject, Main Series. 170 cards, missing no. 132. 1986-06 

Subject, Supplementary Series. 25 cards, missing no. 24 1987-03