Guide to the General Extension Service Bureau of Correspondence Courses Course Materials 1959-1973
Archives 364

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
General Extension Service Bureau of Correspondence Courses Course Materials
ID
Archives 364
Date [inclusive]
1959-1973
Extent
4 boxes, 44 course guides
General Physical Description note
2 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Course “study guides,” or syllabi, lectures, and other instructional materials, for a variety of mail-based courses offered by Washington State University.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Bureau of Correspondence Courses Course Materials, 1959-1973

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

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Biographical/Historical note

The State College of Washington’s Extension Service was authorized by the state in 1913, primarily as a means for the college to reach farmers and homemakers who could not come to Pullman. A 1919 reorganization added a focus on non-agricultural extension, the General Extension Service. This department uses a variety of methods to reach students who could not attend the college in person in daytime hours. These included classes offered in other cities, notably Spokane, Tri-Cities, and at various Experiment Stations; night courses; workshops, institutes, and conferences; and correspondence classes offered by mail. The General Extension Service would eventually morph through the Office of Continuing University Studies (1975), Continuing Education and Public Service (between 1982 and 1985); Extended Degree Program (within the Office of Continuing University Studies); Distance Degree Program (2001); WSU Online (2010); and the Global Campus (2013).

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of “course guides” for a variety of correspondence courses taught by mail through Washington State University. The guides consists of syllabi, lectures, tests, study materials, and other information the students would need to take the course.

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Arrangement note

The materials are arranged alphabetically by course number.

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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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The materials in this collection were compiled and preliminarily listed on July 3, 1979, by someone with initials P.M.G. They were moved to Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) sometime prior to 2001, but their precise provenance is unknown.

Processing Information note

The collection was processed in July, 2016 by University Archivist Mark O’English. A small amount of supplemental readings, not associated with any of the courses in this collection, were discarded in processing. Ten additional course guides which had been individually retained in WSU Publications 83 (General Extension Service) were incorporated into this collection at that time.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

A small amount of materials from the General Extension Service can be found in the WSU Publications collections, as WSU 83.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Cooperative Extension Service.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Architecture 101x--Graphic Communication 1971 

1 1

Architecture 310x--Housing 1972 

2

Business Administration 210x--Law and Business I 1971 

3

Business Administration 230x--Principles of Accounting I 1964 

4

Business Administration 231x--Principles of Accounting II 1964 

5

Business Administration 311x--Law of Commercial Transactions 1971 

6

Business Administration 360x--Functional Analysis of Business: Marketing 1964 

7

Civil Engineering 211x--Statics 1972 

8

Communications 220x--Introduction to Journalism 1968 

9

Electrical Engineering 261x--Electrical Circuits I 1972 

10

English 101x--Intermediate Composition 1962 

11

English 201x--English Composition 1962 

12

English 255x--English Grammar 1966 

2 13

English 421x--Romantic Poetry 1965 

14

English 422x--Victorian Poetry 1962 

15

English 427x--The English Novel from Defoe to Meredith 1973 

16

Entomology 340x--Agricultural Entomology 1965 

17

Food and Nutrition 130x--Nutrition for Man 1971 

18

French 101x--First Semester French 1972 

19

Geography 105x--Fundamentals of Economic Geography 1969 

20

History 101x--Europe 1500-1815 1971 

21

History 102x--Europe Since 1815 1971 

22

History 455x--Political and Social History of the Pacific Northwest 1968 

23

Horticulture 130x--Home Flower Gardening undated (between 1945 and 1965) 

24

Horticulture 220x--Vegetable Crops 1964 

3 25

Horticulture 260x--Home Landscape Design 1963 

26

Humanities 101x--An Integrated Course in the Humanities. 1970 

27

Mathematics 001x--Elementary Algebra 1961 

28

Mathematics 002x--Elementary Algebra 1961 

29

Mathematics 101x--Intermediate Algebra 1962 

30

Mathematics 102x--Plane Trigonometry 1963 

31

Mathematics 104x--Analytic Geometry undated (1960 or later) 

32

Mechanical Engineering 210x--Materials and Processes 1972 

33

Mechanical Engineering 301x--Thermodynamics 1972 

4 34

Music 051x--Intermediate Harmony 1968 

35

Music 310x--History of Music 1960 

36

Political Science 101x--American National Government 1969 

37

Psychology 306x--Industrial Psychology 1965 

38

Psychology 350x--Social Psychology undated (1954 or later) 

39

Social Studies 007x--A Course in Current World Problems, Geography, and History undated (1956 or later) 

40

Sociology 102x--Social Problems 1959 

41

Sociology 160x--Contemporary Social Problems 1967 

42

Sociology 230x--Criminal Behavior 1959 

43

Zoology 061x--Principles of Pest Control 1960 

44