Guide to the Career Services Reports 1923-1993
Archives 365

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Career Services Reports
ID
Archives 365
Date [inclusive]
1923-1993
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Annual reports of Washington State University’s Career Services (or Placement Bureau) department, which assists graduates in finding employment. The reports compile field, location, and success rate data for the program, among other information.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Career Services Reports, 1923-1993 (Archives 365)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Washington State University’s Placement Bureau has its roots in one department’s 1920s efforts to place teachers in jobs. The Business Administration and the Agriculture programs then asked for help in placing their graduates, and so the Placement Bureau was formed in about 1927 under the leadership of N.J. Aiken (jokingly referred to during the Great Depression as “No Job” Aiken). The Placement Bureau became Career Services in about 1973.

A multi-page 1946 report in the Summary Data, 1926-1946 folder near the end of this collection gives some information on the history of the program and how it functioned in that era.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists primarily of yearly summary data on the types of jobs student found through the placement center, as well as information on the students’ fields, locations of the jobs, and the success rate of the center. In the earliest years, the placement service focused more on filling teaching positions than anything else. Compiled information runs from 1923 to 1986, with two gaps, and is initially strictly data but grows more detailed and complex over time, moving from a half-page report for 1923-1924 to a 100 page report for 1985/1986. A few folders in the back of the collection compile portions of this data over 10 to 20 year periods in chart or table format.

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Arrangement note

The reports are arranged chronologically, with a few folders of organizational data and compiled summary data located at the end of the collection. As data is usually, though not always, compiled for a school year (September to June), the folders are labeled with school year dates (e.g. “1943/1944”).

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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 material was retrieved by Debbie Edwards of the Washington State University Academic Success and Career Center after it was discarded circa 2010. She donated it to the WSU Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on July 28, 2016, and it was retained as accession UA2016-08.

Processing Information note

The collection was processed in July, 2016 by University Archivist Mark O’English. Some loose reports were interfiled into appropriate date ranges, but otherwise the collection was retained as donated.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Academic Success and Career Center.

Subject(s)

  • College Students -- Vocational Guidance
  • Colleges and Universities.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Folder

1923/1924 & 1924/1925 

1

1925/1926 

2

1926/1927 

3

1927/1928 

4

1928/1929 

5

1929/1930 

6

1930/1931 

7

1931/1932 

8

1932/1933 

9

1933/1934 

10

1934/1935 

11

1935/1936 

12

1936/1937 

13

1937/1938 

14

1938/1939 

15

1939/1940 

16

1940/1941 

17

1941/1942 

18

1942/1943 

19

1943/1944 

20

1944/1945 

21

1945/1946 

22

1946/1947 

23

1947/1948 

24

1948/1949 

25

1949/1950 

26

1952/1953 

27

1953/1954 

28

1954/1955 

29

1955/1956 

30

1956/1957 

31

1957/1958 

32

1958/1959 

33

1959/1960 

34

1960/1961 

35

1961/1962 

36

1962/1963 

37

1963/1964 

38

1964/1965 

39

1965/1966 

40

1966/1967 

41

1967/1968 

42

1981/1982 

43

1982/1983 

44

1983/1984 

45

1984/1985 

46

1985/1986 

47

Organizational documents, 1991-1993 

48

Summary data, 1926-1946 

49

Summary data, 1961-1974 

50