Guide to the WSU Multicultural Student Services Records 1976-2008
Archives 366

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
WSU Multicultural Student Services Records
ID
Archives 366
Date [inclusive]
1976-2008
Extent
8.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
3.75 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Papers and records from Washington State University’s Multicultural Student Services and associated subsidiary groups, notably the African American Student Center and the Chicana/o Latina/o Student Center. The papers document attempts to recruit, support, and retain minority students, as well as racial issues on campus.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] WSU Multicultural Student Services Records, 1976-2008 (UA 366)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Washington State University’s Office of Multicultural Student Services can trace back to the formation of a Chicano/Latino Center and a Native American Student Center in 1971. An African American Student Center (the Heritage House) and an Asian Pacific American Student Center would follow. In 1986, the four were pulled together under the new Division of Minority Affairs. In 1992 that became the Division of Multicultural Student Services, and “Division” was changed to “Office” in 1995.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of records and papers from Washington State University’s Multicultural Student Services, dating from the 1970s to late 2000s, but bulking in the 1990s. The papers of the African American Student Center comprise about one quarter of the collection. Reports documents efforts of the MSS to recruit and retain minority students, as well as efforts to support them as students, increase awareness of racial issues, and deal with racial incidents on campus. The collection also include a number of photographs, primarily of social activities, events, and graduations.

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Arrangement note

The collection is organized both by type of material and originating office, and then by date or subject within those. First in the collection is records and papers from Multicultural Student Services and some of their subsidiary groups, organized by subject. Following that is one series of records and papers from the African American Student Center, again organized by subject. After those are two sets of media and photographs, the first from MSS in general, and the second from the Chicana/o Latina/o Student Center. Within each of those sets, media precedes photographs, and then within both media and photographs items are in chronological order.

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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

This collection was received at Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) from Multicultural Student Services in two accessions, one from Steve Nakata on November 1, 2010, retained as UA2010-13; the other from Amy Poirier on November 10, 2016, retained as UA2016-13.

Processing Information note

The collection was processed in December, 2016 by University Archivist Mark O’English. The two collections were combined in a new subject based order and rehoused during processing. Three oversized photographs were scanned at high-quality and archived, reprinted at 8.5”x11” and filed, and the oversized originals were then discarded.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Records from the Asia American and Pacific Islander Student Center (AAPI) are held in MASC as UA2014-02. Records of the Camarades (a Chicana/o Latina/o Graduate Student Association) as held as UA 2009-06, and MEChA records are held as MS2008-24. Records of the Office of Equity and Diversity, which oversees the MSS, are held as UA2007-08 and UA2012-07.

Separated Materials note

A few newsletters and other small items were moved to MASC’s WSU Publications sets, under WSU 228.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Office of Multicultural Student Services -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities.
  • Multicultural education -- Washington (State) -- Pullman

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Collection Inventory

Multicultural Student Services and Subsidiary Groups 

Box Folder

La Alianza de WSU 

1 1

Annual Report 1995-1996 

1 2

Annual Report 1996-1997 

1 3

Annual Report 1997-1998 

1 4

Campus diversity reports 1994-1998 

1 5

CASHE Youth Conference 1997 

1 6

A Century of Diversity 1991 

1 7

Common Knowledge for the Mind 

Box Folder

 1990 

1 8

 1991 

1 9

 1992 

1 10

 1993 

1 11

 1994 

1 12

 1995 

1 13

 1996 

1 14

 1997 

1 15

 1999-2003 

1 16

Budgeting & funding 1990-1996 

1 17

Clippings 1992-1998 

1 18

Conexion 2004-2005 

1 19

Commitment to a Diverse Community at Washington State University. A Plan of Action, 1997-2002. 1998 

2 1

Council of Multicultural Student Presidents 1993-1994 

2 2

Council of Multicultural Student Presidents 1994-1995 

2 3

Division of Minority Affairs - Relocation 1999 

2 4

Ethnic Women's Cultural Week 1979-1980 

2 5

Five Year Plan 1997-2002 

2 6

Five Year Plan 1999-2004 

2 7

Five Year Plan 2002-2007 

2 8

Multicultural Student Leaders Directory 1998 

2 9

Native American Education Summit 2000 Report 2000 

2 10

Native American Student Center Budgets 2003-2005 

2 11

Newspapers Clippings 1989-1995 

2 12

Peer Mentor Program 

Box Folder

 1991-1992 

2 13

 1993, Fall 

3 1-2

 1994, Spring 

3 3

 1994, Fall 

3 4

 1995-1997 

3 5

 1997-1998 

3 6

 2000-2001, 2004 

4 1

Program Review 2002 

4 2

Programs Supporting Campus Diversity 1999 

4 3

Programs & Clippings - Chicano/Latino events & individuals 1976-2006 

4 4

Recruitment - Annual Report 

Box Folder

 1988-1989 

4 5

 1991-1992 

4 6

 1992-1993 

4 7

 1993-1994 

4 8

 1994-1995 

4 9

 1995-1996 

4 10

 1996-1997 

4 11

 1998-2003 

4 12

Recruitment brochures 1989-2000 

4 13

Reorganization 1998 

4 14

Retention Progress Report 1997-1998 

4 15

Scholarship Program pamphlets 1989-1999 

4 16

Status Report on Ad-Hoc Committee on Multicultural Student Services 1997 

4 17

Town Hall Meeting on Race 1999 

4 18

Visions and Directions Report 1995-1997 

4 19

Series 1: African American Student Center (AASC) 

Box Folder

African American Alumni Alliance 1989-1993 

5 1

Black History of the Pacific Northwest Undated 

5 2

Black Students Counseling Office Undated 

5 3

Budgets 2001-2004 

5 4

Commission on the Status of Minorities 1997-1998 

5 5

Events (primarily Black History Month / Week and MLK) 

Box Folder

 1976 

5 6

 1978 

5 7

 1978 

5 8

 1981 

5 9

 1982 

5 10

 1989 

5 11

 1991 

5 12

 1992 

5 13

 1993 

5 14

 1994 

5 15

 1995 

5 16

 1998 

5 17

 2000 

5 18

 2001 

5 19

 2002 

5 20

 2005 

5 21

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf 1980 

5 22

Freedom School 2005 

5 23

Graduation 1995-2001 

5 24

Graduation 2002 

5 25

Graduation 2004 

5 26

Graduation 2005 

5 27

Graduation - photographs Undated 

5 28

Greek - Alpha Phi Alpha 1990 

6 1

Greek - Black groups 1982-1991 

6 2

Greek - Delta Sigma Theta 1982-1983 

6 3

Greek - National Pan Hellenic Council 1997-1998 

6 4

Greek - National Pan Hellenic Council 1999-2000 

6 5

Greek - National Pan Hellenic Council 2001 

6 6

Greek - National Pan Hellenic Council 2003 

6 7

Heritage House 1995-1998 

6 8

Incidents 1990, 1994 

6 9

Incidents - Attic 2002 

6 10

Incidents - blackface 1989 

6 11

Incidents - racist remarks 1991 

6 12

Incidents - Stepshow complaint 1991 

6 13

Incidents - SWAT misconduct 1991 

6 14

Student recruitment 2002-2003 

6 15

Media 

Box Folder

How to Recruit and Retain Students of Color (DVD) 2002 

6 16

Future Cougars of Color (DVD) 2004 

6 17

Building Tomorrow's Diverse Leaders (DVD) 2006 

6 18

Uniting for a World Class Undergraduate Experience (DVD) 2008 

6 19

Photographs 

Box Folder

 1991 

7 1

 1993 

7 2

 1995 

7 3

 1996 

7 4

 1997 

7 5

 1998 

7 6

MLK March 1998 

7 7

 2001 

7 8

MSS Staff Retreat 2000-2004 

7 9

 Undated 

7 10

Multicultural Center Open House Undated 

7 11

Media, Chicana/o Latina/o Student Center 

Box Folder

Recruitment (2 VHS tapes) Undated 

8 1

Semana de la Raza (2 VHS tapes) 2002 

8 2

Graduation (DVD) 2006 

8 3

Photographs, Chicana/o Latina/o Student Center 

Box Folder

Graduation 1997, 1999 

8 4

Graduation 2003 

8 5

Graduation 2004 

8 6

National Chicano Student Conference 1988 

8 7

from Norma Duran Undated 

8 8

from Norma Duran Undated 

8 9

Student Center Mural Undated 

8 10

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