Guide to the Washington State University Building Arts Committee Records 1974-1979
Archives 372

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Washington State University Building Arts Committee Records
ID
Archives 372
Date [inclusive]
1974-1979
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shlef space
Language
English
Abstract
Records relating to the beginning and first few years of Washington State University’s Building Arts Committee, and to projects it oversaw. The committee arose out of the state of Washington’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program, which designated ½ of 1% of building construction funds to go to art.

Preferred Citation note

WSU Building Arts Committee Records, 1974-1979

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

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Biographical/Historical note

In 1974, the state of Washington’s legislature authorized an Art in Public Places (AIPP) program, which required that ½ of 1% of building construction funds had to go to art. To deal with selecting and approving this art on campus, in 1975 Washington State University created a Building Arts Committee, which was comprised of faculty, staff, and students.

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Scope and Contents note

The general committee records consists of correspondence to/from the committee chair or relating to the committee’s work, meeting minutes, and documentation created by the committee or others which informed the process of selecting artworks. Project records may include correspondence relating to the project, specs for the artists’ use, floorplans and grounds plans of the area, notes on the selection process, and information from the selected artist.

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Arrangement note

The collection is in two main series, the first being general committee records, and the second relating to specific projects. Within each series are subject or project-based files, arranged alphabetically. Several of the projects comprise subseries of their own, again containing subject-based files, organized alphabetically. At the end of the projects series is one large folder which contains items applying to multiple projects. Items are organized chronologically within each file.

Project files are organized by the names used in the papers here, many of which have subsequently changed. In the file list below, current (as of 2017) building names are included parenthetically, as is the name of the selected work and the artist where those are known

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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 materials were donated to the Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on September 9th, 1981, by Pauline Lilje, former chair of the Building Arts Committee. They were retained as UA1981-23.

Processing Information note

Materials were processed by University Archivist Mark O’English in June, 2017. They were completely reorganized into their current file structure at that time.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Building Arts Committee.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities.
  • Public art.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

General Business 

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1975-1978 

1 1

Meeting minutes, 1975-1976 

2

Regulations and restrictions: NEA, RCW, WSAC. 1974-1978 

3

Selection guidelines, 1976 

4

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Projects 

Agricultural Science (Hulbert and Clark Halls. Untitled, by Larry Tate) 

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1976-1978 

1 5

Photographs: Location and artwork. Undated 

6

Biosciences (Eastlick Hall. Untitled, by Clint Brown) 

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1975-1978 

1 7

Floorplans and grounds, ca. 1974 

8

Proposal (accepted) documentation, 1976 

9

Computer Science - Mathematics (IT Building. Stempost, by James Hansen), 1977-1979 

Box
1
Folder
10

Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education, 1979 

Box
1
Folder
11

Johnson Hall mural, 1979 

12

Veterinary Animal Holding Facilities, 1977-1978 

13

Veterinary Science (Bustad Hall. X-Position by Robert Ellison) 

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1976-1977 

1 14

Floorplans, grounds, and specifications, 1975-1977 

15

Proposal reviews, 1977 

16

Selection and approval, 1977 

17

Veterinary Science (Bustad) mural, 1977 

Box
1
Folder
18

Multi-facilities: Agricultural Science, Biosciences, and Veterinary Science, 1976 

Box
1
Folder
19

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