Guide to the WSU Campus Arts Committee Records 1999-2006
Archives 380

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
WSU Campus Arts Committee Records
Archives 380
Date [inclusive]
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space
Records relating to art installation projects overseen by Washington State University’s Campus Arts Committee.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] WSU Campus Arts Committee Records, 1999-2006 (Archives 380)

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. The name was changed to Campus Arts Committee sometime between 1979 and 1988.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains contracts, correspondence, and background information relating to specific arts projects under the purview of the Campus Arts Committee from about 1999-2004. Additionally, the collection contains a small amount of materials relating to the daily operations of the committee, and documents relating to the development of WSU’s Museum of Art.

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Arrangement note

The materials are arranged in two small informal series, within which materials are arranged alphabetically by subject or name. The first series deals with general campus and committee projects and organizations; the second series deals with specific artists and art projects.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2018
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610

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 were transferred to the Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections on July 20, 2018, by Rachel (last name not recorded) of the WSU Provost’s Office. They were retained as accession UA2018-07. It is unclear who, within the Provost’s Office, originally collected these records.

Processing Information note

These papers were separated out and processed by University Archivist Mark O’English in July of 2018.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Records of the Building Arts Committee, 1974-1979, are held at WSU MASC as Archives 372.

Separated Materials note

These records came in a transferal of Provost’s Office records. A variety of campus reports, unrelated to the arts committee, from that accession were retained as UA2018-07.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Building Arts Committee.


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

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Collection Inventory


Campus Arts Committee and the Art in Public Places Program, 2000-2001 


Campus Sculpture Initiative, ca. 2004 


Museum of Art, 2006 


Museum of Art Critical Issues Report, 1999 


Museum of Art Predesign Study, 2001 


Dine, Jim (and the Walla Walla Foundry), 2004 


Hollis, Doug - Persona, 1999-2000 


Maki, Robert - Palouse Columns, 2000-2004 


Miss, Mary - Terrell Mall project (canceled), 2001-2003 


Simpson, Buster - Portal, 1999-2001 


Artworks, misc. single documents. Includes Garth Edward, Jun Kaneko, Michihiro Kosuge, “Stadium.” 1999-2004