A.S.W.S.U. Activities Center Records 1948-1978
Archives 62

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
A.S.W.S.U. Activities Center Records
ID
Archives 62
Date [inclusive]
1948-1978
General Physical Description note
approximate 6660 items  6 linear feet  6 containers
Abstract
Records of the Student Activities Center include memoranda, reports, correspondence, committee materials, financial records, contracts, volunteer agency materials, and information on special events, concerts, art exhibits, and speakers.

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Organizational History:

The Activities Center, located on the third floor of the Compton Union Building, operates under the auspices of the Associated Students of Washington State University. The Activities Center is engaged in organizing and directing many of the campus-sponsored group activities for the University community.

The Activities Center was established with the approval of the Board of Regents in spring 1947 in response to the campus community's demands. It began operations in the fall of 1947, The primary objective of the Activities Center was to enable joint student-faculty coordination and participation in student and campus life. This joint effort was to be augmented by a staff of professionals, The goal of this staff was "to bring efficiency and direction by coordinating and directing existing student organizations, by assisting new groups in developing new programs, and by aiding individual students in planning a balanced program of activities."

When the Activities Center was organized, most of the social activities and student involvement in campus life were coordinated by living groups. As students' living arrangements became more decentralized, the importance of the Activities Center as an organized body increased. It became a place for general guidance, assistance, and counseling for student committees, groups, and concerns. Furthermore, the Activities Center became a central repository for committee records. Evaluations of past activities could be used in making recommendations for future programs. In this regard, on an annual basis, evaluative reports are filed with the Activities Center so that appraisals of the various programs can be made. Such reports are filed by committee chairmen as well as by faculty advisors to the individual committees.

The Activities Center also played a role in the re-organization of the student government. Before the Activities Center was opened, the major student organizational structure was the class government system. This system prevailed for a period following the implementation of the Student Activities Center. Gradually, especially during the 1960's, the A.S.W.S.U. superseded the class government system which was finally abandoned in 1968. This led to increased student involvement in the workings of the Activities Center. The Activities Center has changed from a student/faculty venture guided by a professional staff, to become more of a joint effort on the part of students and administrators who specialize in campus student activities. (For further information see: Archives 17, Records of the A.S.W.S.U. Activities Center, 1946-1973).

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Student Activities Center include memoranda, reports, correspondence, committee materials, financial records, contracts, volunteer agency materials, and information on special events, concerts, art exhibits, and speakers. The records range from 1962 to 1978, but bulk largest after 1965.

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Arrangement note

The records are arranged in a single alphabetical subject series. Several of the predominant sub-series within the subject series are: Lecture Artist Series, Mini-Concert Series, Performing Arts Committee, and Political Union Committee. Materials within each sub-series are also arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the Activities Center were transferred to the University Archives, Washington State University, in January 1979 (UA 78-20; UA 79-3) by the Center in accordance with the approved records schedule.

Processing Information note

The records were processed between October 1980 and March 1981 by Andrew J. Gregg.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Associated Students of Washington State University.
  • State College of Washington. Associated Students Activities Center.
  • Washington State University. Associated Students Activities Center--Administration
  • Washington State University. Associated Students Activities Center--Archives
  • Washington State University. Associated Students Activities Center--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • College student government--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Student activities--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Advisory Council 1967-1969   10.0 items

1 1

American Association of Volunteer Services Coordinators 1971-1974   25.0 items

1 2

Art Committee 1965-1976   300.0 items

1 3-14

ASWSU: 

Box Folder

Assembly Minutes 1973-1974   10.0 items

1 15

Budgets 1970-1976   25.0 items

1 16

Budget Requests 1976-1977   1.0 item

1 17

Committee Members 1969-1970   20.0 items

1 is

Committee Structure 1969   25.0 items

1 19

Programs Board 1969   15.0 items

1 20

Senate 1969-1970   15.0 items

1 21

Staff 1969-1970   25.0 items

1 22

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Box Folder

Black Awareness 1974-1976   20.0 items

1 23

Black Psychology 1970   15.0 items

1 24

Board of Control 1968-1969   20.0 items

1 25

Butchbuttons 1967-1969   10.0 items

1 26

Butchmen 1969-1970, 1974   6.0 items

1 27

Calendar 1973   1.0 item

1 28

CAPES (College Association for Public Events and Services) 1968-1969   25.0 items

1 29

Carlisle, Linda 1974   30.0 items

1 30

Chaperone List and Social Forms 1968-1970   15.0 items

1 31

Chevrolet College Mini-Theatre Program Manual 1973   10.0 items

1 32

Class Government Council 1966-1967   15.0 items

1 33

Coffeehouse Committee 1969-1977   100.0 items

1 34-35

Communications 1970-1971   25.0 items

2 36

Cougarettes 1968-1973   35.0 items

2 37

Crimson Block Committee 1970   5.0 items

2 38

CUB Dedication 1969   50.0 items

2 39

CUB Music 1964-1967   100.0 items

2 40-41

CUB Listening Room 1968-1969   15.0 items

2 42

Dad's Association 1969-1975   100.0 items

2 43

Dad's Weekend 1962-1977   150.0 items

2 44

Dance Committee 1969-1974   100.0 items

2 45-46

Davis, Bill 1971-1972   35.0 items

2 47

Educational Leadership Conference 1971   6.0 items

2 48

Film Committee 1969-1977   150.0 items

2 49-53

Fine Arts Committee 1969-1977   15.0 items

2 54

Freeman, Fulton 1971   15.0 items

2 55

Freshman/Faculty Weekend 1968-1975   150.0 items

2 56

Grant Proposals 1974-1976   20.0 items

2 57

Groups 1968-1971   20.0 items

2 59

Homecoming 1966, 1974   30.0 items

2 59

Lecture Artist Series 1966-1976 

Box Folder

Abernathy, Ralph 1970   11.0 items

2 62

Beecher, John 1967   10.0 items

2 63

Bond, Julian 1969   10.0 items

2 64

Clarke, Arthur C. 1968   5.0 items

2 65

Clears, John 1975   5.0 items

2 66

Dyer-Bennett, Richard 1969   17.0 items

2 67

East, P.D. 1966   3.0 items

2 68

Farrell, Warren 1975   7.0 items

2 69

George, Chief Dan 1971   3.0 items

2 70

Gould, Glen 1967   5.0 items

2 71

Greenspan, Roger 1976   8.0 items

2 72

Grier, Roosevelt 1975   10.0 items

2 73

Griffin, John, H. 1967   3.0 items

2 74

Hofstadter, Dr. Richard 1966   4.0 items

2 75

Kirkendall, Dr. Lester 1967   4.0 items

2 76

Lecture Artists Series 1966-1969   75.0 items

2 77

Lecture Artists Series Budget 1975-1976   30.0 items

2 78

Melman, Seymour 1966   5.0 items

2 79

Miller, Arthur, Repertory Theatre 1966   4.0 items

2 80

Morgenthau, Hans 1970   2.0 items

2 81

National Shakespeare Company 1976   20.0 items

2 82

Nutcracker Folk Ballet 1975   20.0 items

2 83

Oliphant, Patrick 1976   50.0 items

2 84

Peter, Dr. Laurence 1976   10.0 items

2 85

Phillips, Channing 1970   4.0 items

2 86

Program Checklist n.d.   1.0 item

2 87

Spencer, John 1976   10.0 items

2 88

Stringfellow, William 1967   4.0 items

2 89

Treteau de Paris 1966   5.0 items

2 90

Tung, S.T. 1970   2.0 items

2 91

Whittaker, K. Jim 1966   5.0 items

2 92

Yorty, Sam n.d.   2.0 items

2 93

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Box Folder

Lutherhaven Map n.d.   1.0 item

2 94

Mayfest 1976-1978   100.0 items

2 95

Mini-Concert Series Committee 1974-1977 

Box Folder

Applejack/Whiskeyjack Mini-Concert 1975   5.0 items

2 96

Hall and Oates 1976   25.0 items

2 97

McLain Family Band Bluegrass workshop n.d.   3.0 items

2 98

Mini-Concerts 1976-1977   10.0 items

2 99

Mini-Concerts Agency Materials 1975   20.0 items

2 100

Mini-Concerts Committee 1974-1975   25.0 items

2 101

Mini-Concerts Committee Materials 1975   80.0 items

2 102

Nuen, Mike/Rielly and Maloney Mini Concert 1974   10.0 items

2 103

Valdez, Daniel, Concert 1975   15.0 items

2 104

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Box Folder

Mock Political Convention 1968   75.0 items

2 105

Model United Nations 1967-1968, 1970   20.0 items

2 106

Music Listening Lounge 1973-1975   15.0 items

3 107

NEC Newsletter 1969   5.0 items

3 108

NEC Washington Unit Materials 1974-1975   5.0 items

3 109

New Student Orientation 1969   25.0 items

3 110

Old Handbook for Social Chairmen 1966   1.0 item

3 111

Oregon State University Trip 1968-1969   10.0 items

3 112

Organizations 1969-1970   2.0 items

3 113

Parents' Weekend 1969   50.0 items

3 114

Performing Arts Committee 1966-1977 

Box Folder

America 1978   1.0 item

3 115

A.C.U. (Associations of College and Universities) 

Box Folder

Conferences 1969-1970   25.0 items

3 116
Box Folder

Managers 1969-1970   10.0 items

3 117

District I. Mailing List 1969   1.0 item

3 118
Box Folder

Badfinqer 1970   15.0 items

3 119

Baja Marimba Band 1968   10.0 items

3 120

Beautiful Day 1971   15.0 items

3 12l

Blood, Sweat, and Tears 1971   25.0 items

3 122

Bohler Gym Seating Diagram n.d.   1.0 item

3 123

Brazil '66 1968   20.0 items

3 124

Bread 1971   25.0 items

3 125

Byrd, Charlie 1969   15.0 items

3 126

Carpenters 1973   20.0 items

3 127

Clapton, Eric 1978   5.0 items

3 128

Cold Blood 1972   25.0 items

3 129

Coltrane, Chi 1974   35.0 items

4 130

Concert Addendum 1969   4.0 items

4 131

Concert Attractions 1969-1972   5.0 items

4 132

Concert Ticket Sales 1973-1975   50.0 items

4 133

Correspondence 1973-1974   25.0 items

4 134

Cosby, Bill 1978   20.0 items

4 135

Daily Concert Statement n.d.   1.0 item

4 136

Denver, John 1972   60.0 items

4 137

Diamond, Neil 1970   40.0 items

4 138

Doobie Brothers 1977   75.0 items

4 139

Doors 1968   2.0 items

4 140

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer 1974   75.0 items

4 141

Festival of Bands 1973   45.0 items

4 142

Fifth Dimension 1973   50.0 items

4 143

First Edition 1969   35.0 items

4 144

Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids 1972   20.0 items

4 145

Frye, David 1971   35.0 items

4 146

Hangar, Howard 1976   25.0 items

4 147

Hartford, John 1969   25.0 items

4 148

Havens, Richie 1971   50.0 items

4 149

Homecoming Concert 1969   30.0 items

4 150

Hope, Bob 1974   100.0 items

4 151

Kickoff Koncert 1970   40.0 items

4 152

Leftovers 1971-1972   20.0 items

4 153

Lewis, Ramsay 1977   20.0 items

4 154

Lightfoot, Gordon 1973   50.0 items

4 155

Little, Rich 1977   20.0 items

4 156

Lovin Spoonful 1967   20.0 items

4 157

Major Concert Agency Files 1975-1976   500.0 items

4 158

Mayall, John 1970   25.0 items

4 159

Mayfest Bicentennial Material 1976   45.0 items

4 160

Memphis Soul Revue 1970   15.0 items

4 161

Miller, Steve 1977   25.0 items

4 162

Muledeer and Moondog Medicine Show 1973   20.0 items

4 163

Nash, Johnny 1974   20.0 items

4 164

National Entertainment Conference Materials 1973-1974   50.0 items

4 165

Nifty Gritty Dirt Band 1972, 1977   40.0 items

4 166-167

Northwest Cooperative Booking Conference 1969   10.0 items

4 168

Orlando, Tony, and Dawn 1974   80.0 items

4 169

Performing Artists Contract 1969   1.0 item

4 170

Performing Arts Committee 1967-1978   500.0 items

4 171-172

Peter, Paul, and Mary Concert 1969   40.0 items

5 173

Proctor and Bergman 1973   20.0 items

5 174

Profit, Mason 1971   10.0 items

5 175

Pullstock 174 1974   30.0 items

5 176

Rare Earth 1972   15.0 items

5 177

Seekers 1967   15.0 items

5 178

Stevens, Ray, and Freddie Prinz 1976   25.0 items

5 179

Three Dog Night 1973   65.0 items

5 180

Ticket Sales 1969-1972   50.0 items

5 181

Tower of Power 1972   35.0 items

5 182

Tull, Jethro 1977   5.0 items

5 183

Victor, Eli, Show, 197S   25.0 items

5 184

Warwick, Dionne 1968   20.0 items

5 185

Washington N.E.C. 1971   3.0 items

5 186

Weisberg, Tim 1975-1976   35.0 items

5 187

Winter, Edgar 1972   15.0 items

5 188

Wonder, Stevie 1974   50.0 items

5 189

Yarbrough, Glenn 1968, 1970   25.0 items

5 190-191

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Political Union Committee 1969-1973 

Box Folder

Alinsky, Saul 1972-1973   25.0 items

5 192

Nader, Ralph 1970   5.0 items

5 193

Political Union 1969-1970   45.0 items

5 194

Political Union Committee n.d.   10.0 items

5 195

Political Union Lecture Brochures 1969-1970   1.0 item

5 196

Russell, Bill 1971   10.0 items

5 197

Smith, Ed. 1971   10.0 items

5 198

Schoenbrun, David 1969   3.0 items

5 199

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Box Folder

Rally Squad 1969-1976   60.0 items

5 200

Recognized Student Organizations 1969-1970   50.0 items

5 201

Retreat n.d.   10.0 items

6 202

R.H.A. Programming 1968-1969   15.0 items

6 203

Security Force 1970-1973   35.0 items

6 204

Social Board 1972-1973   1.0 item

6 205

Soulin' Coubabes 1970-1971   25.0 items

6 206

Special Events Committee 1969-1976   400.0 items

6 207-213

Special Items File 1976-1977   3.0 items

6 214

Student Activities Board 1948-1974   300.0 items

6 215-217

Student Affairs Spring Retreat 1970-1971   10.0 items

6 218

Student Personnel 1963-1965   75.0 items

6 219

Student Selection, Student/Faculty Weekend 1967-1970   100.0 items

6 220

Student Services Roster 1969-1970   1.0 item

6 221

Sumer Recreation Program 1963-1973   200.0 items

6 222-223

Tea List 1970   1.0 item

6 224

Time Card Personnel 1978   15.0 items

6 225

University of Oregon Football Trips 1968, 1970   35.0 items

6 226-227

University Senate 1975   25.0 items

6 228

Volunteer Agency Materials 1975-1978   50.0 items

6 229-230

W.S.U. Living Groups and Officers 1969   1.0 item

6 231

Wenatchee Youth Circus 1968   10.0 items

6 232

Yell Squad 1968-1976   100.0 items

6 233