Engineering College Research Division Assistant Dean Records 1939-1978
Archives 74

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Engineering College Research Division Assistant Dean Records
ID
Archives 74
Date [inclusive]
1939-1978
General Physical Description note
approximate 1875 items  2 linear feet  3 containers
Abstract
Consists of general office materials including correspondence, budget planning, minutes, grant information and research proposals. Also contains staff information files (first part of alphabet missing), a long range plan for the University, policy statements, etc. Also contains the ten year plan for each section of the Research Division.

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Organizational Sketch:

On January 1, 1946, the Washington State Institute of Technology was established by the Board of Regents. The Institute included the College of Engineering, the School of Mines, the Division of Industrial Research, and a Division of Industrial Service. The Institute was reorganized in July l966 and became the College of Engineering with academic departments, a Research Division and a Technical Extension Service. Dr. E. W. Greenfield was the Director of the Industrial Research Division at the time of the reorganization. In 1972, Dr. George Marra moved from his position as head of the Wood Technology Research Division to the position of Assistant Dean for Research where he remained until his retirement in 1980.

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Arrangement note

The records of the office of the Assistant Dean for Research primarily deal with Dr. George Marra's tenure in that office; that is, from early 1972 through late 1978. The records are divided into two series: Office of the Assistant Dean, 1939-1978; and Office of the Head of Wood Technology, 1967-1972. Series I, Office of the Assistant Dean, 1939-1978, is divided into three subseries: General Office Files, 1972-1978; Personnel Files, 1939-1961; and Planning, 1966. The first subseries, General Office Files, 1972-1978, consists of general office materials including correspondence (both incoming and outgoing), interoffice memoranda, budget planning, minutes of committee meetings, grant information and research proposals reflecting the activities of the Research Division from 1972 through 1978. The bulk of this material covers the period from January 1973 through January 1975 and is arranged chronologically. The second subseries, Personnel Files, 1939-1964, dates from the earlier period of the Washington State Institute of Technology's Division of Industrial Research. This subseries consists of general staff information files from 1939 to 1964 with additional material on personnel with surnames beginning with "S" through "Z". The staff information files on individuals with surnames beginning with the first part of the alphabet are missing. The third subseries, Planning, 1966, includes two folders on the ten year plan of the College of Engineering developed in 1966 as part of a long range plan for the University. One folder contains the plan of each of the sections of the Research Division, and the second folder constains the complete plan for the Research Division with related exhibits. .pp Series II, Office of the Head of Wood Technology, 1959-1972, contains material from the files of the Head of Wood Technology; Dr. Marra was in charge during the period from 1967 through 1972. Series II is divided into two subseries: General Office Files, 1959-1972; and Planning and Advising, 1966. The first subseries consists of general office files from April 1967 through March 1972, including such materials as correspondence, interoffice memoranda, grant information, policy statements, and minutes of the meeting of section heads, which Marra attended as the Head of the Wood Technology section. The second subseries consists of material relating to planning and advisory functions performed by the Head of Wood Technology during the development of the Ten Year Plan in 1966. Included in this subseries are agenda and minutes of the College of Engineering Advisory Board, the minutes of the Planning Advisory Council, information about the Ad Hoc Committee which worked with the Planning Advisory Council and the completed Ten Year Plan for the Wood Technology sections.

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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 Assistant Dean in the Research Division of the College of Engineering, were transferred to the University Archives, Washington State University, in July 1980, by George Marra (MS 80-28).

Processing Information note

The records were processed in March and April 1982 by Evelyn Rodewald.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State Institute of Technology. Division of Industrial Research.
  • Washington State University. College of Engineering. Research Division. Assistant Dean--Archives
  • Washington State University. College of Engineering. Research Division. Assistant Dean--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Campus planning--Washington (State)--Archival resources
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

 I Office of the Assistant Dean 1939-1978 

General Office Files 1972-1978 

Box Folder

Office files n.d.   16.0 items

1 1

 January-October 1972   12.0 items

1 2

 January -December 1973   413.0 items

1 3-12

 January-December 1974   408.0 items

1 13-24

 January 1975-April 1976   213.0 items

1 25-28

 May-November 1976   166.0 items

2 29-33

 December 1976-September 1978   144.0 items

2 34-39

Personnel Files 1939-1964 

General Personnel Files: 

Box Folder

S 1942-1960   89.0 items

2 40

T-Z 1939-1964   80.0 items

2 41

Individuals: 

Box Folder

Sorensen, H. A. 1947-1958   99.0 items

2 42

Tinney, Roy. 1954-1968   56.0 items

3 43

Weller, Harry C. 1940-1960   22.0 items

3 44

Weller, Royal. 1941-1949   35.0 items

3 45

Planning 1966 

Box Folder

Ten Year Plan, Research Division Sections 1966   11.0 items

3 46

Completed Plan, Research Division, with related exhibit material 1966   14.0 items

3 47

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 II Office of the Head of Wood Technology 1959-1972 

General Office Files 1959-1972 

Box Folder

 April 1967-March 1972   41.0 items

3 48

Minutes, Meetings of Sections Heads 1959, 1969-1972   30.0 items

3 49

Planning and Advising 1966 

Box Folder

College of Engineering Advisory Board 1966   17.0 items

3 50

Planning Advisory Council, Ten Year Plan 1966   20.0 items

3 51

Ten Year Plan for Wood Technology Section 1966   15.0 items

3 52

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