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College of Engineering and Architecture Photographs, 1964-1987
Overview of the Collection
- Washington State University. College of Engineering and Architecture
- College of Engineering and Architecture Photographs
- 1964-1987 (inclusive)19641987
- 4.25 Linear feet of Shelf Space, (9 boxes), (Approximately 4000 images)
- Collection Number
- PC 144 (collection)
- The images were taken by employees of the Engineering Extension office of the College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University, and document the programs, research, and day-to-day life of the faculty, students, and staff of the College of Engineering and Architecture.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The departments which became the College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University were in place when the school opened in 1892, with the first graduates in 1897. In 1946, a reorganization established the Washington State Insitute of Technology as the entity which included the academic departments as the College of Engineering, the School of Mines, the Division of Industrial Research and the Division of Industrial Service. The Instutute was again reorganized in July 1966 into a College of Engineering with academic departments, a Research Division and a Technical Extension Service. In 1984, it was redefined as the College of Engineering and Architecture.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The images were taken by employees of the Engineering Extension office, and document the programs, research, and day-to-day life of the faculty, students, and staff of the College of Engineering and Architecture. Many of the originals to photographs found in Quest and other Engineering and Architecture publications can be found within this collection.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Copyright restrictions may apply.
[Item Description] College of Engineering and Architecture Photographs, 1964-1987 (PC 144)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The photographs in this collection are maintained in their original order. This consists of one major chronological series of contact strips and negatives, followed by two smaller chronological series. These series are identified by the creators of those images: David C. Flaherty (Series 1), Brian T. Harvey (Series 2), or Harvey and Sue Ehrstine (Series 3).
The majority of the prints and negatives are contact sheets or strips mounted on paper; these frequently have notes from the College identifying them and have thus been retained exactly as they came to MASC. Photographs prior to 1970 have little to no labeling.
This collection was donated to the Washington State University (WSU) Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on August 16th, 1990 by Kathleen Warren of WSU's College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA). It was accessioned as UA1990-05. The collection was received in a sequence of 29 large three-ring binders, which were discarded during processing.
This collection was processed by University Archivist Mark O'English in March, 2011.
MASC holds a few other collections of photographs from the College of Engineering and Architecture.
PC 143 is a subsequent continuation of these CEA photographs.
UA1990-37 (as of yet unprocessed) consists of a scrapbook and a small box of loose photographs.
MASC also holds a 1926 College of Engineering scrapbook as PC 94.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series 1: Flaherty imagesReturn to Top
Series 2: Harvey imagesReturn to Top
Series 3: Ehrstine and Harvey imagesReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Architecture -- Photographs.
- Engineering -- Photographs.
- Washington State University. College of Engineering and Architecture. -- Photographs.