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ASWSU Activities Center Board Records, 1966-1967
Overview of the Collection
- Associated Students of Washington State University. Activities Center
- ASWSU Activities Center Board Records
- 1966-1967 (inclusive)19661967
- 0.25 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 Box)
- Collection Number
- Archives 166 (collection)
- The records of the Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU) Activities Center Board, dating from 1966-1967, are comprised of working papers and correspondence relating to finances of the board.
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 ASWSU (Associated Students of Washington State University) Activities Center serves Washington State University (formally the State College of Washington) by organizing, directing and generally over-seeing many campus-related student group activities. Administering of student organizations includes constant evaluation and advisement.
The Activities Center was established with approval of the Board of Regents in the Spring of 1947 in answer to student and faculty demands. It began operation during the fall semester of that year. The goal of the Activities Center was to enable a joint student-faculty coordination and participation in student and campus life. The student-faculty cooperative effort was to be augmented by a staff of professionals through whose help the Activities Center was "to bring efficiency and direction by coordinating and guiding existing student organizations, by assisting new groups in developing new programs, and by aiding individual students in planning a balanced program of activities." (As observed in a Review of Student Activities Center Program, April, 1948).
At the time 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 gradually became more diffuse, the Activities Center became a more important central focal point coordinating their activities. The Activities Center, therefore, became a place of general guidance, assistance and counseling for student committees and concerns. Furthermore, it became a central repository for committee records where evaluations of past activities could be used for recommendations of procedures for future efforts. In this regard, on an annual basis, evaluations of past activities could be used for recommendations of procedures for future efforts. In this regard, on an annual basis, evaluative reports are filed with the Activities Center so that evaluations of the programs can be made; these reports are filed by Committee Chairmen, as well as by faculty advisors to individual committees.
The Activities Center also played a supplemental role in reorganization of the student government. Prior to the formation of the Activities Center, and for some time after it began, the major student government organizational structure was the class governments. However, in time, and especially during the decade of the 1960s, the ASWSU (an organization of all students) superseded the class government system, and the class governments were discontinued in 1968. For the Activities Center this has meant that the role of the students, in directing and actually involving themselves in the workings of the Activities Center, has increased. What was once a joint student-faculty arrangement, in conjunction with professional administrators, has become more of a joint effort between students and professionals.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The records of the Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU) Activities Center Board, dating from 1966-1967, are comprised of working papers and correspondence relating to finances of the board.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Copyright restrictions may apply.
ASWSU Activities Center Board Records, 1966-1967 (Archives 166)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
These records were transferred to the WSU Libraries with other ASWSU records in 1975.
This collection was processed in September 1984 by Patricia M. Gourd.
These records consist of a single folder which was removed from the ASWSU President Records, 1953-1975 (Archives 164). The folder had been placed at the end of the President's records after receipt but actually had no connection with those records.
ASWSU Activities Center Records, 1935-1974 (Archives 17)
ASWSU Activities Center Records, 1948-1978 (Archives 62)
ASWSU Activities Center Records, 1947-1981 (Archives 118)
ASWSU Board of Control Records, 1922-1978 (Archives 113)
ASSCW Annual Budget Reports, 1912-1942 (Archives 114)
ASWSU President Records, 1953-1975 (Archives 164)
ASWSU Vice President Records, 1962-1967 (Archives 165)
Washington State University Publications, 1891-2018: Associated Students of Washington State University (WSU 2)
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- College student government -- Washington (State) -- Archives
- Student activities -- Washington (State) -- Archives
- Associated Students of Washington State University. Activities Center -- Records and correspondence
- Associated Students of Washington State University (creator)