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WSU Athletics Photographs, 1900-2013
Overview of the Collection
- Washington State University. Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
- WSU Athletics Photographs
- 1900-2013 (inclusive)19002013
- 2.75 Linear feet of shelf space, (6 boxes), (Approximately 8000 images)
- Collection Number
- PC 160 (collection)
- Washington State University's athletics program dates to the beginning of the school in 1890-1892, when Athletics was known as Physical Education, and has continued since. The collection consists of photographs and other materials which had been held for years as research files in WSU Athletics. While individual materials may be as old as 1900 and as recent as 2013, the bulk of the material runs from about 1980-1997. The main body of the collection consists of sets of photographs related to the use, construction, and remodeling of Washington State University's facilities for the so-called "major sports": football, basketball, and baseball, plus track and field.
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
Washington State University's athletics program dates to the beginning of the school in 1890-1892, when Athletics was known as Physical Education, and has continued since. WSU's athletics teams participate in the Pac-12 athletic conference. Excepting a period from 1959-1962 when the conference disbanded and reformed, Washington State University has been a member of the Pac-12 and its predecessor conferences since 1916.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection consists of photographs and other materials which had been held for years as research files in WSU Athletics. While individual materials may be as old as 1900 and as recent as 2013, the bulk of the material runs from about 1980-1997. The main body of the collection consists of sets of photographs related to the use, construction, and remodeling of Washington State University's facilities for the so-called "major sports": football, basketball, and baseball, plus track and field. There are a large number of images related to band and to cheerleading and rally squads as well. Almost no material from actual sporting contests is included.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Copyright restrictions apply.
[Item Description] WSU Athletics Photographs, 1900-2013 (bulk 1980-1997) (PC 160)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The collection is arranged in two primary series by material types: photographic materials and print materials. There are two subseries within the photographs: building/facility files, and topical files. In each series and subseries folders are organized alphabetically, excepting some "related facilities" which are filed with same-sport facilities (for example, a folder on Rogers Field, the football predecessor to Martin Stadium, is files at the end of the Martin Stadium materials). No serious attempt has been made to organize materials within each folder; for the most part they remain in the order received. Photographic formats include photographic prints, contact sheets, negatives, slides, and even CDs of images.
The materials in this collection were transferred to the Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on July 13, 2015 by Linda Chalich, Assistant Director at Washington State University Athletics. The materials were accessioned as UPC 2015-09.
This collection was processed by University Archivist Mark O’English in November of 2015.
A number of items with no Athletics ties were removed during processing and interfiled into WSU 3 (WSU Buildings Historic Photographs) or WSU 4 (WSU Historic Photographs Subject File).
Despite this collection coming from WSU Athletics, very little material depicting actual sporting contests is included. For those type of materials, you'll probably want to look in some of WSU MASC's other collections, primarily:
PC 1 (WSU Publications and Printing / WSU Press Photographs, 1948-1983)
PC 4 (WSU Photographs Subject File, 1892-)
PC 115 (WSU Publications and Printing Photographs, 1983-1996)
Additional facilities photographs can be found in PC 3, the WSU Historic Buildings Photographs Subject File.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series 1: Photographs Return to Top
Subseries 1.1: Building / Facility Photograph Files
Athletics complex, 1973-1985
Bailey Field, 1980-1997
Bailey Field - Construction, 1979-1981
Bailey Field - Dedication, 1981-04-18
Bailey Field - Entrance. 1989
Bailey Field - Field turf, 2003
Bailey Field - Lights, 1984
Bailey Field - Rededication, 2000
Bailey Field - Scoreboard, 1981
Bailey Field (old - Mooberry track site), 1975-1978
Beasley Coliseum - Construction, 1971-1973
Beasley Coliseum - Dedication, 1973
Beasley Coliseum - Exteriors
Beasley Coliseum - Fans, 1983-2000
Beasley Coliseum - Friel Court / Crowds, 1980-2000
Beasley Coliseum - Locker rooms, 1982
Beasley Coliseum - Press
Bohler - Computer lab, 1997
Bohler - Court, 1970s-1985
Bohler - Exteriors, 1930-2000
Bohler - Final game ceremonies
Bohler - Ike Deeter Room, 1977
Bohler - Interiors (pre-remodel, non-court), 1977
Bohler - Rededication, 2002
Bohler - Weight room (pre-remodel), 1979-1997
Bohler - Addition and Remodel, 1994-2000
Bohler - Addition and Remodel, Atrium, 1998
Bohler - Addition and Remodel, Construction, 1996-1999
Bohler - Addition and Remodel, Dedication
Bohler - Addition and Remodel, Groundbreaking, 1996
Bohler - Addition and Remodel, Weight room, 1998-2001
Spokane Arena - Basketball floor, 1995
Golf Course, 1949-2007
Hollingbery Fieldhouse - Before renovation
Hollingbery Fieldhouse - Post renovation, 1975-1997
Hollingbery Fieldhouse - Pregame activities
Indoor Practice Facility, 2001-2002
Martin Stadium, 1979-2000
Martin Stadium - Crowd shots, 1979-1998
Martin Stadium - Entrances, 1980
Martin Stadium - Expansion work, 1979
Martin Stadium - Expansion, 2000
Martin Stadium - Goal post design, 1990
Martin Stadium - Press box, 1984
Martin Stadium - Scoreboards, 1964-1991
Martin Stadium - Stadium builders, 1978-1985
Martin Stadium - Turf - Super Turf, 1979
Martin Stadium - Turf - Omniturf, 1990
Martin Stadium - Turf - FieldTurf, 2000
Football Practice Field, 1997
Rogers Field, 1900-1972
Joe Albi Stadium, Spokane, 1983
Mooberry Track, 1980-1995
Mooberry Track - Construction, 1979-1981, 1998
Mooberry Track - Flag Lane, 1980-1992
Physical Education Building - Gibb Pool, 1980-1992
Soccer Field, 1995
Tennis Courts, 1991-1997
Ticket Office (Cougar Depot), 1988
Subseries 1.2: Topical Photograph Files
Anthem Singers and other individuals (all unidentified)
Cougar "Air Force," 1981-1986
Mariners game "Coug Night," 1983
Miscellaneous other athletic events, 1973-2000
Rally and Cheer, 1974-2014
Rifle team, 1986
Series 2: Papers Return to Top
Finance - Articles and press releases, 1975-1982
Histories of WSU Athletics, 1926-1995
"The History of Football at the State College of Washington from 1894 to 1952" by Richard C. Allard, 1953
Logos and branding, 1978-1990
Martin Stadium - Construction, 1971-1973
Martin Stadium - Expansion, 1979-1982
Title IX - Historical summaries and internal correspondence, 1977-1997
Title IX - Clippings, 1982-1995
Title IX - Clippings, 1974-1976
Women's Athletics, Team of the Decade, 1996
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Sports facilities -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Photographs.
- State College of Washington. Department of Physical Education and Athletics -- Photographs.
- Washington State University -- Sports -- Facilities -- Photographs.
- Washington State University. Department of Intercollegiate Athletics -- Photographs.
- Washington State University. Department of Physical Education and Athletics -- Photographs.
- Washington State University. School of Physical Education -- Photographs.
- State College of Washington. Department of Physical Education and Athletics. (creator)
- Washington State University. Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. (creator)
- Washington State University. Department of Physical Education and Athletics. (creator)
- Washington State University. School of Physical Education. (creator)