Esquire Hall Scrapbook, 1947-1954

Overview of the Collection

Esquire Hall Scrapbook
1947-1954 (inclusive)
1.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 box)
Collection Number
Archives 356 (collection)
The scrapbook consists of clippings and photographs documenting the lives and events of the students living in Esquire Hall.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

After World War II, Washington State College experienced a population boom which required rapid construction of student housing. Four men's dormitories known as the Quad were constructed in 1946 and 1947, and originally known as North, South, East, and West Houses, though most would later acquire other names. North House was constructed in 1946, from war surplus housing which had been located at Camp Farragut in Northern Idaho. It became known as Esquire House, then returned to being North House, then became Sherwood House. In 1963 it became a temporary home for a campus fraternity, and was finally demolished in early 1964; French Administration Building was built on that spot a few years later. The Quad area was also known colloquially as Mud Hollow.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The scrapbook consists of clippings and photographs documenting the lives and events of the students living in Esquire Hall.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright may apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description] Esquire Hall Scrapbook, 1947-1954 (Archives 356)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The scrapbook pages remain in their original order of creation.

Acquisition Information

This scrapbook was received in the Washington State University Libraries sometime between 1955 and 2000, and eventually placed in a set of loose general university scrapbooks in the University Publications collections (WSU 177-7).

Processing Note

This collection was processed as its own collection in August of 2015 by University Archivist Mark O'English.

Related Materials

The general university scrapbooks set with which this was filed for several years is held as WSU 177. Various other dorm-specific scrapbooks are held in numerous University Archives collections.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Dormitories -- Washington (State) -- Pullman

Corporate Names

  • State College of Washington -- Students
  • Washington State University -- Students