Streit Perham Hall Records, 1962-1974

Overview of the Collection

Streit Perham Hall Records
1962-1974 (inclusive)
approximate 339 items, ( .25 linear feet), ( 1 containers)
Collection Number
Archives 144
Includes minutes and hall handbooks.
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

The Collection is open for research use.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Streit Hall and Perham Hall opened in the fall of 1962. Streit Hall was named after Selma Streit who was the Director of Housing and Food Services at Washington State University from 1948 to 1961. Perham Hall was named after Benjamin Agnew Perham who was a member of the Board of Regents from 1933 to 1945.

Originally a women's dormitory it became a co-ed dormitory in the early 1970's. While the living areas of Streit and Perham are separate, they share a central building which contains the dining hall, lounge, reception desk and the Head Resident's apartment. When Streit-Perham opened it was organized into four sections (Upper Perham, Lower Perham, Upper Streit, Lower Streit) of three floors each. These sections had separate elected officers and social events.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The records of Streit-Perham Hall, 1962-1974, contain minutes and hall handbooks. The minutes are of the meetings of both the Section Councils and the Executive Council which contained representatives from both dormitories. The records are arranged chronologically. While the bulk of the minutes are from the various councils, the folders also contain occasional reports from other committees.

Acquisition Information

The records of Streit-Perham Hall were transferred to Washington State University Libraries prior to 1980 (WSU 156).

Processing Note

The records were processed in June, 1984 by Ann M. Klavano.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Minutes Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Executive Council
75 items
1 2
Lower Perham Section Council
78 items
1 3
Upper Perham Section Council
54 items
1 4
Lower Streit Section Council
48 items
1 5
Upper Streit Section Council
82 items

Hall Handbooks , 1962, 1974Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 6

2 items

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Dormitories--Washington (State)--Pullman--Archives

Corporate Names

  • Washington State University--Buildings--Archives
  • Washington State University. Streit-Perham Hall--Archives (creator)
  • Washington State University. Streit-Perham Hall--Records and correspondence