Washington State University Libraries COM Catalog, 1986-1988

Overview of the Collection

Washington State University Libraries COM Catalog
1986-1988 (inclusive)
.5 linear feet of shelf space, (1 box)
Collection Number
Archives 358 (collection)
COM (Computer Output Microfiche) Catalog detailing books added to the WSU Libraries between June 1, 1979 and April, 1987. Microfiche cards list these by title/author or by subject.
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

The Washington State University Libraries date to the founding of the Washington Agricultural College and School of Science, when the library was just a shelf in the President’s office in the first campus building. It quickly grew and became a room in the original College Hall, then half a floor in the Administration Building (Thompson Hall), then half of Bryan Hall, then the full Holland Library, and then the Owen Science and Engineering Library as well. Over time a number of departmental libraries acted as branches of the system, some officially and some unofficially.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of sets of microfiche cards which compose a COM (Computer Output Microfiche) Catalog. They list materials added to the Washington State University Libraries between June 1, 1979 and the mid-1980s.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description] Washington State University Libraries Computer Output Microfiche (COM) Catalog, 1986-1988

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Items are arranged in their original three series, in alphabetic order, with supplemental materials at the end of each relevant series. Within each series and subseries, microfiche cards are arranged in their original numeric (alphabetical) order. Two loose sheets of paper are documentation photocopied off of the original circular holding case.

Acquisition Information

These were transferred to Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections on March 15, 2017 by Mary Gilles of the WSU Libraries, and retained as UA2017-02.

Processing Note

The catalog initially came on a rotating file stand; materials were removed and organized, and the stand was returned to the Libraries proper.

Related Materials

University Archives 196: WSU Libraries Accession Record Books, 1892-1982.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1 Author/Title, Main Series. 280 cards, missing numbers 2, 22, 88, 92, 139. 1986-06
Author/Title, Supplementary Series. 34 cards, complete. 1987-03
Journals & Serials. 17 cards, complete. 1988-12
Subject, Main Series. 170 cards, missing no. 132. 1986-06
Subject, Supplementary Series. 25 cards, missing no. 24 1987-03

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top