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Office of the Registrar Admission Card File, 1899-1949
Overview of the Collection
- Office of the Registrar Admission Card File
- 1899-1949 (inclusive)18991949
- 24 linear feet of shelf space, (32 boxes)
- Collection Number
- Archives 240 (collection)
- Admissions cards for students admitted into Washington State College between 1899 and 1949.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Washington State University was founded as the Washington Agricultural College and School of Science in 1890, and became the State College of Washington (colloquially Washington State College) in 1905. It enrolled its first students and began instruction in January of 1892. During its early years the school offered both college courses and non-college courses, the most common non-college program was the Preparatory School, later the Elementary School or Elementary Science program, which was the equivalent of today's high school education.
The Office of the Registrar is responsible for handling student records; the role of the registrar dates to the earliest days of the campus, though the first registrar also served a secretarial role. Today it's responsible for virtually all non-medical student data.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection consists solely of admissions cards for students accepted into Washington State College (also as Washington Agricultural College and School of Science), or its preparatory non-collegiate programs, during the years 1899 to 1949. Information on the cards varies from year to year, but can include: student full name, date of admission, WSU ID number, home address, name and employment of parent, prior schooling, veteran status, intended course of study, and what courses the student took in high school (or other schooling) and their rank or GPA there.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Restricted! This collection contains private student information and is subject to relevant privacy laws. Any access will be at the discretion of the archivist, and will be limited to a single student’s information. Collection materials may not be photographed, scanned, or otherwise duplicated.
[Item Description] Registrar Admission Card File, 1899-1949 (Archives 240)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The cards are in a standard alphabetical order, by student last name, first name, middle name.
The materials in this collection were transferred to the Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) by Mary Gunn of the Office of the Registrar on March 18, 1992, and retained as UA 1992-11.
The collection was processed circa 1999-2000. Materials were reboxed but otherwise retained in the same order and condition that they were received in.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top