Office of the Registrar Admission Card File, 1899-1949

Overview of the Collection

Office of the Registrar Admission Card File
1899-1949 (inclusive)
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
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691

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.

Preferred Citation

[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.

Acquisition Information

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.

Processing Note

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

Container(s) Description
1 Aae-Ar
2 As-Bei
3 Bel-Bow
4 Box-Burm
5 Burn-Chow
6 Chr-Cow
7 Cox-Dep
8 Der-Eek
9 Eel-Fix
10 Fla-Gex
11 Gh-Gun
12 Gup-Haw
13 Hay-Hol
14 Hom-Jay
15 Je-Kell
16 Kels-Ky
17 La-Lind
18 Line-McF
19 McF-Martin
20 Martina-Mog
21 Moh-Nes
22 Net-Pap
23 Paq-Ply
24 Poa-Rhy
25 Ri-Rz
26 Sa-Shap
27 Shar-Sny
28 So-Sul
29 Sum-Tre
30 Tri-War
31 Was-Williams
32 Williamson-Zylkstra

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