WSU Veteran’s Memorial Committee Records, 1985-1992

Overview of the Collection

WSU Veteran’s Memorial Committee Records
1985-1992 (inclusive)
.5 linear feet of shelf space, (1 box)
Collection Number
Archives 382 (collection)
Papers related to planning, fundraising, and creating of the WSU Veteran’s Memorial.
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 creation of the Washington State University Veteran’s Memorial was organized by James Quann, then University Registrar, who became the chairman of the memorial committee. The lists of names incorporated on the memorial were created with the help of Archives 121, War Records, and student admission cards were utilized to confirm enrollment of veterans from Vietnam and the Gulf War. Preliminary lists were published in the WSU alumni newsletter, Hilltopics, asking for readers to submit any names which may have been omitted. The memorial was eventually completed in 1993, and the work on this project inspired Quann to continue researching WSU veterans, resulting in his book, WSU Military Veterans: Heroes and Legends (Spokane: Tornado Creek Publications, 2005).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of materials related to the planning and creation of the WSU Veteran’s Memorial. These records range from lists of names to be included on the memorial, to correspondence with donors and family members of veterans, and newspaper clippings documenting the process of designing, fundraising for, and planning the memorial.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]; WSU Veteran’s Memorial Committee records, 1985-1992 (Archives 382)

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


This collection is arranged by subject. A small sheet of donor correspondence has been placed at the end of the collection.

Acquisition Information

Walt Dryfoos, Executive Director of Annual Giving Programs and Advancement Services, transferred these records, via Lori Clary, to the Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on February 2, 1998, where it was retained as UA1998-02.

Processing Note

WSU history graduate student James Feller processed this collection in August, 2018.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1987-1993
1 2 Memorial names
1 3 Newspaper clippings & News releases, 1986-1992
1 4 Donor correspondence, 1998

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top