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ASWSU Board of Control Records, 1922-1978
Overview of the Collection
- Associated Students of Washington State University. Board of Control
- ASWSU Board of Control Records
- 1922-1978 (inclusive)19221978
- 3 Linear feet of shelf space, (4 Boxes)
- Collection Number
- Archives 113 (collection)
- The bulk of the ASWSU Board of Control records consists of minutes of meetings, but also contains committee reports, constitutions and amendments, bills and motions, and Services and Activities Fee allocation proposals.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Associated Students of Washington State University serves as the government for the general student body. In 1915 the Associated Students of the State College of Washington was founded. When the college changed its name in 1959 to Washington State University, the association changed its name to the Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU). Prior to 1968 the dominant student organizational structure was constituted by the class governments. Each class organized its own class government upon entrance to the university. In 1968 the system of student class governments was abandoned and the responsibility of the ASWSU was enlarged to encompass every aspect of student government.
The ASWSU functions as the central office for student interests and concerns. These issues have included 18-year-old voting rights, WSU facilities planning, the draft, civil rights, women's rights, the Viet Nam War, grading systems, curriculum controversies, sports, community, and environmental concerns. The ASWSU and its president act as representatives for the student body to the general public, university administration, the legislature, the community, and national leaders. ASWSU's complex structure is composed of numerous standing committees and commissions concerned with on-going interests. Additionally, ad hoc committees are frequently established to deal with timely issues and specific problems or investigations.
The executive branch of the organization usually consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Administrative Assistant. At times, these titles have changed and specific functions and responsibilities have been shuffled. Through the Activities Center the ASWSU serves as the student body coordinator for all major student activities. The ASWSU President, as the elected representative of the whole student body, has a great deal of interaction with the Board of Control, and later, the Assembly. In 1970 the constitution was changed and the organizational structure modified by replacing the functionally limited Board of Control with the larger, more representative Assembly.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The ASWSU Board of Control records cover 1922-1978. The bulk of the material consists of minutes of meetings, but also contains committee reports, constitutions and amendments, bills and motions, and Services and Activities Fee allocation proposals. The material within each of the subject classifications is arranged chronologically and is contained within bound volumes.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Copyright restrictions may apply.
ASWSU Board of Control Records, 1922-1978 (Archives 113)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically with each subject.
The records were transferred to the Washington State University Libraries in October of 1981 (UA 81-27) by Dan Peterson, ASWSU Vice President.
This collection was processed in May of 1983 by Barbara Kovarik Gahl.
ASWSU Activities Center Records, 1935-1974 (Archives 17)
ASWSU Activities Center Records, 1948-1978 (Archives 62)
ASWSU Activities Center Records, 1947-1981 (Archives 118)
ASWSU Activities Center Records, 1966-1967 (Archives 166)
ASSCW Annual Budget Reports, 1912-1942 (Archives 114)
ASWSU President Records, 1953-1975 (Archives 164)
ASWSU Vice President Records, 1962-1967 (Archives 165)
Washington State University Publications, 1891-2018: Associated Students of Washington State University (WSU 2)
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|3||21-22||Constitution and Amendments
|3||23||Mock Political Convention Report
|4||24-25||Senate Bills and Motions
|4||26||Services and Activities Fee Allocation
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- College student government -- Washington (State) -- Archives
- Student activities -- Washington (State) -- Archives
- Associated Students of Washington State University. Board of Control -- Records and correspondence
- Associated Students of the State College of Washington. Board of Control -- Records and correspondence
- Associated Students of Washington State University (creator)
- Associated Students of the State College of Washington (creator)
- Associated Students of the State College of Washington. Board of Control (creator)