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Table of Contents
- Overview of the Collection
- Content Description
- Use of the Collection
- Administrative Information
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Names and Subjects
Crew (Rowing) Records, 1975-2011
Overview of the Collection
- Crew (Rowing) Records
- 1975-2011 (inclusive)19752011
- 1 Linear foot of shelf space, (2 boxes)
- Collection Number
- Archives 359 (collection)
- Organized crew at Washington State University began as a men's club sport in the 1969-1970 school year; female Cougars began rowing in 1974. The collection consists of papers dealing with men's and women's crew at Washington State University. They tend not to be official university papers, but rather documents collected by people affiliated with the programs, though some official budgets and other materials are included.
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
Organized crew at Washington State University began as a men's club sport in the 1969-1970 school year; female Cougars began rowing in 1974. In 1990, women's rowing became an official university-funded sport; as of 2016 men's rowing still remains a club activity. The terms crew and rowing are effectively interchangeable.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection consists of papers dealing with men's and women's crew at Washington State University. They tend not to be official university papers, but rather documents collected by people affiliated with the programs, though some official budgets and other materials are included. The materials bulk from about 1985-2000, with the majority of the club materials dating from 1985-1989. Very little men's materials, other than the Pull Hard newsletters, are present from 1990 forward.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Some materials may be subject to copyright.
[Item Description] Crew (Rowing) Records, 1975-2011 (Archives 359)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The collection is broken into two primary series. The first series deals with crew as a club sport, and deals primarily, but not exclusively, with men's rowing. It contains one short subseries of materials from the Cougar Rowing Association / Cougar Rowing Foundation, which served as a fund-raising, organizational, and alumni group for the men's and women's clubs. The second series is women's rowing from 1990 (when it became an official university sport) forward. The bulk of that is a subseries consisting of clippings and small materials such as schedules, programs, and results. All the materials are organized alphabetically by subject save one subseries - the women's rowing clippings and other small materials are organized chronologically and placed at the end of the women's crew materials. There is some slight overlap between the series - for example, "Results: PAC-10 Championships and San Diego Crew Classic, 1997-2001" includes both women's athletics and men's club results.
The materials in this collection were transferred to MASC by Roger and Tammy Crawford on March 16, 2016, and retained as accession UA2016-03. Roger and Tammy both rowed for WSU in the 1980s; Tammy coached women's crew from 1990-2002.
This collection was processed in March of 2016 by University Archivist Mark O'English.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series 1: Crew (as a club sport - primarily men's, but not exclusively)Return to Top
Bylaws: Men's Crew, 1996
Christy Cook, 1979
Coeur d'Alene Regatta Planning, 1997-1998
Subseries 1.1: Cougar Rowing Association / Cougar Rowing Foundation
Bylaws and Incorporation, 1988
Fundraising and Membership, 1986-1993
Crew Histories, 1975-1987
Dedication: Ken Abbey Shellhouse, 1991
Master's Camp Outline, n.d.
Newsletter: The Pull Hard, 1977-2011
Oars for Sale, 1986
Results: PAC-10 Championships and San Diego Crew Classic, 1997-2001
Safety Program, 1989
Women's Crew Club Officers, 1984
Series 2: Women's Rowing (as an official sport, not as a club)Return to Top
Coaching Application and Information: Tammy Crawford, 1990
Media Guides, 1992-2009
Newsletter: Cougar Rowing, 1992-1993
Photographs, 1995 ca.
Subseries 2.1: Women's Crew Clippings, Programs, Results, Schedules, etc.
Programs and Schedules/Results, 1993-1994
Clippings and Correspondence, 1994-1995
Programs and Schedules/Results, 1994-1995
Clippings and Fund-Raising, 1999-2000
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Rowers -- Washington (State) -- Pullman
- Rowing -- Washington (State) -- Pullman
- Women rowers -- Washington (State) -- Pullman
- Washington State University -- Rowing