Community Hall Records, 1938-1968

Overview of the Collection

Community Hall Records
1938-1968 (inclusive)
approximate 324 items, (.25 linear feet), (1 containers)
Collection Number
Archives 143
Contains minutes, account books, a history, the hall handbook, Community Compact, and the hall newsletter, Commun-O-K or Community Property.
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

The Collection is open for research use.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 1920 the Community Building Company was formed in Pullman and interest bearing bonds were sold to local people. The proceeds were used for the construction of Community Hall in 1921 on lands adjacent to the College. The building was leased to the Board of Regents at a price that would allow a reasonable return for the investors. At the end of the amortization period the dormitory became the property of the State of Washington. The building has been used consistently as a women's residence since it was first occupied.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The records of Community Hall, 1938-1968, are arranged chronologically within functional groups. The largest group is minutes of both the council of elected officers and house meetings. Also included are account books, a history, the Community Compact (the hall handbook) and the hall newsletter (titled variously Commun-O-K and Community Property).

Acquisition Information

The records of Community Hall were transferred to Washington State University Libraries prior to 1980 (WSU 58).

Processing Note

The records were processed in June 1984 by Ann Klavano.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Minutes Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
170 items
1 2
5 items
1 3
59 items
1 4
23 items

Newsletters , 1948-1949, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 5

5 items

Community Compact, , ca. 1959-1961Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 6

2 items

History , n.d.Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 7

2 items

Account Books Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 8
57 items
1 9
1 item

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Dormitories--Washington (State)--Pullman--Archives

Corporate Names

  • Washington State University--Buildings--Archives
  • Washington State University. Community Hall--Archives (creator)
  • Washington State University. Community Hall--Records and correspondence

Titles within the Collection

  • Commun-O-K
  • Community property

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • State College of Washington. Community Hall. (creator)