Ferry Hall Scrapbook, 1960-1962

Overview of the Collection

Ferry Hall Scrapbook
1960-1962 (inclusive)
1.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 box)
Collection Number
Archives 357 (collection)
The collection is a single scrapbook, documenting the 1960-1962 school years, when Ferry was a women's dorm.
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

Construction began on the original Ferry Hall in February of 1892, the second month of the school's offering classes. It was used as the men's dormitory for about five years, but burned to the ground on February 23rd, 1897. A replacement dormitory, also named Ferry Hall, was built in the same location and first occupied in February, 1900. It was torn down in 1975, and Eastlick Hall was constructed in that location. Ferry's bell tower was saved from demolition - turned into a gazebo, it was on the lawn southeast of Murrow Hall before being moved to a location northeast of the Lewis Alumni Centre in July of 2008.

Ferry Hall was a men's dormitory for most of its life, but in 1960 became a women's dorm, and eventual became a coed dorm, with men and women on alternating floors.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection is a single scrapbook, documenting the 1960-1962 school years, when Ferry was a women's dorm. It contains newspaper clippings, photographs, dance cards, and a written history of 1960-9161 Ferry events.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright may apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description] Ferry Hall Scrapbook, 1960-1962 (Archives 357)

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The scrapbook pages remain in their original order of creation.

Acquisition Information

This scrapbook was received in the Washington State University Libraries sometime between 1962 and 2000, and placed in a set of loose general university scrapbooks in the University Publications collections (WSU 177-7).

Processing Note

This collection was processed as its own collection in August of 2015 by University Archivist Mark O'English.

Related Materials

The general university scrapbooks set with which this was filed for several years is held as WSU 177. Various other dorm-specific scrapbooks are held in numerous University Archives collections.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Dormitories -- Washington (State) -- Pullman

Corporate Names

  • Washington State University -- Students