Guide to the Central Washington University Observer, Photographs
circa 1940s-1990s

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Central Washington University. Observer
Title: Central Washington University, Observer
Dates: circa 1940s-1990s ( inclusive )
Quantity: 6 linear feet (13 boxes)  :  Photographs, negatives and contact sheets. Images are good; some objects have crop marks, tape and other writing.
Collection Number: RG003-04-03
Summary: This collection contains photographs taken by the Observer,, student newspaper at Central Washington University from the 1940s to 1990s.
Repository: Central Washington University
Archives and Special Collections

400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 963-1717
http://www.lib.cwu.edu/Archives-Special-Collections
archive@cwu.edu

Languages: English 

Historical Note

Student Opinion, the first student newspaper at Washington State Normal School (Central Washington University's predecessor), began publication in 1916. In 1927, the name of the paper was changed to the Campus Crier, and since 1984 it has been titled the Observer. (See page 183 of The First 75 years: A History of Central Washington State College by Samuel R. Mohler, 1967). As pf 2012, the newspaper was published weekly on Thursdays during the academic year.

Content Description

It is not known whether this collection is exhaustive of all photographs printed in Central's Observer. The photographs in this collection range in subject matter from sporting events to candid shots of campus scenes. Contact sheets sometimes contain photographer names, event names and dates. Many photographs have no identifying information.

Historical Background

Central Washington University began as the Washington State Normal School in 1891. In 1937, the school was rechristened the Central Washington College of Education. In 1961, the school became Central Washington State College and, finally, in 1977, Central Washington University.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Open to the public for educational research.

Preferred Citation :  

[Name of document or photograph number]. RG003-04-03, Central Washington University Observer, Photographs. Archives and Special Collections, Brooks Library, Central Washington University.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged alphabetically by subject. The photographs in this collection were originally separated by subject and date.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box/Folder
1-1 Aerial Photographs 1950s-1960s
1-2 Alumni 1960s
1-3 Anthropology 1960s
1-4 Art 1960s
1-5 Art 1980s-1990s
1-6 Art Exhibition 1990s
1-7 Associated Students of Central Washington University 1960s
1-8 Associated Students of Central Washington University 1980s-1990s
1-9 Associated Students of Central Washington University Board Candidates 1990s
1-10 Automobiles 1980s-1990s
1-11 Baseball 1980s-1990s
1-12 Baseball 1980s-1990s
1-13 Baseball 1990s
1-14 Basketball, Men 1980s-1990s
1-15 Basketball, Men 1980s-1990s
1-16 Basketball, Men 1980s-1990s
1-17 Basketball, Men 1980s-1990s
1-18 Basketball, Men 1980s-1990s
2-1 Basketball, Men 1980s-1990s
2-2 Basketball, Men 1980s-1990s
2-3 Basketball, Men 1990s
2-4 Basketball, Men
2-5 Basketball, Women 1980s-1990s
2-6 Basketball, Women 1980s-1990s
2-7 Basketball, Women 1980s-1990s
2-8 Basketball, Women 1990s
2-9 Bicycles 1980s-1990s
2-10 Biology 1960s
2-11 Board of Trustees 1960s
2-12 Board of Trustees meeting September, 1981
2-13 Boo Central 1990s
2-14 James Brooks 1960s
2-15 Building- Anderson Hall
2-16 Building- Aquatics Facility
2-17 Building- Barge Hall 1980s-1990s
2-18 Building- Barto Hall
2-19 Building- Bassetti Dorms
2-20 Building- Black Hall
2-21 Building- Bledsoe State Regional Archives 1980s-1990s
3-1 Building- Bouillon Hall
3-2 Building- Brooklane Village
3-3 Building- Brooks Library
3-4 Building- Courson Conference Center
3-5 Building- Dean Hall
3-6 Building- Edison Hall
3-7 Building- Edison Hall
3-8 Building- Grupe Center
3-9 Building- Hebeler Hall
3-10 Building- Hertz Hall
3-11 Building- Holmes Dining Hall
3-12 Building- Japanese Garden
3-13 Building- Kamola Hall
3-14 Building- Kennedy Hall
3-15 Building- Language and Literature
3-16 Building- Lind Hall
3-17 Building- Mitchell Hall
3-18 Building- Moore Hall
3-19 Building- Munson Hall
3-20 Building- Muzzall Hall
3-21 Building- Nicholson Pavilion
3-22 Building- North Hall
3-23 Building- Old Heating Plant
3-24 Building- Physical Education
3-25 Building- Psychology Research Center (CHCI)
3-26 Building- PresidentÂ’s Residence
3-27 Building- Samuelson Union Building
4-1 Building- Shaw Smyser Hall
4-2 Building- Stephens-Whitney Hall
4-3 Building- Student Village
4-4 Building- Sue Lombard Hall
4-5 Building- Tomlinson Field
4-6 Building- Tunstall Commons
4-7 Building- Wahle Apartments
4-8 Building- Wilson Hall
4-9 Campus Scenes 1950s-1960s
4-10 Campus Scenes 1960s
4-11 Campus Scenes 1980s-1990s
4-12 Campus Shuttle 1980s-1990s
4-13 Cheerleaders 1960s
4-14 Cheerleaders
4-15 Chemistry 1960s
4-16 Child Study Center 1980s-1990s
4-17 Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute 1980s-1990s
4-18 Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute 1990s
4-19 Class Reunions 1960s
4-20 Classroom 1950s-1960s
4-21 Classroom 1960s
4-22 College Elementary School 1960s
4-23 Commencement 1960s
4-24 Commencement 1980s
4-25 Computer Science
4-26 Construction/Destruction 1980s-1990s
4-27 Cross Country
5-1 Dances 1980s-1990s
5-2 Dances 1960s
5-3 Dorm Life 1940s-1950s
5-4 Drama 1960s
5-5 Education- Student Teaching Program 1965
5-6 Education 1960s
5-7 Ellensburg Businesses and Community 1980s-1990s
5-8 Ellensburg Businesses and Community 1980s-1990s
5-9 English 1960s
5-10 Environment 1980s-1990s
5-11 Events 1950s-1960s
5-12 Events 1980s
5-13 Events 1980s-1990s
5-14 Events 1980s-1990s
5-15 Events 1980s-1990s
5-16 Events 1987-1989
5-17 Events 1987-1989
6-1 Events 1993
6-2 Events 1994
6-3 Faculty, Staff and Administration- A-G 1980s-1990s
6-4 Faculty, Staff and Administration- H-O 1980s-1990s
6-5 Faculty, Staff and Administration- P-Z 1980s-1990s
6-6 Family and Consumer Sciences 1960s
6-7 Fashion 1980s-1990s
6-8 Fire Trucks and Fires 1980s-1990s
6-9 Fitness 1980s-1990s
6-10 Flight Technology 1950s
6-11 Flight Technology 1980s-1990s
6-12 Floods 1980s-1990s
7-1 Football 1940s-1950s
7-2 Football 1940s-1950s
7-3 Football 1980s
7-4 Football 1980s-1990s
7-5 Football 1980s-1990s
7-6 Football 1980s-1990s
7-7 Football 1980s-1990s
7-8 Football 1980s-1990s
7-9 Donald Garrity
7-10 Geography 1960s
7-11 Geology 1960s
7-12 Godspell- Production 1994
7-13 Golf 1980s-1990s
7-14 Golf 1990s
7-15 Jane Goodall Visit 1980s
7-16 Gorge 1980s-1990s
8-1 Health Center
8-2 Homecoming 1953
8-3 Homecoming 1950s-1960s
8-4 Homecoming 1962
8-5 Homecoming 1963
8-6 Homecoming 1980s
8-7 Homecoming 1980s-1990s
8-8 Horse Sculpture
8-9 Industrial Engineering 1960s
8-10 Instructional Media 1960s
8-11 International Programs 1980s-1990s
8-12 Intramural Sports 1950s-1960s
8-13 Intramural Sports 1980s-1990s
8-14 Intramural Sports 1980s-1990s
8-15 Japanese Garden 1990s
8-16 Library Staff and Faculty 1960s
8-17 Library Staff and Faculty 1970s
8-18 Library Staff and Faculty 1970s-1980s
9-1 Mascot
9-2 Master Clock 1980s-1990s
9-3 Memorial Service 1980s-1990s
9-4 Robert McConnell 1960s
9-5 Mock United Nations 1960s
9-6 Music 1960s
9-7 Music- Choral Groups 1960s
9-8 Music- Concert Band / Orchestra 1960s
9-9 Music- Marching Band 1960s
9-10 Music in the SUB 1980s
9-11 Musical Groups 1980s-1990s
9-12 Musical Groups 1980s-1990s
9-13 Ivory Nelson 1990s
9-14 New Softball Field Dedication Softball Game 1990s
9-15 Dean Nicholson 1980s-1990s
9-16 Nursery School 1950s
10-1 Parking and Campus Security 1980s-1990s
10-2 Phase II Dancers 1990s
10-3 Philosophy 1960s
10-4 Physical Education 1960s
10-5 Physics 1960s
10-6 Politicians on Campus 1980s-1990s
10-7 Political Speakers on Campus 1980s
10-8 Political Speakers on Campus 1990s
10-9 Preview Week 1994
10-10 Psychology 1960s
10-11 Radio Station KCAT 1980s-1990s
10-12 Rallies and Protests
10-13 Registration 1960s
10-14 Roads 1980s-1990s
10-15 Rodeo 1980s-1990s
10-16 ROTC 1960s
10-17 ROTC 1980s-1990s
10-18 Rugby- Men 1980s-1990s
10-19 Rugby- Men 1990s
10-20 Rugby- Women 1980s-1990s
10-21 Satellite Dish
10-22 Scholarly Speakers on Campus 1990s
10-23 Science Building
10-24 Science Teacher Conference 1960s
10-25 Shaw-Smyser Dedication 1990s
10-26 Sign (Central Washington State College) 1960s
10-27 Snow Sports 1989
11-1 Soccer- Men 1980s-1990s
11-2 Soccer- Men 1990s
11-3 Soccer- Women 1980s-1990s
11-4 Soccer- Women 1990s
11-5 Softball- Women 1980s-1990s
11-6 Softball- Women 1990s
11-7 Speakers on Campus 1980s-1990s
11-8 Student Activities 1950s-1960s
11-9 Student Activities 1960s
11-10 Student Activities 1980s-1990s
11-11 Student Activities 1980s-1990s
11-12 Student Activities 1980s-1990s
11-13 Student Activities 1990s
11-14 Student Activism 1980s
11-15 Student Newspaper Staff 1980s-1990s
12-1 Students- Group 1980s-1990s
12-2 Students- Portraits 1980s-1990s
12-3 Students- Portraits 1980s-1990s
12-4 Students- Portraits 1950s-1960s
12-5 Students- Portraits 1980s-1990s
12-6 Swimming 1980s-1990s
12-7 Swimming and Diving 1960s
12-8 Swimming- Men and Women 1980s
12-9 Summit to Summit 1980s
12-10 Talent Shows 1960s
12-11 Television Station 1980s-1990s
12-12 Tennis 1980s-1990s
12-13 Tennnis- Men, Women and Intramural 1990s
12-14 Tent ‘N Tube 1980s-1990s
12-15 Theatre Performances 1980s-1990s
12-16 Track- Men 1960
12-17 Track- Men and Women 1980s-1990s
12-18 Track and Field 1980s-1990s
13-1 University Band 1980s-1990s
13-2 University Choir 1980s-1990s
13-3 Volleyball 1980s-1990s
13-4 Volleyball- Women 1980s-1990s
13-5 Wrestling 1980s-1990s
13-6 Wrestling 1990s
13-7 Miscellaneous Contact Sheets 1980s-1990s

Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

    • Geographical Names :
    • Ellensburg (Wash.)
    • Subject Terms :
    • Central Washington University--History
    • Student newspapers and periodicals--United States
    • Washington (State)--History
      • Other Creators :
      • Central Washington University. Observer

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