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