Guide to the Central Washington University Relations, Miscellaneous Historical Photographs
1891-1978

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Central Washington University Relations
Title: Central Washington University Relations, Miscellaneous Historical Photographs
Dates: 1891-1978 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet (2 oversize boxes)  :  Photographic prints and laminated labels in good condition.
Collection Number: RG027-06-79
Summary: This collection consists of photographic prints and laminated labels for prints depicting Ellensburg, WA, and the campus of Central Washington University (and its predecessors), 1891-1978.
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

Central Washington University's Advancement Office began as the Office of Public Service in 1938. In 1946 the office was renamed the Publications Office, a name which it retained until 1962 when it became part of the Office of Auxiliary Services. After 1966 it became the College Relations and Financial Aid Office and later, in 1969, the College Information Office. When Central Washington State College became a university in 1977, the office was renamed the University Information Office. In 1979 it was called the University Relations Office, and in 1993 it became the University Advancement Office.

Content Description

The photographs in this collection include portraits of students and faculty of Washington State Normal School (with names included on the backs of photos); photos of buildings at Washington State Normal School and Central Washington State College; aerial photographs of Ellensburg; and portraits of the school’s presidents from 1891 to 1978.

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]. RG027-06-79, Central Washington University Relations, Miscellaneous Historical Photographs. Archives and Special Collections, Brooks Library, Central Washington University.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged chronologically by size


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box/Folder
1-1 Benjamin Franklin Barge, Principal 1891-1894
1-2 P. A. Getz, President, Principal 1894-1898
1-3 William E. Wilson, Principal/President 1898-1916
1-4 George H. Black, President 1916-1930
1-5 Seldon F. Smyser, Acting President 1930-1931
1-6 Robert E. McConnell, President 1931-1959
1-7 Perry H. Mitchell, Acting President 1959-1961
1-8 James E. Brooks, President 1961-1978
1-9 Donald L. Garrity, President 1978-1991
1-10 “’Diamond 75’ Anniversary Edition" Newspaper Clipping, Photo of Barge Hall
1-11 Group Portrait, Faculty Members 1892-1898
1-12 Group Portrait, First Graduating Class 1892
1-13 Old Library Building, Taken by Patrick Crawford May 1953
1-14 Framed Individual Portraits, Faculty Members 1904-1905
2-1 Benjamin Franklin Barge, Principal 1891-1894
2-2 Group Portrait, 25th Anniversary Celebration (reprint) May 25, 1916
2-3 Robert E. McConnell 1931
2-4 McConnell Auditorium, Taken by I Spring 1970s
2-5 Old Library (Bouillon Hall) 1970s
2-6 Bouillon Library, Occupied 1961 1970s
2-7 McConnell Auditorium and Kamola Hall 1970s
2-8 Black Hall, Grupe Center 1970s
2-9 Nicholson Pavilion 1970s
2-10 Grupe Center, Black Hall 1970s
2-11 Student Union Building 1970s
2-12 Barge Hall 1970s
2-13 Dormitories 1970s
2-14 Barge Hall
2-15 Ellensburg 1940s
2-16 CWCE United Nations Group 1957
2-17 Aerial Photo of Campus 1970s
2-18 State Normal School
2-19 Laboratory Scene, State Normal School
2-20 Group Portrait, Faculty Members 1892-1893
2-21 Group Portrait, Second Graduating Class, Taken by C.A. Bushnell 1893
2-22 Group Portrait, Class 1901
2-23 Group Portrait, Normal School/High School Football Team 1902
2-24 Group Portrait, Class 1905
2-25 Group Portrait, Class Members Early 1900s
2-26 Group Portrait, Faculty Members 1892-1893
2-27 Group Portrait, Class, Taken by C.A. Bushnell 1894
2-28 Ellensburg Looking South from the Normal School 1895
2-29 Ellensburg Looking South from the Normal School 1895
2-30 Group Portrait, Faculty Members 1895
2-31 Group Portrait, Class 1897
2-32 Group Portrait, Faculty Members 1899-1900
2-33 Group Portrait, Class 1900
2-34 State Normal School 1900-1901
2-35 Normal School Football Team 1907-1908
2-36 Group Portrait, 25th Anniversary Celebration May 25, 1916
2-37 McConnell Auditorium 1949
2-38 New Science Building 1965
2-39 Aerial Photograph Central Washington State College 1966
2-40 Aerial Photograph Central Washington State College 1966
2-41 Old Library (Barge Hall) 1920s

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
    • Universities and colleges--Washington (State)
      • Form or Genre Terms :
      • Photographic prints
      • Other Creators :
      • Central Washington University Relations

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