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Collected History Texts of Washington State University:

Washington State University, then the Washington Agricultural College and School of Science, began classes on January 13th, 1892. While a number of resources document its history, the majority of those are old and/or scarce. This page is intended to allow researchers to search a number of those tools, most digitized solely for this project, through one central location.

The Collections:

This page is actually a collection of collections, allowing one to search a variety of resources drawing on WSU's history. To view the individual collections click on one of the following links:

Searching the Database:

Entering search terms in the box in the upper left of the page. It will search across the full text of all pages. To read through an individual issue, move to the apporpriate collection and there select Browse This Collection and then click on the appropriate issue in the chronological list. Search results are displayed as a series of thumbnail images that may be browsed. To view the larger image and its corresponding description, click on the thumbnail.

Creating the Database:

University Archivist Mark O'English managed the projects, designed the metadata schemas, and designed this page with Cindy Ellis. Alex Merrill and Doug Lambeth provided technical support for CONTENTdm. Jeff Kuure designed this page's banner. The project was created through the Lawrence R. Stark Graduate Fellowship, an endowment created in 2008 to honor former university archivist Larry Stark.

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