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About this collection

WSU Evergreen (Student Newspapers), 1892-

These Evergreens are housed in Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections in the Terrell Library at WSU.

The Daily Evergreen:

Washington State University, then the Washington Agricultural College and School of Science, began classes on January 13th, 1892, and its first student-published newspaper, the College Record, was published the next month. The College Record was printed monthly through 1892 and the 1892-1893 school year, and the next student newspaper, the Evergreen, began in Spring of 1895 and has been published regularly since.  Today the newspaper is published five days a week, and is known as the Daily Evergreen, though "Daily" did not become part of the title until 1979l.

The Collection:

Individual pages from Evergreen (and College Record) issues are compiled here, dating back to 1892.  The collection is currently being constructed, starting with 1892 and moving forward chronologically (loosely).  We update the date links several paragraphs below this as we move forward, so those should tell you approximately how far we've come, though there are frequently gaps in the most recent years.  The issues document the evolution of the Washington State University campus, activities, faculty, and student body from its earliest days.  Newspaper issues in this collection can also be accessed in microfilm in the Holland Library at WSU at call number AN48.P8 C65x; the images here are scanned from physical preservation copies held in the WSU Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (WSU 1).  Some issues are missing in this digital collection; we're now beginning to go back and attempt to fill those holes from microfilm or other sources.

Searching the Database:

Entering search terms in the box located at the top of the page will search across the full text of all newspapers. To read through an individual issue, select Browse This Collection (or a year in the table below) and then click on the appropriate date. Search results are displayed as a series of thumbnail images that may be browsed. To view a larger image and its corresponding description, click on the thumbnail. An option to return to the home page for this collection is provided in the banner, as is an link to a page where you can conduct a joint search of the Evergreens, Chinooks, PowWows, and other print WSU history resources.

To browse all digitized issues from a given year, click on that year:
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976

As this database is now rather large, doing an Advanced Search (at the top of the page) may help. If you want to search within a particular year or decade, do an Advanced Search, enter your keywords into the box, select "Add Another Field" under that, and into the new box enter your year (or the first three digits of your decade) followed by an asterisk, and change the field to Title. For example, if you enter 1934* you will be searching for items which include any term starting with 1934 in the title. As all issues are titled in the format "Evergreen 1930-12-25", that Search example would pull up any Evergreen dated in the year 1934.

Creating the Database:

University Archivist Mark O'English supervised the project, designed the metadata schemas, created descriptions, and designed this page. Individual print pages were scanned as 300 dpi pdf files on a Zeutschel OS 14000 A0 LS by Jessica Bailey, Katrina Burch, Morgan Clendenning, Kaitie Jacobs, and Mirra Moran. Microfilm pages were scanned and OCRed as 300 dpi pdfs on an e-Image Data ScanPro 2000 microform scanner.  Cindy Ellis, Alex Merrill, and Doug Lambeth provided technical support for CONTENTdm. Jessica Bailey designed the banner.


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