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  • Description: cougar
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    • Butch I, 1927

    • 1927
    • 1 photograph; 5 x 7 inches. The first live cougar mascot was presented to Washington (State College at halftime of the 1927 homecoming game against the University of Idaho by Governor Roland H. Hartley. The two official looking gentlemen standing...
    • Cougars banner, 1919

    • 1919-11-01
    • 1 photographic postcard; 13 x 8 cm. On October 28th, 1919, the Washington State College student body elected the Cougar as their official mascot. A few days later, on November 1st at a game at the University of Idaho, the college Yell Leaders...
    • Butch I, 1932

    • 1932-04-23
    • 1 photographic print; 12 x 10 cm. On November 11, 1927 Washington governor Roland Hartley gifted a live cougar to WSC. Student loyalists proposed naming it Hartley after the governor, but fearing he’d lose the votes of UW fans, Hartley instead...
    • Herbert 'Butch' Meeker, 1929

    • 1929-10-15
    • 1 photographic print; 17 x 12 cm. 62 to 62 inch tall (reports vary) Washington State quarterback Butch Meeker had WSC's first live cougar mascot named 'Butch' after him, a name which continues today. Also pictured here is 77 inch tall center Gene...
    • Butch's Cage, 1972

    • 1972-11-05
    • 1 photographic print; 6 x 6 cm. From 1927 to 1978, Washington State College (later University) kept a live Cougar Mascot, Butch. For the first several years Butch lived in a cage on the hill above and to the south of the football stadium, but for...
    • Butch VI, 1973

    • 1973-08
    • 1 photographic print; 8 x 10 inches. Washington State University's last live cougar mascot, Butch VI, was gifted to the school by state governor Albert Rosellini in September 1964, and died on August 24, 1978.
    • Football team, 1926

    • 1925
    • 1 photographic print; 80 x 20 cm. 1926 Washington State College (Washington State University) Pacific Coast Conference football champions. The African American gentleman in the middle is Munro Wilson of Topeka, Kansas, who was apparently WSU's...
    • Butch IV, 1952

    • 1952
    • 1 photographic print; 9 x 11 cm. Butch III and IV were a pair of cougar twins given to Washington State College as mascots by state governor Arthur Langlie in January 1942, but Butch III died after just 16 days at WSC. Butch IV lived until...
    • Butch II, 1938

    • 1938
    • 1 printed page: 9 x 12 inches. The first live cougar to serve as a Washington State College mascot, Butch I, died January 19, 1938. Immediate plans were made to replace him, and on September 24, 1938, the student body was presented with Butch II. ...
    • Johnson, Randall

    • 1943-1946 ca.
    • A photograph of Randall Johnson (1915-2007). He created the traditional cougar head logo for Washington State College (now Washington State University). He also redesigned the logo when WSC changed its name to Washington State University in 1958....
    • Card stunt, 1963

    • 1963-11-02
    • Student card stunt at a Washington State University football game against the University of Idaho. The first part of this stunt has the crowd spelling ""BABES"" and the second part spells ""FIELDHOUSE."" At halftime of this game, the Fieldhouse...
    • Card stunt, 1963

    • 1963-11-02
    • Student card stunt at a Washington State University football game against the University of Idaho. The first part of this stunt has the crowd spelling ""BABES"" and the second part spells ""FIELDHOUSE."" At halftime of this game, the Fieldhouse...
    • Homecoming decorations, 1963

    • 1963-11-08
    • The theme of the 1963 Washington State University homecoming was ""Cougars Highlight Broadway,"" and this particular Greek house seems to be working around the musical ""Stop the World I Want to Get Off."" The plastic wrapped decorations are a...

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