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Summer 2021

Stevens Hall life—Memories from former residents

In the early 1980s, former residents were mailed questionnaires about life at Stevens Hall. The Stevens Hall Historical Questionnaires now reside at the Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC).

The collection consists of two boxes containing nearly 100 folders with forms filled out and mailed back between 1982 and 1985. Here are some quotes from the project as well as from Facebook. Earlier this year, Washington State Magazine put the call out for Stevens Hall memories on social media, and many alumni responding by posting short reminisces. Some are included here, too.

From MASC

Mary (Bartlett) Hunt (1910 … » More …

Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
Summer 2021

Gallery: Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

The Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center at Washington State University provides inclusive, creative and educational programming to empower and transform individuals and communities.

The beautiful building pays homage to the Palouse hills and to the traditional Nez Perce and Palus lands that WSU Pullman sits on.

On the web

Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

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Of place and history (WSM Summer 2021)

Summer 2021

Memories of Stevens Hall

Its architecture is eclectic, a mix of New England Shingle, ornamental Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival styles with Pacific Northwest touches. Local basalt, clay from campus, and Puget Sound fir and red cedar were all used in its construction in 1895.

In those early years, Stevens Hall was not only an all-women’s residence hall but a social center for the students of Washington State. This is where they would come together—for dances and dinners, teas, readings, and receptions.

Today, Stevens Hall, placed on the National Register of Historic Places and steeped in tradition, remains women-only, and its residents tend to form close bonds, often … » More …

Outside view of Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU
Spring 2018

Gallery: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU

The new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU, located directly south of the CUB on Terrell Mall, is a stunning addition to the Pullman campus with its unique mirrored glass exterior.

The six galleries of the Crimson Cube will feature visiting exhibitions, featured artists, and works from the museum’s permanent collection. Read about the grand opening of the museum.

(All photos by Robert Hubner except JSMOA entrance by Zach Mazur)

The TUB
Spring 2015

Down “The Drain” in the TUB

In the 1950s Patty Ernst and Marian Baldy Kenedy would pass time between classes at the TUB. The former women’s gymnasium, built in 1901, became the Temporary Union Building while a new student union was being built. A structure of many uses, it had also served as an ROTC armory, a bookstore, a bowling alley, and temporary housing for a surplus of students just after World War II.

Playing on the bath-like name, the building even had “The Drain,” a basement café and hangout filled with booths and a jukebox. Friday and Saturday night dances there were very popular, with more than half the student … » More …