“History of Higher Education in Southwest Washington” on view at WSU Vancouver Library

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 1:49pm -- brenda_alling

VANCOUVER, Wash. – An exhibition of photographs, ephemera and text, titled “The History of Higher Education in Southwest Washington: Controversies and Contributions,” is on display through June 30 at the Washington State University Vancouver Library.

The exhibition highlights the initial promise of a state agricultural college in the 1860s, the struggle for a four-year college in the 1960s and the eventual attainment of a WSU campus in Vancouver.

The exhibition is open to the public during library hours, and admission is free. Summer hours are:

9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday

Noon – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

(Closed for Memorial Day May 28-29)

Contributing to “The History of Higher Education in Southwest Washington” are Clark College; Clark County Historical Museum; Evergreen State College Archives and Special Collections; Lower Columbia College Library; and WSU Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections.

About WSU Vancouver

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is available at meters or in the Blue Daily Pay Lot for $3; $1.50 after 5 p.m.; free after 7 p.m. and on weekends.

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. 

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Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601, brenda_alling@wsu.edu

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