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WSU Vancouver 25th Anniversary Celebration Committee: Planning Records and Time Capsule, 2014

Identifier: Archives.DR.014

Scope and Contents

The collection contains files documenting the activities of the WSU Vancouver 25th Anniversary Celebration Committee in 2014. Files include committee planning notes, agendas, audio recordings of meetings and some screen shots of FaceBook conversations between committee members. The bulk of the collection contains project files for the Washington State University Vancouver’s 25th Anniversary augmented reality project, which consisted of a timeline and themes highlighting campus culture and achievements. The augmented reality project was a main feature of the anniversary celebration, which was presented on the WSU vancouver campus and other locations in Clark County. Additionally, files were collected as an effort to create a digital time capsule to commemorate WSU Vancouver’s 25th anniversary and the history of WSU Vancouver. These files include contain video footage and photos of campus highlighting student life, leadership, community and other themes selected by the committee.


  • 2014-06-12 - 2014-11-14

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open and available for research use. Duplication of audio and video files may be prohibited due to copyright restrictions and release restrictions. The files are a part of the Archives Digital Records (DR).

Biographical / Historical

The WSU Vancouver 25th Anniversary Celebration Committee assembled in the Spring of 2014 to plan activities commemorating a quarter century of history and progress at WSU Vancouver. The committee's focus included a student-based project to create an augmented reality timeline and displays. Paid scholarships were provided to students to compile content and compose an augmented reality product used through a mobile device application (Aurasma). The content for this project drew from a wide range of sources on campus that icluded images from the Archives collections, the Office of Marcketing and Communications and other departments. The augmented reality included a blend of audio, video and photographic imaergry. In addition to this feature, the committee also planned a physical exhibit for display in the Library and a digital time capsule containing content from the two featured projects with additional photos captured during the 25th anniversary celebration. The time capsule was based on themes from the augmented reality project and Library exhibit, which highlight research, student life, community and other aspects of campus culture.


23.5 Gigabytes : The collection consists of digital files normalized for access in the following formats: PDF, JPEG, MP4, WAV.

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Electronic files and documentation of the WSU Vancouver 25th Anniversary Committee. The collection spans the committee’s work, an electronic time capsule, and a physical and augemted reality display of WSU Vancouver’s campus history. The collection contains items throughout the history of the WSU Vancouver campus, however, they are archived primarily for the history of the celebration itself. The historical items presented at the 25th Anniversary Celebration are cataloged and described elsewhere, this document’s goal is to provide access to the documents created by and specifically for the 25th Anniversary Celebration. The collection is a part of the UA-WSUV-2014-006 accession.


Files in this collection are arranged by series under three primary file folder directories. Theses are:

Committee: a folder of files documenting the 25th Anniversary Celebration Committee's work.

For_Time_Cap: a folder of documtents and files selected for the digital time capsule.

WSU25th: a folder of working files and final documents for the WSU 25th Anniversay Collection. Primarily an augmented reality project set up at celebration sites on the WSU Vancouver campus and other event areas in Clark County.

Each main series includes a sub-series of folders described in the container inventory.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The files in this collection were originally transferred to the Archives by Amalia Vacca, a WSU Vancouver student who participated in the 25th Anniversary Celebration Committee. Vacca was responsible for a augmented reality project, which was a featured piece during the 2014 25th Anniversary celebration. The files were transferred from a USB external hard drive.
WSU Vancouver 25th Anniversary Celebration Committee: Planning Records and Time Capsule, 2014
Nicholas Schiller and Robert Schimelpfenig
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Repository Details

Part of the Washington State University Vancouver, Archives and Special Collections Repository

14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave
Vancouver WA 98686 United States