CWU archivist maintains university’s historical documents | Daily Record

Central Washington University archivist Stephen Hussman stands amid stacks of material to be archived, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. (Brian Myrick / Daily Record)

By: Barb Owens
Published: Nov. 21, 2o11

Twelve women and three men are pictured in a portrait that’s more than 100 years old. It’s the Washington State Normal School (now Central Washington University) class of 1900, and pictured in the lower left corner is Zora Weyer, who became a teacher in Alaska and eventually a school superintendent. Steve Hussman, the new archivist at Central Washington University Brooks Library, received the photo from relatives of Weyer when he first started in the position in September.

Hussman grew up in Dayton, Ohio, home of the Wright brothers. Naturally, he wanted to be a fighter pilot. He almost didn’t graduate high school because he spent so much time at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Museum, now known as the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. He could quote all the specs and stats on every plane in the museum – more than 300 of them – like baseball stats.

But he was left handed, which put an end to one dream and ignited another. (READ MORE…)


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