In December 1917, the school’s administration building, now Reid Centennial Hall, came close to being completely destroyed. While fireman saved much of the original building and the west wing then under construction, the entire 1906 east wing fell victim to the blaze. A collapsing wall came close to killing two Lewiston fire fighters.The fire wiped out the college’s records and library. The books were replaced, but student transcripts and other records from 1896 to 1917 were lost. Any artifacts, memorabilia and documents that survived did so in the collections of alumni, all of whom are now dead. Those items may now in housed among family or collector archives across the United States.Lewis-Clark State College is conducting an online harvest to locate and register diplomas, teaching ertificates, catalogs, bulletins, textbooks, student publications, souvenirs and possibly remnants from the debris carted off from the old east wing, which was never rebuilt.The goal is to create a comprehensive digital registry of items, from which exhibits can be developed or historians can access specific materials for research.