Guide to the International House Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: University of Oregon.
Title: International House records
Dates: 1919-1998 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2.0 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: UA 094
Summary: The International House at the University of Oregon is located inside Earl Hall. The collection (1919-1998) includes a guest book, record journal (scrapbook) with newspaper clippings, correspondence, mementoes, and also the records of the origins and planning of an International College (1990-1998).
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

The International House at the University of Oregon is located inside Earl Hall. It is home to several Freshman Interest Groups with international themes.

Content Description

The collection (1919-1998) includes a guest book, record journal (scrapbook) with newspaper clippings, correspondence, mementoes, and also the records of the origins and planning of an International College (1990-1998).

Collection is organized by accession and includes the following material (lists are not comprehensive):

Accession 10307.A: scrapbook/record journal with newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other mementoes and information, 1919 to 1933.

Accession: 2005.85.A: guest book with signatures of guests and members, 1929-1933.

Accession: 2005.36.A: proposals for an International College - "an integrated academic and residential experience." Material includes proposalsregarding the idea, and also responses and evaluations of the idea by students (student names are omitted).

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room

Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections & University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Materials may need to be reviewed by the University Archivist for confidential materials prior to access.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], International House records, UA 094, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Material within this collection has been organized by accession. This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.

Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.

Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.

Future Additions :  

Continued transfers of records from the International House are expected indefinitely.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2011; 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents. Folder titles are based on those created by the creators or previous custodians. Titles have not all been verified against the contents of the folders. In some cases, staff supplied folder titles during initial processing.

Related Materials :  

Other collections relating to University Housing at Special Collections and University Archives include: Office of University Housing, UA 113; Student Cooperative Association records, UA 174.


  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Oregon. International House.
  • University of Oregon--Freshmen.
  • University of Oregon--Records and correspondence.
  • University of Oregon--Student housing.
  • Subject Terms :
  • College freshmen--Oregon--Eugene
  • College students--Oregon--Eugene
  • Education, Higher--Oregon--Eugene
  • Student housing--Oregon--Eugene
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Eugene
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Clippings
    • Correspondence
    • Scrapbooks

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