The Course in Pharmacy was established at Oregon Agricultural College in 1898 with a four-year program leading to a B.S. degree in pharmacy, at a time when most pharmaceutical curricula were only 2-year programs. In 1951, Oregon State College inaugurated a five-year curriculum leading to a B.S. degree in pharmacy -- nine years before the five-year curriculum became the minimum requirement for all U.S. pharmacy schools. In 1999, the College of Pharmacy began offering a four-year entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) instead of a B.S. degree.
Adolph Ziefle, a native of Michigan, came to Oregon Agricultural College in 1914 as head of the Department of Pharmacy. When the department became the School of Pharmacy in 1917, Ziefle was appointed Dean, a position he held until his retirement in 1945.
The Oregon Poison Control and Drug Information Center was established in 1979 by the Oregon Legislature and was a joint program of the Oregon Health Sciences University and the College of Pharmacy at Oregon State University.
The College of Pharmacy Records consist of materials pertaining to the history of pharmacy in Oregon assembled and written by Dean Adolph Ziefle that document the development of pharmacy instruction at Oregon State; reports; and publications. The Ziefle materials include biographical information about Ziefle and information about pharmacy alumni. The reports include the 1983 annual report of the Oregon Poison Control and Drug Information Center and a School of Pharmacy report for 1982-1983. The publications include newsletters, alumni directories, and promotional materials issued by the College.
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open for research.Preferred Citation :
College of Pharmacy Records (RG 105), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
The records are arranged in three series: I. Dean Adolph Ziefle File, 1899-1943; II. Reports, 1983; and III. Publications, 1937-2006.
Acquisition Information :
The records were transferred from the 1960s through 2006.Future Additions :
Additions to the collection are expected.Related Materials :
Materials documenting the instruction and research programs of the College of Pharmacy are part of the President's Office Records (RG 013). Photographs of pharmacy students, faculty, and facilities are available in the College of Pharmacy Photographs (P 166), Harriet's Collection, Adolph Ziefle Photographs (P 076), and the Leo Sciuchetti Collection. Additional materials pertaining to pharmacy alumni and programs are part of the Memorabilia Collection. The Oregon State College PharmOSCist and Beaver Pharmacist annual student publications for 1958-1965 are part of the Publications Collections (PUB 10-22z21). The Archives collections include the papers of pharmacy faculty member Ernst Thedore Stuhr and alumni Irwin Betzel and F.A. Gilfillan.
Detailed Description of the Collection
Series I consists predominantly of materials created or assembled by Dean Ziefle in the course of preparing the history of pharmacy in Oregon in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The materials include handwritten notes and manuscripts, typed manuscripts and drafts, clippings, and correspondence. The series also includes biographical information for Ziefle and information about pharmacy alumni.
Series II consists of the 1983 annual report of the Oregon Poison Control and Drug Information Center and a report of the School of Pharmacy for 1982-1983 that includes student and faculty news, research developments, a list of publications for the year, and other news.
Series III consists of newsletters, alumni directories for 1974 and 1995, promotional announcements for the School of Pharmacy for the 1937-1938 and 1938-1939 academic years, and brochures. The newsletters include student, faculty, and alumni news; research developments; and other news from the College. One of the brochures highlights graduate programs in pharmacy and includes detailed profiles of pharmacy faculty.