The Triad Club Records document the activities and operation of this organization of Oregon State University faculty established in 1926 to further "fellowship, cooperation, and service" among faculty, students, and the citizens of Corvallis. The records include membership lists, minutes, scrapbooks, photographs, and anniversary publications.
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The Triad Club was organized in 1926 by School of Commerce faculty
member A. C. Schmitt. Initially open only to male faculty members with two or
more years of service at OSU, the club was established to further "fellowship,
cooperation, and service" among the different depart-ments of the University,
the students, and the citizens of Corvallis. Holding weekly luncheon meetings
where members and guest speakers offer programs and presentations, the club
selects members through a membership committee. Reversing their original
charter, the club began to admit women in 1978 with Lois McGill selected as the
first female member.
Series I contains materials relating to club membership and includes
lists of members organized by year, chronologically, and alphabetically; and
lists of officers and committee members. Records relating to meeting attendance
and membership information forms compiled for the 30th anniversary of the club
are included in this series. The information forms contain biographical data
such as work histories, education, etc. Series II consists of meeting minutes.
Series III is primarily correspondence and pertains to meeting attendance,
remembrance of deceased members, committees, budgetary expenditures, topics of
weekly meetings, and the Oregon State College Masonic student organization the
Square and Compass Club. Series IV contains publications published for the
Triad Club membership and includes booklets commemorating the club's 30th and
50th anniversaries, the club Songbook, and printed quotations and invocations
by club chaplain and member Delmer Goode.
Series V consists of copies of the club's constitutions and bylaws, as
well as revisions and amendments to the original charter. Series VI consists of
newspaper clippings from
The Oregon Journal and
The Corvallis Gazette-Times on the
activities and deaths of Triad Club members, the history of OSU, and the Square
and Compass Club. Series VII is a scrapbook with newspaper clippings on Triad
club events and members, Christmas cards, thank you notes, and correspondence.
Materials date from 1926 to 1940. Series VIII contains photographs of club
members in group shots, monthly meetings, and holiday parties. Series IX is an
audiotape recording and two scripts of a speech delivered by Ken Munford for
the 60th Anniversary celebration. Series X consists of two artifacts: the old
gavel used to open club meetings and a charter member ribbon prepared for the
30th Anniversary celebration.
Use of the Collection
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation :
Triad Club Records, Oregon State University
Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
The records of the Triad Club are organized into 10 series: I. Membership Lists and Information; II. Minutes; III. Correspondence; IV.
Publications; V. Constitutions and Bylaws; VI. Newspaper Clipping; VII.
Scrapbooks; VIII. Photographs; IX. Sound Recordings; and X. Artifacts.
Related Materials :
Documentation pertaining to the Triad Club can also be found in the
records of several OSU Departments and offices, including Crop Science (RG 95),
Mathematics (RG 136), and Landscape Architecture(RG 89). The papers of former
Triad President Paul Bernier also contain materials relating to the club. There
are photographs of Triad Club activities and members in a variety of
collections, including the Robert W. Henderson Photographs (P 98).
Detailed Description of the Collection
Series I: Membership Lists and
Committee Lists, 1926-1987/1988
List of Deceased
Lists of Triad Club
Membership Lists By
Membership Lists Organized
Alphabetically and Chronologically, 1986-1989