Physical education has been a part of
Oregon State University's curriculum since the early 1900s. The College of
Health and Human Performance Records document the curriculum, facilities, and
administration of the physical and health education academic programs as well
as the extensive intramural sports programs for men and women.
Oregon State University
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Physical education has been a part of OSU's curriculum since the early
1900s. By 1910 a physical education department had been established, and all
students were required to take PE during their freshman and sophomore years.
Until 1928, the Director of Physical Education also served as Director of
Intercollegiate Athletics. A School of Health and Physical Education was
established in 1930, but was relegated to a division (lower level courses only)
in 1933 with the reorganization of public higher education in Oregon. The
Division of Physical Education existed until 1974, when the School of Health
and Physical Education was reestablished. Degree-granting status was obtained
in 1970. In 1983 the school became the College of Health and Physical
Education, and in 1989 the name was changed to the College of Health and Human
Performance. The college has administered the university's intramural sports
program since 1916.
Series I, General Correspondence, documents the administration and
activities of the director's office from 1919-1953. The files, on microfilm,
are arranged by subject. Series II, Intramural Sports Records, documents
intramural sports offered at Oregon State from 1919-1980. Files from 1919-1947
are arranged by sport; from 1947-1975 arrangement is chronological. They
consist of participation rosters, schedules, results, and other documentation.
Series III, Curriculum Development, consists of correspondence and reports
related to the degree programs offered by the College and proposed changes and
additions to the overall curriculum.
Series IV consists largely of meeting minutes from various College
committees and student clubs. The club records consist primarily of membership
lists, minutes, club newsletters, and a charter from two student chapters of
the national University organizations the Honorary Society for Women in
Physical Education (Delta Psi Kappa) and the Honorary Society for Men in
Physical Education (Sigma Delta Psi). The Sigma Delta Psi records were
transferred from RG 116. This series also contains scrapbooks from the Physical
Education Club and the Women's Recreation Association. There are a total of 14
scrapbooks in this series and they date from 1948 to 1969 with most of them
covering the events and activities of one academic year. In addition to
brochures and newsletters documenting club activities and membership, the
scrapbooks also contain correspondence, minutes, and photographs.
Series V mainly constitutes reports and correspondence concerning the
administrative policies and procedures of the College, including guidelines for
student teachers and secretarial staff, program and college title changes,
departmental goals and objectives, biennial reports, and equipment budgets.
Series VI pertains to records of remodeling in Langton Hall and the Women's
Building and recreational facilities and structures operated and maintained by
the College, including the crew house, swimming pool, and golf shed. Series VII
are special event files consisting of brochures, correspondence, and memoranda
of dedications for building restorations and facility additions, in particular
the Women's Building. Series VIII are general files containing correspondence
and newspaper clippings relating to Deans, employees, and students of the
Use of the Collection
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation :
College of Health and Human Performance Records (RG 31), Oregon State
University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
Organized into eight series: I. General Correspondence; II. Intramural
Sports Records; III. Curriculum Development; IV. Minutes; V.
Policies/Procedures, Administrative Reports; VI. Facilities; VII. Special
Events; and VIII. General.
Related Materials :
P 231 College of Health and Human Performance Photographs; PUB 276; P
171 Women's Recreation Association Photographs; MSS - Langton, Clair Van Norman
Papers; P MC - Health & Physical Education, School of; MC - Health and
Human Performance, College of; MC - Public Health, Dept. of; MC - Exercise
& Sport Science, Dept. of; RG 7 Intercollegiate Athletics Records
Detailed Description of the Collection
Series I: General
Eva M. Seen,
School of Health and Physical