Guide to the Educational Opportunities Program Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Educational Opportunities Program (Oregon State University)
Title: Educational Opportunities Program Records
Dates: 1983-1999 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.2 cubic feet (2 boxes, including 1 oversize box)
Collection Number: RG 230
Summary: The Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) Records document the administration and activities of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Oregon State University, a federally funded program for students of migrant or seasonal farmworkers, and other EOP programs that support non-traditional students.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials in English and Spanish.   
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

The Educational Opportunities Program was created at Oregon State University in 1969 to provide support for non-traditional students. These include students of color, older than average students, students with disabilities, single parents, low-income students, and students who have been rurally isolated.

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a federally-funded program, established in 1988, to assist students from families of migrant and seasonal farm and forestry workers during their first year of college with enrollment, advising, and financial support. Those admitted to CAMP must show that their parents or legal guardians have worked a minimum of 75 days in the past 24 months in migrant or seasonal work.

Content Description

The Educational Opportunities Program Records consist predominantly of materials generated and collected by the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). These include blank forms, correspondence, publications, statistical information, survey materials, and two photograph albums. The records document the administration of CAMP and address topics such as student recruitment, policy development, budgetary management, conference and workshop participation, and university committee involvement. The photograph albums include color and b/w photographic prints made in 1988-1996 of CAMP participants and staff members (individual and group photos) as well as award ceremonies, classroom presentations, open houses, orientation events, and trips. The photographs document several trips to the Oregon coast and a 1996 speech by Jesse Jackson in Gill Coliseum. Some of the photographs of individuals are identified.

Records of the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) also include EOP enrollment data and publications, such as manuals, newsletters, and brochures from other OSU offices and student organizations serving minority student groups.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Educational Opportunities Program Records (RG 230), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Records transferred from the Educational Opportunities Program in 2006.

Future Additions :  

Additions to the collection are expected.

Processing Note :  

This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary and does not include a folder or box list.

Related Materials :  

The President's Office Records (RG 13) include additional materials pertaining to the Educational Opportunities Program. Records of the Minority Education Office (RG 229), Office of Multicultural Affairs (RG 225), and Diversity Development Office (RG 228) also document services for non-traditional and minority students at OSU. These collections are components of the Oregon Multicultural Archives.


  • Corporate Names :
  • College Assistance Migrant Program (Oregon State University).
  • Educational Opportunities Program (Oregon State University)
  • Oregon State University--Students.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Hispanic American college students--Oregon.
  • Migrant agricultural laborers--Education--Oregon.
  • Minorities--Education (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Minority college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photograph albums.
  • Photographic prints.

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