The Oregon Agricultural College Engineering Association met for the first time on November 17, 1905. The association was established to enable junior and senior electrical and mechanical engineering students to meet and discuss topics relating to engineering. Discussion topics included "Portland Dry Dock," "Current Literature," "Suspension Bridges," and "Wireless Telegraphy."
In 1908, the electrical engineering students withdrew from the association and formed a local student chapter of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. In March 1909 the association was reorganized as a local student branch of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
The records pertain to the organization, administration, and activities of the association. All records are in both paper and microfilm formats. On film, numbered pages may not be consecutive, as blank pages were not filmed.
Preferred Citation :
Oregon Agricultural College Engineering Association Records (RG 40), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
The paper and microfilm records both consist of two series: I. Constitution and By-laws and II. Minutes.
Related Materials :
See the College of Engineering Records (RG 62) for information on other student engineering organizations. Photographs of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers are located in Harriet's Collection #2447, the OSU Historical Photographic Collection (P25:1418), and the College of Engineering Photographic Collection (P69:1). A photograph of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers is located in the Alumni Association Photographic Collection (P17:681).