A cadet band formed at Oregon Agricultural College (now OSU) in 1891. The OSU Marching Band was eliminated for several years in the early 1990s due to budget cuts. James Douglass served as Director of Bands from 1969 until his retirement in 1999.
The Oregon State University Bands Motion Picture Films and Videotapes consist of recordings of OSU Marching Band shows at OSU football games and a 1979 Oakland Raider football game as well as a 1991 interview with James Douglass about the elimination of the marching band. The videotapes include VHS videocassetes and 1/2" open reel-to-reel videotape; the films are 16 mm color.
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open for research.Preferred Citation :
Oregon State University Bands Motion Picture Films and Videotapes (FV P 104), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
Additional Reference Guides : Processing Note :
This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary.Acquisition Information :
The motion picture films and videotapes were transferred from the Music Department in 1999.Future Additions :
Additions to the collection are expected.Related Materials :
Other materials pertaining to the OSU bands, including sound recordings, are available in the Music Department Records (RG 148), the OSU Bands Photographs Collection (P 104), and the Memorabilia Collection.