Guide to the College of Engineering Records
1930-2002

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oregon State University. College of Engineering.
Title: College of Engineering Records
Dates: 1930-2002 ( inclusive )
1943-1983 ( bulk )
Quantity: 23 cubic feet (24 boxes, including 1 oversize box)
9 microfilm reels
Collection Number: RG 062
Summary: These records were generated and assembled by the College of Engineering and document the administration of the College and the instructional, research, and professional activities of engineering faculty at Oregon State University.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165
Email: archives@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/archives

Languages: Materials in English. 

Historical Note

Instruction in engineering at Oregon State dates back to the 1880s, when mathematics professors incorporated concepts in engineering as a part of their teaching of math. In 1889, Grant Adelbert Covell was appointed to the first professorship exclusively devoted to engineering and soon following this appointment, he formed the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The first two graduates of this new department received their degrees in 1893. Soon after the first undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering were awarded, the college established instructional departments in three other branches of engineering: Electrical (1897), Mining (1904), and Civil (1905).

In 1908, a School of Engineering was formed to bring the four engineering departments together under a single administrative umbrella. Covell served as the school’s first dean. Chemical Engineering, which was established in 1917 as an independent department reporting to the President’s office, later incorporated into the school in 1932. Other engineering curricula established at OSU that expanded the school further included Industrial Engineering (1943), Nuclear Engineering (1968), and Computer Science (1974). In 1947, the Schools of Agriculture and Engineering reached an agreement to cooperatively administer curriculum in Agricultural Engineering (later to become Biological and Ecological Engineering).

Other benchmarks reflecting the growth of engineering curricula at OSU are the establishment of a doctorate program in engineering in 1945 and the upgrade of the school to the status of college in 1983. Since the inception of engineering coursework in 1889, it is estimated that a total of about 29,000 students have received degrees in engineering at Oregon State.

Collaboration between the School of Engineering and the Extension Service was an early feature of engineering research and instruction at OSU, beginning with the establishment of the Experimental Engineering Department in 1914. A year later, the first Extension courses in engineering were offered in Portland and by 1927, the college created the Engineering Experiment Station.

In addition to the management of instructional departments, the College of Engineering has also administered a number of research center and institutes at OSU, one of the earliest of which was the Water Resources Research Institute. Others currently include the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory, the Kiewit Center for Infrastructure and Transportation, the Western Regional Hazardous Substance Research Center, the Space Grant Program, the National Center for Accessible Transportation, and the Energy Resource Research Laboratory.

The first building constructed to serve the needs of engineering students and faculty was Mechanical Hall, which was erected in 1889 and expanded significantly in 1893. This original Mechanical Hall burned in 1898 and was rebuilt in 1900. The second Mechanical Hall was renamed Apperson Hall in 1920. It is currently undergoing an extensive remodel and will be renamed Kearney Hall when completed in 2008.

As instruction and research in engineering expanded rapidly at OSU into the twentieth century, other buildings were constructed on campus to satisfy the growing demand for space among the various branches of engineering. These buildings consist of the following: Merryfield Hall (1909), Batcheller Hall (1913), Graf Hall (1920), Covell Hall (1928), Dearborn Hall (1949), Gleeson Hall (1955), the Radiation Center (1963), Rogers Hall (1967), Owen Hall (1988), and the Kelly Engineering Center (2006).

Content Description

The College of Engineering Records document the instruction, research, and outreach activities of the College, the professional activities of engineering faculty, and the collaborative programs between the College and other OSU units. The records include reports, correspondence, proposals, publications, news clippintgs, and floor plans. The bulk of the records are in paper form; some series are available only on microfilm.

The records address a variety of topics in addition to engineering instruction and research, including regional and national professional engineering associations, accreditation of the the College's degree programs, development of the Water Resources Research Institute, women and minorities in engineering, facilities and buildings, the Capitol Planning Commission for Oregon, the cooperative program between Oregon State College and Kasetsart University in Thailand, and Oregon State College's involvement in the Army Specialized Training Program during World War II and other military training activities

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research with the exception of materials in Series VIII (Women in Engineering folder) and XXIII (Transcripts of Academic Record) that require approval of the University Archivist for access.

Preferred Citation :  

College of Engineering Records (RG 062), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The records consist of 24 series: I. Deans's Office, 1936-2001; II. Instruction, 1944-1991; III. Conferences and Short Courses, 1944-2001; IV. Facilities and Equipment, 1930-1988; V. Research, 1942-1996; VI. Water Resources Research Institute, 1966-1971; VII. Historical Essays and Outlines, 1946-1984; VIII. Students, 1946-2000; IX. Organizations - Civic and Research, 1945-1961; X. Engineering Organizations - Educational, 1944-1969; XI. Engineering Organizations - Professional, 1946-1981; XII. Engineering Extension Services, 1944-1969; XIII. Engineering Experiment Station, 1944-1979; XIV. OSU Administration and Services, 1939-1972; XV. Committees, 1942-1983; XVI. OSU Instructional Divisions, 1931-1981; XVII. Oregon State System of Higher Education(OSSHE), 1951-1989; XVIII. U.S. Governments, 1947-1971; XIX. Oregon State Government, 1948-1981; XX. Colleges and Universities, 1952-2000; XXI. Accreditation, 1960-1993; XXII. Publications, 1973-2002; XXIII. Army Specialized Training Program, 1943-1945; and XXIV. Academic Year Institute for High School Science and Math Teachers, 1953-1965.

Acquisition Information :  

Transferred from the College of Engineering in numerous accessions from the 1960s through 2007.

Future Additions :  

Additions to the collection are expected.

Related Materials :  

Documentation of engineering faculty, students, research, and instruction at OSU is also represented elsewhere in the holdings of the Archives. Interaction between the College of Engineering and other administrative and academic units of the university can be found in the records of the President’s Office (RG 13), the Agricultural Experiment Station (RG 25), and the College of Agricultural Sciences (RG 158). Records of the Research Office (RG 170) contain materials from the Water Resource Research Institute.

There are also records from the various departments within the College: Bioresource Engineering (RG 1), Chemical Engineering (RG 153), Civil Engineering (RG 30), Electrical Engineering (RG 121), and Mechanical Engineering (RG 213).

Collections of working and personal papers from engineering faculty can also be found in the holdings: Dean Booster, Grant Covell, Samuel Graf, Hugh J. Hansen, J. Ronald Miner, James A. Moore, Edgar Raymond Shepard, and Robert C. Wilson.

The archives also has a number of collections of from alumni of the College: Jean Mater, John H. Gallagher Sr., Emile Pernot, Robert Rankin, Arthur Byron Smith, Mervyn Stephenson, Neal Van Devender, and Ralph York.

Images depicting engineering faculty, students, instruction, buildings, and research activities can be found in the following photograph collections: College of Engineering (P 69), the Bioresource Engineering department (P 106), the Industrial Engineering and Industrial Arts Department (P 189), the Mechanical Engineering Department (P 229), Experiment Station Publications (P 132), Buildings Collection (P 16), the President’s Office (P 92), E. E. Wilson (P 101), John Garman (P 95), Gwil Evans (P 82), and Harriet’s Collection.

Documentation of engineering at OSU on films, videotapes, and other moving images are featured in the following collections: College of Engineering (P 69), the Agricultural Engineering Department (P 106), the Industrial Engineering and Industrial Arts Department (P 189), and News and Communications Services (P 57).

Newsletters and other publications generated by engineering students are also represented in the Archives. In addition to paper copies of the Technical Record (PUB 10-15b) of the Associated Students of Engineering, several other student publications such as Electrical Discharge (PUB 10-22d), Survey (PUB 10-22g), and Slide Rule (PUB 10-22h) can be found on microfilm in the Archives. Circulars, bulletins, and reprints reflecting Engineering Experiment Station research and activities are also featured in publication groups in the archives.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Dean's Office, 1936-2001

Series I reflects the administration of the college through the Dean’s Office and covers subjects such as: the clarification of policies/procedures, computer center development, conference participation, budget management, acknowledgement of gifts and donations, cooperative education, and trends in student enrollment. The materials in this series include correspondence, faculty/staff directories, meeting minutes, annual reports, policy statements, and statistical information.

Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Administrative Procedures, 1940-1948
1 Affirmative Action Statistical Information, 1972-1980
1 Annual Report, 2000-2001
1 Biennial Report Data, 1945-1963
2 folders
Budgets, 1962-1968
Box
1 "B" Budgets for 1967-1968 Biennium, 1966-1968
1 Department Plans - "B" Budget, 1962-1964
1 Chemical Plant Design Textbook, 1950
1 College Work-Study Program, 1965-1969
1 Committee Appointments, 1942-1962
Computing, 1962-1970
Box
1 Computers and Computer Center, 1962-1967
3 folders
1 Computer Instruction, 1966-1970
5 folders
Conferences and Meetings Attended, 1964-1971
Box
1 1964-1971
2 folders
2 1968-1971
Cooperative Education, 1967-1970
Box
2 General, 1967-1970
2 Association of General Contractors (AGC) Cooperative Program, 1966-1969
2 Cooperative Agreements, 1967
2 Cooperative Education Association, 1967-1968
Correspondence, 1968-1988
Box
2 Council for Advanced Science and Engineering Education - Research For Industry (CASEERI), 1982-1983
2 Donations for the Construction and Engineering Hall at the LaSells Stewart Center, 1981
2 General, 1968-1970
5 folders
2 Gift Acknowledgement, 1972-1988
2 Research Projects and Funding, 1977-1981
2 Tektronix Inc. - Collaboration with, 1972-1983
2 Department Heads' Meetings and Retreat, 1990-1994
3 folders
2 Examination Schedules, 1948-1972
2 folders
2 Field Trip Requests, 1962-1972
2 Gifts, 1946-1969
High Schools, 1950-1970
Box
3 Admission and Vocational Information, 1950-1969
3 Career Days and Campus Visitations, 1968-1970
3 General Correspondence, 1967-1969
3 Improvement Account (equipment purchases), 1965-1967
2 folders
Inquiries, 1953-1972
Box
3 General, 1960-1972
3 Neutralizers, 1953-1957
3 Institutional Resource Inventory, 1960
A statement from the Dean listing the college’s different projects with off-campus organizations and impacts upon the state.
Junior Engineers' and Scientists' Summer Institute (JESSI), 1964-1971
Box
3 General, 1965-1971
3 Letters from participants, 1966
3 Board of Trustees Meetings, 1964-1970
3 folders
3 Management Course, 1957-1960
3 Membership in Organizations, 1968-1971
3 Nicholls Minerals Corporation, 1951-1952
3 Policy Statements, 1972-1983
Publicity and Promotion, 1995-1996
Box
3 Promotional Videotape Enginuity, 1995-1996
Staff, 1944-1983
Box
3 Directories of Engineering School Faculty and Staff, 1952-1971
3 The Faculty of the School of Engineering, 1966 , 1966
A listing of engineering faculty that includes biographical information and portraits.
3 General Notices and Correspondence, 1946-1983
Department Head Notices, 1945-1972
Box
3 1945-1960
3 folders
4 1967-1972
2 folders
4 Clearance Classifications for Classified Federal Projects, 1951-1954
4 Barrington Survey, 1955
4 Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization Project, 1961
4 Promotion and Tenure Guidelines, 1972-1977
4 Selective Service Correspondence, 1944-1951
Statistics, 1936-1971
Box
4 Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) Summary, 1945
4 Enrollment Statistics and Degrees, 1936-1971
4 Grades, Credit Hours, FTE, 1945-1954
4 Graphed Statistics on Enrollment Trends and other Data, circa 1951
4 Salary and Requisition Budgets, 1947-1950
4 Television - Instructional, 1956-1964
2 folders
4 Undergraduate Instruction, Grants and Awards to Improve, 1969
4 Workshop/Forum Participation by Technology Firms, 1981

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Series II:  Instruction, 1944-1991

Series II relates to curriculum development and instruction in the various engineering departments and programs of the College. In addition to proposals for new degree programs, this series includes correspondence, course syllabi, meeting minutes, policies/procedures, publications, and reports.

Container(s)
Description
By Department, 1944-1983
Box
4 Air Resources Center, 1962-1969
Agricultural Engineering, 1947-1971
Box
4 General, 1947-1971
4 Executive Council Minutes, 1953-1970
3 folders
Chemical Engineering, 1945-1971
Box
4 General, 1945-1971
3 folders
4 Mining Engineering, 1950-1953
4 Executive Council Minutes, 1956-1957
Civil Engineering, 1952-1972
Box
4-5 General, 1953-1972
6 folders
5 Executive Council Minutes, 1952-1957
5 Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management, 1972-1980
5 Computer Center, 1964-1968
5 Computer Science Program, 1978
5 Curricula and Curricula Coordination Committee, 1954-1958
2 folders
5 Departmental Monthly Reports, 1953-1956
5 Departmental Organization Bylaws and Procedures, 1955
5 Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1967-1983
Electrical Engineering, 1945-1970
Box
5 General, 1945-1970
3 folders
5 Executive Council Minutes, 1955-1956
General Engineering, 1945-1969
Box
5 General, 1945-1969
2 folders
5 Executive Council Minutes, 1952-1956
5 Industrial Engineering and Industrial Arts, 1946-1979
5 folders
5 Manufacturing Engineering Technology, 1970-1971
Mechanical Engineering, 1944-1981
Box
5 General, 1944-1974
2 folders
5 Executive Council Minutes, 1950-1959
5 Pilot Training, 1945-1950
6 Metallurgical Engineering, 1969
6 Nuclear Engineering, 1968-1977
6 Organization Procedures, 1950-1955
6 Production Technology, 1962-1970
6 Professional Engineering Program, 1979-1981
Box
6 Course Syllabi List, 1979
6 Graduate Students, 1976
6 Graduate Studies - Off Campus Cooperative Programs, 1967-1975
6 Information Systems Technology Data Processing Systems Option, 1977
Proposals, 1944-1991
Box
6 Audio-Visual Instruction Development, 1978
6 Biomedical Engineering Degree, 1975
6 Boeing Professorship in Mechanical Engineering, 1991
6 Master of Engineering, 1973
6 Permission to Grant the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 1944
6 Sanitary Engineering Graduate Training Program Annual Report, 1966

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Series III:  Conferences and Short Courses, 1944-2001

Series III documents training offered through short courses and conferences organized by the College of Engineering on various topics such as building code inspection, traffic safety, highway engineering, road construction, sewage operation management, and motor vehicle fleet supervision. In addition to conference proceedings and registration rosters, this series contains correspondence, brochures, speech notes, newspaper clippings, and questionnaires.

Container(s)
Description
Box
6 Air Conditioning Conference, 1945-1952
6 Automotive Short Course, 1958-1962
6 Building Code Training School, 1946-1947
Proposed, but never developed.
6 Building Inspectors Short Course, 1956-1969
6 Concrete Inspectors Short Course, 1959-1963
6 General, 1950-1981
4 folders
6 Industrial Waste Conference, 1949-1963
6 Northwest Conference on Road Building, 1955-1964
Formerly Roads and Streets Conference.
6 Northwest Highway Engineering Conference, 1950-1960
6 Northwest Public Power Administration (NWPPA) Meter School, 1953-1963
6 Northwest Traffic Engineering Conference, 1944-1961
2 folders
6 Oregon Motor Vehicle Fleet Supervisors Course, 1945-1962
Oregon Traffic Safety Workshop Packets, 2000-2001
Prepared by the Kiewit Center.
Box
6 Access Management Workshop, 2001
2 folders
6 Highway Capacity Analysis, 2001
7 Uniform Traffic Control Devices, 2001
2 folders
7 Traffic Engineering Fundamentals, 2000
2 folders
7 Traffic Calming: Basics and Beyond, 2001
2 folders
7 Pima Seminar Workshop, 1956-1968
7 Roads and Streets Conference, 1950-1962
2 folders
7 Sanitarians' Short Course, 1950-1966
7 Sewage Works Operator's Short School, 1954-1970
2 folders
7 Waterworks' Operators Short Course, 1948-1970
2 folders
7 Off-Campus Conferences, 1947-1952
7 U. S. Geological Survey Short Course, 1956

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Series IV:  Facilities and Equipment, 1930-1988

Series IV pertains to the management of facilities and equipment by the College of Engineering and addresses topics such as building renovation and remodel, space needs analysis, long term building program planning, and allocations for equipment. In addition to floor plans and drawings, this series contains correspondence and reports.

Container(s)
Description
Buildings, 1930-1983
Box
7 Apperson Hall, 1957-1963
7 Chemical Engineering Building, 1949-1959
3 folders
7 Covell Hall (Physics), 1959-1969
7 Dearborn Hall, 1945-1969
7 Hydraulics Laboratory, undated
7 Industrial Building, 1945-1968
8 Industrial Arts Building, 1946-1960
8 Instructional Shops, 1972-1983
8 Mechanical Engineering Hall (Rogers Hall), 1959-1967
8 Merryfield Hall, 1977
8 Mines Building, 1960-1963
8 Wave Research Facility, 1979-1981
23 Floor Plans and Drawings, 1930-1975 (buildings featured in these plans are: Apperson Hall, Covell Hall, Graf Hall, the Instructional Shops, Merryfield Hall, and Rogers Hall) , 1930-1975
Buildings featured in these plans are Apperson Hall, Covell Hall, Graf Hall, the Instructional Shops, Merryfield Hall, and Rogers Hall.
Box
8 Engineering Center Network Program, 1985-1988
Computer LAN network.
8 Equipment Needs and Allocations, 1937-1955
8 General, 1949-1969
8 Maintenance and Remodeling, 1947-1968
2 folders
8 Physical Plant and Equipment, 1945-1972
8 Space and Facility Needs - Studies and Correspondence, 1953-1975
8 Ten-Year Building Programs, 1943-1952

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Series V:  Research, 1942-1996

Series V relates to engineering research projects and is made up of correspondence, reports, proposals, handbooks, and meeting minutes. About half of this series consists of proposals from individual faculty members that are organized by name. Other projects are described mostly by funding agency or type of research undertaken.

Container(s)
Description
Box
8 Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Summer Institute, 1958-1965
8 Air Pollution Control, 1950-1956
2 folders
8 Air Resources, 1963-1969
8 Annual Reports of Research Activities, 1976-1996
4 folders
8 Atomic Energy Projects at OSU, 1958-1964
3 folders
8 Bonneville Power Administration Summer Projects for OSC Staff, 1950
9 Corps of Engineers (U.S.) Construction Engineering Lab, 1966
9 Department of Commerce, 1963
9 General, 1956-1971
9 GIFTS-5 Graphics Engineering Project, 1981
With the University of Arizona.
9 Materials Science Research Program, 1984-1986
9 National Advisory Health Council Grant, 1950
9 National Science Foundation (NSF) Science Faculty Fellowships, 1961-1963
9 Nuclear Engineering Education (Atomic Engineering Commission), 1955-1958
9 Oregon Inventors Council, 1960-1963
9 Oregon Research Associates (ORA), 1961-1963
2 folders
9 Proposed Navy Program, 1956-1958
9 Public Health Service Laboratory, 1960-1965
9 Radiation Center, 1956-1965
3 folders
9 Research Committee - Society of the Sigma Xi, 1962-1963
9 Research Handbooks, 1961-1963
Research Proposals, 1969-1973
Box
9 Adrion, W. Richards, 1972-1973
9 Bainbridge, Douglas W., 1971-1972
9 Barton, John P., 1972-1973
9 Bella, David A., 1971-1972
9 Boersma, L., 1971-1973
9 Boubel, R.W., 1970-1973
9 Brandt, W.H., 1971-1972
9 Bucy, David A., 1972-1973
9 Burgess, Fred J., 1971-1973
9 Campbell, John C., 1971-1972
9 Chang, Cheng C., 1969-1973
9 Dahlke, H. J., 1970-1971
9 Davis, James H., 1970-1971
9 Elzy, Eugene, 1972-1973
9 Engle, John F., 1970-1973
9 Fitzgerald, Thomas J., 1972-1973
10 Herzog, James H., 1970-1973
10 Hewson, W., 1972-1973
10 Inove, Michael S., 1970-1973
10 Jensen, Leland C., 1972-1973
10 Johnson, L.E., 1971-1972
10 Kinney, John R., 1971-1972
10 Klingeman, Peter C., 1970-1972
10 Knudson, James G., 1970-1973
10 Larson, Milton B., 1970-1972
10 Larson, Robert E., 1970-1971
10 Layton, Robert D., 1972-1973
10 Levenspiel, Octave, 1970-1973
10 Meredith, Robert E., 1972-1973
10 Mezera, David F., 1971-1973
10 Miner, J. Ronald, 1972-1973
10 Mingle, J.G., 1972-1973
10 Mohler, Ronald R., 1971-1973
2 folders
10 Montes, J.S., 1972-1973
10 Nablekas, Van E., 1971-1972
10 Nath, John H., 1972-1973
10 Peterson, John, 1971-1972
10 Reistad, Gordon M., 1970-1973
10 Riggs, James L., 1970-1973
10 Rink, Raymond A., 1972-1973
10 Robinson, Alan H., 1969-1972
10 Seaders, John, 1971-1973
10 Schaumberg, Frank D., 1970-1971
10 Schroeder, W.L., 1970-1972
10 Schultz, Robert J., 1971-1972
10 Slotta, Larry S., 1970-1973
10 Spinrad, Bernard I., 1972-1973
10 Thresher, Robert W., 1970-1972
10 Weber, Leonard J., 1971-1972
10 Welty, J.R., 1970-1973
10 Zaworski, Robert J., 1971-1972
10 Miscellaneous , 1970-1972
Research Reports, 1970-1971
Box
10 Airphoto Analysis of Ocean Outfall Dispersion, 1971
EPA project published as part of the Water Pollution Control Research series.
10 Tidal Hydraulics, Flushing Characteristics and Water Quality in Netarts Bay, Oregon, 1970
Sea Grant Program, 1966-1969
Box
10 General, 1966
10-11 Ocean Engineering Research Program, 1944-1969
2 folders
11 Sea Grant College Proposal, 1967
11 Services and Testing to Off-Campus Projects by College Faculty, 1951-1971
11 State Technical Services Act - Projects Funded By, 1965-1968
Technology Curricula, 1958-1967
Box
11 Analysis of the Oregon Technical Institute Program and Discussion Papers on Technology Programs , 1962-1967
11 Proposals and Correspondence, 1962-1966
11 Survey of Voc-Technical Education in Oregon - Recommendations, 1958
11 U.S. Public Health Department, 1956-1970
2 folders
11 World War II Projects - Building Security Measures, 1942
11 Water Pollution Control (State Sanitary Authority Advisory Board), 1949-1950
reel 5 Research Grants and Contracts, 1958-1966
reel 5 National Science Foundation Reports, 1955-1959
reel 7 Oregon Regional Primate Research Center, 1962-1964

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Series VI:  Water Resources Research Institute, 1966-1971

Meeting minutes and correspondence from the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) make up the contents of series VI, which also includes studies, newsletters, and bylaws. Engineering faculty George Gleeson and Fred Burgess both served as early administrators of the WRRI.

Container(s)
Description
Box
11 General, 1966-1971
9 folders

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Series VII:  Historical Essays and Outlines, 1946-1984

The historical essays and outlines in series VII relate to the development and evolution of engineering instruction at the university and include details such as the first faculty to teach engineering coursework, the establishment of engineering departments, building construction, and the number of students enrolled in the engineering program. Written by engineering faculty George W. Gleeson, John Campbell, and others, the historical information is organized in both narrative and timeline form.

Container(s)

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Series VIII:  Students, 1946-2001

Series VIII documents the activities of student engineering organizations and governmental bodies such as the Engineering Student Council and the Associated Students of OSU. This series also reflects interaction between the college and students regarding scholarship/fellowship programs, career placement, admission procedures, selective service, and honors/awards recognition. Correspondence, reports, brochures, membership lists, bylaws/constitutions, and statistical data make up the materials found in this series.

Container(s)
Description
Admissions, 1949-1972
Box
11 Academic Requirements Committee, 1956-1971
11 Correspondence, 1949-1972
11 Form Letters to Prospective Engineering Students, 1958-1968
11 Tests for Transfer Students, 1949
Box
12 Associated Students of OSU (ASOSU), 1963-1981
12 Counseling and Testing Services, 1949-1965
12 Directories of Students from Other Lands, 1952-1957
12 Engineering Student Council, 1947-1981
2 folders
12 Honors and Awards, 1946-1981
3 folders
12 International Students, 1961
12 Minority Students, 1976-1980
Placement Office, 1949-1971
Box
12 Blank Samples of Office Forms and Information, 1958-1959
12 Company Correspondence, 1949-1971
2 folders
12 Engineering Placement Office Annual Report for 1970/71, 1971
12 Guidebook for Office Staff, 1968
12 Job Listings, 1950-1953
12 Statistics, 1949-1962
Data tracking job placement of graduates, student enrollment, and interviews by companies visiting campus.
12 Placement Reports, 2000-2001
Scholarships, 1946-1981
Box
12 General, 1946-1981
2 folders
12 Holcomb, Glenn W., Scholarship, 1977-1979
12 Programs for Minorities and Women, 1976-1979
12 Spies, Kenneth H., Scholarship , 1976-1978
12 Selective Service, 1950-1955
12 Space Grant Graduate Fellowships, 2000
An e-mail announcement from Nuclear Engineering Professor Andrew Klein.
Student Organizations, Honorary Societies, and Student Chapters, 1945-1981
Box
12 American Society of Civil Engineers - Student Chapters Conference, 1947-1977
12 Co-Signers: Engineering Wives’ Club, 1962
12 Data Processing Management Association, 1974-1976
12 General, 1946-1971
12 Officer Lists of OSU Student Chapters and Engineering Honor Societies, 1961-1981
12 Society of Women Engineers, 1979-1980
12 Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and other Honorary Societies, 1945-1981
13 Student Personnel Department, 1951-1961
13 Student Registration and Grading Policies, 1952-1960
13 University Honors Program, 1965-1966
13 Women in Engineering, 1958-1960
Access must be approved by the University Archivist because of confidential information.

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Series IX:  Organizations - Civic and Research, 1945-1961

Series IX reflects communication between the college and mostly regional organizations focused on research and economic development. Pertaining to various research projects, conference meetings, industrial development in Oregon, and the Bonneville Power Administration, the materials in this series primarily consist of correspondence and publications.

Container(s)
Description
Box
13 China-America Council, 1945-1946
13 Industrial Research Council, 1945-1946
13 League of Oregon Cities, 1951-1954
13 National Research Council, 1949-1964
13 Northwest Scientific Association, 1954-1960
13 Oregon Consulting Engineer Association, 1959-1961
13 Portland Chamber of Commerce, 1949-1953

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Series X:  Engineering Organizations - Educational, 1944-1969

Series X contains materials from engineering education-focused organizations and includes conference proceedings, correspondence, meeting minutes, publications, and reports. In addition to organizations specific to engineering such as the American Society for Engineering Education and the Engineering College Research Council, this series also has records from general educational bodies such as the National Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities and the American Council of Education.

Container(s)
Description
Box
13 American Council of Education, 1951-1968
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), 1945-1969
Box
13 General, 1954-1969
10 folders
13 Annual Meetings, 1949-1953
Includes addresses from special Centennial of Engineering meeting in Chicago in 1952.
13 Committee on Degree Designation, 1953-1954
13 Committee for Young Engineering Teachers, 1950-1960
Engineering College Administrative Committee (ECAC), 1946-1969
Box
13 General, 1947-1968
14 Bulletins and Reports , 1946-1961
2 folders
24 Research and Development Budget Reports, 1951-1952
14 Humanistic Social Division, 1945-1955
14 Improvement of Teaching Committee, 1951-1958
14 Pacific Northwest Section, 1947-1969
2 folders
14 Reports - Miscellaneous, 1945-1953
14 Visiting Professor Program, 1960-1965
14 Commission on Engineering Education, 1962-1963
14 Deans of Western Engineering Colleges, 1947-1956
14 Engineering College Magazine Association, 1954
Engineering College Research Council, 1947-1967
Box
14 General, 1947-1967
14 Non-Military Research Committee, 1948-1951
14 Engineering Council for Prof. Development (ECPD), 1944-1969
4 folders
14 Ford Foundation, 1967
Faculty residency awards.
14-15 National Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, 1946-1967
9 folders

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Series XI:  Engineering Organizations - Professional, 1946-1981

Series XI pertains to involvement by School of Engineering faculty in professional engineering associations and societies. Made up mostly of correspondence, meeting minutes, and publications, this series contains materials from both national societies and regional engineering groups such as Professional Engineers of Oregon and the Corvallis Engineers’ Club.

Container(s)
Description
Box
15 American Association of Engineering Societies, 1981
Salary survey.
15 American Institute of Architects, 1951-1952
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1945-1980
Box
15 Chemical Engineering and Accrediting Committee, 1946-1948
15 General, 1945-1980
15 American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1951-1963
15 American Institute of Industrial Engineers, 1976
15 American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1952-1957
15 American Society of Civil Engineers, 1953-1980
15 American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers, 1949-1963
15 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1951-1960
15 American Society of Safety Engineers, 1949-1951
15 American Society for Testing Materials, 1951-1965
15 American Society of Tool Engineers, 1959-1968
15 Consulting Engineers Council of Oregon, 1978-1980
15 Corvallis Engineers’ Club, circa 1940-1958
15 Engineers Joint Council, 1951-1969
2 folders
15 Industrial Engineering Society, 1950-1952
15 Institute of Radio Engineers, 1951-1957
15 National Society of Professional Engineers, 1976-1980
15 Oregon Academy of Science, 1958-1960
Professional Engineers of Oregon (PEO), 1946-1981
Box
16 General, 1946-1981
3 folders
16 Legislative Committee, 1950-1952
16 Women’s Auxiliary, 1952-1958
16 Society for Advancement of Management, 1952
16 Society for Automotive Engineers, 1951-1966
16 Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, 1948-1953
16 Western Interstate Commission, 1954-1955

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Series XII:  Engineering Extension Services, 1944-1969

Series XII pertains to engineering instruction offered through Extension programs located in Portland, Salem, and Medford. Primarily made up of correspondence and course bulletins, this series also reflects participation by the college in instructional programs offered through companies such as Boeing, Crown-Zellerbach, and General Electric.

Container(s)
Description
Box
16 Boeing Aircraft Company - Graduate School, 1951
16 Correspondence Courses, 1945-1967
16 Crown-Zellerbach Paper School, 1952-1969
16 Extension Service (general) - OSSHE, 1945-1969
2 folders
16 General Electric and Atomic Energy Commission Graduate Program, 1950-1964
2 folders
16 KOAC Radio Station and TV, 1944-1966
2 folders
16 Medford Extension Center, 1948-1950
16 Portland Extension Center, 1945-1968
3 folders
16 Salem Extension Center, 1950-1963
16 Vanport Extension Center, 1945-1952
Changed to Portland State Extension Center, September 1, 1952.

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Series XIII:  Engineering Experiment Station, 1944-1960

Documentation of Engineering Experiment Station research projects and other activities is the subject of series XIII, which includes correspondence, reports, and research proposals.

Container(s)
Description
Box
16 General, 1944-1979
4 folders
Research Projects, 1944-1960
Box
17 Army, Navy, and Office of Naval Research, 1946-1953
17 Bonneville Power Administration, 1945-1953
17 Coast Coal Company, 1945-1946
17 Consolidated Vultee Aircraft, 1944-1945
17 Oregon Coal Study, 1945-1948
17 Sanitary Survey, 1944-1945
17 Water Resources Research Institute, 1960
Includes proposal to establish the Institute.

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Series XIV:  OSU Administration and Services, 1939-1972

Series XIV reflects interaction between the College of Engineering and administrative and service units at OSU that include the Registrar’s Office, the OSU Foundation, Library, the Admissions Office, the Dean of Faculty, and the President’s Office. This series is made up mostly of correspondence, reports, and publications.

Container(s)
Description
Box
17 Admissions, 1960-1970
17 Alumni Office, 1948-1970
17 Business Affairs, 1965-1969
Business Office, 1939-1971
Box
17 Civil Service, 1945-1968
17 General, 1939-1971
2 folders
17 Veteran's Administration Book and Supply Certifications, 1953-1962
2 folders
17 Dean of Faculty, 1963-1972
3 folders
17 Dean of Men, 1953-1969
17 Dean of Research, 1966-1972
17 Dean of Students, 1967-1970
17 Financial Aid Office, 1968-1969
Institutional Research, Office of, 1950-1969
Box
17 General, 1950-1969
24 Predicted First Term Grades for Incoming Freshman for Fall 1963, 1963
17 Library, 1946-1969
2 folders
17 Memorial Union, 1962-1968
17 Motor Pool, 1971
17 News Bureau, 1952-1969
17 OSU University Foundation, 1949-1979
17 Physical Plant, 1949-1969
18 President's Office, 1943-1969
6 folders
Publications Office, 1945-1971
Box
18 Commencement Program Data, 1949-1955
18 General, 1946-1971
18 Improving College and University Teaching, 1946-1960
18 Information for War Activities Repor, 1945-1946
18 OSU Press, 1962
Registrar's Office, 1943-1970
Box
18 Academic Deficiencies Committee Reports, 1967-1968
18 Academic Regulations, 1943-1953
18 Admissions Procedures and Regulations, 1948-1959
18 Diploma Wording, 1951-1958
18 General, 1948-1969
18 New Student Week, 1948-1970
18 Registration Procedures and Planning, 1947-1960
18 Summaries of Enrollment and Probation, 1950-1964
18 Round Table (YMCA-YWCA), 1951-1953
reel 6 Cooperative Program between Kasetsart University (Thailand) and Oregon State College/University, 1953-1963

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Series XV:  Committees, 1942-1983

Series XV contains materials generated by various university and School of Engineering committees and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and outlines for research projects. Issues addressed by these committees include: radiation safety, teacher appraisal, student recruitment, curriculum development, and screening of candidates for distinguished professor awards.

Container(s)
Description
Box
18 Ad Hoc Committee for Extension of Graduate Education, 1983
18 Aims and Objectives Committee, 1952-1953
18 Computer Committee, 1962-1963
18 Corvallis Conference on Research and Development for Oregon Small Business Planning Committee, 1957-1958
18 Council on Curriculum and Academic Policy, 1942-1959
Mostly documenting adjustments to the general catalogs.
19 Council on Curriculum and Academic Policy, 1945-1971
2 folders
19 Council of Deans, 1967-1971
4 folders
19 Curriculum Academic Policy Committee, 1971-1973
19 Curriculum Council, 1945-1961
Proposed new courses.
19 Distinguished Professor Awards Screening Committee, 1953-1966
19 Engineering Committee on the Scope and Content of Calculus, 1965-1966
19 Faculty Senate, 1960-1969
19 Faculty Welfare Committee, 1951-1963
19 Institutional Committee on National Science Foundation Science Development Program (Stardust), 1964-1965
19 OSU Press, 1961-1970
19 Patent Committee, 1963-1969
19 Placement Bureau Committee, 1949-1960
19 Publications Committee, 1953-1962
19 Radiation Safety Committee, 1958-1962
19 Registration Committee, 1956-1969
19 Research Committee, 1958-1961
Mostly made up of research project outlines.
19 Student Recruiting Committee, 1975-1978
19 Superior Student Committee, 1952
19 Teacher Appraisal Committee, 1952-1963
19 Technical Services Committee, 1968, 1968
19 War Emergency Committee, 1950-1951
2 folders

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Series XVI:  OSU Instructional Divisions, 1931-1981

Series XVI documents interaction between Dean Gleeson and other Engineering faculty and administrators from other instructional departments and colleges on campus. Primarily made up of correspondence, this series also includes conference proceedings, course outlines, curriculum proposals, publications, and reports. Among the subjects covered include: computer development, grievances against instructors by students, and curriculum development.

Container(s)
Description
Box
19 Agriculture, 1949-1970
2 folders
20 Business and Technology, 1955-1971
20 Division of Continuing Education, 1979-1981
20 Education, 1950-1969
2 folders
20 Forestry, 1950-1970
20 Forest Products Laboratory, 1946-1957
Graduate School, 1931-1970
Box
20 General, 1945-1970
2 folders
20 Honorary Degrees, 1933-1962
20 List of Engineering Theses and Resulting Publications, 1932-1942
20 Professional Degrees, 1931-1958
20 Registration and Graduation Statistics, 1962-1969
20 Home Economics, 1950-1969
20 Humanities and Social Sciences, 1948-1971
2 folders
20 Military Science, 1946-1971
2 folders
20 Oceanography, 1969-1970
20 Pharmacy, 1951-1967
20 Physical Education, 1953-1971
20 Science, College of, 1949-1960
5 folders

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Series XVII:  Oregon State System of Higher Education (OSSHE), 1951-1989

The focus of Series XVII are relations between the school and the Oregon State System of Higher Education (OSSHE) Chancellor’s Office and other OSSHE institutions. Along with two reports by OSU faculty on engineering education in Oregon, this series contains correspondence pertaining to the Community College Transfer Program, a fallout shelter analysis course, and engineering coursework at Portland State University.

Container(s)
Description
Chancellor's Office, 1951-1970
Box
21 Community College Transfer Program, 1967-1970
21 General, 1951-1969
Box
21 Division of Continuing Education - Fallout Shelter Analysis Course, 1964
21 Historical Perspectives: Higher Education In the Portland Metropolitan Area and OSUs’ Involvement, 1989
Dean Fred Burgess.
21 Portland State College/University, 1955-1969
21 Report on Engineering Education Needs in Oregon , 1969-1970
Includes reference materials.

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Series XVIII:  U.S. Government, 1947-1971

Series XVIII pertains to relations between the School of Engineering and federal government agencies such as the Department of the Interior, the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Selective Service Administration, and the Atomic Energy Commission. Consisting mostly of correspondence and publications, topics covered include nuclear engineering education, fellowship programs, research projects related to the “space sciences”, and conference participation. This series also contains letters from Deans Gleeson and Burgess to congressional representatives.

Container(s)
Description
Box
21 Atomic Energy Commission, 1950-1966
Department of the Interior, 1948-1971
Box
21 Bonneville Power Administration, 1949-1963
21 Bureau of Mines, 1948-1971
21 Bureau of Reclamation, 1950-1962
21 Selective Service System, 1965-1970
21 Federal Security Agency, 1947-1962
This organization became the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in 1958.
21 General, 1954-1971
21 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1962
21 National Science Foundation, 1960-1964

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Series XIX:  Oregon State Government, 1939-1981

Series XIX documents the interaction between the College of Engineering and several Oregon state agencies. The series includes corespondence, reports, meeting minutes, reference materials, legislative materials, and newspaper clippings. The State Highway Commission materials document the impact of road construction materials upon animals and the Northwest Traffic Engineering Conference. The Capitol Planning Commission materials document the participation of Engineering Dean George Gleeson as a member of the commission and planning for development of Salem, Oregon, in the 1940s through 1960s. All of the Capitol Planning Commission materials as well as the Pacific Northwest California Power Intertie documents and the materials pertaining to approval of voting machines for the Elections Division are on microfilm.

Container(s)
Description
Box
21 Board of Engineering Examiners, 1976-1981
Engineering-in-training exam.
21 State Highway Commission, 1948-1963
Reel
6 Pacific Northwest California Power Intertie - Governor's Committee, 1962-1963
Reel
6-7 Election Divison - Approval of Voting Machines, 1962-1967
Capitol Planning Commission, 1939-1969
Reel
7-9 1-15: Correspondence, 1945-1969
9 16: Pamplets and Reference Materials, undated
9 18: Minutes, 1949-1968
9 19: Reports, Statements, Recommendations, and Master Plans, 1939-1967
9 20: Summary of Capitol Planning Activities to July 1, 1961, 1961
9 21: Study in Salem's Transportation, Volume 1, Factual Data Report, 1962
9 22: Salem City Manager's Budget Message for 1958-1960, 1958
9 23: Office Space Management for State of Oregon - Status and Recommendations, 1968
9 24: Solving Parking Problems - A Guide to Community Action, 1950
9 25: Re-Use of Old Agriculture Building, 1966
9 26: Capitol Mall Parking Study, 1966
9 27: Governor's Residence for Oregon, 1966
9 28: Salem Zone Code and Capitol Planning Commission Annual Report, 1969
9 29: Legislature, 1969
9 31: Newspaper Articles, Releases, and Clippings, 1967-1969

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Series XX:  Colleges and Universities, 1952-2000

Communication between the School of Engineering and other colleges and universities make up the focus of series XX, which contains correspondence, reports, and publications. In addition to replies to particular questions about engineering faculty members and the curriculum at OSU, other subjects addressed in this series include community college transfer courses, faculty recruitment, the development of Linn-Benton Community College, and announcements of recent engineering research and publications.

Container(s)
Description
Box
21 Community Colleges, 1961-1981
21 General, 1952-1972
7 folders
22 Hanford Graduate Center, 1966-1970
Nuclear power.
22 Multnomah College, 1953-1959
22 Oregon Graduate Institute, 1983-2000

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Series XXI:  Accreditation, 1960-1993

Series XXI documents periodic accreditation reviews of the College by the Engineers' Council for Professional Development and later, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. This series is mostly made up of correspondence and reports.

Container(s)
Description
Engineers' Council for Professional Development, 1960-1993
Later known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Box
22 General, 1971-1983
22 1978 Visitation, 1978-1979
22 1981 Visitation, 1981-1982
22 1984 Visitation, 1983-1985
22 1987 Visitation, 1986-1988
22 1990 Visitation, 1989-1991
Self-Study Questionnaire Reports, 1960-1993
Box
22 1960
1 volume
22 1990
8 volumes
22 1993
5 volumes

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Series XXII:  Publications, 1972-2002

Series XXII contains a variety of publications oriented toward prospective engineering students and alumni that include advising guides, graduate study guides, informational brochures, flyers, and newsletters. Among these publications is an administrative history of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Container(s)
Description
Box
24 Advising Guides, 1982-1991
24 Informational Brochures and Flyers, 1991
Newsletters, 1972-2002
Box
24 Engineer, 2002
24 Engineering Focus, 1972-1975
24 OSU Mechanical Engineering: Our Faculty and Staff Heritage, 1995
24 Research and Graduate Study Guides, 1988-1992

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Series XXIII:  Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP), 1943-1945

Series XXIII documents the Army Specialized Training Program on the Oregon State Collage campus during World War II and includes transcripts of program participants, course outlines, enrollment summaries, reports of staff teaching military trainees, and ' administrative records and correpondence. All of the records are on microfilm.

Container(s)
Description
Reel
1-3 Transcripts of Academic Record
These transcripts include biographical information about the program participants and the courses they completed as part of the program.
Access must be approved by the University Archivist because of confidential information.
3 Course Outlines
3 Correspondence
3 Contract Data
3-4 Reports of Instructional Load for Staff Members Teaching Military Trainees
4 17-27: Enrollment
4 28-30: Course Outlines
4 31: Requisition Accounts
4 32: General Order and Directions
4 33: Textbooks and Supplies
4 34: Instructor's Report Forms

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Series XXIV:  Academic Year Institute for High School Science and Math Teachers, 1953-1965

Series XXIV includes proposals, reports, lists of participants, and course evaluations for the Academic Year Institute for High School Science and math Teachers at Oregon State College. The Institute was funded by the National Science Foundation.

Container(s)

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (U.S.)
    • Army Specialized Training Program (U.S.)
    • KOAC (Radio station: Corvallis, Or.)
    • Mahāwitthayālai Kasētsāt.
    • Oregon State College. Engineering Experiment Station.
    • Oregon State College--Faculty.
    • Oregon State College--Research.
    • Oregon State College--Students.
    • Oregon State University. Water Resources Research Institute.
    • Oregon State University--Buildings.
    • Oregon State University--Faculty.
    • Oregon State University--Research.
    • Oregon State University--Students.
    • Oregon. Capitol Planning Commission.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Engineering schools--Oregon.
    • Engineering students--Oregon--Corvallis.
    • Engineering--Study and teaching--Oregon.
    • Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
    • Technical education--Oregon.
    • Women in engineering--Oregon--Corvallis.
    • World War, 1939-1945--War work--Schools.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Salem (Or.)
      • Other Creators :
      • Burgess, Fredrick J., 1926-
      • Dearborn, Richard Harold
      • Gleeson, George Walter, 1905-
      • Rogers, Harry Stanley, 1890-
      • Oregon State College. School of Engineering.
      • Oregon State University. School of Engineering.

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