Guide to the Steak and Chop Club Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Steak and Chop Club (Corvallis, Or.)
Title: Steak and Chop Club Records
Dates: 1938-1971 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.21 cubic ft.
1 microfilm reel
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Summary: The Steak and Chop Club Records document the activities of this social club, established in 1938 by several Extension Service staff members.
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. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

The club was founded in 1938 by several staff members of the Oregon State University Federal Cooperative Extension Service for the purpose of gastronomy and good fellowship, and was loosely based upon similar clubs that existed in the 18th century. The first officers were H. A. Lindgren, "Top Sirloin" (president), and E. R. Jackman, "Little Chop" (scribe).

Content Description

Records pertain to the activities of the Steak and Chop Club, particularily meetings held at different locations throughout the state. Meeting minutes/reports are incomplete. Correspondence is primarily among the club's officers and to/from guests invited to the club's meetings.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

Steak and Chop Club Records, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized into five series: I. Constitution & By-laws; II. Meeting Minutes & Reports; III. Membership Lists; IV. Oath of Office; V. Correspondence. Arranged chronologically.

Custodial History :  

The initial accession of these records was filmed in 1974 as RG 120. It was decided that the records were better suited for the Manuscripts Collection.


  • Personal Names :
  • Lindgren, H. A.(Harry Arthur), 1888-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State College. Federal Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Oregon State University. Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Clubs--Oregon--Corvallis
  • Gastronomy
    • Other Creators :
    • Ballard, Frank Llewellyn
    • Lindgren, H. A.(Harry Arthur), 1888-
    • Mote, Don C
    • Smith, Clifford L.(Clifford Lovejoy),1907-
    • Teutsch, William L.

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