Guide to the Faculty Men's Club Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oregon State University. Faculty Men's Club.
Title: Faculty Men's Club Records
Dates: 1930-1981 ( inclusive )
1950-1968 ( bulk )
Quantity: 0.15 cubic foot (1 box)
Collection Number: MSS Faculty Men's
Summary: The Faculty Men's Club Records document the activities and administration of this organization of male faculty and staff established in 1930 at Oregon State University. The records consist of constitution and bylaws, correspondence, programs and agendas, meeting minutes, and membership lists.
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 Faculty Men's Club, founded as the Men's Faculty Club in 1930, was formed to promote "unity, cooperation, and fellowship" among OSU's male faculty and staff, and to "advance the understanding of higher education in Oregon." G. V. Copson was the first president. The club had a lounge on the second floor of the Memorial Union. The club disbanded in 1969 after a request in 1968 from the Memorial Union Board of Directors to vacate the Faculty Lounge in the Memorial Union. The remaining funds of the Club were transferred to the OSU Foundation in 1979 for construction of the Cultural and Conference Center.

Content Description

Records include a constitution and bylaws (circa 1950), correspondence, programs and agendas, meeting minutes, and membership lists. The records include correspondence pertaining to the disbanding of the organization in the late 1960s and the disposition of the club's treasury.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Faculty Men's Club Records, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized into one series, General Files, arranged chronologically.

Related Materials :  

Materials relating to the Faculty Men's Club can be found in the Memorabilia Collection. Additional information about the Faculty Men's Club can be found in the Physics Department Records (RG 37), the Vice Provost for Student Affairs Records (RG 102), the Mathematics Department Records (RG 136), and the Speech Communication Department Records (RG 181).


  • Personal Names :
  • Shideler, Fred Merle
  • Willey, Earl Clark, 1891-  ( creator)
  • Wood, Gregory Burton
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University. Memorial Union
  • Subject Terms :
  • Clubs--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Men--Societies and clubs--Oregon--Corvallis.
    • Other Creators :
    • Oregon State College. Faculty Men's Club.

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