Guide to the College of Science Records
1932-1973

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oregon State University. College of Science.
Title: College of Science Records
Dates: 1932-1973 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.6 cubic foot (1 box)
3 microfilm reels, including 1 partial reel
Collection Number: RG 024
Summary: The College of Science Records document the administrative activities of the College of Science at Oregon State University from its founding in 1932. The records include correspondence and reports of the first dean, Earl L. Packard; enrollment statistics and biennial reports; and records of the Junior Engineers and Scientists Summer Institute.
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. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Science instruction has been a part of Oregon State University's curriculum since the founding of the school. Early this century, the science departments were part of the School of Agriculture and the School of Basic Arts and Sciences. The School of Science was created by the State Board of Higher Education in 1932 as the one school in the state higher education system authorized to grant degrees in science. The first Ph.D. degrees were confered in 1935. The school's name was changed to the College of Science in 1974.

Deans of the school have included Earl L. Packard (1932-1938), Francois A. Gilfillan (1938-1962), Vernon Cheldelin (1962-1965), John M. Ward (1966-1970), Robert W. Krauss (1973-1980), Thomas Sugihara (1981-1986), and Frederick M. Horne (1986-1999), and Sherman H. Bloomer (1999-).

Content Description

Series one consists of Dean Earl L. Packard's correspondence and reports files. Series two includes registration statistics summaries and enrollment distributions by credit hours. Series three consists of programs, faculty and registration lists, correspondence, and grade lists for the JESSI program. Biennial reports, series four, highlight the activities of the college for the given two year period. Series five contains a self-evaluation report prepared by the School of Science in January 1960 for the Commission on Higher Schools, Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

College of Science Records (RG 24), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized into five series: I. General Correspondence and Reports, 1932-1950; II. Enrollment Statistics, 1932-1964; III. Junior Engineers and Scientists Summer Institute (JESSI) Records, 1956-1973; IV. Biennial Reports, 1938-1972; and V. Self-Evaluation Report, 1960. Series one is arranged topically; series two through four are arranged chronologically.

Related Materials :  

Related materials include College of Science Photographs (P 84) and the Francois A. Gilfillan Papers. The Archives' holdings also include the records of many College of Science departments, including Atmospheric Sciences (RG 167), Biochemistry and Biophysics (RG 178), Botany and Plant Pathology (RG 54), Chemistry (RG 98), Entomology (RG 27), Microbiology (RG 191), Physics (RG 37), and Zoology (RG 74).


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Correspondence and reports, 1932-1937
Container(s)
Description
Reel
Folder
1 1 Space - Chemistry
1 2 Chemistry - John Fulton - General
1 3 Stockroom in Chemistry
1 4 Lower Division - M. Ellwood Smith
1 5 Entomology - Don C. Mote - General
1 6 Libraries
1 7 Space for department at Eugene
1 8 Chancellor - W.J. Kerr
1 9 "L", 1935-1937
1 10 Schedule - Geology
1 11 Botany - H. P. Barass
1 12 C. V. Boyer, President U. of O., 1934-1935
1 13 E. B. Lemon, registrar, 1935-1937
1 14 "M", 1935-1937
1 15 "K", 1935-1937
1 16 "J", 1935-1937
1 17 E. L. Packard, Dean of Science
2 18 W. A. Jensen - Executive Secretary
2 19 A. R. Moore
2 20 Personnel - Zoology
2 21 Catalog, Eugene
2 22 Graduate Assistance
2 23 Graduate Students
2 24 Graduate School
2 25 Army Specialized Training Program
2 26 Army Specialized Training Program - Languages
2 27 ASTP - Asiatic Area Course
2 28 ASTP - Chinese - Personnel
2 29 ASTP - Chinese
2 30 ASTP - Japanese
2 31 ASTP - Russian - Personnel
2 32 ASTP - Russian
2 33 ASTP - Russian - Books, Supplies, Budgets
2 34 ASTP - Languages, Phonograph
2 35 ASTP - Chinese - Lesson 4
2 36 ASTP - N. P. Avtonomoff
2 37 ASTP - Chemistry
2 38 ASTP - Mathematics
2 39 ASTP - Physics
2 40 ASTP - Budgets
2 41 ASTP - Classification of students
2 42 ASTP - Curricula
2 43 ASTP - Grades
2 44 ASTP - Registration procedures
2 45-46 ASTP - Letters from parents
2 47 ASTP - Schedules
2 48 ASTP - Staff
2 49 ASTP - Students
2 50 ASTP - Administration
2 51 ASTP - Book List, July term, 1945
2 52 ASTP - Budget, July, 1945
2 53 ASTP - Registration
2 54 ASTP - Mathematics
2 55 ASTP - Physics
2 56 ASTP - Letters from parents
2 57 Science Publicity
2 58 Bacteriology
2 59 Botany
2 60 Entomology
2 61 Mathematics - W. E. Milne - General
2 62 Physics - W. Weniger, 1934-1935
2 63 Zoology - Nathan Fasten - General, 1935-1937
2 64 "B", 1935-1937
2 65 Bacteriology - C. V. Copson - General
2 66 Chemistry - John Fulton - General
2 67 Summer Session
2 68 Chemistry
2 69 Functions and present status of science
2 70-71 VII Willamette Valley Student Science Conference, 1934-1935
2 72 VIII -, 1936-1937
2 73 Reports to President Kerr
2 74 Letters from parents
2 75 Summary of Registration Statistics
2 76 Grade report, Registration record
2 77 Statistics - Registration of majors
2 78 Registration of Graduate students, Science majors, 1932-1950
2 79 Chemistry - Personnel
3 80 Sigma XI
3 81 Curriculum Analysis
3 82 Graduate Thesis

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Series II:  Enrollment Statistics, 1932-1964
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Summary of Registration Statistics, 1932-1958
1 Enrollment Distribution by Student Credit Hours, 1950-1964

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Series III:  Junior Engineers and Scientists Summer Institute (JESSI) Records, 1956-1973
Container(s)

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Series IV:  Biennial Reports, 1938-1972
Container(s)

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Series V:  Self-Evaluation Report, January 1960
Container(s)

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Army Specialized Training Program (U.S.)
    • Junior Engineers' and Scientists' Summer Institute (Oregon State University)
    • Oregon State College. School of Science.
    • Oregon State University. College of Science.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Science--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon.
    • World War, 1939-1945--War work--Schools.
      • Other Creators :
      • Packard, Earl L.(Earl Leroy), b. 1885.

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