Guide to the Poling Hall Club Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Poling Hall Club (Oregon State University)
Title: Poling Hall Club Records
Dates: 1926-1971 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.02 cubic feet (1 box)
2 microfilm reels
Collection Number: RG 036
Summary: The Poling Hall Club Records document the activities of this dormitory club, in its various locations on the Oregon State University campus.
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 inEnglish. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Poling Hall was the name given to a temporary building constructed to house World War I trainees in the Student Army Training Program and used after the war as a dormitory. Five clubs were established at the dorm and were collectively called the Poling Hall Clubs. The clubs were governed by a central council, which oversaw most of the affairs of the dorm. When a new men's dormitory was built in 1928, a wing of it was named Poling Hall and the residents established a Poling Hall Club in the new dorm. In 1957/58, a newly constructed dormitory was named Poling Hall, and again the club was re-established in the new location.

Content Description

Series one consists of club meeting minutes from 1926-1942 and 1959-1971. Series two consists of meeting minutes of the Poling Hall Central Council, 1926-1928. Series three contains undated financial records. Series four includes the club's constitution dated May 27, 1939 and a reorganization amendment dated November 24, 1941. Series five is a resident assistant report for 1967/68. Records document administration and activities of the club in its various locations.

All records are available on microfilm. Part of series one and all of series two and three are available in paper form; see inventory.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Poling Hall Club Records (RG 36), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

These records are organized into five series: I. Poling Hall Club Meeting Minutes; II. Poling Hall Central Council Meeting Minutes; III. Financial Records; IV. Constitution and Amendment; and V. Resident Assistant Report. Each series is organized chronologically.

Related Materials :  

Records of other dormitory clubs include the Cauthorn Club Records (RG 101) and the Hawley Club Records (RG 87). Additional information on residence halls can be found in the Housing and Residence Programs Records (RG 145). Photographs pertaining to residence halls are included in the Hawley Hall Photographic Collection (P 167); the Buildings Photographic Collection (P 16); Harriet's Collection #s 36, 57, 1229, and 2916; the Beaver Yearbook Photographic Collection (P 3); the OSU Historical Photograph Collection (P 25); and the News & Communication Services Photographic Collection (P 57). Publications pertaining to residence halls include residence hall newspapers (PUB 13-8) and Student Housing & Residence Program Publications (PUB 1-27). Several Memorabilia Collection files pertain to residence halls.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Poling Hall Club Meeting Minutes, 1926-1971
1 1 1926-1928, December 1959-May 1960
2 1929-1942, 1959-1971

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Series II:  Poling Hall Central Council Meeting Minutes, May 1926-March 1928

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Series III:  Financial Records, undated

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Series IV:  Constitution and Amendment, 1939-1941
2 Constitution, May 27, 1939
2 Reorganization amendment, November 24, 1941

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Series V:  Resident Assistant Report, 1967/1968

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  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
  • Oregon State College--Students.
  • Oregon State University--Student housing.
  • Oregon State University--Students.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Clubs--Oregon--Corvallis
  • Men--Oregon--Corvallis--Societies and clubs
  • Student housing--Oregon--Corvallis

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