Guide to the Graduate School Records
1917-2000

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oregon State University. Graduate School.
Title: Graduate School Records
Dates: 1917-2000 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2.6 cubic feet and 8 reels of microfilm
Collection Number: RG 016
Summary: Though the first graduate degree at OSU was conferred in 1875, a formal graduate program was not established until 1933. The Graduate School Records document the work of the OSU Graduate Committee/Council, the Oregon State System of Higher Education (OSSHE) Graduate Division, and the Advisory Committee for the Selection of the Graduate Dean as well as research conducted by graduate students.
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 inEnglish. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

The first graduate degree at Oregon State was conferred in 1875. In 1910 the Committee on Advanced Degrees (known as the Graduate Committee) was established. Gordon V. Skelton was chair of the committee from 1910-1933. When OSSHE formed a Graduate Division in 1933, the subdivision at OSU was the College Graduate Council (which replaced the Graduate Committee). This marked the beginning of formalized graduate programs at OSU. In 1946, an autonomous graduate school office was established. Henry P. Hansen became the first dean of the new office in 1947; he served until 1972.

Content Description

Series one is on microfilm. Series two, General Files, is informally grouped by decade. It includes correspondence, program information, statistical data, and reports. OSSHE Graduate Division materials include information pertaining to the OSU Graduate Committee. Series five includes research progress reports from the 1950s.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

Graduate School Records, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Restrictions on Access :  

Certain grant files contain confidential information; permission from archivist required.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized into 7 series: I. Thesis Abstracts; II. General Files; III. Graduate Committee/Council Minutes; IV. OSSHE Graduate Division; V. Grants; and VI. Advisory Committee for the Selection of the Graduate Dean; and VII. Registration and Advanced Degree Reports. Series I and II are arranged alphabetically and series III-VI chronologically.

Related Materials :  

Photographs of graduate faculty and students are available in the Graduate School Photographs (P 67). The Archives' holdings also include the Henry P. Hansen Papers.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I.:  Thesis Abstracts, circa 1934-1965
Container(s)
Description
Reel
1 A - Cho, Yong Sook
2 Cholis, John G. - Kuehl, Leroy Robert
3 Kuhlman, Elmer George - Stermitz, Robert Eugene
4 Stern, Ivan Julius - Zoitola
5 1964
6 1964-1965

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Series II:  General Files, 1917-2000
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Graduate Committee Correspondence, 1917-1923
1 Rules and Regulations Governing Graduate Work, Sept., 1924
1 Survey Relating to the Organization of a Graduate Student's Club, May, 1927
1 Biennial Reports, 1942-1944 and 1944-1946
1 Buildings, 1948
1 Chancellor, 1940-1944
1 Clippings, 1933
1 Correspondence, Dec., 1933-June 1935
1 Enrollment Statistics, 1936-1937 to 1939-1940
1 Home Economics, 1938-1944
1 Honorary Degrees, 1940-1945
1 Medical School Degrees, 1938-1941
1 Subcommittees, 1937-1938
1 School of Science, 1937-1938
1 Thesis Instructions, June, 1931
1 Graduate Study
1 University of Oregon, Advisory Council and Deans, Minutes, July, 1942
1 Agricultural Time Use Survey, circa 1959
1 Agriculture, School of, 1956
1 Animal Husbandry, Dept. of, 1954
1 College and University Teaching Workshop, 1956
1 Forms, Directions, Schedules, 1953-1956
1 General Extension Division, 1954 and 1956
1 General Research, 1953-1954
1 Graduate School of Nuclear Engineering (Hanford, WA), 1953-1954
1 Information Concerning Theses and Degree Candidates (past & present), 1953-1956
1 Lists - Current Graduate Registration, 1953-1956
1 Bureau of Mines Cooperative Program, 1954-1956
1 Miscellaneous, 1954-1956
1 Registrar, 1953-1955
1 Secretarial Appointments, 1955-1956
1 Sigma Xi, 1956
1 President Strand, 1954-1956
1 University Microfilms, 1956
1 Vaughn, Edward K., 1955
1 Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 1955
1 Administrative Council, 1969-1970
1 Admissions Office, 1966-1967
1 Academic Requirements Subcommittee (Registrar), 1968 and 1972
1 Agricultural Experiment Station, 1960-1961
Center for Graduate Study (formerly Graduate School of Nuclear Engineering):
Box
1 Memos, Correspondence, etc., circa 1960-1970
1 Bulletins, 1963-1969
1 Reports, 1969
1 Correspondence, 1957-1972
1 Foreign Student Directories, 1952-1965
1 Foreign Student Information, 1963
1 Graduate Engineering Program, 1961-1965
1 Graduate Fellowship Program, Memorandum of Understanding with Dept. of Interior, 1970
1 Grievance Procedure for Graduate Students, 1974
1 Graduate School Handbook (revised), September, 1976
1 Information for Summer Term Students, June, 1974
1 National Procurement Counseling Conference, Sept., 1966
Nutrition Research Institute:
Box
1 Consultants' Report, May, 1968
1 Organization Statement, 1968
1 Annual Reports, 1967-1971
1 Grant Proposal, 1969
1 Oceanography, School of, Establishment of, 1971
1 Policies, 1974
Reports
Box
1 Self Evaluation Report III - Graduate School, Jan., 1960
1 School of Home Economics Program Narrative, 1971
1 Department of General Science, 1969
1 Defense of Graduate Education (Report to Miles Romney), Sept., 1970
1 Report to the Faculty Senate and Graduate Faculty for the 1973/74 Academic Year, May 1974
1 Thesis Instructions, 1957-1964
1 Associate Dean, 1998-2000
1 Graduate Admission Brochure, 1996
1 Policies and Procedures, 1997-2000
1 Scholarships and Fellowships, 1998-2000

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Series III:  Graduate Committee/Council Minutes, 1923-1999
Container(s)
Description
Box
2 Graduate Committee Minutes, 1923-1934
Graduate Council Minutes
Box
2 1934-1949 and 1953-1956
2 1960-1962
2 1963-1966
(also available on microfilm reel 8)
2 1966-1972
2 1973-1974
2 1977-1990
2 1997-1999

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Series IV:  OSSHE Graduate Division, 1933-1946
Container(s)
Description
Box
2 Joint Graduate Division Committee Minutes, 1933-1934
2 General Graduate Council Minutes, 1939-1946
2 Report to the Chancellor, June, 1934

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Series V:  Grants, 1949-1974

[folder numbers as indicated on microfilm]

Container(s)
Description
Reel
Folder
7 1 IREX, D. Zelenovic, 1972-1973
7 2 New York Regents College Teachers Fellowship, 1971-1974
7 3 National Defense Education Grants, 1968-1969
7 4 NDEA Acceptance Forms
7 5 NASA Progress Reports on Trainees, 1963-1964
7 6 NASA Trainee Applications, 1964-1965
7 7 NSF Summer Teaching Asst., 1964-1965
7 8 NSF Summer Traineeship, 1964-1965
7 9 NASA Trainees, 1965-1966
7 10 NASA Trainees, 1967-1968
7 11 NSF Summer List of Trainees, 1968
7 12 NDEA Replacements, 1970-1971
7 13 NDEA Roster with corrections, 1970-1971
7 14 NDEA Fiscal Report, 1970
7 15 NDEA Fellowships, 1970-1971
7 16 Fiscal Survey, 1970-1971
7 17 Completed OE 1048 Forms, 1970-1971
7 18 NDEA Resignations, 1970-1971
7 19 NDEA Dependencies, 1970-1971
7 20 NDEA Department Ratings, 1970-1971
7 21 NASA Progress Reports, 1968-1970
7 22 NASA Dissertations, 1968-1971
7 23 NASA Trainee Report, 1970
7 24 NASA Follow Up, 1969
7 25 NASA Residents, 1971-1972
7 26 Progress Reports, 1969-1970
7 27 NCAA Mike Jones, 1974
Box
3 Research Progress Reports, 1949-1958; 1962
Box
4 Information Files (illegible on microfilm):
Box
4 IREX Program, 1972-1973
4 New York Regents College, 1971-1974
4 NDEA List of Applicants, 1968
4 NASA Progress Reports, 1963-1964
4 NASA Trainee Applications, 1964-1965
4 NSF Summer Trainees, 1965-1967
4 NASA Trainees Progress Reports, 1965-1966
4 NSF Summer Trainees, 1968
4 NDEA Replacements, 1970
4 Fiscal Summary, 1970-1971
4 Application for Graduate Fellowship, 1970-1971
4 NASA Trainee Reports, 1970
4 NASA Residuals, 1971-1972
4 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Training Program Proposal, 1965

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Series VI:  Graduate Dean Selection Advisory Comm., Minutes, 1971-1972
Container(s)

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Series VII:  Registration and Advanced Degree Reports, 1964-2000
Container(s)
Description
Box
4 Registration Summaries, 1964-1990 and 1999-2000
4 Advanced Degree Reports, 1968-1986 and 1998-2000

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Hansen, Henry P. (Henry Paul)
  • Rebec, George.
  • Skelton, Vernon Gordon, 1867-1939.
  • Weniger, Willibald, b. 1884.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State College. Graduate School.
  • Oregon State College--Graduate students.
  • Oregon State College--Graduate work.
  • Oregon State University. Center for Graduate Study.
  • Oregon State University. Graduate School.
  • Oregon State University. Nutrition Research Institute.
  • Oregon State University. School of Engineering.
  • Oregon State University. School of Home Economics.
  • Oregon State University. School of Oceanography.
  • Oregon State University--Dissertations.
  • Oregon State University--Graduate students.
  • Oregon State University--Graduate work.
  • University of Oregon. Medical School.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Research grants--Oregon.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Hanford (Wash.)
    • Other Creators :
    • Oregon Agricultural College. Graduate Committee.
    • Oregon State College. Graduate Council.
    • Oregon State University. Graduate Council.

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