Guide to the Co-Resident Women, Inc., Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Co-Resident Women, Incorporated
Title: Co-Resident Women, Inc., Records
Dates: 1943-1985 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.45 cubic ft.
1 microfilm reel
Collection Number: RG 077
Summary: The Co-Resident Women, Inc., Records document the administration, operation, and dissolution of this independent housing corporation founded in 1938 to provide female students at Oregon State University inexpensive cooperative housing.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165

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

Co-Resident Women, Inc., an independent housing corporation, was founded in 1938 to provide female students at OSU with inexpensive cooperative housing. In 1943, the organization was formally incorporated as a non-profit corporation. That year, the organization operated seven houses: Jameson House, The Pines, Hazelrae, Katherine Veatch Kottage, Heather House, Linden Hall, and Edith Pernot. Other houses that Co-Resident Women, Inc. operated included Winston House, and Heather Rae House.

Over time, rental agreements with the University were not renewed and other houses were sold when they could not be run efficiently. In 1985, faced with financial difficulties, the corporation deeded its remaining house, Anderson House, to the OSU Foundation and was dissolved.

Content Description

Records reflect the operation and dissolution of Co-Resident Women, Inc. All records are in paper format; part of series 1 is also on microfilm.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

Co-Resident Women, Inc., Records (RG 77), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized into 5 series: 1. Minutes and reports, Board of Trustees; 2. Articles of Incorporation & Bylaws; 3. Deeds and abstracts; 4. Disbanding papers; 5. Historical information. Each series is arranged chronologically.

Related Materials :  

Other materials pertaining to Co-Resident Women are in the Memorabilia Collection and the Azalea House Records.


  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University--Student housing.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Housing, Cooperative--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student housing--Oregon--Corvallis.

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