Guide to the Association of Latin American Students Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Association of Latin American Students (Oregon State University)
Title: Association of Latin American Students Records
Dates: 1994-1999 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 cubic foot, including 370 photographs and 3 videotapes (1 box)
Collection Number: MSS ALAS
Summary: The Association of Latin American Students Records consist of administrative records, scrapbooks, and videotapes documenting the activities of this organization of Oregon State University international students.
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 and Spanish.   

Historical Note

The Association of Latin American Students is an organization of international students at Oregon State University primarily from Central and South America, Mexico, and Spain. Their purpose includes promoting community and cohesiveness among Latin American students at OSU, sharing Latin American cultures with the OSU and local communities, and assisting new Latin American students when they arrive at OSU. The organization sponsored an annual Latin Night that featured a dinner, cultural performances, and a dance.

Content Description

The Association of Latin American Students Records consists of admininistrative records; scrapbooks; videotapes; and event programs, posters, and brochures. The administrative records include correspondence, membership and assistance lists, reports, event planning materials, and financial records. Three scrapbooks include photographs, programs, clippings, and ephemera documenting the members and activities of the organization. The three videotapes are VHS format and are recordings of the Latin Night event in 1996, 1998 and 1999.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Association of Latin American Students Records, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary and does not include a folder or box list.

Acquisition Information :  

Materials were transferred by the organization in 1999.

Related Materials :  

This collection is a component of the Oregon Multicultural Archives, which documents the lives and activities of African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American communities of Oregon. Other materials pertaining to international students at Oregon State University are available in the International Education Office Records (RG 164), the English Language Institute Records (RG 234), the Asia University America Program Photographs (P 209), and the Chatter Club - Friendship Internationale Scrapbook.


  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University--Students.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Clubs--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Students, Foreign--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Videotapes.

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