Guide to the University Advancement Videotapes

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oregon State University. University Advancement.
Title: University Advancement Videotapes
Dates: 1988-2003 ( inclusive )
1991-1998 ( bulk )
Quantity: 4.35 cubic feet, including 141 videotapes (5 boxes)
Collection Number: FV P 210
Summary: The University Advancement Videotapes consist of television spots promoting Oregon State University; television news reports pertaining to OSU; special events recordings; raw footage of campus scenes and athletic events; and video recordings of University Marketing focus groups.
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 in English. 

Historical Note

The Division of University Advancement promotes the image of Oregon State University by coordinating the communication and marketing actvities of the university. The Division is comprised of News and Communications, Research Communications, Publications, Marketing, University Events, and Trademark Licensing.

Content Description

The University Advancement Videotapes consist of television spots promoting Oregon State University and videotapes used for student recruitment; recordings of television news reports regarding notable OSU events; recordings of special events; raw footage of campus scenes, athletic events, and OSU alumni to be included in television spots, recruiting videos, or other productions; and recordings of focus groups organized by University Marketing to assess responses to Oregon State University advertisements and publications.

The videotapes include footage pertaining to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building (Owen Hall); Earnest Killum's death in 1992; the OSU Printing Department fire; notable OSU alumni such as Linus Pauling, Terry Baker, Mercedes Bates, and Doug Engelbart; notable OSU faculty such as Bruce Mate, Jane Lubchenco, Annette Rossignol, and Warren Kronstad; the Austin Family Business Program and the College of Business; research programs in natural resources and biotechnology; the Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory; and the College of Engineering.

Several videotape formats are represented in the collection. The bulk of the collection (141 items) are VHS; 31 of the tapes are Betacam or BetacamSP format; 5 are 1" Type C open reel; and 1 item is 3/4" Umatic.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research. Permission of the University Archivist may be required for viewing recordings of focus groups.

Restrictions on Use :  

Copyright, reproduction, and use restrictions may apply to the videotape recordings from television broadcasts.

Preferred Citation :  

University Advancement Videotapes (FV P 210), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Additional Reference Guides :  

Preliminary container list available online.

Processing Note :  

This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary.

Acquisition Information :  

Materials were transferred from the Division of University Advancement and it's predecessor units from 1996 through 2005.

Future Additions :  

Additions to the collection are expected.

Related Materials :  

The University Advancement Records (RG 210) and Photographs (P 210) also document the communications and marketing activities of Oregon State University. The News and Communications Moving Images (FV P 057) also include television spots and other productions by or about Oregon State University. Moving images produced by or about the Extension Service or Experiment Station are available in the Extension and Experiment Station Communications Moving Images (FV P 120), the Experiment Station Communications Films (FV P 132), and the Agricultural Experiment Station Motion Picture Films (FV P 029).


  • Personal Names :
  • Baker, Terry
  • Kronstad, Warren E. (Warren Ervind), 1932-
  • Lubchenco, Jane
  • Mate, Bruce R.
  • Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994
  • Rossignol, Annette
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University. College of Business.
  • Oregon State University. College of Engineering.
  • Oregon State University--Alumni and alumnae.
  • Oregon State University--Buildings.
  • Oregon State University--Faculty.
  • Oregon State University--Research.
  • Oregon State University--Students.
  • Subject Terms :
  • College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Universities and colleges--Public relations--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Videotapes.

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