Guide to the Oregon State University Management Association (OSUMA) Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oregon State University. Management Association
Title: Oregon State University Management Association (OSUMA) Records
Dates: 1986-2000 ( inclusive )
1989-1995 ( bulk )
Quantity: 0.9 cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection Number: MSS OSUMA
Summary: The Oregon State University Management Association (OSUMA) Records document the administrative functioning of the organization, including the development and sponsorship of workshops, selection of officers, and recording of the membership. OSUMA was established in 1989 to provide development, support, and networking opporunities for managerial and supervisory staff and faculty at OSU.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
University Archives

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

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 Oregon State University Management Association (OSUMA) began in 1985 as a small group of faculty and management services staff gathering together in a problem-solving session once a month over a brown-bag lunch. OSUMA was officially established in 1989 with the stated purpose of providing development, support, and networking opportunities for supervisory and managerial staff and faculty. OSUMA also led open discussions on the transition of management service employees to professional faculty in 1997. The regular function continues to be monthly brown-bag forums. In addition OSUMA sponsors seminars and workshops for professional development and co-sponsors the annual Professional Development Award.

Content Description

The correspondence primarily relates to the administration of OSUMA covering topics such as bylaws revision, the selection of officers, membership drives, and the development of workshops and seminars. Materials pertaining to OSUMA-sponsored programs such as the employee suggestion program and the OSU Service Directory Project can also be found in this series.

The professional development records pertain to training programs, workshops, and seminars sponsored by OSUMA and includes brochures, flyers, and correspondence. The photographs portray OSUMA members in meetings and in portrait form. Members featured in these photographs include: Laurel Busse, Karel Murphy, Debbie Jimmerson, Jim Miller, Bob Russ, and Tammy Krieg.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Oregon State University Management Association (OSUMA) Records, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The records are organized into eight series: I. Bylaws; II. Correspondence; III. Membership Lists; IV. Minutes; V. Newsletter; VI. Professional Development Records; VII. Treasurer's Reports; and VIII. Photographs.

Related Materials :  

There is also a Memorabilia Collection (MC) file for OSUMA.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Bylaws, 1989-1999

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Series II:  Correspondence, 1986-2000
1 Breakfast Meeting with President Byrne, 1989
1 Bylaws Revision, 1999
1 Employee Suggestion Program, 1993-1997
1 General, 1989-2000
1 Manager's Advisory Task Force, 1986-1989
1 OSU Service Directory Project, 1991-1993
1 Project 5-Pay For Performance Plan Workshop, 1990-1992

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Series III:  Membership Lists, 1990-1995

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Series IV:  Minutes, 1989-1999
1 OSUMA Board/Executive Council Meetings, 1989-1999
1 President's Commission On the Status of Women (PCOSW) Staff Development Subcommittee, 1990

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Series V:  Newsletter, 1990-2000

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Series VI:  Professional Development Records, 1989-1993
1 General Information, 1989-1993
1 Franklin International Institute, 1990-1991

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Series VII:  Treasurer's Reports, 1990-1995

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Series VIII:  Photographs, 1999

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  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University. Management Association.
  • Oregon State University--Employees.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Career development.
  • Professional education.
  • Professional employees in government--Oregon.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs.

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