Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Chuck Boice Papers, 1912-2010

Scope and Content Note

The Chuck Boice Papers document Boice's journalism career, family life, and military service and include materials assembled and created by Boice pertaining to Oregon State University athletics and alumni. The records reflect his work at Oregon State University as well as his journalism work at the University of Portland and several Oregon radio stations. The collection includes correspondence, greeting cards, military records, newspaper clippings, notes, a plaque, photograph albums, photographs, poetry, publications, sound recordings, artifacts, and manuscripts of columns and articles written by Boice for the Oregon Stater alumni magazine after his retirement. Most of the manuscripts pertain to OSU athletics; Boice's articles about the 100th anniversary of intercollegiate football, celebrated in 1993, and the 50th anniversary of the 1942 Rose Bowl game are also included.

The photographs consist of ~600 prints, 250 negatives, and 9 color slides. They include portrait images of Boice, his wife Audrey, their sons, and other family members; Boice's childhood in Glendale, Oregon; his military service during World War II; radio announcing a basketball game; his work at the University of Portland; and his wedding day.

The sound recordings include 22 audiocassette tapes and 1 audiotape and are recordings of presentations, meetings, and interviews with OSU faculty and alumni such as President Robert MacVicar; Linus Pauling; Warren Hovland; Scram Graham; Milosh Popovich, and E.B. Lemon. The audiotape includes recordings of radio broadcasts by Boice at KSLM in the 1950s.

The artifacts include three signed footballs and a press pass for entrance to Oregon State University athletic events.

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