Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Registrar's Office Records, 1870-2011

Beverly Everett, Registrar's Office clerk, displaying the diplomas in her office, 1948.

Information and Credits

RG 053 - SG 1

The Registrar's Office Records document in extensive detail student enrollment, academic programs and degrees granted, admissions, tuition and fees, scholarships and honors, and academic regulations and procedures at Oregon State University. The Records also document military training and the National Youth Administration employment program for Oregon State students. The Registrar's Office was established in 1903; Professor John B. Horner was the first Registrar for Oregon State.


History of Commencement
by University Archives staff. 2001. 9 pages.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


32.5 cubic feet, including one videotape, 1 DVD, and 1 map; 35 boxes, including 2 oversize boxes and 1 roll storage box; 6 microfilm reels


The Registrar's Office Records consists of 10 series: I. Reports and Statistics, 1910-2005; II. Military Programs and ROTC Records, 1916-1979; III. Policies and Procedures, 1921-2000; IV. Committee Files, 1922-1976; V. Tuition and Fees Documents, 1922-1973; VI. National Youth Administration, 1933-1943; VII. Commencement, 1870-2011; VIII. Book Plans, 1970-1992; IX. Subject Files, 1895-1991; and X. Map, circa 1908.

Related Papers

The History of Commencement website includes a chronology and images of commencement at Oregon State from 1870 to 2001. The Student Academic Records (RG 053 - SG 2) document students enrolled at Oregon State University from the late 1880s through early 2000s, and include official transcripts, applications for admission, and related documents. The General Catalogs are available online. The Special Collections & Archives Research Center's holdings include the John B. Horner and E.B. Lemon Papers, the Eva Blackwell and William A. Frater Family Collection (MSS BlackwellFrater), and the Office of Admissions Records (RG 163). The Facilities Services Records (RG 193) include additional book plans.

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