The Lower Division Records contain correspondence, meeting minutes and notes, and reports that document the organization and establishment of a Lower Division curriculum at Oregon Agricultural College. A portion of the records were assembled by Mahlon Ellwood Smith, Dean of the Lower Division from 1932 until his retirement in 1949.
0.16 cubic foot; 1 box; 1 microfilm reel; 20 linear feet
The Lower Division Records are arranged in 5 series: I. Lower Division Organization, 1929-1947; II. Meeting Minutes, 1940; III. Program Establishment Records, 1931; IV. Biennial Report, 1944; and V. Lower Division Faculty Correspondence, 1944-1951.
Additional materials related to Dean Smith can be found in the M. Ellwood Smith Papers and the Memorabilia Collection. Additional information pertaining to the Lower Division can be found in the President's Office Records of William Jasper Kerr (RG 013 - SG 07). The Dean of Undergraduate Studies Records (RG 113) provide information about general education at Oregon State beginning in the 1970s.