Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Oregon State University Development Office and Foundation Records, 1955-2007

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes the publication Endowed Scholarships and Fellowships at Oregon State University (1992); the OSU Foundation annual report for 1995/96; and the OSU Foundation's 50th anniversary booklet as well as the 2001/2002 annual reports and materials from a April 17, 2006 meeting of the OSU Foundation External Relations Committee. Also included are sound recordings on reel-to-reel and cassette tapes that were produced and collected by the OSU Foundation. Primarily public service announcements (PSAs) created for radio broadcast, these recordings also include two tapes of sample jingle music for PSAs and another cassette documenting a "humanities lunch" presentation by Bill Wilkins and President John Byrne. The 11 recordings consist of 5 reel-to-reel and 6 cassette tapes.

Pertaining to the Campaign for OSU launch and gala event on October 26th, 2007, the planning records included in this collection were compiled and placed into a notebook that includes presenter scripts, event timelines, seating diagrams, invitations samples, a cd featuring images of the event, a program, a dinner menu, a concept storyboard layout, and details of the anticipated "guest experience" at the event. The publications include a copy of the Winter 2008 edition of the Oregon Stater alumni magazine and brochures about the campaign individually oriented toward each of OSU's major colleges.

Among the subjects addressed in the reports include: fund-raising costs, OSU Foundation re-organization proposal, a report on Endowed Positions at OSU, annual reports for the OSU Foundation and the Agricultural Research Foundation alumni involvement plan, and financial statements on investments made by the Foundation.

This collection also includes records generated by the Linus Pauling Institute and includes correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, and publications. Primarily made up of records documenting donation activity to the Institute while located in California, there are also materials pertaining to marketing and media relations.

Accession 097:087 consists of records of the College of Agricultural Sciences Development Office and the E.R. Jackman Foundation. They include Board of Directors meetings minutes; materials prepared for and distributed at Board meetings (which include minutes of the previous meeting); special events invitations, programs, and mailings; clippings and memorabilia, including the text of a speech by Thomas McClintock on the World War II farm labor program given at the opening of the "Fighters on the Farm Front" exhibit; and materials pertaining to the Ezra J. Kraus will and the Mary J.L. McDonald Estate.

Accession 098:068 consists of a pen-and-ink floor plan of the LaSells Stewart Center used in promotion and fundraising for the center.

Accession 098:110 consists of records of the South Santiam Educational and Research Project and includes brochures, reports, correspondence, photographs, and related documentation.

Accession 099:001 consists of the OSU Foundation annual report for 1997/98.

Accession 099:041 consists of records of the College of Agricultural Sciences Development Office and the E.R. Jackman Foundation and includes Board meeting materials; donor relations, fundraising, facilities planning, architectural drawings, and special event records for the Agricultural and Life Sciences Building; materials pertaining to the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association (NAADA); clipping about Warren Kronstad and the endowed chair for wheat research; the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) award to the E.R. Jackman Foundation for the "Plant a Seed" campaign; and related documentation and correspondence.

Accession 099:058 consists of records of the College of Agricultural Sciences Development Office and the E.R. Jackman Foundation and includes Board meeting materials; annual reports; special event records; photographs; and materials pertaining to the Northwest Food Processor's Association and the National Agriculture Alumni Development Association (AADA).


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