Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Office of Admissions Records, 1961-2009

Mailing card produced by the Office of Admissions and Orientation.

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RG 163

The Office of Admissions Records document the recruitment and orientation of new students, primarily undergraduates, to Oregon State University. The records include reports, admissions data, correspondence, publications, and committee records. Of special note are materials documenting the recruitment of minority students and programs to foster the academic success and retention of minority students, primarily through the Educational Opportunities Program. The Office of Admissions was established in 1960.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


4.5 cubic feet, including 118 photographs; 7 boxes


The Office of Admissions Records are arranged in 15 series: I. Admissions Office, 1976-1990; II. College Admissions Counselors Associations, 1982-1990; III. College Fairs, 1985-1995; IV. Kay Conrad's Files, 1961-1991; V. Correspondence, 1967-1990; VI. Enrollment and Retention, 1964-1999; VII. Orientation Programs, 1985-1998; VIII. Oregon High School Principal/Counselor Interview Day, 1986-1994; IX. Publications, 1984-2009; X. Recruitment Out-of-State, 1985-1993; XI. Residency, 1969-1993; XII. Reports, 1966-1997; XIII. Students - Graduate, International, and Minority, 1964-2000; XIV. Undergraduate Admissions Committee, 1972-1989; and XV. Photographs, circa 1980s.

Related Papers

The Office of Admissions Videotapes (FV P 233) include videotapes used for recruitment and orientation. The Registrar's Office Records (RG 053) include extensive materials documenting student enrollment as well as materials pertaining to Admissions prior to the establishment of a separate Admissions Office in 1960. Ephemeral items and newspapers clippings pertaining to Oregon State admissions are available in the Memorabilia Collection. New Student Programs records are part of the Student Affairs Records (RG 102); the Educational Opportunities Program Records (RG 230) provide additional information about programs for ethnic minority students.

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