Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Office of Admissions Records, 1961-2009

Scope and Content Note

The Office of Admissions Records document the recruitment and orientation of new students, primarily undergradautes, to Oregon State University. The bulk of the records are for the period that Wallace E. Gibbs (1963-1991) and Kay Conrad (1991-1997) were Director of Admissions.

The records include reports, admissions and applications data, correspondence, publications, committee records, and records for recruitment and orientation events and programs. In addition to policies and procedures for admission to Oregon State Univeristy, the records address retention, residence classification for determining in-state or out-of-state tuition, and long-range planning. 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. Several of these reports and documents are available online in ScholarsArchive@OSU: http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/dspace/

The records include photographs (all color prints) taken in the 1980s and early 1990s. Most of these were assembled by the office for recruiting and promotional purposes. Several images of College Fairs and the Oregon High School Principal/Counselor Interview Day are included.


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