Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

School of Education Records, 1936-2009

Scope and Content Note

Given differences in the series designations between the paper and microfilm records in this collection, the microfilm is described separately below and in the inventory.

The paper records of the School of Education are organized into 6 series. Series I consists primarily of correspondence and memoranda relating to grant-funded research projects and programs, curriculum development, student-faculty relations, education committee work, and admission policies and programs. Series II pertains to research proposals and projects and includes budgetary materials, correspondence, annual reports, field reports, handbooks, newspaper clippings, and completed applications for grant funds. These materials are arranged in rough chronological order.

Series III are meeting minutes from School of Education committees including the Educational Council, Teacher Education Committee, Graduate Advisory Committee, Commission on Missions, and the Computer Education Advisory Committee. Minutes from periodic meetings of the School of Education Division Directors, Dean, and Faculty can also be found in this series.

Series IV contains reports and studies generated primarily by the School of Education, OSU, and the State of Oregon regarding administrative policies and regulations, adult education programs, the OSU/WOSC merger, vocational education, the role and growth of community colleges in the state, and OSU's International Educational Development Program.

Series V are newsletters generated by the School of Education and students in the Education program covering the years 1969 to 1975. Series VI is a packet of photocopied correspondence, newspaper clippings, and reports organized to offer a historical overview on the merger of the OSU and WOSC (Western Oregon State College-now WOU) Schools of Education.

The microfilm records consist of one series: I. General Subject File, 1963-1968. This series includes bylaws, correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, and research proposals. These records pertain to the administrative structure of the School, research projects and programs, coursework and enrollment, committees, and the Oregon Education Association.

An addition to the School of Education Records (Accession 2012:018) consists of bylaws, category I and II proposals, correspondence, handbooks, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, reports, and surveys. Documenting various administrative activities such as curriculum development, the merger with the Western Oregon State College School of Education, interaction with education organizations throughout Oregon, the management of teacher licensure, awarding of scholarships, and planning the rehabilitation of the Education Hall building, about half of this accession documents the accreditation process by agencies such as the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. These materials also include reports and publications pertaining to home economics education, which relate, among other things, to the Parenthood Education Curriculum Project and supervised student teaching.

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