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Steak and Chop Club Records, 1938-2007

Collection Overview

Title: Steak and Chop Club Records, 1938-2007

ID: MSS Steak

Primary Creator: Steak and Chop Club (Corvallis, Or.)

Extent: 1.41 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Organized into five series: I. Constitution & By-laws; II. Meeting Minutes & Reports; III. Membership Lists; IV. Oath of Office; V. Correspondence. Arranged chronologically.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Steak and Chop Club Records document the activities of this social club, established in 1938 by several Extension Service staff members.

Scope and Content Notes

Records pertain to the activities of the Steak and Chop Club, particularily meetings held at different locations throughout the state. Meeting minutes/reports are incomplete. Correspondence is primarily among the club's officers and to/from guests invited to the club's meetings.

An addition to the Steak and Chop Club Records (Accession 2008:011) consists of biographical essays, bylaws, constitutions, correspondence, financial reports, meeting minutes, membership lists, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a scrapbook. In addition to serving as a sign-in ledger for meetings, the scrapbook also contains correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Profiles, obituaries, and other news items about individual club members are featured in the biographical essays and clippings.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The club was founded in 1938 by several staff members of the Oregon State University Federal Cooperative Extension Service for the purpose of gastronomy and good fellowship, and was loosely based upon similar clubs that existed in the 18th century. The first officers were H. A. Lindgren, "Top Sirloin" (president), and E. R. Jackman, "Little Chop" (scribe).

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 microfilm reel

Preferred Citation: Steak and Chop Club Records (MSS Steak), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Steak and Chop Club (Corvallis, Or.)
Ballard, Frank L. (Frank Llewellyn) (1891-1971)
Lindgren, H. A.(Harry Arthur) (1888-)
Mote, Don C
Smith, Clifford L. (Clifford Lovejoy) (1907-)
Teutsch, William L.

People, Places, and Topics

Lindgren, H. A.(Harry Arthur), 1888-
Oregon State College. Federal Cooperative Extension Service
Oregon State University. Cooperative Extension Service
Steak and Chop Club (Corvallis, Or.)
University History

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