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Campus Cooks Club Records, 1925-1968

Collection Overview

Title: Campus Cooks Club Records, 1925-1968

ID: RG 149

Primary Creator: Campus Cooks Club (Oregon State University)

Extent: 0.03 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection consists of five series: I. Constitution and By Laws; II. News Clippings; III. Minutes; IV. Membership Lists; V. Pillow Top.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Campus Cooks Club Records document the activities and organization of this social club for women who cooked for students at Oregon State University. The club formed in 1925 and disbanded in 1968. The records includes news clippings, photographs, minutes, correspondence, and a pillow top with members signatures.

Scope and Content Notes

The Campus Cooks Club Records relate to the activities and organization of the club. Series I includes two versions of the club's constitution, one undated and the other from 1951. Series II includes news clippings of meeting notices, photographs of members, funeral memorial cards of former members, and several copies of the words to a song created for the club. Series III includes minutes from 1925 to 1968 (not for all years), an amended version of the constitution and by laws from 1926, correspondence from former members, and thank you notes. Series IV consists of membership lists dating from 1929 to 1955. Series V is a pillow top with members' signatures, ca. 1950.

An addition to the Campus Cooks Club Records (Accession 2006:093) consists of a fabric square decorated with the American Legion emblem in pen ink and the following words: "Camp White. Oregon State College-Campus Cooks Club. Gene Kennedy, President. Mrs. W.R. Bunn, Secretary."

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Campus Cooks Club, alternately known as the Three C's Club, was formed in 1925. The membership consisted of all women who cooked for students in dormitories, fraternities, boarding houses, sororities, cooperatives, etc. The club was a social club where members swapped recipes, helped new members with special problems, participated in placement work for its members, and gave to charities. There were 30-40 members and dues were 75 cents a year. Meetings were held in churches and, in later years with a smaller membership, in homes. Every meeting began with the Lord's Prayer. The club disbanded in 1968 due to a general lack of interest.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 oversize box, 1 microfilm reel

Preferred Citation: Campus Cooks Club Records (RG 149), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Campus Cooks Club (Oregon State University)
Campus Cooks Club (Oregon State College)

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Campus Cooks Club (Oregon State College)
Campus Cooks Club (Oregon State University)
Oregon State University. Employees
University History
Women--Oregon--Corvallis--Societies and clubs.
Women cooks--Societies and clubs--Oregon--Corvallis.

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