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Carol Andrews Papers, 1991-2012

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Carol Andrews Papers, 1991-2012

Predominant Dates: 1996-2009

ID: MSS Andrews

Primary Creator: Andrews, Carol Jean

Extent: 2.4 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Carol Andrews Papers were generated and assembled by Andrews in the course of her work on website design and construction for Oregon State University, including the University's first web page in 1995. Andrews joined the Office of University Relations in 1990 and became the Web Communications Coordinator in University Publications in the mid-1990s; she retired from Oregon State in 2011.

Scope and Content Notes

The Carol Andrews Papers were generated and assembled by Andrews in the course of her work on website design and construction for Oregon State University as an employee of the Office of University Relations. The Papers consist of correspondence, certificates, greeting cards, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, notebooks, position descriptions, and status reports. The files primarily reflect Andrews' interaction with various Oregon State departments and colleges in the development of websites. In addition to correspondence and printed copies of the finished web pages, these records also include initial drafts of the sites, notes, reference materials, and examples of the source coding. Among these projects is the first Oregon State University web page, which was launched in 1995. The collection's notebooks and status reports track various projects and contain notations about meetings, tasks, priorities, time spent, progress made, and ideas. Andrews' role as an instructor in web development through cooperative learning groups is also reflected in these records as well as her participation on university committees such as the Web Advisory Group.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Carol Andrews was hired by the Oregon State University (OSU) Office of University Relations in 1990 in a clerical, administrative-support position. She began using e-mail and other electronic means for dissemination of information in that position in the early 1990s, which established the foundation for Oregon State's online presence. In the mid-1990s, she became the Web Communications Coordinator in University Publications. In addition to pioneering the use of electronic mail distribution and the Gopher system to create the first modern listserv at OSU, Andrews helped to build OSU's first web page in 1995. Andrews was instrumental in web development training of campus staff and managed the online version of university publications such as the course catalog and schedule of classes. In 2001, Andrews was honored with the Professional Faculty Leadership Association "Our Heroes" award. Following her retirement in 2011, Andrews continued to serve as Web Communications Coordinator for University Relations on a part-time basis.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 3 boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: These materials were donated to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center by Carol Andrews in 2013.

Related Materials: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center's collections include extensive materials documenting Oregon State University's promotional and public relations activities including the University Advancement Records (RG 210), the University Advancement photographic Collection (P 210), and the University Advancement Videotapes (FV 210) as well as the News and Communications Services Records (RG 203) and the Office of University Publications and OSU Press Records (RG 018). Portions of the Oregon State University website are captured regularly and available through Archive-It.

Preferred Citation: Carol Andrews Papers (MSS Andrews), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary.


Andrews, Carol Jean
Oregon State University. University Advancement
Oregon State University. University Publications

People, Places, and Topics

Andrews, Carol Jean
College publicity--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon State University
Universities and colleges--Public relations--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History
Web sites--History.
Web sites--Management.
Web sites--Oregon.

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