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Educational Opportunities Program Records, 1983-1999

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Educational Opportunities Program Records, 1983-1999

ID: RG 230

Primary Creator: Educational Opportunities Program (Oregon State University)

Extent: 1.2 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng], Spanish;Castilian [spa]


The Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) Records document the administration and activities of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Oregon State University, a federally funded program for students of migrant or seasonal farmworkers, and other EOP programs that support non-traditional students.

Scope and Content Notes

The Educational Opportunities Program Records consist predominantly of materials generated and collected by the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). These include blank forms, correspondence, publications, statistical information, survey materials, and two photograph albums. The records document the administration of CAMP and address topics such as student recruitment, policy development, budgetary management, conference and workshop participation, and university committee involvement. The photograph albums include color and b/w photographic prints made in 1988-1996 of CAMP participants and staff members (individual and group photos) as well as award ceremonies, classroom presentations, open houses, orientation events, and trips. The photographs document several trips to the Oregon coast and a 1996 speech by Jesse Jackson in Gill Coliseum. Some of the photographs of individuals are identified.

Records of the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) also include EOP enrollment data and publications, such as manuals, newsletters, and brochures from other OSU offices and student organizations serving minority student groups.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Educational Opportunities Program was created at Oregon State University in 1969 to provide support for non-traditional students. These include students of color, older than average students, students with disabilities, single parents, low-income students, and students who have been rurally isolated.

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a federally-funded program, established in 1988, to assist students from families of migrant and seasonal farm and forestry workers during their first year of college with enrollment, advising, and financial support. Those admitted to CAMP must show that their parents or legal guardians have worked a minimum of 75 days in the past 24 months in migrant or seasonal work.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additions to the collection are expected.

More Extent Information: 1 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: Records transferred from the Educational Opportunities Program in 2006.

Related Materials: The President's Office Records (RG 013) include additional materials pertaining to the Educational Opportunities Program. The Minority Education Office Records (RG 229), Office of Multicultural Affairs Records (RG 225), and the Diversity Development Office Records (RG 228) also document services for non-traditional and minority students at OSU. These collections are components of the Oregon Multicultural Archives.

Preferred Citation: Educational Opportunities Program Records (RG 230), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary and does not include a folder or box list.


Educational Opportunities Program (Oregon State University)

People, Places, and Topics

College Assistance Migrant Program (Oregon State University)
Educational Opportunities Program (Oregon State University)
Hispanic American college students--Oregon.
Migrant agricultural laborers--Education--Oregon.
Minorities--Education (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Minority college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon Multicultural Archives
Oregon State University--Students.
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History

Forms of Material

Photograph albums.
Photographic prints.

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