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International Students of Oregon State University (ISOSU) Records, 1970-2016View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1985-2016
The International Students of Oregon State University (ISOSU) Records document the administration, membership, and event programming of this organization and its affiliated student associations. The collection includes administrative records, promotional materials, photographs, scrapbooks, and video recordings. ISOSU was established in 1965 as the Foreign Students Association.
ID: RG 247
Extent: 4.5 cubic feet
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Scope and Content Notes
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research with the exception of the International Student Directories in Series 15.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: International Students of Oregon State University (ISOSU) Records (RG 247), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: These materials were transferred to the Special Collections and Archives Research Center between 2012 and 2017.
Acquired: Additions to the collection are expected.
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Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1982-2014 Add to Shelf
Series 1 is made up of correspondence, memoranda, and press releases documenting interaction amongst ISOSU members as well as with ASOSU and OSU adminstrators. Topics addressed include event planning, workshop announcements, budgetary management, and policy clarification.
Box-Folder 1.1: Correspondence, 1982-1995 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.2: Correspondence, 1996-2014 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Meeting Minutes, 1970-2014 Add to Shelf
Series 2 consists of agendas, minutes, and notes from meetings of the ISOSU Executive Team, the ISOSU Advisory Board, the Finance Committee, and the ISOSU Leadership Council. This series also contains digital files.
Box-Folder 1.3: Meeting Minutes, 1970-1985 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.4: Meeting Minutes, 1989-1999 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.5: Meeting Minutes, 2006-2014 Add to Shelf
Digital Folder 1: Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1995-2008 Add to Shelf
This folder contains 28 born digital files reflecting ISOSU meetings and is made up of minutes, agendas, a meeting schedule, and a rolecall list for meeting attendance. These files are available for viewing in the Reading Room.
Series 3: Budget Requests and Information, 1975-2013 Add to Shelf
Series 3 contains budget requests submitted annually by ISOSU to the Educational Activities Committee for funding. Other materials in this series relating to ISOSU's budgetary management include memoranda, meeting minutes, expenditure listings, and budget submission guidelines.
Box-Folder 1.6: Budget Requests and Information, 1975-1985 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.7: Budget Requests and Information, 1985-1987 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.8: Budget Requests and Information, 1990-2001 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.9: Budget Requsts and Information, 2006-2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.10: Budget Requests and Information, 2010-2013 Add to Shelf
Series 4: Constitutions, 1978-2005 Add to Shelf
Series 4 is comprised of ISOSU constitutions.
Box-Folder 1.11: Constitutions, 1978-2005 Add to Shelf
Series 5: Handbooks, 1986-2016 Add to Shelf
Series 5 consists of handbooks, manuals, and guidelines issued by ISOSU, the Office of Student Involvement, and the Educational Activities Committee. About half of the handbooks are general overviews of policies and procedures while others focus upon specific subjects such as: election guidelines, budgetary management, and event planning and publicity.
Box-Folder 1.12: Election Guidelines, 1986-1999 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.13: Event Committee and Programs Manual, 2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.14: Event Planning, 1993-2007 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.15: Financial Manuals, 1996-2011 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.16: General, 1999-2008 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.17: General, 2011-2015 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.18: International Resource Center Events Handbook, 2016 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.19: International Resource Center Handbook, 2016 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.20: ISOSU Ambassador Manual, 2007 Add to Shelf
Digital Folder 2: Guidelines and Application Packets, 1996-2008 Add to Shelf
This folder is made up of 6 born digital files containing guidelines for the ISOSU election of 1996/97 and application packets for ISOSU officers with hiring guidelines and job responsibilities. These files are available for viewing in the Reading Room.
Series 6: Student Associations, 1976-2016 Add to Shelf
Series 6 documents the student affiliate organizations administered by ISOSU and reflects financial management, event planning, annual reviews, and mission statements. This series includes budget proposals, constitutions, correspondence, flyers, newspaper clippings, and digital files.
Box-Folder 1.21: African Students Association, 1982-2015 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.22: Arab Students Association, 1994-2006 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.1: Association of Latin American Students, 1984-2016 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.2: Bangladesh Student Association, 1984-1985 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.3: Cambodian Student Association, 1994-2015 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.4: Chinese Association at OSU, 1976-2016 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.5: The Club Down Under, 1995 Add to Shelf
"To promote Australian/New Zealander/Oceanic cultural awareness"
Box-Folder 2.6: European Student Association, 1985-2012 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.7: Friends of Palestine, 1982-1985 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.8: Hmong OSU, 2004-2016 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.9: Hong Kong Student Association, 1985-2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.01: Indian Student Association, 1982-2016 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.11: Indonesian Student Association (PERMIAS), 1992-2016 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.12: Iranian Student Association, 1983-1998 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.13: Isang Bansang Pilipino (Filipino students), 1992-2016 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.14: Japanese Student Association, 1984-2015 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.15: Korean Student Association, 1986-2011 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.16: Kuwaiti Student Association, 2005-2006 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.17: Laos Student Association, 1992-2016 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.18: Malaysian Student Association, 1982-2016 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.19: Pakistan Student Association, 1984-1996 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.02: Persian Student Association, 1996-1997 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.21: Saudi Arabian Student Association, 2009-2011 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.22: SPICMACAY of OSU (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth), 1997-1999 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.23: Taiwanese Student Association, 2005-2013 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.24: Thai Student Association, 1984-2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.25: Tunisian Student Association, 1984-1985 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.26: Turkish Student Association, 1994-2007 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.27: Vietnamese Student Association, 1979-2016 Add to Shelf
Digital Folder 3: Student Associations, 2007-2008 Add to Shelf
This folder contains 16 born digital files that are primarily made up of mission statements for 13 of the ISOSU affiliate organizations. These appeared on the ISOSU website in 2007. There is also a blank application packet for affiliate registration for the 2008-2009 year. These files are available for viewing in the Reading Room.
Series 7: Event Files, 1973-2015 Add to Shelf
Series 7 pertains to the planning and publicity of events organized by ISOSU and the various student associations. In addition to programs and flyers for the events, this series also contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, event schedules, checklists, recipes, and registration paperwork. This series also contains born digital files.
Box-Folder 2.28: A Cultural Affair: Cultures of OSU, 2013 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.29: End of the Year Celebration, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.30: Event Programs, 1992-2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.31: General, 1984-2014 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.32: Healthy Campus Initiative, 2013 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.33: International Cultural Exhibitions, 1993-1996 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.34: International Food Fair, 1984-1986 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.35: International Nights, 1973-1998 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.36: International Resource Center Grand Opening, 2015 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.37: International Student Experience Forum, 2011-2012 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.38: ISOSU Coffee Hours, 2008-2013 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.39: ISOSU Homecoming Conference, 2013 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.04: ISOSU Retreats, 2009-2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.41: International Thanksgiving Dinner, 2002-2003 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.42: International Week, 1983-2001 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.43: Planning Materials and Forms, 1988-2013 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.44: Planning Materials and Forms, 1998-2009 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.45: Sign-In Sheets, 2008-2011 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.46: Spring Festival, 2000-2013 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.47: Spring Festival, 2012 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.48: Winter Festival, 1985-2011 Add to Shelf
Digital Folder 4: Event Files, 1995-2008 Add to Shelf
This folder consists of 39 digital files relating to ISOSU events. In addition to monthly calendar listings of events, these files also contain letter templates for the soliciting of event sponsorship, a roster of ISOSU Fashion Show participants, and a list of budgetary resources available to the affiliates for annual event expenses. These files are available for viewing in the Reading Room.
Series 8: Publications, 1975-2016 Add to Shelf
Series 8 consists of publications generated and collected by ISOSU that include newsletters, brochures, reports, and two editions of a cookbook featuring recipes from the world. There are also publications from the OSU Office of International Education, the OSU International Cultural Service Program, and other universities. This series also contains born digital files.
Box-Folder 2.49: Informational Brochures, 2005-2016 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.50: International Cookbooks, 1987; 1996 Add to Shelf
Published by ISOSU and the International Cultural Service Program. Some of the recipes were featured in ISOSU's 1985 and 1987 International Food Fair events.
Box-Folder 2.51: International Cultural Service Program Roster, 2001 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.52: International Student Assessment Report, 2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.1: ISOSU Newsletters, 1975-2009 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.2: ISOSU Year End Report, 2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.3: Non-University Brochures and Programs, 1985-2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.4: Office of International Education Newsletters, 1984-1998 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.5: Publications from Other Universities, 1970-2000 Add to Shelf
Digital Folder 5: Publications, 2008 Add to Shelf
This folder contains 11 born digital files of ISOSU newsletters and resource guides prepared for international students at OSU. These files are available for viewing in the Reading Room.
Series 9: Surveys and Questionnaires, 2000-2014 Add to Shelf
Series 9 relates to surveys and questionnaires distributed to attendees of ISOSU sponsored events and to international students to assess their needs and feelings at OSU. Primarily comprised of completed evaluation forms, this series also contains correspondence, blank forms, and aggregate data compiled from surveys.
Box-Folder 3.6: Blank Survey Forms, 2013 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.7: Career in the U.S. Workshop, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.8: Evaluations of ISOSU, 2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.9: International Cultural Service Program Speakers, 2014 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.01: International Student Clime Assessment, 2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.11: International Student Experience Forum, 2012 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.12: ISOSU International Week Kickoff Event, 2001 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.13: ISOSU Retreat Evaluations, 2001 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.14: OSU Without Borders Event, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.15: Questionnaire For International Students, 2007-2008 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.16: Winter Break Activities, Undated Add to Shelf
Series 10: Posters and Flyers, 1981-2016 Add to Shelf
Series 10 is made up of posters and flyers publicizing events organized by ISOSU as well as the OSU Asian and Pacific Cultural Center. This series also contains digital files.
Box-Folder 3.17: Posters and Flyers, 1981-2016 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.1: Posters and Flyers, 1983-2016 Add to Shelf
Map-Folder 6: Posters and Flyers, 2013-2016 Add to Shelf
Digital Folder 6: Posters and Flyers, 2003-2008 Add to Shelf
This folder consists of 18 born digital files containing posters and flyers publicizing events organized by ISOSU and it's affiliated organizations. These files are available for viewing in the Reading Room.
Series 11: Photographs, 1985-2012 Add to Shelf
Series 11 consists of photographic and digital images documenting ISOSU events, students, and staff. In total, there are 1207 physical photographs in this series (981 prints, 173 slides, and 53 negatives) and 13866 digital images.
Box-Folder 3.18: Africa Nights, 1997 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.19: China Night, 2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.02: Chinese New Year, 1996 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.21: Chinese Student Association, 1999 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.22: Colorado Trip, 1997 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.23: European Nights, 1997-2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.24: Filipino Night, 2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.25: Group Shots, 1996 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.26: Hui o Hawaii Luau, 1997 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.27: Images Used as Part of an Unidentified Display, undated Add to Shelf
The photographic images are portrait shots of ISOSU officers printed out on paper. The other parts of the display are graphics of flags of various countries and geographical border outlines.
Box-Folder 3.28: India Night, 2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.29: International Cultural Exhibits, 1989-1995 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.30: International Education Week Kickoff, 2001 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.31: International Fashion Shows, 1985-1997 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.32: International New Year Celebration, 2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.33: International Night, 1994 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.34: International Night, 1996 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.35: International Night, 1998 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.36: International Night, 1998 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.37: International Spring Festival, 2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.38: International Spring Festival, 2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.39: Latin Night, 1996 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.40: OSU Without Borders Lecture Series, 2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.41: Portrait Shots, 1995-2012 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.42: Staff Retreat, 2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.43: Unidentified Events, 1985-2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.44: Vietnamese New Year, 1996 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.45: "What Is Race"? Workshop, 1999 Add to Shelf
Digital Folder 7: Photographs, 2004-2012 Add to Shelf
This folder contains 13866 digital photographs arranged in 428 digital folders. They were taken by ISOSU staff and document various ISOSU events. These files are available for viewing in the Reading Room.
Series 12: Certificates, 1994-2016 Add to Shelf
Series 12 is made up of certificates awarded to ISOSU by the Office of Student Involvement and the Student Activities Center in recognition of the organization of cultural events for OSU. There are also certificates given by ISOSU to individual student organizations for various honors.
Box-Folder 3.46: Certificates, 1994-2016 Add to Shelf
Series 13: Newspaper Clippings, 1971-2011 Add to Shelf
Series 13 is made up of articles and advertisements clipped from the Daily Barometer newspaper about ISOSU sponsored events, ISOSU members, and budgeting issues.
Box-Folder 4.1: Newspaper Clippings, 1971-2011 Add to Shelf
Series 14: Officer and Committee Member Lists, 1972-2008 Add to Shelf
Series 14 contains listings of officers for both the ISOSU administration and the affiliate student associations. Some of these lists are featured on student organizaton annual review forms. This series also contains born digital files.
Box-Folder 4.2: Officer and Committee Member Lists, 1972-2003 Add to Shelf
Digital Folder 8: Officer Lists, 1996-2008 Add to Shelf
This folder is comprised of 7 born digital files containing lists of ISOSU officers. These files are available for viewing in the Reading Room.
Series 15: International Student Directories, 1982-circa 2010 Add to Shelf
Series 15 consists of directories listing international students enrolled at OSU. These directories contain confidential information and their access is restricted.
Box-Folder 7.1: International Student Directories, 1982-circa 2010 Add to Shelf
Series 16: Business Cards, circa 1995-2016 Add to Shelf
Series 16 is made up of business cards collected by ISOSU that reflect a combination of ISOSU members, OSU staff in various departments, ASOSU members, student media staff, and off-campus businesses.
Box-Folder 4.3: Business Cards, circa 1995-2016 Add to Shelf
Series 17: Guestbook, 2010-2015 Add to Shelf
Series 17 consists of a guestbook containing messages, drawings, and poems written by visitors to the International Resource Center.
Box-Folder 4.4: Guestbook, 2010-2015 Add to Shelf
Series 18: Officers' Notebooks and Log, 1984-2011 Add to Shelf
Series 18 is made up of notebooks assembled by ISOSU officers that reflect administrative activities and contain budgetary information, meeting minutes, memoranda, notes, and positon descriptons.The log contains written messages between officers.
Box-Folder 4.5: Officers' Log, 1984 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.6: Officers' Notebook, 1999/2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.7: Officers' Notebook, 2010/2011 Add to Shelf
Series 19: Scrapbooks, 1992-circa 2010 Add to Shelf
Series 19 is made up of four scrapbooks assembled by ISOSU staff and students. Primarily comprised of photographs and newspaper clippings, the scrapbooks document ISOSU events as well as containing stories about malevolent spirits and haunted places from around the world. This series contains 188 photographic prints.
Box-Folder 4.7: 1991/1992 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 5.2: 2004/2005 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.8: Haunted Houses Around the World, circa 2010 Add to Shelf
Contains images (printed from the web) and descriptions of buildings and places around the world connected with legends of ghosts and hauntings. Loose squares of paper with images of demonic figures from different cultures found inside the scrapbook are beng retained in the same folder as the scrapbook. The scrapbook is handmade with sheets of paper bound by pieces of ribbon.
Box-Folder 4.9: Scary Stories from Around the World, circa 2010 Add to Shelf
Contains images (printed from the web) and stories of haunted folk tales from Japan, Mexico, Australia, and other places. The scrapbook is handmade with sheets of paper bound by pieces of ribbon.
Series 20: Moving Images, 1993-2008 Add to Shelf
Series 20 consists of nine VHS Videotapes and two digital files containing recorded footage of ISOSU events, including: China Night, Japan Night, International Thanksgiving, and the International Fashion Show.
Box-Item 4.1: European Night, 1993 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.2: International Fashion Show, 1995 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.3: Latin Night, 1996 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.4: European Night, 1998 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.5: International Night, 1998 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.6: International Thanksgiving, 2003 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.7: Spring Showcase and Japanese Night, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.8: Japanese Night, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.9: ISOSU Collage, undated Add to Shelf
Item 10: China Night, 2007 Add to Shelf
Video can be accessed here.
Item 11: Promotional Video for ISOSU, 2008 Add to Shelf
Video can be accessed here.
Series 21: Plaque, 1996 Add to Shelf
Series 21 is comprised of a plaque recognizing the service of ISOSU presidents from 1989/90 to 1995/1996.
Box-Item 4.12: Plaque, 1996 Add to Shelf
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