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Honors Program Records, 1962-1991View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1968-1991

The Honors Program Records consist of the administrative and student related records of the Oregon State University Honors Program from initial efforts in the mid-1960s to its closure, due to budget cuts, in 1991.

Access to some materials in Series 1, all of Series 5, and all of Series 10 are restricted due to the presence of confidential information. All requests for access to this material should be directed to the University Archivist.

ID: RG 096
Extent: 1.5 cubic feet
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Scope and Content Notes
Biographical / Historical Notes
Statement on Access: Access to some materials in Series 1, all of Series 5, and all of Series 10 are restricted due to the presence of confidential information. All requests for access to this material should be directed to the University Archivist. All other materials in this collection are open for research.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: Honors Program Records (RG 096), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The materials were transferred to the Archives in 1991.
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Container List

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1969-1991 Add to Shelf

Series 1 consists of administrative paperwork such as generic student application forms and program information letters. This series also includes some general statistical information and support data about the Honors Program, including a revised copy of the Honors Student Association Constitution dated January 1969.

Access to the "List of Active Honors Program Students," "Senior Projects/Theses," and "Statistics and Summaries - UHP Students" files are restricted due to the presence of confidential information. All requests for access to this material should be directed to the University Archivist.

Box-Folder 1.1: Application Forms, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.2: Form Letters, 1989-1991 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.3: Honors Dormitory, 1989 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.1: RESTRICTED: List of Active Honors Program Students, 1988-1990 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.2: RESTRICTED: Senior Projects/Theses, 1986-1990 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.4: Sketch of Beaver by Don Poole, 1991 Add to Shelf
Sub-Series 1: Statistics and Summaries, 1987-1991 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.5: Statistics and Summaries, 1987-1991 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.3: RESTRICTED: Statistics and Summaries - UHP Students, 1991 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.6: Support Data, 1969-1990 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Annual Letters to the President, 1980-1991 Add to Shelf
Series 2 consists of photocopies of letters to the OSU President listing the school, dean, department, department head and individual faculty who volunteered their time and expertise to the University Honors Program during the previous academic year. There are also photocopies of the letters which were sent to the department heads recognizing the efforts of individual department faculty who had volunteered their time to the Honors Program.
Box-Folder 1.7 Add to Shelf
Series 3: Committees, 1969-1987 Add to Shelf
Series 3 consists of annual reports, class schedules, memorandum, minutes, newsletters and other materials related to the work of the University Honors Program Committee. In addition to overseeing the general administration of the Honors Program, the Honors Committee was also responsible for approving program applicants and monitoring their progress while in the program. Included is a file from the Honors Program Task Force which met during the 1986-1987 academic year to develop recommendations for restructuring the program following the retirement of Program Director, Margaret Meehan, in June 1985.
Box-Folder 1.8: University Honors Program Committee, 1969-1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.9: University Honors Program Committee, 1971-1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.10: University Honors Program Committee, 1985-1986 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.11: Honors Program Task Force, 1986-1987 Add to Shelf
Series 4: Director Files, 1965-1973 Add to Shelf
Series 4 consists of materials compiled by various directors to assist them in managing the Honors Program. The Director's Notebook appears to be a ready reference of sorts outlining the student programs, courses, colloquia and individual department guidelines for students participating in the program. Weber's files document his participation on the Honors Committee.
Box-Folder 1.12: Director's Notebook, 1968-1969 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.13: Director's Notebook, 1968-1973 Add to Shelf
Sub-Series 1: Leonard Weber's Files, 1965-1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.14: General Files, 1968-1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.15: Honors Committee, 1965-1966 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.16: Honors Committee, 1966-1968 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.17: Honors Committee, 1968 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.18: Honors Committee, 1971-1972 Add to Shelf
Series 5: RESTRICTED: Graduates, 1968-1991 Add to Shelf

Series 5 consists of annual listings of students in the OSU Honors Program. The names are organized alphabetically and often include the school and department where each student is enrolled.

Access to all materials in Series 5 is restricted due to the presence of confidential information. All requests for access to this material should be directed to the University Archivist.

Box-Folder 3.4: RESTRICTED Add to Shelf
Series 6: Planning Reports, 1974-1991 Add to Shelf
Series 6 consists of photocopied lists of the colloquia offered through the Honors Program for a specific term. The name of the instructor, department or profession, and class location are also included.
Box-Folder 1.19 Add to Shelf
Series 7: Publications, 1968-1991 Add to Shelf
The publications include brochures, newsletters, and schedules. The brochures describe the Honors Program and give instructions for completing a thesis. The newsletters were published by honors students. The schedules describe honor colloquia and seminars offered each quarter.
Box-Folder 1.20: Brochures, circa 1980-1991 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.21: Newsletters, 1968-1971 Add to Shelf
Item 1: The Quick and the Dead, 1968-1971 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Ecotrip, 1969-1970 Add to Shelf
Item 3: WIIAN, 1970-1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.22: Schedules, 1968-1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.23: Schedules, 1977-1979 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.24: Schedules, 1980-1983 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.1: Schedules, 1984-1987 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.2: Schedules, 1988-1991 Add to Shelf
Series 8: Slide-Tape Program, circa 1973 Add to Shelf
The Slide-Tape Program consists of a recorded narration on audiocassette and 58 color slides about the Honors Program. It includes images campus scenes, classrooms, and laboratories; students; and faculty.
Box-Folder 2.3: Slide-Tape Program, circa 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.4: Slide-Tape Program, circa 1973 Add to Shelf
Series 9: Student Organization (Facets of Honor), 1988-1989 Add to Shelf
Series 9 consist of materials mainly related to the "My Last Lecture" series which was organized by the Facets of Honor, a student organization of the University Honors Program. The premise of the lecture series was that if this was a presenter's last public speech, what ideas or principles would they feel were most important to share with the audience.
Box-Folder 2.5 Add to Shelf
Series 10: RESTRICTED: Theses, 1969-1991 Add to Shelf

Series 10 consists of theses completed by honors program students. The bulk of the materials are available on microfilm. Oversize materials, photographs, sound recordings, and computer disks are available in original format.

Access to all materials in Series 10 is restricted due to the presence of confidential information. All requests for access to this material should be directed to the University Archivist.

Box-Folder 3.5-4.1: RESTRICTED: Theses Add to Shelf
Access Restriction: Access must be approved by the University Archivist because of confidential information.
Reel 1-6: RESTRICTED: Theses Add to Shelf
Series 11: Photographs, 1962 Add to Shelf
The photographs consist of 3 b/w prints depicting Honors Program students in science. The images were published in the 1962 publication Honors Program - School of Science (CM62:18).
Box-Folder 2.6: Photographs, 1962 Add to Shelf