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College of Engineering Moving Images, circa 1980 - 1996

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: College of Engineering Moving Images, circa 1980 - 1996

ID: FV 069

Primary Creator: Oregon State University. College of Engineering

Extent: 0.1 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The College of Engineering Moving Images are arranged in two series: I. Videotapes, circa 1995 - 1996 and II. Motion Picture Films, circa 1980.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The College of Engineering Moving Images consists of two videotapes and a motion picture film documenting the academic programs of the College and the Multiple Engineeering Cooperative Program (MECOP). The videotapes include footage of College of Engineering faculty and students. The entirety of this collection has been migrated to digital format and made available online.

Scope and Content Notes

The College of Engineering Moving Images consist of two videotapes and a motion picture film. One of the videotapes describes the Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) and includes footage of current and former engineering students and representatives of companies that host interns through MECOP. The second videotape, Enginuity, is a promotional and recruiting videotape about the College of Engineering academic departments and programs. It includes footage of College of Engineering faculty and students. Both videotapes are VHS format. The videotapes have been digitized and are available online and on DVD in the reading room.

The motion picture film, Industrial Engineers was produced in about 1980 by Oregon State University. It is 16 mm color with sound and is about 15 minutes long (600 feet).

Links to online streaming video are included with the detailed descriptions of the videotapes and film.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Manufacturing Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) was established in 1978 as a collaboration between OSU and Oregon-based manufacturing companies to provide Oregon State engineering students a working laboratory to apply the theories they learned in the classroom. In 1992, the mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering departments began participating and the program was renamed the Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program. Program participants complete two 6-month internships in industry during their undergraduate degree program.

Instruction in engineering at Oregon State dates back to the 1880s and academic departments for engineering were established in the 1890s-1900s. In 1908, the School of Engineering was established.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additions are expected to the collection.

More Extent Information: 2 videotapes and one motion picture film; 2 boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The videotapes were transferred to the University Archives in 1998; the motion picture was transferred to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center in 2012.

Related Materials: Documentary materials pertaining to the production of Enginuity, including the script, are available in the College of Engineering Records (RG 062). Additional videotapes pertaining to the College of Engineering are available in the Oregon State University Foundation Moving Images (FV 178) and the University Advancement Videotapes (FV 210).

Preferred Citation: College of Engineering Moving Images (FV 069), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Oregon State University. College of Engineering

People, Places, and Topics

Education, Cooperative--Oregon.
Engineering--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Engineering schools--Oregon--Corvallis.
Engineering students--Oregon--Corvallis.
History of Science
Oregon State University--Faculty.
Oregon State University--Students.
Oregon State University. College of Engineering
University History

Forms of Material

Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings (physical artifacts)

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Videotapes, circa 1995 - 1996
Series I consists of 2 VHS videotapes promoting the Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) and the College of Engineering's academic programs.
Box-Item 1.1: Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP), circa 1995
(12:59) Several former and current MECOP students are featured in the video: Ross McLaughlin, Alex Samano, Doug Shank, and Angeline Wong. The following company representatives describe the benefits of the MECOP program to their businesses: Jeff Jarvis, Sequent Computer; Bob Emmerich, ADEC; Mike Smith, Freightliner; John Graham, Boeing; John Vandecoevering, Warn Industries; Paul Albertson, Mentor Graphics; and Fred Vetter, Oregon Freeze Dry.
Box-Item 1.2: Enginuity
(15:09) Includes footage of the following College of Engineering faculty: Milo David Koretsky, Chemical Engineering; Stephen E. Dickensen, Civil Engineering; George E. Beekman, Computer Science; Ben Lee, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Kimberly Dawn Douglas, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; William F. Reiter, Jr., Mechanical Engineering; and Jose Reyes, Nuclear Engineering. Produced by EMA Video Productions, Portland, Oregon. Funded by Kelley Family Foundation.
Series 2: Motion Picture Films, circa 1980
Series II consists of one 16 mm color motion picture film, Industrial Engineers. The film includes sound and is approximately 15 minutes long (600 feet).
Box-Item 2.1: Industrial Engineers

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