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Oregon State University Extension Association/4-H Records, 1977-1996

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Oregon State University Extension Association/4-H Records, 1977-1996

Predominant Dates: 1980-1992


Primary Creator: Oregon State University. Extension Association/4-H

Extent: 0.7 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The Records are arranged in 15 series: I. Budgets and Treasurer's Reports, 1987-1992; II. Committees, 1990-1991; III. Correspondence, 1992; IV. Professional Improvement Conference, 1991; V. Historical Documents, 1989-1990; VI. Rules of Operation - Bylaws, 1980-1989; VII. Minutes, 1980-1992; VIII. Newsletter, 1988-1991; XI. Membership Lists, 1977-1991; X. Handbooks, 1986-1991; XI. Survey, 1986; XII. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA), 1980-1986; XIII. NAE4-HA 1983 Conference, Rainbows and Roses, 1980-1984; XIV. Photographs, 1979-1996; and XV. Sound Recording, 1983.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Oregon State University Extension Association/4-H Records document the members, programs, and activities of the professional association of 4-H extension agents in Oregon. The organization was established in 1975 and is affiliated with the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) and the Oregon State University Extension Association.

Scope and Content Notes

The Oregon State University Extension Association/4-H (OSUEA/4-H) Records document the membership, programs, and activities of the professional organization for 4-H Extension Agents in Oregon. In addition to administrative records of the OSEA/4-H, the collection includes substantive materials pertaining to the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) 1983 Conference in Portland, Oregon, that was hosted and sponsored by the Oregon affiliate. The collection includes 622 photographs (color slides and color prints). The bulk of the photographs are of the 1983 national conference; other images depict the participation of Oregon members at the Oregon and national conferences in other years. The photographs also include a slide-tape program prepared to promote the 1983 conference. A name index of conference attendees shown in the prints is available with the collection.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Oregon State University Extension Association/4-H (OSUEA/4-H) is the professional association of extension workers, mostly extension agents, who work with the 4-H/Youth program in Oregon. Prior to 1986, the organization was known as the Oregon Extension Association/4-H (OEA/4-H). OSUEA/4-H is affiliated with the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA). OSUEA/4-H was organized in 1975 and in 1977 placed a bid to host the 1983 NAE4-HA Conference in Portland, Oregon. A full history of the organization is available in the collection.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 622 photographs and 1 audiocassette; 3 boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The records were transferred to the University Archives in several accessions from 1990 thru 1997.

Related Materials:

The Special Collections and Archives Research Center provides access to many collections documenting the 4-H and Youth Program in Oregon including the Extension Service Records (RG 111), 4-H Photograph Collection (P 146), 4-H Moving Images (FV 146), Oregon State University Extension Service Faculty and Staff Oral History Collection (OH 014), and the collections of several 4-H leaders including the Roberta Frasier Anderson Papers (MSS AndersonR), James F. Bishop Papers (MSS Bishop), Helen Cowgill Papers (MSS Cowgill), and the Esther Taskerud Papers (MSS Taskerud). The Center's collections also include the OSU Extension Association Records (MSS OSUEA), the Malheur County 4-H Leaders' Council Records (MSS Malheur), and the N. John Hansen Scrapbook (MSS HansenNJohn).

See also: Digital Resources: A History of OSU Extension, a comprehensive collection of online resources documenting the 100+ year history of Extension at Oregon state University.

Preferred Citation: Oregon State University Extension Association/4-H Records (MSS OSUEA4H), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Oregon State University. Extension Association/4-H
National Association of Extension 4-H Agents

People, Places, and Topics

4-H clubs--Oregon.
Agricultural extension workers--Oregon.
County agricultural agents--Oregon.
Home economics extension workers--Oregon.
Oregon State University--Faculty.
Oregon State University. Extension Association/4-H
Oregon State University. Extension Service
Portland (Or.)
University History
Youth--Oregon--Societies and clubs.

Forms of Material

Photographic prints.
Slides (photographs).

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Budgets and Treasurer's Reports, 1987-1992
Series I documents the financial status of the Association, including annual reports of income and expenses and account balances.
Box-Folder 1.1: Budgets and Treasurer's Reports
Series 2: Committees, 1990-1991
Series II includes lists of committee members as well as committee reports and proposals.
Box-Folder 1.2: Committees
Series 3: Correspondence, 1992
Series III consists of a letter from the OSUEA/4-H President, Pamela Olsen, to OSU Extension Director, O.E. Simpson, regarding a professional exchange program.
Box-Folder 1.2: Correspondence
Series 4: Professional Improvement Conference, 1991
Series IV provides information on the Professional Improvement Conference held in Bend in 1991.
Box-Folder 1.2: Professional Improvement Conference
Series 5: Historical Documents, 1989-1990
Series V includes summaries of the history of the OSUEA/4-H organization and recognition of Oregon 4-H Agents by the national organization prior to the establishment of the Oregon affiliate.
Box-Folder 1.3: Historical Documents
Series 6: Rules of Operation - Bylaws, 1980-1989
Series VI includes the constitution, bylaws, and rules of operation for the organization.
Box-Folder 1.3: Rules of Operation
Series 7: Minutes, 1980-1992
Series VII includes minutes and agendas for the Executive Committee, Board, and Annual Business Meeting of the organization. These includes reports from committees and officers as well as summaries of programs and activities.
Box-Folder 1.3: Minutes
Series 8: Newsletter, 1988-1991
Series VIII consists of the organization's newsletter, News 'n Notes, which was issued several times per year.
Box-Folder 1.3: Newsletter
Series 9: Membership Lists, 1977-1991
Series IX includes lists of members of the OSUEA/4-H as well as Oregon members of the NAE4-HA. Several of the lists indicate the county in which the 4-H Agent was working at the time. Lists of OSUEA/4-H officers are also included.
Box-Folder 1.3: Membership Lists
Series 10: Handbooks, 1986-1991
Series X consists of an OSUEA/4-H handbook (1991) with information about the organization for the membership and a handbook for state associations prepared by the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) in 1986.
Box-Folder 1.4: Handbooks
Series 11: Survey, 1986
Series XI documents a survey of the membership conducted in 1986 to identify potential leaders and future program needs.
Box-Folder 1.5: Survey
Series 12: National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA), 1980-1986
Series XII consists of two issues of the NAE4-HA newsletter, including the 40th anniversary issue (November 1986), and campaign materials (including buttons) for Oregon members seeking national office.
Box-Folder 1.6: 1983-1986
Box-Folder 1.7: Oregon members' campaigns, 1980-1984
Series 13: NAE4-HA 1983 Conference, Rainbows and Roses, 1980-1984
Series XIII documents planning and preparation for and hosting of the 1983 national conference by OSUEA/4-H in Portland and includes programs, a final report, information about tours and donors, bid materials, guidelines, committee records, correspondence, planning calendars, budgets and financial documents, thank you notes and letters, and ephemera (suspenders and buttons).
Extent: 3 folders

Box-Folder 1.8: Programs, Final Report, Tours, and Donors
Box-Folder 1.9: Bid Materials, Guidlines, Committees, Correspondence, Planning Calendars, Budget and Finances, and "Thank You" notes
Box-Folder 1.10: Suspenders and Buttons
Series 14: Photographs, 1979-1996
Series XIV consists of color slides (304) and color prints (318) primarily documenting Association conferences, including attendees, speakers, poster presentations, award ceremonies, and special events. The bulk of the color prints are from the 1983 national conference held in Portland, Oregon. The series also include promotional slides for the 1983 conference.
Box-Folder 2.1: Slide-Tape Program Promoting 1983 Conference, 1983
Primarily views of Oregon and Portland scenes and activities. Also includes some images of conference and 4-H activities.
Extent: 208 color slides

Sub-Series 1: Conferences, 1979-1996
These images document attendees, speakers, exhibits, award presentations, and special events at the Association's conferences. The bulk of the images are for the 1983 national conference that was held in Portland, Oregon. A name index is included with the photographs. The following individuals are depicted: John Baggott, Dick Best, Marjorie Brock, Bill Broderick, Suzi Busler, Steve Campbell, Caroline Cannon, Cheri Jo Carter, Barbara Christy, Helen Conner, Pat Coolican, Paula Dance, Patricia Dawson, Jim Douglas, Linda Ericksen, Sally Francis, Dale Friedeman, Lois Goering, Norm Goetze, Mary Ann Greeland, Roy Hamilton, Wendy Hamilton, Doug Hart, Beverly Hobbs, Maureen Hosty, Lyla Houglum, Elaine Husted, Duane Johnson, Alberta Johnston, Joy Jones, Harold Kerr, Ken Killingsworth, Carol Knothe, Ardis Koester, Karen Lang, Lillian Larwood, Miriam Lowrie, Bill Maddy, Ann Manlove, Mollie Marsh, Dan McGrath, Mitchell Gregg, Betty Morrison, Ira Mumford, Pamela Olsen, Jeff Olsen, Shelly Pagel, Jan Pahl, Terry Palmer, Clay Penhollow, Christy Price, Michelle Robinson, Dora Rumsey, Jim Rutledge, Bob Salzer, Barb Sawer, Ann Schauber, Sally Shumway, Tammy Skubinna, Ed Slocum, Bill Smiley, Janice (Broome) Smiley, Ernie Smith, Alan Snider, Lyle Speichert, Garry Stephenson, Billie Stevens, Mary Stewart, Marcelle Straatman, Mary Ann Sward, Frances Torbeck, Brain Tuck, Betty Wallace, Chris Warburton, Sandy Watts, and Shana Withee.
Extent: 318 color prints

Box-Folder 2.2: Photographs - Name Index and Prints, 1979-1983
Item 1: 1979
Extent: 1 color print

Item 2: Identified Oregon Extension Faculty Members (section 1), 1983
Extent: 53 color prints

Item 3: Identified Conference Attendees (section 2), 1983
Extent: 56 color prints

Box-Folder 2.3: Photographs - Prints, 1983
Item 1: Unidentified Attendees (section 3), 1983
Extent: 146 color prints

Box-Folder 2.4: Photographs - Prints, 1987-1996
Item 1: 1987
Extent: 1 color print

Item 2: 1989
Extent: 16 color prints

Item 3: 1990
Extent: 4 color prints

Item 4: 1995
Extent: 21 color prints

Item 5: 1996
Extent: 20 color prints

Box-Folder 2.5: Conferences, 1987-1989
These photographs depict speakers, poster presentations, meetings, and activities at OSUEA/4-H and national conferences, including the NAE 4-HA conference in Mobile, Alabama, in 1989.
Extent: 96 color slides

Series 15: Sound Recording, 1983
Series XV consists of an audiocassette tape for a slide-tape program promoting the national NAE4-HA conference held in Portland in 1983.
Box-Item 3.1: NAE4-HA Conference Promotion

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