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Azalea House Records, 1953-2014View associated digital content.

The Azalea House Records were generated and collected by the Azalea House women's cooperative residence at Oregon State University and document the management of the co-op and the daily lives of the residents there during its operation from 1953 to 2014.

Reference access to the materials in Series 22, Weekly Menus, have been digitized and are available upon request.

ID: MSS Azalea
Extent: 15.0 cubic feet
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Scope and Content Notes
Biographical / Historical Notes
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: Azalea House Records (MSS Azalea), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The bulk of these records were transferred to SCARC by Azalea House residents in 2014 and were added to an existing collection of Azalea House records that had been received in 1991.
Acquired: 2014.
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Container List

Series 1: Articles of Incorporation, Tax, and Insurance Records, 1992-2008 Add to Shelf
Series 1 consists of records relating to taxes, insurance, and incorporation status reflecting the management of Azalea House as a cooperative/non-profit corporation.
Box-Folder 1.1 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Budget Materials, 1993-2009 Add to Shelf
Series 2 is made up of budgetary documentation reflecting the cooperative’s management of their accounts.
Box-Folder 1.2 Add to Shelf
Series 3: Certificates, 2014 Add to Shelf
Series 3 is comprised of certificates awarded to Azalea House for various honors and recognitions. One of the certificates was awarded to the Azalea House President Jane Stump for her service on the Executive Council.
Box-Folder 1.3 Add to Shelf
Series 4: Committees, 1967-2005 Add to Shelf
Series 4 contains materials reflecting Azalea House committee activity and is made up of committee member lists, constitutions, notes, and quarterly reports.
Box-Folder 1.4 Add to Shelf
Series 5: Constitutions/Bill of Rights Statements, 1967-2007 Add to Shelf
Series 5 is comprised of constitutions and bill of rights statements. This series includes documentation of proposed amendments, voting tallies, and constitutional changes.
Box-Folder 1.5: Constitutions/Bill of Rights Statements, 1967-1997 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.6: Constitutions/Bill of Rights Statements, 1998-2007 Add to Shelf
Series 6: Contracts, 1965-2008 Add to Shelf
Series 6 is made up of contracts relating to the employment of the cook for Azalea House, the taking of group shot photographs, and for applying to reside in Azalea House and the OSU cooperative houses.    Most of the contracts are completed there are also blank forms.
Box-Folder 1.7: House Cook, 1979-2008 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.8: Photographic Services, 1990-1995 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.9: Residence in Azalea House/Cooperatives, 1965-1992 Add to Shelf
Series 7: Correspondence, 1987-2007 Add to Shelf
Series 7 consists of correspondence received by Azalea House as well as informational letters sent to new and returning residents.
Box-Folder 1.10: General, 1992-2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.11: Letters from Alumni, 1991-2007 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.12: Summer Letters to New and Returning Members, 1987-2007 Add to Shelf
Series 8: Executive Training and Retreat Materials, 1985-2008 Add to Shelf
Series 8 contains handouts, handbooks, and other reference materials generated for Azalea officer executive training workshops and retreats. Also included among these materials are meeting minutes, notes, and completed questionnaires.
Box-Folder 1.13: Executive Training and Retreat Materials, 1985-1999 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.14: Executive Training and Retreat Materials, 2003-2008 Add to Shelf
Series 9: Guestbooks, 1972-2011 Add to Shelf
Series 9 is made up of three guestbooks listing visitors and attendees of various special events at Azalea House.
Box-Folder 1.15: Guestbooks, 1972-2011 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.16: Guestbooks, 1980-2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.17: Guestbooks, 1993-2005 Add to Shelf
Series 10: Handbooks, 1996-2014 Add to Shelf
Series 10 consists of handbooks and manuals prepared for management of the budget and service on the Judicial Board.
Box-Folder 1.18: Food Purchasers’ Manual, 1998 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.19: Inter-Cooperative Association Judicial Board Orientation and Training Manual, 2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.20: Job Packets, 2011/12-2013/14 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.21: Treasurer’s Handbooks, 1996-2008 Add to Shelf
Series 11: Historical Essays, 1970 - circa 1995 Add to Shelf
Series 11 is comprised of essays and writings on the history of Azalea House.
Box-Folder 1.22: "The Impossible Dream", circa 1995 Add to Shelf
Oregon Association for Family and Community Education
Box-Folder 1.23: Student Cooperative Housing at OSU: 1935-1981, 1981 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.24: "This Is Azalea", 1970 Add to Shelf
A photocopied section of a scrapbook.
Series 12: InterCooperative Association and Judicial Board Records, 1965-2011 Add to Shelf
Series 12 contains records generated by the Inter Cooperative Association and the Judicial Board that includes bylaws, handbooks, meeting minutes, memoranda, mission statements, notes, policy statements, and reports. Documentation from the Judicial Board reflects the management of house rule violations.
Box-Folder 1.25: 1965-1993 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.26: 1995-2005 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.27: 2005-2011 Add to Shelf
Series 13: Meeting Minutes, 1953-2003 Add to Shelf
Series 13 is made up of minutes and agendas from house-wide meetings and meetings of the Azalea House Advisory Council.
Box-Folder 2.1: Azalea House Advisory Council, 1958-1961 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.2: House Meetings, 1953-1956 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.3: House Meetings, 1981-1982 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.4: House Meetings, 1991-1993 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.5: House Meetings, 1994-1997 Add to Shelf
Digital File 6: House Meetings, 2003 Add to Shelf
Series 14: Membership Lists, 1958-2014 Add to Shelf
Series 14 is made up of lists of Azalea House residents.
Box-Folder 2.6: Alumni Room Identification Sign-In Sheets, 2014 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.7: Executive Officers, 1987-2005 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.8: General, 1958-1999 Add to Shelf
Series 15: Notebooks, 1953-2013 Add to Shelf
Series 15 consists of notebooks and journals containing information about donations given to the house by former residents, colors used in the painting of various rooms, the occurrences of the “candle passing” ceremony, and notes reflecting the work of house executive officers.
Box-Folder 2.9: Alumni Donors, 2003 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.10: Azalea House Journal of Candle Passings, 1997-2009 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.11: Azalea Paint Book for Rooms, 2000-2007 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.12: Contributions and Gifts to Azalea House, 1953-1957 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.13: Executive/Chair Notes, 2003 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.14: Executive/Chair Notes, circa 2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.15: House Manager, circa 2005 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.16: Officer Installation Record Keeping, 2006-2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.17: Vice President's Notes, 1997-2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.18: Vice President's Notes, 2009-2013 Add to Shelf
Series 16: Policies and Procedures, 1965-2006 Add to Shelf
Series 16 is made up of checklists, guidelines, and rules outlining policies and procedures for house maintenance, alcohol usage, residential chores, executive officer duties, fire safety, and regulations regarding visitors.
Box-Folder 2.19: Alcohol Policies, 1992 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.20: Associated Women Students (AWS) Regulations, 1965-1967 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.21: Cooperative House Director Searches, 1978-1998 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.22: Duty Rules and Training, circa 2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.23: Elections, 1982-1992 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.24: Fire Drill and Evacuation Procedures, 1996-2003 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.25: House Rules, 1978 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.26: Housing Maintenance, 1998 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.27: Initiation, 2006 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.28: Policy Compliance Statements/Agreements, 1979-1997 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.29: President/Vice President Duties, 1986-2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.30: Room Assignment and Bed Sign Up, 2006 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.31: Room Regulations, circa 1995 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.32: Tours of the House, circa 1992-2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.33: Visitation and Security Regulations, 1970-2005 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.34: Walk-Ins and Walk-Outs, 1970 Add to Shelf
Series 17: Publications, 1953-2008 Add to Shelf
Series 17 consists of published material about Azalea House and it's residents. It is made up of newsletters, brochures, and event programs. The programs reflect participation by Azalea House residents in campus events such as the Interfraternity Sing and Mom’s Weekend Turtle Derby races.
Box-Folder 2.35: Event Programs, 1953-1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.36: Informational Brochures and Flyers, 1967-1993 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.37: Newsletters, 1976-2008 Add to Shelf
Series 18: Reports, 1953-1999 Add to Shelf
Series 18 contains reports generated by Azalea executive officers and the Benton County Environmental Health Division.
Box-Folder 2.38: Food Service Inspection Reports, 1995-1999 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.39: Furnishings Inventory, 1953 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.40: Term Reports to the Dean, 1967 Add to Shelf
Series 19: Signage, circa 2000-2010 Add to Shelf
Series 19 is made up of signage posted throughout Azalea House indicating quiet hours, rules, and bathroom stall identification. The signs are on sheets of paper and most are laminated.
Box-Folder 2.41: Signage, circa 2000-2010 Add to Shelf
Series 20: Songs, 1982 Add to Shelf
Series 20 consists of flyers and booklets with songs written for, and sung by, Azalea House residents.
Box-Folder 2.42: Songs, 1982 Add to Shelf
Series 21: Surveys, 1980-1997 Add to Shelf
Series 21 consists of blank and completed questionnaire and survey forms reflecting Azalea House resident opinion on various topics.
Box-Folder 2.43: Surveys, 1980-1997 Add to Shelf
Series 22: Weekly Menus, circa 2010 Add to Shelf
Series 22 is made up of flyers listing breakfast/lunch/dinner offerings for several weeks. Reference access to the materials in this series are available upon request.
Box-Folder 2.44: Weekly Menus, circa 2010 Add to Shelf
Series 23: Photographs, 1957-2011 Add to Shelf
Series 23 is made up of photographic images depicting Azalea House residents in group shots and involved in various activities at the house. In total, there are 585 images in this series (292 negatives, 264 prints, and 29 slides).
Box-Folder 2.45: Cooperative Houses, 1991-1992 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.46: Dad's Weekend, 1965-1988 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.47: Group Shots, 1957-1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.1: Group Shots, 1974/75-1980/81 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.48: Group Shots, 2001-2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.49: Mom's Weekend, circa 1965-1968 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.1: Portrait Shots-Unidentified, circa 1998 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.2: Presidents of Azalea House, 1954/55-2010/11 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.3: Reed's Masquerade Party, 1988 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.4: Steak Night with Beaver Lodge, 1988 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.5: Various Activities-Unidentified, 1987-1988 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.6: Various Activities-Unidentified, 1991-1992 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder Box 15.1 Add to Shelf
Series 24: Photograph Albums, 1987-2006 Add to Shelf
Series 24 is comprised of three photograph albums containing images of events at Azalea House. The albums contain a total of 288 photographic prints.
Box-Item 3.7: Fall 1987 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 10.1: circa 1990 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 3.8: 2006 Add to Shelf
Series 25: Scrapbooks, 1958-2014 Add to Shelf
Series 25 consists of scrapbooks assembled by Azalea residents that contain a combination of photographs, newspaper clippings, dance cards, letters, invitations, greeting cards, event programs, and poems. The scrapbooks document everyday life and special events at the cooperative house as well as news about the members. This series contains 1500 photographic prints, which include images found loose in the scrapbooks.
Box-Item 5.2: 1958 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.9: Loose items from scrapbook, 1958 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 6.1: 1960-1965 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.10: Loose Items from Scrapbook, 1960-1965 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 7.1: 1965/66 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 8.1: 1967/68 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 6.2: 1968/69 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.11: Loose Items from Scrapbook, 1967-1969 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 8.2: 1969/70 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.12: Loose Items from Scrapbook, 1969/70 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 8.3: 1969-1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.13: Loose Items from Scrapbook, 1969-1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 3.1: "This Is Azalea", 1970 Add to Shelf
Not in folder. Includes reel-to-reel sound recording of initiation speech given annually by Mrs. Sager.  Recorded November 5, 1969.
Box-Item 9.1: 1971-1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.14: Loose Items from Scrapbook, 1971-1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 9.2: 1972/73 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 7.2: 1972-1978 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.15: Loose Items from Scrapbook, 1972-1978 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.16: 1981-1985 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.17: Loose Items from Scrapbook, 1981-1985 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.18: 1985 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.19: 1988-1990 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.20: Loose Items from Scrapbook, 1988-1990 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.21: 1991 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.22: 1991 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.23: 1992-1994 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.24: 1996/97 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.25: 1998/99 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.26: 1999/2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 5.3: 2001 (Spring) Add to Shelf
Box-Item 11.1: 2001/02 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 10.2: 2002/03 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 11.2: 2003/04 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 13.1: 2004/05 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 11.3: 2005/06 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 7.3: 2007/08 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 10.3: 2009/10 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 12.1: 2010/11 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 12.2: 2012/13 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 13.2: 2013-2014 Add to Shelf
Series 26: Plaques and Trophies, 1960-2014 Add to Shelf
Series 26 contains plaques and trophies recognizing Azalea House's participation in various campus competitions and events.
Box-Item 4.1: OSC Homecoming: House Signs Independent Women's Division-First Place, 1960 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.2: Interfraternity Council (IFC) Sing-2nd Place, 1969 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.3: 15th Annual Beta Theta Pi Turtle Derby-Best Dressed Turtle, 1977 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.4: Homecoming "Repeat The Feat"-1st Place, 1986 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.5: IFC Sing Participation, 1990 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.6: 28th Annual Mary's Peak Marathon: Independent Team-3rd Place, 1991 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.7: IFC Sing Participation, 1991 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.8: IFC Sing Participation, 1992 Add to Shelf
Box-Item 4.9: Social Event of the Year-A Night in Hollywood, 2003/04 Add to Shelf
Series 27: Banners, 2014 Add to Shelf
Series 27 is made up of two banners containing handwritten messages from Azalea House residents about their favorite memories there.
Box-Folder 14 Add to Shelf