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Oregon State University Management Association (OSUMA) Records, 1986-2003

Collection Overview

Title: Oregon State University Management Association (OSUMA) Records, 1986-2003

Predominant Dates: 1989-1995


Primary Creator: Oregon State University. Management Association

Extent: 1.1 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The records are organized into eight series: I. Bylaws; II. Correspondence; III. Membership Lists; IV. Minutes; V. Newsletter; VI. Professional Development Records; VII. Treasurer's Reports; and VIII. Photographs.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Oregon State University Management Association (OSUMA) Records document the administrative functioning of the organization, including the development and sponsorship of workshops, selection of officers, and recording of the membership. OSUMA was established in 1989 to provide development, support, and networking opporunities for managerial and supervisory staff and faculty at OSU.

Scope and Content Notes

The correspondence primarily relates to the administration of OSUMA covering topics such as bylaws revision, the selection of officers, membership drives, and the development of workshops and seminars. Materials pertaining to OSUMA-sponsored programs such as the employee suggestion program and the OSU Service Directory Project can also be found in this series.

The professional development records pertain to training programs, workshops, and seminars sponsored by OSUMA and includes brochures, flyers, and correspondence. The photographs portray OSUMA members in meetings and in portrait form. Members featured in these photographs include: Laurel Busse, Karel Murphy, Debbie Jimmerson, Jim Miller, Bob Russ, and Tammy Krieg.

An addition to the Oregon State University Management Association Records (Accession 2003:055) consists of bylaws, correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and treasurers' reports. Among the subjects covered in the correspondence include: executive board retreats, the "Our Hero" Award, the OSU Award for Excellence in Service, and the Task Force on OSUMA's Future. The photographs consist of 12 color prints that depict OSUMA-sponsored workshops and special events.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Oregon State University Management Association (OSUMA) began in 1985 as a small group of faculty and management services staff gathering together in a problem-solving session once a month over a brown-bag lunch. OSUMA was officially established in 1989 with the stated purpose of providing development, support, and networking opportunities for supervisory and managerial staff and faculty. OSUMA also led open discussions on the transition of management service employees to professional faculty in 1997. The regular function continues to be monthly brown-bag forums. In addition OSUMA sponsors seminars and workshops for professional development and co-sponsors the annual Professional Development Award.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 2 boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: An OSUMA file is available in the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC).

Preferred Citation: Oregon State University Management Association (OSUMA) Records, Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before November 19, 2015.


Oregon State University. Management Association

People, Places, and Topics

Career development.
Oregon State University--Employees.
Oregon State University. Management Association
Professional education.
Professional employees in government--Oregon.
University History

Forms of Material

Photographic prints.

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