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Office of Multicultural Affairs Records, 1986-2009

By Finding aid prepared by Karl McCreary.

Collection Overview

Title: Office of Multicultural Affairs Records, 1986-2009

Predominant Dates: 1991-2004

ID: RG 225

Primary Creator: Oregon State University. Office of Multicultural Affairs

Extent: 17.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Organized into 15 series: 1. Correspondence; 2. Committees; 3. Staff Meetings; 4. Reports; 5. Curriculum Development and Instruction; 6. Scholarships; 7. Presentations; 8. Newspaper Clippings; 9. Notes; 10. Subject Files; 11. Publications; 12. Student Papers; 13. Off-Campus Organizations and Committees; 14. Harassment Incident Files; and 15. Photographs.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Office of Multicultural Affairs Records document the administration and functioning of the Office, which was established in 1991, and the variety of multicultural programs and activities for students and faculty at Oregon State University. The Records also reflect the many associated duties of Phyllis Lee, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs from 1992 until her retirement in 2003.

Access to the Harrassment Incident Files in Series 14 is restricted due to the presence of confidential information. All requests for access to this material should be directed to the University Archivist.

Scope and Content Notes

The Office of Multicultural Affairs Records document the establishment of the office in 1991 and its administration and programs under the first director, Phyllis Lee. The Records represent the many issues pertaining to ethnicity, gender, and multiculturism at Oregon State University in the 1990s and early 2000s as well as the extensive activities, both on- and off-campus, of Phyllis Lee.

An addition to the Office of Multicultural Affairs Records (Accession 2009:107) consists of materials generated and collected by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) documenting the work of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planning Committee and the President's Board of Visitors for Minority Affairs at OSU (BOV). In addition to meeting minutes and agendas, this transfer contains bylaws, correspondence, event programs, flyers, membership rosters, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, publications, reports, and tickets. This accession also includes a history of tributes at OSU organized in honor of MLK Jr. Made up of about 510 images in total (320 prints and 190 negatives), the photographs depict the annual MLK Peace Breakfast, OMA staff, unidentified cultural center events, and a holiday gathering of BOV members. Among those pictured in the photographs are Phyllis Lee, Elaine Luttrull, Melanie Spraggins, and Lisa Taylor.

A second addition to the Office of Multicultural Affairs Records (Accession 2010:015) consists primarily of materials documenting the work of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planning Committee that includes meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, event programs, fliers, newspaper clippings, notes, publications, reports, sign-in sheets, and tickets. Other records found in this transfer relate to the design and distribution of the multicultural resource guide; outreach activities oriented toward Native Americans, African-Americans, and Asian Americans; and the President's Board of Visitors. There are also materials that reflect event planning (in conjunction with Corvallis Partnerships for Diversity) to bring activists and scholars such as Jane Elliot and Tim Wise to campus for presentations.

The publications were issued in 1993-1995 and consist of two items: A 1993 Resource Guide for Advising Students of Color and the fourth edition of a Financial and Resource Guide published by the Indian Education Office in 1995.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Formed in 1991, the Office of Multicultural Affairs assists OSU in the promotion of cultural diversity, awareness, and sensitivity throughout the campus community. In this capacity, the office serves as a resource for the OSU community and the region in understanding multicultural issues; helps in the recruitment and retention of students, staff, and faculty from ethnic, racial, and other underrepresented groups; participates in curriculum development; and provides consultation services to all academic and support units.

The development of the Office of Multicultural Affairs is rooted in recommendations made by two advisory bodies, the OSU Board of Visitors and the Minority Affairs Commission. Created by President Byrne in 1986 to investigate ways to enhance diversity at OSU, the Board of Visitors advocated for the formation of a Minority Affairs Commission, which, in turn, argued for the establishment of an office devoted to addressing multicultural affairs. Phyllis Lee became the office’s first director.

After Lee retired in 2003, the Office of Multicultural Affairs was renamed the Office of Community and Diversity and Terryl Ross appointed as new director in 2004. The basic mission of the office, however, did not change.

Appointed to the OSU Board of Visitors in 1986, Phyllis Lee served as acting director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs before assuming the directorship in 1992. After earning a doctorate in counseling from OSU in 1983, Lee worked for Kaiser Permanente in Portland before returning to campus in 1991. Lee also worked as a public school teacher and in counseling education at Portland State University prior to her post with the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additions to the collection are expected.

More Extent Information: 588 photographs; 20 boxes and 1 map folder

Statement on Access: Access to the Harrassment Incident Files in Series 14 is 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.

Acquisition Note: Records transferred from the Office of Community and Diversity in 2005.

Related Materials:

Documentation pertaining to the Office of Multicultural Affairs is represented elsewhere in the holdings of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center. Interaction between the office and the university president and student government can be found in the records of the President’s Office Records (RG 013) and the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) Records (RG 011).

The Oregon Multicultural Archives documents the lives and activities of African American, Asian American, Latino and Native American communities of Oregon. Records from other departments at OSU involved with issues of ethnic and racial diversity are also held by the Archives: the Diversity Development Office Records (RG 228), the Educational Opportunities Program Records (RG 230), and the Minority Education Office Record (RG 229).

Preferred Citation: Office of Multicultural Affairs Records (RG 225), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Oregon State University. Office of Multicultural Affairs
Lee, Phyllis S.

People, Places, and Topics

American Association of University Administrators
Associated Students of Oregon State University.
College environment--Oregon--Corvallis.
Corvallis (Or.)--Race relations.
Diversity in the workplace--Oregon--Corvallis.
Educational Opportunities Program (Oregon State University)
Gay college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Minority college students--Oregon.
Multicultural education--Oregon.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges
Oregon Multicultural Archives
Oregon State System of Higher Education
Oregon State University--Administration.
Oregon State University--Faculty.
Oregon State University--Students.
Oregon State University. Department of Ethnic Studies
Oregon State University. Minority Education Office
Oregon State University. Office of Multicultural Affairs
Oregon State University. Office of the President
Oregon State University. President's Commission on the Status of Women
Oregon University System
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History
Urban League of Portland (Portland, Or.)

Forms of Material

Photographic prints.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Correspondence, 1989-2004
Primarily made up of correspondence, Series 1 also contains newspaper clippings, notes, publications, and reports. This series documents interaction between Phyllis Lee and OSU administrative units, academic departments, campus cultural centers, Corvallis city government, and regional ethnic and racial advocacy organizations such the Urban League of Portland. Topics reflected in this series include requests for Lee’s intervention as a consultant and mediator, campus diversity initiatives, support for student participation in off-campus conferences, accreditation, presentations by visiting scholars and activists on subjects of racism and culture, outreach projects to minority communities, an assessment survey on campus climate, minority action plans from various OSU departments and colleges, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ coordination of conferences and events highlighting student diversity.
Box-Folder 1.1: Accreditation, 1994-2001
Box-Folder 1.2: Admissions and Orientation Office, 1994-2003
Box-Folder 1.3: Affirmative Action Office, 1991-2004
Box-Folder 1.4: Associated Students of OSU (ASOSU), 1993-1997
Box-Folder 1.5: Awards Received by Phyllis Lee, 1994-2001
Box-Folder 1.6: Barometer Newspaper, 1992-1995
Box-Folder 1.7: Brochure and Resource Guide Development, 1991-1992
Box-Folder 1.8-1.11: Campus Climate Assessment Survey, 2002-2004
Extent: 4 folders

Sub-Series 1: Community Outreach, 1996-2004
Box-Folder 1.12: African-American Events, 1997-2004
Box-Folder 1.13-1.15: Asian/Pacific American Events, 1997-2004
Extent: 3 folders

Box-Folder 1.16-1.18: General, 1998-2002
Extent: 3 folders

Box-Folder 1.19-1.21: Latino Events, 1996-2002
Extent: 3 folders

Box-Folder 1.22: Native American Events, 1999-2004
Box-Folder 1.23: Community Relations Project, 2001-2003
Box-Folder 1.24: Corvallis City Government, 1992-2003
Box-Folder 1.25: Corvallis Police Department, 1995-1999
Box-Folder 1.26: Dean’s Council Meeting with Students of Color, 1995
Box-Folder 1.27: Development Office-Proposals for Minority Oriented Projects, 1991-1992
Box-Folder 1.28: Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program, 1996-2003
Box-Folder 1.29: Distance Education Programs, 1998
Box-Folder 1.30: Diversity Action Plan Development, 1995-2004
Box-Folder 1.31: Diversity Hiring Initiatives, 1998-2004
Box-Folder 2.1: Diversity Training Center at OSU, 1993
Box-Folder 2.2: Education, School of, 1992-2001
Box-Folder 2.3: Educational Opportunities Program, 1991-1998
Box-Folder 2.4: Engineering, College of, 1996-1999
Sub-Series 2: Event Planning, 1992-2003
Box-Folder 2.5: Asian/Pacific American Celebrations, 1995-1997
Box-Folder 2.6: Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive, 2002-2003
Box-Folder 2.7: Campus Together Day, 1994
Box-Folder 2.8: Enhancing Race Relations on Campus Conference, 1992
Box-Folder 2.9: Halsell Hall Dedication, 2002
Box-Folder 2.10: Kaleidoscope of Colleges and Cultures Open House Events, 1994-2002
Box-Folder 2.11: La Raza Room Dedication, 1997
Box-Folder 2.12: Oregon Trail Celebration “York” Presentation, 1993
Box-Folder 2.13: OSU International Year of the Family Conference, 1994
Box-Folder 2.14: Pacific Northwest Chicano Conference, 1994
Box-Folder 2.15: Sacred Landscapes Conference, 1999
Box-Folder 2.16: Facilities Services, 1998
Box-Folder 2.17: Faculty Senate: Proposal for a Diversity Council, 1999-2004
Box-Folder 2.18: Fraternities and Sororities, 1994-1999
Box-Folder 2.19: General, 1990-2003
Box-Folder 2.20: Hewlett-Packard Diversity Initiative, 1999-2000
The contents of this folder have been digitized and are available upon request.
Box-Folder 2.21: Hispanic Migrant Community and OSU, 2003-2004
Box-Folder 2.22: Holiday Observance Policies, 1991-2001
Box-Folder 2.23: Human Resources Dept.-Staff Development Coordinator, 1993
Box-Folder 2.24-2.25: Indian Education Office, 1990-2001
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 2.26: Institutional Research and Planning Unit-Budgets and Planning Office, 1990-1993
Box-Folder 2.27: InterACTION Project/Kellogg Foundation, 1996-1998
Box-Folder 2.28: International Students, 1992-1995
Box-Folder 2.29: Jumpstart Program (Coca Cola Foundation/Art Department), 1996
Box-Folder 2.30: Leadership and Educational Experiences in Ag. and Diversity (LEEAD), 1998
Box-Folder 2.31: Liberal Arts, College of, 1992-1993
Box-Folder 2.32: Logo Development, 1996
Box-Folder 2.33: Media Outreach, 1991-2001
Box-Folder 2.34: Memorial Union Program Council, 1992-1993
Box-Folder 2.35: Mentoring Programs, 1997
Box-Folder 2.36: Minority Actions Plans from Various OSU Colleges, 1989-1996
Box-Folder 2.37: Minority Education Offices, 1993-1999
Box-Folder 2.38: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Corvallis Branch, 1993-2004
Box-Folder 2.39: Native American Roundtable Meetings,, 2003
Box-Folder 2.40: New Student Programs Office, 1994-1996
Box-Folder 2.41: Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policies, 1990-1998
Box-Folder 2.42: Northwest Regional China Council, 1992-1995
Sub-Series 3: Office of Multicultural Affairs, 1991-2003
Box-Folder 2.43: Budgets, 1992-1993
Box-Folder 2.44: Distribution of Funds to Diversity Oriented Events and Programs, 1996-2003
Box-Folder 2.45: Establishment of the Office, 1991
Box-Folder 2.46: Program Descriptions and Mission Statements, 1992-2003
Box-Folder 2.47: Strategic Planning, 1992-1994
Box-Folder 2.48: Ombudsperson/Mediation Team Proposal, 1991-2002
Sub-Series 4: OSU Cultural Centers, 1992-2002
Box-Folder 2.49: Coordinator Meetings, 1994-1995
Box-Folder 2.50: General, 1992-2002
Box-Folder 3.1: Meetings with President Byrne, 1993-1994
Box-Folder 3.2: Native American Longhouse, 1992-1994
Box-Folder 3.3: OSU Extension Service, 1999-2002
Box-Folder 3.4: OSU Library, 1991-1994
Box-Folder 3.5: OSU President’s Office, 1995-2002
Box-Folder 3.6: OSU 2007 Roundtable Forums, 2003
Box-Folder 3.7: Oregon Student Lobby, 1994
Box-Folder 3.8: Pharmacy, College of, 1994-1997
Box-Folder 3.9: Photo Directory of OSU Students/Staff Proposal, 1993
Sub-Series 5: Presentations by Visiting Scholars and Activists, 1992-2003
Box-Folder 3.10: Dula, Annette, 1995
Box-Folder 3.11-3.12: Elliott, Jane, 2003
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 3.13: Frohnmayer, John, 1996-1997
Box-Folder 3.14: Holloway, Karla, 1995
Box-Folder 3.15: McCunn, Ruthanne Lum (two events), 1995-2000
Box-Folder 3.16: McIntosh, Peggy, 1998-1999
Box-Folder 3.17: McLaurin, Sylvia, 1994
Box-Folder 3.18: Rodriquez, Eloy, 1995
Box-Folder 3.19: Sermol, Dorothy (multicultural consultant), 1992-1993
Box-Folder 3.20: Vachss, Alice, 1997
Box-Folder 3.21: Wassmuth, Bill, 1992
Box-Folder 3.22-3.23: Wise, Tim, 2001
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 3.24: Zia, Helen, 2000
Box-Folder 3.25: Queer Education Office, 2002
Box-Folder 3.26: Racial/Ethnicity Identity Classification Codes, 1992-1995
Box-Folder 3.27: Requests for Consultation and Review,, 1992-1998
Box-Folder 3.28: Reviews of Campus Diversity Initiatives, 1996-2002
Box-Folder 3.29: Roper, Larry, 1996-1998
Box-Folder 3.30-3.31: Roy Arnold-OSU Provost and Executive Vice President (meetings), 1991-1999
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 3.32-3.33: September 11 NYC Terrorist Attack-University Response, 2001
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 3.34: Student Affairs Office, 1993-1998
Box-Folder 3.35: Student Athletes, 2001-2002
Box-Folder 3.36: Student Attendance of Conferences and Workshops, 1992-1998
Box-Folder 3.37: Student Boycott in Response to Racial Incident, 1996
Box-Folder 3.38: Timeline of Programs Promoting Cultural Diversity, 1994
Box-Folder 3.39: University Advancement Office, 2000
Box-Folder 3.40: University Publications Office, 1997-2001
Box-Folder 3.41: University Strategic Planning Aims, 1995-2003
Box-Folder 3.42: University Vision and Cultural Diversity Statements, 1992-1998
Box-Folder 3.43: Urban League of Portland, 1995
Box-Folder 3.44: Various On-Campus Workshops and Meetings, 1992-2001
Box-Folder 3.45: Visits to Campus by Non-OSU Faculty and Activists, 1994-2000
Box-Folder 3.46: Visits and Tours by Prospective Students, 1995-2002
Series 2: Committees, 1989-2004
Series 2 consists of materials generated by various university committees, commissions, and advisory boards and is made up of meeting minutes, correspondence, notes, reports, and publications. Topics reflected in this series include hate-related activities on campus, the recruitment and retention of students and color, gender equity in the NCAA, the OSU 2007 strategic planning process, cross cultural outreach, diversity in course development, and response strategies to racial incidents.
Box-Folder 4.1: Academic Council (OUS), 2001-2002
Box-Folder 4.2: Advancement of Teaching Committee, 2002
Box-Folder 4.3: Affirming Diversity Course Development Committee, 1991-1992
Box-Folder 4.4: Asian Cultural Center Advisory Board, 1998-2002
Box-Folder 4.5: Asian/Pacific American Education Office Advisory Board, 1998-2001
Box-Folder 4.6: Asian Pacific American Student Union, 1997
Box-Folder 4.7: Association of Faculty for the Advancement of People of Color, 1999-2004
Box-Folder 4.8: Brown vs. Board of Education Commemoration Group, 2004
Box-Folder 4.9: Character and Community Task Force, 2000-2001
Box-Folder 4.10: Coalition for Cross Cultural Outreach, 1999-2000
Box-Folder 4.11-4.12: Commission on Racism, 1990-1992
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 4.13: Committee on Committees, 2000
Box-Folder 4.14: Community Relation Project Group, 2004
Box-Folder 4.15: Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program Advisory Board, 2003
Box-Folder 4.16: Diversity Programs Workgroup, 2000
Box-Folder 4.17-4.19: Diversity 2000 Planning Committee, 1997-1999
Extent: 3 folders

Box-Folder 4.20: Enrollment Workgroup, 1999
Box-Folder 4.21: Ethical Development Committee, 1997
Box-Folder 4.22: Faculty Awards Committee, 1999
Box-Folder 4.23: Faculty Mediation Committee, 2000-2002
Box-Folder 4.24: Faculty Senate Executive Committee, 1998-1999
Box-Folder 4.25: Foods Systems Professions Education Steering Committee(InterACTION Project), 1995-1996
Box-Folder 4.26: Gender Equity and Minority Task Force (Athletics), 2001
Box-Folder 4.27: Kaleidoscope of Colleges and Cultures-Planning Core Committee, 1995-1999
Box-Folder 4.28: Marketing Strategic Advisory Committee, 1997
Box-Folder 4.29: May 30th Diversity Group, 2000-2001
Box-Folder 4.30-4.31: Minority Affairs Commission, 1989-1995
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 5.1-5.3: NCAA Equity Committee, 2000
Extent: 3 folders

Box-Folder 5.4: Office of Multicultural Affairs 2000 Committee, 1998
Box-Folder 5.5: OSU Board of Advisors, 2002
Box-Folder 5.6: OSU Honorary Doctorate Committee, 1997-2000
Box-Folder 5.7: OSU Institutional Review Board - Human Subjects Committee, 1996-2002
Box-Folder 5.8: OSU 2007 Community and Student Development Subgroup, 2002
Box-Folder 5.9-5.10: OSU 2007 Curricular Issues Planning Team Satellite Group 2-Faculty Issues, 2002-2003
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 5.11: OSU 2007 Diversity Redesign Committee-Students with Disabilities Focus Group, 2002
Box-Folder 5.12-5.13: OSU 2007 Student Experience Diversity Subgroup, 2002-2003
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 5.14: OSU 2007 Student Services Redesign Group, 2001-2002
Box-Folder 5.15: President’s Cabinet, 1993-1995
Box-Folder 5.16: President’s Commission on Campus Climate, 1998-1999
Box-Folder 5.17-5.18: President’s Commission on Hate-Related Activities, 1994-1998
Extent: 2 folders

Sub-Series 1: President’s Commission on the Status of Women, 1991-2004
Box-Folder 5.19-5.23: 1991-1995
Extent: 5 folders

Box-Folder 6.1: 2000-2004
Box-Folder 6.2: Pride Celebration 2004 Steering Committee, 2004
Box-Folder 6.3-6.8: Professional and Managerial Internships in State Employment (PROMISE) Task Force, 1993-2004
Extent: 6 folders

Box-Folder 6.9-6.13: Provost’s Council, 1993-2003
Extent: 5 folders

Box-Folder 6.14: Recruitment Work Group, 1996-1999
Box-Folder 6.15: Salary Equity Planning Committee, 1994-1995
Box-Folder 6.16: September 11 Commemoration Committee, 2002
Box-Folder 6.17: Sexual Assault Task Force, 1995-1997
Box-Folder 6.18-6.19: STAART-2 (Student Affairs Administrative Response Team) (racial incident response policies), 1999-2001
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 6.20: Student Affairs Campus Compact Diversity Initiative Committee, 1997-1999
Box-Folder 6.21: Student Athlete Advisory Board, 1993
Box-Folder 6.22-6.24: Students of Color Recruitment and Retention Committee, 1998-2003
Extent: 3 folders

Box-Folder 7.1-7.3: TEAM (Together Everyone Accomplishes More) Task Force
Extent: 3 folders

Box-Folder 7.4: Transitions Planning Groups, 1996-1997
Box-Folder 7.5: Undergraduate Council Diversity Workgroup, 1995
Box-Folder 7.6: Undergraduate Education Council, 1998-2001
Box-Folder 7.7-7.8: Undergraduate Education Council-Retention Workgroup, 1996-1999
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 7.9: University Council, 1994
Box-Folder 7.10: University Publications Committee, 2000-2001
Box-Folder 7.11: University Scholarship Committee, 1998-2000
Box-Folder 7.12: Vice Provost for Research Advisory Board, 2002-2003
Box-Folder 7.13: Weatherford International Residential College Academic Program Group, 1997-1998
Box-Folder 7.14: Web Translations Steering Committee, 1997
Series 3: Staff Meetings, 1993-1996
Series 3 documents Office of Multicultural Affairs staff meetings and is primarily made up of notes, but also includes correspondence, meeting agendas, and flyers.
Box-Folder 7.15: Staff Meetings, 1993-1996
Series 4: Reports, 1987-2004
In addition to annual summaries of Office of Multicultural Affairs' and Phyllis Lee's activities, the reports in Series 4 include status reports on ethnic and racial diversity at OSU and the Oregon University System, OSU strategic planning documents, harassment response guidelines, updates on diversity initiatives at OSU, and a survey study on campus climate in Oregon.
Box-Folder 7.16-7.21: Annual Reports, 1992-1998
Extent: 6 folders

Box-Folder 7.22: Annual Reports-Notes for, 1998-2004
Box-Folder 7.23: Campus Climate Survey: Conducted for the Oregon State System of Higher Education (OSSHE) (survey report), 1997
Box-Folder 7.24: Challenging Times, Clear Choices: An Action Agenda for College Access and Success (National Dialogue on Student Financial Aid), 2003
Box-Folder 7.25: Diversity at OSU 1998-1999: Reports from the Campus, 1999
Box-Folder 7.26: Diversity Initiatives at OSU-Status Report and Update, 1999-2003
Box-Folder 7.27: Diversity 2000: Working Together a 21st Century Guide, 1999
Box-Folder 7.28: External Review of Student and Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity Initiatives (OSSHE), 1996
Box-Folder 7.29: Implementation of the Enrollment Management Review Team Recommendations, 1996
Box-Folder 7.30: Minority Action Program, 1989
Box-Folder 7.31: NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Certification Self-Study Report, 2000
Box-Folder 7.32: A New Breed of Beaver-Integrating Ethnic Studies and International Education, undated
Box-Folder 7.33: New Faculty Diversity Initiatives in OSSHE, 1995
Box-Folder 7.34: Office of Multicultural Affairs Administrative Cost/Structure Assessment, 1992
Box-Folder 7.35: Office of Multicultural Affairs Status Report, 2000
Box-Folder 7.36: Oregon Action Plan for Diversifying the Education Workforce, 1998
Box-Folder 7.37: OSU Response to Discriminatory Harassment Incidents, 2002
Box-Folder 8.1: OSU Shaping the Future: 5-Year Strategic Plan (draft), 2003
Box-Folder 8.2: OSU in the 21st Century: Budget and Redesign Teams Report, 2001
Box-Folder 8.3: OSU 2007: Enhancing and Sustaining Local and Global Communities, Environments, and Economies, undated
Box-Folder 8.4: Oregon University System Diversity Report: The Benefits of Diversity on Campus and Beyond, 2000
Box-Folder 8.5: Oregon University System Diversity Report: National Trends, and Racial/Ethnic Diversity among OUS Students, Instructional Faculty, and Staff, 2001
Box-Folder 8.6: Oregon University System Diversity Report: Student, Faculty, and Staff Racial/Ethnic Diversity-A Retrospective of Five and Ten-Year Progress, 2003
Box-Folder 8.7: President’s Reports on the State of Racial/Ethnic Diversity, 2000
Box-Folder 8.8: Professional Faculty Issues Group Report, 2002
Box-Folder 8.9: Racism at OSU: Findings of the President’s Commission on Racism, 1992
Box-Folder 8.10: Report to the OSU Student Affairs Dept. Heads frm the Diversity Programs Work Group, 2001
Box-Folder 8.11: Status of Ethnic and Racial Diversity: OSU, 2001
Box-Folder 8.12: Status of Minority Faculty Recruitment and Retention and Perceptions of the Campus Climate by Minority Faculty, 1994
Box-Folder 8.13: Study of Racial and Ethnic Relations in Portland (City Club of Portland), 1991-1992
Box-Folder 8.14: Undergraduate Admissions Criteria Issue Group Preliminary Report, 2002
Box-Folder 8.15: Working Together for the Future Towards Racial and Cultural Diversity at OSU, (Board of Visitors for Minority Affairs), 1987
Series 5: Curriculum Development and Instruction, 1991-2004
Series 5 documents Phyllis Lee’s participation in classroom instruction and proposals for the development of new academic programs and departments. This series contains correspondence, grant proposals, handouts, presentation notes, publications, and syllabi.
Sub-Series 1: Presentations to Classes, 1996-2004
Box-Folder 8.16: ALS 199 (Ethics, Culture and Influence: The Role of Media in America), 2001
Box-Folder 8.17: COMM (Media Subjects), 2000
Box-Folder 8.18: CSSA (College Student Services Admin.) Courses, 1997-2001
Box-Folder 8.19: ED 201 (Education Seminar Series), 2004
Box-Folder 8.20: ELI (English Language Institute) Culture Class, 1997
Box-Folder 8.21: H 434 (Health Care Law and Regulation), 1999
Box-Folder 8.22: H 537 (Management of Human Resources in Healthcare Orgs), 1997
Box-Folder 8.23: Linguistics 251 (Languages of Oregon), 2004
Box-Folder 8.24: LS 406 (Student Media Project), 2003
Box-Folder 8.25: LS 406 (Writing Grant Proposals), 1998
Box-Folder 8.26: Multicultural Health, 2004
Box-Folder 8.27: OSU Odyssey Courses, 1997-1999
Box-Folder 8.28: Social, Cultural, and Political Foundations of Education, 1996
Box-Folder 8.29: Women’s Studies 399, 2004
Sub-Series 2: Program Proposals, 1991-2001
Box-Folder 8.30: CAMP (College Assistant Migrant Program) Grant Proposal, 2000
Box-Folder 8.31-8.32: Ethnic Studies Department Proposal for Establishment, 1993-1994
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 8.33: Minority Scholars Network, 1991-1992
Box-Folder 8.34: Multicultural Scholars Program for Home Economics, 1994-1997
Box-Folder 8.35: Safe Haven Program for Survivors of Violence, 2001
Box-Folder 8.36: Wetland Exploration Team Project, 2000
Series 6: Scholarships, 1991-2002
Series 6 documents scholarship programs for ethnic and racial minorities offered by OSU, the Oregon University System, and private institutions. In addition to correspondence, there are also blank applications, flyers, meeting minutes, notes, reports, and statistical data in this series.
Box-Folder 8.37: Chinese American Citizens Alliance Scholarship, 1992
Box-Folder 8.38-8.40: Diversity Achievement Scholarship Program, 2001-2002
Extent: 3 folders

Box-Folder 8.41: General, 1993-2001
Box-Folder 8.42: Junior Year Minority Achievement Scholarship (JMAS) Program, 1996-1997
Box-Folder 8.43: Oregonian Publishing Company Scholarship Fund Advisory Committee, 1991-1992
Box-Folder 8.44: Proctor and Gamble Ethnic/Racial Diversity Minority Student Scholarship, 1992-1998
Box-Folder 8.45: Safeco Ethnic/Racial Diversity Minority Student Scholarship, 1993-1998
Box-Folder 8.46-8.47: Under-Represented Minority Achievement Scholarship Program, 1990-1998
Extent: 2 folders

Series 7: Presentations, 1991-2004
Series 7 pertains to presentations made by Lee for campus departments, student organizations, orientation of new faculty members, public schools, state agencies, companies, and new student orientation programs. Also documenting conference addresses and panelist participation at public forums, this series consists of correspondence, flyers, publications, and speech notes.
Box-Folder 9.1: Academic Advisors Workshop, 2003
Box-Folder 9.2: Advisors Brown Bag-Tips for Working Effectively with Diverse Students, 2002
Box-Folder 9.3: Albany General Hospital Home Care and Hospice, 1992
Box-Folder 9.4-9.5: American Council on Education Conferences, 1994-2001
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 9.6: American Friends Service Committee, 2001
Box-Folder 9.7: Asian American/Pacific Islander HIV Prevention, 2002-2003
Box-Folder 9.8: Asian Nights Celebration (OSU), 1993-1995
Box-Folder 9.9: Asian/Pacific American Welcome Reception, 2004
Box-Folder 9.10: Asian Youth Leadership Conference, 1997
Box-Folder 9.11: Associated Students of OSU (ASOSU) Retreats, 1992-1995
Box-Folder 9.12: Barometer Staff Diversity Training, 1995
Box-Folder 9.13: Barometer Training Workshop-Minorities and the Media, 2001
Box-Folder 9.14: Behavioral Interviewing Workshop: Search Committee for the Director of Community and Diversity, 2004
Box-Folder 9.15: Benton County Commission on Children and Families, 1999
Box-Folder 9.16: Cambodian/Laotian New Year Celebration, 1994
Box-Folder 9.17: Cambodian New Year Celebration, 1997
Box-Folder 9.18: Campus Tour Staff Training, 1994
Box-Folder 9.19: Career Information Days, 1993
Box-Folder 9.20: Coalition for Cross-Cultural Outreach Conferences, 2000-2001
Box-Folder 9.21: College Foundation Development Officers Meeting, 1996
Box-Folder 9.22: Conference and Event Coordinator Network-Cultural Awareness Training Session, 2003
Box-Folder 9.23: Corvallis High School-Multicultural Awareness Week, 1996
Box-Folder 9.24: Corvallis Police Department, 1999
Box-Folder 9.25: Crescent Valley High School, undated
Box-Folder 9.26: Cultural Center Staff Retreat Materials, 1996
Folder-Item 15.1: Cultural Center Staff Retreat Notes, 1996
Box-Folder 9.27: Cultural Diversity Institute-WICHE Program, 1996
Box-Folder 9.28: Dean’s Council (OSU), 1998
Box-Folder 9.29: Difficult Dialogues Series-Gender (OSU), 2001
Box-Folder 9.30: Discrimination and Hate Community Forum, 2002
Box-Folder 9.31: Emery Parish Exhibit-Public Forum Panel, 1993
Box-Folder 9.32: Ethical Issues in Academic Life Forum Panelist, 1999
Box-Folder 9.33: Florence (Oregon) Diversity Day, 1997
Box-Folder 9.34: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Resource Fair, 1994
Box-Folder 9.35: Golden Key Honorary Society Chapter Installation Keynote Address, 1998
Box-Folder 9.36: Government-to-Government Education Cluster Meeting, 1999
Box-Folder 9.37: Honors College Fall Forum, 1999
Box-Folder 9.38: Housing Coordinators Training, 1995
Box-Folder 9.39: InterACTION Project Staff, 1996
Box-Folder 9.40: International Refugee Center of Oregon (IRCO) Annual Conference, 2000
Box-Folder 9.41: Introduction of Graduate at the Class of 2004 Lavender Graduation, 2004
Box-Folder 9.42: Introductions of the Office of Multicultural Affairs to Campus, 1991-1992
Box-Folder 9.43: Ism: College Students-Diversity and Community Panel, 1995-1996
Box-Folder 9.44: Japanese Nights Celebrations, 1994-1996
Box-Folder 9.45: Kaiser Permanente Cultural Diversity Task Force, 1995
Box-Folder 9.46: Leslie Middle School (Salem) Bilingual Students, 1999-2000
Box-Folder 9.47-9.48: Linn-Benton Community College, 1997-2003
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 9.49: Los Angeles Police Trial Verdict Open Forum, 1993
Box-Folder 9.50: McNair Scholars Graduation Address, 2002
Box-Folder 9.51: Menucha IV Conference-Diversity as Opportunity in Workplaces, Communities, and Schools,, 1993
Box-Folder 9.52: Minority Business Students Association, 1999
Box-Folder 9.53: Mom’s Weekend-Cultural Diversity Breakfast, 1999
Box-Folder 9.54: NAACP-Corvallis Branch, 2001
Box-Folder 9.55: New Faculty (OSU) Orientations, 1993-1999
Box-Folder 9.56: New Student Orientation Programs, 1993-1994
Box-Folder 9.57: Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment Conference, 1998
Box-Folder 9.58: Northwest Women in Educational Administration Meeting, 1993
Box-Folder 9.59: Old Mill Center for Children and Families, 1994
Box-Folder 9.60: Oregon Commission on Asian Affairs, 1996
Box-Folder 9.61: Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 1992
Box-Folder 9.62: Oregon Bilingual Summer Institute, 1998
Box-Folder 9.63: Oregon Institute on Ethnic Diversity Seminar, 1994
Box-Folder 9.64: Oregon School Age Care Alliance Conference, 1993
Box-Folder 9.65: Oregon State Bar-Debtor/Creditor Section Annual Meeting, 2002
Box-Folder 9.66: Oregon Supreme Court Task Force on Racial/Ethnic Issues in the Judicial System-Ethnic Sensitivity Training, 1992
Box-Folder 9.67: OSU College of Ag. Sciences Ambassadors-Training Session, 1996
Box-Folder 9.68: OSU Conference and Event Coordinator Network, 2003
Box-Folder 9.69: OSU Mini College, 1995-1996
Box-Folder 9.70: OSU Office Personnel Association Luncheon, 1998
Box-Folder 9.71: OSU Pow Wow, 2001
Box-Folder 9.72: OSU Public Forum Panels-Is Affirmative Action Reverse Discrimination?, 2002-2003
Box-Folder 9.73: OSU Start Program Diversity Development Workshop, 1999
Box-Folder 9.74: OSU Woman of Achievement Award-Acceptance Speech, 1998
Box-Folder 9.75: Oregon Women in Higher Education Conference, 1999
Box-Folder 10.1: Pacific Association for Cooperative Education Conference-Keynote Speaker, 1995
Box-Folder 10.2: Pi Lambda Theta Honorary Society-Portland Chapter, 1993
Box-Folder 10.3: Professional Faculty Leadership Association (OSU)-Holiday Celebrations, 2003
Box-Folder 10.4: Public Hearing on Oregon State Senate Bills 338 and 339 (Multicultural Education Programs and Policies), 1997
Box-Folder 10.5: Race and Class Symposium in Portland, 1999
Box-Folder 10.6: Reader’s Theater-Climate for Faculty from Historically Underrepresented Groups, 2002
Box-Folder 10.7: Recreational Sports Dept. Staff Orientation, 1993
Box-Folder 10.8: Rotary Club-Corvallis, 1992
Box-Folder 10.9: Sackett Hall Dormitory Lecture on “Name-Calling, Labels, and Epithets”, 2001
Box-Folder 10.10: Salem-Keizer Public School District-Multicultural Conference, 1997
Box-Folder 10.11: SMILE Program Teacher Orientation, 1999
Box-Folder 10.12: State Management Association-Affirmative Action Forum, 1995
Box-Folder 10.13: Student Employee Supervisors, 1997
Box-Folder 10.14: Summer Orientation and Admission Program (SOAP), 1993-1996
Box-Folder 10.15: Teacher and Counselor Education Licensure Faculty Meeting-Racism Panel, 1996
Box-Folder 10.16: Title IX and Women of Color Panel, 1998
Box-Folder 10.17: Ukrainian Women’s Leadership Program, 2000
Box-Folder 10.18: Upward Bound, 1994
Box-Folder 10.19: Western Association of University Publications Managers Meeting, 1995
Box-Folder 10.20: Western Oregon University-Responding to Cultural Diversity Panel, 1997
Box-Folder 10.21: Women’s Leadership Conference Panelist, 2003
Series 8: Newspaper Clippings, 1992-2003
The clippings in Series 8 relate to the establishment of the office and Lee’s appointment as director, the Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program, the OSU Cultural Centers, incidents of racism and homophobia, and diversity education events on campus. The articles and editorials were clipped from the Daily Barometer, Corvallis Gazette-Times, and the Oregonian.
Box-Folder 10.22
Series 9: Notes, 1992-1996
Series 9 is made up of notes taken by Phyllis Lee recording various meetings and interviews with faculty of color on campus and OSU administrators.
Box-Folder 10.23
Series 10: Subject Files, 1991-2004
The subject files in Series 10 are comprised of materials originating from a variety of off-campus organizations and governmental agencies oriented toward human rights, racial advocacy, social services, and educational equity. Also documented in this series are conferences and workshops held at OSU and off-campus that were not organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Made up of correspondence, publications, reports, and notes, these files also explore minority student statistical profiles, Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day, state legislation, and other universities’ diversity plans.
Box-Folder 10.24: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 1994
Box-Folder 10.25: Asian American Baseline Essays, 1992-1993
Box-Folder 10.26: Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, 1998-2001
Box-Folder 10.27: Ayala Foundation for Educational Equity, 2001
Box-Folder 10.28: Benton Community Health Center, 2003
Box-Folder 10.29: Benton County Commission on Children and Families, 1996-2001
Box-Folder 10.30: Chaordic Organization, 1997
Sub-Series 1: Conferences, 1991-2001
Box-Folder 10.31: Agricultural Communications Department Retreat on Outreach to Hispanics (OSU), 1991
Box-Folder 10.32: American Missionaries and Social Change in China: An International Public Symposium, 1994
Box-Folder 10.33: Boundaries and Borderlands III: The Search for Recognition and Community in America, 1999
Box-Folder 10.34: Breaking Down Walls: Scholarship and Activism Among Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Friends, 1994
Box-Folder 10.35: Building Bridges: 5th Annual Multicultural Students Leadership Retreat, 1995
Box-Folder 10.36: Creative Ways of Finding and Keeping Faculty and Administrators of Color, 1994
Box-Folder 10.37: Environmental Justice: Burdens and Promise, 1995
Box-Folder 10.38: Improving Minority Adult Participation in Higher Education, 1992
Box-Folder 10.39: International Federation of Gender Education, 1996
Box-Folder 10.40: Japanese Americans and World War II: Lessons Past, Present, and Future-K-12 Educator’s Workshop (OSU), 1998
Box-Folder 10.41: Learning Technologies and Students of Color, 1997
Box-Folder 10.42: National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, 2001
Box-Folder 10.43: Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, 1992
Box-Folder 10.44: Open Mind (Association for the Achievement of Cultural Diversity in Higher Education), 1993
Box-Folder 10.45: OSU Diversity Summit, 2001
Box-Folder 10.46: Pacific Northwest Students of Color, 1994
Box-Folder 10.47: Retaining Adult Students in Higher Education (video-conference), 1992
Box-Folder 10.48: We Can Get Along: A Blueprint for a Campus Unity (video-conference), 1993
Box-Folder 10.49: Consortium for American Indian Graduate Education, 2002
Box-Folder 10.50: Corvallis Area Chamber of Commerce, 2000-2001
Box-Folder 10.51: Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Partnership Inc., 2001
Box-Folder 10.52: Diversity Related Activities and Historical Timeline at OSU, 1999-2000
Box-Folder 10.53: Inroads Inc., 1997
Box-Folder 10.54: Marketing and Publicity, 1999-2002
Box-Folder 10.55: Martin Luther King Jr. Citizen Memorial Award, 1998-1999
Box-Folder 10.56: Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day Initiative, 1998
Box-Folder 10.57: MECHA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan) Student Group, 1996
Box-Folder 10.58: Metropolitan Human Rights Commission (Portland), 1994
Box-Folder 10.59: Multicultural Literacy Center-Corvallis, 2001
Box-Folder 10.60: National Asian Pacific-American Legal Consortium, 1995
Box-Folder 10.61: Native American Collaborative Institute, undated
Box-Folder 10.62: Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs, 1993-1995
Box-Folder 10.63: Oregon Commission on Black Affairs, 1991-1994
Box-Folder 10.64: Oregon State Legislation: Senate Bill 103 (public school multicultural education policy), 1999
Box-Folder 10.65: Oregon State Police, 1994-2001
Box-Folder 10.66: OSU Cascades Branch-Bend, 2003
Box-Folder 10.67: Oregon Uniting, 1999-2000
Box-Folder 10.68: Oregon University System-Office of Multicultural Affairs, 1996-1999
Box-Folder 10.69: Other Universities Diversity Plans, 2000
Box-Folder 10.70: Pan Asian Community Alliance, 2001
Box-Folder 10.71: Portland State University Strategic Planning, 1991-1993
Box-Folder 10.72: President’s Board of Visitors for Minority Affairs, 1998
Box-Folder 10.73: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Scare-Discrimination Toward Asians, 2003
Box-Folder 10.74: Statistical Profiles of the Four Minority Groups-Campus Presence, 1996-1997
Box-Folder 10.75: Student Action with Farmworkers Summer Internship and Leadership Development Program, 1993
Box-Folder 10.76: Student and Staff Ethnicity Information, 2001-2003
Box-Folder 10.77: Third World/Minority Academics in Oregon Group, 1991
Box-Folder 10.78: Understanding Racism Foundation, 2004
Box-Folder 10.79: University of Oregon Office of Multicultural Review Committee, 2004
Series 11: Publications, 1992-2004
In addition to guides produced by the Office of Multicultural Affairs for advising Native American and other students of color, the publications in Series 11 include flyers for presentations and forums on multicultural issues and a handbook on child care published by the State of Oregon with editorial comments by Lee.
Box-Folder 10.80: Flyers for Presentations and Events, 1995
Box-Folder 10.81: Guides to Services, Programs, and Resources for American Indian and Alaskan Native Students, 1995
Box-Folder 10.82: Multicultural Resource Guides for Advising Students of Color, 1993-2004
Box-Folder 10.83: Oregon Child Care Basics II: Social and Emotional Health Handbook, 1992
Includes comments Lee made as a reviewer of the document.
Series 12: Student Papers, 2001
Series 12 consists of an an undergraduate honors thesis, Opening Minds and Opening Doors for Students of Color at OSU, detailing the organizational structure of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and its role in serving as a hub for diversity programs at the university.
Box-Folder 10.84
Series 13: Off-Campus Organizations and Committees, 1991-2004
Series 13 documents Lee’s involvement in non-OSU committees, professional associations, governmental bodies, and advisory councils. The organizations represented in this series are primarily state and regional entities oriented toward diversity and educational development. In addition to meeting minutes and correspondence, this series also contains reports, notes, newspaper clippings, and conference materials.
Box-Folder 11.1-11.6: American Association of University Administrators, 1994-2003
Extent: 6 folders

Box-Folder 11.7: Benton County Health Department Safety Net Committee, 2002-2003
Box-Folder 11.8: Benton County Needs Assessment Committee, 1999
Box-Folder 11.9: Building a Hate-Free Oregon Summit-Benton County/OSU Group, 1992-1993
Box-Folder 11.10: Center for Organizational Research and Development, 1992
Box-Folder 11.11-11.19: Community Alliance for Diversity, 1993-2003
Extent: 9 folders

Box-Folder 11.20: Corvallis Partnerships for Diversity, 2004
Box-Folder 11.21-12.3: Council on Diversity in Education, 1992-2001
Extent: 5 folders

Box-Folder 12.4: Ethnic Cultures Consortium of Oregon, 1991-1992
Box-Folder 12.5: HIV Prevention Outreach for Women in Benton County Community Advisory Panel, 1997-1999
Box-Folder 12.6-12.11: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges: Commission on Human Resources and Change, 1994-2003
Extent: 6 folders

Box-Folder 12.12: Oregon Coalition for Inclusive Campuses, 1998
Box-Folder 12.13: Oregon Commission on Asian Affairs-Corvallis Area Advisory Committee, 1995-1996
Box-Folder 12.14: Oregon Cultural Trust-Community Cultural Planning Steering Committee, 2002
Box-Folder 12.15: Oregon Health Policy Institute-Underserved Populations Policy Workgroup, 1993-1995
Box-Folder 12.16: Oregon State Bar-Affirmative Action Forum Group, 1995-1998
Box-Folder 12.17: Oregon University System Multicultural Issues Group, 2001
Box-Folder 12.18: Oregon University System Native American Policy Work Group, 2001
Box-Folder 12.19: Statewide Students of Color Task Force, 1997
Box-Folder 12.20-12.21: Steering Committee on Diversity in Oregon’s Educational Reform, 1992
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 12.22-12.23: Superintendent’s Advisory Committee on Ethnic Diversity, 1997-2000
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 12.24: Teacher Standards and Practices Commission-Redesign Committee, 1997
Box-Folder 12.25: Teacher Standards and Practices Commission-Supply and Demand Committee (State of Oregon), 1997-1998
Box-Folder 12.26: Thomason Auto Group-Community Advisory Committee, 2001-2002
Box-Folder 12.27: Western Governor’s University-Oregon Advisory Committee, 1996
Series 14: Harassment Incident Files, 1992-2002

Series 14 pertains to complaints of racial and ethnic harassment from students at OSU and local high schools that were received by Phyllis Lee. Documenting situations both on campus and off, this series includes correspondence, flyers, incident reports, newspaper clippings, notes, sketches, and a banner.

Access to materials in Series 14 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 13.1: RESTRICTED: Off-Campus, 1992-1998
Box-Folder 13.2: RESTRICTED: On-Campus, 1992-2002
Series 15: Photographs, 1991
The photographs (color prints and negatives) depict a performance of various international dances including the Chinese “dragon dance” in a grand opening ceremony commemorating the establishment of the Office of Multicultural Affairs in 1991.
Box-Folder 14.1

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