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Associated Women Students Handbooks, 1924-1963View associated digital content.

The Associated Women Students Handbooks (commonly known as the Coed Code) consist of guides for women students at Oregon State University regarding regulations and expectations.  The first handbook was published in 1924 for the 1924-1925 academic year.  The Coed Code ceased publication in 1963 with the 1963-1964 issue.  The Associated Women Students was established at Oregon State in 1924 with the purpose of furthering the educational, social, and cultural aims of women.  Most of the items in this collection are available online in Oregon Digital.
ID: PUB 010-23d
Extent: 0.35 cubic feet
Scope and Content Notes
Biographical / Historical Notes
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: Associated Women Students Handbooks (PUB 010-23d), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: These publications were acquired by the former University Archives in multiple transfers from the 1960s through 1990s.
Languages of Materials
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Container List

Series 1: Associated Women Students (AWS) Handbook and Coed Code, 1924-1963 Add to Shelf
Series 1 comprises the bulk of this collection and consists of handbooks for the 1924-1925 thru 1963-1964 academic years.  The AWS Handbook was not published for the 1931-1932 and 1933-1934 academic years.
Box-Folder 1.1: 1924-1929 Add to Shelf
Item 1: AWS Handbook for 1924-1925, 1924 Add to Shelf
Item 2: AWS Handbook for 1926-1927, 1926 Add to Shelf
Item 3: AWS Handbook for 1927-1928, 1927 Add to Shelf
Item 4: AWS Handbook for 1928-1929, 1928 Add to Shelf
Item 5: AWS Handbook for 1929-1930, 1929 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.2: 1930-1934 Add to Shelf
Item 1: AWS Handbook for 1930-1931, 1930 Add to Shelf
Item 2: AWS Handbook for 1932-1933, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 3: AWS Handbook for 1934-1935, 1934 Add to Shelf
2 copies
Box-Folder 1.3: 1935-1939 Add to Shelf
Item 1: From the Inside Looking Out, 1935 Add to Shelf
Handbook for 1935-1936.
Item 2: Pathways, 1936 Add to Shelf
Handbook for 1936-1937.
Item 3: Coed Code for 1937-1938, 1937 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Coed Code for 1938-1939, 1938 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Coed Code for 1939-1940, 1939 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.4: 1940-1950 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Coed Code for 1940-1941, 1940 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Coed Code for 1941-1942, 1941 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Coed Code for 1943-1944, 1943 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Coed Code for 1944-1945, 1944 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Coed Code for 1945-1946, 1945 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Coed Code for 1946-1947, 1946 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Coed Code for 1947-1948, 1947 Add to Shelf
Item 8: Coed Code for 1948-1949, 1948 Add to Shelf
Item 9: Coed Code for 1949-1950, 1949 Add to Shelf
Item 10: Thru the Years, 1950 Add to Shelf
This handbook, for the 1950-1951 academic year, is sub-titled the "Mid-Century Edition" and includes a brief history of the Associated Women Students.
Box-Folder 1.5: 1951-1959 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Coed Code for 1951-1952, 1951 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Coed Code for 1952-1953, 1952 Add to Shelf
2 copies
Item 3: Coed Code for 1953-1954, 1953 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Coed Code for 1954-1955, 1954 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Coed Code for 1955-1956, 1955 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Coed Code for 1956-1957, 1956 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Coed Code for 1957-1958, 1957 Add to Shelf
Item 8: Coed Code for 1958-1959, 1958 Add to Shelf
Item 9: Coed Code for 1959-1960, 1959 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.6: 1960-1963 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Coed Code for 1960-1961, 1960 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Coed Code for 1961-1962, 1961 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Coed Code for 1962-1963, 1962 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Coed Code for 1963-1964, 1963 Add to Shelf
Series 2: AWS and Administrative Regulations for Women, 1955-1963 Add to Shelf
Series 2 consists of annual brochures specifying the Associated Women Students and administrative regulations for women at Oregon State.  This series includes brochures for 1955-1957, 1959-1960, and 1963.  These regulations address closing, opening, and visitation in women's houses and residence halls; requirements regarding housing and conduct for women; and the role and responsibility of the AWS Board of Reference.  Specific rules for women's interactions with men, alcohol, serenades and the protocol for leaving campus or Corvallis for more than a day are also included.
Box-Folder 1.7 Add to Shelf
Series 3: Save Your Blushes, 1939-1946 Add to Shelf
Series 3 consists of two issues of Save Your Blushes, published in 1939 and 1946 by the Associated Women Students Etiquette Board.  These guides to campus etiquette include sections on table manners, chaperones, living with others, dating, use of slang, proper attire, and smoking.
Box-Folder 1.8 Add to Shelf
Series 4: From the Inside Looking Out, circa 1934 Add to Shelf
Series 4 consists of one undated item, From the Inside Looking Out, a booklet from the Rookess Counselors to incoming women students (rookesses).  Janet Fenner was chair of the Rookess Counselors in 1934-1935, suggesting this was published in 1934 for the 1934-1935 academic year.  The AWS Handbook for the following year (1935-1936) was titled, From the Inside Looking Out.
Box-Folder 1.9 Add to Shelf
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