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Summer Session Records, 1913-2018View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1995-2015
The Summer Session Records document the operation and administration for courses and special programs and activities offered at Oregon State during the summer beginning in the 1910s. The records specifically pertain to academic courses and special programs and activities; enrollment and demographics for summer students; finances; and promotion and marketing. Summer courses were first offered at Oregon State in 1908.
ID: RG 270
Extent: 6.5 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.   Two folders in Series 7 may have information pertaining to specific students that is confidential.
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Preferred Citation: Summer Session Records (RG 270), Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The bulk of the materials in this collection were transferred to the Special Collections and Archives Research Center from the Summer Session Office in 2016 thru 2020; other materials were received by the former University Archives in multiple accessions between the 1970s and 2004.
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Series 1: Summer Session Catalogs, 1913-2013 Add to Shelf
Series 1 consists of the official course catalog for Summer Session and includes course descriptions; a schedule of classes; information about special summer programs; and lists of faculty as well as visiting staff and faculty.  The 1922 catalog is a photocopy; the series does not include catalogs for 1920 and 1921.  Beginning in the 2000s, these catalogs include limited (or no) course descriptions.  The 2005 and 2006 catalogs are exclusively class schedules and the 2007 issue is a course listing.  A summer planning guide was published beginning in 2007 as course information was available online.
Box-Folder 1.1: 1913-1919 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.2: 1922-1924 Add to Shelf
The 1922 issue is a photocopy.
Box-Folder 1.3: 1925-1929 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.4: 1930-1934 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.5: 1935-1939 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.6: 1940-1944 Add to Shelf
Includes wartime courses offerings during 1943 and 1944.
Box-Folder 2.1: 1945-1949 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.2: 1950-1954 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.3: 1955-1959 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.4: 1960-1964 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.5: 1965-1969 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.1: 1970-1974 Add to Shelf
The 1974 catalog includes poems and art by Oregon State faculty.
Box-Folder 3.2: 1975-1979 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.3: 1980 and 1982-1984 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.8: 1981 Add to Shelf
The 1981 catalog was published in tabloid-size newspaper format.
Box-Folder 4.1: 1985-1989 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.2: 1990-1994 Add to Shelf
The 1993 catalog commemorated the 125th anniversary of Oregon State University.
Box-Folder 4.3: 1995-1999 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.1: 2000-2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.2: 2005-2007 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.9: 2007-2011 Add to Shelf
These catalogs are identified as summer planning guides that include a course listing, a schedule of the sessions of summer term, and general information about registration.
Box-Folder 5.3: Planning Guides, 2012-2013 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Reports and Surveys, 1934-2018 Add to Shelf
Series 2 consists of statistical reports of enrollment, survey reports, and other enrollment data.  Reports on promotional activities are also included.  Surveys conducted in the late 1960s and early 1970s captured data on age, marital status, gender, academic program, and academic year for students enrolled in summer session as well as their reasons for attending summer session.  "Pulls" include weekly enrollment data (by headcount and credit hours) for the 2003-2018 summer sessions.
Box-Folder 6.01: Statistical and Promotion Reports, 1934-1939 Add to Shelf
Includes details of promotional activities such as distribution of posters and pamphlets, radio spots, and advertising as well as enrollment statistics.
Box-Folder 6.02: Statistical Reports, 1940-1944 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.03: Statistical Reports, 1945-1949 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.04: Statistical Reports and Surveys, 1966-1971 Add to Shelf
Includes report of 1966 and 1971 surveys of summer session students which gathered data on age, marital status, gender, academic program, class year, and reason for summer session enrollment for comparison between the two survey years and with fall term enrollment demographics.
Box-Folder 6.05: Statistical Reports and Surveys, 1972-1977 Add to Shelf
Includes 1972 report to the Faculty Senate on Summer Session and reports of summer student surveys conducted in 1973 and 1974.
Box-Folder 9.1: Registration Reports, 1980 Add to Shelf
Weekly registration reports for the 1980 summer session with breakdowns by gender, class year, and major.
Box-Folder 6.06: Statistical Reports, 2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.07: Pulls, 2003 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.08: Pulls, 2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.09: Pulls, 2005 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.10: Pulls, 2006 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.11: Pulls, 2007 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.12: Pulls, 2009 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.13: Pulls, 2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.14: Pulls, 2011 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.15: Pulls, 2012 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.16: Pulls, 2013 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.17: Pulls, 2014 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 11.1 - 11.2: Pulls, 2015 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 11.3 - 11.4: Pulls, 2016 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 11.5 - 11.6: Pulls, 2017 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 11.7 - 11.8: Pulls, 2018 Add to Shelf
Series 3: Financial, 1986-2013 Add to Shelf
Series 3 documents the financial operation of Summer Session, especially during the 1990s and 2000s.  The records detail  funds distributed to OSU academic colleges based on enrollment and other factors; arbitration of a dispute between the Coalition of Graduate Employees and the university regarding summer session fees for graduate assistants; and  funding provided to support programs such as intramural sports, theater, and the Writing Desk.  The series also includes Summer Session fee books.
Box-Folder 7.01: Revenue Distributions, 1996-2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.02: Revenue Distributions (1/2), 2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.03: Revenue Distributions (2/2), 2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.04: Revenue Distributions (1/4), 2003 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.05: Revenue Distributions (2/4), 2003 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.06: Revenue Distributions (3/4), 2003 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.07: Revenue Distributions (4/4), 2003 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.08: Revenue Distributions (1/2), 2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.09: Revenue Distributions (2/2), 2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.10: Revenue Distributions (1/4), 2005 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.11: Revenue Distributions (2/4), 2005 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.12: Revenue Distributions (3/4), 2005 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.13: Revenue Distributions (4/4), 2005 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.14: Revenue Distributions (1/2), 2006 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.15: Revenue Distributions (2/2), 2006 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.16: Revenue Distributions (1/2), 2007 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 7.17: Revenue Distributions (2/2), 2007 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.01: Revenue Distributions (1/2), 2008 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.02: Revenue Distributions (2/2), 2008 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.03: Revenue Distributions, 2009 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.04: Revenue Distributions, 2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.05: Revenue Distributions, 2011 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.06: Revenue Distributions, 2012 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.07: Revenue Distributions, 2013 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.08: Fees, 1986-2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.09: Fee Book, 2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.10: Fees, 2005 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.11: Fee Book, 2006 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.12: Fee Book, 2007 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.13: Fee Book, 2009 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.14: Arbitration of Graduate Student Fee (1/2), 2009 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.15: Arbitration of Graduate Student Fee (2/2), 2009 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.16: Supported Programs, 1999-2006 Add to Shelf
Requests for and distributions of funds from Summer Session income to academic support and other campus units and programs including intramural sports, University Theater, the Writing Center, Career Services, Services for Students with Disabilities, and central computing.
Box-Folder 8.17: Fee Grievances, 1995-2009 Add to Shelf
Series 4: Promotional Materials, 1916-2015 Add to Shelf
Series 4 contains brochures, pamphlets, posters, preliminary announcements, and advance schedules promoting summer session courses, special events, tours, and programs.  Compilations of marketing materials created for the 2010-2015 summer sessions are part of this series, including submissions to the Western Association of Summer Session Administrators. Of special note are selected issues of the Summer Session News as well as materials promoting non-traditional summer programs for high school students, study abroad, or programs away from the Corvallis campus.
Box-Folder 9.2: Summer Session News, 1916-1952 Add to Shelf
Selected issues of the Summer Session News which was published several times during each summer session and weekly during some years.  This was considered the "official newspaper" of the Oregon State Summer Session and was edited and produced by industrial journalism students.  This 4- to 6-page newspaper includes news about campus events and facilities, articles about guest faculty, and announcements of special events and trips.  A full run of the Summer Session News is available in the History of OSU Collection (LH1 078).  The Summer Session News was published through 1964; in 1965 the publication merged with the Daily Barometer, which published issues during summer session.
Box-Folder 8.18: Preliminary Announcements, 1935-1939 Add to Shelf
Announcements for 1935 and 1939.
Box-Folder 8.19: Advance Schedules, 1958-1974 Add to Shelf
Advance Schedules for 1958, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974
Box-Folder 8.20: Advance Schedules, 1975-1989 Add to Shelf
Advance Schedules for 1975, 1977, 1979, and 1989
Box-Folder 8.21: Advance Schedules, 1991-1997 Add to Shelf
Advance Schedules for 1991, 1992, 1995, and 1997
Box-Folder 9.3: Advance Schedules, 1980-1999 Add to Shelf
Includes advance schedules for 1980, 1982 and 1999.
Box-Folder 8.22: In-State Trips, 1986 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.23: Brochures and Flyers, 1995-1999 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.24: Brochures and Flyers, 2000-2009 Add to Shelf
Brochures and flyers for 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2009, including online courses
Box-Folder 9.4: Advance Schedules, 2002-2006 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.5: Distance and Continuing Education Programs, 1999-2001 Add to Shelf
Summer term schedules; summer term was administratively part of Distance and Continuing Education at this time.
Box-Folder 9.6: High School Open Studies, 2002 Add to Shelf
Summer 2002 course schedule; this program offered opportunity for high school students to enroll in regular Oregon State credit courses without being formally admitted to the university.
Box-Folder 8.25: Wallowa Resources Field Program, 2006, 2008, 2009 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.26: American Universities International Programs, 2006 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.27: Marine and Environmental Studies, 2006-2007 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.28: Portland Area Classes, 2006-2007 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 8.29: Pamphlets, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 9.7: Posters, 1987-2009 Add to Shelf
Most of the posters are for 2002-2009 summer terms; posters for 1987 and 1999 are also included.  Includes posters for Marine Science and Environmental Studies on the Oregon Coast (Hatfield Marine Science Center), Wallowa Resources Field Program, and fieldwork in Antarctica.
Box-Folder 10.01: Advertisements, 2008 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.02: Flat Benny Photo Contest, 2009 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.03: Marketing Materials, 2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.04: Marketing Materials, 2011 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.05: Marketing Materials, 2012 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.06: Marketing Materials, 2013 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.07: Marketing Materials, 2014 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.08: Western Association of Summer Session Administrators - 2014 Marketing Submissions, 2014 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.09: Marketing Materials, 2015 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.10: Model Releases, 2015 Add to Shelf
Series 5: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1952-2018 Add to Shelf
Series 5 consists predominantly of program and special event files -- primarily the Natural Resources Leadership Academy which offered continuing education opportunities for natural resource professionals and academic opportunities for Oregon State students; the Advisor's Luncheons to promote summer session programs to student advisors; and the long-running and popular Noon Concerts on the Memorial Union brick mall.  Programming responsibility for the concerts transitioned to the Memorial Union Program Council in 2013; the 2014 series was cancelled.    The series also includes limited correspondence to and from directors of Summer Session Franklin Zeran and D.S. Fullerton; manuals providing detailed instructions for preparation of summer term catalogs; and documentation of the Individualized Directed Learning program which provided the opportunity for students to complete coursework while away from campus during the summer through a combination of independent study and reading-and-conference instruction.
Box-Folder 10.11: Dean Zeran Correspondence, 1952 Add to Shelf
Correspondence received by Dean Zeran regarding instructors, scheduling, and enrollment matters for the 1952 summer session.
Box-Folder 10.12: Manuals, 1977-1980 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.13: Individualized Directed Learning, 1985-1986 Add to Shelf
Enrollment numbers and summaries of the program.
Box-Folder 10.14: D.S. Fullerton Correspondence, 1988 Add to Shelf
Memo from Fullerton that accompanied campus distribution of the 1988 Summer Session Catalog.
Box-Folder 10.15: Dean McCaughan Correspondence, 2004 Add to Shelf
E-mail announcement that Summer Session was becoming a unit of Extended Campus in 2004.
Box-Folder 10.16 - 10.20: Natural Resources Leadership Academy (NRLA), 2013-2017 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.21: Advisor's Luncheon, 2011-2014 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.22: Advisor's Luncheon, 2015-2018 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.23: Advisor's Breakfast, 2018 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.24: Noon Concerts, 1994-1998 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.25: Noon Concerts and Film Series, 1999 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.26: Noon Concerts, 2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.27: Noon Concerts, 2002-2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.28: Noon Concerts, 2005-2006 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.29: Noon Concerts, 2007-2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.30: Noon Concerts, 2011-2014 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.31: Summer Fun Fest, 2014 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.32: "Pop Up" Events, 2016 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 10.33: Warm Up to Summer, 2015-2017 Add to Shelf
Series 6: Summer Term Office Photographs, 1968-1974 Add to Shelf
Series 6 consists of photographic prints and negatives assembled by the Summer Term Office in the 1960s-1970s for promotional purposes.  Most of the images are b/w portrait photographs of visiting faculty.  Images of musicians, musical groups, and visiting lecturers are also included.  Most of the images are undated, but were likely transferred to the University Archives in the 1970s.  Several promotional photographs of students on the Oregon State campus in spring or summer are also part of the series.  The series includes 69 photographic prints and 7 4x5 copy negatives.  These photographs were originally described as the Summer Term Office Photographs (P 165) and assigned item numbers beginning with "P165:".  Those item numbers were retained when the photographs were transferred to this collection.
Box-Folder 10.34: Prints and Negatives Add to Shelf
Item P165:01: Mildred Andrews Add to Shelf
2 prints and 1 negative
Item P165:02: Germaine Bree Add to Shelf
Item P165:03: Harry Broquist Add to Shelf
Item P165:04: Angus Campbell, 1974 Add to Shelf
2 prints
Item P165:05: Robert Colembiewski Add to Shelf
Item P165:06: Arthur W. Combs Add to Shelf
Item P165:07: Richard N. Farmer Add to Shelf
Item P165:08: Jack Frymier Add to Shelf
2 prints
Item P165:09: James Gillett Add to Shelf
Item P165:10: David Gray Add to Shelf
Item P165:11: James A. Hazlett Add to Shelf
2 prints
Item P165:12: Milton J. Huber Add to Shelf
2 prints
Item P165:13: Laura J. Huelster Add to Shelf
2 prints
Item P165:14: Abraham Kaplan Add to Shelf
2 prints
Item P165:15: Fred Kasch Add to Shelf
2 prints
Item P165:16: Michael Kasha Add to Shelf
2 prints; Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Institute of Molecular Biophysics at Florida State University.
Item P165:17: Re Koster, 1968 Add to Shelf
2 prints and 1 negative
Item P165:18: Walter Loban Add to Shelf
2 prints and 1 negative
Item P165:19: Dorothy Lyle Add to Shelf
2 prints and 1 negative
Item P165:20: D'Arcy McNeckle Add to Shelf
2 prints
Item P165:21: James G. March Add to Shelf
Item P165:22: Jerome Moss Add to Shelf
2 prints
Item P165:23: Clark Moustakas Add to Shelf
Item P165:24: Mary Ellen Rudin Add to Shelf
Item P165:25 - P165:26: Milton R.J. Salton, 1973 Add to Shelf
3 prints, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Microbiology
Item P165:27: Ole Sand Add to Shelf
2 prints and 1 negative
Item P165:28: Ernst Scheyer Add to Shelf
2 prints
Item P165:29: Joanne Simpson Add to Shelf
2 prints and 1 negative
Item P165:30: D. Hutton Slade Add to Shelf
2 prints and 1 negative
Item P165:31: Victor Steinhardt Add to Shelf
Item P165:32: Martene Thal Add to Shelf
Item P165:33: Brit H. Fuglevaag Warsinki Add to Shelf
Item P165:34: James S. Williams Add to Shelf
2 prints; Distinguished Visiting Professor.
Item P165:35 - P165:36: Donna Eiseman Add to Shelf
2 prints
Item P165:37: Don Kinch and the Conductors Add to Shelf
"Dixieland Jazz on Campus"
Item P165:38: Philadelphia String Quartet Add to Shelf
2 prints
Item P165:39: Barre Toelkeon Add to Shelf
Item P165:40: Kronos String Quartet Add to Shelf
Item P165:41 - P165:44: Students on campus in spring or summer Add to Shelf
4 prints; promotional photographs of students on campus.
Item P165:45 - P165:46: W.C. Fields Add to Shelf
2 prints
Item P165:47: Mae West Add to Shelf
Series 7: Microfilmed Records, 1964-1975 Add to Shelf
Series 7 consists of general files created and assembled by the Summer Term Office during the tenure of Robert L. Phillips as Director.    The files were microfilmed by the former University Archives in 1977.    The files document the activities and functions of the Office -- especially interactions with other Oregon State administrative units regarding the services provided by those units during summer term and with academic units pertaining to courses.  The series includes correspondence, reports, and statistical data.  Two folders (1.05 and 1.22) consist of correspondence with and/or pertaining to specific students and may include confidential information.
Reel-Folder 1.01: Administration, 1966-1973 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.02: Billboard, 1968 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.03: Catalog, 1973 Add to Shelf
This folder consists predominantly of poems submitted to the Summer Term Office to be considered for publication in the 1974 Summer Session Catalog.  Several poems written by Oregon State faculty Roger Weaver and Richard Dankleff are included. Poems and art by Oregon State faculty were published in the 1974 catalog.
Reel-Folder 1.04: Center for Economics Education, 1973 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.05: Complaints, 1964-1965 Add to Shelf
This folder may include confidential information pertaining to a specific student.
Reel-Folder 1.06: Computer Center, 1966-1968 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.07: Counseling Center, 1968-1974 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.08: Data, 1972 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.09: Distinguished Visitors Program, 1971-1974 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.10: Fees, 1967 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.11: Graduate School, 1965-1973 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.12: Health and Physical Education, 1965-1973 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.13: Home Economics, 1966-1972 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.14: IRAM (Instructional Resources and Materials) Center, 1966-1972 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.15: Journalism, 1969-1973 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.16: Music, 1970-1972 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.17: Outdoor Education, 1967 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.18: Panshin, Daniel, 1967 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.19: Promotions, 1969-1976 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.20: Selective Service, 1966-1967 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.21: Speech Communications, 1969-1973 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.22: Student Correspondence, 1971-1972 Add to Shelf
This folder may include confidential information pertaining to a specific student.
Reel-Folder 1.23: Student Services, 1965-1973 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.24: Summer Session Procedures, 1968-1975 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.25: Summer Session Questionnaires, 1969-1972 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.26: Trips and Tours, 1968 Add to Shelf
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