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Century Club Records, 1962-2005

Collection Overview

Title: Century Club Records, 1962-2005

ID: MSS CenturyClub

Primary Creator: Century Club (Corvallis, Or.)

Extent: 0.67 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized into three series: I. General Files; II. Historical Information; III. Brochures. Series I is arranged chronologically.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Century Club Records document the support (including financial) provided to Oregon State University by this Corvallis civic organization.

Scope and Content Notes

General files include meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence (administrative and requests for funds), financial reports, and rosters. Historical information includes an undated statement about the club by Edwin T. Reed and meeting excerpts regarding dues structure. A general OSU information brochure (funded by the club) and an OSU Bands brochure, both ca. 1968, are also included in the records. The bulk of the material dates from 1966-1975.

An addition to the Century Club Records (Accesion 2009:044) is made up of the slide presentation "Can't Do Without OSU." Produced by the club as a promotional tool for the university, the presentation includes a script, letter from club president Art Koski, and an order form. The presentation consists of 80 slides in total.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Century Club was founded in 1933 as a part of the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce in order to "support a strong OSU public relations program and to finance University projects for which no state funds are available." Projects funded have included special publications, OSU Band and Choralaires concerts off-campus, slide presentations, and aerial views of campus.

Administrative Information

Related Materials: More recent materials pertaining to the Century Club are available in the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC).

Preferred Citation: Century Club Records (MSS CenturyClub), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Century Club (Corvallis, Or.)

People, Places, and Topics

Century Club (Corvallis, Or.)
Corvallis Area Chamber of Commerce (Or.)
Reed, Edwin Thomas, 1872-1948
University History

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