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Co-Resident Women, Inc., Records, 1943-1985

Collection Overview

Title: Co-Resident Women, Inc., Records, 1943-1985

ID: RG 077

Primary Creator: Co-Resident Women, Incorporated

Extent: 0.45 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Organized into 5 series: 1. Minutes and reports, Board of Trustees; 2. Articles of Incorporation & Bylaws; 3. Deeds and abstracts; 4. Disbanding papers; 5. Historical information. Each series is arranged chronologically.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Co-Resident Women, Inc., Records document the administration, operation, and dissolution of this independent housing corporation founded in 1938 to provide female students at Oregon State University inexpensive cooperative housing.

Scope and Content Notes

Records reflect the operation and dissolution of Co-Resident Women, Inc. All records are in paper format; part of series 1 is also on microfilm.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Co-Resident Women, Inc., an independent housing corporation, was founded in 1938 to provide female students at OSU with inexpensive cooperative housing. In 1943, the organization was formally incorporated as a non-profit corporation. That year, the organization operated seven houses: Jameson House, The Pines, Hazelrae, Katherine Veatch Kottage, Heather House, Linden Hall, and Edith Pernot. Other houses that Co-Resident Women, Inc. operated included Winston House, and Heather Rae House.

Over time, rental agreements with the University were not renewed and other houses were sold when they could not be run efficiently. In 1985, faced with financial difficulties, the corporation deeded its remaining house, Anderson House, to the OSU Foundation and was dissolved.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 microfilm reel

Related Materials: Other materials pertaining to Co-Resident Women are in the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC) and the Azalea House Records (MSS Azalea).

Preferred Citation: Co-Resident Women, Inc., Records (RG 077), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Co-Resident Women, Incorporated

People, Places, and Topics

Co-Resident Women, Incorporated
Housing, Cooperative--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon State University--Student housing.
Student housing--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History

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