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Avery Lodge Records, 1966-2014

Collection Overview

Title: Avery Lodge Records, 1966-2014

ID: MSS Avery

Primary Creator: Avery Lodge

Extent: 7.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Avery Lodge Records document the residents of Avery Lodge Cooperative House as well as many of the activities that the house sponsored. A cooperative house for men, Avery Lodge was open on the OSU campus from 1966-2014.

Scope and Content Notes

This collection consists of materials documenting the Avery Lodge cooperative house and is made up of cds, certificates, constitutions, correspondence, floppy diskettes, a guestbook, manuals, meeting minutes, member tracking cards, newsletters, photograph albums, photographs, a plaque, posters, printing stamps, scrapbooks, USB drives, and a VHS videotape. Scrapbooks and photograph albums constitute the bulk of the collection with the scrapbooks containing a combination of newspaper clippings, photographs, greeting cards, flyers, and invitations.

Numbering about 4895 images in total (2200 prints, 2600 negatives, and 95 slides), the photographs depict Avery Lodge residents in portrait/group shots and engaged in a variety of activities that include rafting trips, athletics, Halloween parties, Dad's/Mom's Weekend events, dances, and gatherings with other cooperative houses. The 3 floppy diskettes, 2 USB drives, and 1 cd contain born digital materials including photos, newsletters, member lists, and information for house maintenance/management. The videotape contains a slideshow of images reflecting the Inter-Cooperative Association during the 1999/2000 year.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Established as a men's cooperative house in 1966, Avery Lodge closed in 2014.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 6 archives boxes and 4 oversize boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials:

The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holds materials documenting several OSU cooperative houses including the Azalea House Records (MSS Azalea), the Campus Club Alumni Collection (MSS CampusClub), the Dixon Lodge Records (MSS Dixon), the Kupono Cooperative House Scrapbook (MSS Kupono), the Oxford House Records (MSS Oxford), and the Maple Manor Cooperative House Records (MSS MapleManor).

The University Housing and Dining Services Records (RG 145) reflect the administration of cooperative housing at OSU and contain scrapbooks assembled by residents of Heckart Lodge and Reed Lodge cooperative residences.

Preferred Citation: Avery Lodge Records (MSS Avery), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before January 7, 2016.


Avery Lodge

People, Places, and Topics

Avery Lodge
University History

Forms of Material

Born digital.

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