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College of Liberal Arts Records, 1945-2009

By Finding aid prepared by Lawrence A. Landis; updated by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: College of Liberal Arts Records, 1945-2009

Predominant Dates: 1960-2004

ID: RG 143

Primary Creator: Oregon State University. College of Liberal Arts

Extent: 2.9 cubic feet. More info below.


The records are arranged in 9 subgroups: 1. Dean's Office, 1952-1985; 2. American Studies Program, 1968-1979; 3. Economics Department, 1968-1984; 4. English Department, 1953-1965; 5. Sociology Department, 1976-2008; 6. History Department, 1983-2006; 7. Anthropology Department, 1969-2001; 8. Art Department, 1983-2006; and 9. Microfilmed Records, 1857-1968.

Subgroup 1 (Dean's Office) consists of 5 series: I. Correspondence, 1953-1971; II. Committee Records, 1952-1974; III. Board of Visitors, 1974; IV. Special Events, 1984-1994; and V. Student Credit Hour Reports, 1975-1988.

Subgroup 2 (American Studies Program) consists of one series: I. General Office Files, 1968-1979. Subgroup 3 (Economics Department) consists of one series: I. Research Reports, Papers, and Journal Articles, 1968-1984.

Subgroup 6 (History Department) consists of two series: I. Special Events, 1983-2006 and II. History 310 Student Papers, 2004.

Subgroup 9 (Microfilmed Records) consists of three series: I. Correspondence, 1957-1968; II. General File, 1958-1967; and III. Oregon State Penitentiary University, 1965-1967.

Subgroups 4-5 and 7-8 are not organized into series.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The College of Liberal Arts Records consist of records of the Dean's Office and of several departments in the college, including the Anthropology, Art, Economics, English, History, and Sociology Departments. The materials primarily document the liberal arts curriculum at Oregon State University, publications by faculty, and lectures and conferences sponsored by the College.

Scope and Content Notes

The College of Liberal Arts Records consist of records of the Dean's Office as well the records of several individual departments and academic programs in the College. The records primarily document the liberal arts curriculum at Oregon State University; publications by faculty; and conferences, lectures, and special events sponsored by the College.

Records of the American Studies Program and the Departments of Art, Anthopology, Economics, English, History, and Sociology are included in this collection.

Of special note in the Dean's Office records are reports from a 1974 Board of Visitors to the College; materials pertaining to the retirement celebration for Dean Bill Wilkins in 1994; and student credit hour reports for the late 1970s through 1980s.

The Economics Department records consist of publications by faculty and include multiple publications by Thomas D. Bible; Lafayette G. Harter, Jr.; B. Starr McMullen; R. Charles Vars, Jr.; and Murray Wolfson. Several of the publication pertain to the economics of forestry and wood products.

The English Department records include a text on report writing by J.F. Ligon and the proceedings of the Summer Conference on Science Writing.

In addition to department annual reports, the Sociology Department materials include a reading packet for a course on Gender and Sexuality in Popular Culture taught by Dwaine Plaza and Kathleen Stanley.

The History Department records include a substantive file documenting the visit of Paul C. Warnke to OSU in 1983 to deliver the Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace and papers written by students in History 310 pertaining to a variety of OSU-related topics using primary sources in the OSU Archives.

Of note in the Anthropology Department records are an historic register nomination for Waldo Hall prepared in 1996 and a report of an archeological excavation conducted in downtown Corvallis in 2001. The Art Department records include data summaries provided by the Higher Education Arts Data Services (HEADS) Project that provides detailed information on the arts in higher education. The data include enrollment, degrees offered, operational budgets, and faculty salaries.

The microfilmed records include correspondence and related materials documenting the Oregon State Penitentiary University which offered college-level courses to inmates at the Oregon State Penitentiary taught by OSU faculty.

An addition to the College of Liberal Arts Records (Accession 2011:057) consists of biographical files documenting five history faculty members that were compiled by Professor Emeritus Paul Farber as Chairman of the History Department and the General Science Department. Primarily made up of personnel documents, these files also contain correspondence, curricula vitae, newspaper clippings, and a photograph. The five faculty represented in these files are: Cairns Smith, Carolyn Iltis, George B. Carson, Willard Humphreys, and Berkeley Norborne.

The publications consist of Anthropology Department newsletters (Fragments) for 1981-2009 and associated correspondence.  The newsletters provide information on students and alumni, new faculty, and the research activities and publications of faculty and students.

Biographical / Historical Notes

At the time that it gained land grant status in 1868, Oregon State University (then Corvallis College) was a typical liberal arts college of the day. As the college's curriculum expanded into the sciences and technology in the early 20th century, the liberal arts were de-emphasized; they were grouped in to the Division of Service Departments. In 1919, the division was renamed the School of Basic Arts and Sciences. With the reorganization of Oregon's public higher education in 1932, the liberal arts at OSU were de-emphasized further. The ensuing Lower Division was limited to freshman and sophomore level courses.

After World War II, President A. L. Strand pushed to expand the liberal arts at the college. In 1959, divisional majors in humanities and social sciences were offered for the first time, and in 1961 the School of Humanities and Social Sciences was established. Various degree programs were developed in the 1960s. In 1973, the school became the College of Liberal Arts.

Gordon Gilkey served as the first Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, a position he held until his retirement in 1978; David J. King was Dean of the College from 1978 until 1982; Bill Wilkins served as Dean from 1982 until his retirement in 1994.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additions to the collection are expected.

More Extent Information: 216 photographs; 4 boxes, including 1 oversize box; 4 microfilm reels

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: Materials were transferred in numerous accessions from the 1960s through 2008.

Related Materials:

The College of Liberal Arts Photographs (P 186) and the College of Liberal Arts Videotapes (FV 186) provide visual documentation of the College's programs and activities. The OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC) includes files for the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the academic programs and departments that comprise the College.

The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings include separate collections for some College of Liberal Arts departments, including Ethnic Studies Department Records (RG 227), Journalism Department Records (RG 091), Music Department Records (RG 148), Political Science Department Records (RG 075), Speech Communication Department Records (RG 181), and the University Theatre Records (RG 180).

The Bill Wilkins Papers (MSS Wilkins) document his research, teaching, and administrative career at Oregon State University. The Special Collections and Archives Research Center collections include the papers of numerous faculty including the Charles W. Cormack Papers (MSS Cormack) (anthropology), John Leo Fairbanks Collection (MSS Fairbanks) and Marian Field Collection (MSS Field) (art); Ray S. Hewitt Collection (MSS Hewitt), Sigurd Peterson Collection (MSS PetersonS), and M. Ellwood Smith Papers (MSS SmithME) (English); John B. Horner Papers (MSS Horner), David B. King Papers (MSS KingD), Don E. McIlvenna Papers (MSS McIlvenna), and William G. Robbins Papers (MSS Robbins) (history); and religious studies professor Marcus J. Borg Papers (MSS Borg).

The Special Collections and Archives Research Center collections also include the Center for the Humanities Records (RG 221) and the Peter Copek Papers (MSS Copek), longtime Center director.

Preferred Citation: College of Liberal Arts Records (RG 143), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: Microfilm reel 4 for the Oregon State Penitentiary University was previously a separate collection (RG 137); it was transferred to the College of Liberal Arts Records in 1999.


Oregon State University. College of Liberal Arts
Gilkey, Gordon
Harter, Lafayette G.
Ligon, J. Frank (John Frank) (1917-)
McMullen, B. Starr (1951-)
Oregon State University. Department of Anthropology
Oregon State University. Department of Art
Oregon State University. Department of Economics
Oregon State University. Department of English
Oregon State University. Department of History
Oregon State University. Department of Sociology
Oregon State University. School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Summer Conference on Science Writing (1965 : Oregon State University)
Vars, R. Charles
Wolfson, Murray

People, Places, and Topics

Anthropology--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Art--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Economics--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
English language--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
History--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Humanities--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon State College--Curricula.
Oregon State Penitentiary
Oregon State University--Buildings
Oregon State University--Curricula.
Oregon State University. College of Liberal Arts
Social sciences--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Sociology--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History
Warnke, Paul C., 1920-
Wilkins, Billy Hughel, 1931-

Forms of Material

Film negatives.
Photographic prints.

Box and Folder Listing

Subgroup 1: Dean's Office, 1952-1994
The Dean's Office records document the curriculum and policies of the College, especially during the tenure of Dean Gordon Gilkey, as well as special events sponsored by the College.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1953-1971
Box-Folder 1.1
Item 1: Administration, Dean of, 1962-1969
Item 2: Army ROTC, 1969
Item 3: Budget, 1968
Item 4: College Bowl, 1962-1963
Item 5: Council on Curriculum & Academic Policy, 1963-1968
Box-Folder 1.2
Item 1: Development Office, 1966-1970
Item 2: Elementary Teacher Education, 1963-1969
Item 3: English Department, 1960-1962
Item 4: Environmental Health Sciences Center, 1968-1969
Box-Folder 1.3
Item 1: Facilities Planning and Use Committee, 1965-1969
Item 2: Faculty, 1967-1971
Item 3: Faculty, Dean of, 1963-1970
Item 4: Forest History Society, Inc., 1968-1969
Box-Folder 1.4
Item 1: Freshman Lectures, 1969
Item 2: Gifts, 1969
Item 3: Print Exhibitions, 1969
Item 4: Research, 1965
Item 5: Research, Dean of, 1966
Box-Folder 1.5
Item 1: Speech Department, 1966
Item 2: State Board of Higher Education, 1970-1971
Item 3: Students, Dean of, 1966-1970
Item 4: Television, 1953-1966
Box-Folder 1.6
Item 1: Travel, 1966
Item 2: University (OSU) Press, 1960-1961
Series 2: Committee Records, 1963-1974
Sub-Series 1: CLA Curriculum Committee, 1963-1973
Box-Folder 1.7: Minutes, 1967-1970
Box-Folder 1.8: Minutes, 1970-1973
Box-Folder 1.9: Memos and Correspondence, 1963-1965
Box-Folder 1.10: Memos and Correspondence, 1966-1969
Box-Folder 1.11: Memos and Correspondence, 1969-1972
Sub-Series 2: CLA Policy Committee, 1963-1974
Box-Folder 1.12: Minutes, 1963-1973
Box-Folder 1.13: Memos, Correspondence, Reports, and Miscellaneous, 1963-1974
Sub-Series 3: Liberal Arts Program Committee, 1963-1964
Box-Folder 1.14: Memos, Correspondence, Programs, Schedules, and Clippings, 1952-1965
Box-Folder 4.1: Liberal Arts Lectures Posters, 1963-1964
Box-Folder 1.15: Humanities and Social Sciences Policy Committee, 1968-1969
Minutes and memoranda.
Box-Folder 1.16: Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum Committee, 1967-1969
Minutes and memoranda.
Series 3: Board of Visitors, 1974
Box-Folder 1.17
Item 1: Report of the Board of Visitors to the College of Liberal Arts of Oregon State University, June 1974
Item 2: Clipping regarding report, June 26, 1974
Box-Folder 1.18: Departmental status reports, 1974
Liberal Studies, Anthropology, Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Art, Economics, English, and Geography.
Box-Folder 1.19: Departmental status reports, 1974
History, Journalism, Modern Languages, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Speech Communication.
Series 4: Special Events, 1984-1994
Sub-Series 1: Oregon Heritage Festival, 1984-1985
Box-Folder 1.20: Correspondence, 1984-1985
Box-Folder 4.2: Signed statement by Governor Visitor Atiyeh, 1985
Box-Folder 1.21-1.24: Retirement Events for Bill Wilkins, 1993-1994
These materials document an open house reception and dinner honoring the retirement of Bill Wilkins, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. The materials include correspondence, flyers, invitation lists, newspaper clippings, a newsletter, and photographs. The photographs include color and b/w prints, color negatives, and contact sheets (192 total images) and depict guests, speeches, and the table decorations at the reception and dinner.
Box-Folder 1.25: College of Liberal Arts Lecture Series, Spring 1999
Series 5: Student Credit Hour Reports, 1975-1988
Series 5 consists of student credit hour reports by department for the College of Liberal Arts for the 1975-1976 through 1987-1988 academic years. The reports provide student credit hour data for all College of Liberal Arts departments by level of course for individual terms. The series also includes summary reports and memoranda and other enrollment reports for the College of Liberal Arts.
Box-Folder 1.26: Student Credit Hour Reports, 1975-1981
Box-Folder 1.27: Student Cred Hour Reports, 1978
Box-Folder 1.28: Student Cred Hour Reports, 1981-1985
Box-Folder 1.29: Student Cred Hour Reports, 1985-1988
Subgroup 2: American Studies Program, 1968-1979
The American Studies Program records consist of programmatic correspondence and a 1979 five-year survey of the American Studies Program.
Series 1: General Office Files, 1968-1979
Box-Folder 2.1
Item 1: Five Year Survey, American Studies Program, 1974-1979
Item 2: Program Information, circa 1979
Item 3: American Studies Committee, 1968-1969
Item 4: Correspondence, 1969-1972
Item 5: Pacific Northwest American Studies Conference, April 1970
Item 6: American Studies Students, 1969-1970
Subgroup 3: Economics Department, 1968-1984
The Economics Department records consist of research reports, papers, and journal articles written by department faculty. Arranged in chronological order with undated at end.
Series 1: Research Reports, Papers, and Journal Articles, 1968-1984
Box-Folder 2.2
Item 1: A Mathematical Model of the Cold War, Murray Wolfson, 1968
Published in Peace Research Society Papers
Item 2: Teaching Economics by Means of Input-Output, Murray Wolfson, Aug. 1969
Item 3: Field Burning and Visibility Reduction in the Willamette Valley: A Pollution Production Function G.W. Sorenson and R.C. Vars, November 1970
Box-Folder 2.3
Item 1: The Payment of Interest on Money, Richard E. Towey, 1970
FDIC Research Division, Working Paper No. 70-11
Item 2: The Prohibition of Interest on Demand Deposits, Richard E. Towey, 1970
FDIC Research Division, Working Paper No. 70-12
Item 3: A Description and Analysis of Oregon's Fiscal System, R. Charles Vars Jr., Jan. 1971
Item 4: The Day Karl Marx Grew Up, Murray Wolfson, Fall 1971
Published in History of Political Economy
Box-Folder 2.4
Item 1: Property Taxation in Oregon, R. Charles Vars, Jr., April 1972
Item 2: Benefit-Cost Analysis and Welfare Function Derivation, R. Charles Vars, Jr., August 1972
Item 3: A Dynamic Model of Present World Conflict, Murray Wolfson, 1973
Item 4: The Benefits and Burdens of State-Local Government to Resident Pacific Northwest Families, 1970 C.S. Kang & R. Charles Vars, Jr., April 1973
Item 5: Money Creation and the Theory of Banking Firm, Richard E. Towey Journal of Finance, March 1974
Item 6: Some Statistical Evidence on Money and Inflation in Poland (abstract), John P. Farrell, June 1974
Item 7: An Assessment of the Impact of the Proposed International Wood Products Facility of Reedsport, Oregon -- A Report Presented to the Port of Umpqua Commission, James Christian, et. al., Feb. 6, 1975
Box-Folder 2.5
Item 1: The Forest Products Machinery Industry, Foreign Trade, and the Oregon Interest, John P. Farrell & Murray Wolfson, Summer 1975
Item 2: The Economic Impact of Hewlett-Packard as determined by an Econometric Model of Benton Co., Oregon, Charles T. Howard and Murray Wolfson, Sept. 1975
This report has been digitized and is available upon request.
Box-Folder 2.6
Item 1: The Consequences of Non-clearing Public Service Prices, R. Charles Vars, Jr., Nov. 1975
Item 2: Evaluation of Proposed Sewer Charges for Douglas County at Salmon Harbor, R. Charles Vars, Jr., Nov. 1975
Item 3: The Clatsop Plains Sewerage Study: Critical Comments, R. Charles Vars, Jr., ca. 1976
Item 4: The Formative Years in the Development of Marx's Thought, Murray Wolfson, 1976
Item 5: Public Service Employees: Recent History, Lafayette G. Harter, Jr., April 1977
Item 6: The Political-Economy of Macroeconomic Policy Making: A Look at the Committee on Ways and Means in the 94th Congress, B. Hughel Wilkins, June 1977
Item 7: The Demand for Recreational Boat Moorage (abstract), R. Charles Vars, Jr., 1978
Box-Folder 2.7
Item 1: The Empirical Content of the Labor Theory of Value: The Transformation Problem Once Again, Murray Wolfson, 1978
Item 2: An Application of Linear Methodology to Non-Linear Processes: Models of Learning, Thomas D. Bible, August 1978
Item 3: Are They Employees or Independent Contractors?, Lafayette G. Harter, Dec. 1978
Item 4: Forward- Looking Charges for Sewer and Water Services, R. Charles Vars. Jr., 1979
Item 5: Three Stages in Marx's Thought, Murray Wolfson, 1979
Item 6: A Documentation of the Labor Market, Training, and Apprenticeship Dimensions of a Woodsworking Training Program, Gary W. Sorenson, Paula Bible & John Garland, November 1979
Box-Folder 2.8
Item 1: Utilizing Innovative Methodology in Education: An Evaluation Procedure for Laboratory Development Amenable to Subsequent Lea Implementation, Thomas D. Bible, Summer 1979
Item 2: A Comparative Study of Local Government Productivity, Brian M. Soth, May 1980
Item 3: Attendance, Ticket Prices and Revenues of the OSU Intercollegiate Athletic Program, R. Charles Vars, Jr. Murray Wolfson, Sept. 1980
Box-Folder 2.9
Item 1: Information Problems in Land Use Planning and Natural Resource Management, R. Charles Vars, Jr., September 1980
Item 2: Optimal Harvest and Thinning Regimes for Stands Subject to Episodic Insect Damage, Thomas D. Bible, J. Douglas Brodie, Chiang Kao, Kurt Ritters, October 1980
Item 3: An Exploratory Specification of the Role of History in Economic Theory, Murray Wolf, 1981
Item 4: Evaluation of Project Impacts on Wildlife and Mitigation Planning, R. Charles Vars, Jr., DATE???
Item 5: Harvest Site Sequencing and Optimal Stopping Rules for Harvesting Multiple Sale Blocks over Time, Thomas D. Bible, April 1981
Box-Folder 2.10
Item 1: An Efficient Approach to the Solution of Large-Scale Forest Land-Use Planning Problems, Peter Berck, Thomas Bible, June 1981
Item 2: Efficiency, Distributive Equity and Revealed Preference: A Case Study, G.C. VanKooten, R. Charles Vars, Jr., July 1981
Item 3: Forest Protection R & D and Forest Planning, Thomas D. Bible, August 1981
Item 4: The Threatening Crisis in Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector, Lafayette G. Harter Jr.
Item 5: Status of the Oregon Boating Service Industry, Frederick J. Smith and R. Charles Vars, Jr., October 1981
Item 6: Effect of the Davis-Bacon Act on Construction Coast in Non-Metropolitan Areas of the United States, Martha Norby Fraundorf, John P. Farrell, Robert Mason, January 1982
Box-Folder 2.11
Item 1: A Tale of Two Woes: Economics and the Economy, Floyd B. McFarland, January 1982
Item 2: Harvest Site Sequencing and Optimal Stopping Roles for Harvesting Multiple Sale Blocks Over Time, Thomas D. Bible, November 1982
Item 3: An Investigation into the Relative Value of Alternative Douglas-Fir Tussock Moth Sampling Options, Thomas D. Bible, January 1982
Box-Folder 2.12
Item 1: Futures Markets and the Reservation Price of Stumpage, Peter Berck and Thomas Bible, May 1982
Item 2: A Mortgage Instrument to Counteract the Adverse Effects of Inflation on the Housing Market, Donald H. Farness, May 1982
Item 3: Air Service to Small Communities in the Pacific Northwest, B. Starr McMullen, July 1982
Item 4: Standing at the End of the Hiring Line: A Prognosis for Minority Employment in the U.S., Ze'ev B. Orzech, Summer 1982
Item 5: Solving and Interpreting Large-Scale Harvest Scheduling Problems by Duality and Decomposition, Peter Berck & Thomas Bible, August 1982
Item 6: An Investigation into the Relative Value of Alternative Douglas-Fir Tussock Moth Sampling Options, Thomas D. Bible, October 1982
Item 7: Program Notes To Accompany the History of Economic Thought, Susan Wolfson, Murray Wolfson, 1983
Box-Folder 2.13
Item 1: The Impact of Deregulation on Trunk Airline Risk, B.S. McMullen, 1983
Published in International Journal of Transport Economics.
Item 2: Are State and Local Governments Losing their Independence in the Conduct of Social Policy?, Donald H. Farness, 1983
Item 3: Otto Bauer's Scheme of Expanded Reproduction: An Early Harrodian Growth Model, Ze'ev B. Orzech, 1983
Item 4: Assessing the Expected Value of Forest Pest Management Policy, Thomas D. Bible, January 1983
Item 5: Capital, Labor, and Timber Demand in Pacific Northwest Sawnmills: A Count Analysis, Thomas D. Bible, January 1983
Item 6: Returns to Capital in Lumber Manufacturing Actual and Opportunity Cost Returns for an Oregon County, Thomas D. Bible, January 1983
Box-Folder 2.14
Item 1: Final Report on the Oregon Log Trucking and Forest Products Trucking Industries, B. Starr McMullen, February 1983
Item 2: An Economic Assessment of an Environmental Assessment, Thomas D. Bible, Ph.D., March 1983
Item 3: Unregulated Trucking: A Case Study of the Oregon Log Trucking Industry, B. Starr McMullen, July 1983
Item 4: The Impact of Deregulation on Trunk Airline Risk, B. Starr McMullen, August 1983
Item 5: Short Run Input Substitution in Natural Resource Dependent Regions: Empirical Results and Policy Implications, Thomas D. Bible, Sept. 1983
Item 6: Economic Concepts and Methods for Evaluating Insect and Disease Problems on Forest Land, Thomas D. Bible, September 1983
Box-Folder 2.15
Item 1: Airline Deregulation: Neoclassical theory as Public Policy, Bill Wilkins, December 1983
Item 2: Marxian Implications of the Harrod Growth Model, Martin Bronfenbrenner, Murray Wolfson, 1984
Item 3: Weaving A Tangled Web: The Transformation of Values into Prices, Murray Wolfson, 1984
Item 4: On Polish Disequilibria, John P. Farrell, January 1984
Item 5: Public Forest Management, Resource Ownership Rights and Social Welfare: Implications for Forest Herbicide Policy, Thomas D. Bible, February 1984
Item 6: On Measuring the Economic Benefits of an Airport, B. Starr McMullen, May 1984
Item 7: Prospective Materials Use and Product Quality Variation, R. Charles Vars. Jr., undated
Item 8: Efficiency of the Payments System and Bank Regulation, Richard E. Towey, undated
Box-Folder 2.16
Item 1: The Crisis in Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector, Lafayette G. Harter, Jr., undated
Item 2: Non-Renewal of Probationary Teachers Being Considered for Tenure, Lafayette G. Harter, Jr., undated
Item 3: Collective Bargaining in the Federal Government, L.G. Harter, Jr., undated
Item 4: Veblen and the Great Society, Charles B. Friday, undated
Item 5: Veblen on the Future of American Capitalism, Charles B. Friday, undated
Item 6: Forward-Looking Charges for Sewer and Water Services, R. Charles Vars, Jr., undated
Item 7: Organized Dentistry and The Pursuit of Entry Control, Kenneth C. Fraundorf, undated
Box-Folder 2.17
Item 1: Organized Dentistry and Competitive Restraints, 1840-1930, Kenneth C. Fraundorf, undated
Item 2: The Effect of the Davis-Bacon Act on Construction Costs in Non-Metropolitan Area of the United States, Martha Norby Fraundorf, John P. Farrell, and Robert Mason, undated
Box-Folder 2.18
Item 1: Simulating Information Value to Determine Optimal Sample Size and Policy Options for Forest Insect Outbreaks, Thomas D. Bible, undated
Item 2: Newtonian Ethics and Twentieth Century Social Crises, Bertrand Russell, undated
Item 3: The Ex Parte Arbitration Hearing, Lafayette G. Harter, Jr., undated
Item 4: Review of the Controversy over the Davis-Bacon Act, Lafayette G. Harter, Jr., undated
Subgroup 4: English Department, 1953-1965
The English Department records consist of a 1953 textbook, An Introduction to Report Writing, written by J.F. Ligon and published by the OSC Cooperative Association and the published proceedings of the Summer Conference on Science Writing, held at OSU in 1965. This conference was organized and sponsored by the English Department and the Summer Session, was offered to OSU staff in both the sciences and humanities, and focused on writing well for professional publication as well as communicating clearly in non-technical language with the public.
Extent: 2 folders

Series 1: English Department Records, 1953-1965
Box-Folder 2.19: "An Introduction to Report Writing," J. F. Ligon, 1953
Box-Folder 2.20: Proceedings of the Summer Conference on Science and Writing, 1965
Subgroup 5: Sociology Department, 1976-2008
The Sociology Department records consist of annual reports for 1977-1978 and 1988-1989 through 1992-1993, correspondence of the department chairman (1976-1986), and records regarding a cooperative agreement between OSU and Srinakharinwirot University in Thailand (1988-1989). The subgroup also includes a course reading packet for SOC 499/599, Gender and Sexuality in Popular Culture taught by Dwaine Plaza and Kathleen Stanley in June 2008. This includes a research study on college football by Plaza and Stanley using football team photographs.
Extent: 4 folders

Series 1: Sociology Department Records, 1976-2008
Box-Folder 3.1: Annual Reports, 1977-1993
Box-Folder 3.2: Chairman's Correspondence, 1976-1986
Box-Folder 3.3: Cooperative Agreement between OSU and Srinakharinwirot University, 1988-1989
Box-Folder 3.4: Sociology 499/599 Reading Kit, 2008
Subgroup 6: History Department, 1983-2006
The History Department records consist of announcements and materials documenting special events sponsored by the department and student papers written using primary sources in the OSU Archives.
Series 1: Special Events, 1983-2006
The Special Events records materials pertaining to the Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace, the Horning Lecture and Conference Series, the Holocaust Memorial Week, and other lectures.
Box-Folder 3.5: Announcements of Lectures, Conferences, and Commemorations, 1998-2006
Box-Folder 3.6: Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace (Paul C. Warnke), 1983
Series 2: History 310 Student Papers, 2004
Student papers written for the Spring 2004 Historian's Craft course (HST 310) that used primary sources in the OSU Archives. The papers address a variety of topics including the origins of the Daily Barometer campus newspaper, Title IX implementation and compliance at OSU, OSU during World War II, the 1937 water shortage in Corvallis, Native Americans at OSU, the changing face of home economics education at OSU; the development of the Oregon State curriculum in general the the history curriculum specificially; student life in the 1930s-1950s; Snell and Withycombe Halls; and the Nancy Wyckoff murder in 1972.
Box-Folder 3.7
Subgroup 7: Anthropology Department, 1969-2001
The Anthropology Department records consist of a proposal for development of an Anthropology Department at Oregon State University (circa 1969); a nomination of Waldo Hall to the National Register of Historic Places prepared in 1996; and a report of a 2001 archeological excavation at the site of the former Copeland Lumber building in downtown Corvallis. The Waldo Hall nomination was completed by two Anthropology Departmen graduate students in 1996 as part of a class project and was never submitted for review. It includes descriptions of history and construction of the building; photocopies of historic photographs from the OSU Archives; and 24 color and b/w photographs. The report of the excavation of the Copeland Lumber site (411 SW Second Street) was prepared for the Benton County Historical Society by Anthroplogy Department graduate student and project leader Kirsten Pourroy Hebert.
Series 1: Anthropology Department Records, 1969-2001
Box-Folder 3.8: Proposal for the Development of an Anthropology Department, circa 1969
Box-Folder 3.9: Copeland Project Progress Report, 2001
Box-Folder 3.10: Registration for National Register of Historic Places--Waldo Hall, 1996
Subgroup 8: Art Department, 1983-2006
The Art Department Records consist of data summaries of the Higher Education Arts Data Services Project for 1986-1987 through 1991-1992; information on course equivalencies for transfer (articulation agreements) between OSU and Art Departments at various Oregon community colleges for 1983-1990; and a brochure publicizing a series of three programs in March 2006 that highlighted performance art.
Series 1: Art Department, 1983-2006
Box-Folder 3.11: "Performance Art: A brief Analogy in Three Programs," Brochure
Box-Folder 3.12: Articulation Information, 1983-1990
Box-Folder 3.13: Higher Education Arts Data Services survey report, 1992
Box-Folder 3.14: Higher Education Arts Data Services survey report, 1992
Subgroup 9: Microfilmed Records, 1957-1968
The microfilmed records consist of correspondence and subject files pertaining primarily to curriculum, courses, and policies as well as materials documenting the Oregon State Penitentiary University program.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1957-1968
The bulk of the correspondence pertains to courses to be offered during summer session. In addition, the Series 1ncludes memoranda documenting the development of policies by the new School of Humanities and Social Sciences in the early 1960s and correspondence received from prospective students interested in pursuing degrees in the liberal arts at Oregon State University.
Sub-Series 1: Summer Session Correspondence, 1958-1966
Reel 1: 1958-1963
Reel 3: 1964-1966
Reel 2: Departmental Memos Correspondence Incoming Students A-M, 1963-1965
Series 2: General File, 1958-1967
Series 2 consists of correspondence, policies, and related materials pertaining to the academic programs in the humanities, social sciences, and liberal arts. Of special note are materials pertaining to the development of a progam in communication studies in the mid-1960s.
Reel-Folder 1.1: Policy letters, memos, and statements from Dean to Department Heads, 1965-1967
Reel-Folder 1.2: Graduate Council minutes, 1965-1966
Reel-Folder 1.3: Equipment Requests, 1958-1962
Reel-Folder 3.1: Accreditation, 1960-1961
Reel-Folder 3.2: Advanced Placement Program, 1963
Reel-Folder 3.3: Arts Festival, 1966
Reel-Folder 3.4: 1963
Reel-Folder 3.5: Beaver Open House, 1967
Reel-Folder 3.6: Beaver Open House, 1966
Reel-Folder 3.7: Beaver Preview, 1961-1964
Reel-Folder 3.8: Campus Planning Materials, 1963
Reel-Folder 3.9: Communications Studies, McKown Committee, 1965
Reel-Folder 3.10: Development Office, 1967
Series 3: Oregon State Penitentiary University, 1965-1967
Series 3 consists of general correspondence and related materials documenting college-level courses offered to inmates of the Oregon State Penitentiary by Oregon State University faculty, who donated their time during the 1966-1967 academic year. The records include newspaper and magazine articles and general information about the educational program at the Penitentiary. Information about the Upward Bound program in 1967-1968 and the Junior Class Book Drive in 1966-1967 is also included.
Reel 4

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