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College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Records, 1985-2006

By Adriane Burk and Natalia Fernández

Collection Overview

Title: College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Records, 1985-2006

ID: RG 320

Primary Creator: Educational Opportunities Program (Oregon State University)

Extent: 1.0 cubic foot box. More info below.

Arrangement: This collection is organized into 7 Series. Series 1: Administration, 1985-1998; Series 2: Admissions and Recruitment, 1989-1998; Series 3: Celebrations and Events, 1990-1994; Series 4: Committee Work, 1990-1994; Series 5: Materials Referenced, 1989-1994; Series 6: Photographic Materials, 1988-2006; Series 7: Promotional Items, Undated.

Languages of Materials: English [eng], Spanish;Castilian [spa]


The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Records document the activity and outreach of the Oregon State University CAMP office as well as its resources from the late 1980s to the late 1990s. CAMP is a federally funded program operating out of the OSU Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) to support first-year students from migratory and seasonal work backgrounds.

Scope and Content Notes

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Records include textual documents, two photo albums, and promotional items documenting the program’s activities to further its goal to provide academic and personal support for students from migrant and seasonal worker backgrounds. This collection includes content highlighting CAMP's administrative activities, admission and recruitment resources, celebration and event organizing, staff member’s committee work outside of the program, materials used by the program as reference, two photo albums depicting at least five years of events and students who participated in the program, and three promotional items.

Administrative records include documents showing program structure and information, correspondence, financial aid coordination, statistics on program performance, and student evaluations of the program. Recruiting and admissions materials include correspondence with students and schools, program outreach materials, program visits to high schools, visits to the High School Equivalency Programs at neighboring institutions, and lists of admitted students. Some of the celebration and event planning documents depict the Mini CAMP summer orientation for prospective students as well as the internships that the event provided, student and staff recognition awards, and an end-of-year celebration. Also included are examples of smaller presentations, dance classes, and career fairs. The collection also showcases the work CAMP staff engaged in, including contact with the United Campus Ministry, a talk at the Willamette Criminal Justice Counsel, attendance at the OSU Faculty Award Committee, leadership positions within the Hispanic Student Union, and work on the Total Quality Management and Child Care Committees. Materials sourced from outside of CAMP, but that were used in the office, include articles and community resources regarding essential needs and scholarships.

The digital photographs and two photo albums depict many trips and events that are not represented within the rest of the collection. While summer orientation and recognition awards are present, there are also beach trips, dances, sports teams, and general student life shown. Finally, there are three items with the CAMP program name used as a form of promotion.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a federally funded program through the United States Department of Education’s Office of Migrant Education. In 1967, Educational Systems Corporation, a private educational research company, developed the original CAMP concept for the Office of Economic Opportunity, which was created as part of the Johnson Administration's War on Poverty. In 1972, CAMP became funded through the Department of Labor, and in 1980, CAMP was transferred to the newly created US Department of Education. By 1982 there were 6 CAMP projects: two in Texas, two in California, one in Washington, and one in Oregon.

Since the 1980s, at Oregon State University, CAMP operates within the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) which provides support to students who have traditionally been denied equal educational opportunities. However, there was a break in CAMP services being at OSU. In the early years, CAMP was funded for only 1 year and the program had to compete for funding on a yearly basis. Then, it was funded for 3 years, and as of 2023, for 5 years. The break in services occured sometime in the late 1990s. In 2004, CAMP began anew and as of 2023, OSU CAMP remains active.

CAMP specifically works to provide support and educational services to students from migrant or seasonal worker backgrounds during their first year of college. CAMP provides academic tutoring and advising, personal counseling, social and cultural activities, job search support, stipends and supplemental financial aid, health services, and internship opportunities as well as connecting students to any other support needed within the University and their community.

Author: Adriane Burk

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 cubic foot box, 527 prints, 288 digital files, 253.55 MB

Statement on Access: This collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: These records were originally part of the Educational Opportunities Program Records (RG 230). They were separated in 2023 to form their own collection.

Related Materials: This collection is a component of the Oregon Multicultural Archives, which documents the lives and activities of African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American communities of Oregon. For collections related to the Latino/a experience in Oregon, see the Latino/a People and Culture page of the OMA website. For collections that include CAMP specific materials see: Margaret Wynne Fox Photograph Collection, circa 1985-2005, Office of Multicultural Affairs Records (RG 225), and Research Accounting Office Records (RG 026). For collections with information related to CAMP see the Oregon Multicultural Communities Research Collection, the Ethnic Studies Department Records (RG 227), and the Educational Opportunities Program Records (RG 230).

Preferred Citation: College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP) Records (RG 320), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Educational Opportunities Program (Oregon State University)

People, Places, and Topics

College Assistance Migrant Program (Oregon State University)
Educational Opportunities Program (Oregon State University)
Hispanic American college students--Oregon.
Migrant agricultural laborers--Education--Oregon.
Minority college students--Recruiting--Oregon.
Minority college students.
Oregon Multicultural Archives

Forms of Material

Photograph albums.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Administration, 1985-1998
Series 1 includes information on the structure of CAMP within the OSU Educational Opportunities Program (EOP), contact lists and correspondence, student financial support, program funding, program evaluations, and program updates via newsletters and mail. Also included is day-to-day information such as phone logs, student worker lists, and commonly used forms. These forms include student requests for support, tutor assignments, and university driver authorization.
Box-Folder 1.1: CAMP and EOP Program Components, Undated
Box-Folder 1.2: Contacts, 1993
Box-Folder 1.3: Correspondence, 1985-1998
Box-Folder 1.4: Counselor Reports, 1993
Box-Folder 1.5: Financial Aid Proposals and Awards, 1988-1998
Box-Folder 1.6: Forms, 1993
Box-Folder 1.7: Office Phone Logs, 1988
Box-Folder 1.8: Program Funding, 1995-1996
Box-Folder 1.9: Program Newsletter, 1991
Box-Folder 1.10: Program Updates, 1994
Box-Folder 1.11: Statistics, 1988
Box-Folder 1.12: Student Program Evaluations, 1998
Box-Folder 1.13: Student Workers List, Undated
Series 2: Admissions and Recruitment, 1989-1998
Series 2 contains resources used to further recruitment into CAMP, as well as any materials related to admissions into the program. Recruitment materials include outreach visits to high schools, materials such as brochures and information packets, referrals, and information on the High School Equivalency Program (HEP). HEP is a program that helps students from a migratory worker background obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma, and was used as a source for prospective students. Admissions materials include correspondence involving the status of applications, copies of blank student applications, evaluations of applications, and lists of admitted students. This series also includes a set of blank forms that cover requests for admissions materials and school visits, as well as high school, residency, and transfer requirements.
Box-Folder 1.14: Admissions Correspondence, 1991-1994
Box-Folder 1.15: Admitted and Waitlisted Students Lists, 1989-1992
Box-Folder 1.16: Application Evaluations, 1993-1994
Box-Folder 1.17: Forms, 1993
Box-Folder 1.18: High School Equivalency Program Information and Correspondence, 1994-1998
Box-Folder 1.19: High School Equivalency Program and CAMP Higher Education Tracking Lists, 1988-1992
Box-Folder 1.20: High School Outreach and Visits, 1989-1996
Box-Folder 1.21: Program Application, Undated
Box-Folder 1.22: Program Brochure, Undated
Box-Folder 1.23: Recruiting Reports, 1990-1991
Box-Folder 1.24: Reference: College Admissions, 1992
Box-Folder 1.25: Referrals, 1992-1994
Series 3: Celebrations and Events, 1990-1994
To further its goal of providing support and community, CAMP organizes many events and celebrations for participating and prospective students. Series 3 comprises all documentation dealing with student events and their planning. One of the more notable events documented is Mini CAMP, a summer orientation that allows prospective students to experience a college-like schedule before the start of the term. The orientation also enabled enrolled CAMP students to become resident assistants for the summer. The materials also include recognition awards for students and staff, an end-of-year celebration, and smaller, miscellaneous events such as guest speakers, dance classes, and career fairs.
Box-Folder 1.26: End-of-Year Celebration, 1994
Box-Folder 1.27: Mini CAMP: Summer Orientation, 1991-1993
Box-Folder 1.28: Mini CAMP: Summer Orientation, 1994
Box-Folder 1.29: Mini CAMP: Summer Orientation Resident Assistant Internship Information, 1993-1994
Box-Folder 1.30: Miscellaneous Event Planning, 1990-1993
Box-Folder 1.31: Recognition Awards, 1992
Box-Folder 1.32: Recognition Awards, 1993-1994
Series 4: Committee Work, 1990-1994
While working for CAMP, some staff members also contributed to committees across the University. Series 4 shows the contributions and participation of staff in child care, criminal justice, and university admissions committees. There is also represented involvement with faculty awards, the United Campus Ministry, and the Hispanic Student Union.
Box-Folder 1.33: Child Care Committee, 1990-1992
Box-Folder 1.34: Faculty Award Committee, 1993-1994
Box-Folder 1.35: Hispanic Student Union, 1994
Box-Folder 1.36: Oregon State University Total Quality Management: Admissions and Recruiting, 1991-1992
Box-Folder 1.37: United Campus Ministry, 1994
Box-Folder 1.38: Willamette Criminal Justice Counsel, 1994
Series 5: Materials Referenced, 1989-1994
Series 5 is a collection of materials not produced by CAMP, but still used to further inform students and staff. This series is mainly made up of resources used to find essential services and scholarly advancement; there are also articles, media, and conference information that show the migrant student experience. In addition, there are resources showing local places to find emergency shelter, food, and legal services as well as scholarship and employment opportunities. There is also a set of demographic statistics and sample subject exams that the staff used to inform their work and help students.
Box-Folder 1.39: Articles, Newsletters, and Presentations, 1992-1994
Box-Folder 1.40: Child Care Information, 1992
Box-Folder 1.41: Conferences, 1992-1994
Box-Folder 1.42: Emergency Resources Translated into Spanish, 1991
Box-Folder 1.43: High School and University Statistics and Demographics, 1989-1992
Box-Folder 1.44: Oregon Migrant Student Leadership Institute: Summer Employment, 1993
Box-Folder 1.45: Sample Tests, Undated
Box-Folder 1.46: Scholarship Program, 1993-1994
Box-Folder 1.47: Women's Multicultural Leadership Institute Information, 1994
Series 6: Photographic Materials, 1988-2006
Series 6 contains photographic materials that relate to the events and activities of CAMP. The digital photographs are available upon request and include individual spreadsheets with notes on each photograph. Two photo albums  are also included that represent at least five years showing various events, trips, and CAMP students as well as the EOP and CAMP offices and staff. Some photos within the albums are stacked within a photo sleeve, but not all are duplicates.
Extent: 527 prints, 288 digital files, 253.55 MB

Digital Folder 1: General, 2004-2005
Extent: 49 digital files, 24.1 MB

Digital Folder 2: General, 2005-2006
Extent: 19 files, 7.99 MB

Digital Folder 4: General and Luis Valdez Visit, 2005
Extent: 18 digital files, 59.4 MB

Digital Folder 7: General and Retreat, 2002-2003
Extent: 34 digital files, 14.0 MB

Digital Folder 3: Graduation, 2004-2005
Extent: 25 files, 8.39 MB

Digital Folder 5: Orientation, 2005
Extent: 136 files, 136 MB

Digital Folder 6: Photos for Program, 2005-2006
Extent: 7 digital files, 3.67 MB

Box-Folder 1.48: Photo Album, 1988-1991
This photo album shows CAMP orientation, the office, the EOP participating student bulletin list, and the graduate and professional school resource bulletin from 1991. There are also student portraits next to the honor roll list in 1988. Undated events include but are not limited to, a beach trip, a trip to California, basketball, skiing, soccer, a Valentine's balloon sale, and dancing.
Extent: 300 photos

Box-Folder 1.49: Photo Album, 1991-1995
This photo album shows the EOP student bulletin list from 1991, the 1993 CAMP Christmas card, and the 1995 EOP Alumni Scholarship winners. Undated events include soccer activities, various cultural dances, meal preparation, gift exchanges, and an Oregon Coast Aquarium visit.
Extent: 227 photos

Series 7: Promotional Items, Undated
Series 7 is made up of three promotional Items for the CAMP program: a lanyard, a pen, and a leather keychain.
Box-Folder 1.50: Promotional Items, Undated

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