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Public Safety Records, 1960-2009

Collection Overview

Title: Public Safety Records, 1960-2009

ID: RG 082

Primary Creator: Public Safety Department

Extent: 7.25 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Public Safety Records are comprised of emergency procedure manuals and other Traffic Division records related to parking on campus. Also included are e-mail correspondence pertaining to visitor parking costs, the Clery Act Report and security reports. Policies and procedure statements issued by various departments and offices are held in the collection as well.

Scope and Content Notes

The collection contains emergency procedure manuals and other Traffic Division records related to parking on campus; material types include correspondence, reports, regulations, subject files, brochures, clippings, and related documentation. E-mail correspondence pertaining to visitor parking costs is also included. Policies and procedure statements from the following departments and offices are likewise held in the collection: Business Affairs, Public Safety, Student Affairs, Human Resources, International Education, Research Office, Affirmative Action, University Advancement, and University Archives. Materials documenting the 2008 Clery Act Report relating to campus crimes, the announcement of a campus Emergency Alert System, and a 2009 annual security report are also contained in this collection.

An addition to the Public Safety Records (Accession 2014:063) consists of a ledger containing entries recorded on a daily basis by Campus Police from May 15, 1964 to July 31, 1967. The entries contain brief descriptions by the reporting officer of campus incidents and the response that was taken. Most of the entries are marked with the words "normal duties" signifying that nothing of interest occurred during that shift. Among the activities and incidents reported in this log include: paper fires in dormitories, water fights, break-ins into campus buildings, burst pipes, escorts to the infirmary, indecent exposure, pigs loose in buildings, ambulance calls for students, and car accidents. After the last entry in the log, dated July 31, 1967, there is the following note: "this log abandoned in favor of radio log and police reports."

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 9 boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: Public Safety Records (RG 082), 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 November 14, 2014.


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