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Dixon Lodge Records, 1963-2013

Collection Overview

Title: Dixon Lodge Records, 1963-2013

ID: MSS Dixon

Primary Creator: Dixon Lodge (Corvallis, OR.)

Extent: 3.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


This collection consists of materials generated by the Dixon Lodge cooperative house and is made up of photograph albums and scrapbooks documenting the students who lived there. In addition to group and portrait shots of residents, the images also depict various events at the Lodge.

Scope and Content Notes

In addition to group and portrait shots of residents, the images contained in the Dixon Lodge Records also depict various events at the lodge such as Halloween parties, outings to the Oregon coast, birthday celebrations, athletic contests with other co-op intramural teams, play during snow storms, and general social activities. Loose photographs found detached from the albums in this transfer number about 70 prints in total and also feature a combination of group shots, portrait shots, and images of various activities at the co-op. Mostly made up of photographs, the scrapbooks also contain event programs, flyers, letters, memoranda, newspaper clippings, and postcards. Some of the clippings and event programs reference lodge residents.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Established in 1966 in one of two newly constructed cooperative buildings on the east edge of campus, Dixon Lodge began as a men's housing cooperative absorbing the residents of the former Cascadia Lodge co-op. In 1985 the residents of Dixon Lodge voted to become co-educational. Dixon, along with neighboring co-ops Azalea, Avery, and Oxford, were closed by University Housing and Dining Services at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 2 cubic foot boxes and 3 14x18 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 Avery Lodge Records (MSS Avery), the Azalea House Records (MSS Azalea), the Campus Club Alumni Collection (MSS CampusClub), 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: Dixon Lodge Records (MSS Dixon), 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.


Dixon Lodge (Corvallis, OR.)

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