Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center
The OSC rally squad, 1951.
The OSC rally squad, 1951.
Alumni Association Photograph Collection (P 017). (Click to enlarge)

Basic Subject Guide for Conducting University History Research

Below are a few suggestions for starting your research related to a number of common topics related to the history of Oregon State University.

OSU Yearbooks

Research on virtually all topics related to the history of OSU will benefit in some way from the use of the Oregon State Yearbooks collection. These volumes have been digitized and are available online. The digital collection is keyword searchable and easy to use.

Student Life

College Tuition, Course Descriptions and Curriculum Changes

  • General Course Catalogs - digitized and available online (Choose "Browse by Issue Date")

Department Histories

Campus Buildings

Campus Political/Social Climate

University Faculty and Staff

Enrollment and Other Statistical Information