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Alumni Association Motion Picture Films and Videotapes, 1942-1998

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. Alumni Association.
Title
Alumni Association Motion Picture Films and Videotapes
Dates
1942-1998 (inclusive)
1952-1969 (bulk)
Quantity
4 cubic feet, including 25 motion picture film reels and 8 videotapes, (2 boxes and 9 film cans)
Collection Number
FV P 017
Summary
The Alumni Association Motion Picture Films and Videotapes consist of moving image materials created or assembled by the Oregon State University Alumni Association. They include promotional films; recordings of special events, such as commencement and OSU centennial activities; films of football games; footage honoring Oregon State alumni; and videotapes of alumni award presentations.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

An alumni organization was established at OSU (then Corvallis College) in 1875; John Bryson (Class of 1874) was the first president. In 1914 a formal constitution was adopted that provided for a five-member board. E.B. Lemon became the first regular alumni secretary in 1915 and started the alumni magazine, the OAC Alumnus. In 1926, the alumni magazine became the Oregon State Monthly; it became the Oregon Stater in 1940 and has retained that title since.

In 1929, the alumni office was moved from the Commerce Building to the newly completed Memorial Union. The CH2M Hill Alumni Center was completed on campus in 1997; it was built as a conference and meeting center and as the home of OSU Alumni Association events and its administrative offices.

Oregon State University commemorated the centennnial of its founding during the 1968-1969 academic year with a variety of events.

Oregon State football teams played in the 1942, 1957, and 1965 Rose Bowls, at the end of the 1941, 1956, and 1964 football seasons. The 1942 Rose Bowl was relocated from the west coast to Durham, North Carolina.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Alumni Association Motion Picture Films and Videotapes consist of moving image materials created or assembled by the Oregon State University Alumni Association. The collection includes promotional films, such as the 1958 production, This is Oregon State, and recordings of special events, such as commencement, OSU centennial activities, and the first television course in Oregon taught by Chemistry Professor, Wendell Slabaugh. The bulk of the motion picture films are of Oregon State football games in the 1950s and early 1960s. Also of note are films about the 1964 football season and the homecoming banquet for the 1942 Rose Bowl team.

Several alumni are featured in the films and videotapes, including Terry Baker, Henry L. Bauer, Robert D. Cess, Hope Chamberlin, Ronald T. Miller, and Warren Washingon. The videotapes include recordings of several alumni award presentations in the 1990s and 1991 productions honoring the Class of 1941 and the Class of 1966.

All of the films are 16 mm; most are b/w. The bulk of the videotapes are VHS format; one is a 1/2" open reel videotape.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Alumni Association Motion Picture Films and Videotapes (FV P 017), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Motion Picture Films, 1942-1969Return to Top

The Motion Picture Films consist of promotional productions; recordings of special events, such as commencement and OSU cenntennial activities; and films of football games and related events. The promotional productions include a short film about OSU broadcast during intermission of the General Electric College Bowl television broadcast in 1962 and This is Oregon State. The films include a recording of the first chemistry course taught via television in 1957 and A Day in the Life of Terry Baker produced by KATU-TV. The bulk of the films are of Oregon State College football games in the 1950s and early 1960s; a recording of a television program about the 1964 football season leading up to Oregon State's 1965 trip to the Rose Bowl; and the 1942 Rose Bowl homecoming banquet.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
FV P017:01: OSU film for General Electric College Bowl broadcast
From CBS television; this is likely the short film about OSU that was broadcast during intermission of the College Bowl broadcast with OSU contestants; 25 feet; b/w; no sound.
1962
1
FV P017:02: This is Oregon State
Produced by the Oregon State College Alumni Association and several student organizations and funded by the Class of 1947, this color 16 mm file (with sound) includes a general introduction to the College as well as profiles of each academic school, student activities, and athletics. VHS use copy available.
1958
1
FV P017:05: Oregon State College Commencement
300 feet; b/w.
1954
Oregon State University Centennial
1968-1969
Box
1
FV P017:06: Parade
Color; 200 feet.
October 26, 1968
1
FV P017:07: Centennial Charter Day Convocation Dinner
October 26, 1968
1
FV P017:27: The Possible Dream
Produced by KGW-TV, Portland, and Pacific NW Bell, the film provides an overview of campus and campus activities; color; 1000 feet. Additional copies in the Continuing Higher Education Motion Picture Films (FV P 048).
1968-1969
1
FV P017:08: Unidentified magnetic sound track
2 reels
1954
can
FV P017:14: Chemistry course taught by Wendell Slabaugh on closed-circuit television
Dr. Wendell Slabaugh taught the first television course for credit from a college or university in Oregon in the Spring of 1957. The course, Chemistry 201, was closed-circuit from the studio in Shepard Hall to viewing rooms in Dearborn Hall. Bill Rush of the Division of Continuing Education filmed this presentation in April of 1957 from one corner of the studio to preserve this "Oregon first". The course was produced by Prof. Harold Livingston of the Speech Department with a crew of 12 students. In the Fall of 1957, KOAC-TV went on the air and Dr. Slabaugh taught the same course as part of the Interinstitutional Televised Teaching Project. b/w; 1000 feet.
April 1957
1
FV P017:26: A Day in the Life of Terry Baker
Produced by KATU-TV; presented to the OSU Alumni Association by Joe Fisher Ford, Portland, Oregon; b/w; 1000 feet.
October 5, 1963
Football
1942-1964
Box
1
FV P017:03: Oregon State vs Kansas
2 reels
1957
1
FV P017:09: Rose Bowl Homecoming Banquet
Color, 16 mm, approx. 300 ft; includes footage of banquet and of OSC vs University of Oregon football game in November 1941 and the campus celebration that followed.
1942
can
FV P017:15: Oregon State vs University of Idaho
b/w; 1500 feet
1954
can
FV P017:16: Oregon State vs Michigan State
Filmed by George B. Cox of Corvallis, Oregon; b/w; poor condition due to shrinkage; 1200 feet.
October 4, 1952
can
FV P017:17: Oregon State vs UCLA
Duplication master and DVD use copy available; b/w; 2000 feet.
1955
can
FV P017:18: Oregon State vs Brigham Young University
b/w; 1400 feet; poor condition due to shrinkage.
1955
FV P017:19: Oregon State vs University of California
b/w; 1400 feet
1955
can
FV P017:20 - FV P017:21: Unidentified games
b/w; poor condition due to shrinkage; 1300 feet each.
can
FV P017:22: Coaching film
b/w; 1500 feet.
circa 1950s
can
FV P017:23: Oregon State vs Stanford University
b/w; 1100 feet; poor condition due to shrinkage
1955
can
FV P017:24: Oregon State vs University of Utah
b/w; 1000 feet
September 21, 1963
can
FV P017:25: Unidentified game
b/w; 1000 feet.
circa 1950s
can
FV P017:28: OSU All the Way
Kinescope recording of a television program on the 1964 OSU football season leading to OSU playing the 1965 Rose Bowl; b/w; with sound; 1800 feet. Credits list Bruce King and Marlan Holland. Includes footage of Tommy Prothro and highlights from games throughout the season. Bruce King was Sports Director/Anchor at KEZI-TV in Eugene from 1960-1965; Marlan Holland played football for the University of Oregon in the 1950s, including the 1958 University of Oregon Rose Bowl team. The program was likely produced and broadcast by KEZI-TV.
1964

Series II:  Videotapes, 1974-1998Return to Top

The videotapes include recordings of several alumni award presentations and the dedication of the Benton Hall Clock Tower, a gift of the Class of 1988; productions honoring the classes of 1941 and 1966; and a 1974 interview of Hope Chamberlin, a journalist and author who graduated from Oregon State College in 1938. All of the videotapes are VHS format, except for the Chamberlin interview which is on 1/2" open reel.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
FV P017:10: E.B. Lemon Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony; Robert D. Cess, recipient
May 11, 1991
2
FV P017:11: Class of 1941 Through the Years
Produced by the Alumni Association for the 50th reunion of the Class of 1941.
1991
2
FV P017:12: Class of 1966
Produced by Thomas A. Cooper for the 25th reunion of the Class of 1966.
1991
2
FV P017:13: Benton Hall Clock Tower Dedication
1989
2
FV P017:29: Alumni Awards
E.B. Lemon Distinguished Alumni Award to Henry L. Bauer.
May 21, 1994
2
FV P017:30: E.B. Lemon Award Dinner
Warren Washington, award recipient.
May 17, 1996
2
FV P017:31: Presentation of OSU Distinguished Alumni Award to Ronald T. Miller
April 24, 1998
2
FV P017:32: Interview of Hope Chamberlin by Shirley Howard of KOAC
1/2" open reel format
1974