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College of Liberal Arts Records, 1952-2008

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. College of Liberal Arts.
Title
College of Liberal Arts Records
Dates
1952-2008 (inclusive)
1960-2004 (bulk)
Quantity
2.75 cubic feet, including 216 photographs, (4 boxes, including 1 oversize box)
4 microfilm reels
Collection Number
RG 143
Summary
The College of Liberal Arts Records consist of records of the Dean's Office and of several departments in the college, including the Anthropology, Art, Economics, English, History, and Sociology Departments. The materials primarily document the liberal arts curriculum at Oregon State University, publications by faculty, and lectures and conferences sponsored by the College.
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

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

At the time that it gained land grant status in 1868, Oregon State University (then Corvallis College) was a typical liberal arts college of the day. As the college's curriculum expanded into the sciences and technology in the early 20th century, the liberal arts were de-emphasized; they were grouped in to the Division of Service Departments. In 1919, the division was renamed the School of Basic Arts and Sciences. With the reorganization of Oregon's public higher education in 1932, the liberal arts at OSU were de-emphasized further. The ensuing Lower Division was limited to freshman and sophomore level courses.

After World War II, President A. L. Strand pushed to expand the liberal arts at the college. In 1959, divisional majors in humanities and social sciences were offered for the first time, and in 1961 the School of Humanities and Social Sciences was established. Various degree programs were developed in the 1960s. In 1973, the school became the College of Liberal Arts.

Gordon Gilkey served as the first Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, a position he held until his retirement in 1978; David J. King was Dean of the College from 1978 until 1982; Bill Wilkins served as Dean from 1982 until his retirement in 1994.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The College of Liberal Arts Records consist of records of the Dean's Office as well the records of several individual departments and academic programs in the College. The records primarily document the liberal arts curriculum at Oregon State University; publications by faculty; and conferences, lectures, and special events sponsored by the College.

Records of the American Studies Program and the Departments of Art, Anthopology, Economics, English, History, and Sociology are included in this collection.

Of special note in the Dean's Office records are reports from a 1974 Board of Visitors to the College; materials pertaining to the retirement celebration for Dean Bill Wilkins in 1994; and student credit hour reports for the late 1970s through 1980s.

The Economics Department records consist of publications by faculty and include multiple publications by Thomas D. Bible; Lafayette G. Harter, Jr.; B. Starr McMullen; R. Charles Vars, Jr.; and Murray Wolfson. Several of the publication pertain to the economics of forestry and wood products.

The English Department records include a text on report writing by J.F. Ligon and the proceedings of the Summer Conference on Science Writing.

In addition to department annual reports, the Sociology Department materials include a reading packet for a course on Gender and Sexuality in Popular Culture taught by Dwaine Plaza and Kathleen Stanley.

The History Department records include a substantive file documenting the visit of Paul C. Warnke to OSU in 1983 to deliver the Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace and papers written by students in History 310 pertaining to a variety of OSU-related topics using primary sources in the OSU Archives.

Of note in the Anthropology Department records are an historic register nomination for Waldo Hall prepared in 1996 and a report of an archeological excavation conducted in downtown Corvallis in 2001. The Art Department records include data summaries provided by the Higher Education Arts Data Services (HEADS) Project that provides detailed information on the arts in higher education. The data include enrollment, degrees offered, operational budgets, and faculty salaries.

The microfilmed records include correspondence and related materials documenting the Oregon State Penitentiary University which offered college-level courses to inmates at the Oregon State Penitentiary taught by OSU faculty.

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Preferred Citation

College of Liberal Arts Records (RG 143), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subgroup 1:  Dean's Office, 1952-1994Return to Top

The Dean's Office records document the curriculum and policies of the College, especially during the tenure of Dean Gordon Gilkey, as well as special events sponsored by the College.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: Correspondence
1953-1971
Box
1
Administration, Dean of
1962-1969
1
Army ROTC
1969
1
Budget
1968
1
College Bowl
1962-1963
1
Council on Curriculum & Academic Policy
1963-1968
1
Development Office
1966-1970
1
Elementary Teacher Education
1963-1969
1
English Department
1960-1962
1
Facilities Planning and Use Committee
1965-1969
1
Faculty
1967-1971
1
Faculty, Dean of
1963-1970
1
Forest History Society, Inc.
1968-1969
1
Freshman Lectures
1969
1
Gifts
1969
1
Print Exhibitions
1969
1
Research
1965
1
Research, Dean of
1966
1
Speech Department
1966
1
State Board of Higher Education
1970-1971
1
Students, Dean of
1966-1970
1
Television
1953-1966
1
Travel
1966
1
University (OSU) Press
1960-1961
Series II: Committee Records
1963-1974
CLA Curriculum Committee
1963-1973
Box
1
Minutes
2 folders
1967-1973
1
Memos and Correspondence
3 folders
1963-1972
CLA Policy Committee
1963-1974
Box
1
Minutes
1963-1973
1
Memos, Correspondence, Reports, and Miscellaneous
1963-1974
Liberal Arts Program Committee
1963-1964
Box
1
Memos, Correspondence, Programs, Schedules, and Clippings
1952-1965
4
Liberal Arts Lectures Posters
1963-1964
Box
1
Humanities and Social Sciences Policy Committee
Minutes and memoranda.
1968-1969
1
Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum Committee
Minutes and memoranda.
1967-1969
Series III: Board of Visitors
1974
Box
1
Report of the Board of Visitors to the College of Liberal Arts of Oregon State University
June 1974
1
Clipping regarding report
June 26, 1974
Departmental status reports
Liberal Studies, Anthropology, Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Art, Economics, English, Geography, History, Journalism, Modern Languages, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Speech Communication.
1974
Series IV: Special Events
1984-1994
Oregon Heritage Festival
1984-1985
Box
1
Correspondence
1984-1985
4
Signed statement by Governor Visitor Atiyeh
1985
Box
1
Retirement Events for Bill Wilkins
These materials document an open house reception and dinner honoring the retirement of Bill Wilkins, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. The materials include correspondence, flyers, invitation lists, newspaper clippings, a newsletter, and photographs. The photographs include color and b/w prints, color negatives, and contact sheets (192 total images) and depict guests, speeches, and the table decorations at the reception and dinner.
1993-1994
1
College of Liberal Arts Lecture Series
Spring 1999
Box
1
Series V: Student Credit Hour Reports
4 folders
Series V consists of student credit hour reports by department for the College of Liberal Arts for the 1975-1976 through 1987-1988 academic years. The reports provide student credit hour data for all College of Liberal Arts departments by level of course for individual terms. The series also includes summary reports and memoranda and other enrollment reports for the College of Liberal Arts.
1975-1988

Subgroup 2:  American Studies Program, 1968-1979Return to Top

The American Studies Program records consist of programmatic correspondence and a 1979 five-year survey of the American Studies Program.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: General Office Files
1968-1979
Box
2
Five Year Survey, American Studies Program
1974-1979
2
Program Information
circa 1979
2
American Studies Committee
1968-1969
2
Correspondence
1969-1972
2
Pacific Northwest American Studies Conference
April 1970
2
American Studies Students
1969-1970

Subgroup 3:  Economics Department, 1968-1984Return to Top

The Economics Department records consist of research reports, papers, and journal articles written by department faculty. Arranged in chronological order with undated at end.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: Research Reports, Papers, and Journal Articles
1968-1984
Box
2
A Mathematical Model of the Cold War, Murray Wolfson
Published in Peace Research Society Papers
1968
2
Teaching Economics by Means of Input-Output, Murray Wolfson
Aug. 1969
2
Field Burning and Visibility Reduction in the Willamette Valley: A Pollution Production Function G.W. Sorenson and R.C. Vars
November 1970
2
The Payment of Interest on Money, Richard E. Towey
FDIC Research Division, Working Paper No. 70-11
1970
2
The Prohibition of Interest on Deman Deposits, Richard E. Towey
FDIC Research Division, Working Paper No. 70-12
1970
2
A Description and Analysis of Oregon's Fiscal System, R. Charles Vars Jr.
Jan. 1971
2
The Day Karl Marx Grew Up, Murray Wolfson
Published in History of Political Economy
Fall 1971
2
Property Taxation in Oregon, R. Charles Vars, Jr.
April 1972
2
Benefit-Cost Analysis and Welfare Function Derivation, R. Charles Vars, Jr.
August 1972
2
A Dynamic Model of Present World Conflict, Murray Wolfson
1973
2
The Benefits and Burdens of State-Local Government to Resident Pacific Northwest Families, 1970 C.S. Kang & R. Charles Vars, Jr.
April 1973
2
Money Creation and the Theory of Banking Firm, Richard E. Towey Journal of Finance
March 1974
2
Some Statistical Evidence on Money and Inflation in Poland (abstract), John P. Farrell
June 1974
2
An Assessment of the Impact of the Proposed International Wood Products Facility of Reedsport, Oregon -- A Report Presented to the Port of Umpqua Commission, James Christian, et. al.
Feb. 6, 1975
2
The Forest Products Machinery Industry, Foreign Trade, and the Oregon Interest, John P. Farrell & Murray Wolfson
Summer 1975
2
The Economic Impact of Hewlett-Packard as determined by an Econometric Model of Benton Co., Oregon, Charles T. Howard and Murray Wolfson
Sept. 1975
2
The Consequences of Non-clearing Public Service Prices, R. Charles Vars, Jr.
Nov. 1975
2
Evaluation of Proposed Sewer Charges for Douglas County at Salmon Harbor, R. Charles Vars, Jr.
Nov. 1975
2
The Clatsop Plains Sewerage Study: Critical Comments, R. Charles Vars, Jr.
ca. 1976
2
The Formative Years in the Development of Marx's Thought, Murray Wolfson
1976
2
Public Service Employees: Recent History, Lafayette G. Harter, Jr.
April 1977
2
The Political-Economy of Macroeconomic Policy Making: A Look at the Committee on Ways and Means in the 94th Congress, B. Hughel Wilkins
June 1977
2
The Demand for Recreational Boat Moorage (abstract), R. Charles Vars, Jr.
1978
2
The Empirical Content of the Labor Theory of Value: The Transformation Problem Once Again, Murray Wolfson
1978
2
An Application of Linear Methodology to Non-Linear Processes: Models of Learning, Thomas D. Bible
August 1978
2
Are They Employees or Independent Contractors?, Lafayette G. Harter
Dec. 1978
2
Forward- Looking Charges for Sewer and Water Services, R. Charles Vars. Jr.
1979
2
Three Stages in Marx's Thought, Murray Wolfson
1979
2
A Documentation of the Labor Market, Training, and Apprenticeship Dimensions of a Woodsworking Training Program, Gary W. Sorenson, Paula Bible & John Garland
November 1979
2
Utilizing Innovative Methodology in Education: An Evaluation Procedure for Laboratory Development Amenable to Subsequent Lea Implementation, Thomas D. Bible
Summer 1979
2
A Comparative Study of Local Government Productivity, Brian M. Soth
May 1980
2
Attendance, Ticket Prices and Revenues of the OSU Intercollegiate Athletic Program, R. Charles Vars, Jr. Murray Wolfson
Sept. 1980
2
Information Problems in Land Use Planning and Natural Resource Management, R. Charles Vars, Jr.
September 1980
2
Optimal Harvest and Thinning Regimes for Stands Subject to Episodic Insect Damage, Thomas D. Bible, J. Douglas Brodie, Chiang Kao, Kurt Ritters
October 1980
2
An Exploratory Specification of the Role of History in Economic Theory, Murray Wolf
1981
2
Evaluation of Project Impacts on Wildlife and Mitigation Planning, R. Charles Vars, Jr.
DATE???
2
Harvest Site Sequencing and Optimal Stopping Rules for Harvesting Multiple Sale Blocks over Time, Thomas D. Bible
April 1981
2
An Efficient Approach to the Solution of Large-Scale Forest Land-Use Planning Problems, Peter Berck, Thomas Bible
June 1981
2
Efficiency, Distributive Equity and Revealed Preference: A Case Study, G.C. VanKooten, R. Charles Vars, Jr.
July 1981
2
Forest Protection R & D and Forest Planning, Thomas D. Bible
August 1981
2
The Threatening Crisis in Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector, Lafayette G. Harter Jr.
2
Status of the Oregon Boating Service Industry, Frederick J. Smith and R. Charles Vars, Jr.
October 1981
2
Effect of the Davis-Bacon Act on Construction Coast in Non-Metropolitan Areas of the United States, Martha Norby Fraundorf, John P. Farrell, Robert Mason
January 1982
2
A Tale of Two Woes: Economics and the Economy, Floyd B. McFarland
January 1982
2
Harvest Site Sequencing and Optimal Stopping Roles for Harvesting Multiple Sale Blocks Over Time, Thomas D. Bible
November 1982
2
An Investigation into the Relative Value of Alternative Douglas-Fir Tussock Moth Sampling Options, Thomas D. Bible
January 1982
2
Futures Markets and the Reservation Price of Stumpage, Peter Berck and Thomas Bible
May 1982
2
A Mortgage Instrument to Counteract the Adverse Effects of Inflation on the Housing Market, Donald H. Farness
May 1982
2
Air Service to Small Communities in the Pacific Northwest, B. Starr McMullen
July 1982
2
Standing at the End of the Hiring Line: A Prognosis for Minority Employment in the U.S., Ze'ev B. Orzech
Summer 1982
2
Solving and Interpreting Large-Scale Harvest Scheduling Problems by Duality and Decomposition, Peter Berck & Thomas Bible
August 1982
2
An Investigation into the Relative Value of Alternative Douglas-Fir Tussock Moth Sampling Options, Thomas D. Bible
October 1982
2
Program Notes To Accompany the History of Economic Thought, Susan Wolfson, Murray Wolfson
1983
2
The Impact of Deregulation on Trunk Airline Risk, B.S. McMullen
Published in International Journal of Transport Economics.
1983
2
Are State and Local Governments Losing their Independence in the Conduct of Social Policy?, Donald H. Farness
1983
2
Otto Bauer's Scheme of Expanded Reproduction: An Early Harrodian Growth Model, Ze'ev B. Orzech
1983
2
Assessing the Expected Value of Forest Pest Management Policy, Thomas D. Bible
January 1983
2
Capital, Labor, and Timber Demand in Pacific Northwest Sawnmills: A Count Analysis, Thomas D. Bible
January 1983
2
Returns to Capital in Lumber Manufacturing Actual and Opportunity Cost Returns for an Oregon County, Thomas D. Bible
January 1983
2
Final Report on the Oregon Log Trucking and Forest Products Trucking Industries, B. Starr McMullen
February 1983
2
An Economic Assessment of an Environmental Assessment, Thomas D. Bible, Ph.D.
March 1983
2
Unregulated Trucking: A Case Study of the Oregon Log Trucking Industry, B. Starr McMullen
July 1983
2
The Impact of Deregulation on Trunk Airline Risk, B. Starr McMullen
August 1983
2
Short Run Input Substitution in Natural Resource Dependent Regions: Empirical Results and Policy Implications, Thomas D. Bible
Sept. 1983
2
Economic Concepts and Methods for Evaluating Insect and Disease Problems on Forest Land, Thomas D. Bible
September 1983
2
Airline Deregulation: Neoclassical theory as Public Policy, Bill Wilkins
December 1983
2
Marxian Implications of the Harrod Growth Model, Martin Bronfenbrenner, Murray Wolfson
1984
2
Weaving A Tangled Web: The Transformation of Values into Prices, Murray Wolfson
1984
2
On Polish Disequilibria, John P. Farrell
January 1984
2
Public Forest Management, Resource Ownership Rights and Social Welfare: Implications for Forest Herbicide Policy, Thomas D. Bible
February 1984
2
On Measuring the Economic Benefits of an Airport, B. Starr McMullen
May 1984
2
Prospective Materials Use and Product Quality Variation, R. Charles Vars. Jr.
undated
2
Efficiency of the Payments System and Bank Regulation, Richard E. Towey
undated
2
The Crisis in Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector, Lafayette G. Harter, Jr.
undated
2
Non-Renewal of Probationary Teachers Being Considered for Tenure, Lafayette G. Harter, Jr.
undated
2
Collective Bargaining in the Federal Government, L.G. Harter, Jr.
undated
2
Veblen and the Great Society, Charles B. Friday
undated
2
Forward-Looking Charges for Sewer and Water Services, R. Charles Vars, Jr.
undated
2
Organized Dentistry and The Pursuit of Entry Control, Kenneth C. Fraundorf
undated
2
Organized Dentistry and Competitive Restraints, 1840-1930, Kenneth C. Fraundorf
undated
2
The Effect of the Davis-Bacon Act on Construction Costs in Non-Metropolitan Area of the United States, Martha Norby Fraundorf, John P. Farrell, and Robert Mason
undated
2
Simulating Information Value to Determine Optimal Sample Size and Policy Options for Forest Insect Outbreaks, Thomas D. Bible
undated
2
Newtonian Ethics and Twentieth Century Social Crises, Bertrand Russell
undated
2
The Ex Parte Arbitration Hearing, Lafayette G. Harter, Jr.
undated
2
Review of the Controversy over the Davis-Bacon Act, Lafayette G. Harter, Jr.
undated

Subgroup 4:  English Department, 1953-1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

2 folders

The English Department records consist of a 1953 textbook, An Introduction to Report Writing, written by J.F. Ligon and published by the OSC Cooperative Association and the published proceedings of the Summer Conference on Science Writing, held at OSU in 1965. This conference was organized and sponsored by the English Department and the Summer Session, was offered to OSU staff in both the sciences and humanities, and focused on writing well for professional publication as well as communicating clearly in non-technical language with the public.

Subgroup 5:  Sociology Department, 1976-2008Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

4 folders

The Sociology Department records consist of annual reports for 1977-1978 and 1988-1989 through 1992-1993, correspondence of the department chairman (1976-1986), and records regarding a cooperative agreement between OSU and Srinakharinwirot University in Thailand (1988-1989). The subgroup also includes a course reading packet for SOC 499/599, Gender and Sexuality in Popular Culture taught by Dwaine Plaza and Kathleen Stanley in June 2008. This includes a research study on college football by Plaza and Stanley using football team photographs.

Subgroup 6:  History Department, 1983-2006Return to Top

The History Department records consist of announcements and materials documenting special events sponsored by the department and student papers written using primary sources in the OSU Archives.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: Special Events
The Special Events records materials pertaining to the Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace, the Horning Lecture and Conference Series, the Holocaust Memorial Week, and other lectures.
1983-2006
Box
3
Announcements of Lectures, Conferences, and Commemorations
1998-2006
3
Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace (Paul C. Warnke)
1983
Box
3
Series II: History 310 Student Papers
Student papers written for the Spring 2004 Historian's Craft course (HST 310) that used primary sources in the OSU Archives. The papers address a variety of topics including the origins of the Daily Barometer campus newspaper, Title IX implementation and compliance at OSU, OSU during World War II, the 1937 water shortage in Corvallis, Native Americans at OSU, the changing face of home economics education at OSU; the development of the Oregon State curriculum in general the the history curriculum specificially; student life in the 1930s-1950s; Snell and Withycombe Halls; and the Nancy Wyckoff murder in 1972.
2004

Subgroup 7:  Anthropology Department, 1969-2001Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

3 folders

The Anthropology Department records consist of a proposal for development of an Anthropology Department at Oregon State University (circa 1969); a nomination of Waldo Hall to the National Register of Historic Places prepared in 1996; and a report of a 2001 archeological excavation at the site of the former Copeland Lumber building in downtown Corvallis. The Waldo Hall nomination was completed by two Anthropology Departmen graduate students in 1996 as part of a class project and was never submitted for review. It includes descriptions of history and construction of the building; photocopies of historic photographs from the OSU Archives; and 24 color and b/w photographs. The report of the excavation of the Copeland Lumber site (411 SW Second Street) was prepared for the Benton County Historical Society by Anthroplogy Department graduate student and project leader Kirsten Pourroy Hebert.

Subgroup 8:  Art Department, 1983-2006Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

4 folders

The Art Department Records consist of data summaries of the Higher Education Arts Data Services Project for 1986-1987 through 1991-1992; information on course equivalencies for transfer (articulation agreements) between OSU and Art Departments at various Oregon community colleges for 1983-1990; and a brochure publicizing a series of three programs in March 2006 that highlighted performance art.

Subgroup 9:  Microfilmed Records, 1957-1968Return to Top

The microfilmed records consist of correspondence and subject files pertaining primarily to curriculum, courses, and policies as well as materials documenting the Oregon State Penitentiary University program.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: Correspondence
The bulk of the correspondence pertains to courses to be offered during summer session. In addition, the series includes memoranda documenting the development of policies by the new School of Humanities and Social Sciences in the early 1960s and correspondence received from prospective students interested in pursuing degrees in the liberal arts at Oregon State University.
1957-1968
Summer Session Correspondence
1958-1966
Reel
1
1958-1963
3
1964-1966
Reel
2
Departmental Memos
1957-1968
2
Correspondence Incoming Students A-M
1963-1965
Series II: General File
Series II consists of correspondence, policies, and related materials pertaining to the academic programs in the humanities, social sciences, and liberal arts. Of special note are materials pertaining to the development of a progam in communication studies in the mid-1960s.
1958-1967
Reel
1
1: Policy letters, memos, and statements from Dean to Department Heads
1965-1967
1
2: Graduate Council minutes
1965-1966
1
3: Equipment Requests
1958-1962
3
1: Accreditation
1960-1961
3
2: Advanced Placement Program
1963
3
3: Arts Festival
1966
3
4: Barometer
1963
3
5: Beaver Open House
1967
3
6: Beaver Open House
1966
3
7: Beaver Preview
1961-1964
3
8: Campus Planning Materials
1963
3
9: Communications Studies, McKown Committee
1965
3
10: Development Office
1967
Reel
4
Series III: Oregon State Penitentiary University
Series III consists of general correspondence and related materials documenting college-level courses offered to inmates of the Oregon State Penitentiary by Oregon State University faculty, who donated their time during the 1966-1967 academic year. The records include newspaper and magazine articles and general information about the educational program at the Penitentiary. Information about the Upward Bound program in 1967-1968 and the Junior Class Book Drive in 1966-1967 is also included.
1965-1967