Office of the President: Myles Brand records, 1989-1995  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Brand, MylesUniversity of Oregon. Office of the President
Title
Office of the President: Myles Brand records
Dates
1989-1995 (inclusive)
Quantity
60 linear feet, (40 containers)
Collection Number
UA 001.015
Summary
Myles Brand (May 17, 1942 – September 16, 2009) was a philosophy professor and served the University of Oregon as President from 1989 to 1994. The collection contains records from the Office of the President from 1989 to 1995.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Myles Brand (May 17, 1942 – September 16, 2009) was a philosophy professor, and served the University of Oregon as President from 1989 to 1994.

In his five years as president, Myles Brand piloted the university through some of its toughest financial times, making cuts that eliminated programs and jobs. Driven by tax-cutting measures passed by voters, the cuts forced the university to adopt a more entrepreneurial approach to funding, with President Brand encouraging the aggressive recruitment of out-of-state students.

He also initiated a campus-wide planning process that resulted in greater emphasis on undergraduate education, an international curriculum, graduate student support, campus infrastructure, and externally funded research. Brand and the faculty also oversaw a restructuring of many courses from three to four credits, as well as an academic productivity plan.

He also started the UO's Native American Initiative, which represents the university's commitment to the study and survival of Native American culture, languages and history. He also helped build the UO creative writing program.

In the fall of 1989, Brand appointed a Task Force on Gay and Lesbian concerns that was charged to survey instances and impressions of discrimination based on sexuality at UO, and to ensure the rights of all individuals on the campus.

President Brand's final effort was the groundbreaking "Oregon Campaign," which became, at that time, the most successful private fundraising campaign in Oregon history, ultimately bringing a total of $255.3 million from private donors to the UO.

After serving as president, Brand went on to become the President of Indiana University, and became head of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in January 2003 and served until 2009.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains files from the Office of the President including department, faculty, and student group subject files, committee and task force meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, and memoranda, 1989-1995.

Material is organized by accession and includes the following material: (lists are not comprehensive)

Accession 1996.001.A: alphabetically organized subject files, 1989-1992.

Accession 11517.A: consists of files from the President's Task Force on Lesbian and Gay Concerns (1990-1992), and from the AIDS Task Force (1991-1992).

Accession 2002s.73.A: consists of subject files organized by department, faculty, student groups, committee, task force name, among other groups, 1992-1993.

Accession 1996.778.A: consists of subject files organized by department, faculty, student groups, committee, task force name, among other groups, 1993-1994.

Accession 2002s.44.A: consists of subject files organized by department, faculty, student groups, committee, task force name, among other groups, 1994-1995.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Office of the President: Myles Brand, UA 001.014, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College presidents--Oregon--Eugene
  • Education, Higher--Oregon--Eugene
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Eugene
  • Personal Names :
  • Brand, Myles
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Oregon. Office of the President--Records and correspondence
  • University of Oregon--Administration
  • University of Oregon--History--20th century
  • University of Oregon--Presidents
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Administrative records
  • Correspondence
  • Memorandums
  • Minutes
  • Reports