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Tony Van Vliet Papers, 1946-1995

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Van Vliet, Antone C.
Title
Tony Van Vliet Papers
Dates
1946-1995 (inclusive)
Quantity
6.25 cubic feet
Collection Number
Consult repository.
Summary
The Van Vliet Papers document the ten terms (1975-1995) that Tony Van Vliet served in the Oregon Legislative Assembly representing House District 35 in Benton County as well as his forestry research and other administrative activities at Oregon State University.
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
Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Tony Van Vliet was born in San Francisco, California, in January 1930. He received a B.S. in forest products in 1952 and an M.S. in wood science in 1958, both from Oregon State. He received a Ph.D. in forest products from Michigan State University in 1970. Van Vliet taught in OSU's School of Forestry from 1955 to 1990, and from 1963-1971 was also a forest products extension specialist. He served as associate director of the Career Planning and Placement Center from 1971-1978, and was director of the center from 1978 until his retirement from OSU in 1990.

Van Vliet was first elected to the Oregon Legislative Assembly in the fall of 1974, and was subsequently re-elected to nine two year terms. He declined to seek re-election in 1994 and retired from the legislature in January 1995. Van Vliet served on the Joint Ways and Means Committee from the 1979 session through the 1993 session; he was co-chair of the committee in 1991. He also served on the Emergency Board (1977 through 1991 sessions); the Governor's Public Lands Advisory Committee (1979 through 1993 sessions); and the Joint Data Processing Committee (1977 through 1991 sessions).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The first group of papers pertains to his work on the OSU College of Forestry faculty, on university committees and other activities, and with the university's Career Planning and Placement Center. College of Forestry records (1949-1976) include correspondence and meeting minutes relating to the planning and construction of Peavy Hall; research records pertaining to Douglas fir, plywood, and the balsam woolly aphid; historical information on the School, the Forestry Club, and McDonald Forest; and a consultant report on the Drain Plywood Company.

Committee records include the Ad Hoc Committee on General Education, 1971-1973; and the Faculty Reviews and Appeals Committee, 1974-1976. Records of other activities include the third student-faculty conference in January and February 1969. Career Planning and Placement Center materials (1975-1990) include correspondence; a 1990 recruiter evaluation of the center; and materials for a managerial course given to a private sector company.

The second group of papers documents the ten terms Van Vliet served in the Oregon Legislative Assembly representing House District 35 in Benton County (1975-1995). Most of the materials in this group are closed until January 1, 2006. Closed records include correspondence; speeches, statements, and editorials; legislative and gubernatorial committee, council and task force records; bills files; and information files on significant issues. Records that are open in this group include legislative directories, guides and handbooks; campaign and election materials; constituent surveys; published reports; and newspaper clippings about the 1993 session.

The third group of papers pertains to other organizations and activities that Van Vliet has been involved with. Included are materials pertaining to Corvallis Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., the ARC of Benton County, and the Republican Party. This group also contains a hand-tinted photograph of a lumber mill.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Tony Van Vliet Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subgroup 1:  Oregon State UniversityReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: School of Forestry Records
1949-1976
Box
1
New Forestry Building
2 folders
1958-1972
Research
Box
1
Characteristics of Second Growth Douglas-fir
1957-1958
1
Balsam Woolly Aphid, U.S. Forest Service
1961-1964
1
Plywood Demand Study, Ag. Experiment Station
1961-1965
1
Anatomical Study of Young Growth Douglas-fir that Reacted Abnormally in Tension Testing, Ag. Experiment Station
1962
1
Historical information on the School of Forestry, the Forestry Club, and McDonald Forest
1949-1961
1
Fernhopper banquet program
1956
1
Study of wood wastes market and cost of delivery to markets
ca. 1958
1
INDEX: Industrial Extension for the Forest Products Industry (Forest Research Lab/Extension newsletter co-edited by Van Vliet)
1967-1970
1
" Forest Products Situation Statement" , prepared by R.O. McMahon and Van Vliet for use by County Extension Long-Range Planning Committees
Feb. 1967
1
Memos re: Identifying Oregon Driftwood
1973-1975
1
Consultant report (by Van Vliet), " Report on the Drain Plywood Company, 1971-72"
1
Information for Comprehensive Review of Forest Products Research
Jan. 1976
Series II: Committees
1971-1976
Box
1
Ad Hoc Committee on General Education
1971-1973
1
Faculty Review and Appeal Committee
1974-1976
Box
1
Series III: First Student - Faculty Conference, Salishan Lodge
January 31-February 1, 1969
Series IV: Career Planning and Placement Center
1975-1991
Box
1
Orientation Handbook for Agency Officials
1975
1
Correspondence
1982-1990
1
Recruiter evaluation of Placement Center
1990-91
Managerial short course for Neptune Microfloc
1975-1976:
Box
1
Correspondence, course outlines, instructor profiles, handouts, company organizational charts, course evaluation
1
Employee profiles (confidential information; file closed for XX years)
Series V: Proceedings of the Conference on the Student as a Factor in His Education, July 12-13, 1946, Oregon State College

Subgroup 2:  Oregon Legislative AssemblyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: Legislative Directories, Guides, and Handbooks
1972-1994
Box
1
Handbook on the Oregon Legislature
1972
1
Rules of the House of Representatives
1973-1978 & 1989/90
1
Administrative Rules and Procedures for Oregon's Conflict of Interest Law
1975
1
Legislative Directory
1977, 1979 & 1981
1
Oregon's Legislature and Legislative Process
1983 & 1985
1
Joint Legislative Guide
1977, 1983 & 1985
1
Legislator Handbook
January 1987
1
The Oregon Legislature
1989
1
Oregon Legislative Guide
1991 & 1993
1
Interim Directories
1989/90 & 1993/94
1
Capitol Club membership roster
1987/88 & 1993/94
1
House & Senate at-a-glance
1993
Series II: Campaigns and Elections
1974-1992
Box
1
We the People, Sears, Roebuck & Co. guides to elections in Oregon
1974-1980
1
Pacific Northwest Bell guides on using telephone communications in elections
1980 & undated
1
Campaign school handbook
1983/84
1
Campaign finance manuals
1973-1982 & 1992
1
Summary Report of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures, primary and general elections
1976
1
Candidates and Political Parties Manual
1973/74, 1977/78 & 1980
1
" So You Want to Be a Candidate"
February 1974
1
Oregon Republican State Central Committee campaign manual
1974?
1
" Get out the Vote: Guide to Republican Victories"
1978
1
The Redbook: A Manual For Incumbent State Legislators, Republican National Committee
1984? & 1990
1
Instructions for poll watchers
ca. 1974
1
Instapoll sales literature
1976
1
Campaign activities list
ca. 1974
1
Endorsements
1990
1
Vote analyses
1974-1990
Van Vliet campaigns
Box
1
Literature and memorabilia
1981-1990
Map Case
*
Corvallis voting precinct/city council ward map
1980
Series III: Constituents
1975-1979
Box
1
Surveys and Questionnaires
ca. 1975 & 1979
1
"Speakout 79" public forum
May 12, 1979
Series IV: Published Reports
1979-1993
Box
2
Oregon Restaurant & Beverage Association, legislative special report
1979
2
Association of Oregon Counties, legislative summaries
1979 & 1981
2
Oregon Voter Digest, 1981 legislative review
September 1981
2
Oregon Education Association evaluations of the Oregon Legislative Assembly
1979, 1981 & 1983
2
Oregon School Boards Association/Confederation of Oregon School Administrators, legislative reports
1979, 1981 & 1983
2
League of Oregon Cities, summary of bills passed during legislative session
1981
2
State Rep. Paul A. Hanneman, highlights of the 1981 regular and 1982 special sessions
2
Oregon League of Conservation Voters, legislative reports
1983, 1991 & 1993
Executive Department
Box
2
Adopted budgets
1985/87 & 1987/89
2
Budget in Brief
1993/95
2
Governor's Office
Box
2
Inaugural Address of Victor Atiyeh
Jan. 10, 1983
2
State-of-the-State Address to the 65th Legislative Assembly
Jan. 9, 1989
2
General Services Department, Capitol construction budget summary
1989/91
Secretary of State, Audits Division
Box
2
Children's Services Division: Opportunities to Increase Federal Funds and Improve Services for Children
March 1992
2
A Review of the Process Leading to the Construction of the Archives Building
March 1992
2
Oregon Progress Board, Oregon Benchmarks: Standards for Measuring Statewide Progress and Government Performance (report to the 1993 Legislature)
December 1992
2
Education Department, Oregon Report Card
Fall 1993
2
Transportation Department, State Parks & Recreation Branch, Willamette River Greenway Program
1977
2
Oregon Business Council, Oregon Values & Beliefs - Summary
May 1993
2
Joint Legislative Committee on Trade and Economic Development, staff report, Reinventing Economic Development: Ten Ideas for Market-Driven Approaches to Promoting Industrial Competitiveness
October 1994
Series V: Correspondence
Series is restricted until January 1,2006
1975-1994
Box
3
Governor's Office
1975-1993
3
Attorney General
1977-1989
3
Secretary of State
1985
3
Speaker of the House
1976-1993
3
Other legislators
1975-1993
3
General correspondence from constituents, organizations and associations, and others
1979-1994
Box
3
Series VI: Speeches, Statements and Editorials
four folders
Series is restricted until January 1,2006
1975-1994
Series VII: Councils, Committees, and Task Forces
Series is restricted until January 1,2006
1987-1995
Box
3
Joint Ways and Means Committee
1989-1993
3
Joint Data Processing Committee
1983-1988
3
Joint Task Force on PERS
1985-1986
3
Emergency Board
1989-1995
4
Public Lands Advisory Committee
1989-1993
4
Commission on Administrative Hearings
1987-1989
4
Historic Properties Commission
1990-1995
4
Governor's Commission on Psychiatric Inpatient Services
1988
4
Task Force on Pregnancy & Substance Abuse
1989-1990
4
Joint Legislative Task Force on Lottery Oversight
1993-1994
4
Workforce Quality Council
1993-1995
4
Kitzhaber Transition Executive Commitee
1994
Series VIII: Bills Files
Series is restricted until January 1,2006
1975-1993
Box
4
General information and bills sponsored by Van Vliet
1975-1993
5
Bills on topics over several legislative sessions
6
Bills on topics over several legislative sessions
Map Case
*
Bill tracking charts
undated
Map Case
*
Miscellaneous charts
undated
6
Series IX: General Information Files
Series is restricted until January 1,2006
1982-1995
Series X: Clippings
Box
2
Daily clippings about the 1993 regular session
2
Features on politicians and the legislative assembly
2
Series XI: Daily Schedule Cards, 1989 Legislative Session
January-July 1989
Series XII: Miscellaneous
1974-1993
Box
2
Capitol tour information
ca. 1974
2
House committees
1977 session
2
Programs for Joint Sessions of Legislative Assembly
1989 & 1991
2
Scripts for opening sessions of the House sessions
1991 & 1993

Subgroup 3:  Other MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: Organizations
1979-1995
Box
2
Corvallis Area Chamber of Commerce, community guide and membership directory
1979
2
Republican National Committee, chairman's report
1983
2
Re-Elect Senator Mark Hatfield Committee, Handbook for Key Campaign Volunteers
1990
2
Smile Corvallis Certificate of Award
March 1990
2
Corvallis Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
1994-1995
2
Arc of Benton County, Housing and Community Supports Housing Options Proposal
1994
2
Northwest Policy Center/U.S. Bank, The 1995 Portrait: Regional Economic Review and Outlook
1995
Series II: Political Memorabilia
1976-1992
Box
7
Brochures, flyers and door hangers (various candidates)
apx 12x17 in.
1978-1980
7
Bumper stickers (various candidates, slogans, and causes)
apx 12x17 in.
1976-1992
7
Signs - Atiyeh for Governor, 1978, and Bush for President, 1992
apx 12x17 in.
7
State Democratic Party Platform
apx 12x17 in.
1980
Box
8
Series III: Photograph (hand-tinted) of Unidentified Lumber Mill
apx 12x17 in.
ca. 1950