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Oregon State University Collegiate 4-H Club Records, 1929-1985

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Collegiate 4-H Club (Oregon State University)
Title
Oregon State University Collegiate 4-H Club Records
Dates
1929-1985 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.7 cubic foot, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
MSS 4-H Club
Summary
The Collegiate 4-H Club Records document the activities of this student organization at Oregon State University. The Campus 4-H Club was founded at Oregon Agricultural College in the 1920s and remained activie until 1985.
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

The Oregon State University Collegiate 4-H Club, originally called the OAC (Oregon Agricultural College) Campus 4-H Club, was organized in the early 1920s. The Campus 4-H Club was established by ex-4-H Club members who were interested in maintaining contact with their 4-H friends and with the Extension Service. Through the Campus Club these college students were able to maintain friendships from 4-H Summer School, the State Fair, the Pacific International Livestock exhibition and other inter-county events. An undated history of the Collegiate 4-H Club proclaimed the club offered new and rewarding experiences to students on their entrance to college.

The Oregon chapter of Mu Beta Beta, the 4-H Club honorary society,was established in 1928 with 22 members, and the Campus 4-H Club was instrumental in getting the honorary society started. Within the School of Agriculture, the Campus 4-H club has operated much as a departmental club participating in Agricultural School activities such as dances, banquets, and the little Pacific International. Activities have varied over the years. For example, during the 1930s, square dancing was very popular. In 1950 and 1951 the Campus Club and Mu Beta Beta helped to establish the International FarmYouth Exchange Program (IFYE) in Oregon. The activities in the 1960s included providing leadership for 4-H clubs at the Children's Farm Home and providing teams for county visitations to provide instructions in record keeping, showmanship, officer training, recreation and other aspects of 4-H club work.

The club changed its name from Campus 4-H Club to Collegiate 4-H Club in the 1962, shortly after Oregon State College became Oregon State University. In the early sixties, Collegiate 4-H Clubs were also established, at Linfield College and at the University of Oregon. Their club activities have been similar to those at OSU with special work at Eola Village in McMinnville and the Pearl Buck home in Eugene.

The 1970s and early 1980s activities included participating in LABO - 4-H Exchanges, whereby Japanese students visited the campus and stayed with various 4-H families. However, in 1985 the club became inactive and remained so until 1999.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of four series. The first series, Business Records, includes minutes, committee lists, constitutions, brief history of Collegiate 4-H Club, various reports, cash book and bills paid. Series two, Correspondence, includes meeting notices, letters and news clippings. Series three, Activities, consists of ten subseries: newsletters of the club, 4-H Fortune and 4-H Gazette; National 4-H Congress; National Collegiate 4-H Association newsletters and reports; recreational ideas; county visitations, which includes workshops the club presented to various 4-H clubs; LABO-4-H exchange, an exchange program with Japanese students; International Farm Youth Exchange (IFYE), including newsletters and correspondence; Ceremonies, including initiation, officer installation, and flag ceremonies; Community Pride program, which includes photographs and negatives; and a Scrapbook from the 1920-30s depicting the activities and members of the Campus [later Collegiate] 4-H Club. The final series, Ephemeral Materials includes an OSU Faculty Advisor Handbook, a blank certificate of award and an article on 4-H clubs published in the National 4-H News.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Oregon State University Collegiate 4-H Club Records, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Administrative Records, 1956-1985Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Minutes of Collegiate 4-H meetings
1953-1976, 1980, 1985
1
Drafts of meeting agendas
1978-1980
1
Committees, members, goals, minutes
1957-1981
1
Membership lists, potential members lists, meeting roll call lists
1956-1982
1
Constitution and By-Laws of Collegiate 4-H Club, six editions
1962-1979
1
Constitution and Guidelines of National Collegiate 4-H Clubs, four editions
1979-1980, undated
1
History of Collegiate 4-H Club
circa 1970?
Reports
Box
1
Annual Organizations Review Form
1972-1978
1
" Position Analysis President Campus 4-H" , by Robert Youngman
1961
1
Cash Book, with deposits, receipts and bills paid
1959-1967, 1969-1977
Financial Records
Box
1
Bills paid
1971-1980
1
Check registry
1973-1976

Series II:  Correspondence, 1962-1985Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
General Correspondence
1965-1985
1
Meeting notices, letters, news clippings
1962-1982
1
Collegiate 4-H members authorized to drive state vehicles
1967-1982

Series III:  Activities, 1929-1933, 1958-1982Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Newsletters of Collegiate 4-H Club
Box
2
4-H Fortune
1962-1964
2
4-H Gazette
1958-1962
National 4-H Congress
Box
2
Correspondence, including list of participants
1976-1977
2
Brochure Oregon Cool, green vacationland, used for exchange with other participants
1977
National Collegiate 4-H Association
Box
2
Correspondence
1972-1981
2
News letters from various Collegiate 4-H Clubs
1976-1982
2
National Conference Report, Nebraska, first meeting
1973
2
Minutes of the 1978 National Collegiate 4-H Conference Evaluations & Planning Session in Colorado
1978
Recreation
Box
2
Song sheets
undated
2
Games and quizzes
undated
2
List of suggested activities
undated
2
Letter and brochure about 1st Annual Northwest Region Retreat, Wyoming
1980
County Visitations
Box
2
Summary of 4-H County Visitations
1965-1966
2
Workshops held in various counties
1976
2
Report and Recommendations
1960
2
Correspondence with various counties
1964-1980
2
Thank you notes
1977-1981
2
Agendas for workshops
1960-1981
2
4-H Leaders Newsletter, Multnomah County
1979
2
4-H Leaders Directory, Multnomah County
1979-1980
3
Participants in workshop
8 negatives
stored separately
undated
LABO - 4-H Exchange, foreign exchange program with Japanese students
Box
2
Correspondence
1972-1982
2
List of participants
1980-1981
2
Bills paid
1981-1982
2
Request for funds
1982
3
Six photographs of exchange students, sponsors and chaperones
stored separately
1981?
Box
2
International Farm Youth Exchange (IFYE)
Box
2
News clipping
1965
2
News letters
1962, 1968-1969
2
Correspondence
1962-1969
Ceremonies
Box
2
Collegiate 4-H Club Initiation Ceremony
1970 and undated
2
Officer Installation Ceremony
undated
2
Flag Ceremony
undated
3
Community Pride Program
Box
3
A meeting, scenery, basketball game, groups of unidentified people
26 photographs and 23 negatives
stored separately
1982
Scrapbook, Activities of Campus 4-H Club Members
Box
2
List of members and campus activities they have participated in
circa 1929
2
News clippings of Campus 4-H Club activities
1929-1933
2
Publication, The 4-H Collegian
1929

Series IV:  Ephemeral Materials, 1968-1976 and undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
Article from National 4-H News publication
1968
2
OSU Faculty Advisor Handbook
1976
2
Blank Certificate of Training
undated