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Triad Club Records, 1925-1999

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Triad Club (Oregon State University)
Title
Triad Club Records
Dates
1925-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.3 cubic feet, (4 boxes)
Collection Number
MSS Triad Club
Summary
The Triad Club Records document the activities and operation of this organization of Oregon State University faculty established in 1926 to further "fellowship, cooperation, and service" among faculty, students, and the citizens of Corvallis. The records include membership lists, minutes, scrapbooks, photographs, and anniversary publications.
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 Triad Club was organized in 1926 by School of Commerce faculty member A. C. Schmitt. Initially open only to male faculty members with two or more years of service at OSU, the club was established to further "fellowship, cooperation, and service" among the different depart-ments of the University, the students, and the citizens of Corvallis. Holding weekly luncheon meetings where members and guest speakers offer programs and presentations, the club selects members through a membership committee. Reversing their original charter, the club began to admit women in 1978 with Lois McGill selected as the first female member.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Series I contains materials relating to club membership and includes lists of members organized by year, chronologically, and alphabetically; and lists of officers and committee members. Records relating to meeting attendance and membership information forms compiled for the 30th anniversary of the club are included in this series. The information forms contain biographical data such as work histories, education, etc. Series II consists of meeting minutes. Series III is primarily correspondence and pertains to meeting attendance, remembrance of deceased members, committees, budgetary expenditures, topics of weekly meetings, and the Oregon State College Masonic student organization the Square and Compass Club. Series IV contains publications published for the Triad Club membership and includes booklets commemorating the club's 30th and 50th anniversaries, the club Songbook, and printed quotations and invocations by club chaplain and member Delmer Goode.

Series V consists of copies of the club's constitutions and bylaws, as well as revisions and amendments to the original charter. Series VI consists of newspaper clippings from The Oregon Journal and The Corvallis Gazette-Times on the activities and deaths of Triad Club members, the history of OSU, and the Square and Compass Club. Series VII is a scrapbook with newspaper clippings on Triad club events and members, Christmas cards, thank you notes, and correspondence. Materials date from 1926 to 1940. Series VIII contains photographs of club members in group shots, monthly meetings, and holiday parties. Series IX is an audiotape recording and two scripts of a speech delivered by Ken Munford for the 60th Anniversary celebration. Series X consists of two artifacts: the old gavel used to open club meetings and a charter member ribbon prepared for the 30th Anniversary celebration.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Triad Club Records, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Membership Lists and Information, 1926-1999Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Committee Lists
1926-1987/1988
1
List of Deceased Members
1988
1
Lists of Triad Club Officers
1926-1999
1
Meeting Attendance Rosters
1933-1947
1
Membership Lists By Year
1926/1927-1998/1999
1
Membership Lists Organized Alphabetically and Chronologically
1986-1989
1
Membership Selection Actions
1939
1
Triad (Membership) Information Sheets
1956-1966

Series II:  Minutes, 1925-1979Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
1925-1952
1
1955-1956
1
1958-1972
1
1979

Series III:  Correspondence, 1925-1999Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Budgetary
1975-1979
1
Delmer Goode-Heatherhold Christmas Newsletters
1970-1977
1
General
1926-1934, 1943-1965, 1972-1999
1
Graduate Committee, undated
1
Membership Committee
1973
1
Meeting Notices
1977-1979, 1987-1999
1
Program Committee
1945-1979
1
Square and Compass Club
1925-1947

Series IV:  Publications, 1945-circa 1988Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Corvallis Magazine, Winter
(Quarterly brochure on the history of Benton County published by local businessman Thomas A. Wilson. Group photo of Triad Club for 30th Anniversary is featured)
1964
1
Thirtieth Anniversary Booklet
(Pamphlet produced in conjunction with 30th Anniversary of the club, 3 copies)
1956
1
Fiftieth Anniversary Booklet
2 copies
1976
1
Graces
(A booklet of printed invocations originally delivered at club meetings by Chaplain Delmer Goode, 4 copies)
circa 1988
1
Graces
(Publication drafts of Graces-includes list of invocations not used in final printed booklet)
1986
1
Professor's Notebook Leaflets
(Flyers with quotes on the history and mission of higher education. Assembled by Delmer Goode and distributed at club meetings.)
1945-1946
1
Triad Songbook
undated

Series V:  Constitutions/Bylaws, 1934-1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Series VI:  Newspaper Clippings, 1941-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Series VII:  Scrapbooks, 1940Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

(including photocopied reference copy)

Series VIII:  Photographs, 1931-1978Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Group Shots
1931-1976
3
Meetings/Events
1964-1978
3
Photographs Used in 50th Anniversary Booklet
1976

Series IX:  Sound Recordings, 1986Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Speech: 60th Anniversary Meeting, 5/29/86 (Two copies of the script are included with the tape)

Series X:  Artifacts, circa 1926-1956Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
Triad Club Gavel
(Used prior to presentation of gavel by President A. L. Strand)
circa 1926
2
Charter Member Ribbon for 30th Anniversary
1956