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Political Science Department Records, 1950-1967

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. Dept. of Political Science.
Title
Political Science Department Records
Dates
1950-1967 (inclusive)
1950-1964 (bulk)
Quantity
0.1 cubic foot, including 33 photographs, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
RG 075
Summary
The Political Science Department Records consist primarily of materials documenting the annual Institute on World Affairs held at Oregon State College in the 1950s. Political science courses have been taught at Oregon State since the 1860s.
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

Courses in political science, political economy, and government have been taught at Oregon State University since its founding in the 1860s. In 1908, political science courses were taught within the School of Commerce and a Department of Political Science was established within the School of Commerce in the 1910s. In the early 1930s, with the establishment of the Oregon State System of Higher Education, political science became a unit of the Lower Division and offered a limited number of courses. Political science at Oregon State expanded significantly during the 1950s and several faculty were hired. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences was established in 1959 with the Political Science Department as one of its units. An undergraduate degree in political science was first offered in 1966.

The Institute on World Affairs was held annually at Oregon State College from 1950 through 1959. The event was sponsored by Oregon State College, Corvallis community groups, and the Oregon Commission for UNESCO and included convocations, lectures, and discussion groups.

The Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations with the purpose of educating participants about current events, diplomacy, and communication. Oregon State University students participated in Model United Nations conferences in the 1950s through 1970s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Political Science Department Records consist primarily of records and photographs of the Institute on World Affairs held at Oregon State College in the 1950s. Brochures for several symposia on world affairs held in the 1960s are also included. Photographs of participants and activities in the 1964 Model United Nations are part of the collection.

All photographs are b/w prints.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Political Science Department Records (RG 075), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Institute on World Affairs, 1950-1967Return to Top

Series I consists primarily of paper records and photographs of the Institute on World Affairs held at Oregon State College in the 1950s. Several of the institutes focused on Asia, including Korea and Southeast Asia; others addressed issues in Africa and the Soviet Union. The records include brochures, programs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and the text of speeches. The photographs are of institute speakers and participants. The paper records also include brochures for several symposia on world affairs held at Oregon State University in the 1960s.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Paper Records
1950-1967
Photographs
1952-1953
Box
2
P197:19: Dr. Franz Michael and Dr. S.Y. Wu
1952
2
P197:20: Dr. Claude A. Buss
2 prints
1953
2
P197:21 - P197:24: Unidentified Institute participants
6 prints
1953

Series II:  Model United Nations Photographs, 1964Return to Top

24 prints

Series II consists of photographs depicting activities and participants at the 1964 Model United Nations.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
P197:01: Delegates at work
2
P197:02: The International Court of Justice hearing a charge against Turkey by Greece
2 prints
2
P197:03: Steve Hutchinson (center) of the University of Oregon chats with Gil Tolin (right) of Oregon State University during a session at the Rules Committee
2 prints
2
P197:04 - P197:05: Delegates at work
2
P197:06: Delegates at work at round tables
2 prints
2
P197:07: OSU delegation, representing China, listens to debate during a plenary meeting of the General Assembly
2 prints
2
P197:08: Unidentified speaker
2
P197:09: Exterior of building (not at Oregon State University)
2
P197:10: Margot Ezekiel votes for China during a regular meeting of the Economic and Social Council
2 prints
2
P197:11: Delegates for Bolivia and China
2
P197:12: Barbara Land pauses during session of the Economic and Financial Committee
2
P197:13 - P197:14: Unidentified work session
2
P197:15: General assembly in a large coliseum
2
P197:16: Unidentified delegate
2 prints
2
P197:17: Unidentified speaker
2
P197:18: Delegates in auditorium