Oregon State University Dads Club Records, 1933-2003  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Dads Club (Oregon State University)
Title
Oregon State University Dads Club Records
Dates
1933-2003 (inclusive)
1965-1975 (bulk)
Quantity
1.70 cubic feet, including 13 photographic prints, (5 boxes)
Collection Number
MSS DadsClub
Summary
The Oregon State University Dads Club Records (MSS DadsClub) document the activities of the Dads Club from its founding in 1933. The collection reflects the efforts of the club to encourage support for education in the state of Oregon including annual events, a scholarship fund, and merit awards presented to high school students. The collection includes correspondence, reports, financial records, meeting minutes, club constitutions, publications, programs, and photographs.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and 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

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Oregon State University Dads Club was founded in October 1933 with the charge of loyalty to education in the state of Oregon; preservation of the traditions and usefulness of Oregon State College; and cooperation with kindred organizations. All men supporting this purpose were invited to join. The club ultimately formed subcommittees in numerous counties across the state, which sought donations to the Dads Club scholarship fund and identified recipients for the Dads Club Merit Awards. The Dads Club was also heavily involved in the planning of Dads Day (later Dads Weekend) activities and held an annual banquet for fathers and students. The Dean of Men (and later the Dean of Students) acted as liaison between the university and Dads Club.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Oregon State University Dads Club Records are comprised of materials documenting the club and its activities between 1933 and 2003. Administrative files include correspondence, financial reports, meeting minutes, information on officer elections, and other materials documenting the day-to-day operation of the club. The collection also includes membership lists, constitutions and amendments, photographs, and several publications produced by the club including theDads Club Bulletin and the OSC Dads News Letter. The collection also includes extensive documentation of the club's philanthropic work including the management of the Dads Club scholarship fund, which provided tuition support to OSU students, and the Dads Club Merit Awards, which were presented to high-achieving high school students.

The collection also documents the annual events held or co-organized by the Dads Club--Dads Day, Dads Weekend, and Dads Banquet. The events encouraged fathers of students to become more involved in support of Oregon State University and featured many programs and activities held on campus. The records include planning materials, registration forms, invitation letters, reports, programs, financial records, and newsclippings.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Oregon State University Dads Club Records (MSS DadsClub), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Dads Club, 1933-1976Return to Top

Series 1 is comprised of materials documenting the activities of the Oregon State University Dads Club. Included are administrative files containing correspondence, meeting minutes, financial reports, notes, and voting records. The series also includes club constitutions and amendments, memberships lists, and publications produced by the club including the Dads Club Bulletin and the OSC Dads News Letter. The series also contains multiple copies of five unique photographs of Dads Club members and one photo of the Euterpe singers at the Dads Day banquet.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.1
Administrative Files
1933
1.2
Administrative Files
1934-1935
1.3
Administrative Files
1940-1941
1.4
Administrative Files
1941-1942
1.5
Administrative Files
1942-1943
1.6
Administrative Files
1943-1944
1.7
Administrative Files
1944-1945
1.8
Administrative Files
1945-1946
1.9
Administrative Files
1946-1947
1.10
Administrative Files
1947-1948
1.11
Administrative Files
1948-1949
1.12
Administrative Files
1949-1950
1.13
Administrative Files
1950-1951
1.14
Administrative Files
1959-1960
1.15
Administrative Files
1961-1962
1.16
Administrative Files
1962-1963
1.17
Administrative Files
1963-1964
1.18
Administrative Files
1964-1965
1.19
Administrative Files
1965-1966
1.20
Administrative Files
1966-1967
1.21
Administrative Files
1967-1968
1.22
Administrative Files
1968-1969
1.23
Administrative Files
1969-1970
1.24
Administrative Files
1970-1971
2.1
Administrative Files
1971-1972
2.2
Administrative Files
1972-1973
2.3
Administrative Files
1973-1974
2.4
Administrative Files
1974-1975
2.5
Administrative Files
1975-1976
2.6
Constitutions and Amendments
circa 1940-1970
2.7
Membership Lists
circa 1958-1974
2.8
Photographs
circa 1960
2.9
Publications
1934-1950

Series 2:  Academic Support, 1968-1975Return to Top

Series 2 is comprised of records documenting the Dads Club's philanthropic efforts which included the distribution of merit awards to high-achieving high school students and scholarships to Oregon State University students. The series includes lists of award recipients, correspondence to and from award recipients, donation and financial records, certificate blanks, and notes and memoranda.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3.1
Merit Awards
1971
3.2
Merit Awards
1974
3.3
Merit Awards
1975
3.4
1968-1969 Scholarship Program
1968-1969
3.5
1969-1970 Scholarship Program
1969
3.6
Scholarship Program
1969-1970
3.7
1971-1972 Scholarship Program
1971-1972
3.8
1972-1973 Scholarship Program
1972
3.9
1973-1974 Scholarship Program
1973
3.10
1974-1975 Scholarship Program
1974
3.11
1975-1976 Scholarship Program
1975
3.12
1975-1976 Scholarship Program
1975

Series 3:  Events, 1934-2003Return to Top

Series 3 is comprised of records from Dads Day, Dads Weekend, and Dads Banquet events held at Oregon State University between 1934 and 2003. In the early years of the club, the Dads Banquet was held during Homecoming and Dads Day was held in winter term. The banquet and Dads Day events were later merged and, in 1962, Dads Day was expanded to Dads Weekend, and included events and activities across three days. These events were designed to showcase the university and encourage parental support and involvement. The Dads Club assisted in registering attendees, coordinating events, and providing activities for participants. The records document these efforts and include registration information, "special letters" which were sent to targeted guests, correspondence, financial data, follow-up reports and newsclippings. The series also includes programs produced for these events between 1934 and 1975.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3.13
1940 Dads Banquet
1940
3.14
1940 Dads Day
1940
3.15
1941 Dads Banquet
1941
3.16
1941 Dads Day
1941
3.17
1942 Dads Banquet
1942
3.18
1942 Dads Day
1942
3.19
1951 Dads Day
1951
3.20
1952 Dads Day
1952
3.21
1953 Dads Day
1953
3.22
1961 Dads Day
1961
3.23
1962 Dads Weekend
1962
4.1
1965 Dads Weekend
1965
4.2
1966 Dads Weekend
1966
4.3
1967 Dads Weekend
1967
4.4
1968 Dads Weekend
1968
4.5
1969 Dads Weekend
1969
4.6
1970 Dads Weekend
1970
4.7
1971 Dads Weekend
1970-1971
4.8
1971 Dads Weekend Special Letters
1971
4.9
1972 Dads Weekend
1971-1972
4.10
1972 Dads Weekend
1971-1972
4.11
1972 Dads Weekend Special Letters
1972
5.1
1973 Dads Weekend
1973
5.2
1974 Dads Weekend
1974
5.3
1974 Dads Weekend Special Letters
1974
5.4
1975 Dads Weekend
1974-1975
5.5
1975 Dads Weekend Special Letters
1975
5.6
1999 Dads Weekend
1999
5.7
2001 Dads Weekend
2001
5.8
2003 Dads Weekend
2003
5.9
Dads Weekend
undated
5.10
Dads Day Programs
1934-1939
5.11
Dads Day Programs
1940-1948
5.12
Dads Day/Dads Weekend Programs
1950-1959
5.13
Dads Weekend Programs
1960-1968
5.14
Dads Weekend Programs
1970-1975

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Clubs--Oregon.
  • College students--Family relationships--Oregon.
  • Fund raising--Oregon.
  • Scholarships--Oregon.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student aid--Oregon.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Dads Club (Oregon State College)
  • Dads Club (Oregon State University)
  • Oregon State University--History.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints.
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Dads Club (Oregon State College) (creator)