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College of Engineering Records, 1930-2002

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. College of Engineering.
Title
College of Engineering Records
Dates
1930-2002 (inclusive)
1943-1983 (bulk)
Quantity
23 cubic feet, (24 boxes, including 1 oversize box)
9 microfilm reels
Collection Number
RG 062
Summary
These records were generated and assembled by the College of Engineering and document the administration of the College and the instructional, research, and professional activities of engineering faculty 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
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research with the exception of materials in Series VIII (Women in Engineering folder) and XXIII (Transcripts of Academic Record) that require approval of the University Archivist for access.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Instruction in engineering at Oregon State dates back to the 1880s, when mathematics professors incorporated concepts in engineering as a part of their teaching of math. In 1889, Grant Adelbert Covell was appointed to the first professorship exclusively devoted to engineering and soon following this appointment, he formed the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The first two graduates of this new department received their degrees in 1893. Soon after the first undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering were awarded, the college established instructional departments in three other branches of engineering: Electrical (1897), Mining (1904), and Civil (1905).

In 1908, a School of Engineering was formed to bring the four engineering departments together under a single administrative umbrella. Covell served as the school’s first dean. Chemical Engineering, which was established in 1917 as an independent department reporting to the President’s office, later incorporated into the school in 1932. Other engineering curricula established at OSU that expanded the school further included Industrial Engineering (1943), Nuclear Engineering (1968), and Computer Science (1974). In 1947, the Schools of Agriculture and Engineering reached an agreement to cooperatively administer curriculum in Agricultural Engineering (later to become Biological and Ecological Engineering).

Other benchmarks reflecting the growth of engineering curricula at OSU are the establishment of a doctorate program in engineering in 1945 and the upgrade of the school to the status of college in 1983. Since the inception of engineering coursework in 1889, it is estimated that a total of about 29,000 students have received degrees in engineering at Oregon State.

Collaboration between the School of Engineering and the Extension Service was an early feature of engineering research and instruction at OSU, beginning with the establishment of the Experimental Engineering Department in 1914. A year later, the first Extension courses in engineering were offered in Portland and by 1927, the college created the Engineering Experiment Station.

In addition to the management of instructional departments, the College of Engineering has also administered a number of research center and institutes at OSU, one of the earliest of which was the Water Resources Research Institute. Others currently include the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory, the Kiewit Center for Infrastructure and Transportation, the Western Regional Hazardous Substance Research Center, the Space Grant Program, the National Center for Accessible Transportation, and the Energy Resource Research Laboratory.

The first building constructed to serve the needs of engineering students and faculty was Mechanical Hall, which was erected in 1889 and expanded significantly in 1893. This original Mechanical Hall burned in 1898 and was rebuilt in 1900. The second Mechanical Hall was renamed Apperson Hall in 1920. It is currently undergoing an extensive remodel and will be renamed Kearney Hall when completed in 2008.

As instruction and research in engineering expanded rapidly at OSU into the twentieth century, other buildings were constructed on campus to satisfy the growing demand for space among the various branches of engineering. These buildings consist of the following: Merryfield Hall (1909), Batcheller Hall (1913), Graf Hall (1920), Covell Hall (1928), Dearborn Hall (1949), Gleeson Hall (1955), the Radiation Center (1963), Rogers Hall (1967), Owen Hall (1988), and the Kelly Engineering Center (2006).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The College of Engineering Records document the instruction, research, and outreach activities of the College, the professional activities of engineering faculty, and the collaborative programs between the College and other OSU units. The records include reports, correspondence, proposals, publications, news clippintgs, and floor plans. The bulk of the records are in paper form; some series are available only on microfilm.

The records address a variety of topics in addition to engineering instruction and research, including regional and national professional engineering associations, accreditation of the the College's degree programs, development of the Water Resources Research Institute, women and minorities in engineering, facilities and buildings, the Capitol Planning Commission for Oregon, the cooperative program between Oregon State College and Kasetsart University in Thailand, and Oregon State College's involvement in the Army Specialized Training Program during World War II and other military training activities

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

College of Engineering Records (RG 062), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Dean's Office, 1936-2001Return to Top

Series I reflects the administration of the college through the Dean’s Office and covers subjects such as: the clarification of policies/procedures, computer center development, conference participation, budget management, acknowledgement of gifts and donations, cooperative education, and trends in student enrollment. The materials in this series include correspondence, faculty/staff directories, meeting minutes, annual reports, policy statements, and statistical information.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Administrative Procedures
1940-1948
1
Affirmative Action Statistical Information
1972-1980
1
Annual Report
2000-2001
1
Biennial Report Data
2 folders
1945-1963
Budgets
1962-1968
Box
1
"B" Budgets for 1967-1968 Biennium
1966-1968
1
Department Plans - "B" Budget
1962-1964
Box
1
Chemical Plant Design Textbook
1950
1
College Work-Study Program
1965-1969
1
Committee Appointments
1942-1962
Computing
1962-1970
Box
1
Computers and Computer Center
3 folders
1962-1967
1
Computer Instruction
5 folders
1966-1970
Conferences and Meetings Attended
1964-1971
Box
1
2 folders
1964-1971
2
1968-1971
Cooperative Education
1967-1970
Box
2
General
1967-1970
2
Association of General Contractors (AGC) Cooperative Program
1966-1969
2
Cooperative Agreements
1967
2
Cooperative Education Association
1967-1968
Correspondence
1968-1988
Box
2
Council for Advanced Science and Engineering Education - Research For Industry (CASEERI)
1982-1983
2
Donations for the Construction and Engineering Hall at the LaSells Stewart Center
1981
2
General
5 folders
1968-1970
2
Gift Acknowledgement
1972-1988
2
Research Projects and Funding
1977-1981
2
Tektronix Inc. - Collaboration with
1972-1983
Box
2
Department Heads' Meetings and Retreat
3 folders
1990-1994
2
Examination Schedules
2 folders
1948-1972
2
Field Trip Requests
1962-1972
2
Gifts
1946-1969
High Schools
1950-1970
Box
3
Admission and Vocational Information
1950-1969
3
Career Days and Campus Visitations
1968-1970
3
General Correspondence
1967-1969
Box
3
Improvement Account (equipment purchases)
2 folders
1965-1967
Inquiries
1953-1972
Box
3
General
1960-1972
3
Neutralizers
1953-1957
Box
3
Institutional Resource Inventory
A statement from the Dean listing the college’s different projects with off-campus organizations and impacts upon the state.
1960
Junior Engineers' and Scientists' Summer Institute (JESSI)
1964-1971
Box
3
General
1965-1971
3
Letters from participants
1966
3
Board of Trustees Meetings
3 folders
1964-1970
Box
3
Management Course
1957-1960
3
Membership in Organizations
1968-1971
3
Nicholls Minerals Corporation
1951-1952
3
Policy Statements
1972-1983
Publicity and Promotion
1995-1996
Box
3
Promotional Videotape Enginuity
1995-1996
Staff
1944-1983
Box
3
Directories of Engineering School Faculty and Staff
1952-1971
3
The Faculty of the School of Engineering, 1966
A listing of engineering faculty that includes biographical information and portraits.
1966
3
General Notices and Correspondence
1946-1983
Department Head Notices
1945-1972
Box
3
3 folders
1945-1960
4
2 folders
1967-1972
Box
4
Clearance Classifications for Classified Federal Projects
1951-1954
4
Barrington Survey
1955
4
Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization Project
1961
4
Promotion and Tenure Guidelines
1972-1977
4
Selective Service Correspondence
1944-1951
Statistics
1936-1971
Box
4
Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) Summary
1945
4
Enrollment Statistics and Degrees
1936-1971
4
Grades, Credit Hours, FTE
1945-1954
4
Graphed Statistics on Enrollment Trends and other Data
circa 1951
4
Salary and Requisition Budgets
1947-1950
Box
4
Television - Instructional
2 folders
1956-1964
4
Undergraduate Instruction, Grants and Awards to Improve
1969
4
Workshop/Forum Participation by Technology Firms
1981

Series II:  Instruction, 1944-1991Return to Top

Series II relates to curriculum development and instruction in the various engineering departments and programs of the College. In addition to proposals for new degree programs, this series includes correspondence, course syllabi, meeting minutes, policies/procedures, publications, and reports.

Container(s) Description Dates
By Department
1944-1983
Box
4
Air Resources Center
1962-1969
Agricultural Engineering
1947-1971
Box
4
General
1947-1971
4
Executive Council Minutes
3 folders
1953-1970
Chemical Engineering
1945-1971
Box
4
General
3 folders
1945-1971
4
Mining Engineering
1950-1953
4
Executive Council Minutes
1956-1957
Civil Engineering
1952-1972
Box
4-5
General
6 folders
1953-1972
5
Executive Council Minutes
1952-1957
Box
5
Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
1972-1980
5
Computer Center
1964-1968
5
Computer Science Program
1978
5
Curricula and Curricula Coordination Committee
2 folders
1954-1958
5
Departmental Monthly Reports
1953-1956
5
Departmental Organization Bylaws and Procedures
1955
5
Electrical and Computer Engineering
1967-1983
Electrical Engineering
1945-1970
Box
5
General
3 folders
1945-1970
5
Executive Council Minutes
1955-1956
General Engineering
1945-1969
Box
5
General
2 folders
1945-1969
5
Executive Council Minutes
1952-1956
Box
5
Industrial Engineering and Industrial Arts
5 folders
1946-1979
5
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
1970-1971
Mechanical Engineering
1944-1981
Box
5
General
2 folders
1944-1974
5
Executive Council Minutes
1950-1959
5
Pilot Training
1945-1950
Box
6
Metallurgical Engineering
1969
6
Nuclear Engineering
1968-1977
6
Organization Procedures
1950-1955
6
Production Technology
1962-1970
6
Professional Engineering Program
1979-1981
Box
6
Course Syllabi List
1979
6
Graduate Students
1976
6
Graduate Studies - Off Campus Cooperative Programs
1967-1975
6
Information Systems Technology Data Processing Systems Option
1977
Proposals
1944-1991
Box
6
Audio-Visual Instruction Development
1978
6
Biomedical Engineering Degree
1975
6
Boeing Professorship in Mechanical Engineering
1991
6
Master of Engineering
1973
6
Permission to Grant the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
1944
6
Sanitary Engineering Graduate Training Program Annual Report
1966

Series III:  Conferences and Short Courses, 1944-2001Return to Top

Series III documents training offered through short courses and conferences organized by the College of Engineering on various topics such as building code inspection, traffic safety, highway engineering, road construction, sewage operation management, and motor vehicle fleet supervision. In addition to conference proceedings and registration rosters, this series contains correspondence, brochures, speech notes, newspaper clippings, and questionnaires.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
6
Air Conditioning Conference
1945-1952
6
Automotive Short Course
1958-1962
6
Building Code Training School
Proposed, but never developed.
1946-1947
6
Building Inspectors Short Course
1956-1969
6
Concrete Inspectors Short Course
1959-1963
6
General
4 folders
1950-1981
6
Industrial Waste Conference
1949-1963
6
Northwest Conference on Road Building
Formerly Roads and Streets Conference.
1955-1964
6
Northwest Highway Engineering Conference
1950-1960
6
Northwest Public Power Administration (NWPPA) Meter School
1953-1963
6
Northwest Traffic Engineering Conference
2 folders
1944-1961
6
Oregon Motor Vehicle Fleet Supervisors Course
1945-1962
Oregon Traffic Safety Workshop Packets
Prepared by the Kiewit Center.
2000-2001
Box
6
Access Management Workshop
2 folders
2001
6
Highway Capacity Analysis
2001
7
Uniform Traffic Control Devices
2 folders
2001
7
Traffic Engineering Fundamentals
2 folders
2000
7
Traffic Calming: Basics and Beyond
2 folders
2001
Box
7
Pima Seminar Workshop
1956-1968
7
Roads and Streets Conference
2 folders
1950-1962
7
Sanitarians' Short Course
1950-1966
7
Sewage Works Operator's Short School
2 folders
1954-1970
7
Waterworks' Operators Short Course
2 folders
1948-1970
7
Off-Campus Conferences
1947-1952
7
U. S. Geological Survey Short Course
1956

Series IV:  Facilities and Equipment, 1930-1988Return to Top

Series IV pertains to the management of facilities and equipment by the College of Engineering and addresses topics such as building renovation and remodel, space needs analysis, long term building program planning, and allocations for equipment. In addition to floor plans and drawings, this series contains correspondence and reports.

Container(s) Description Dates
Buildings
1930-1983
Box
7
Apperson Hall
1957-1963
7
Chemical Engineering Building
3 folders
1949-1959
7
Covell Hall (Physics)
1959-1969
7
Dearborn Hall
1945-1969
7
Hydraulics Laboratory
undated
7
Industrial Building
1945-1968
8
Industrial Arts Building
1946-1960
8
Instructional Shops
1972-1983
8
Mechanical Engineering Hall (Rogers Hall)
1959-1967
8
Merryfield Hall
1977
8
Mines Building
1960-1963
8
Wave Research Facility
1979-1981
23
Floor Plans and Drawings, 1930-1975 (buildings featured in these plans are: Apperson Hall, Covell Hall, Graf Hall, the Instructional Shops, Merryfield Hall, and Rogers Hall)
Buildings featured in these plans are Apperson Hall, Covell Hall, Graf Hall, the Instructional Shops, Merryfield Hall, and Rogers Hall.
1930-1975
Box
8
Engineering Center Network Program
Computer LAN network.
1985-1988
8
Equipment Needs and Allocations
1937-1955
8
General
1949-1969
8
Maintenance and Remodeling
2 folders
1947-1968
8
Physical Plant and Equipment
1945-1972
8
Space and Facility Needs - Studies and Correspondence
1953-1975
8
Ten-Year Building Programs
1943-1952

Series V:  Research, 1942-1996Return to Top

Series V relates to engineering research projects and is made up of correspondence, reports, proposals, handbooks, and meeting minutes. About half of this series consists of proposals from individual faculty members that are organized by name. Other projects are described mostly by funding agency or type of research undertaken.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
8
Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Summer Institute
1958-1965
8
Air Pollution Control
2 folders
1950-1956
8
Air Resources
1963-1969
8
Annual Reports of Research Activities
4 folders
1976-1996
8
Atomic Energy Projects at OSU
3 folders
1958-1964
8
Bonneville Power Administration Summer Projects for OSC Staff
1950
9
Corps of Engineers (U.S.) Construction Engineering Lab
1966
9
Department of Commerce
1963
9
General
1956-1971
9
GIFTS-5 Graphics Engineering Project
With the University of Arizona.
1981
9
Materials Science Research Program
1984-1986
9
National Advisory Health Council Grant
1950
9
National Science Foundation (NSF) Science Faculty Fellowships
1961-1963
9
Nuclear Engineering Education (Atomic Engineering Commission)
1955-1958
9
Oregon Inventors Council
1960-1963
9
Oregon Research Associates (ORA)
2 folders
1961-1963
9
Proposed Navy Program
1956-1958
9
Public Health Service Laboratory
1960-1965
9
Radiation Center
3 folders
1956-1965
9
Research Committee - Society of the Sigma Xi
1962-1963
9
Research Handbooks
1961-1963
Research Proposals
1969-1973
Box
9
Adrion, W. Richards
1972-1973
9
Bainbridge, Douglas W.
1971-1972
9
Barton, John P.
1972-1973
9
Bella, David A.
1971-1972
9
Boersma, L.
1971-1973
9
Boubel, R.W.
1970-1973
9
Brandt, W.H.
1971-1972
9
Bucy, David A.
1972-1973
9
Burgess, Fred J.
1971-1973
9
Campbell, John C.
1971-1972
9
Chang, Cheng C.
1969-1973
9
Dahlke, H. J.
1970-1971
9
Davis, James H.
1970-1971
9
Elzy, Eugene
1972-1973
9
Engle, John F.
1970-1973
9
Fitzgerald, Thomas J.
1972-1973
10
Herzog, James H.
1970-1973
10
Hewson, W.
1972-1973
10
Inove, Michael S.
1970-1973
10
Jensen, Leland C.
1972-1973
10
Johnson, L.E.
1971-1972
10
Kinney, John R.
1971-1972
10
Klingeman, Peter C.
1970-1972
10
Knudson, James G.
1970-1973
10
Larson, Milton B.
1970-1972
10
Larson, Robert E.
1970-1971
10
Layton, Robert D.
1972-1973
10
Levenspiel, Octave
1970-1973
10
Meredith, Robert E.
1972-1973
10
Mezera, David F.
1971-1973
10
Miner, J. Ronald
1972-1973
10
Mingle, J.G.
1972-1973
10
Mohler, Ronald R.
2 folders
1971-1973
10
Montes, J.S.
1972-1973
10
Nablekas, Van E.
1971-1972
10
Nath, John H.
1972-1973
10
Peterson, John
1971-1972
10
Reistad, Gordon M.
1970-1973
10
Riggs, James L.
1970-1973
10
Rink, Raymond A.
1972-1973
10
Robinson, Alan H.
1969-1972
10
Seaders, John
1971-1973
10
Schaumberg, Frank D.
1970-1971
10
Schroeder, W.L.
1970-1972
10
Schultz, Robert J.
1971-1972
10
Slotta, Larry S.
1970-1973
10
Spinrad, Bernard I.
1972-1973
10
Thresher, Robert W.
1970-1972
10
Weber, Leonard J.
1971-1972
10
Welty, J.R.
1970-1973
10
Zaworski, Robert J.
1971-1972
10
Miscellaneous
1970-1972
Research Reports
1970-1971
Box
10
Airphoto Analysis of Ocean Outfall Dispersion
EPA project published as part of the Water Pollution Control Research series.
1971
10
Tidal Hydraulics, Flushing Characteristics and Water Quality in Netarts Bay, Oregon
1970
Sea Grant Program
1966-1969
Box
10
General
1966
10-11
Ocean Engineering Research Program
2 folders
1944-1969
11
Sea Grant College Proposal
1967
Box
11
Services and Testing to Off-Campus Projects by College Faculty
1951-1971
11
State Technical Services Act - Projects Funded By
1965-1968
Technology Curricula
1958-1967
Box
11
Analysis of the Oregon Technical Institute Program and Discussion Papers on Technology Programs
1962-1967
11
Proposals and Correspondence
1962-1966
11
Survey of Voc-Technical Education in Oregon - Recommendations
1958
Box
11
U.S. Public Health Department
2 folders
1956-1970
11
World War II Projects - Building Security Measures
1942
11
Water Pollution Control (State Sanitary Authority Advisory Board)
1949-1950
reel 5
Research Grants and Contracts
1958-1966
reel 5
National Science Foundation Reports
1955-1959
reel 7
Oregon Regional Primate Research Center
1962-1964

Series VI:  Water Resources Research Institute, 1966-1971Return to Top

Meeting minutes and correspondence from the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) make up the contents of series VI, which also includes studies, newsletters, and bylaws. Engineering faculty George Gleeson and Fred Burgess both served as early administrators of the WRRI.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
11
General
9 folders
1966-1971

Series VII:  Historical Essays and Outlines, 1946-1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11

The historical essays and outlines in series VII relate to the development and evolution of engineering instruction at the university and include details such as the first faculty to teach engineering coursework, the establishment of engineering departments, building construction, and the number of students enrolled in the engineering program. Written by engineering faculty George W. Gleeson, John Campbell, and others, the historical information is organized in both narrative and timeline form.

Series VIII:  Students, 1946-2001Return to Top

Series VIII documents the activities of student engineering organizations and governmental bodies such as the Engineering Student Council and the Associated Students of OSU. This series also reflects interaction between the college and students regarding scholarship/fellowship programs, career placement, admission procedures, selective service, and honors/awards recognition. Correspondence, reports, brochures, membership lists, bylaws/constitutions, and statistical data make up the materials found in this series.

Container(s) Description Dates
Admissions
1949-1972
Box
11
Academic Requirements Committee
1956-1971
11
Correspondence
1949-1972
11
Form Letters to Prospective Engineering Students
1958-1968
11
Tests for Transfer Students
1949
Box
12
Associated Students of OSU (ASOSU)
1963-1981
12
Counseling and Testing Services
1949-1965
12
Directories of Students from Other Lands
1952-1957
12
Engineering Student Council
2 folders
1947-1981
12
Honors and Awards
3 folders
1946-1981
12
International Students
1961
12
Minority Students
1976-1980
Placement Office
1949-1971
Box
12
Blank Samples of Office Forms and Information
1958-1959
12
Company Correspondence
2 folders
1949-1971
12
Engineering Placement Office Annual Report for 1970/71
1971
12
Guidebook for Office Staff
1968
12
Job Listings
1950-1953
12
Statistics
Data tracking job placement of graduates, student enrollment, and interviews by companies visiting campus.
1949-1962
Box
12
Placement Reports
2000-2001
Scholarships
1946-1981
Box
12
General
2 folders
1946-1981
12
Holcomb, Glenn W., Scholarship
1977-1979
12
Programs for Minorities and Women
1976-1979
12
Spies, Kenneth H., Scholarship
1976-1978
Box
12
Selective Service
1950-1955
12
Space Grant Graduate Fellowships
An e-mail announcement from Nuclear Engineering Professor Andrew Klein.
2000
Student Organizations, Honorary Societies, and Student Chapters
1945-1981
Box
12
American Society of Civil Engineers - Student Chapters Conference
1947-1977
12
Co-Signers: Engineering Wives’ Club
1962
12
Data Processing Management Association
1974-1976
12
General
1946-1971
12
Officer Lists of OSU Student Chapters and Engineering Honor Societies
1961-1981
12
Society of Women Engineers
1979-1980
12
Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and other Honorary Societies
1945-1981
Box
13
Student Personnel Department
1951-1961
13
Student Registration and Grading Policies
1952-1960
13
University Honors Program
1965-1966
13
Women in Engineering
Access must be approved by the University Archivist because of confidential information.
1958-1960

Series IX:  Organizations - Civic and Research, 1945-1961Return to Top

Series IX reflects communication between the college and mostly regional organizations focused on research and economic development. Pertaining to various research projects, conference meetings, industrial development in Oregon, and the Bonneville Power Administration, the materials in this series primarily consist of correspondence and publications.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
13
China-America Council
1945-1946
13
Industrial Research Council
1945-1946
13
League of Oregon Cities
1951-1954
13
National Research Council
1949-1964
13
Northwest Scientific Association
1954-1960
13
Oregon Consulting Engineer Association
1959-1961
13
Portland Chamber of Commerce
1949-1953

Series X:  Engineering Organizations - Educational, 1944-1969Return to Top

Series X contains materials from engineering education-focused organizations and includes conference proceedings, correspondence, meeting minutes, publications, and reports. In addition to organizations specific to engineering such as the American Society for Engineering Education and the Engineering College Research Council, this series also has records from general educational bodies such as the National Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities and the American Council of Education.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
13
American Council of Education
1951-1968
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
1945-1969
Box
13
General
10 folders
1954-1969
13
Annual Meetings
Includes addresses from special Centennial of Engineering meeting in Chicago in 1952.
1949-1953
13
Committee on Degree Designation
1953-1954
13
Committee for Young Engineering Teachers
1950-1960
Engineering College Administrative Committee (ECAC)
1946-1969
Box
13
General
1947-1968
14
Bulletins and Reports
2 folders
1946-1961
24
Research and Development Budget Reports
1951-1952
Box
14
Humanistic Social Division
1945-1955
14
Improvement of Teaching Committee
1951-1958
14
Pacific Northwest Section
2 folders
1947-1969
14
Reports - Miscellaneous
1945-1953
14
Visiting Professor Program
1960-1965
Box
14
Commission on Engineering Education
1962-1963
14
Deans of Western Engineering Colleges
1947-1956
14
Engineering College Magazine Association
1954
Engineering College Research Council
1947-1967
Box
14
General
1947-1967
14
Non-Military Research Committee
1948-1951
Box
14
Engineering Council for Prof. Development (ECPD)
4 folders
1944-1969
14
Ford Foundation
Faculty residency awards.
1967
14-15
National Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities
9 folders
1946-1967

Series XI:  Engineering Organizations - Professional, 1946-1981Return to Top

Series XI pertains to involvement by School of Engineering faculty in professional engineering associations and societies. Made up mostly of correspondence, meeting minutes, and publications, this series contains materials from both national societies and regional engineering groups such as Professional Engineers of Oregon and the Corvallis Engineers’ Club.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
15
American Association of Engineering Societies
Salary survey.
1981
15
American Institute of Architects
1951-1952
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
1945-1980
Box
15
Chemical Engineering and Accrediting Committee
1946-1948
15
General
1945-1980
Box
15
American Institute of Electrical Engineers
1951-1963
15
American Institute of Industrial Engineers
1976
15
American Society of Agricultural Engineers
1952-1957
15
American Society of Civil Engineers
1953-1980
15
American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers
1949-1963
15
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1951-1960
15
American Society of Safety Engineers
1949-1951
15
American Society for Testing Materials
1951-1965
15
American Society of Tool Engineers
1959-1968
15
Consulting Engineers Council of Oregon
1978-1980
15
Corvallis Engineers’ Club
circa 1940-1958
15
Engineers Joint Council
2 folders
1951-1969
15
Industrial Engineering Society
1950-1952
15
Institute of Radio Engineers
1951-1957
15
National Society of Professional Engineers
1976-1980
15
Oregon Academy of Science
1958-1960
Professional Engineers of Oregon (PEO)
1946-1981
Box
16
General
3 folders
1946-1981
16
Legislative Committee
1950-1952
16
Women’s Auxiliary
1952-1958
Box
16
Society for Advancement of Management
1952
16
Society for Automotive Engineers
1951-1966
16
Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
1948-1953
16
Western Interstate Commission
1954-1955

Series XII:  Engineering Extension Services, 1944-1969Return to Top

Series XII pertains to engineering instruction offered through Extension programs located in Portland, Salem, and Medford. Primarily made up of correspondence and course bulletins, this series also reflects participation by the college in instructional programs offered through companies such as Boeing, Crown-Zellerbach, and General Electric.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
16
Boeing Aircraft Company - Graduate School
1951
16
Correspondence Courses
1945-1967
16
Crown-Zellerbach Paper School
1952-1969
16
Extension Service (general) - OSSHE
2 folders
1945-1969
16
General Electric and Atomic Energy Commission Graduate Program
2 folders
1950-1964
16
KOAC Radio Station and TV
2 folders
1944-1966
16
Medford Extension Center
1948-1950
16
Portland Extension Center
3 folders
1945-1968
16
Salem Extension Center
1950-1963
16
Vanport Extension Center
Changed to Portland State Extension Center, September 1, 1952.
1945-1952

Series XIII:  Engineering Experiment Station, 1944-1960Return to Top

Documentation of Engineering Experiment Station research projects and other activities is the subject of series XIII, which includes correspondence, reports, and research proposals.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
16
General
4 folders
1944-1979
Research Projects
1944-1960
Box
17
Army, Navy, and Office of Naval Research
1946-1953
17
Bonneville Power Administration
1945-1953
17
Coast Coal Company
1945-1946
17
Consolidated Vultee Aircraft
1944-1945
17
Oregon Coal Study
1945-1948
17
Sanitary Survey
1944-1945
17
Water Resources Research Institute
Includes proposal to establish the Institute.
1960

Series XIV:  OSU Administration and Services, 1939-1972Return to Top

Series XIV reflects interaction between the College of Engineering and administrative and service units at OSU that include the Registrar’s Office, the OSU Foundation, Library, the Admissions Office, the Dean of Faculty, and the President’s Office. This series is made up mostly of correspondence, reports, and publications.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
17
Admissions
1960-1970
17
Alumni Office
1948-1970
17
Business Affairs
1965-1969
Business Office
1939-1971
Box
17
Civil Service
1945-1968
17
General
2 folders
1939-1971
17
Veteran's Administration Book and Supply Certifications
2 folders
1953-1962
Box
17
Dean of Faculty
3 folders
1963-1972
17
Dean of Men
1953-1969
17
Dean of Research
1966-1972
17
Dean of Students
1967-1970
17
Financial Aid Office
1968-1969
Institutional Research, Office of
1950-1969
Box
17
General
1950-1969
24
Predicted First Term Grades for Incoming Freshman for Fall 1963
1963
Box
17
Library
2 folders
1946-1969
17
Memorial Union
1962-1968
17
Motor Pool
1971
17
News Bureau
1952-1969
17
OSU University Foundation
1949-1979
17
Physical Plant
1949-1969
18
President's Office
6 folders
1943-1969
Publications Office
1945-1971
Box
18
Commencement Program Data
1949-1955
18
General
1946-1971
18
Improving College and University Teaching
1946-1960
18
Information for War Activities Repor
1945-1946
18
OSU Press
1962
Registrar's Office
1943-1970
Box
18
Academic Deficiencies Committee Reports
1967-1968
18
Academic Regulations
1943-1953
18
Admissions Procedures and Regulations
1948-1959
18
Diploma Wording
1951-1958
18
General
1948-1969
18
New Student Week
1948-1970
18
Registration Procedures and Planning
1947-1960
18
Summaries of Enrollment and Probation
1950-1964
Box
18
Round Table (YMCA-YWCA)
1951-1953
reel 6
Cooperative Program between Kasetsart University (Thailand) and Oregon State College/University
1953-1963

Series XV:  Committees, 1942-1983Return to Top

Series XV contains materials generated by various university and School of Engineering committees and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and outlines for research projects. Issues addressed by these committees include: radiation safety, teacher appraisal, student recruitment, curriculum development, and screening of candidates for distinguished professor awards.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
18
Ad Hoc Committee for Extension of Graduate Education
1983
18
Aims and Objectives Committee
1952-1953
18
Computer Committee
1962-1963
18
Corvallis Conference on Research and Development for Oregon Small Business Planning Committee
1957-1958
18
Council on Curriculum and Academic Policy
Mostly documenting adjustments to the general catalogs.
1942-1959
19
Council on Curriculum and Academic Policy
2 folders
1945-1971
19
Council of Deans
4 folders
1967-1971
19
Curriculum Academic Policy Committee
1971-1973
19
Curriculum Council
Proposed new courses.
1945-1961
19
Distinguished Professor Awards Screening Committee
1953-1966
19
Engineering Committee on the Scope and Content of Calculus
1965-1966
19
Faculty Senate
1960-1969
19
Faculty Welfare Committee
1951-1963
19
Institutional Committee on National Science Foundation Science Development Program (Stardust)
1964-1965
19
OSU Press
1961-1970
19
Patent Committee
1963-1969
19
Placement Bureau Committee
1949-1960
19
Publications Committee
1953-1962
19
Radiation Safety Committee
1958-1962
19
Registration Committee
1956-1969
19
Research Committee
Mostly made up of research project outlines.
1958-1961
19
Student Recruiting Committee
1975-1978
19
Superior Student Committee
1952
19
Teacher Appraisal Committee
1952-1963
19
Technical Services Committee, 1968
1968
19
War Emergency Committee
2 folders
1950-1951

Series XVI:  OSU Instructional Divisions, 1931-1981Return to Top

Series XVI documents interaction between Dean Gleeson and other Engineering faculty and administrators from other instructional departments and colleges on campus. Primarily made up of correspondence, this series also includes conference proceedings, course outlines, curriculum proposals, publications, and reports. Among the subjects covered include: computer development, grievances against instructors by students, and curriculum development.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
19
Agriculture
2 folders
1949-1970
20
Business and Technology
1955-1971
20
Division of Continuing Education
1979-1981
20
Education
2 folders
1950-1969
20
Forestry
1950-1970
20
Forest Products Laboratory
1946-1957
Graduate School
1931-1970
Box
20
General
2 folders
1945-1970
20
Honorary Degrees
1933-1962
20
List of Engineering Theses and Resulting Publications
1932-1942
20
Professional Degrees
1931-1958
20
Registration and Graduation Statistics
1962-1969
Box
20
Home Economics
1950-1969
20
Humanities and Social Sciences
2 folders
1948-1971
20
Military Science
2 folders
1946-1971
20
Oceanography
1969-1970
20
Pharmacy
1951-1967
20
Physical Education
1953-1971
20
Science, College of
5 folders
1949-1960

Series XVII:  Oregon State System of Higher Education (OSSHE), 1951-1989Return to Top

The focus of Series XVII are relations between the school and the Oregon State System of Higher Education (OSSHE) Chancellor’s Office and other OSSHE institutions. Along with two reports by OSU faculty on engineering education in Oregon, this series contains correspondence pertaining to the Community College Transfer Program, a fallout shelter analysis course, and engineering coursework at Portland State University.

Container(s) Description Dates
Chancellor's Office
1951-1970
Box
21
Community College Transfer Program
1967-1970
21
General
1951-1969
Box
21
Division of Continuing Education - Fallout Shelter Analysis Course
1964
21
Historical Perspectives: Higher Education In the Portland Metropolitan Area and OSUs’ Involvement
Dean Fred Burgess.
1989
21
Portland State College/University
1955-1969
21
Report on Engineering Education Needs in Oregon
Includes reference materials.
1969-1970

Series XVIII:  U.S. Government, 1947-1971Return to Top

Series XVIII pertains to relations between the School of Engineering and federal government agencies such as the Department of the Interior, the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Selective Service Administration, and the Atomic Energy Commission. Consisting mostly of correspondence and publications, topics covered include nuclear engineering education, fellowship programs, research projects related to the “space sciences”, and conference participation. This series also contains letters from Deans Gleeson and Burgess to congressional representatives.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
21
Atomic Energy Commission
1950-1966
Department of the Interior
1948-1971
Box
21
Bonneville Power Administration
1949-1963
21
Bureau of Mines
1948-1971
21
Bureau of Reclamation
1950-1962
Box
21
Selective Service System
1965-1970
21
Federal Security Agency
This organization became the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in 1958.
1947-1962
21
General
1954-1971
21
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
1962
21
National Science Foundation
1960-1964

Series XIX:  Oregon State Government, 1939-1981Return to Top

Series XIX documents the interaction between the College of Engineering and several Oregon state agencies. The series includes corespondence, reports, meeting minutes, reference materials, legislative materials, and newspaper clippings. The State Highway Commission materials document the impact of road construction materials upon animals and the Northwest Traffic Engineering Conference. The Capitol Planning Commission materials document the participation of Engineering Dean George Gleeson as a member of the commission and planning for development of Salem, Oregon, in the 1940s through 1960s. All of the Capitol Planning Commission materials as well as the Pacific Northwest California Power Intertie documents and the materials pertaining to approval of voting machines for the Elections Division are on microfilm.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
21
Board of Engineering Examiners
Engineering-in-training exam.
1976-1981
21
State Highway Commission
1948-1963
Reel
6
Pacific Northwest California Power Intertie - Governor's Committee
1962-1963
6-7
Election Divison - Approval of Voting Machines
1962-1967
Capitol Planning Commission
1939-1969
Reel
7-9
1-15: Correspondence
1945-1969
9
16: Pamplets and Reference Materials
undated
9
18: Minutes
1949-1968
9
19: Reports, Statements, Recommendations, and Master Plans
1939-1967
9
20: Summary of Capitol Planning Activities to July 1, 1961
1961
9
21: Study in Salem's Transportation, Volume 1, Factual Data Report
1962
9
22: Salem City Manager's Budget Message for 1958-1960
1958
9
23: Office Space Management for State of Oregon - Status and Recommendations
1968
9
24: Solving Parking Problems - A Guide to Community Action
1950
9
25: Re-Use of Old Agriculture Building
1966
9
26: Capitol Mall Parking Study
1966
9
27: Governor's Residence for Oregon
1966
9
28: Salem Zone Code and Capitol Planning Commission Annual Report
1969
9
29: Legislature
1969
9
31: Newspaper Articles, Releases, and Clippings
1967-1969

Series XX:  Colleges and Universities, 1952-2000Return to Top

Communication between the School of Engineering and other colleges and universities make up the focus of series XX, which contains correspondence, reports, and publications. In addition to replies to particular questions about engineering faculty members and the curriculum at OSU, other subjects addressed in this series include community college transfer courses, faculty recruitment, the development of Linn-Benton Community College, and announcements of recent engineering research and publications.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
21
Community Colleges
1961-1981
21
General
7 folders
1952-1972
22
Hanford Graduate Center
Nuclear power.
1966-1970
22
Multnomah College
1953-1959
22
Oregon Graduate Institute
1983-2000

Series XXI:  Accreditation, 1960-1993Return to Top

Series XXI documents periodic accreditation reviews of the College by the Engineers' Council for Professional Development and later, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. This series is mostly made up of correspondence and reports.

Container(s) Description Dates
Engineers' Council for Professional Development
Later known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
1960-1993
Box
22
General
1971-1983
22
1978 Visitation
1978-1979
22
1981 Visitation
1981-1982
22
1984 Visitation
1983-1985
22
1987 Visitation
1986-1988
22
1990 Visitation
1989-1991
Self-Study Questionnaire Reports
1960-1993
Box
22
1 volume
1960
22
8 volumes
1990
22
5 volumes
1993

Series XXII:  Publications, 1972-2002Return to Top

Series XXII contains a variety of publications oriented toward prospective engineering students and alumni that include advising guides, graduate study guides, informational brochures, flyers, and newsletters. Among these publications is an administrative history of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
24
Advising Guides
1982-1991
24
Informational Brochures and Flyers
1991
Newsletters
1972-2002
Box
24
Engineer
2002
24
Engineering Focus
1972-1975
Box
24
OSU Mechanical Engineering: Our Faculty and Staff Heritage
1995
24
Research and Graduate Study Guides
1988-1992

Series XXIII:  Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP), 1943-1945Return to Top

Series XXIII documents the Army Specialized Training Program on the Oregon State Collage campus during World War II and includes transcripts of program participants, course outlines, enrollment summaries, reports of staff teaching military trainees, and ' administrative records and correpondence. All of the records are on microfilm.

Container(s) Description Dates
Reel
1-3
Transcripts of Academic Record
These transcripts include biographical information about the program participants and the courses they completed as part of the program.
Access must be approved by the University Archivist because of confidential information.
3
Course Outlines
3
Correspondence
3
Contract Data
3-4
Reports of Instructional Load for Staff Members Teaching Military Trainees
4
17-27: Enrollment
4
28-30: Course Outlines
4
31: Requisition Accounts
4
32: General Order and Directions
4
33: Textbooks and Supplies
4
34: Instructor's Report Forms

Series XXIV:  Academic Year Institute for High School Science and Math Teachers, 1953-1965Return to Top

Container(s): Reel 5

Series XXIV includes proposals, reports, lists of participants, and course evaluations for the Academic Year Institute for High School Science and math Teachers at Oregon State College. The Institute was funded by the National Science Foundation.