Sigurd D. Medhus Papers, 1947-1949  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Medhus, Sigurd D.
Title
Sigurd D. Medhus Papers
Dates
1947-1949 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.1 cubic foot, including 34 photographs, (2 oversize boxes)
Collection Number
MSS Medhus
Summary
The Sigurd D. Medhus Papers consist of materials generated and assembled by Medhus documenting his student years at Oregon State College from 1946 to 1950, especially his membership in the Delta Upsilon fraternity, activities as a yell leader and member of the rally squad, and military training in the Air Force ROTC summer camp at Hamilton Air Force Base. Medhus earned a BS in Business and Technology from Oregon State in 1950.
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

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Sigurd D. Medhus earned a BS in Business and Technology from Oregon State College in 1950. He attended Oregon State for four academic years from 1946-1947 through 1949-1950. In the summer of 1949, he attended ROTC summer camp at Hamilton Air Force Base. After graduation, Medhus worked in financial services, including 26 years at General Electric. He was vice president of finance at Hoffman-La Roche, Inc. from 1976 to 1980 and executive vice president and chief financial officer of American Express from 1980 to 1982. In 1982, he was appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of U.S. Industries.

Sigurd Duane Medhus was born in Leeds, North Dakota on March 7, 1929 to a Norwegian family. His family moved to Portland, Oregon, and he graduated from Grant High School in 1946. Medhus used the name "S. Duane Medhus" during his college years; he was known by the nickname "Dewey".

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Sigurd D. Medhus Papers consist of materials generated and assembled by Dewey Medhus during his student years at Oregon State College documenting his membership in the Delta Upsilon fraternity; his activities as a yell leader and yell king; and his attendance at the Air Force ROTC summer camp at Hamilton Air Force Base in 1949. The collection includes scrapbook pages with photographs and newspaper clippings; loose photographs; a yearbook from the 1949 ROTC summer camp; and a felt Oregon State pennant. The scrapbook pages include photographs of Delta Upsilon members in front of the fraternity house and a group of the fraternity members participating in the Interfraternity Sing. Newspaper clippings and photographs document Medhus' antics as a yell leader and yell king as well as other members of the rally squad, including Ray Staub and John Supple.

The collection includes a professional quality photograph from the 1949 ROTC Summer Camp; 22 snapshots of Medhus and his fellow cadets participating in training and recreational activities; and The Cadet, a yearbook for the Fourth Air Force Summer ROTC Camp held at Hamilton Air Force Base (California) in 1949.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Sigurd D. Medhus Papers (MSS Medhus), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Cheerleading--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Greek letter societies--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Delta Upsilon. Oregon State Chapter, Corvallis.
  • Oregon State College--Students.
  • United States. Air Force ROTC.
  • United States. Air Force. Air Force, 4th.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Hamilton Air Force Base (Calif.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints.
  • Scrapbooks.