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University Advancement Videotapes, 1988-2003

Overview of the Collection

Oregon State University. University Advancement.
University Advancement Videotapes
1988-2003 (inclusive)
1991-1998 (bulk)
4.35 cubic feet, including 141 videotapes, (5 boxes)
Collection Number
FV P 210
The University Advancement Videotapes consist of television spots promoting Oregon State University; television news reports pertaining to OSU; special events recordings; raw footage of campus scenes and athletic events; and video recordings of University Marketing focus groups.
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
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Permission of the University Archivist may be required for viewing recordings of focus groups.

Additional Reference Guides

Preliminary container list available online.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Division of University Advancement promotes the image of Oregon State University by coordinating the communication and marketing actvities of the university. The Division is comprised of News and Communications, Research Communications, Publications, Marketing, University Events, and Trademark Licensing.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The University Advancement Videotapes consist of television spots promoting Oregon State University and videotapes used for student recruitment; recordings of television news reports regarding notable OSU events; recordings of special events; raw footage of campus scenes, athletic events, and OSU alumni to be included in television spots, recruiting videos, or other productions; and recordings of focus groups organized by University Marketing to assess responses to Oregon State University advertisements and publications.

The videotapes include footage pertaining to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building (Owen Hall); Earnest Killum's death in 1992; the OSU Printing Department fire; notable OSU alumni such as Linus Pauling, Terry Baker, Mercedes Bates, and Doug Engelbart; notable OSU faculty such as Bruce Mate, Jane Lubchenco, Annette Rossignol, and Warren Kronstad; the Austin Family Business Program and the College of Business; research programs in natural resources and biotechnology; the Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory; and the College of Engineering.

Several videotape formats are represented in the collection. The bulk of the collection (141 items) are VHS; 31 of the tapes are Betacam or BetacamSP format; 5 are 1" Type C open reel; and 1 item is 3/4" Umatic.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright, reproduction, and use restrictions may apply to the videotape recordings from television broadcasts.

Preferred Citation

University Advancement Videotapes (FV P 210), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top