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Office of Multicultural Affairs Records, 1987-2004

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Title
Office of Multicultural Affairs Records
Dates
1987-2004 (inclusive)
1991-2004 (bulk)
Quantity
12.1 cubic feet, including 78 photographs, (14 boxes and 1 map folder)
Collection Number
RG 225
Summary
The Office of Multicultural Affairs Records document the administration and functioning of the Office, which was established in 1991, and the variety of multicultural programs and activities for students and faculty at Oregon State University. The Records also reflect the many associated duties of Phyllis Lee, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs from 1992 until her retirement in 2003.
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 the Harrassment Incident Files (Series XIV). Access to this series is restricted and subject to review by the reference archivist.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Formed in 1991, the Office of Multicultural Affairs assists OSU in the promotion of cultural diversity, awareness, and sensitivity throughout the campus community. In this capacity, the office serves as a resource for the OSU community and the region in understanding multicultural issues; helps in the recruitment and retention of students, staff, and faculty from ethnic, racial, and other underrepresented groups; participates in curriculum development; and provides consultation services to all academic and support units.

The development of the Office of Multicultural Affairs is rooted in recommendations made by two advisory bodies, the OSU Board of Visitors and the Minority Affairs Commission. Created by President Byrne in 1986 to investigate ways to enhance diversity at OSU, the Board of Visitors advocated for the formation of a Minority Affairs Commission, which, in turn, argued for the establishment of an office devoted to addressing multicultural affairs. Phyllis Lee became the office’s first director.

After Lee retired in 2003, the Office of Multicultural Affairs was renamed the Office of Community and Diversity and Terryl Ross appointed as new director in 2004. The basic mission of the office, however, did not change.

Appointed to the OSU Board of Visitors in 1986, Phyllis Lee served as acting director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs before assuming the directorship in 1992. After earning a doctorate in counseling from OSU in 1983, Lee worked for Kaiser Permanente in Portland before returning to campus in 1991. Lee also worked as a public school teacher and in counseling education at Portland State University prior to her post with the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Office of Multicultural Affairs Records document the establishment of the office in 1991 and its administration and programs under the first director, Phyllis Lee. The Records represent the many issues pertaining to ethnicity, gender, and multiculturism at Oregon State University in the 1990s and early 2000s as well as the extensive activities, both on- and off-campus, of Phyllis Lee.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Office of Multicultural Affairs Records (RG 225), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Correspondence, 1989-2004Return to Top

Primarily made up of correspondence, Series I also contains newspaper clippings, notes, publications, and reports. This series documents interaction between Phyllis Lee and OSU administrative units, academic departments, campus cultural centers, Corvallis city government, and regional ethnic and racial advocacy organizations such the Urban League of Portland. Topics reflected in this series include requests for Lee’s intervention as a consultant and mediator, campus diversity initiatives, support for student participation in off-campus conferences, accreditation, presentations by visiting scholars and activists on subjects of racism and culture, outreach projects to minority communities, an assessment survey on campus climate, minority action plans from various OSU departments and colleges, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ coordination of conferences and events highlighting student diversity.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Accreditation
1994-2001
1
Admissions and Orientation Office
1994-2003
1
Affirmative Action Office
1991-2004
1
Associated Students of OSU (ASOSU)
1993-1997
1
Awards Received by Phyllis Lee
1994-2001
1
Barometer Newspaper
1992-1995
1
Brochure and Resource Guide Development
1991-1992
1
Campus Climate Assessment Survey
4 folders
2002-2004
Community Outreach
1996-2004
Box
1
African-American Events
1997-2004
1
Asian/Pacific American Events
3 folders
1997-2004
1
General
3 folders
1998-2002
1
Latino Events
3 folders
1996-2002
1
Native American Events
1999-2004
1
Community Relations Project
2001-2003
1
Corvallis City Government
1992-2003
1
Corvallis Police Department
1995-1999
1
Dean’s Council Meeting with Students of Color
1995
1
Development Office-Proposals for Minority Oriented Projects
1991-1992
1
Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program
1996-2003
1
Distance Education Programs
1998
1
Diversity Action Plan Development
1995-2004
2
Diversity Hiring Initiatives
1998-2004
2
Diversity Training Center at OSU
1993
2
Education, School of
1992-2001
2
Educational Opportunities Program
1991-1998
2
Engineering, College of
1996-1999
Event Planning
1992-2003
Box
2
Asian/Pacific American Celebrations
1995-1997
2
Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive
2002-2003
2
Campus Together Day
1994
2
Enhancing Race Relations on Campus Conference
1992
2
Halsell Hall Dedication
2002
2
Kaleidoscope of Colleges and Cultures Open House Events
1994-2002
2
La Raza Room Dedication
1997
2
Oregon Trail Celebration “York” Presentation
1993
2
OSU International Year of the Family Conference
1994
2
Pacific Northwest Chicano Conference
1994
2
Sacred Landscapes Conference
1999
2
Facilities Services
1998
2
Faculty Senate: Proposal for a Diversity Council
1999-2004
2
Fraternities and Sororities
1994-1999
2
General
1990-2003
2
Hewlett-Packard Diversity Initiative
1999-2000
2
Hispanic Migrant Community and OSU
2003-2004
2
Holiday Observance Policies
1991-2001
2
Human Resources Dept.-Staff Development Coordinator
1993
2
Indian Education Office
2 folders
1990-2001
2
Institutional Research and Planning Unit-Budgets and Planning Office
1990-1993
2
InterACTION Project/Kellogg Foundation
1996-1998
2
International Students
1992-1995
2
Jumpstart Program (Coca Cola Foundation/Art Department)
1996
2
Leadership and Educational Experiences in Ag. and Diversity (LEEAD)
1998
2
Liberal Arts, College of
1992-1993
2
Logo Development
1996
2
Media Outreach
1991-2001
2
Memorial Union Program Council
1992-1993
2
Mentoring Programs
1997
2
Minority Actions Plans from Various OSU Colleges
1989-1996
2
Minority Education Offices
1993-1999
2
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Corvallis Branch
1993-2004
2
Native American Roundtable Meetings,
2003
2
New Student Programs Office
1994-1996
2
Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policies
1990-1998
2
Northwest Regional China Council
1992-1995
Office of Multicultural Affairs
1991-2003
Box
2
Budgets
1992-1993
2
Distribution of Funds to Diversity Oriented Events and Programs
1996-2003
2
Establishment of the Office
1991
2
Program Descriptions and Mission Statements
1992-2003
2
Strategic Planning
1992-1994
2
Ombudsperson/Mediation Team Proposal
1991-2002
OSU Cultural Centers
1992-2002
Box
2
Coordinator Meetings
1994-1995
2
General
1992-2002
3
Meetings with President Byrne
1993-1994
3
Native American Longhouse
1992-1994
3
OSU Extension Service
1999-2002
3
OSU Library
1991-1994
3
OSU President’s Office
1995-2002
3
OSU 2007 Roundtable Forums
2003
3
Oregon Student Lobby
1994
3
Pharmacy, College of
1994-1997
3
Photo Directory of OSU Students/Staff Proposal
1993
Presentations by Visiting Scholars and Activists
1992-2003
Box
3
Dula, Annette
1995
3
Elliott, Jane
2 folders
2003
3
Frohnmayer, John
1996-1997
3
Holloway, Karla
1995
3
McCunn, Ruthanne Lum (two events)
1995-2000
3
McIntosh, Peggy
1998-1999
3
McLaurin, Sylvia
1994
3
Rodriquez, Eloy
1995
3
Sermol, Dorothy (multicultural consultant)
1992-1993
3
Vachss, Alice
1997
3
Wassmuth, Bill
1992
3
Wise, Tim
2 folders
2001
3
Zia, Helen
2000
3
Queer Education Office
2002
3
Racial/Ethnicity Identity Classification Codes
1992-1995
3
Requests for Consultation and Review,
1992-1998
3
Reviews of Campus Diversity Initiatives
1996-2002
3
Roper, Larry
1996-1998
3
Roy Arnold-OSU Provost and Executive Vice President (meetings)
2 folders
1991-1999
3
September 11 NYC Terrorist Attack-University Response
2 folders
2001
3
Student Affairs Office
1993-1998
3
Student Athletes
2001-2002
3
Student Attendance of Conferences and Workshops
1992-1998
3
Student Boycott in Response to Racial Incident
1996
3
Timeline of Programs Promoting Cultural Diversity
1994
3
University Advancement Office
2000
3
University Publications Office
1997-2001
3
University Strategic Planning Aims
1995-2003
3
University Vision and Cultural Diversity Statements
1992-1998
3
Urban League of Portland
1995
3
Various On-Campus Workshops and Meetings
1992-2001
3
Visits to Campus by Non-OSU Faculty and Activists
1994-2000
3
Visits and Tours by Prospective Students
1995-2002

Series II:  Committees, 1989-2004Return to Top

Series II consists of materials generated by various university committees, commissions, and advisory boards and is made up of meeting minutes, correspondence, notes, reports, and publications. Topics reflected in this series include hate-related activities on campus, the recruitment and retention of students and color, gender equity in the NCAA, the OSU 2007 strategic planning process, cross cultural outreach, diversity in course development, and response strategies to racial incidents.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Academic Council (OUS)
2001-2002
4
Advancement of Teaching Committee
2002
4
Affirming Diversity Course Development Committee
1991-1992
4
Asian Cultural Center Advisory Board
1998-2002
4
Asian/Pacific American Education Office Advisory Board
1998-2001
4
Asian Pacific American Student Union
1997
4
Association of Faculty for the Advancement of People of Color
1999-2004
4
Brown vs. Board of Education Commemoration Group
2004
4
Character and Community Task Force
2000-2001
4
Coalition for Cross Cultural Outreach
1999-2000
4
Commission on Racism
2 folders
1990-1992
4
Committee on Committees
2000
4
Community Relation Project Group
2004
4
Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program Advisory Board
2003
4
Diversity Programs Workgroup
2000
4
Diversity 2000 Planning Committee
2 folders
1997-1999
4
Enrollment Workgroup
1999
4
Ethical Development Committee
1997
4
Faculty Awards Committee
1999
4
Faculty Mediation Committee
2000-2002
4
Faculty Senate Executive Committee
1998-1999
4
Foods Systems Professions Education Steering Committee(InterACTION Project)
1995-1996
4
Gender Equity and Minority Task Force (Athletics)
2001
4
Kaleidoscope of Colleges and Cultures-Planning Core Committee
1995-1999
4
Marketing Strategic Advisory Committee
1997
4
May 30th Diversity Group
2000-2001
4
Minority Affairs Commission
2 folders
1989-1995
5
NCAA Equity Committee
3 folders
2000
5
Office of Multicultural Affairs 2000 Committee
1998
5
OSU Board of Advisors
2002
5
OSU Honorary Doctorate Committee
1997-2000
5
OSU Institutional Review Board - Human Subjects Committee
1996-2002
5
OSU 2007 Community and Student Development Subgroup
2002
5
OSU 2007 Curricular Issues Planning Team Satellite Group 2-Faculty Issues
2 folders
2002-2003
5
OSU 2007 Diversity Redesign Committee-Students with Disabilities Focus Group
2002
5
OSU 2007 Student Experience Diversity Subgroup
2 folders
2002-2003
5
OSU 2007 Student Services Redesign Group
2001-2002
5
President’s Cabinet
1993-1995
5
President’s Commission on Campus Climate
1998-1999
5
President’s Commission on Hate-Related Activities
2 folders
1994-1998
President’s Commission on the Status of Women
1991-2004
Box
5
5 folders
1991-1995
6
2000-2004
6
Pride Celebration 2004 Steering Committee
2004
6
Professional and Managerial Internships in State Employment (PROMISE) Task Force
6 folders
1993-2004
6
Provost’s Council
5 folders
1993-2003
6
Recruitment Work Group,
1996-1999
6
Salary Equity Planning Committee
1994-1995
6
September 11 Commemoration Committee
2002
6
Sexual Assault Task Force,
1995-1997
6
STAART-2 (Student Affairs Administrative Response Team) (racial incident response policies)
2 folders
1999-2001
6
Student Affairs Campus Compact Diversity Initiative Committee
1997-1999
6
Student Athlete Advisory Board
1993
6
Students of Color Recruitment and Retention Committee
3 folders
1998-2003
7
TEAM (Together Everyone Accomplishes More) Task Force
3 folders
7
Transitions Planning Groups
1996-1997
7
Undergraduate Council Diversity Workgroup
1995
7
Undergraduate Education Council
1998-2001
7
Undergraduate Education Council-Retention Workgroup
2 folders
1996-1999
7
University Council
1994
7
University Publications Committee
2000-2001
7
University Scholarship Committee
1998-2000
7
Vice Provost for Research Advisory Board
2002-2003
7
Weatherford International Residential College Academic Program Group
1997-1998
7
Web Translations Steering Committee
1997

Series III:  Staff Meetings, 1993-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Series III documents Office of Multicultural Affairs staff meetings and is primarily made up of notes, but also includes correspondence, meeting agendas, and flyers.

Series IV:  Reports, 1987-2004Return to Top

In addition to annual summaries of Office of Multicultural Affairs' and Phyllis Lee's activities, the reports in Series IV include status reports on ethnic and racial diversity at OSU and the Oregon University System, OSU strategic planning documents, harassment response guidelines, updates on diversity initiatives at OSU, and a survey study on campus climate in Oregon.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
7
Annual Reports
6 folders
1992-1998
7
Annual Reports-Notes for
1998-2004
7
Campus Climate Survey: Conducted for the Oregon State System of Higher Education (OSSHE) (survey report)
1997
7
Challenging Times, Clear Choices: An Action Agenda for College Access and Success (National Dialogue on Student Financial Aid)
2003
7
Diversity at OSU 1998-1999: Reports from the Campus
1999
7
Diversity Initiatives at OSU-Status Report and Update
1999-2003
7
Diversity 2000: Working Together a 21st Century Guide
1999
7
External Review of Student and Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity Initiatives (OSSHE)
1996
7
Implementation of the Enrollment Management Review Team Recommendations
1996
7
Minority Action Program
1989
7
NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Certification Self-Study Report
2000
7
A New Breed of Beaver-Integrating Ethnic Studies and International Education
undated
7
New Faculty Diversity Initiatives in OSSHE
1995
7
Office of Multicultural Affairs Administrative Cost/Structure Assessment
1992
7
Office of Multicultural Affairs Status Report
2000
7
Oregon Action Plan for Diversifying the Education Workforce
1998
7
OSU Response to Discriminatory Harassment Incidents
2002
8
OSU Shaping the Future: 5-Year Strategic Plan (draft)
2003
8
OSU in the 21st Century: Budget and Redesign Teams Report
2001
8
OSU 2007: Enhancing and Sustaining Local and Global Communities, Environments, and Economies
undated
8
Oregon University System Diversity Report: The Benefits of Diversity on Campus and Beyond
2000
8
Oregon University System Diversity Report: National Trends, and Racial/Ethnic Diversity among OUS Students, Instructional Faculty, and Staff
2001
8
Oregon University System Diversity Report: Student, Faculty, and Staff Racial/Ethnic Diversity-A Retrospective of Five and Ten-Year Progress
2003
8
President’s Reports on the State of Racial/Ethnic Diversity
2000
8
Professional Faculty Issues Group Report
2002
8
Racism at OSU: Findings of the President’s Commission on Racism
1992
8
Report to the OSU Student Affairs Dept. Heads frm the Diversity Programs Work Group
2001
8
Status of Ethnic and Racial Diversity: OSU
2001
8
Status of Minority Faculty Recruitment and Retention and Perceptions of the Campus Climate by Minority Faculty
1994
8
Study of Racial and Ethnic Relations in Portland (City Club of Portland)
1991-1992
8
Undergraduate Admissions Criteria Issue Group Preliminary Report
2002
8
Working Together for the Future Towards Racial and Cultural Diversity at OSU, (Board of Visitors for Minority Affairs)
1987

Series V:  Curriculum Development and Instruction, 1991-2004Return to Top

Series V documents Phyllis Lee’s participation in classroom instruction and proposals for the development of new academic programs and departments. This series contains correspondence, grant proposals, handouts, presentation notes, publications, and syllabi.

Container(s) Description Dates
Participation in Classes
1996-2004
Box
8
ALS 199 (Ethics, Culture and Influence: The Role of Media in America)
2001
8
COMM (Media Subjects)
2000
8
CSSA (College Student Services Admin.) Courses
1997-2001
8
ED 201 (Education Seminar Series)
2004
8
ELI (English Language Institute) Culture Class
1997
8
H 434 (Health Care Law and Regulation)
1999
8
H 537 (Management of Human Resources in Healthcare Orgs)
1997
8
Linguistics 251 (Languages of Oregon)
2004
8
LS 406 (Student Media Project)
2003
8
LS 406 (Writing Grant Proposals)
1998
8
Multicultural Health
2004
8
OSU Odyssey Courses
1997-1999
8
Social, Cultural, and Political Foundations of Education
1996
8
Women’s Studies 399
2004
Program Proposals
1991-2001
Box
8
CAMP (College Assistant Migrant Program) Grant Proposal
2000
8
Ethnic Studies Department Proposal for Establishment
2 folders
1993-1994
8
Minority Scholars Network
1991-1992
8
Multicultural Scholars Program for Home Economics
1994-1997
8
Safe Haven Program for Survivors of Violence
2001
8
Wetland Exploration Team Project
2000

Series VI:  Scholarships, 1991-2002Return to Top

Series VI documents scholarship programs for ethnic and racial minorities offered by OSU, the Oregon University System, and private institutions. In addition to correspondence, there are also blank applications, flyers, meeting minutes, notes, reports, and statistical data in this series.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
8
Chinese American Citizens Alliance Scholarship
1992
8
Diversity Achievement Scholarship Program
3 folders
2001-2002
8
General
1993-2001
8
Junior Year Minority Achievement Scholarship (JMAS) Program
1996-1997
8
Oregonian Publishing Company Scholarship Fund Advisory Committee
1991-1992
8
Proctor and Gamble Ethnic/Racial Diversity Minority Student Scholarship
1992-1998
8
Safeco Ethnic/Racial Diversity Minority Student Scholarship
1993-1998
8
Under-Represented Minority Achievement Scholarship Program
2 folders
1990-1998

Series VII:  Presentations, 1991-2004Return to Top

Series VII pertains to presentations made by Lee for campus departments, student organizations, orientation of new faculty members, public schools, state agencies, companies, and new student orientation programs. Also documenting conference addresses and panelist participation at public forums, this series consists of correspondence, flyers, publications, and speech notes.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
9
Academic Advisors Workshop
2003
9
Advisors Brown Bag-Tips for Working Effectively with Diverse Students
2002
9
Albany General Hospital Home Care and Hospice
1992
9
American Council on Education Conferences
2 folders
1994-2001
9
American Friends Service Committee
2001
9
Asian American/Pacific Islander HIV Prevention
2002-2003
9
Asian Nights Celebration (OSU)
1993-1995
9
Asian/Pacific American Welcome Reception
2004
9
Asian Youth Leadership Conference
1997
9
Associated Students of OSU (ASOSU) Retreats
1992-1995
9
Barometer Staff Diversity Training
1995
9
Barometer Training Workshop-Minorities and the Media
2001
9
Behavioral Interviewing Workshop: Search Committee for the Director of Community and Diversity
2004
9
Benton County Commission on Children and Families
1999
9
Cambodian/Laotian New Year Celebration
1994
9
Cambodian New Year Celebration
1997
9
Campus Tour Staff Training
1994
9
Career Information Days
1993
9
Coalition for Cross-Cultural Outreach Conferences
2000-2001
9
College Foundation Development Officers Meeting
1996
9
Conference and Event Coordinator Network-Cultural Awareness Training Session
2003
9
Corvallis High School-Multicultural Awareness Week
1996
9
Corvallis Police Department
1999
9
Crescent Valley High School
undated
Cultural Center Staff Retreat
1996
Box
9
Retreat Materials
Map Case
*
Retreat Notes
9
Cultural Diversity Institute-WICHE Program
1996
9
Dean’s Council (OSU)
1998
9
Difficult Dialogues Series-Gender (OSU)
2001
9
Discrimination and Hate Community Forum
2002
9
Emery Parish Exhibit-Public Forum Panel
1993
9
Ethical Issues in Academic Life Forum Panelist
1999
9
Florence (Oregon) Diversity Day
1997
9
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Resource Fair
1994
9
Golden Key Honorary Society Chapter Installation Keynote Address
1998
9
Government-to-Government Education Cluster Meeting
1999
9
Honors College Fall Forum
1999
9
Housing Coordinators Training
1995
9
InterACTION Project Staff
1996
9
International Refugee Center of Oregon (IRCO) Annual Conference
2000
9
Introduction of Graduate at the Class of 2004 Lavender Graduation
2004
9
Introductions of the Office of Multicultural Affairs to Campus
1991-1992
9
Ism: College Students-Diversity and Community Panel
1995-1996
9
Japanese Nights Celebrations
1994-1996
9
Kaiser Permanente Cultural Diversity Task Force
1995
9
Leslie Middle School (Salem) Bilingual Students
1999-2000
9
Linn-Benton Community College
1997-2003
9
Los Angeles Police Trial Verdict Open Forum
1993
9
McNair Scholars Graduation Address
2002
9
Menucha IV Conference-Diversity as Opportunity in Workplaces, Communities, and Schools,
1993
9
Minority Business Students Association
1999
9
Mom’s Weekend-Cultural Diversity Breakfast
1999
9
NAACP-Corvallis Branch
2001
9
New Faculty (OSU) Orientations
1993-1999
9
New Student Orientation Programs
1993-1994
9
Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment Conference
1998
9
Northwest Women in Educational Administration Meeting
1993
9
Old Mill Center for Children and Families
1994
9
Oregon Commission on Asian Affairs
1996
9
Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs
1992
9
Oregon Bilingual Summer Institute
1998
9
Oregon Institute on Ethnic Diversity Seminar
1994
9
Oregon School Age Care Alliance Conference
1993
9
Oregon State Bar-Debtor/Creditor Section Annual Meeting
2002
9
Oregon Supreme Court Task Force on Racial/Ethnic Issues in the Judicial System-Ethnic Sensitivity Training
1992
9
OSU College of Ag. Sciences Ambassadors-Training Session
1996
9
OSU Conference and Event Coordinator Network
2003
9
OSU Mini College
1995-1996
9
OSU Office Personnel Association Luncheon
1998
9
OSU Pow Wow
2001
9
OSU Public Forum Panels-Is Affirmative Action Reverse Discrimination?
2002-2003
9
OSU Start Program Diversity Development Workshop
1999
9
OSU Woman of Achievement Award-Acceptance Speech
1998
9
Oregon Women in Higher Education Conference
1999
10
Pacific Association for Cooperative Education Conference-Keynote Speaker
1995
10
Pi Lambda Theta Honorary Society-Portland Chapter
1993
10
Professional Faculty Leadership Association (OSU)-Holiday Celebrations
2003
10
Public Hearing on Oregon State Senate Bills 338 and 339 (Multicultural Education Programs and Policies)
1997
10
Race and Class Symposium in Portland
1999
10
Reader’s Theater-Climate for Faculty from Historically Underrepresented Groups
2002
10
Recreational Sports Dept. Staff Orientation
1993
10
Rotary Club-Corvallis
1992
10
Sackett Hall Dormitory Lecture on “Name-Calling, Labels, and Epithets”
2001
10
Salem-Keizer Public School District-Multicultural Conference
1997
10
SMILE Program Teacher Orientation
1999
10
State Management Association-Affirmative Action Forum
1995
10
Student Employee Supervisors
1997
10
Summer Orientation and Admission Program (SOAP)
1993-1996
10
Teacher and Counselor Education Licensure Faculty Meeting-Racism Panel
1996
10
Title IX and Women of Color Panel
1998
10
Ukrainian Women’s Leadership Program
2000
10
Upward Bound
1994
10
Western Association of University Publications Managers Meeting
1995
10
Western Oregon University-Responding to Cultural Diversity Panel
1997
10
Women’s Leadership Conference Panelist
2003

Series VIII:  Newspaper Clippings, 1992-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

The clippings in series VIII relate to the establishment of the office and Lee’s appointment as director, the Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program, the OSU Cultural Centers, incidents of racism and homophobia, and diversity education events on campus. The articles and editorials were clipped from the Daily Barometer, Corvallis Gazette-Times, and the Oregonian.

Series IX:  Notes, 1992-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Series IX is made up of notes taken by Phyllis Lee recording various meetings and interviews with faculty of color on campus and OSU administrators.

Series X:  Subject Files, 1991-2004Return to Top

The subject files in Series X are comprised of materials originating from a variety of off-campus organizations and governmental agencies oriented toward human rights, racial advocacy, social services, and educational equity. Also documented in this series are conferences and workshops held at OSU and off-campus that were not organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Made up of correspondence, publications, reports, and notes, these files also explore minority student statistical profiles, Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day, state legislation, and other universities’ diversity plans.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
10
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
1994
10
Asian American Baseline Essays
1992-1993
10
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
1998-2001
10
Ayala Foundation for Educational Equity
2001
10
Benton Community Health Center
2003
10
Benton County Commission on Children and Families
1996-2001
10
Chaordic Organization
1997
Conferences
1991-2001
Box
10
Agricultural Comm. Dept. Retreat on Outreach to Hispanics (OSU)
1991
10
American Missionaries and Social Change in China: An International Public Symposium
1994
10
Boundaries and Borderlands III: The Search for Recognition and Community in America
1999
10
Breaking Down Walls: Scholarship and Activism Among Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Friends
1994
10
Building Bridges: 5th Annual Multicultural Students Leadership Retreat
1995
10
Creative Ways of Finding and Keeping Faculty and Administrators of Color
1994
10
Environmental Justice: Burdens and Promise
1995
10
Improving Minority Adult Participation in Higher Education
1992
10
International Federation of Gender Education
1996
10
Japanese Americans and World War II: Lessons Past, Present, and Future-K-12 Educator’s Workshop (OSU)
1998
10
Learning Technologies and Students of Color
1997
10
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education
2001
10
Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment
1992
10
Open Mind (Association for the Achievement of Cultural Diversity in Higher Education)
1993
10
OSU Diversity Summit
2001
10
Pacific Northwest Students of Color
1994
10
Retaining Adult Students in Higher Education (video-conference)
1992
10
We Can Get Along: A Blueprint for a Campus Unity (video-conference)
1993
10
Consortium for American Indian Graduate Education
2002
10
Corvallis Area Chamber of Commerce
2000-2001
10
Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Partnership Inc.
2001
10
Diversity Related Activities and Historical Timeline at OSU
1999-2000
10
Inroads Inc.
1997
10
Marketing and Publicity
1999-2002
10
Martin Luther King Jr. Citizen Memorial Award
1998-1999
10
Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day Initiative
1998
10
MECHA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan) Student Group
1996
10
Metropolitan Human Rights Commission (Portland)
1994
10
Multicultural Literacy Center-Corvallis
2001
10
National Asian Pacific-American Legal Consortium
1995
10
Native American Collaborative Institute
undated
10
Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs
1993-1995
10
Oregon Commission on Black Affairs
1991-1994
10
Oregon State Legislation: Senate Bill 103 (public school multicultural education policy)
1999
10
Oregon State Police
1994-2001
10
OSU Cascades Branch-Bend
2003
10
Oregon Uniting
1999-2000
10
Oregon University System-Office of Multicultural Affairs
1996-1999
10
Other Universities Diversity Plans
2000
10
Pan Asian Community Alliance
2001
10
Portland State University Strategic Planning
1991-1993
10
President’s Board of Visitors for Minority Affairs
1998
10
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Scare-Discrimination Toward Asians
2003
10
Statistical Profiles of the Four Minority Groups-Campus Presence
1996-1997
10
Student Action with Farmworkers Summer Internship and Leadership Development Program
1993
10
Student and Staff Ethnicity Information
2001-2003
10
Third World/Minority Academics in Oregon Group
1991
10
Understanding Racism Foundation
2004
10
University of Oregon Office of Multicultural Review Committee
2004

Series XI:  Publications, 1992-2004Return to Top

In addition to guides produced by the Office of Multicultural Affairs for advising Native American and other students of color, the publications in series XI include flyers for presentations and forums on multicultural issues and a handbook on child care published by the State of Oregon with editorial comments by Lee.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
10
Flyers for Presentations and Events
1995
10
Guides to Services, Programs, and Resources for American Indian and Alaskan Native Students
1995
10
Multicultural Resource Guides for Advising Students of Color
1993-2004
10
Oregon Child Care Basics II: Social and Emotional Health Handbook
Includes comments Lee made as a reviewer of the document.
1992

Series XII:  Student Papers, 2001Return to Top

Series XII consists of an an undergraduate honors thesis, Opening Minds and Opening Doors for Students of Color at OSU, detailing the organizational structure of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and its role in serving as a hub for diversity programs at the university.

Series XIII:  Off-Campus Organizations and Committees, 1991-2004Return to Top

Series XIII documents Lee’s involvement in non-OSU committees, professional associations, governmental bodies, and advisory councils. The organizations represented in this series are primarily state and regional entities oriented toward diversity and educational development. In addition to meeting minutes and correspondence, this series also contains reports, notes, newspaper clippings, and conference materials.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
11
American Association of University Administrators
6 folders
1994-2003
11
Benton County Health Department Safety Net Committee
2002-2003
11
Benton County Needs Assessment Committee
1999
11
Building a Hate-Free Oregon Summit-Benton County/OSU Group
1992-1993
11
Center for Organizational Research and Development
1992
11
Community Alliance for Diversity
9 folders
1993-2003
11
Corvallis Partnerships for Diversity
2004
Council on Diversity in Education
2 folders
1992-2001
Box
11
2 folders
1992-1994
12
3 folders
1994-2001
12
Ethnic Cultures Consortium of Oregon
1991-1992
12
HIV Prevention Outreach for Women in Benton County Community Advisory Panel
1997-1999
12
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges: Commission on Human Resources and Change
6 folders
1994-2003
12
Oregon Coalition for Inclusive Campuses
1998
12
Oregon Commission on Asian Affairs-Corvallis Area Advisory Committee
1995-1996
12
Oregon Cultural Trust-Community Cultural Planning Steering Committee
2002
12
Oregon Health Policy Institute-Underserved Populations Policy Workgroup
1993-1995
12
Oregon State Bar-Affirmative Action Forum Group
1995-1998
12
Oregon University System Multicultural Issues Group
2001
12
Oregon University System Native American Policy Work Group
2001
12
Statewide Students of Color Task Force
1997
12
Steering Committee on Diversity in Oregon’s Educational Reform
2 folders
1992
12
Superintendent’s Advisory Committee on Ethnic Diversity
2 folders
1997-2000
12
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission-Redesign Committee
1997
12
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission-Supply and Demand Committee (State of Oregon)
1997-1998
12
Thomason Auto Group-Community Advisory Committee
2001-2002
12
Western Governor’s University-Oregon Advisory Committee
1996

Series XIV:  Harassment Incident Files, 1992-2002Return to Top

Series XIV pertains to complaints of racial and ethnic harassment from students at OSU and local high schools that were received by Phyllis Lee. Documenting situations both on campus and off, this series includes correspondence, flyers, incident reports, newspaper clippings, notes, sketches, and a banner.

Access to these materials is restricted and subject to review by the reference archivist.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
13
Off-Campus
1992-1998
13
On-Campus
1992-2002

Series XV:  Photographs, 1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box 14

The photographs (color prints and negatives) depict a performance of various international dances including the Chinese “dragon dance” in a grand opening ceremony commemorating the establishment of the Office of Multicultural Affairs in 1991.