During the 1950s and 1960s at the University of Oregon, language study was offered within the Foreign Language Department. The collection (1948-1967) contains records largely from the Classic and Modern language major (sometimes referred to as a Department in its own right).
The Department of German and Scandinavian at the University of Oregon offers undergraduate major and minor, Master's and Ph.D options. The collection contains records transferred from the Department of German and Scandinavian and from the former German department which also taught Russian language and literature. Materials include correspondence, faculty meetings, advising, visiting speakers, committee minutes, reports, policy and program information, and department files, 1962-1984.