Oliver Greeley Hughson, a retired building materials salesman, developed a successful program to teach young men construction skills. His Boy Builders Clubs and Minimalic Construction method became a model for schools and colleges throughout the United States and British Columbia. The bulk of Hughson’s papers chronicle the development of this training program from its inception in 1933 until his death in 1959. His personal papers include correspondence, his 1882 diary, day books, and family history.
The Collegiate 4-H Club Records document the activities of this student organization at Oregon State University. The Campus 4-H Club was founded at Oregon Agricultural College in the 1920s and remained activie until 1985.