Associated Students of University of Oregon (ASUO) records REVISING, 1901-2005  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

University of Oregon. Associated Students
Associated Students of University of Oregon (ASUO) records REVISING
1901-2005 (inclusive)
182.25 linear feet, (127 containers)
Collection Number
UA 150
The Associated Students of University of Oregon (ASUO) was created in 1900 to provide a stable financial basis for student activities such as debate, publications, and athletics. Collection (1901-2005) includes office and financial records, communications with student groups and UO administration, correspondence, meeting and hearing minutes (text and audio) of the ASUO and other student organizations.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Access Restrictions

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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Associated Students of University of Oregon (ASUO) is a student run, student elected, governing body on the University of Oregon campus. ASUO is comprised of many committees including the Executive, Student Senate (created 1974), and the Programs Finance Committee.

ASUO was created in 1900 to provide a stable financial basis for student activities such as debate, publications, and athletics in. As it grew, it took on many responsibilities such as institution and incidental fee, funding student activities and clubs, and providing student representation in the matters that would otherwise only involve faculty and administrative views and opinions. The university assumed control of athletics in 1947, and ASUO was left to focus on student needs and interests.

The ASUO has held charity drives and has been involved in many construction projects on campus, including the 1925 construction of McArthur Court, where the ASUO offices used to be located until the EMU was built in 1950. As of 2012, ASUO oversees approximately ninety programs created specifically for University of Oregon students.

[Source: University Archives alphabetical subject files, UA Ref 1, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.]

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes office records, memoranda, ledger and account books, constitution and bylaws, budget records, correspondence, minutes and audio recordings of Senate and IFC meetings, committee and other meeting minutes, subject files, and other records of meetings and hearings involving student groups and activities.

Material is organized by accession and includes the following material: (lists are not comprehensive)

Accession 04.2006.A: subject files, Diversity team reports, Outdoor program request, Worker’s Rights Consortium memoranda and letters, Affirmative Action documents, notes on personnel policies and job descriptions, PFC hearings and minutes, IFC minutes, hearings and internal minutes, Office of Student Advocacy reports, OSPIRG contracts, financial reports and memoranda, and also audio recordings of Senate meetings, and PFC hearings and meetings, 1972-2005.

Accession 10582.A: ASUO Student Conduct Court minutes, policies and procedures, weekly description reports, annual reports, and traffic court minutes, 1965-1966

Accession 10284.A: Ledger books including minutes of the Executive Committee of the ASUO and the "Constitution and By-Laws of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon," 1901-1920.

Accession 10522.A: Senate, correspondence, office records, football stadium communication, plans for women's building, and one letter on frames in Gerlinger, 1920-1952.

Accession 10833.A: Office files, meeting minutes, student loan reports, faculty collective bargaining records, community arts program records, fraternity and sorority non-discrimination statements, club sports records, and Canterbury Center records, 1953-1977.

Accession 10857.A: Scrapbooks, 1983-1984.

Accession 11009.A: Office records, tuition increases, special interest groups, and student group files, 1969-1980.

Accession 11095.A: IFC and correspondence, 1960-1969.

Accession 11429.A: Office files, correspondence, student health, and financial records, 1971-1990.

Accession 11431.A: Interfraternal council files, budget requests and recommendations, program goals and general information, IFC minutes, audiotape recordings of meetings and hearings, 1972-1989.

Accession 11432.A: Affirmative action, ASUO handbooks, course guides, minutes, correspondence, financial records, election information, program records, and miscellaneous information of the Executive Offices of the ASUO, 1963-1990.

Accession 11444.A: Office records, 1973-86.

Accession 11484.A: ASUO records and Asian American Student Union records, 1969 and 1991.

Accession 11613.A: Canoe Fete and Homecoming records, 1956-1970.

Accession 11615.A: Women's Recreation Association/Women's Athletic Association materials including correspondence, minutes (1972-1976) and general office files, 1951-1982.

Accession 12.129.A: multiple bound copies of ASUO financial reports (1930-1931), Executive Council minutes (1924-1949), annual reports (1933-1935), and a record book (1912-1942; 1975).

Accession 1996.115.A: Student union and educational activities files and reports, 1953-1972.

Accession 1996.177.A: Course guides, 1976-1990.

Accession 1996.189.A: Office files, financial records, and correspondence, 1930-1972.

Accession 1996.335.A: Office files, financial records, and newspaper articles on university protests.

Accession 1996.336.A: Includes the files of ASUO president Bobby Lee, Student Health Insurance Committee records, correspondence, and student government handbooks, 1976-1994.

Accession 1996.402.A: Memos and brochures, 1987-1992.

Accession 1996.42.A: ASUO senate minutes, 1946-1959.

Accession 1996.430.A: Memos, office records, files on different student groups under ASUO, including budget reports and requests, 1984-1992.

Accession 1996.438.A: ASUO course guides and program guides, 1976-1992.

Accession 1996.451.A: Safety affairs, bilingual publications on HIV/AIDS, EMU budget info, position descriptions, committee records, student senate, IFC minutes, 1983-1994.

Accession 1996.456.A: Safety affairs files, office files, minutes, advertisements and brochures, 1990-1993.

Accession 1996.458.A: Project Saferide, stats, surveys, mediation advisory board and IFC records, budget proposals, policies, 1986-1990.

Accession 1996.460.A: Meeting minutes and ASUO events records, 1944-1969.

Accession 1996.472.A: Executive committee election records, legislative handbooks, office files, and various voter materials, 1991-1993.

Accession 1996.500.A: Memos to groups under ASUO, 1990-1992.

Accession 1996.512.A: Office records, logbooks and Project Saferide records, 1991-1993.

Accession 1996.526.A: Student conduct audio recordings, meeting minutes, and reel to reel 1/4 tape, 1975-1976.

Accession 1996.599.A: Executive committee, budget files, IFC files, miscellaneous office files, correspondence, recommendation books, 1988-1995.

Accession 1996.621.A: memoranda, news clippings, and subject files including affirmative action, child care, KWAX, fiscal review, centennial committee, student groups, men's resource center, and incidental fees, 1970-1981.

Accession 1996.692.A: Incidental fees committee, office files, correspondence, two program budget books, budget files, and two small boxes of audiotapes labeled miscellaneous events and meetings, 1985-1994.

Accession 1996.644.A: Women's center, non-traditional student’s project, records, office files, and notebooks, 1991-1993.

Accession 1996.759.A: Office files, correspondence, meeting minutes, 1991-1993.

Accession 1996.805.A: ASUO program budget requests, correspondence, minutes and agendas, records relating to the establishment of faculty evaluations, committee records, and higher ed files, 1961-1994.

Accession 1996.819.A: General office files including memos to groups under ASUO, 1989-1991.

Accession 1996.824.A: Correspondence, budgets, concert series files, 1935-1939.

Accession 1996.831.A: Executive records including budget files, news releases, task forces, student groups, mediation program advisory board records, correspondence, and minutes 1987-1991.

Accession 1996.93.A: Minutes, budget files, and fiscal review files, 1951-1976.

Accession 1997.24.A: Correspondence, minutes, and subject files, 1977-1996.

Accession 1997.34.A: President's office subject files including women's center, street faire, executive appointments, multicultural affairs, riverfront project, alumni association and alumni data, and Black Student Union records, 1981-1994.

Accession 1997.60.A: Internship and volunteer files, 1990-1996.

Accession 1998.93.A: ASUO postcloses, student association files, IFC records, and ad books, 1987-1998.

Accession 2002s.224.A: Office of OSA and advocacy issues records, 1976-1986.

Accession 2002s.225.A: Legal Services records, 1977-1983.

Accession 2002s.227.A: Office files, client files, management services advisory council records, and correspondence, 1976-1996.

Accession 2002s.244.A: Memoranda, minutes, budget files, 1979-1985.

Accession 2002s.295.A: Homecoming records, including letters from Chairman, Queen Selection, Alumni, Secretary Report, Traditions, Phone Lists, Homecoming Stationary, Misc., 1961-1968.

Accession 2002s.94.A: Office files, correspondence, minutes, and student development records, 1966-1985.

Accession 2004.47.A: Records related to UO disinvestment in South Africa, 1991.

Accession 2005.40.A: ledgers of freshman, sophomore, and junior class student government representatives that include minutes and correspondence, 1932-1948.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

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If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Associated Students of University of Oregon (ASUO) records, UA 150, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Other collections relating to the Associated Students of University of Oregon at Special Collections and University Archives include: University Archives alphabetical subject files, UA Ref 1; University Archives photographs, UA Ref 3; University Archives publications, UA ref 4.

Processing Note

Collection processed by Jenn Newby, 2012; and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing. Multiple accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each accession is described separately.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Acquisition Information

The records have been acquired through occasional transfers from the Associated Students of University of Oregon.

Future Additions

Continued transfers of records from the Associated Students of University of Oregon are expected indefinitely.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • College student government--Oregon--Eugene
  • College students--Oregon--Eugene
  • Student activities--Oregon--Eugene
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Eugene

Corporate Names

  • University of Oregon. Associated Students--Records and correspondence
  • University of Oregon--Students

Form or Genre Terms

  • Administrative records
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Minutes