UO Documenting Freshman Year Experience Project journals, Fall Term 2007, Fall Term 2008, Fall Term 2009  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Oregon. Residential Freshman Interest Group College Connections Course, HIST 199
Title
UO Documenting Freshman Year Experience Project journals
Dates
Fall Term 2007, Fall Term 2008, Fall Term 2009 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
UA 012
Summary
The University of Oregon Documenting Freshman Year Experience Project is undertaken every Fall Term by a Residential Freshman Interest Groups (FIG) course. The courses "Living Autobiography," "Hidden History," and "Reboot the Past, Upload the Future" are taught by Kevin Hatfield, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History and assisted in different years by Undergraduate FIG Academic Assistants Conor Ross, Betsy Selander, and Matt Villeneuve. As part of each course students create weekly project entries in a variety of media that include ephemera and photographs taken during their first term at the University of Oregon.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

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Languages
English


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The UO Documenting Freshman Year Experience Project is a part of the College Connections course for "Living Autobiography" in 2007, "Hidden History" in 2008, and "Reboot the Past, Upload the Future" in 2009. The 1-credit College Connections Seminar links two regular general-education courses - history and folklore - thematically and methodologically for the co-enrolled FIG students. There are an average of 20 students in each FIG, all incoming freshmen living in the same residence hall. Prior to their arrival at the University of Oregon, they read a portion of the diary of Lucille Saunders MacDonald who was a Freshman at the university in 1915. Working with Special Collections and University Archives, the students look at documents, ephemera, and memorabilia from the university in the early 1910s in order to more fully understand the era of the diary. The students then created their own project entries in weekly assignments adding photographs to illustrate their own freshman experiences. Beginning in 2009, students participated in a class wiki and had the opportunity to create digital content to document the term.

The individual projects are arranged first by academic year, then alphabetically by the student's last name. The first group of journals are those currently open. The second group of journals are those that will be opened in the future with the corresponding date. Digital projects are available online in the UO Libraries' Scholars' Bank institutional repository. These are arranged first by academic year, followed by their opening date, and then alphabetically by the student's last name.

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Subject Terms

  • Autobiography--Authorship--Study and teaching
  • College freshmen--Oregon--Diaries
  • Diaries--Authorship--Study and teaching

Corporate Names

  • University of Oregon

Form or Genre Terms

  • Journals (accounts)
  • Oregon--Eugene--2007-2009