Human Resources Videotapes, 1992

Overview of the Collection

Oregon State University. Dept. of Human Resources.
Human Resources Videotapes
1992 (inclusive)
0.05 cubic foot, including 2 videotapes, (1 box)
Collection Number
FV P 223
The Human Resources Videotapes consist of Making a Difference, a production to give new staff an overview of Oregon State University as an employer that includes footage of OSU staff and administrators.
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 5417372075
Fax: 5417378674
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Lois deGeus, Staff Benefits Manager at the time of the production, developed the concept and script; she and Bryan Curb, a senior in the Broadcast Media program, did the videotaping. Curb produced the final tape. The Athletic Department donated use of their production equipment and facilities.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Human Resources Videotapes consist of Making a Difference, produced in August 1992 by Human Resources. Designed to give new staff an overview of Oregon State University as an employer, this production was used from November 1992 through 1995 in the quarterly new employee orientation program. It depicts the OSU mission and how faculty and staff work together to accomplish these common goals. The production includes footage of of the OSU campus in Corvallis and other sites throughout the state; students; and many staff members doing their work. Several staff members and students are interviewed in the production. OSU administrators included in the production are Roy Arnold, John Byrne, Ed Coate, Nancy Howard, George Keller, Phyllis Lee, Jacque Rudolph, Lynn Spruill, and Jo Anne Trow. The outtakes include various bloopers by Roy Arnold, John Byrne, Ed Coate and and other staff and administrators recorded during the videotaping for the production.

The collection consists of two VHS videotapes, the final production (25 minutes) and a tape of outtakes (5 minutes), and a script.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Human Resources Videotapes (FV P 223), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

The materials were transferred to the Archives in 1996.

Related Materials

The Human Resources Records (RG 126) include materials documenting the administration and programs of the Department of Human Resources.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Employee orientation--Oregon.
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Corvallis-- Employees.

Personal Names

  • Arnold, Roy Gary
  • Byrne, John Vincent, 1928-
  • Coate, L. Edwin, 1936-
  • Keller, George H., 1931-
  • Lee, Phyllis S.
  • Trow, Jo Anne J.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon State University--Administration.
  • Oregon State University--Employees.
  • Oregon State University--Students.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Videotapes.

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Curb, Bryan. (creator)
    • deGeus, Lois. (creator)