College of Engineering Moving Images, circa 1980 - 1996

Overview of the Collection

Oregon State University. College of Engineering.
College of Engineering Moving Images
circa 1980 - 1996 (inclusive)
0.1 cubic foot, including 2 videotapes and one motion picture film, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
FV P 069
The College of Engineering Moving Images consists of two videotapes and a motion picture film documenting the academic programs of the College and the Multiple Engineeering Cooperative Program (MECOP). The videotapes include footage of College of Engineering faculty and students.
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

The Manufacturing Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) was established in 1978 as a collaboration between OSU and Oregon-based manufacturing companies to provide Oregon State engineering students a working laboratory to apply the theories they learned in the classroom. In 1992, the mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering departments began participating and the program was renamed the Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program. Program participants complete two 6-month internships in industry during their undergraduate degree program.

Instruction in engineering at Oregon State dates back to the 1880s and academic departments for engineering were established in the 1890s-1900s. In 1908, the School of Engineering was established.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The College of Engineering Moving Images consist of two videotapes and a motion picture film. One of the videotapes describes the Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) and includes footage of current and former engineering students and representatives of companies that host interns through MECOP. The second videotape, Enginuity, is a promotional and recruiting videotape about the College of Engineering academic departments and programs. It includes footage of College of Engineering faculty and students. Both videotapes are VHS format. The videotapes have been digitized and are available online and on DVD in the reading room. Links to online streaming video are included with the detailed descriptions of the videotapes.

The motion picture film, Industrial Engineers was produced in about 1980 by Oregon State University. It is 16 mm color with sound and is about 15 minutes long (600 feet).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

College of Engineering Moving Images (FV P 069), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The College of Engineering Moving Images are arranged in two series: I. Videotapes, circa 1995 - 1996 and II. Motion Picture Films, circa 1980.

Acquisition Information

The videotapes were transferred to the University Archives in 1998; the motion picture was transferred to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center in 2012.

Future Additions

Additions are expected to the collection.

Related Materials

Documentary materials pertaining to the production of Enginuity, including the script, are available in the College of Engineering Records (RG 062). Additional videotapes pertaining to the College of Engineering are available in the Oregon State University Foundation Moving Images (FV P 178) and the University Advancement Videotapes (FV P 210).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Videotapes, circa 1995 - 1996Return to Top

Series I consists of 2 VHS videotapes promoting the Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) and the College of Engineering's academic programs.

Container(s) Description Dates
FV P069:1: Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP)
(12:59) Several former and current MECOP students are featured in the video: Ross McLaughlin, Alex Samano, Doug Shank, and Angeline Wong. The following company representatives describe the benefits of the MECOP program to their businesses: Jeff Jarvis, Sequent Computer; Bob Emmerich, ADEC; Mike Smith, Freightliner; John Graham, Boeing; John Vandecoevering, Warn Industries; Paul Albertson, Mentor Graphics; and Fred Vetter, Oregon Freeze Dry.
circa 1995
FV P069:02: Enginuity
(15:09) Includes footage of the following College of Engineering faculty: Milo David Koretsky, Chemical Engineering; Stephen E. Dickensen, Civil Engineering; George E. Beekman, Computer Science; Ben Lee, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Kimberly Dawn Douglas, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; William F. Reiter, Jr., Mechanical Engineering; and Jose Reyes, Nuclear Engineering. Produced by EMA Video Productions, Portland, Oregon. Funded by Kelley Family Foundation.

Series II:  Motion Picture Films, circa 1980Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Series II consists of one 16 mm color motion picture film, Industrial Engineers. The film includes sound and is approximately 15 minutes long (600 feet).

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Education, Cooperative--Oregon.
  • Engineering schools--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Engineering students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Engineering--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon State University--Faculty.
  • Oregon State University--Students.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Videotapes.