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Guide to Oregon State University History

From the collections of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Digitized Collections

Manuscript Collections and Record Groups

Leo George and Ruth Ann Kramer Papers, 1951-1982 (MSS Kramer)
The Kramer Papers consist of materials generated and collected by the Kramers during the year that Leo George Kramer was a student at Oregon State College in 1951-1952, and include letters written by Ruth Ann, Lee's course notebook from summer 1951, and ephemera and memorabilia. The ephemera consists of programs, brochures, a bookstore bookcover, and a 1952 spring sports schedule for baseball, track, tennis, and golf (Box 01)

*Thomas W. Cook Papers, 1970-2009 (MSS CookTW)
The Thomas W. Cook Papers document Cook's teaching, research, and extension activities pertaining to turfgrass in the Oregon State University Horticulture Department. Cook was a faculty member and Extension Turfgrass Specialist from 1977 until his retirement in 2008. The papers include article reprints, certificates, conference papers, correspondence, course materials, curriculum vita, employment records, notes, photographs, publications and reports, research data, speeches, and his thesis. Subject files pertaining to Trysting Tree Golf Course (Box 02); Horticulture courses on Golf Course Management and Golf Course Design (Box 04); and a golf course development project in Japan (Boxes 7 through 9) are included in the collection.

*College of Health and Human Performance Records, 1917-2007 (RG 031)
Physical education has been a part of Oregon State University's curriculum since the early 1900s. The College of Health and Human Performance Records document the curriculum, facilities, and administration of the physical and health education academic programs as well as the extensive intramural sports programs for men and women. Box 1 contains a subject file regarding intramural golf at Oregon State; Box 8 and 9 contain subject files pertaining to the Langton Hall Golf Shed, and the Willamette Golf Course proposal, respectively.

Student Club and Organization Records, 1931-2008 (RG 276)
The Student Club and Organization Records document the approval and recognition of more than 900 student clubs and organizations at Oregon State University.  While the records include materials from the 1930s-1960s, the bulk of the materials pertain to student organizations active in the 1970s-2000s.
Sports and recreation clubs for women and men are included in the files. The Records include annual review forms, budgets and financial reports, constitutions and by-laws, member rosters and officer lists, event registration forms, and related documentation and correspondence.  Information about the number of members and the name of the faculty advisor are included for many of the organizations.  The files for some organizations include brochures, manuals, posters, and other materials documenting the organization’s activities and programs. A file for the Pharmacy Golf Association is included in Box 6, folder 16.