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Guide to Oregon State University History

From the collections of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Digitized Collections

Record Groups

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. The Football-Union Soccer Club (Box 4, folder4), the Men's Soccer Club (Box 6, folder 1), the Soccer Club (Box 8, folder 2), and the Women's Soccer Club (Box 8, folder 22) are represented in this collection.

Photograph Collections

*John L. Robbins Photographs, 1966-1972 (P 295)
The John L. Robbins Photographs consist of photographs taken by Robbins during his student years at Oregon State University in the late 1960s and early 1970s documenting numerous campus events, student activities, and campus views and scenes. The images depict athletic events, including photographs of football and basketball games as well as track and field meets and wrestling, soccerrugby, volleyball, baseball, gymnastics, and crew athletes and events. 

Claud L. Booth Photograph Album, 1919-1973 (P 300)
The Claud L. Booth Photograph Album was assembled by Booth to document his student years at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC), primarily from 1919 to 1924. The images depict student activities, sports teams and events, athletes, and coaches. Several photographs of the rook-sophomore tug-of-war are part of the album as well as an image of yell leaders and the band marching in downtown Corvallis. Images for baseball, basketball, football, soccer (Box 01), track, and wrestling are included, with baseball and basketball comprising the majority. Of special note are a team photograph of the 1919 OAC soccer team (Box 01) as well as photographs of A.T. (Slats) Gill as a basketball player; W.A. Kearns, Director of Athletics; and baseball coach, Ralph Coleman. Booth is depicted in photographs of the 1920 freshman baseball team and the 1921 baseball team as well as the 1919 soccer team.