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Newly Available Collection: Department of Military Science and ROTC program records

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The Department of Military Science was established at the University of Oregon in 1919, although the school had sponsored military training through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program before the creation of a Military Science department. The collection includes department files and ROTC/Air Force ROTC information, correspondence and memoranda, program and academic requirement information, audiotapes, material by John Leader, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, newsletters, student orientation and training, and protest information, 1917-1972.

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Guide to Department of Military Science and ROTC Program Records

Newly Available Collection: Museum of Natural History records

Friday, March 1st, 2013

In 1936, the State Board of Higher Education combined the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology, the Condon Museum of Geology, the University Herbarium, and the Museum of Zoology into the University of Oregon Museum of Natural History. The collection contains correspondence, reports, meeting notes and minutes, Herbarium historical documents,  glass negatives, photographs, a Museum of Anthropology accessions/inventory journal, and a negative of Fort Rock sandals.

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Guide to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History Records

Newly Available Collection: College of Human Development and Performance records

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The College of Human Development and Performance first opened in 1947 and closed in 1995. The college offered graduate programs in physical education, community health, leisure studies and services, human services, gerontology, and corrections. The collection contains records that document the functions and activities of this college.

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Guide to the College of Human Development and Performance Records

Newly Available Collection: Department of Psychology

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and a Psychology Clinic. The collection contains records that document the functions and activities of this department.

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Guide to the Department of Psychology Records

Newly available collection: Department of Women’s and Gender Studies records

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The UO Department of Women’s & Gender Studies offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on the diverse experiences of women in both national and international contexts. The collection contains program records and also files received from Barbara Pope, Professor Emeritus and founder of the Women’s Studies Program.

Call number: UA 121

Guide to Department of Women’s and Gender Studies Records

Newly available collection: Department of Anthropology

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The genesis of the UO Department of Anthropology can be traced to the arrival of Dr. Luther S. Cressman in 1929, who was hired to develop advanced research in sociology and to teach social anthropology; by 1935-1936, Cressman had established himself as an active archaeologist, and he became the first, and sole, member of a newly created Department of Anthropology. The collection contains records that document the functions, activities, and people of the department.

Call number: UA 032

Guide to Department of Anthropology Records

Newly available collection: Social Science Club records

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

The Social Science Club held programs devoted to exploring topics relating to the social sciences. Records include office files, minutes, meeting notices and programs, correspondence, membership data, financial records, and speeches from 1930-1953.

Call number: UA 097

Guide to the Social Science Club Records

Newly available collection: Department of Home Economics records

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Household Arts, later renamed Home Economics, was a department at the University of Oregon from 1917-1974. The collection contains records that document the functions, activities, and people of the department.

Call number: UA 057

Guide to the Department of Home Economics

Check out: O. Meredith Wilson papers

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

This collection comprises the papers of prolific university administrator O. Meredith Wilson, who served as the ninth president of the University of Oregon, 1954-1959, the president of the University of Minnesota, 1959-1967, and the director of the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), 1967-1975. The collection includes correspondence, writings, speeches, and sources reflecting his career as an administrator and as a scholar of education. It also includes personal material revealing his role as father, son, and husband. Of particular note is the manuscript for his collected essays, which was never published. The collection of his administrative consultations reveals the breadth of his expertise and involvement with the social function of higher education.

Call number: UA 010

Guide to the O. Meredith Wilson Papers

Check out: William C. Smith papers

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

William Carlson Smith (1883-?), educator and sociologist, contributed major research to the Survey of Race Relations, a 1925 study of economic, legal and social relations between whites and Asians on the Pacific Coast and in Hawaii. This research formed part of the basis for Smith’s 1939 book Americans in the Making. Perhaps Smith’s most widely-known work was his 1953 book The Stepchild, which was the culmination of fifteen years of research and study. Smith did much of the research in Oregon while at Linfield College. The William Carlson Smith collection contains documents related to the Survey of Race Relations, including interviews with and autobiographies of Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, and other immigrants and first-generation Americans. There are also copies of official letters and published items concerning race relations.

Call number: Ax 311

Guide to the William C. Smith Papers