UO Documenting Freshman Year Experience Project journals
Scope and Contents note
The UO Documenting Freshman Year Experience Project is a part of the College Connections course for "Living Autobiography" in 2007, "Hidden History" in 2008, and "Reboot the Past, Upload the Future" in 2009. The 1-credit College Connections Seminar links two regular general-education courses - history and folklore - thematically and methodologically for the co-enrolled FIG students. There are an average of 20 students in each FIG, all incoming freshmen living in the same residence hall. Prior to their arrival at the University of Oregon, they read a portion of the diary of Lucille Saunders MacDonald who was a Freshman at the university in 1915. Working with Special Collections and University Archives, the students look at documents, ephemera, and memorabilia from the university in the early 1910s in order to more fully understand the era of the diary. The students then created their own project entries in weekly assignments adding photographs to illustrate their own freshman experiences. Beginning in 2009, students participated in a class wiki and had the opportunity to create digital content to document the term.
The individual projects are arranged first by academic year, then alphabetically by the student's last name. The first group of journals are those currently open. The second group of journals are those that will be opened in the future with the corresponding date. Digital projects are available online in the UO Libraries' Scholars' Bank institutional repository. These are arranged first by academic year, followed by their opening date, and then alphabetically by the student's last name.
- Fall Term 2007, Fall Term 2008, Fall Term 2009
- University of Oregon. Residential Freshman Interest Group. College Connections Course, HIST 199 (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use note
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
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The University of Oregon Documenting Freshman Year Experience Project is undertaken every Fall Term by a Residential Freshman Interest Groups (FIG) course. The courses "Living Autobiography," "Hidden History," and "Reboot the Past, Upload the Future" are taught by Kevin Hatfield, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History and assisted in different years by Undergraduate FIG Academic Assistants Conor Ross, Betsy Selander, and Matt Villeneuve. As part of each course students create weekly project entries in a variety of media that include ephemera and photographs taken during their first term at the University of Oregon.
Processing Information note
Collection processed by Heather Briston.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Autobiography -- Authorship -- Study and teaching Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- College freshmen -- Oregon -- Diaries Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Colleges and Universities Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Diaries -- Authorship -- Study and teaching Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Eugene Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Journals (accounts) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Literature Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oregon -- Eugene -- 2007-2009 Subject Source: Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing
- Student Life Subject Source: Archiveswest
- University of Oregon
- Guide to the UO Documenting Freshman Year Experience Project Journals
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- Finding aid prepared by Heather Briston
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- Finding aid written in English