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Department of Political Science records

Identifier: UA 068

Scope and Contents

Material is organized by accession and includes the following material: (lists are not comprehensive)

Accession 10.125.A: minutes, manuals, handbooks, reports, and awards information, 1961-2000.

Accession 12.266.A: department meeting minutes (1980-2006), and also correspondence and other material regarding curriculum changes (1993-2000).

Accession 14.083.A: Handbooks, department assessment, planning and committee records, lecture files and conference records, and faculty photos,

Accession 00055.A: correspondence, biennial reports (1951-1952), course changes, Carnegie Program and Ford Committee files, and Inter-University Case program executive board meeting minutes, 1946-1958.

Accession 2002s.19.A: Task Force on Black students, President's Committee on Racism, Center for the Study of Black Education, press releases, correspondence, Curriculum committee, Faculty Advisory Council, department meeting minutes, UO's School of Desegregation Training and Research Institute files, information from other school's desegregation institutes, Community Service and Public Affairs committee correspondence and minutes, Tongue Point Advisory committee, and Upward Bound information, 1964-1969.


  • 1933-2008

Conditions Governing Access

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. Permanent University Archive public records are available for research, and are subject to state, and in some cases federal freedom of information laws. In compliance with applicable state and federal laws, including, but not limited to, FERPA and HIPAA, specific records that are legally protected, sensitive, private, or confidential are exempt (not subject to disclosure) and closed to protect individual privacy. Access to paper records will be granted after a professional review of the records occurs based on regulations in state and federal laws. Contact Special Collections and University Archives well in advance in order to access these records.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical / Historical

The Department of Political Science at the University of Oregon offers majors, minors, and graduate degrees.


6 linear feet (8 containers) : 2 record storage boxes and 6 manuscript boxes.

Language of Materials



The Department of Political Science at the University of Oregon offers majors, minors, and graduate degrees. The collection (1933-2008) consists of committee, advisory council, and task force files, department minutes and correspondence, curriculum changes files, University of Oregon's School of Desegregation Training and Research Institute files, and mock Republican Convention files.


Material within this collection has been organized by accession. This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.

Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.

Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records have been acquired through occasional transfers from the Department of Political Science.


Continued transfers of records from the Department of Political Science are expected indefinitely.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to the Department of Political Science at Special Collections and University Archives include: University Archives alphabetical subject files, UA Ref 6; University Archives publications, UA Ref 4.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jenn Newby, 2012; and Tanya Parlet, 2013; updated by processing staff, 2016.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing. Multiple accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each accession is described separately.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents. Folder titles are based on those created by the creators or previous custodians. Titles have not all been verified against the contents of the folders. In some cases, staff supplied folder titles during initial processing.

Guide to the Department of Political Science records
Complete Description
Jenn Newby and Tanya Parlet; updated by processing staff
2012; 2013; updated 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA