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At the time that it gained land grant status in 1868, Oregon State University (then Corvallis College) was a typical liberal arts college of the day. As the college's curriculum expanded into the sciences and technology in the early 20th century, the liberal arts were de-emphasized; they were grouped in to the Division of Service Departments. In 1919, the division was renamed the School of Basic Arts and Sciences. With the reorganization of Oregon's public higher education in 1932, the liberal arts at OSU were de-emphasized further. The ensuing Lower Division was limited to freshman and sophomore level courses. After World War II, President A. L. Strand pushed to expand the liberal arts at the college. In 1959, divisional majors in humanities and social sciences were offered for the first time, and in 1961 the School of Humanities and Social Sciences was established. Various degree programs were developed in the 1960s. In 1973, the school became the College of Liberal Arts. Gordon Gilkey served as the first Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, a position he held until his retirement in 1978; David J. King was Dean of the College from 1978 until 1982; Bill Wilkins served as Dean from 1982 until his retirement in 1994. Kay Schaffer joined the Oregon State faculty as Dean of Liberal Arts in 1994, a position she held until her retirement in 2007.

From the description of College of Liberal Arts videotapes, 1975-1996 (bulk 1975-1986). (Eugene Public Library). WorldCat record id: 466441604

At the time that it gained land grant status in 1868, Oregon State University (then Corvallis College) was a typical liberal arts college of the day. As the college's curriculum expanded into the sciences and technology in the early 20th century, the liberal arts were de-emphasized; they were grouped in to the Division of Service Departments. In 1919, the division was renamed the School of Basic Arts and Sciences. With the reorganization of Oregon's public higher education in 1932, the liberal arts at OSU were de-emphasized further. The ensuing Lower Division was limited to freshman and sophomore level courses. After World War II, President A. L. Strand pushed to expand the liberal arts at the college. In 1959, divisional majors in humanities and social sciences were offered for the first time, and in 1961 the School of Humanities and Social Sciences was established. Various degree programs were developed in the 1960s. In 1973, the school became the College of Liberal Arts. Gordon Gilkey served as the first Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, a position he held until his retirement in 1978; David J. King was Dean of the College from 1978 until 1982; Bill Wilkins served as Dean from 1982 until his retirement in 1994.

From the description of College of Liberal Arts records, 1952-2008 (bulk 1960-2004). (Eugene Public Library). WorldCat record id: 308759554

At the time that it gained land grant status in 1868, Oregon State University (then Corvallis College) was a typical liberal arts college of the day. As the college's curriculum expanded into the sciences and technology in the early 20th century, the liberal arts were de-emphasized; they were grouped in to the Division of Service Departments. In 1919, the division was renamed the School of Basic Arts and Sciences. With the reorganization of Oregon's public higher education in 1932, the liberal arts at OSU were de-emphasized further. The ensuing Lower Division was limited to freshman and sophomore level courses.

After World War II, President A. L. Strand pushed to expand the liberal arts at the college. In 1959, divisional majors in humanities and social sciences were offered for the first time, and in 1961 the School of Humanities and Social Sciences was established. Various degree programs were developed in the 1960s. In 1973, the school became the College of Liberal Arts.

Gordon Gilkey served as the first Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, a position he held until his retirement in 1978; David J. King was Dean of the College from 1978 until 1982; Bill Wilkins served as Dean from 1982 until his retirement in 1994. Kay Schaffer joined the Oregon State faculty as Dean of Liberal Arts in 1994, a position she held until her retirement in 2007.

From the guide to the College of Liberal Arts Videotapes, 1975-1996, 1975-1986, (Oregon State University Libraries)

At the time that it gained land grant status in 1868, Oregon State University (then Corvallis College) was a typical liberal arts college of the day. As the college's curriculum expanded into the sciences and technology in the early 20th century, the liberal arts were de-emphasized; they were grouped in to the Division of Service Departments. In 1919, the division was renamed the School of Basic Arts and Sciences. With the reorganization of Oregon's public higher education in 1932, the liberal arts at OSU were de-emphasized further. The ensuing Lower Division was limited to freshman and sophomore level courses.

After World War II, President A. L. Strand pushed to expand the liberal arts at the college. In 1959, divisional majors in humanities and social sciences were offered for the first time, and in 1961 the School of Humanities and Social Sciences was established. Various degree programs were developed in the 1960s. In 1973, the school became the College of Liberal Arts.

Gordon Gilkey served as the first Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, a position he held until his retirement in 1978; David J. King was Dean of the College from 1978 until 1982; Bill Wilkins served as Dean from 1982 until his retirement in 1994.

From the guide to the College of Liberal Arts Records, 1952-2008, 1960-2004, (Oregon State University Libraries)

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referencedIn Wilkins, Billy Hughel, 1931-. Bill Wilkins papers, 1912-2006 (bulk 1961-1994). Oregon State University Libraries
referencedIn Marcus J. Borg Papers, 1969-2000, 1979-2000 Oregon State University Libraries University Archives
creatorOf College of Liberal Arts Videotapes, 1975-1996, 1975-1986 Oregon State University Libraries University Archives
referencedIn Borg, Marcus J. Marcus J. Borg papers, 1969-2000 (bulk 1979-2000). Oregon State University Libraries
referencedIn Don E. McIlvenna Papers, 1970-1978, 1974-1978 Oregon State University Libraries University Archives
creatorOf College of Liberal Arts Records, 1952-2008, 1960-2004 Oregon State University Libraries University Archives
creatorOf Oregon State University. College of Liberal Arts. College of Liberal Arts records, 1952-2008 (bulk 1960-2004). Oregon State University Libraries
referencedIn McIlvenna, Don Edward, 1929-. Don E. McIlvenna papers, 1970-1978. Oregon State University Libraries
referencedIn Gonzales-Berry, Erlinda, 1942-. Erlinda Gonzales-Berry papers, 1982-2007 (bulk 2000-2006). Oregon State University Libraries
creatorOf Oregon State University. College of Liberal Arts. College of Liberal Arts videotapes, 1975-1996 (bulk 1975-1986). Oregon State University Libraries
referencedIn Erlinda Gonzales-Berry Papers, 1982-2007, 2000-2006 Oregon State University Libraries University Archives
referencedIn Bill Wilkins Papers, 1912-2006, 1961-1994 Oregon State University Libraries University Archives
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