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MS 450 - Ohio Association of Student Personnel Administrators


The Ohio Association of Student Personnel Administrators donated their archives, with the help of Fayetta Paulsen, to the Center for Archival Collections in January 1986. The collection is comprised of constitutions, conference records, historical information, membership lists and financial records. A few minutes of board meetings and annual business meetings also are included. No restrictions exist on the research use of the collection and copying is permitted for administrative and scholarly purposes. The collection was arranged and finding aid written by Joanna B. Russ in October 1989, and updated by W. Alex Smith, archival assistant, in August 2006.

According to the OASPA constitution, the purpose of the association is to provide a forum to discuss and study the most effective methods of aiding students in their intellectual, social, moral and personal development and also to promote cooperation and communication among Ohio student affairs officers. OASPA is part of Region IV-E of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Most of OASPA business historically has been conducted during an annual fall conference and also through the Advisory board meetings. OASPA confers annually the Gerald Saddlemire Award which is based on significant experience in the field of higher education and student affairs, demonstrated professional involvement at the state, regional and national levels, and commitment to the personal and educational success of both new professionals and students.

Record Group

The Ohio Association of Student Personnel Administrators is organized into two record groups: Proceedings and Conferences. These record groups are divided into record series which are described below.


Arranged chronologically
Includes constitutions of OASPA.

2003, 2005
Arranged chronologically
Includes minutes of OASPA board meetings.

Financial Statements
Arranged chronologically
Includes statements of financial accountability, tax information, and exemption information.

Membership Lists
1965, 1974-1987, 1992-1994
Arranged chronologically
Includes lists of members and past presidents.

1980s, 2006
Includes lists of conference topics and presidents.


1960s-1986, 1988-1989, 1991-1993, 1995-1999
Arranged chronologically
Includes files, records, programs, brochures, conference topics and packets for the annual conference of the OASPA. May also include business meeting minutes


Record Group: Proceedings/Conferences

Box 1: Proceedings, Conferences

  1. Constitutions of OASPA, 1972-2006
  2. Board Minutes, 2003, 2005
  3. Financial Statements, 1971-1985
  4. Roster of Members, 1965, 1974-1987, 1992-1994
  5. History of OASPA, 1980s, 2006
  6. Survey of Student Personnel Practitioners in the State of Ohio, 1976
  7. Conference Files, 1960s
  8. Conference Records, 1971
  9. Conference Records, 1972
  10. Conference Records, 1973
  11. Conference Records, 1974
  12. Conference Records, 1975
  13. Conference Records, 1976
  14. Conference Records, 1977
  15. Conference Records, 1978
  16. Conference Records, 1979
  17. Conference Records, 1980
  18. Conference Records, 1981
  19. Conference Records, 1982
  20. Conference Records, 1983
  21. Conference Records, 1984

Box 2: Conferences

  1. Conference Records, 1985
  2. Conference Records, 1986
  3. Conference Program, 1989
  4. Conference Packet, 1991
  5. Conference Materials, 1992, 1995-1999
  6. Involving Colleges Audit Training Workshop, 1993