Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Welcome. The Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center, located on the 5th floor of The Valley Library, is home to the university’s unique collections of manuscripts, archives, photographs, and books.

We collect in five main areas: the History of OSU, the History of Science, Natural Resources, Multiculturalism in Oregon and Rare Books. We also administer the university's Records Management Program.

For more on what we do, please see our mission statement and for help getting started with your research, please see our Reference page.

University History and Records

Linus Pauling Online

History of Science

Natural Resources

Oregon Multicultural Archives

Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives

Rare Books

Online Videos



News and Notes


NEW READING ROOM HOURS!

Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday-Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


 

New exhibit opens for SCARC: learn about the Rural World


“The Rural World” exhibit offers a glimpse into the rural endeavors such as beekeeping, orchard cultivation, kitchen gardening, producing dairy products and wool, and brewing. These activities have provided sustenance since early times and formed the backbone of rural economies in Oregon. On display from October 13, 2014 – March 20, 2015. OSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center, 5th floor of the Valley Library, 10a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.

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A Day of Outreach: OR Archives Crawl & OALP Concert

OR Archives Crawl & OALP Concert Flyers
OR Archives Crawl & OALP Concert Flyers

It was a busy day for the OMA, but the best kind of busy since there were two opportunities to talk to community members about archives! Today the OMA participated in the Oregon Archives Crawl (both at the OSU and ATAP tables), and then headed off to an Obo Addy Legacy Project concert (OALP) to share the OALP’s history via the exhibit panels created for the Applause! exhibit. There are, of course, photos – check them out below:

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Blogs: Speaking of History | Oregon Multicultural Archives | Pauling Blog