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 six main areas: the History of OSU, the History of Science, Natural Resources, Multiculturalism in Oregon, Hops and Brewing History 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

Preview our new collection finding aids interface (still under construction) and let us know what you think!


Archives Month is here ~ get your dancing shoes on!

Oregon Archives Month - October 2015
Oregon Archives Month - October 2015

Oregon Archives Month - October 2015, featuring: Weatherford Building Tour, Oregon State University Queer Archives Film Screening and Reception, Student Culture and Activities on Film-Views from the Past.

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The OMA at ATALM 2015

This September the OMA traveled to Washington DC to attend and present at the 2015 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums hosted by the Association for Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums; check out the ATALM website.

The OMA presented twice regarding a research study about successful collaborations between tribal and non-tribal institutions, first at a pre-conference archives summit and then as a session within the program.

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