Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Collections at the Center

Collections at the Center

Launched in 2016, Collections at the Center is a regular series of presentations hosted by the Special Collections and Archives Research Center that invites the campus and the community to engage with materials from our vast collections. Collections at the Center offers the opportunity to interpret and explore these materials through expert lectures, participant discussion, and close observation. By inviting faculty experts to put SCARC's collections front and center, we hope to encourage participants to engage with our materials with new eyes.

All Collections at the Center events are hosted in the reading room of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center on the fifth floor of the Valley Library. These events are also free and open to the public.

Coming Up

Beyond Daly's Promise: Lessons from America’s Oldest Place Based Scholarship
Beyond Daly's Promise: Lessons from America’s Oldest Place Based Scholarship
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 4:00 PM

Beyond Daly's Promise: Lessons from America's Oldest Place Based Scholarship.

Abstract: "The Daly Scholarship, first awarded in 1922, is America's oldest continuously operating place based scholarship. When the first scholarships were awarded, it took three days to travel the 300 miles from Lakeview, in southeast Oregon's Lake County, to the nearest college. Yet each year scholarships have been awarded to the majority of qualified high school graduates. Drawing on interviews, archival materials, a survey of scholarship recipients, and a summer-long cross-country bike trip with stops to meet with recipients, Sam Stern describes the history and impact of the remarkable Daly Fund."

Presenter: Dr. Sam Stern, OSU Professor and Dean Emeritus, College of Education.

Past Events

  • OSU's Photographic Archive: Technology and Society, 1850-1950, Dr. Julia Bradshaw, Assistant Professor, OSU School of Arts and Communication; Dr. Dwaine Plaza, Professor, OSU School of Public Policy, and Associate Dean in the OSU College of Liberal Arts; Larry Landis, Director, OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center. May 2, 2016.