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

Remembering the Past, Queering the Present: Queer Inspiration for Contemporary Activism
Remembering the Past, Queering the Present: Queer Inspiration for Contemporary Activism
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 4:00 PM

Remembering the Past, Queering the Present: Queer Inspiration for Contemporary Activism.

Abstract: "This talk will explore local activist histories and learn about After 8, an organization established in Benton County in the 1990s in support of LGBT rights. The After 8 Collection is OSQA's newest addition, and contains materials documenting the group's political work and community outreach. Those attending will have the opportunity to continue to build upon After 8's commitment to LGBTQ+ rights by making buttons and writing postcards to local government officials."

Presenters: Bradley Boovy, OSU Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Natalia Fernández, faculty member in the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center; Vanessa Vanderzee, graduate student in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

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.