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.
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.
- Catching Stories: The Oral History Tradition at Oregon State University, Chris Petersen, Natalia Fernández and Tiah Edmunson-Morton, OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center. January 26, 2017.
- Challenging Censorship: How the Encyclopédie Got Published, Dr. Anita Guerrini, Horning Professor, OSU School of History, Philosophy and Religion. November 29, 2016.
- Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon's Willamette Valley, Dr. Peter Kopp, Assistant Professor of History, New Mexico State University. November 18, 2016.
- The Malheur Story: From Marshland to Dust Bowl to Restoration, Dr. Bill Robbins, OSU Distinguished Emeritus Professor of History. November 3, 2016.
- 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.
- Hands-On Reading: What Manicules tell us about the Social Network of Early Printed Books, Dr. Rebecca Olson, Associate Professor, OSU School of Writing, Literature and Film. February 10, 2016.