New Accessions 2012
Voices of OSU Collection, OSU Life Histories Project (OH 9), 2012
Accession 2012:095, received 2012-12-19. 0.08 cubic foot; 1 document box
This accession is made up of oral history interviews with four OSU faculty conducted by graduate students as a part of the "OSU life histories project" for Sociology 518. The transcripts and recordings reside on a combination of cds, printed paper, and a flashdrive. Oral history agreement and release forms are also included. Information on the cds and the flash drive residing currently as digital files will be transferred to Library server space and will later be available via streaming files on the web.
The people documented in these interviews consist of the following: Jimmy Anderson (Intercollegiate Athletics-basketball coach), Erlinda Gonzales-Berry (Ethnics Studies Professor), Mike Maksud (Public Health & Family Sciences-Dean Emeritus), and Terri Tower (Univ. Housing & Dining Services).
Dinsdale, Dona, Papers, 1943-1947
Accession 2012:094, received 2012-12-14. 0.75 cubic foot; 2 document boxes and 1 16x20 oversize box
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by alumna Dona Dinsdale that reflect her student experience at Oregon State College. Mostly made up of course materials, class notes, and term papers, this transfer also includes circular letters, event programs, a decal, grade reports, newspaper clippings, a pennant, a photograph, publications, receipts, a scrapbook, and student identification cards. Among the courses represented in these papers include modern Russia, clothing selection, house furnishings, European literature, Latin American relations, and business law. Assembled by Dinsdale for a class in house furnishings, the scrapbook contains images clipped from magazines and samples of furniture fabric. The photograph is a portrait shot of Dinsdale on her graduation day. The publications consist of "Oregon Stater" alumni magazines, copies of the "Beaver Snuffer" student monthly publication, and annual college fashion previews published by the Meier and Frank Company.
Oregon and Washington Offshore Oil Exploration Research Records, 1965-1989
Accession 2012:093, received 2012-12-10. 0.35 cubic foot; 1 document box
This accession is made up of data from exploratory oil and gas drills taken in several locations off the Oregon and Washington coasts. The research was coordinated by the Shell Oil Company, Pan American, and several other petroleum corporations, with the project results summarized in the 1970 article "Petroleum Potential of Western Oregon and Washington and Adjacent Continental Margin" that is part of this transfer. In addition to descriptions of where the samples were extracted (Coos Bay, Heceta Head, Hoh Head, Willapa Bay, etc.) these records also detail the color, consistency, and composition of the core samples. Also found among these records is the 1989 USGS Bulletin "Preliminary Evaluation of the Petroleum Potential of the Tertiary Accretionary Terrane, West Side of the Olympic Peninsula." While Geosciences Professor Robert Yeats collected this data, there is no indication that OSU was a part of these research projects.
Washington County Extension Office Records (RG 253), 1918-2004
Accession 2012:092, received 2012-12-03. 5 cubic feet; 5 archives boxes
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by the Washington County Extension Office (WCEO). In addition to annual reports which comprise about twothirds of this transfer, these records include bylaws, correspondence, flyers, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, plans of work, and publications. These materials primarily document the various programs and outreach activities organized by WCEO staff and which are listed in the annual reports, plans of work, and monthly narrative reports compiled by WCEO extension agents. The minutes reflect meetings of WCEO staff, the Washington County Extension Advisory Council, and the Washington County USDA War Board. Numbering 65 prints in total, the photographs depict group shots of 4-H summer school (on OSU campus) participants from Washington County and views of the WCEO building. Reports pertaining to long range planning in Washington County, soil surveys, farm income data, and the the Dairy- McKay Hydrologic Unit Area were also found in this accession.
Business Affairs Chart of Accounts Records (RG 017), 1990-2001
Accession 2012:091, received 2012-11-30. 0.50 cubic foot; 2 document boxes
This accession is made up of chart of account lists generated by the Office of Business Affairs that document university account codes.
Sea Grant Program Publications (PUBs), 1976-2012
Accession 2012:090, received 2012-11-29. 2.2 cubic feet; 7 document boxes
This accession is made up of publications issued by the OSU Sea Grant Program that include a variety of circulars, article reprints, thesis announcements, conference proceedings, newsletters, technical reports, film guides, project directories, and teaching manuals. Representing several different Sea Grant "ORESU" publication series, these publications address a number of topics: marine tourism, identification of marine mammals, seafood preparation, coastal fishing communities, recent thesis research projects, tsunamis, salmon management, the Columbia River, low impact development, watershed restoration, and boating safety.
Sea Grant Moving Images Collection (FV P 185), 1980-2011
Accession 2012:090, received 2012-11-29. 0.60 cubic foot; 2 document boxes
This accession is made up of moving images on videotape and DVD produced by the OSU Sea Grant Program. Numbering 18 VHS tapes and 1 DVD, the subjects covered in these recordings include: salmon habitat protection, gillnetting on the Columbia River, Celilo Falls, watershed restoration, fisheries bycatch, estuaries, and climatological shifts in the North Pacific. Sea Grant released these tapes and DVD as part of the series ORESU-F, ORESU-V, and SG-Comm.
Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, College of, Records (RG 173), 1955-1956
Accession 2012:089, received 2012-11-27. 0.03 cubic foot; 1 file folder
This accession is made up of data collected by the University of Washington sent to Oceanography Professor Wayne Burt. Documenting ocean water samples taken from various locations off the Oregon coast, the data are entered on "oceanographic station summary sheets" that record the temperature, salinity, density, oxygen level, and phosphate level of the samples at different depths.
Pearcy, William G., Papers, 1967-2012
Accession 2012:089, received 2012-11-27. 0.10 cubic foot; 1 document box
This accession consists of correspondence collected by Oceanography Professor William G. Pearcy that document his research projects, honors/awards received, requests for review of research proposals and manuscripts, the Oregon Coastal Salmon Restoration Initiative (also known as the Oregon Plan), participation in conferences, and letters of recommendation for past students/colleagues. In addition to correspondence, this transfer also includes a certificate, a photograph, and press releases.
Extension Family and Community Health Records (RG 252), 1974-2010
Accession 2012:088, received 2012-11-19. 1.6 cubic feet; 2 archives boxes
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by the Office of Extension Family and Community Health (EFCH) that include correspondence, curriculum materials, newsletters, notes, photographs, and sound recordings. Reflecting the educational outreach role of EFCH, most of these records are instructional in nature: workshop teacher guides, slide presentations, and newsletters published by various county EFCH agents thoroughout the state. In addition to the slides that were included as a part of four slide/tape presentations, the photographs consist of images drymounted for display, prints in album pages, loose prints, and negatives. Numbering 647 images in total (92 prints, 503 slides, 52 negatives) the photographs primarily depict educational programs and tabletop displays organized by EFCH staff. The programs relate to cooking, nutrition, award ceremonies for participants, and youth outdoor camps/fieldtrips. Pertaining to food preservation through canning and purchasing healthy food (in Spanish), the presentations include 7 cassette tape sound recordings. Newsletters from the non-profit organization, the Oregon Association of Family and Community Education, were also found in this transfer.
Human Development and Family Sciences Records (RG 085), 1980-2004
Accession 2012:087, received 2012-11-12. 0.30 cubic foot; 1 document box
This accession consists of materials reflecting the Gerontology Program and is made up of two slide presentation programs, surveys of program graduates, and program proposals. Produced by the OSU Extension Service as a part of the "When Dependency Increases" workshop series, the slide presentation programs are part of a package that includes a notebook and a cassette sound recording for narration of the images. Titled "260 Primrose Lane" and "Best Wishes, Edith and Henry!," the presentations were developed as training tools for managing the needs of aging adults by family members or care providers. In addition to a copy of the original proposal that established the gerontological certificate program in 1980, this accession also contains the proposal for the Jo Anne L. Petersen Endowed Chair in Gerontology and Family Studies. This transfer includes a packet prepared for an administrative team retreat for program leaders within the College of Health and Human Sciences (where the Human Development and Family Sciences Department resides).
Williams, Gerald W., Collection, 1909-2012
Accession 2012:086, received 2012-11-08. 0.40 cubic foot; 5 archives boxes, 1 6x8 index card box, and 1 map folder
This addition to the Gerald W. Williams Collection is made up of artifacts, a book, a cd, newspaper clippings, photographs, a poster, publications, and sound recordings. Primarily documenting the U.S. Forest Service, these materials also pertain to salmon fishing, logging, and mountain landscapes in Oregon. Among the items reflecting Forest Service history is an application for homesteading in the Sequoia National Forest dated from 1909. Numbering 19 images in total (15 stereographic prints and 4 regular prints) the photographs depict early logging operations, salmon harvesting on the Columbia River, Mount Hood, Columbia Gorge views, and a Forest Service firefighter parachutist. The cd contains 11 digital images of glaciers from the Sisters Mountains near Bend, Oregon, taken in 1920 by F.W. Cleator. The book is "The U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest" by Williams. The publications are mostly newsletters generated by the U.S. Forest Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy organization. In addition to political cartoons, the clippings pertain to the recent establishment of new national monuments and FDR's visit to Timberline Lodge. Consisting of three cassette tapes, the sound recordings contain interviews between Williams and Forest Service employees Dave Alexander and Ted Stubblefield. The artifacts depict Smoky the Bear and Woodsy Owl and include a decal, bag clip, wooden shield, and a lanyard clip.
Greek Life Office Records (RG 223), 1998-2012
Accession 2012:085, received 2012-11-02. 0.5 cubic foot; 1 archives box, 1 document box, and 1 cabinet drawer
This accession consists of materials collected and generated by the Office of Greek Life which include a banner, correspondence, flyers, handbooks, a map, newspaper clippings, plaques, a poster, publications, reports, resource lists, a speech, and survey data. Reflecting the "mentor/mentee" campus street banner campaign, the banner depicts Greek Life director Bob Kerr and Miles Dodge, a student who selected Kerr as a mentor figure. The map (a photocopy from an unidentified source) shows the street locations of all the greek chapters that resided at OSU. The two plaques honor chapters that have achieved the highest freshman grade point average (for years 1975/76 - 1984/85) and the most improved fraternity grade point average (1974/75 - 1984/85).
4-H Photographs (P 146), 1935-1936
Accession 2012:084, received 2012-11-02. 0.08 cubic foot; 1 16x20 oversize box and 1 map folder
This accession is made up of two panoramic photos depicting 4-H Club Congress attendees at the 1935 and 1936 annual gatherings. One of the group shots was taken in the banquet room of the Stevens Hotel in Chicago while the other portrays attendees in front of a building (International Harvester plant?) in Iowa.
Westlund, Ben, Papers
Accession 2012:083, received 2012-10-26. 15 cubic feet; 14 archives boxes, 1 20x24 oversize box, and 1 4x5 index card box
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by Ben Westlund that primarily document his 14-year career in Oregon politics in the state legislature and as the State Treasurer. Made up of appointment calendars, artifacts, cds, certificates, correspondence, DVDs, floppy disks, flyers, newspaper clippings, notes, phone message books, photographs, plaques, scrapbooks, speeches, and VHS videotapes, these papers not only reflect Westlund's work as a legislator but also pertain to his 2006 campaign for Oregon governor, mid-career switch from the Republican to the Democratic Party, and his tenure as a State Treasurer of Oregon. Among the major legislative issues addressed in these materials include health care reform, legalizing of civil unions between same-sex couples, state foreclosure laws, the creation of the Oregon Cultural Trust, and Metolius River protection. Mostly made up of newspaper clippings, the scrapbooks also include letters, brochures, and flyers. Numbering about 179 images in total (140 prints and 39 negatives), the photographs depict portrait shots of Westlund, parties given in his honor, outreach events at the State Capitol, Westlund in legislative session, and visiting the OSU Cascades Campus in Bend. Digital images are featured on 11 cds. In addition to TV ad spots, the video recordings (35 VHS videotapes, 54 DVDs, 82 mini-DV video cassette tapes, and 6 betacam video cassette tapes) also feature public speeches by Westlund, legislative sessions, and Westlund as a guest on the "Community Cook" TV show. The artifacts include buttons, decals, pens, a banner, pennants, and wall decorations. Materials pre-dating Westlund's political career consist of notes, an appointment calendar, and a journal.
McDonald, Doryce, Papers, 1992-1995
Accession 2012:082, received 2012-10-25. 0.90 cubic foot; 1 archives box
This accession consists of materials collected and generated by alumna Doryce McDonald that document two internship projects with the Horner Museum that were part of her Master of Arts in interdisciplinary studies degree. About half of this collection pertains to McDonald's development of the exhibit: "Forestry in Transition: Forests of the North American Far West in the Twentieth Century," which includes a project paper describing the research and construction of the exhibit panels. Other materials pertaining to the exhibit include notes, photographs, publications, and two computer disks. The other project represented in these papers relates to McDonald's supplementary descriptive work of photographs transferred to the Horner Museum from the OSU College of Forestry. These images are currently part of the OSU Special Collections and Archives. Photographs found in this transfer number about 161 images in total (100 prints and 61 slides). Primarily depicting logging operations throughout the 20th century, the images include views of helicopter harvesting, lookout towers, the aftermath of the Mount St. Helens eruption upon local forests, the mill town of Valsetz, a business formed by ex-timber workers, and the College of Forestry's "big wheels." Many of these images originated from the collections of the Oregon Historical Society and the Weyerhaeuser Corporation. The computer disks contain text written for the exhibit.
Oviatt, May, Collection, 1903-1913
Accession 2012:081, received 2012-10-23. 0.05 cubic foot; 1 file folder and 1 20x24 oversize box
This accession is made up of certificates and contracts documenting the teaching career of alumna May Oviatt. The contracts reflect employment for Benton County elementary schools and the certificates illustrate that Oviatt was eligible to teach in Oregon public schools.
Leach, Beverly J., Papers, 1919-1949
Accession 2012:080, received 2012-10-20. 0.6 cubic foot; 1 document box and 1 14x19 oversize box
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by alumna Beverly J. Leach that reflect her student experience at Oregon State College as well as the Southern Oregon College of Education (currently Southern Oregon University). Made up of correspondence, a diploma, publications, a scrapbook, and yearbooks, this collection documents Leach's coursework, social activities with fellow students, her letters home, involvement in the OSC chapter of the Phrateres, enlistment in the WAVES during World War II, and work at the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland (currently Oregon Health Sciences University). In addition to newspaper clippings, the scrapbook contains photographs, student id cards, receipts, greeting cards, grade reports, ticket stubs, and brochures. Items in this transfer from alumni Edward Leach and Lorena Stratton Leach (Beverly's parents) consisting of a dance card, letterman jacket patch with an "OAC" logo, and a commemorative diamond jubilee plate have also been described as a part of this collection.
Edmonston Jr., George, Collection, 1907-2011
Accession 2012:079, received 2012-10-10. 2.6 cubic feet; 3 archives boxes and 1 12x17 oversize box
This accession is an addition to the George Edmonston Jr. Collection made up of cds, certificates, correspondence, employment records, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, publications, speeches, and a thesis. Documenting Edmonston's career with the OSU Alumni Association as a writer of articles on notable OSU alumni and history, most of the materials in this transfer were collected by Edmonston during the course of his research. Among the subjects covered in these papers include: the 30-Stater Club, the OSU football team, the history of the Alumni Association, alumni in World War II, alumnus bridge engineer Conde B. McCullough, the Weatherford family law firm, the Harlem Globetrotters' game at OSC, and the beginnings of the university from its development as Corvallis College. These materials also reflect presentations/speeches made by Edmonston and his work as Assistant Vice President of University Relations. Numbering about 327 images in total (162 prints, 110 negatives, and 55 slides), the photographs depict various notable alumni, OSU athletics, E. B. Lemon Award ceremonies, a portrait shot of Edmonston, early street views of Corvallis, and Edmonston playing bass in the band "Buffalo Chips." In addition to Powerpoint presentations, the 3 cds also contain digital images of Weatherford Hall.
Memorabilia Collection, 2012
Accession 2012:078, received 2012-10-03. 0.02 cubic foot; 1 file folder
This accession is made up of the publication "Five Songs for Voice, Piano, and Cello" featuring poetry by English Professor Roger Weaver and original music compositions by alumna Judith Walls Freeman. The five poems were published previously in books such as the "Orange and Other Poems" and "Reading the Stones."
Canine Research Collection, 1970-2012
Accession 2012:077, received 2012-10-02. 0.9 cubic foot; 1 cubic foot box
This accession consists of materials broadly related to three subjects. The first collection consists of perhaps 200 clipped magazine and journal articles documents the breed histories of various European dogs and specific rare breeds as published chiefly in The Kennel Gazette (England), Canine Chronicle (USA) and Dog News (USA). The articles, which date from 1983-2012, (bulk 1991-2000) have been arranged in one threering binder and inventoried by the donor. The second set of materials, including correspondence and legal documents, details the "Bachory scandal" of the early 1970s, a major violation of American Kennel Club registration requirements that focused specifically on the pedigrees of Shetland Sheepdogs. Materials have been arranged chronologically in two three-ring binders and inventoried by the donor. The third set of materials concerns Leon Hollenbeck's work on canine movement. Included with this component of the accession are a copy of Hollenbeck's book "The Dynamics of Canine Gait: A Study of Motion," (1971) a mimeographed Hollenbeck typescript titled "A Course of Study and Suggested Teaching Guide for Canine Locomotion," (1975) and a set of 232 slides produced by Hollenbeck as a teaching aid meant to accompany the materials in the 1975 typescript. Also included are records kept by the donor documenting her acquisition of the Hollenbeck materials.
Sigma Delta Chi Honorary Society, 1919-1961
Accession 2012:076, received 2012-10-01. 0.65 cubic foot; 1 archives box
This accession to the records of the Oregon State Chapter of the Sigma Delta Chi Honorary Society (SDI) consists of chapter reports, circular letters, correspondence, meeting minutes, membership cards/certificates, membership lists, a presidential notebook, publications, receipts, a remittance ledger, and a scrapbook. The notebook consists of a combination of correspondence, procedural guidelines, circular letters, budgetary information, and an annual report. Mostly made up of newspaper clippings documenting stories about SDI members and chapter activities, the scrapbook also contains photographs, newsletters, and circular letters. Among the items reflecting the national SDI organization include circular letters sent to chapters and materials from the annual SDI national conventions. The publications include a history of SDI published in the organization's magazine "The Quill."
Mater, Jean, Papers, 1947-2007
Accesssion 2012:075, received 2012-09-19. 9 cubic feet; 1 archives box, 2 20x24 oversize boxes, and 5 oversize cabinet drawers
This accession consists of materials documenting projects undertaken by the Mater Machine Works/Mater Engineering firm and Jean Mater's participation in various organizations. In addition to mechanical drawings that comprise the bulk of this transfer, this accession also includes certificates, correspondence, a diploma, flyers, mechanical drawings, photographs, and plaques. The mechanical drawings depict machine parts, equipment, buildings, and mill site layouts developed for private timber company and Native American tribal sawmill operations. Examples of equipment featured in these drawings include: tong dogs, turners, edger feed rolls, stub shafts, offbear rolls, and carriages. Information about seed separation equipment developed by Mater Machine Works in conjunction with the USDA Small Seed Laboratory was also found in this transfer. The plaques and certificates reflect Mater's involvement in the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, the Altrusa Club, the OSU Austin Family Business Program, the Forestry Research Advisory Council, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Oregon Private Industry Council. Comprised of 3 prints, the photographs are all portrait shots of Jean Mater, one with her husband Milton. The diploma is Jean's doctorate from Oregon State College.
Williams, William Appleman, Papers, 1976-2007
Accession 2012:074, received 2012-08-23. 0.5 cubic foot; 2 archives boxes
This accession consists of a number of items both created by and documenting the life of William Appleman Williams. The heart of the accession is a collection of perhaps 200 photographs of scenery - principally the scenery of the Oregon coast - taken by Williams. Also included are about a dozen photographs of Williams himself. Records and mementos make up the remainder of the accession. Notable among the records are programs, newspaper clippings and a speech typescript, penned by Jeri McCormick, about Williams and his work. The records also include Williams correspondence, legal documents related to Williams' coastal property and an article written by Williams for a conference, "Literature and the Sea," held in Newport, Oregon. The mementos transferred in this accession include award plaques and Williams' paperweight, rubber stamp and money clip.
College of Veterinary Medicine Records (RG 175), 1921-2012
Accession 2012:073, received 2012-09-14. 39 cubic feet; 38 archives, 1 20x24 oversize box, and 1 map folder
This accession is made up of materials generated and collected by the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) that document various aspects of the program, including: instruction, accreditation review, faculty research, establishment of a regional program with Washington and Idaho, lobbying to Oregon State legislators, the awarding of scholarships, student matriculation, response to animal rights protests, curriculum development, policies/procedures, and building construction. These files consist of architectural drawings, brochures, correspondence, course syllabi, curriculum vitae, floppy disks, grant proposals, handbooks, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, scrapbooks, signed petitions, sound recordings, videotapes, and a plaque. Primarily made up of newspaper clippings about the CVM, the scrapbooks also contain event programs, flyers, press releases, photographs, membership lists, and letters. Numbering about 5700 photographs in total (1500 prints, 2000 negatives, 2200 slides), the images depict students, faculty/staff members, research projects, classroom instruction, Magruder Hall, and graduation ceremonies. Compiled annually to document students going through the program, the class and graduation files contain commencement programs, correspondence, handbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, speeches, statistical information, and survey materials. Confidential and personal student information found in these files have been weeded. The petitions were gathered in response to a plan to close the CVM in 1995.
Mason, Donald L., Photographs (P 290), 1915-ca. 1935
Accession 2012:072, received 2012-09-10. 0.05 cubic foot; 4 file folders
This accession is made up of photographs taken and collected by alumnus and Industrial Arts Department Foundry Instructor Donald L. Mason. Numbering 51 prints in total, the images depict the campus foundry facilities, examples of products made at the foundry, techniques such as sand molding, and students in foundry classes. With the exception of a portrait shot identified as Ridenour, no one else pictured in these images is identified by name. Among the brass and metal products featured in these photographs include: candelabras, a sundial, door knockers, lamps, and a knife handle. This transfer also includes printed illustrations of tools and machinery for metal making sold by the Artcraft Company and the Central Engraving Company (both of Cleveland).
Army ROTC Photographs (P 257), 1980-2003
Accession 2012:071, received 2012-09-05. 1.70 cubic feet; 2 archives boxes
This accession is made up of photographs containing images taken by Army ROTC staff/students depicting cadets engaged in training exercises, joint service reviews, commissioning ceremonies, field trips, marching in parades, and informational tables/displays. In addition to various locations on campus, the images show training exercises and gatherings at Army ROTC training camps at Fort Knox, Camp Rilea, and the Western Oregon University campus. Most of the images are part of photograph albums (11 in total) with 83 loose prints and 1 cd.
Student Involvement Office Records (RG 232), Student Activities Committee Records, 1995-2005
Accession 2012:070, received 2012-08-31. 0.90 cubic foot; 1 archives box
This accession consists of records generated by the Student Activities Committee (SAC) that are made up of bylaws, constitutions, correspondence, meeting minutes, membership rosters, notes, publications, sound recordings, and a VHS videotape. Reflecting SAC's primary function as the administration of OSU student organization social and educational activities, these records document SAC's review of proposals for new student organizations, the approval of constitutional revisions, and the addressing of policy violations (mostly events involving minors and alcohol). Numbering six cassette tapes, the sound recordings document disciplinary hearings between SAC and student organizations found in violation of university regulations. The videotape is a recording of an SAC training session about judicial procedures from 2000.
Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program, 2010-2011
Accession 2012:069, received 2012-08-30. 0.30 cubic foot; 1 archives box
This addition to the Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program Records is made up of application materials submitted in 2011 seeking nomination of properties for inclusion in the program. These records include application forms, cds, correspondence, photographs, historical sketches, and copies of historical documentation relating to land ownership. The two cds contain digital images.
Holmes, Roland G., Collection (P 283), 1909-1941
Accession 2012:068, received 2012-08-29. 0.10 cubic foot; 1 file folder
This addition to the Roland G. Holmes Photograph Collection is made up of 70 postcards collected by Holmes that depict a variety of natural landscapes and urban views throughout several states including California, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, and Kansas. The two views of Oregon document Willamette Falls and Crater Lake. Nine of the postcards contain messages addressed to Elma Stump Holmes, Roland's mother. In addition to the original images, this transfer also includes a cd containing digital files of the postcards scanned as TIF files and a printed index to these files with the images and file names displayed.
Student Media Records (RG 239), Student Directory Materials, 1945-1984
Accession 2012:067, received 2012-08-27. 0.10 cubic foot; 2 file folders
This accession is made up of photographs and a notebook compiled by members of Theta Phi Sigma Women's Journalism Honorary Society documenting the process of producing the Student Directory (also known as the Fusser's Guide). In addition to a handwritten draft of a student directory with a rough layout for ads, the notebook also contains newspaper clippings, stylesheets, and reports outlining all the tasks necessary for the final print production. The report entries are written in a narrative style and dated. The two photographic prints are images used on the covers of the 1983/84 and 1984/85 student directories.
Facilities Services (RG 193), 1930-2007
Accession 2012:066, received 2012-08-27. 26.4 cubic feet; 27 archives boxes
This accession consists of materials generated by the Office of Facilities Services that include architectural drawings, budgetary records, building specifications, contracts, correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, policy statements, project manuals, and reports. In addition to documenting building repair and renovation projects, these records pertain to budgetary management, surveys, safety deficiency correction projects, monitoring of campus water usage, energy system management, parking needs, interaction with the City of Corvallis, awards, staff meetings, and the Oregon State System of Higher Education. Numbering 5030 images in total (1900 prints, 3000 negatives, 130 slides) the photographs depict campus structures, various building renovation and construction projects, Facilities Services staff portraits, retirement parties, award ceremonies, and the office areas of various departments within Facilities Services.
Gibson, Vane G., Collection, 1910-1961
Accession 2012:065, received 2012-08-16. 0.08 cubic foot; 1 document box
This addition to the Vane G. Gibson Collection is made up of correspondence, grade reports, a newsletter, newspaper clippings, notes, a photograph, receipts, and reports. About half of this transfer pertains to Fern Gibson's involvement in reunion planning for the 50th anniversary gathering of the class of 1911. Other items reflect Vane Gibson's academic record as an OAC student, his work in writing reports for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Bureau of Agricultural Economics, and penning of an article on loganberries for a local newspaper. The photograph is a 1934 snapshot of C.L. Rulerson and an unidentified man (Vane?) in Cuba.
Mathews, Christopher, Papers, 1992-2004
Accession 2012:064, received 2012-08-09. 36 3.5" computer floppy disks; 1 microfilm box
This accession consists of 3.5" floppy disks that appear to contain a wide variety of documents from 1992-2004 relating to Chris Mathews' position with the OSU Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics including grant proposals, search committee records, administrative forms, professional correspondence, course materials, and research data.
Aldrich-Markham, Susan, Photographs (P 289), 1971-2003
Accession 2012:063, received 2012-08-07. 1.40 cubic feet; 2 archives boxes
This accession is made up of photographic slides collected by Alumna and Field Crops Extension Agent Susan Aldrich-Markham that were featured in presentations and Extension publications. With an emphasis upon the topics of weed and native plant identification, these slides also illustrate examples of agricultural methods/techniques such as companion planting, sprayer maintenance, roadside grass seeding, nurse crop planting, conservation, and pasture management. Most of the farm operations depicted in these images are identified by name. Numbering 4083 slides in total, the images were primarily taken by Aldrich-Markham but also include images from Extension agent L.C. Burrill and others. Other slides in this transfer document events such as a tour in Polk County, a visit to the CIMMYT (Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo) research facility in Mexico, and a national meeting of county agricultural agents.
College of Engineering, Photographs (P 069), 1928-2011
Accession 2012:062, received 2012-08-02. 1.70 cubic feet; 2 archives boxes and 1 16x20 oversize box
This accession is made up of photographs generated and collected by the College of Engineering (COE) that were featured in newsletters/reports and mounted for wall display. Numbering about 1400 photographs in total (600 prints, 500 negatives, and 300 slides/transparencies), the images depict faculty, students, research projects, campus buildings where the various departments of COE reside, award ceremonies, tours, board meetings, and events honoring COE alumni. Among the COE projects and facilities reflected in these images include: the Formula SAE race cars, robotics research, the Hinsdale Wave Tank Laboratory, clean room facilities, the Triga nuclear reactor, and molecular beam epitaxy. The photographs are organized both by department and image subject matter.
Wagner, Berny, Collection, 1937-2012
Accession 2012:061, received 2012-07-27. 0.50 cubic foot; 1 archives box and 1 19x25 oversize box
This addition to the Berny Wagner Collection is made up of materials collected by OSU Track and Field Coach Carl "Berny" Wagner and includes certificates, correspondence, game programs, invitations, magazines, nametags, newsletters, newspaper clippings, a parking pass, photographs, sports media guides, teaching materials, and a workout diary. In addition to documenting Wagner's career in OSU athletics, these items also reflect his coaching career at the College of San Mateo, work as a high school physical education teacher, participation in track meets, and military service during World War II. Numbering 97 prints in total, the photographs include shots of Wagner with Olympic athlete and OSU track star Dick Fosbury as well as posed in group portraits with other teams that he coached such as the College of San Mateo, Western Oregon University, and The Athletic Congress. Wagner's original arrangement of these items by decade (1960's, 1970's, etc.) has been retained with the exception of the photographs, which have been described separately by subject areas such as OSU Track and Field, various track invitationals/clinics, and Wagner's coaching work outside of OSU.
Post Award Administration (RG 026), Funded Research Proposal Records, 1986-2007
Accession 2012:060, received 2012-07-27. 17.5 cubic feet; 18 archives boxes
This accession consists of funded grant proposal records that document research projects funded by non-university sources and include proposals, budgets, correspondence, contract agreements, sub-contracts, final reports, and related documentation. The projects reflected in these records all closed during calendar year 2007.
Water Resources Research Institute (RG 251), 1965-1991
Accession 2012:059, received 2012-07-26. 4.6 cubic feet; 5 archives boxes
This accession consists of materials generated by the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) that document various research projects supported by the WRRI and publication of research findings as reports and circulars. Made up of agreements, budgetary materials, correspondence, grant proposals, meeting minutes, publications, reports, and research data, about a quarter of these records reflect the annual administrative reporting process with the U.S. Department of the Interior to continue WRRI program funding. Among the research topics documented in these files include: the study of geothermal activities in Oregon, restoration of Sturgeon Lake, the effect of the Mount St. Helens eruptions upon regional watersheds, motorboat induced steambank erosion, interbasin water transfers, and the imapct of low head hydro electrical dams on Willamette River fish.
Animal Sciences Department (RG 189), 1921-2011
Accession 2012:058, received 2012-07-20. 3 cubic feet; 3 archives boxes and 1 16x20 oversize box
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by the Animal Sciences Department that primarily document research but also pertain to the annual Diamond Pioneer Registry Award, experiment station buildings, and the college livestock judging teams. Making up over half of this transfer, the files reflecting research activities contain a combination of research data, correspondence, notes, committee minutes, conference proceedings, reports, article reprints, student papers, and pedigree documentation. Lambs, sheep, dairy cattle, swine, turkeys, and beef cattle are the subjects of this research. The student papers reflect work by both graduates and undergraduates. Among the topics addressed in these papers include: selenium poisoning, a livestock program on a school farm, vitamin D in animal nutrition, a cattle feeding regimen, and the historical development of the Oregon cattle industry. Numbering 98 photographs in total (91 prints and 7 negatives), the images depict livestock judging teams, sheep shearing demonstrations, the campus poultry farm, views of cattle on campus grounds, and shots of various livestock (swine, sheep, cattle) managed by the university. There are also images of lambs and ewes that were part of an unidentified study in a photograph album. Ribbons awarded to OSC Livestock Judging Teams in 1952 and 1953 were also found in this transfer.
International Education (RG 164), Immigrant Visa Scholar Records, 2010-2011
Accession 2012:057, received 2012-07-20. 2 cubic feet; 2 archives boxes
This accession consists of records generated by the Office of International Education which document the application and approval of international scholars for permanent immigrant status.
Choate, Virgil, Collection, 1954-1957
Accession 2012:056, received 2012-07-19. 0.10 cubic foot; 2 file folders
This accession consists of materials collected by alumnus Virgil Choate that document his student experience and is made up of a dance card, a map, newspaper clippings, photographs, and basketball game ticket stubs. Numbering 25 prints in total, the photographs mostly document Phi Delta Theta Fraternity members at house dances and posed with various decorations set up for an event. While Choate is not directly identified in any of the images, one of the newspaper clippings features a shot of him as a part of a story on Agricultural Weekend festivities. Other images in this transfer depict the fate of University of Oregon students captured after an attempt to prematurely light the Homecoming Bonfire. The map displays the location of the college's various deans on campus.
Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program, Records (RG 250), 1991-2011
Accession 2012:055, received 2012-07-20.
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by the Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program and is made up of correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and reports.
Parr, Albert and Ruth, Rare Book Collection, 1498-1989
Accession 2012:054, received 2012-07-18. 45 cubic feet; 42 cubic foot boxes and 2 oversize folio boxes
The Parr Rare Book Collection constitutes a major addition to the university's collection of rare books, antiquarian books and fine bindings. The bulk of the collection spans from the earliest days of printing in the late 1400s through the 19th century and contains scholarly works in Latin and Greek as well as English and other modern languages. The collection includes volumes devoted to the history of science, early travel, philosophy, religion, literature and biography. The history of printing is also a particular emphasis of the collection.
Noteworthy items include one incunabula Bible, a collection of rare Bibles and many early printed books.
The majority of the books held in this collection are in good to excellent condition.
Rangeland Resources Department, Photographs (P 288), 1934-1982
Accession 2012:053, received 2012-07-17. 6.7 cubic feet; 6 archives boxes and 1 20x24 oversize box
This accession is made up of photographs taken and collected by Rangeland Resources staff that depict range landscapes primarily in Oregon, but also in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Texas, Nevada, and Arizona. Numbering about 4700 photographs in total (4651 slides and 49 prints), these images depict research on range lands, livestock grazing operations, wildlife, plants, dams, insects, and recreational activities. Examples of the research illustrated through these images include juniper control, pesticide use studies, the impact of grazing upon vegetation, range management planning, effective irrigation, and brush burning. Some slides contain data with text, charts, and graphs. Accompanying these slides are two sets of guides/inventories, one is organized by number and the other by subject. Combinations of slides assembled for particular presentations are listed by number in the subject arranged guide. Also part of this transfer is a report on state-owned rangelands and a survey of range lands in Oregon Grazing District #7 (Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla Counties). The report references research projects reflected in the photographs. Among the Oregon locales pictured in these images include Long Creek, the Strawberry Mountains, the John Day River, Pass Creek, the Rogue National Forest, Owyhee River, and the Malheur Refuge.
Nursery and Seed Trade Catalogues Collection, Seed Catalogs, Price Lists, and Trade Lists, 1939-1998
Accession 2012:052, received 2012-07-05. 0.9 cubic foot; 2 12x17 oversize boxes
This accession consists of approximately 200 catalogs, price lists and trade lists describing seeds for sale by a wide variety of nursery companies. Included are publications issued by companies located all across the United States - with a slight regional emphasis on California - as well as England, Holland and New Zealand. The publications describe seeds for sale in both ornamental and vegetable gardening; trees and shrubs; and gardening tools.
Russell, Beth, Papers, 1941-2005
Accession 2012:051, received 2012-07-09. 0.03 cubic foot; 2 archives box
This addition to the Beth Russell Papers is made up of artifacts, photographs, and publications collected by alumna Russell that document OSU athletics, campus art exhibits, and Russell's membership in the Sigma Kappa sorority. Consisting of photographic prints mounted on 7 album pages, the images were taken by Russell on "football day" and depict members of 1997 football team, athletic coaches, and cheerleaders. The publications include a OSU basketball yearbook, an OSU athletics guest guide, an OSC songbook, a Sigma Kappa songbook, and art exhibit announcements. Among the artifacts include: ribbons, baseball caps, a football helmet Christmas ornament, decals, noise-makers, and a cloth swatch with a silk screen impression of Elvis (Las Vagas Bowl game?).
Adamson, Doris P., Scrapbook, 1939-1941
Accession 2012:051, received 2012-07-09. 0.25 cubic foot; 1 16x20 oversize box
This accession is made up of a scrapbook assembled by alumna Doris P. Adamson that reflects her student experience at Oregon State College. In addition to newspaper clippings, the scrapbook contains decals, event programs, flyers, game programs, handbooks, photographs, receipts, ribbons, study schedule charts, and ticket stubs. Most of the items document various campus events such as musical performances, Freshman Week, OSC Women's Weekend, Homecoming, and the 1941 Rose Bowl game. Other materials pertain to student government elections (including the 1941 all-woman ASOSC ticket), Adamson's involvement in the Women's Athletic Association, and student conduct guidelines.
Fox, Margaret, Photographs (P 287), 1985-2007
Accession 2012:050, received 2012-07-02.
This accession is made up of 46 images collected by Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) professor Margaret Fox that document EOP staff, students, and the children of former students. Fox originally amassed and placed these photographs onto her office bulletin board and later transferred most of them into a photo album. The images are primarily portrait and group shots with the subjects identified by name. Most of the group shots depict participants of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). There are also images of a 1985 Cinco de Mayo celebration. Fox is featured among the portrait shots.
OSU Folk Club Records, 1949-1979
Accession 2012:049, received 2012-07-02. 0.03 cubic foot; 2 file folders
This addition to the OSU Folk Club Records is made up of circular letters, meeting notes, a newspaper clipping, rosters of past club presidents, and a club yearbook for 1975/76. Although a letter and envelope found in this transfer indicate that Betty Slegel collected these items in 1979, the donor remains unknown.
Campus Club Alumni Collection, Meeting Minute Ledgers, 1943-1952
Accession 2012:048, received 2012-06-22. 0.15 cubic foot; 1 document box
This addition to the Campus Club Alumni Collection is made up of ledgers documenting Campus Club meetings from 1943 to 1952. Photocopied by alumnus Robert McDole from the originals currently residing at Avery Lodge, the ledgers contain minutes from meetings where a variety of club business and other topics were discussed, among them: the organization of dances, officer elections, the acceptance of exchange students into the club, cleaning routines, house finances, and the designation of a particular place to play musical instruments.
Animal Sciences Department (RG 189), Course Reading Packets, 1981-1997
Accession 2012:047, received 2012-06-21. 0.65 cubic foot; 1 archives box
This accession is made up of course reading packets for Dairy Production classes (ANS 421/521 and 439/539) that feature lecture schedules and handwritten notes by Animal Sciences Professor Lloyd Swanson. Also included as a part of this transfer is documentation from a seminar on writing intensive courses at OSU. The seminar packet contains a sample writing assignment from an Avian Embryo Class (ANS 321).
Library Records (RG 009), 1915-1978
Accession 2012:046, received 2012-06-18. 1.7 cubic feet; 2 archives boxes
This accession consists of materials generated by OSU Library faculty/staff and is made up of budgetary statements, correspondence, handbooks/guides, meeting minutes, notes, and reports. Comprising of a little over half of this transfer, the reports were compiled by the University Librarian and Library departments to reflect annual and biennial reporting. In addition to listing expenses, the budgetary statements also contain detailed information about Library staff instructional work and involvement in the professional community. The minutes document the work of the Library Advisory Council, while the correspondence primarily pertains to the Library budget.
Voigts, Shirley, Scrapbook, 1947, 2012
Accession 2012:045, received 2012-06-14. 0.02 cubic foot; 1 file folder
This accession is made up of a scrapbook assembled by alumna Shirley Voigts (Wilson) consisting of a 1946/47 Westminster Association yearbook with two photographs pasted into the publication: one of Voigts in a 1947 group shot and a portrait shot of her in 2012. During the 1946/47 year, Voigts served on the Executive Council of the Westminster Association on the Fellowship Commission. In addition to the group shot image, Voigts is represented in two other images featured in the yearbook.
Lawrence, William Evans, Photographs (P 286), 1938-1946
Accession 2012:044, received 2012-06-08. 0.40 cubic foot; 1 archives box
This accession is made up of photographs taken by Botany instructor and Experiment Station specialist William Evans Lawrence that depict various places in Oregon, California, and Nevada. Included with these images are three log books where Lawrence listed in chronological order the location, date, and shutter speed of the photographs he shot. Lawrence assigned a number to each of the entries in the log books that correspond to numbers found on most of the slides in this transfer. Numbering 1187 photographs in total (1145 slides and 42 negatives), about half of these images reflect views of California where Lawrence spent a year long sabbatical from 1942 to 1943. In addition to views of the Stanford University campus, the images of California also depict Golden Gate Park, Shasta Dam, Lassen Park, the University of California at Berkeley, and the San Francisco World's Fair. Oregon landscapes depicted in these photographs include various coastal locations, Mount Hood, vegetation in the vicinity of Mary's River, the Dallas region, and the OSU campus. The views of OSU include shots of the campus iris garden.
Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Photographs (P 203), Research Vessel Deck Logs, 1966-2007
Accession 2012:043, received 2012-06-05. 0.08 cubic foot; 2 file folders
This accession consists of photographs taken by College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences staff. Numbering 164 images in total (118 slides, 21 prints, 25 negatives), these photographs primarily document the research vessel Wecoma with most of the shots depicting research activities on deck (taking ocean samples and cores) and in labs inside the ship. Also pictured among these images is the research vessel New Horizon from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. There are also photographs of the construction of an unidentified building near the Hatfield Marine Science Center.
Burtner, John C., Papers, 1926-1950
Accession 2012:042, received 2012-06-04. 1.3 cubic feet; 1 archives and 1 document box
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by alumnus John C. Burtner that reflect his work as Director of the OSC News Bureau and Extension Service Editor. Primarily made up of correspondence, this transfer also includes employment records, meeting minutes, newsletters, and newspaper clippings. These files document interaction between Burtner and a variety of Oregon State College staff and off-campus sources including magazine/newspapers, the Associated Press, ad agencies, and professional organizations such as the American Association of Agricultural College Editors. In addition to requests to Burtner for help publicizing a particular event or permission to publish one of his images, the subjects addressed in these records include: returning WWII veterans, the OSC Public Relations Department, the Emergency Farm Labor Program, campus housing after WWII, and the dismissal of OSC faculty member Ralph Spitzer for communist beliefs.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, OAC Student Chapter Ledger, 1909-1930
Accession 2012:041, received 2012-05-30. 0.15 cubic foot; 1 12x17 oversize box
This accession consists of a ledger maintained by the Oregon Agricultural College Student Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Mostly made up of meeting minutes, the ledger also contains entries about election results, committee reports, bylaws, newspaper clippings, and a list of engineering graduates from 1893 to 1920 that was found loose in the volume. Among the discussion items of note in the minutes include a 1916 motion to vote on a request brought to the chapter by a woman interested in attending the meetings.
Ross, Wesley, World War II Memoirs, 2009
Accession 2012:040, received 2012-05-25. 0.10 cubic foot; 1 file folder
This accession is made up of a memoirs written by alumnus Wesley Ross in which he describes his participation as a member of the 146th Engineer Combat Battalion (ECB) during World War II. In this memoirs, entitled "146th Engineer Combat Battalion: a Journey," Ross details a number of wartime experiences from training as part of a Navy Combat Demolition Unit (NCDU) in England for the D-Day invasion to his involvement in the Battle of the Bulge. In addition to Ross' narrative, this memoirs includes archival documentation about the "Neptune" mission of the 146th ECB and written accounts from other members of the 146th ECB and other NCDU units active in the D-Day invasion. A list of the 146th ECB members and their lives after the war is also part of this memoirs. In a chapter devoted to pre-war activities, Ross describes his student experience at Oregon State College, which includes stories of hijinks among fellow ROTC students and sample entries from a notebook listing his expenses at school. Wesley Ross graduated with a degree in engineering in 1943.
Dornfeld, Ernst J., Papers, 1931-1989
Accession 2012:039, received 2012-05-15. 4.6 cubic feet; 5 archives boxes
This accession is an addition to the Ernst J. Dornfeld Papers consisting of article reprints, correspondence, course materials, drawings, historical essays, book manuscript drafts, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, research data, and speeches. Reflecting Dornfeld's career in research and instruction in the Zoology Department, the bulk of this transfer pertains to the publication of Dornfeld's book "The Butterflies of Oregon." The course materials are made up of exams, class outlines, and lecture notes reflecting a comparative vertebrate histology class taught by Dornfeld. Numbering about 5800 images in total (3000 prints, 2700 negatives, and 100 slides/transparencies), the photographs are primarily views of individual butterflies (many of which were published in the book) and are identified by type. The images are housed in envelopes arranged numerically in a system created by Dornfeld. The drawings were rendered by Dornfeld as a part of graduate coursework in vertebrate anatomy and the morphology of algae at Marquette University. Ernst Dornfeld taught in the OSU Zoology Department from 1938 until 1978, serving as Department chair from 1950 to 1976. In addition to the study of the taxonomy and biology of butterflies, Dornfeld also researched cytochemistry, the embryology and cytology of the ovary, and the physiology of cell division. He was the recipient of many awards, including the Carter Award for Distinguished Teaching (1947) and the Sigma Xi Research Award.
Moule, Jean, Papers, 1982-2011
Accession 2012:038, received 2012-05-14. 0.30 cubic foot; 1 archives box
This addition to the Jean Moule Papers is made up of employment records, photographs, student assignments, and a VHS videotape. Focused on the topic of Oregon towns with "sundown" laws designed to exclude African-Americans from settlement, the student assignments were generated for three of Moule's courses: TCE 219/519 (Multicultural Issues in Education), TCE 408 (Sundown Towns in Oregon), and TCE 522 (Racial and Cultural Harmony). In addition to essays summarizing research findings, the student work includes photocopies of archival resources, reflective self-assessment statements of what was learned in the course, and demographic data compiled about the racial makeup of the various Oregon municipalities examined. The materials about Moule's employment mostly pertain to the promotion and tenure process and sabbatical research plan. The six photographs depict Moule with various members of family and students visiting an unidentified museum/archives to do historical research. Produced by KBVR-TV, the videotape documents a 1996 student boycott and march at OSU organized by the OSU Black Student Union in response to incidents of racial harassment on campus.
Jaramillo, Annabelle E., Papers, 2000-2012
Accession 2012:037, received 2012-05-14. 1.8 cubic feet; 2 archives boxes
This addition to the Annabelle Jaramillo Papers consists of materials generated and collected by Benton County Commissioner Jaramillo and is made up of correspondence, handbooks, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, notes, publications, reports, and a speech. These records primarily document Jaramillo’s work on the commission and associated involvement on various committees, including: the Federal Forestland Advisory Committee (Oregon Board of Forestry), the Public Lands and Natural Resources Committee (Association of Oregon Counties), the Onsite Program Improvement Advisory Committee (Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality), and the Benton County Forestland Classification Committee. In addition to local issues such as the Corvallis Endangered Species Response Plan and Oregon legislation regarding same-sex marriage, the correspondence consists of letters by Jaramillo to federal congressional representatives. Among the publications found in this transfer include directories, conference programs, and handbooks from the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, the Association of Oregon Counties, and the National Association of Counties. Other published materials and reports collected by Jaramillo pertain to immigration services, hate crimes, and racial/ethnic issues in the Oregon judicial system, and preservation of old growth forests. The speech are remarks made by Jaramillo in commemoration of the first year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Taubeneck, William H., Papers, 1881-2010
Accession 2012:036, received 2012-05-17. 10.5 cubic feet; 11 archives boxes
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by geology professor and alumnus William Taubeneck that document his research activities, instructional work, and writings on various topics. In addition to handwritten notes that comprise about half of this transfer, these materials also include article reprints, certificates, conference abstracts, correspondence, course materials, grant proposals, maps, newspaper clippings, photographs, plaques, poems, research data, and speech notes. The notes and data reflect a combination of observations from field research and personal thoughts on subjects ranging from the U.S. Forest Service to encounters with wild animals. Most of the research pertains to studies of Columbia River basalt formations and in particular, dike activity in the Wallowa region of Northeast Oregon. Essays by Taubeneck for an unrealized book, "A Field Guide for Scientific Studies in the Western U.S." contain accounts of his field research and explore topics such as rattlesnakes and fording rivers. Folders of newspaper clippings and articles collected by Taubeneck for reference use have been described here as subject files and generally do not contain notes.The correspondence documents interaction between fellow geologists, OSU colleagues, and friends. The course materials, which include songs and poems featured in the syllabi, reflect Taubeneck's popular "Geology of Oregon" class. Numbering about 550 images in total (500 prints and 50 negatives), the photographs mostly depict the Northeastern Oregon mountains where Taubeneck did his fieldwork and include shots of rock outcroppings, his camping equipment, and wildlife encountered in the field. There are also a few portrait shots of Taubeneck and what may be his parents.
Nye, Mary Jo, Papers, 1986-1997
Accession 2012:035, received 2012-05-02. 16 cubic feet; 16 archives boxes
This accession consists of books, microfilm and personal papers relating to Dr. Mary Jo Nye's several book projects, including "From Chemical Philosophy to Theoretical Chemistry," "Dictionary of Scientific Biography" and "French Philosophy and Science." In addition, the materials contain files related to Nye's faculty work at the University of Oklahoma and OSU, including syllabi, course notes and research files. Alphabetical files including correspondence are also present as are newsletters from the History of Science Society, contemporary to her tenure as vice-president and president of the society.
Jefferys, Donald G., Collection, 1931-1954
Accession 2012:034, received 2012-05-02. 0.15 cubic foot; 1 archives box
This addition to the Donald G. Jefferys Collection is made up of materials that document Jefferys' student experience at Oregon State College and the operation of the family turkey farm in Albany. Among the items reflecting the business and other general financial transactions include an account ledger, check stubs, patches, receipts, and World War II ration stamps. Most of the items related to Jefferys' student years pertain to his involvement in the ROTC Band (2 jacket patches, event programs, concert ticket stub) but also include a research paper written during middle school. Certificates awarded to Jefferys' wife, Meridee Brown, for her volunteer service to 4-H in Benton County are also part of this accession. Technical manuals for IBM punch card data entry equipment were also found in this transfer. Donald used these manuals in his work for the Southern Pacific Railroad.
Brown, F. Ross, Collection, 1908-1961
Accession 2012:034, received 2012-05-02. 0.30 cubic foot; 1 archives box
This addition to the F. Ross Brown Collection is made up of materials documenting Brown's student experience at Oregon Agricultural College and involvement with the Oregon Wildlife Federation (OWF). The college related items consist of three OAC "Orange" yearbooks dated 1908, 1909, 1910. In addition to a report of an OWF 1952 quarterly meeting, other materials reflecting the Oregon and National Wildlife Federation include photographs, a brochure for the dedication of the National Wildlife Federation building, and business cards. The images depict Brown with the OWF "public relations car," Brown in a group shot with other attendees of an OWF meeting, and a view of downtown Portland.
Crop and Soil Science Records (RG 095), 1974-2006
Accession 2012:033, received 2012-04-30. 2.6 cubic feet; 3 archives boxes
This accession is made up of materials documenting research projects conducted by Crop and Soil Science Department faculty and includes correspondence, curriculum vitae, grant proposals, and research progress reports. Administered by the OSU Agricultural Experiment Station and the Extension Service, these files reflect research on a variety of topics such as varietal development, nitrogen cycling studies, biotechnology, soil properties, forage systems, gene mapping, and seed investigations. Also included as a part of this transfer are annual reports of OSU seed production research projects and photographic slides (67 in all) depicting a variety of unidentified student field trips.
Benton County Extension Office Records (RG 249), 1938-2010
Accession 2012:032, received 2012-04-25. 4 cubic feet; 4 archives boxes
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by the Benton County Extension Service Office and is made up of brochures, bylaws, cds, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, research data, reports, and survey records. These files document a variety of activities by the office (in particular, during the tenure of Extension Forester Rick Fletcher), including: forestry demonstration projects, organization of tours and workshops, involvement in Extension Service planning, participation in 4-H forestry programs, and collaboration with local forestry operations/farms in survey and research efforts. About one-third of these materials reflect research projects in the Benton County area, primarily relating to Christmas tree farming, but also relating to the cultivation of cottonwoods and ponderosa pines. Numbering 155 images in total (60 prints and 95 slides), the photographs depict a forestry tour in Japan, views of the 1996 National Tree Farm Conference, examples of agro-forestry farming, and Bert Udall. Records of the Oregon/Benton Small Woodlands Association were also found in this transfer.
Ross, Charles R., Papers, 1957-1974
Accession 2012:032, received 2012-04-25. 0.70 cubic foot; 1 archives box
This addition to the Charles R. Ross Papers consists of materials pertaining to various types of trees that were collected and generated by Ross as a part of the research and writing of the OSU Extension publication "Trees to Know in Oregon." Made up of drawings, newspaper clippings, notes, and publications, these files include chapter drafts and correspondence with researchers, U.S. Forest Service staff, and others for assistance with editorial review and information. Ross worked as an Extension Forestry Specialist for OSU from 1946 until 1970.
Crop and Soil Science Records (RG 095), 1952-1990
Accession 2012:031, received 2012-04-16. 0.12 cubic foot; 3 file folders
This accession consists of correspondence, annual summary reports, and directories generated by the Soil Science and Crop Science Departments. Primarily documenting the merger of the Crop and Soil Science Departments into a single department in 1990, the correspondence also details the appointment of Horace B. Cheney as the Head of the Soils Department and the annual newsletter for alumni of the Soils Science program. The annual summary reports and directories both list Soils Science faculty and staff members with the reports also citing research projects, articles published, scholarships awarded, and courses offered by the department.
Crop and Soil Science Photographs (P 134), 1983-2005
Accession 2012:031, received 2012-04-16. 0.02 cubic foot; 1 file folder
This accession is made up of portrait shots of Crop and Soil Science professors Dale Moss and Elizabeth Sulzman. Numbering 25 prints and 15 negatives, these images also document at least four other unidentified faculty/staff members.
University Archives (RG 220), 1979-2007
Accession 2012:030, received 2012-03-26. 1.5 cubic feet; 1 document box; 1 4x4 index card box; 3 12x17 oversize boxes
This accession consists of materials documenting the management and expansion of the Memorabilia Collection (MC) and includes correspondence, accession information, and finding aids/file inventories. The bulk of this transfer is made up of index cards created and maintained by the University Archives to provide a cross-reference system for searching the MC files by subject or name.
Facilities Services (RG 193), 1954-2006
Accession 2012:029, received 2012-03-26. 10 cubic feet; 9 archives boxes and 16 map folders
This accession consists of materials generated by Facilities Services that document renovation, repair, and maintenance projects for various campus structures and landscape features such as parking lots. Many of these projects pertain to the installation and replacement of lighting, HVAC systems, and electrical wiring. In addition to project manuals and architectural drawings, these records include bookplans, correspondence, photographs, and studies. There are also materials reflecting the management of the project paperwork flow, mission statements for guiding campus engineering staff, and the interaction between OSU and regional energy providers.
Spriggs, James Llewellyn, Photograph Album (P 285), 1915-1921
Accession 2012:028, received 2012-03-22. 0.15 cubic foot; 1 12x17 oversize box
This accession is made up of a photograph album assembled by alumnus James Llewellyn Spriggs that documents his student experience at Oregon Agricultural College. Primarily reflecting social activities with fellow students and Spriggs' involvement in athletics (track and field, football, basketball), the images also depict a variety of campus events such as: the construction of the homecoming bonfire, the freshman-sophmore bag rush, ROTC cadet inspection day events (that included a parade with a tank and other armaments), and the 1920 military ball. Images of Spriggs himself include portrait shots and several group shots with fellow members of the Oxford Club and the Sigma Phi Epsilon (SPE) fraternity. Several of the other students in these photographs are identified by name. In addition to photographs, this album also contains a few dance cards, event programs, ribbons, and an invitation to the 1920 graduation commencement. Born in 1895 in Illinois, James Llewellyn Spriggs studied agriculture at Oregon Agricultural College receiving a BS degree in 1920. After graduation, Spriggs taught school in Willits, California. In 1939 and 1949, Spriggs returned to campus to take classes in organic chemistry, wood turning, sheet metal working, and forging/welding.
Lepper, Helen, Papers, 1928-1931
Accession 2012:027, received 2012-03-21. 0.08 cubic foot; 1 document box (half-size)
This accession is made up of a photocopy of a diary maintained by alumna Helen Lepper which documented her daily activities and thoughts from January 1928 to June 1931. Lepper devotes much of the diary to describing her student experience at Oregon State College and details things such as: dates with future husband and fellow alumnus Clarence Lovin, classwork, her musical performances/practices, social outings with other students, attendance at campus events, interaction with Music Department instructors, and living with her aunt and uncle in Corvallis. Among the faculty and staff referenced in the diary include: Lillian Petri and Helen Plinkiewisch. The end of the diary contains a "character sketch of me," a list of names cited in the entries, "important events" from 1928 to 1931, and the names of people to whom Lepper sent Christmas cards.
Skillin, Leland F., Papers. 1935-1973
Accession 2012:026, received 2012-03-15. 0.50 cubic foot; 1 document box; 1 map folder
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by Leland F. Skillin reflecting his work as an engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Willamette Iron and Steelworks. Made up of articles, correspondence, employment records, a notebook, photographs, publications, and technical drawings, these materials mostly document Skillins' work on several dams throughout Oregon, including the facilities at Fern Ridge, the Dalles, Foster Reservoir, Bonneville, and McNary. In particular, these materials illustrate Skillins' calculations for a 15-ton Gantry Crane needed for dam construction, collection of wood truss/connector structure information, and study of a temporary pump facilities for the Willamette National Lumber Company pending the construction of Foster Dam. Among the employment records are travel reports, studies, and memoranda where Skillin describes work on various projects, inspection tours, and conference attendance. Numbering 55 prints in total, the photographs are a combination of portrait/group shots of Skillin's co-workers and the construction of various dams. There are also images of Wallowa Lake, the Snake River Canyon, and an unidentified bridge. The notebook contains data on flooding at Rainier (Oregon) compiled by Skillin.
Office of Academic Programs, Asessment, and Accreditation (RG 022), 1998-2004
Accession 2012:025, received 2012-03-15. 1 cubic foot; 1 archives box
This accession is made up of self-study reports prepared by several OSU departments and college in response to accreditation reviews. Among the information included in these reports are: faculty/staff lists, curriculum vitae, course syllabi, and historical details about the college/department. The units represented in these reports include: the Animal Sciences Department, the Accounting Program, the History Department, the Chemistry Department, the Athletic Training Education Program, Nutrition and Food Management, the Rangeland Resources Program, Home Economics, the College of Forestry, and Business Administration. About half of this transfer is made up of documentation submitted to the Council For Standards in Human Service Education regarding a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with a Specialization Option in Human Services.
Williams, Gerald W., Collection, 1898-2012
Accession 2012:024, received 2012-03-12. 0.25 cubic foot; 2 archives boxes and 2 6x8 index card boxes
This addition to the Gerald Williams Collection is made up of newspaper clippings, photographs, publications, and lithographic prints. Numbering 124 images in total (55 postcards, 57 prints,12 stereographs), the photographs mostly depict various landscapes in Oregon, including shots of the Columbia Gorge, the Bonneville Dam, Celilo Falls, Mount Hood, Crater Lake, McKenzie Highway sights, Willamette Falls, the Three Sisters Mountains, and Klamath Lake. Other images in this transfer document aircraft used by the U.S. Forest Service, CCC camps in Oregon, early Pacific Northwest logging operations, and two vehicles featured in the 1905 Trans-Continental auto race. In addition to newsletters, the other Forest Service publications include a first aid manual, a report on "Facts for the Chief's Office," and early circulars on forest fire prevention. The three lithographic prints depict trees of the Western U.S.
Academy for Lifelong Learning Records, 2002-2011
Accession 2012:023, received 2012-03-12. 0.25 cubic foot; 1 document box
This addition to the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) records is made up of budgetary information, a cd, correspondence, meetings, membership rosters, newspaper clippings, photographs, procedural handbooks, schedules of classes, and treasurers' reports. These materials were found compiled together in notebooks organized by the following years: 2002/03; 2009/10; and 2010-2011. The cd contains electronic files of sign-up lists, membership rosters, Powerpoint presentations, financial information, forms, meeting minutes, forms, and flyers. The images depict views from ALL sessions on the history of Peavy Arboretum and West African art and culture.
Public Health Department Records (RG 231), 1977-2008
Accession 2012:022, received 2012-03-08. 1.1 cubic feet; 1 archives box and 1 20x24 oversize box
This accession consists of 12 plaques documenting awards and scholarships received by Public Health and Health Care Administration students. Featuring the names of the honored students, the plaques were produced by the Public Health Department, the OSU Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administration, and off-campus professional organizations such as Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Among the awards reflected on these plaques include the Carl W. Anderson Scholarship and the Department Senior Honors Award. One of these plaques recognizes the department for achieving "Full Certified Undergraduate Status" by the AUPHA.
Williams, William Appleman, Papers, 1962-1990
Accession 2012:021, received 2012-03-02. .11 cubic foot; 2 file folders
This accession consists of several dozen letters exchanged between Edward Crapol and William Appleman Williams in which the two discuss matters both personal and professional. The bulk of the letters are written by Williams. The materials also include a reprint of a publication by Williams, "Fire in the Ashes of Scientific History," as well as several typescripts of articles and speeches by Williams. The accession likewise includes greeting cards and a handful of newspaper clippings related to Williams and his work.
Edward Crapol was a student of William Appleman Williams at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He began his career as professor of history at the College of William and Mary in 1967, retiring as professor emeritus in 2004. Crapol is regarded to be an expert on the life and presidency of John Tyler. Materials may not be viewed until ten years after Crapol's death.
International Students of OSU (ISOSU) Records (RG 247), 1970-2011
Accession 2012:020, received 2012-02-28. 1.3 cubic feet; 1 archives box, 1 document box, and 1 map folder
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by the International Students of OSU (ISOSU) office and is made up of budgetary records, cds, certificates, constitutions, a DVD, flyers, handbooks, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, posters, publications, and survey materials. These items primarily reflect the budgetary management of ISOSU and the organization of events/programs by the various affiliate cultural associations under the ISOSU umbrella. This transfer includes materials from the precursor groups to ISOSU (founded in 1976), the Foreign Student Association and the International Student Organization. Numbering about 40 prints in total, the photographs depict ISOSU events and staff. The seven cds contain a variety of images documenting ISOSU events, graphics designed for the ISOSU webpage, electronic copies of the newsletter, and music featured at Hmong and China Night events. The DVD is a recording of the 2007 China Night performances.
Gamma Sigma Delta Honorary Society-OSU Chapter Records (RG 20), 1988
Accession 2012:019, received 2012-02-27. 0.01 cubic foot; 1 file folder
This accession is made up of seven photographs documenting the 1988 Spring Banquet of the OSU Chapter of the Gamma Sigma Delta Honorary Society. Among those identified in these images include: Animal Sciences Professor Dale Weber, Food Science Professor Zoe Ann Holmes, Ray Seidler, Anna Cortell, Corinne McKenzie, L. Roger Fendall, and Mary Jane Weber.
Education, School of., Records (RG 184), 1936-2009
Accession 2012:018, received 2012-02-21. 22.5 cubic feet; 23 archives boxes
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by the School of Education and is made up of bylaws, category I and II proposals, correspondence, handbooks, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, reports, and surveys. Documenting various administrative activities such as curriculum development, the merger with the Western Oregon State College School of Education, interaction with education organizations throughout Oregon, the management of teacher licensure, awarding of scholarships, and planning the rehabilitation of the Education Hall building, about half of this transfer documents the accreditation process by agencies such as the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. These materials also include reports and publications pertaining to home economics education, which relate, among other things, to the Parenthood Education Curriculum Project and supervised student teaching.
Extension and Experiment Station Communications Photographs (P 120), 1912-1994
Accession 2012:017, received 2012-02-15. 6.8 cubic feet; 7 archives boxes and 1 16x20 oversize box
This accession is made up of photographs taken by Extension and Experiment Station Communications staff for use in publications produced at OSU such as "Oregon's Agricultural Progress." Some of these images were also featured in special OSU editions of the "Corvallis Gazette-Times" newspaper. Numbering about 25000 images in total (10000 prints and 15000 negatives), these photographs depict a variety of OSU research projects, Experiment Station branch station facilities, portrait shots of OSU staff, gatherings of the Agricultural Research Foundation, and events such as the Diamond Pioneer Awards Luncheon. Among the images found in this transfer are a few photographs originating from the collections of the OSU Special Collections and Archives and the Oregon Historical Society.
Moule, Jean, Papers, 1998-2002
Accession 2012:016, received 2012-02-02. 0.70 cubic foot; 1 archives box
This addition to the Jean Moule Papers documents Moule's development of a placement program (Alternate Placement and Math/Science Curriculum Development for Preservice Teachers of Minority Students) designed for graduate students in the College of Education Masters of Arts in Teaching Program. Made up of correspondence, grant proposals, notes, reports, student essays/narratives, and survey forms, this transfer is a combination of student work from program participants reflecting upon their placement experience and records relating to the grants Moule submitted to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program to fund the program. In the interests of privacy, names found on student assignments amongst these materials have been redacted (blacked out with a pen).
Carraway, Leslie and Verts, B.J., Papers, 1954-2011
Accession 2012:015, received 2012-02-07. 10 cubic feet; 9 archives boxes; 2 16x20 oversize boxes; and 2 map folders
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by OSU Fisheries and Wildlife faculty Leslie Carraway and B. J. Verts that pertain to their research and publication activities. Made up of article reprints, books, correspondence, maps, notebooks, photographs, reports, research data, and theses, much of the documentation in this transfer reflects the research and graphical work involved in publishing the book "Land Mammals of Oregon." Records about specific research projects in these papers contain of a combination of data, article drafts, correspondence, maps, and notes. Although the general focus of this research is oriented toward shrews, there are also studies of other mammals such as raccoons, bunnies, and deer. Depicting mammals in complete form and in smaller segments like skull studies, the illustrations and photographs were primarily created for use in the "Mammals" book. A number of the illustrations are original line drawings by Chris Wall and Verts. Numbering about 1500 photographs in total (750 prints, 250 negatives, and 500 slides), the images predominantly depict mammals but also include shots of Oregon landscapes such as the Pueblo Mountains and slide presentations prepared by Carraway.
Hatfield Marine Science Center Records (RG 194), 1994-1995
Accession 2012:014, received 2012-02-07. 0.50 cubic foot; 1 12x17 oversize box
This accession is made up of four reports generated in the course of a redesign project of the public wing of the Hatfield Marine Science Center. The reports contain drawings of exhibit concepts, communication plans, and draft wording for signage/graphics.
Extension Service (RG 111) Energy Program Records, 1981-2002
Accession 2012:013, received 2012-02-06. 14 cubic feet; 13 archives boxes and 5 film cans
This accession consists of materials generated by the Energy Program of the OSU Extension Service and is made up of films, photographs, publications, reports, and videotapes. The bulk of this transfer is comprised of films and videotapes (124 VHS, 26 U-Matic tapes, 33 magnetic tape reels, and 14 film reels) produced or recorded by the Energy Program. Some of these video productions were made in conjunction with the Bonneville Power Administration as a part of the "Super Good Cents" program. Primarily documenting conservation topics such as the installation of insulation, solar water heating, heat pumps, energy efficient home construction, and calculation of design heat load, a few of these tapes are recordings of workshops/conferences such as the Northwest Industrial Energy Forum. Numbering 4591 images in total (1891 slides, 1500 negatives, 1200 prints) the photographs depict workshops conducted by the Energy Program, studies of insulation and ductwork inside newly constructed manufactured homes, the Tera One Energy Conservation Laboratory, presentations on solar heating of homes, and the use of thermal imaging to detect air leakage.
Eta Sigma Gamma Honorary Society-OSU Chapter Records (MSS), 1974-2001
Accession 2012:012, received 2012-02-02. 1.5 cubic feet; 1 archives box and 1 23x31 oversize box
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by the OSU Chapter (Alpha Tau) of the Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG) Honorary Society and is made up of annual reports, brochures, bylaws, a charter, certificates, correspondence, financial records, flyers, forms, handbooks, meeting agendas, membership lists, newspaper clippings, a plaque, photographs, publications, and artifacts used for initiation ceremonies. In addition to documenting announcements to the chapter from the national ESG office in Indiana, these records also reflect activities organized by the group, membership management, the establishment of the chapter, and ceremonial procedures.The artifacts consist of a cloth table drape with the lettering "Eta Sigma Gamma" and a brass oil lamp. Numbering 25 photographs in total (8 prints and 17 slides), the images depict the charter initiation ceremony for the Alpha Tau chapter, a shot of a trillium flower, and a community pumpkin carving event sponsored by ESG. Established in 1967 at Ball State University in Indiana, the Eta Sigma Gamma Honorary Society represents students and professionals in the field of health science. Alpha Tau, the chapter at OSU, formed in 1979. The chapter has been inactive since 2001.
Farber, Paul Lawrence, Papers (MSS), 1961-2011
Accession 2012:011, received 2012-02-02. 10.3 cubic feet and 1.11 GB
This is accession is comprised of a wide array of materials documenting the academic career of OSU historian of science, Paul Lawrence Farber. The accession includes extensive collections of note cards and research notes as well as correspondence, class materials and lecture manuscripts and visual aides, including nine cds of images used for presentations. Also included are a number of pocket diaries and daily planners kept by Farber as well as administrative documents and reports, a film strip, newspaper clippings, reprints of Farber publications and materials related to the eight books that Farber either wrote or edited. A large born digital component consisting of 1.11 GB of electronic correspondence, photographs, lecture slides and word processing documents, mostly in Microsoft Word format, are likewise part of this accession. Highlights of the accession include a copy of Farber's doctoral dissertation "Buffon's Concept of Species," a History of Science department self-study, materials detailing the establishment of the Horning Endowment and a 16 mm film in which Farber demonstrates the method that Galen of Pergamon would have used to dissect a pig. Paul Lawrence Farber (b. 1944) was a member of the OSU History faculty from 1970 to his retirement as Professor Emeritus in 2008. Farber's undergraduate experience at the University of Pittsburgh as well as his graduate work at Indiana University are represented in this accession, as is his work as an academic and administrator at OSU. Farber served as chair of the General Science department from 1985-1991, and of the History Department from 1991-2008. Trained in zoology, he has written extensively on ornithology, evolution and the concept of race.
Ed Ferguson Oregon Anti-Apartheid Scrapbook (MSS), 1980-1982
Accession 2012:010, received 2012-01-23. 0.10 cubic foot; 1 document box
This accession is made up of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings assembled by History Department faculty member Ed Ferguson that documents the protest and educational campaign led by the OSU African Students' Association (ASA) in response to OSU wrestling coach Dale Thomas' association with the South African wrestling community. Thomas' hosting of visiting South African coaches and proposed team tour of that country drew fire because of an international ban upon competition with South African athletes as a protest of the racist apartheid political system. Taken primarily from the OSU Barometer, Corvallis Gazette-Times, and the Oregonian newspapers, these clippings include editorials about the campaign, articles about campus presentations sponsored by ASA on apartheid, and stories about public campus forums about the topic. The clippings date from 1980 to 1982 and include letters to the editor by Ferguson and stories about his involvement in the forums. Entitled "Enforcing the International Sports Boycott of South Africa at OSU: News Clippings from the Struggle" the scrapbook is a photocopy of the original which is part of the Oregon Anti-Apartheid Files currently described as a part of the African Activist Archives Project at Michigan State University. Ferguson, a specialist in African history, served as an associate professor in the History Department from 1979 to 1991.
Sea Grant Program Moving Images Collection (P 185), 1997-2000
Accession 2012:009, received 2012-01-11. 1.5 cubic feet; 0.20 cubic foot; 1 archives box
This accession is made up of five VHS videotapes produced by the OSU Sea Grant Program. Three of the tapes document different topics addressed as a part of the "Seminar Series for Commercial Fishermen." The titles of these three recordings are: "Getting More with Less: Adding Value to your Catch," "Understanding Seafood Markets," and "Anatomy of a Groundfish Assessment." The other two videotapes are "Salmon Life History in Freshwater: An Illustrated Lecture by Gordon Reeves" and "North Pacific Climatological Shifts."
OSU History Club Records (MSS), 1989-2009
Accession 2012:008, received 2012-01-10. 0.03 cubic foot; 1 file folder
This accession consists of materials documenting the OSU History Club and is made up of flyers, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, newsletters, and questionnaires. In addition to business meetings, these materials reflect various events organized by the club including: public lectures by history scholars, history career fairs, movie nights, social meet and greet with History Dept. faculty, fundraisers, and an undergraduate research conference. The club is also referred to as the "OSU History Students Association" in some of these records.
Castle, Emery, Papers (MSS), 1948-2003
Accession 2012:007, received 2012-02-06. 7.5 cubic feet; 8 archives boxes
This addition to the Emery Castle Papers is made up of article reprints, certificates, conference papers, correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, a plaque, reports, and speeches. Documenting Castle's research and publication activities as a professor of Economics, these materials also reflect presentations Castle made to various groups, peer reviews of research, organizational involvement, consultancy projects for other universities, honors received, and his administrative work at OSU. In economics, Castle's foci of interest were natural resource use and rural development. Interwoven into Castle's writings on rural development are topics addressing land use policies, water resources, and environmental protection. In addition to the National Rural Studies Committee in which Castle chaired while at OSU, other organizations represented in these records include the American Agricultural Economics Association, Western Rural Development Center, and the Resources For the Future, Inc (RFF). Castle worked for RFF for 10 years (1976-1986) before returning to campus to chair the University Graduate Faculty of Economics. Numbering 15 prints in total, the photographs are mostly portrait shots of Castle.
National Rural Studies Committee Records (RG 246), 1986-1999
Accession 2012:007, received 2012-01-06. 5 cubic feet; 5 archives boxes
This accession consists of materials generated by the National Rural Studies Committee (NRSC) and is made up of articles, conference proceedings, correspondence, course materials, curriculum vitae, grant proposals, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, publications, reports, and speeches. Documenting the scholarship and involvement of NRSC members (known as center associates), these records also reflect annual meetings of the NRSC, related organizations, and publication of printed matter on rural studies. The 9 photographic prints depict members of the NRSC in portrait shots and one group pose. Established in 1987 with funding from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the National Rural Studies Committee (NRSC) was chaired by OSU Economist Emery Castle as a part of the Western Rural Development Center. In its eight years, the NRSC was charged to encourage scholarship nationwide on topics relating to rural development. Among the impacts made by the NRSC include the establishment of multidisciplinary graduate degree programs in rural studies, publication of a directory of rural studies scholars, and stimulating the creation of the National Rural Poverty Task Force.
Anderson, Norman H., Papers, 1955-2000
Accession 2012:006, received 2012-01-10. 1.2 cubic feet; 2 archives boxes
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by alumnus and Entomology Professor Norman H. Anderson and is made up of article reprints, conference papers, correspondence, curriculum vitae, a doctoral thesis, employment records, flyers, grant proposals, newspaper clippings, research data, reports, and slide presentation scripts. Documenting Anderson's studies of orchard insects, aquatic insects of coniferous forest stream ecosystems, and the insect recolonization of streams in the post eruption Mt. Saint Helens region, about half of this transfer consists of vello-bound collections of research published in journals or delivered at conferences/seminars. Of particular interest in these papers are narrative reports of insect collection trips made by Anderson to Mt. Saint Helens from 1980 to 1991. In these descriptive log entries, Anderson describes the types of specimens found, the post eruption landscape, colleagues with him on these trips, and the process of taking samples for research. The research data mostly pertains to studies at Ape Canyon in the vicinity of Mt. Saint Helens. Correspondence with the data offers a glimpse of the process to gain access from the U.S. Forest Service to the Mt. Saint Helens blast zone for research. The doctoral thesis by Richard Meyerhoff also features Anderson's research and is entitled "Post-Eruption Recovery and Secondary Production of Grazing Insects in Two Streams Near Mt. Saint Helens." Biographical details of Anderson's publication and committee work can be found in reports prepared for accreditation of the Entomology Department. Having received a masters degree in entomology from Oregon State College in 1958, Norman H. Anderson returned to campus in 1962 to teach as an assistant professor in the Department of Entomology. Specializing in the study of insects in forest streams, one of Anderson's regular offerings was a course in aquatic entomology which involved the collection of specimens from the Oak and Berry Creek watersheds in the OSU McDonald Forest. He retired in 1995.
Affirmative Action Office (RG 172), 1977-2008
Accession 2012:005, received 2012-01-10.4.8 cubic feet; 5 archives boxes
This accession consists of materials generated by the Office of Affirmative Action that is primarily made up of Affirmative Action Plans and annual reports, but also includes VHS videotapes and sound recordings. Compiled annually and biennially (for a few years), the plans include supplemental information on the workforce at OSU statistically broken down by position, department, gender, race, and other factors. Numbering 19 tapes in total, the VHS videotapes contain recordings of a variety of campus presentations, programs, and events relating to racism at colleges and the encouragement of a diverse student body and faculty. These include a lecture by Bill Wassmuth of the Northwest Coalition against Malicious Harassment, the opening of the Multicultural Affairs Office, programs about Native Americans at OSU, and a forum by the OSU group Faculty and Professional Staff of Color. The sound recordings consist of 15 cassettes of audio recordings mostly from non-OSU conference presentations on the topics of multiculturalism, mentoring, and faculty response to diversity at colleges.
Lavender, Denis, Papers, 1954-2007
Accession 2012:004, received 2012-01-15.6.8 cubic feet; 7 archives boxes
This accession consists of materials generated and collected by alumnus and Forest Science Department Professor Denis Lavender. Primarily documenting Lavender's research and publication activities, this transfer is made up of article reprints, conference proceedings, correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, presentation materials, reports, research data, and theses. With an emphasis upon the study of the planting and storage of douglas fir, whitespruce, and lodgepole pine seedlings, these papers reflect Lavender's work at OSU (1950-1984) and the University of British Columbia (1985-1992). Lavender's involvement with the Silvicultural Institute of British Columbia and instruction of coursework for the organization is also illustrated in these papers. About two-thirds of this transfer consists of articles and other published sources on forest reseach topics (mostly by other scholars) arranged by Lavender by subjects such as root growth, seedling storage, prescribed burning, flowering, and the possible impacts of global warming on conifer forests. Described in the inventory as reference materials, these files include article reprints, conference proceedings, correspondence, notes, and photographic slides. Numbering about 300 slides in total, the images depict a combination of text prepared for presentations and views of research projects. Lavender's association with OSU dates back to 1950, when he began working for the Oregon Forest Research Center (which later became the Forest Research Lab). With an interest in plant physiology, Lavender pursued graduate work in forestry at OSU, earning a MS degree in 1958 and a doctorate in 1962. Among the impacts of Lavender's research is the creation of methodology for the storage and planting of seedlings that has increased conifer survival rate by 20%. Retiring as a professor in the Forest Science Dept. from OSU in 1984, Lavender went on to serve as head of the Forest Science Dept. at the University of British Columbia from 1985 until 1992. During this period in Canada, Lavender and several colleagues established the Silvicultural Institute of British Columbia.
Crop and Soil Science Records (RG 095), 1990-2001
Accession 2012:003, received 2012-01-03.0.60 cubic foot; 1 archives box
This accession consists of records generated by the Pacific Northwest Wheat Quality Council and is made up of correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, and reports. Documentation from associated organizations, the Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors and the Western Coordinating Committee (WCC 81) are also represented among these materials.