Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Charles Osterberg Motion Picture Films, 1961-1965

Scope and Content Note

The Charles Osterberg Motion Picture Films consist of motion picture films made by Osterberg of research voyages off the coast of Oregon in 1961-1965. The films document research on radioactivity levels in the waters near the mouth of the Columbia River and depict collection of water and marine life samples near Astoria, Newport, and Depoe Bay. Footage of the mooring of a buoy used in a study of wave energy generation is also included. Several Oregon State University faculty and students are depicted in the films including: William Pearcy, Norman Cutshall, Lyle Hubbard, Norman Kujala, Ingvar Lauren Larsen, Bruce Wyatt, Pete Hanson, and David Jennings. Research cruises on the Acona, Yaquina, and Kiska are documented in the footage.

The collection includes about 2000 feet of silent color 16 mm film footage on 4 reels. A DVD reproduction of all the footage is also included, which can be used to preview the films. Total running time for the DVD is 47 minutes.

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