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Robert W. MacVicar Papers

Robert W. MacVicar Papers, 1942-1995

The MacVicar Papers document the activities of Robert MacVicar, who served as President of OSU from 1970 to 1984. These records primarily focus upon MacVicar's work and personal life outside the university.
MSS MacVicar
2.1 cubic feet; These records are housed in 2 cubic foot boxes, 2 document boxes, and 1 16x20 oversize box.
University History, Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives, History of Science / Photographs 

Victor A. Madsen Papers

Victor A. Madsen Papers, 1964-1998

The Victor A. Madsen Papers were generated or assembled by Madsen in the course of his research and teaching as a Physics Professor at Oregon State University. Madsen joined the faculty of Oregon State in 1963 and retired in 1997.
MSS Madsen
1.8 cubic feet; 2 boxes
University History, History of Science 

Leonard M. Maki Nuclear Power Collection

Leonard M. Maki Nuclear Power Collection, 1936-1975

The Leonard M. Maki Nuclear Power Collection consists of books and archival materials related to the development of nuclear power systems in the twentieth century. Of particular note is a collection of documents, dating to the 1960s, which detail ideas and prototypes for nuclear power systems designed to operate in outer space.
MSS Maki
5 linear feet, 4 boxes, 24 books
History of Science / Photographs 

Charles H. Martin Papers

Charles H. Martin Papers, 1939-1942

The Charles H. Martin Papers consist of three narrative research reports on garden symphylids compiled by Martin while at the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station in Cincinnati.
MSS MartinC
0.2 cubic foot, including 15 photographs; 3 file folders
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science / Photographs 

Mater Engineering Tribal Consultation Files

Mater Engineering Tribal Consultation Files, 1920-1995

The Mater Engineering Tribal Consultation Files were generated and assembled by Mater Engineering, Ltd. and pertain to the company's consulting work with Native American tribes in the use of their forest lands. Mater Engineering, Ltd., located in Corvallis, Oregon, provides engineering and consultation services to the forest products industry.
MSS MaterEngineering
10 cubic feet; 10 boxes
Natural Resources, History of Science, Multicultural Archives / Photographs 

Mathematics Department Records

Mathematics Department Records, 1933-1994

The Mathematics Department Records document the teaching and research activities of the department and the involvement of Department Chair, W.E. Milne, in campus organizations. The records include correspondence, reports, lecture notes, and publications. Mathematics courses have been taught at Oregon State since its founding in 1868; however, research and graduate instruction in mathematics began in 1932 with establishment of the School of Science, which included the Mathematics Department.
RG 136
0.75 cubic foot; 3 boxes; 1 microfilm reel; 20 feet
University History, History of Science 

Christopher Mathews Papers

Christopher Mathews Papers, 1962-2010

Chris Mathews (b. 1937) is a distinguished biochemist with contributions to enzymology and virology. Through professorships at Yale University, the University of Arizona, and Oregon State University, he has received significant recognition as a researcher, administrator, and educator. As the author of four books and nearly 150 research articles, director of 35 Ph.D. theses, and recipient of several major awards in the field of biochemistry, Mathews is a valued member of the international scientific community. Mathews' papers include professional correspondence from 1962-2010 regarding research, publications, and professorial duties, and include institutional records of historical interest from his long-term tenure as chairman of the OSU Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.
MSS Mathews
6 linear feet; 14 boxes, including 36 3.5" floppy disks; 154 megabytes born digital
University History, History of Science / Born-Digital Materials 

Robert E. McDole Papers

Robert E. McDole Papers, 1949-1998

The Robert E. McDole Papers consist of materials created or assembled by McDole during his undergraduate student years at Oregon State College, as a graduate student in soil science at the University of Idaho, and in the course of his work as a soil scientist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the University of Idaho. McDole earned a BS in soils from Oregon State College in 1952 and MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Idaho in 1968 and 1969.
MSS McDole
1.5 cubic feet, including 77 photographs; 2 boxes
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science / PhotographsMaps 

McDonald Rare Book and Manuscript Collection

McDonald Rare Book and Manuscript Collection, 2041-1763 BC, ca. 960-1941 AD

In the early 1930s, Mary McDonald (1848-1935), concerned with the preponderance of scientific and technical books at most land grant universities, donated a rare book collection to the Oregon State University library. In 1934 the McDonald Rare Book Room was established with gifts to the library of items from her collection. Since then, the McDonald endowment has enabled the acquisition of thousands of rare books and fine bindings. Included in the collection are numerous incunabula (books printed before 1501). Among the exceedingly rare items housed in the McDonald Collection are three cuneiform tablets, the oldest of which dates to 2041 BCE.
RB McDonald

University History, Natural Resources, History of Science

James McIver Papers

James McIver Papers, 1980-1984

The James McIver Papers consist of research data and notes generated by McIver as an OSU Ph.D. student in entomology.
MSS McIver
0.3 cubic foot; 4 file folders
University History, History of Science, Natural Resources 

Frank P. McWhorter Papers

Frank P. McWhorter Papers, 1942-1961

The Frank P. McWhorter Papers document McWhorter’s research on plant diseases as a plant pathologist for the Agricultural Experiment Station at Oregon State College.
MSS McWhorter
1 cubic foot; 1 box
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science / Photographs 

Mechanical Engineering Department Lantern Slides

Mechanical Engineering Department Lantern Slides, 1920

The Mechanical Engineering Department Lantern Slides consist of lantern slides probably used for instruction in mechanical engineering and includes images pertaining to thermit welds and the mechanical analysis of various aggregates and asphalt cements.
P 229
0.1 cubic foot, including 34 slides
University History, History of Science / Photographs 

Mechanical Engineering Department Records

Mechanical Engineering Department Records, 1894-1971

The Mechanical Engineering Department Records consist of lab notes, teaching materials, technical drawings and administrative files.
RG 213
7.35 cubic feet; 1 23x31 oversize box and 8 archives boxes
University History, History of Science 

Media Services Moving Images

Media Services Moving Images, 1957-2002

The Media Services Moving Images consist of motion picture films produced by the Classroom Television department; videotapes recorded or produced by the Communication Media Center; raw film footage and media elements; and streaming video files produced by Media Services. They include recordings of classroom lectures for hygiene and health education classes; commencement and other special events; and lectures by faculty and visiting speakers at Oregon State University as well as training and informational tapes pertaining to a variety of topics including cultural diversity, computer graphics, and multimedia technology.
FV P 119
13 cubic feet, including 130 films reels, 57 videotapes, 12 sound recordings, and 40 color slides; 12 boxes and 21 film cans
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science, Multicultural Archives / PhotographsVideosSound Recordings and Oral HistoriesBorn-Digital Materials 

Oregon State University Memorabilia Collection

Oregon State University Memorabilia Collection, ca. 1860-present

The Memorabilia Collection is an artificial collection containing items of interest about Oregon State University and to a lesser extent, the city of Corvallis, and the state of Oregon.
MC
86 cubic feet; 190 boxes
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral HistoriesMapsBorn-Digital Materials 

Fred Merryfield Papers

Fred Merryfield Papers, 1916-1978

The Merryfield Papers consist of materials generated and assembled by Fred Merryfield documenting his career as an Oregon State engineering professor and his work as a founding engineer of the CH2M consulting firm. The Papers include publications and reports, correspondence, course materials, technical drawings, photographs, licenses, and certificates.
MSS Merryfield
1.5 cubic feet, including 4 photographs ; 3 boxes, including 1 oversize box
University History, History of Science / Photographs 

Oral Histories of the Oregon State University Microbiology Department

Oral Histories of the Oregon State University Microbiology Department, 1964-1989

The Oral Histories of the Oregon State University Microbiology Department recount the department's history through the perspective of Walter Bollen and Mabel Pernot. Bollen earned two degrees from Oregon Agricultural College prior to his beginning a career on the OSU microbiology faculty that spanned nearly sixty years. Pernot was the daughter of Emile F. Pernot - the father of the university's microbiology program - and the granddaughter of George Coote, an early campus horticulturist. The Pernot interviews discuss, at length, both the history of the department as well as the story of the Pernot and Coote families.
OH 24
0.8 cubic feet, including 27 audiocassettes and 45 photographs; 3 boxes
University History, History of Science, Multicultural Archives / Sound Recordings and Oral HistoriesPhotographs 

Microbiology Department Motion Picture Films

Microbiology Department Motion Picture Films, 1969-1970

The Microbiology Department Motion Picture Films document the department's laboratories and offices; the lift-slab construction of the Bioscience Building; and the department's move to the new building.
FV P 117
0.25 cubic ft.; 8 film reels; 200 ft.
University History, History of Science / Videos 

Microbiology Department Photographs

Microbiology Department Photographs, 1898-1996

The Microbiology Department Photographs consist of photographic images of department faculty and staff, students, laboratory research, offices and buildings, including the Salmon Disease Laboratory.
P 117
0.4 cubic foot, including 800 photographs; 1 document box and 1 file folder
University History, History of Science / Photographs 

Milne, W.E., Collection

Milne, W.E., Collection, 1905-1981

The W.E. Milne Collection documents Milne's mathematics research and consists primarily of Milne's research publications. Milne headed the Mathematics Department at Oregon State College from 1932 to 1955 and was a pioneer in numerical analysis and computer mathematics.
MSS Milne
0.8 cubic feet; 2 boxes and 1 map folder
University History, History of Science / Photographs 

Buena Maris Mockmore Papers

Buena Maris Mockmore Papers, 1916-1969

The Buena Maris Mockmore Papers include speeches, radio program materials, publications, and teaching materials prepared in her role as an extension specialist in child develoment and family life at Oregon State College and Iowa State University.
MSS Mockmore
0.35 cubic feet
University History, History of Science / Photographs 

Ellen J. Moore Papers

Ellen J. Moore Papers, 1905-2003

The Ellen J. Moore Papers consist of correspondence and materials primarily documenting Moore's employment as a paleontologist and her interactions with family members as well as other fellow paleontologists.
MSS MooreE
2.7 cubic feet; 3 archives boxes and 1 12x17 oversize box
University History, History of Science / Photographs 

George W. Moore Papers

George W. Moore Papers, 1952-2001

The George W. Moore Papers consist of field and laboratory notebooks documenting Moore's work as a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey from 1951 to 1987. He became a Courtesy Professor Geology at Oregon State University in 1987.
MSS MooreGW
1.4 cubic feet; 2 boxes
University History, History of Science

Richard Y. Morita Papers

Richard Y. Morita Papers, 1949-2005

The Richard Y. Morita Papers consist of materials documenting Morita's career in microbiology and oceanography including research article and chapter drafts, correspondence, grant related records, brochures, certificates, newspaper clippings and photographs.
MSS Morita
1.65 cubic feet; 2 archives boxes and 4 file folders including 2 photographs
University History, Multicultural Archives, History of Science / Photographs 

Hugh E. Morrison Papers

Hugh E. Morrison Papers, 1937-1964

The Hugh E. Morrison Papers consist of materials reflecting Morrison's research on vegetable crop and hop pest control, symphylid control, and the application of pesticides including DDT.
MSS Morrison
.7 cubic foot; 7 file folders and 1 archives box
University History, History of Science, Natural Resources / Photographs 

Dale Moss Papers

Dale Moss Papers, 1958-1994

The Dale Moss Papers consist of addresses and speeches, article reprints, correspondence, photographs, publications, and a narrative report created or collected by Moss, a former Crop Sciences professor at OSU.
MSS Moss
.82 cubic foot, including 978 photographs; 5 file folders and 1 archives box
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science / Photographs