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Earl L. Packard Papers

Earl L. Packard Papers, 1913-1980

The Earl L. Packard Papers consist of Packard's notes, reference materials, maps, correspondence, and a student paper. Packard came to Oregon State College in 1932 to teach paleontology in the Geology Department; he served as the chair of the department from 1932 to 1950 and the Dean of the School of Science from 1932 to 1938.
MSS Packard
0.5 cubic feet; 2 boxes
University History, History of Science / Maps 

Albert and Ruth Parr Rare Book Collection

Albert and Ruth Parr Rare Book Collection, 1498-1989

Donated in 2012, the Parr Rare Book Collection spans from the earliest days of printing in the late 1400s through the 19th century. Particularly strong in the history of science, travels and voyages, religion, and early printed books the Parr collection also has concentrations in literature (especially Samuel Johnson) and the publishers’ bindings of the firm of A & C Black. The history of printing is also a particular emphasis of the collection.
RB Parr
History of Science

Patent Committee Records

Patent Committee Records, 1917-1963

The Patent Committee Records document the development and management of patent policy for Oregon State University and include correspondence, reference materials, committee minutes, documents about specific inventions and patent investigations, reports, and patents and patent applications. The Patent Committee was established at Oregon State College in the late 1940s.
RG 021
1 cubic foot, including 11 photographs; 2 boxes, including 1 oversize box; 1 microfilm reel
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science / Photographs 

Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers

Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers, 1873-2013

Linus Pauling (1901-1994), a 1922 OSU graduate and the only recipient of two unshared Nobel Prizes, (Chemistry, 1954; Peace, 1962) undertook a wide range of studies during his seventy-year career as a scientist, humanitarian and peace activist. The collection, comprised of over five hundred thousand items, contains all of Pauling's personal and scientific papers, research materials, correspondence, photographs, awards, and memorabilia. Not only does the Pauling archive reflect Linus Pauling's long and varied scientific career, the presence of Ava Helen Pauling's (1903-1981) papers also indicates their mutual devotion to world peace and to each other.
MSS Pauling
4,437 linear feet; 2,230 boxes; 4,111 books
University History, History of Science, Multicultural Archives / PhotographsSound Recordings and Oral HistoriesVideosScrapbooks 

Kareen Peiffer Laboratory Notes

Kareen Peiffer Laboratory Notes, 1930-1931

The Kareen Peiffer Laboratory Notes consist of laboratory notes and drawings made by Peiffer in botany and zoology courses at Oregon State College. Peiffer graduated from Oregon State in 1934 with a degree in education.
MSS Peiffer
0.15 cubic foot; 1 box
University History, History of Science 

School of Pharmacy Photograph Collection

School of Pharmacy Photograph Collection, 1916-1948

The School of Pharmacy Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by the School of Pharmacy and by Ernst Stuhr that depict the Pharmacy Building, pharmacy classrooms and laboratories, and exhibits for drug shows at Oregon State College. Pharmacy instruction began at Oregon Agricultural college in 1898; Ernst Stuhr was a member of the pharmacy faculty from 1927 to 1944.
P 166
0.05 cubic foot, including 85 photographs; 2 boxes
University History, History of Science / Photographs 

College of Pharmacy Records

College of Pharmacy Records, 1899-2006

The College of Pharmacy Records consist of materials assembled and written by Dean Adolph Ziefle on the history of pharmacy in Oregon and the development of pharmacy instruction at Oregon State; reports; and publications. The Course in Pharmacy was established at Oregon Agricultural College in 1898.
RG 105
0.1 cubic foot; 1 box; 1 microfilm reel; 20 linear feet
University History, History of Science 

Harry K. Phinney Papers

Harry K. Phinney Papers, 1938-1988

The Harry K. Phinney Papers consist of correspondence, grant proposals, meeting minutes, notes, photographs, publications and reports chiefly pertaining to the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) and the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC).
MSS Phinney
0.2 cubic foot, including 110 photographs; 1 document box
University History, History of Science, Natural Resources / Photographs 

Physics Department Photographs

Physics Department Photographs, 1930-1962

The Physics Department Photographs consist principally of images of the construction of Weniger Hall, known at the time as the Physics-Chemistry Building and dedicated in 1962. The collection also includes photographs of a seismograph, spectrometer, and cyclotron as well as images of physics groups and the Physics Department.
P 078
593 photographs; 2 boxes
University History, History of Science / Photographs 

Physics Department Records

Physics Department Records, 1909-1974

The Department of Physics Records document physics research and teaching at Oregon State University as well as the KOAC radio station which was established and initially housed within the department. The records include correspondence, project reports, faculty research, curriculum materials, and documents pertaining to the functioning of the department.
RG 037
2 cubic ft.; 12 microfilm reels
University History, History of Science 

President's Office Records

President's Office Records, 1903-2002

The President's Office Records reflect the administration of the university and include documentation of policy formulation, publication of statistical information, and review of legal issues. Separate finding aids have been prepared for Subgroup 1 (B.L. Arnold), Subgroup 2 (John D. Letcher), Subgroup 3 (John M. Bloss), Subgroup 4 (H.B. Miller), and Subgroup 5 (Thomas Gatch).
RG 013
44.4 cubic ft.; 180 microfilm reels.
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral Histories 

Publications Group

Publications Group

The Publications Group consists of newspapers, magazines, newsletters, brochures, reports and other literature generated by the whole of OSU, including its student and faculty groups, statewide extension agencies and university administration.
553 titles
University History, Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives, History of Science, Local History