Scope and Content Note
The Rebecca Landis Papers consist of materials generated and collected by Rebecca Landis that reflect her free-lance writing work for the Oregon Stater Magazine on various OSU related topics. There are also articles Landis penned for the Albany Democrat-Herald newspaper as well as examples of work on various university publications. Made up of article drafts, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, the bulk of this transfer is comprised of notes (both loose sheets and notebooks) and reference materials compiled by Landis in the process of research. Among the topics addressed in the articles and essays include: the internment of Japanese-American students during World War II, alumna Kathleen Purchase, Horticulture professor William Frazier, and a commemorative D-Day parachute jump organized by alumnus Richard Mandich. These materials also feature copies of Landis' colorful "Webworm" column that appeared in the Oregon Stater.
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