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Oral History Interviews, Personal Histories, and Sound Recordings Collection on Agriculture, Forestry, and Oregon History

Oral History Interviews, Personal Histories, and Sound Recordings Collection on Agriculture, Forestry, and Oregon History, 1949-1996

The Oral History Interviews, Personal Histories, and Sound Recordings Collection on Agriculture, Forestry, and Oregon History consists of various oral histories, personal and family histories, recollections, and sound recordings prepared by different individuals. The collection materials document forestry in Oregon and the Northwest, the history of Oregon State University, local Corvallis and Benton County history, and the activities of Oregon State alumni.
OH 05
0.5 cubic foot, including 20 audiocassettes, 6 SoundScriber discs, and 1 reel-to-reel audiotape; 3 boxes
University History, History of Science, Natural Resources, Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral Histories 

Oregon State Highway Division Maps of Oregon Cities and Towns

Oregon State Highway Division Maps of Oregon Cities and Towns, 1969-1989

The Oregon State Highway Division Maps of Oregon Cities and Towns consist of street maps of 230 municipalities in Oregon primarily from the 1970s and 1980s. The maps depict streets and roads, political boundaries, public structures, and some landscape features.
MAPS ORCities
1.5 cubic feet, including 521 maps; 3 oversize boxes
Natural Resources, Local History / Maps 

Oregon Counties Long-Range Planning Conference Reports

Oregon Counties Long-Range Planning Conference Reports, 1924-1971

The Oregon Counties Long-Range Planning Conference Reports document the economic conferences sponsored by the Oregon State Extension Service in Oregon counties beginning in the 1920s. The reports include summary and statistical information regarding the county at the time of the conference as well as recommendations pertaining to agriculture, land use, and economic development.
PUB 006-16
0.9 cubic foot; 2 boxes, including 1 oversize box; 36 microfilm reels
Natural Resources, Local History 

Oregon Pioneers Oral History Collection

Oregon Pioneers Oral History Collection, 1975-1978

The Oregon Pioneers Oral History Collection consists of 33 interviews conducted primarily in the summer of 1975 by Oregon State University students to document various aspects of local history from 1880 to 1929 in preparation for the United States bicentennial in 1976.
OH 01
0.5 cubic foot, including 31 audiocassettes; 2 boxes
University History, Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral Histories 

Oregon State University Campus Maps

Oregon State University Campus Maps, 1894-1994

The Oregon State University Campus Maps document the development of the Oregon State campus from the 1890s through the 1990s. The collection includes campus guides and visitor maps; detailed surveys; campus plans; and maps showing buildings, roads, and walkways. The inital land for the current Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon, was purchased in 1871.
MAPS OSUCampus
2.5 cubic feet, 187 maps; 5 map folders and 1 oversize box
University History, Local History / Maps 

Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection, 2013-2014

The Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection documents the history, culture and ambition of Oregon State University through interviews with alumni, faculty, staff, administrators and supporters. Most of the items held in the collection take the form of life history interviews, their sole common thread being an association, past or present, with Oregon State University.
OH 26
68 sets of video and sound files; 431 gigabytes born digital
History of Science, Local History, Multicultural Archives, Natural Resources, University History / Born-Digital MaterialsSound Recordings and Oral HistoriesVideos 

May Oviatt Collection

May Oviatt Collection, 1903-1912

The May Oviatt Collection documents Oviatt's work as a public school teacher in Benton County and includes certificates and contracts. May Oviatt earned a BS in Household Science from Oregon Agricultural College in 1908.
MSS Oviatt
0.05 cubic foot; 2 boxes, including 1 oversize box
University History, Local History