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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Oregon

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Oregon, 1879-1956

The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Oregon are an extensive collection of detailed maps of 178 towns and cities in Oregon beginning in the 1880s. The maps depict both business and residential areas and provide information about the location of structures and type of construction.
MAPS Sanborn
25 cubic feet, including 5571 maps; 28 boxes, including 25 oversize boxes
Local History, Natural Resources / Maps 

Jean W. Scheel Photographs

Jean W. Scheel Photographs, 1945-1983

The Jean W. Scheel Photographs consist of images, primarily color slides, taken by Scheel documenting his Extension Service career and Rotary Club activities; his wife, Ada Scheel's participation in local and national garden clubs; and Oregon landscapes. Scheel worked for the Oregon State University Extension Service from 1946 until his retirement in 1971.
P 279
0.35 cubic foot, including 730 photographs; 1 box
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Nicholas Schneider Photograph Collection

Nicholas Schneider Photograph Collection, 1912-1915

The Nicholas Schneider Photograph Collection consists of images of fellow students and student activities assembled by Schneider during this student years at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) prior to World War I. Schneider attended OAC in 1912-1916 and returned after the war to complete a BS in commerce in 1922.
P 148
0.01 cubic foot, including 11 photographs; 1 box
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Clark Edwards Schultz Papers

Clark Edwards Schultz Papers, 1900-1982

The Clark Edwards Schultz Papers document the life and experiences of Schultz as a child in Illinois and a student at Oregon Agricultural College from 1909 to 1912 as well as his career in agricultural inspections and shipping, primarily in California. The Papers consist primarily of autobiographical essays written by Schultz in the early 1970s.
MSS Schultz
0.25 cubic foot, including 14 photographs; 1 box
University History, Local History / Photographs 

History of Science Oral History Collection

History of Science Oral History Collection, 2009-2013

The History of Science Oral History Collection consists primarily of interviews with scientists, with special emphasis placed on individuals who knew and worked with Linus Pauling. Also included are interviews with members of the Pauling family as well as interviews with family members of other scientists.
OH 17
37 sound files, 2 video files, 9 photographs; 27.8 gigabytes born digital
University History, History of Science, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral HistoriesPhotographsBorn-Digital Materials 

John E. Smith Collection

John E. Smith Collection, 1945-1963

The John E. Smith Collection consists of materials relating to Smith's interests as a writer of history, both regional and global.
MSS SmithJE
19 boxes
University History, Local History 

Pete Smith Papers

Pete Smith Papers, 1983-1994

The Pete Smith Papers detail Smith's work as a volunteer assisting in the organization of history tours for the Horner Museum. The collection also includes scrapbooks documenting the Horner Museum tours.
MSS SmithP
2.75 cubic feet; 2 archives boxes, 5 file folders and 2 document boxes
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Soap Creek Valley History Project Oral Histories

Soap Creek Valley History Project Oral Histories, 1978-1995

The Soap Creek Valley History Project Oral Histories consist of oral histories conducted primarily in 1989-1991 by the Oregon State University Research Forests to better understand the history, ecology, and culture of the Soap Creek Valley in Benton County, Oregon.
OH 06
1 cubic foot, including 20 audiocassettes; 2 boxes
University History, Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral Histories 

T.J. Starker Collection

T.J. Starker Collection, 1975-1982

The T.J. Starker Collection consists of materials written and assembled by Starker. The bulk of the collection is newspaper clippings pertaining to the Mount St. Helens eruptions of 1980-1982 and other newsworthy topics in Oregon in the early 1980s. Starker earned a BS in Forestry from Oregon Agricultural College in 1910 and was the founder of the family-owned Starker Forests timber company.
MSS Starker
1 cubic foot; 1 box
University History, Natural Resources, Local History