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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 

Satellite Images and Aerial Photographs of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest

Satellite Images and Aerial Photographs of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, 1972-1982

The Satellite Images and Aerial Photographs of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest include a variety of satellite images and aerial photographs depicting Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California. Most of the images are at a small scale and depict large areas; more detailed images of Mt. St. Helens in Washington and the Oregon Coast are part of the collection.
MAPS Satellite
1 cubic foot, including 17 items; 3 map folders
University History, Natural Resources / PhotographsMaps 

Thomas F. Savage Papers

Thomas F. Savage Papers, 1977-1997

The Thomas F. Savage Papers consist of research reports for the S-213 cooperative regional project (as well as its W-142 predecessor project) on turkey reproduction.
MSS Savage
0.35 cubic foot; 1 document box
University History, Natural Resources 

John C. Scharff Collection

John C. Scharff Collection, 1936-1995

The John C. Scharff Collection includes a transcript of a conversation between Jack Southworth and John and Florence Scharff. It also consists of awards, certificates, photographs, and letters of appreciation honoring John Scharff, an alumnus and conservationist.
MSS Scharff
0.52 cubic foot; 1 12x17 oversize box and 3 folders
University History, Natural Resources / Photographs 

Albert Schleicher Papers

Albert Schleicher Papers, 1920-1934

The Albert Schleicher Papers consist of materials generated and collected by Schleicher during his tenure as a student in the School of Forestry at Oregon Agricultural College.
MSS Schleicher
0.7 cubic foot; 1 archives box
University History, Natural Resources / Photographs 

John R. Schubert Papers

John R. Schubert Papers, 1954-1963

The John R. Schubert Papers consist of Schubert's research records, correspondence, and reports, including materials pertaining to the agricultural chemist's Ph.D. dissertation.
MSS Schubert
1.5 cubic feet,; 1 archives box, 1 document box and 1 half-document box
University History, History of Science, Natural Resources 

H. D. Scudder Collection

H. D. Scudder Collection, 1909-1923

The H. D. Scudder Collection consists of correspondence (primarily on postcards) between Scudder, an OAC professor of Farm Management, and Oregon farmers regarding various crops and farming questions.
MSS Scudder
0.5 cubic foot; 1 document box
University History, Natural Resources 

Herman A. Scullen Papers

Herman A. Scullen Papers, 1930-1972

The Herman A. Scullen Papers consist of records generated by entomologist Herman Scullen pertaining mainly to his research on wasps.
MSS Scullen
0.7 cubic foot; 2 archives boxes
University History, History of Science, Natural Resources 

Marvin N. Shearer Papers

Marvin N. Shearer Papers, 1918-1995

The Marvin N. Shearer Papers consist of materials created or assembled by Shearer documenting his research in irrigation technology and involvement in the professional community as well as water resource issues in the Northwest. Shearer was an Irrigation Specialist with the Oregon State University Extension Service from 1952 until his retirement in 1982.
MSS Shearer
4.5 cubic feet, including 350 photographs; 6 boxes, including 1 oversize box
University History, Natural Resources / Photographs 

Siuslaw National Forest Aerial Photographs

Siuslaw National Forest Aerial Photographs, 1972-1974

The Siuslaw National Forest Aerial Photographs consist of photographic prints of the southern half of the Siuslaw National Forest and include images of the Oregon coast as well as the Coast Range. The photographs were made by the U.S. Forest Service in the summers of 1972 and 1974.
P 292
1.25 cubic feet, including 1119 photographs; 4 boxes
Natural Resources / PhotographsMaps 

Leland F. Skillin Collection

Leland F. Skillin Collection, 1935-1973

The Leland F. Skillin Collection consists of materials documenting Skillin's work as an engineer. Skillin was employed as a mechanical engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Willamette Iron and Steelworks from the late 1930s through the 1960s and worked on design and construction of several dams in Oregon.
MSS Skillin
0.5 cubic foot, including 55 photographs; 1 box and 1 map folder
Natural Resources / 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 

Soil Science Department Records

Soil Science Department Records, 1918-1980

The Soil Science Department Records document research and instruction conducted within the department and include faculty and staff files as well.
RG 115
7.02 cubic feet; 7 archives boxes and 1 file folder
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science 

Soils Department Photographs

Soils Department Photographs, 1952-1977

The Soils Department Photographs consist of prints, camera negatives and color slides, predominantly of department faculty, staff and students. Other subjects include maps, displays, and laboratory and field research.
P 030
0.2 cubic foot, including 500 photographs
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science / Photographs 

Paul H. Spillman Photograph Collection

Paul H. Spillman Photograph Collection, 1905-1957

The Paul H. Spillman Photograph Collection consists of images that document Spillman's student years at Oregon Agricultural College, his work as an Extension agent and his position as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Wool Growers Association.
P 251
0.15 cubic foot, including 12 photographs; 3 file folders
University History, Natural Resources / Photographs 

Spotted Owl Management, Policy, and Research Collection

Spotted Owl Management, Policy, and Research Collection, 1969-1993

The Spotted Owl Management, Policy, and Research Collection consists of documents assembled by E. Charles Meslow pertaining to the northern spotted owl controversy in the Pacific Northwest during the 1980s and early 1990s. The documents include published and unpublished materials such as scientific reports, correspondence, management plans and proposals, environmental impact statements, news articles, and documents submitted in litigation. Meslow conducted research on the northern spotted owl with the Oregon Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit at Oregon State University and served on the Interagency Scientific Committee established in 1988 to address conservation of the northern spotted owl.
MSS SpottedOwl
16.25 cubic feet; 48 boxes and 2 map folders
University History, Natural Resources / Maps 

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 

Eugene Starr Papers

Eugene Starr Papers, 1911-1988

Eugene Starr (1901-1988) enjoyed a widespread reputation as a distinguished scientist and engineer. A 1923 graduate of Oregon Agricultural College, he achieved international recognition for his work in the fields of electrical engineering and nuclear physics. In 1958 Starr was awarded the Department of the Interior's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, for his work with the Bonneville Power Administration. Starr's papers include personal correspondence and scientific reports, with a focus on his work in nuclear fission and the transmission of high-voltage electricity.
MSS Starr
115 linear feet; 235 boxes
University History, History of Science, Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives / PhotographsMaps 

Albert N. Steward Papers

Albert N. Steward Papers, 1940-1991

The Albert N. Steward Papers consist of correspondence, course materials, and related documents created and assembled by Steward, primarily during his years as Curator of the Oregon State College Herbarium in the 1950s. Steward earned a BS in Agriculture from Oregon Agricultural College in 1921.
MSS Steward
0.25 cubic foot; 1 box
University History, Natural Resources 

Clara A. Storvick Papers

Clara A. Storvick Papers, 1925-2002

The Clara A. Storvick Papers consist of reprints of journal articles written or co-authored by Storvick, a Professor of Foods and Nutrition, as well as publications, research notes and other materials that she generated and collected.
MSS Storvick
0.92 cubic foot; 2 file folders and 2 archives boxes
University History, History of Science, Natural Resources / Photographs 

Benjamin B. Stout Papers

Benjamin B. Stout Papers, 1959-2006

The Benjamin B. Stout Papers consist of materials created or assembled by Stout in his work as a forestry researcher, professor and university administrator, and writer. Stout earned forestry degrees from West Virginia, Harvard, and Rutgers Universities. He held positions at Harvard University, Rutgers University, and the University of Montana until 1985 when he joined the National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI).
MSS Stout
6 cubic feet; 6 boxes
University History, Natural Resources / Maps  

Carey L. Strome Papers

Carey L. Strome Papers, 1911-1914

The Carey L. Strome Papers consist of materials generated and assembled by alumnus Strome documenting his agriculture courses at Oregon Agricultural College in the early 1910s. The Papers include class notes, course materials and class assignments, and publications. Strome earned a BS in Agronomy at Oregon Agricultural College in 1916.
MSS Strome
0.1 cubic foot; 1 box
University History, Natural Resources