Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Radiation Center Records, 1953-2008

The Radiation Center Building soon after construction, 1964.

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RG 202

The Radiation Center Records are comprised of materials generated between 1953 and 2008 documenting the creation and operation of the Oregon State University Radiation Center. The collection contains administrative correspondence; records of the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Center's facilities and equipment; documentation of research conducted by the Radiation Center on behalf of OSU and other academic institutions, the U.S. Army, Oregon law enforcement agencies, and corporate partners; and records of the Center's day-to-day operations including detailed annual reports and records from several advisory groups.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


12 cubic feet, including 4 3.5" floppy disks; 1 compact disk; 250 photographic prints; 150 photograph negatives; 5 slides; 40 film transparencies; 100 neutron radiography prints; 150 radiography negatives; 5 feet of radiography film; and 6 glass plate negatives; 14 boxes


The Radiation Center Records (RG 202) are comprised of five series: I: Facilities & Equipment, 1953-2001; II: Research & Service, 1963-2001; III: Office Files, 1953-2008; IV: Annual Reports, 1967-2004; V: Photographs, 1965-1990.

Related Papers

Other materials pertaining to radiation science research and instruction at Oregon State University include the Chih H. Wang Papers (MSS Wang), College of Engineering Records (RG 062), John C. Ringle Papers (MSS Ringle), E. Dale Trout Papers (MSS Trout), "How OSU Grew Nuclear Science" Oral Histories (OH 16). Additional materials relating to nuclear science and engineering include the Barton C. Hacker Papers (MSS HackerB), Barton C. and Sally L. Hacker Nuclear Affairs Collection (MSS Hacker), Leonard M. Maki Nuclear Power Collection (MSS Maki), Charter Heslep Papers (MSS Heslep), Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers (MSS Pauling), and the History of Atomic Energy Collection (RB Energy). Records on the construction and maintenance of the Radiation Center can be found in the Facilities Services Records (RG 193).

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