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Robert B. Walls Collection

Robert B. Walls Collection, 1916-1974

The Robert B. Walls Collection consists of sound recordings of performances by Oregon State University choirs made and assembled by Walls, Professor of Music at Oregon State from 1947 until his retirement in 1974.
MSS Walls
3 cubic feet, including 115 sound recordings; 4 boxes
University History / PhotographsSound Recordings and Oral Histories 

Roger Weaver Papers

Roger Weaver Papers, 1978-2014

The Roger Weaver Papers reflect the poetry and teaching career of Weaver and include biographical materials, books of Weaver's poems, a journal, and a sound recording. Weaver was a faculty member in the Oregon State University English Department from 1962 until his retirement in 1996.
MSS Weaver
0.45 cubic foot, including 1 audio cassette and 1 compact disc; 2 boxes
University History / Sound Recordings and Oral Histories 

Ben Westlund Papers

Ben Westlund Papers, 1976-2010

The Ben Westlund Papers document Westlund's political career in Oregon. Westlund served as a State Legislator and State Senator from central Oregon from 1997 until his election as State Treasurer in 2008, a position he held until his death in 2010. Westlund advocated for higher education in central Oregon and was instrumental in the establishment of the Oregon State University Cascades Campus in Bend.
MSS Westlund
15 cubic feet, including 179 photographs, 118 videotapes, 54 DVDs, 18 CDs, and 8 floppy disks; 16 boxes, including 1 oversize box
Multicultural Archives, Natural Resources, University History / PhotographsSound Recordings and Oral HistoriesVideosScrapbooksBorn-Digital Materials 

Gerald W. Williams Collection

Gerald W. Williams Collection, 1855-2007

The Gerald W. Williams Collection consists of Williams' personal papers, historic photograph collection, and related materials pertaining to the history of the U.S. Forest Service as well as the forestry, environmental history, Native Americans, and geography especially of the Pacific Northwest. Williams assembled and created the materials during his career as sociologist and national historian with the U.S. Forest Service.
MSS WilliamsG
93 cubic feet, including 24,000 photographs; 91 boxes, including 13 oversize boxes
Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives / PhotographsVideosSound Recordings and Oral HistoriesScrapbooksBorn-Digital MaterialsMaps 

Harold C. Williams Papers

Harold C. Williams Papers, 1962-2012

The Harold C. Williams Papers include materials generated and collected by Williams that reflect his work in the educational community, his creation of youth programs, the honors that he received, and his family. Harold Williams served as the Director of Afirmative Action for the State of Oregon from 1973-1978. He was also involved with Portland-area chapters of the Urban League and the NAACP.
MSS WilliamsH
14.5 cubic feet, including 3,000 photographs; 14 archives boxes and 1 16x20 oversize box
Multicultural Archives / PhotographsSound Recordings and Oral HistoriesVideos 

William Appleman Williams Papers

William Appleman Williams Papers, 1877-2012

William Appleman Williams (1921-1990), an influential American historian and writer, was a member of the History faculty at Oregon State University from 1968-1986. He is regarded to be a founder of the "revisionist school" of American diplomatic history. A prolific author, Williams's The Contours of American History (1961), was named, by the Modern Library, one of the 100 best non-fiction books written in English in the twentieth century. The Williams Papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, books, photographs and memorabilia.
MSS Williams
22 linear feet; 35 boxes; 29 books
University History / PhotographsSound Recordings and Oral HistoriesVideosScrapbooks 

Oral Histories of the 1959 Oregon State College Wrestling Court

Oral Histories of the 1959 Oregon State College Wrestling Court, 1983-2013

The 1959 Oregon State College Wrestling Court oral history collection consists of born digital audio files and transcripts, as well as supporting research materials compiled by OSU undergraduate student Brittany Backen in her research on the wrestling court and the controversy that it provoked. The collection includes interviews with members of the court, the former editor of the OSC Daily Barometer, and a former member of the 1959 wrestling team.
OH 27
0.01 cubic feet; 1 box; 130 MB born digital
University History / Born-Digital MaterialsSound Recordings and Oral Histories