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Oregon Multicultural Archives Digital Resources

Digital Collections

Oregon Multicultural Archives Digital Collection

Oregon Multicultural Archives Digital Collection

An expansive and growing collection of images that document the lives and activities of ethnic minorities in Oregon. The images are drawn from the archival collections that form the Oregon Multicultural Archives.

Urban League of Portland Collection

Urban League of Portland Collection

In 2007 the Urban League of Portland selected the OSU Libraries as the repository for its historical records. This site provides access to the Urban League of Portland Records guide as well as to digitized content from the collection and historical background on the organization.


Oregon Chinese Disinterment Documents

Oregon Chinese Disinterment Documents

A digital collection with narrative that provides access to documents pertaining to the 1948-1949 disinterment of hundreds of Chinese immigrants' remains from cemeteries throughout Oregon.

Braceros in Oregon Photograph Collection

Braceros in Oregon Photograph Collection

In 1942 the United States government signed a labor agreement with Mexico, known as the Braceros Program, that allowed its male citizens to work as farm laborers throughout the U.S. The photographs in this collection record the Braceros' cultivation and harvesting work in the fields and orchards as well as the farm labor camps in which they lived.


Japanese-American Association of Lane County, Oregon, Oral History Collection

Japanese-American Association of Lane County, Oregon, Oral History Collection

A set of transcribed audio recordings that capture the immigrant experiences of the interviewees' parents and grandparents, their World War II experiences in the United States or in Japan, and their lives in the years following the end of the war.

Minorities in the Barometer Digital Collection

Minorities in The Barometer Digital Collection

A growing collection of articles related to ethnic minorities at Oregon State University, as published through the years in the OSU Daily Barometer student newspaper.


The Scab Sheet Digital Collection

The Scab Sheet Digital Collection

An annotated presentation of the entire run of The Scab Sheet, (1969-1970) an underground newspaper the focused on documenting racial discord at OSU.

Dramatic Displays Flickr Collection

Dramatic Displays Flickr Collection

A compilation of the many displays that the Special Collections & Archives Research Center has mounted over recent years, several of which have been focused on the OMA and its collections.


The Gifford Photographic Digital Collection

The Gifford Photographic Digital Collection

Consisting primarily of photographs taken by four Gifford Family photographers, this collection documents Oregon landmarks, agriculture and scenic views throughout the state as well as Native Americans, especially of the Columbia Plateau.


Other Resources

Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog

Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog

For up-to-date information regarding current projects, new collections, and recently digitized materials pertaining to the histories that document Oregon's African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American communities.

Campus Tour Guidebook: Histories of Students of Color at OSU

Campus Tour Guidebook: Histories of Students of Color at OSU

Take a self-guided tour of the OSU campus using this booklet, which focuses on the impact and contributions that students of color have made throughout the university's history.


Oral Histories of Faculty & Staff of Color at Oregon State University

Oral Histories of Faculty & Staff of Color at Oregon State University (E-Book Publication)

Produced from five oral history interviews conducted with OSU faculty and staff of color, this digital book explores the interviewees' thoughts, experiences and recommendations regarding diversity and inclusion at OSU.

Oregon Multicultural Archives Online Audio & Video

Oregon Multicultural Archives Online Audio & Video

A sampling of the audio and video materials held in SCARC's collections that are related to ethnic minority groups in Oregon.