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.
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.
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.
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.
A collection of thirty individual, multi-part, and group oral history interviews between film maker Michael Grice and African American railroad porters employed in the Portland area. These fully transcribed audio recordings form much of the background research used for Grice's 1985 film, "Black Families and the Railroad in Oregon and the Northwest."
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.
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.
An annotated presentation of the entire run of The Scab Sheet, (1969-1970) an underground newspaper the focused on documenting racial discord at OSU.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A sampling of the audio and video materials held in SCARC's collections that are related to ethnic minority groups in Oregon.