A vast image collection consisting of frequently requested items as well as others that are not so well known. The collection is representative of the breadth and depth of the University Archives' photographic holdings, which consist of 500,000+ images in more than 240 distinct photographic collections.
Digital Collections and Major Exhibits
A detailed overview of the history of Oregon State University, beginning with the settlement of the Willamette Valley in 1843 through the establishment of the university in 1868 and up to present day.
Keyword-searchable and easy to use, this website provides online access to every OSU Yearbook from 1894-2012. A major resource for anyone interested in campus history and the undergraduate experience at Oregon State. Part of our Historical Publications digital repository.
From the 1866-1867 edition to the present, these catalogs are a fundamental resource for research on the history of OSU. Included within them are descriptions of courses and campus facilities, maps, lists of faculty, enrollment data and much more. Also part of our Historical Publications digital repository.
In February 2009, OSU became the twenty-first institution, and first university, to join Flickr Commons. Since then, thousands of images that are reflective of the university's rich heritage have been added to the Commons repository.
OSU's institutional repository. Among its historical holdings are extension publications, souvenir editions of The Daily Barometer newspaper, college histories, university promotional materials and much more.
A narrative history of the evolution of text production from approximately 3000 BCE to the 20th century, illustrated with hundreds of images from OSU's McDonald Rare Book and Manuscript Collection.
An online exhibit documenting the lives and accomplishments of the nineteen presidents who have led OSU since its designation as a land grant institution of higher learning in 1868.
The story of OSU baseball, beginning with its first win in 1907 through it's back-to-back national championships one-hundred years later.
Created by OSU undergraduate students, this richly illustrated exhibit documents the historical evolution of women's roles on campus through the prism of Waldo Hall, the university's first female dorm.
A sampler of the thousands of hours of audio and video held in SCARC's collections that are related to the history of the university.
A gateway to a series of historical profiles of many of OSU's colleges, schools, departments, major figures and more.
History of OSU Extension
An account of the Oregon Extension Service, established July 24, 1911 to extend the knowledge of Oregon's Land Grant University to the rest of the state.
A collection of interviews with Extension Service emeritus faculty that helps tell the proud story of extension in Oregon during the fifty years following World War II.
The story of Oregon's Emergency Farm Labor Service, which increased agricultural production during World War II by training, placing and managing over 900,000 farm workers from 1943 to 1947.
An historical glimpse into the unique partnership that OSU and Central Oregon have forged over the past ninety years through extension education and more.
A gallery of images taken by Dr. John Garman, OSU physicist and photographer.
Historical images of the university's barns, many of which no longer stand.
Documenting OSU's five major twentieth-century construction booms.
Tracing commencement traditions at OSU, one of the country's last universities where graduates still receive their own diplomas upon "walking."
Nearly 500 images of prints held as part of the Fine Art Collection, owned by the university's Department of Art.