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Libraries Moving Images, 1960-2012View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1963-2010
The Libraries Moving Images consist of videotapes, DVDs, motion picture films, and other recording formats that document library milestones, events and services, and provide insight into the people, programs and collections that have been crucial to the Kerr and Valley Libraries' missions since the early 1960s. In addition to tutorials produced for the benefit of students and faculty, the collection includes several items created with donor audiences in mind. Much of the collection has been migrated to digital format and a subset of these materials is available online.
ID: FV 083
Extent: 1.1 cubic feet
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Scope and Content Notes
Biographical / Historical Notes
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: Libraries Moving Images (FV 083), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: Materials were transferred in several accessions from 1994 through 2012; some of the materials were received with transfers of paper records.
Acquired: 1994. Additions to the collection are expected.
Languages of Materials
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Container List

Series 1: Motion Picture Films, 1960-1968 Add to Shelf
The films held in series 1 include three library orientation shorts produced for students and faculty, and four additional films acquired by the OSU Centennial Committee, which was chaired by OSU's head librarian, Rodney Waldron.
Extent: 7 film reels
Item FV083:001: "Oregon State College Library Tour", circa 1960 Add to Shelf

An overview of the structure and function of the Kerr Library (housed in present-day Kidder Hall) as presented by Assistant Librarian Rodney Waldron. Produced by KOAC-TV and the Oregon State System of Higher Education.

Migrated to digital format and available online.

Item FV083:002: "First Television Orientation Film", circa 1963 Add to Shelf

This silent film depicts the spaces and services available in the newly opened Kerr Library building.

Migrated to digital format and available online.

Item FV083:003: "Orientation Film", circa 1963 Add to Shelf
Item FV083:004: "Registration", 1967 Add to Shelf
OSU Centennial Committee Film #1.
Item FV083:005: "OSU/UCLA basketball", 1968 Add to Shelf
OSU Centennial Committee Film #2. This is likely footage of the OSU home basketball game versus UCLA that was contested on February 9, 1968. Led by junior center Lew Alcindor, second-ranked UCLA won the game by a score of 55-52.
Item FV083:006: "Choralaires concert and Pharmacy classes in process", Spring 1968 Add to Shelf
OSU Centennial Committee Film #3.
Item FV083:007: "Charter Day", October 27, 1968 Add to Shelf

OSU Centennial Committee Film #4. Includes footage of a lecture being delivered by A.F. Spilhaus. An oceanographer, Spilhaus was also assistant executive director of the American Geophysical Union at the time of this lecture.

Migrated to digital format.

Series 2: VHS Videotapes, 1977-2000 Add to Shelf

Series 2 consists of VHS videotapes that document important events in the history of OSU's Corvallis campus library, provide an overview of its services, and highlight specific components of its collection. Of particular note are twelve tapes generated by the Friends of the Library Public Education series, a program organized by library docents in the 1980s and early 1990s that enlisted faculty and community experts to provide insight on particularly interesting resources or services housed in the Kerr Library. Also included in Series 2 are a video used in the fundraising campaign for the Valley Library as well as videos of the groundbreaking (in 1996) and dedication (in 1999) of the expanded and revamped library building. The full contents of Series 2 have been migrated to digital format and are available upon patron request. Components of the series are also available online.

A folder containing flyers and background materials related to several of the Public Education Series presentations is also included in Series 2.

Extent: 28 VHS videotapes
Item FV083:008: "Using Kerr Library: A Research Strategy", circa 1977 Add to Shelf

Produced by the Kerr Library at Oregon State University in cooperation with the OSU Classroom Television Center. Written and coordinated by the Library Videotape Committee (Evelyn Lesher, Mary Lewis, and Laurel Maughan), directed by Jon Root, and featuring interviews with Blaik Jensen, Mary Lewis, Laurel Maughan, and Michael Kinch.

Migrated to digital format and available online.

Extent: 3 copies
Item FV083:009: "McDonald Room Discussion," Rodney Waldron, March 22, 1984 Add to Shelf

An overview of the McDonald Rare Book Room holdings as presented by University Librarian Rodney Waldron.

Migrated to digital format.

Item FV083:010: Friends of the Library Public Education Series Tape #1, 1988-1990 Add to Shelf

"Map Room," Joanne Perry, February 17, 1988; "The Statue," Norma Rudinsky, March 8, 1989; "The Banksia Volumes," Anne Merryfield, March 14, 1990.

Migrated to digital format.

Item FV083:011: Friends of the Library Public Education Series Tape #2, 1988 Add to Shelf

"Taysom Fountain," Wayne Taysom. KBVR-TV production, March 16, 1988.

Migrated to digital format.

Item FV083:012: "Introduction to OASIS," Mary Steckel, 1988 Add to Shelf

This film provides an introduction to the OASIS online library catalog.

Migrated to digital format.

Item FV083:013: Friends of the Library Public Education Series Tape #3, 1989-1990 Add to Shelf

"Discovery of North American Trees," Richard Hermann, January 11, 1989; "History of the Book," Michael Kinch, September 12, 1990.

Migrated to digital format.

Item FV083:014: Friends of the Library Public Education Series Tape #4, 1989 Add to Shelf

"Tile Panels," Nelson Sandgren, February 8, 1989.

Migrated to digital format.

Item FV083:015: Friends of the Library Public Education Series Tape #5, circa 1980s Add to Shelf

"The Encyclop├ędie (French)," Sarah Maleug, circa 1980s; "OSU Library Geneological Resources," DeMaris Reynolds of the Corvallis Geneological Society, circa 1980s.

Migrated to digital format.

Item FV083:016: Friends of the Library Public Education Series Tape #6, 1989-1990 Add to Shelf

"Sources of Early Drug Therapy (Pharmacopoeia)," George Constantine, April 19, 1989; "Millionth and Millionth + 1 Volume," Bob Baird, October 10, 1990; "Government Documents," Patrick Grace, December 12, 1990.

Migrated to digital format.

Folder 1: Flyers and Background Materials re: Friends of the Library Public Education Series, 1989-1994 Add to Shelf
Item FV083:017: Friends of the Library Public Education Series Tape #7, 1990 Add to Shelf

"The Gradual and Medieval Music Manuscripts," Thorald Borgir, circa 1990; "Huckleberry Finn, first edition," Michael Oriard, November 14, 1990.

Migrated to digital format.

Item FV083:018: Friends of the Library Public Education Series Tape #8, 1991 Add to Shelf

"U.S. Landscapes," Henry Sayre, January 9, 1991; "Lincoln Volumes," Margaret Meehan, June 12, 1991.

Migrated to digital format.

Item FV083:019: "OSU Library Micro-Computer Lab", circa 1991 Add to Shelf

An overview of the personal computing lab located in the basement of the Kerr Library. Includes footage of interviews conducted with John Skelton, director of University Computing Services, and lab manager Doug Berham.

Migrated to digital format and available online.

Item FV083:020: Friends of the Library Public Education Series Tape #9, 1992 Add to Shelf

"Natural History in the McDonald Room," Henrietta Chambers, January 15, 1992; "Von Humboldt's 'Kosmos,'" Benno Warkentin, April 8, 1992.

Migrated to digital format.

Item FV083:021: Friends of the Library Public Education Series Tape #10, 1992-1993 Add to Shelf

"Bernard Malamud," Willard Potts and Cliff Mead, May 1992; "De Re Metallica," Carolyn and William McBee, October 1992; "The Jefferson Volumes, 1857 - Congressional Set," Darold Wax, April 14, 1993.

Migrated to digital format.

Item FV083:022: Friends of the Library Public Education Series Tape #11, 1992 Add to Shelf

"The William Appleman Williams Collection," Don McIlvenna, November 11, 1992.

Migrated to digital format.

Item FV083:023: "Tour of the Kerr Library by 'Chatting' with Staff", 1992 Add to Shelf

Includes footage of library staff describing the work that they do and the services provided by the library. Specific components of the library that are highlighted include: reference and information; circulation, interlibrary loan; CD center and online databases; microfilm and government documents; map collections; photocopy; stacks maintenance; special collections; cataloging; and administration. Incorporates interviews with the following staff: Robert Baker, Garry Browning, Karyle Butcher, Polli Butzner, John Donel, Janet Galloway, Debbie Hackleman, Neta Howard, Mike Kinch, Clifford Mead, Shiela Osheroff, Claudia Painter, Shirley Scott, Lorretta Shuck, Doris Tilles, and June Wilson.

Migrated to digital format and available online.

Item FV083:024: Friends of the Library Public Education Series Tape #12, 1994 Add to Shelf

"Forests and Families: Our Landscape History, 1750-1994," Bob Zybach, January 26, 1994.

Migrated to digital format.

Item FV083:025: "Friends of OSU Libraries Distinguished Achievement Award Ceremony", April 8, 1994 Add to Shelf

Event honoring Margarita Donnelly, founder of Calyx, an independent feminist press based in Corvallis.

Migrated to digital format.

Item FV083:026: "OSU Library Campaign Video", 1994 Add to Shelf
Migrated to digital format.
Extent: 2 copies
Item FV083:027: "Valley Library Groundbreaking", May 24, 1996 Add to Shelf

Includes a musical performance by OSU alum Roosevelt Credit and presentations by OSU President Paul Risser, University Librarian Mel George, SRG Partnerships architect Dennis Cusak, president of Hoffman Construction Cecil Drinkward, OSU Provost Roy Arnold, alum and fundraising campaign chair Bob Lundeen, ASOSU President April Waddy, and OSU President Emeritus John Byrne.

Migrated to digital format and available online.

Extent: 2 copies
Item FV083:028: "Valley Library Dedication", May 28, 1999 Add to Shelf

Includes presentations by OSU President Paul Risser, Valley Foundation president Steve Tanner, OSU President Emeritus John Byrne, University Librarian Emeritus Mel George, alum and fundraising campaign chair Bob Lundeen, ASOSU Vice President Joshua Stroud, and University Librarian Karyle Butcher. The film concludes with a Native American blessing and musical performances led by OSU alum Roosevelt Credit.

Migrated to digital format and available online.

Extent: 3 copies
Item FV083:029: "History of OSU Libraries", circa 2000 Add to Shelf

Silent PowerPoint presentation recorded to VHS.

Migrated to digital format.

Series 3: DVDs, MiniDV Tapes and Open Reel Tape, 1973-2012 Add to Shelf

Series 3 is comprised primarily of recordings of events that have occurred within the Valley Library, including scholarly presentations and a retirement reception. The series also holds a tutorial film documenting an automated acquisitions tool, and a promotional DVD created for past and potential library donors.

All accessioned DVD content has been migrated off of the original storage media and is available upon patron request.

Extent: 5 MiniDV tapes, 5 DVDs and 1 open-reel tape; 39 images born digital
Item FV083:030: "LOLITA", May 22, 1973 Add to Shelf
An overview of the LOLITA online acquisitions system, developed at Oregon State University. 1/2-inch open reel tape.
Item FV083:031: "Open Access to Knowledge and the Intellectual Properties of Learning," lecture by John Willinksy, December 3, 2009 Add to Shelf
MiniDV tape.
Item FV083:032: "OSU Libraries: You Make It Happen", 2009 Add to Shelf
DVD prepared for previous and potential donors to the library.
Item FV083:033: "Assessment Series Workshop #2 with Deb Gilchrist from Pearce College", February 12, 2010 Add to Shelf
MiniDV tape 1 of 2.
Item FV083:034: "Assessment Series Workshop #2 with Deb Gilchrist of Pearce College", February 12, 2010 Add to Shelf
MiniDV tape 2 of 2.
Item FV083:035: "Assessment Workshop #3, LibQual Survey Tool", April 23, 2010 Add to Shelf
MiniDV tape 1 of 2.
Item FV083:036: "Assessment Workshop #3, LibQual Survey Tool", April 23, 2010 Add to Shelf
MiniDV tape 2 of 2.
Item FV083:037: "A Conversation with the Gray Family Chair -- Terry Reese Presentation to Library Faculty Association", February 25, 2011 Add to Shelf
DVD
Item FV083:038: "Cliff Mead Retirement Reception", January 25, 2011 Add to Shelf
DVD containing a .WMV recording of the retirement celebration as well as 39 born digital .JPG images documenting the evening.
Item FV083:039: "Expanding the Open Agenda: From Open Access to Open Agenda," lecture by Cable Green, October 26, 2012 Add to Shelf
DVD
Extent: 2 copies