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Rebecca Landis Papers, 1995-2003

Collection Overview

Title: Rebecca Landis Papers, 1995-2003

ID: MSS LandisR

Primary Creator: Landis, Rebecca

Extent: 0.7 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Rebecca Landis Papers consist of materials gathered and created by Landis during her career as a freelance writer for the Albany Democrat-Herald, the Oregon Stater magazine, and various university publications. Rebecca Landis came to Corvallis in 1991. In 1995 she became active in operating farmers' markets and began freelance writing and editing for the Oregon Stater and other campus organizations.

Scope and Content Notes

The Rebecca Landis Papers consist of materials generated and collected by Rebecca Landis that reflect her free-lance writing work for the Oregon Stater Magazine on various OSU related topics. There are also articles Landis penned for the Albany Democrat-Herald newspaper as well as examples of work on various university publications. Made up of article drafts, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, the bulk of this transfer is comprised of notes (both loose sheets and notebooks) and reference materials compiled by Landis in the process of research. Among the topics addressed in the articles and essays include: the imprisonment of Japanese-American students during World War II, alumna Kathleen Purchase, Horticulture professor William Frazier, and a commemorative D-Day parachute jump organized by alumnus Richard Mandich. These materials also feature copies of Landis' colorful "Webworm" column that appeared in the Oregon Stater.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Coming to Corvallis in 1991, Rebecca Landis began her work in operating farmers’ markets in 1995. That same year she also started free-lance writing and editing for the Oregon Stater and other campus organizations. In addition to journalism, Landis has worked in public policy and academia. Most of her "Stater" contributions were historical writing. They include Freedom Lost, the first attempt to document the life-altering effects of World War II internment on students of Japanese ancestry enrolled at OSC in the 1941-42 academic year. Many of these students were later granted honorary degrees at OSU commencement in 2008. Landis currently serves as market director for Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Markets.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 cubic foot box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: Additional materials pertaining to Japanese-American students can be found in the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC). Materials pertaining to the experience of Japanese-Americans during World War II can be found in the Japanese-American Association of Lane County, Oregon, Oral History Collection (OH 015).

Preferred Citation: Rebecca Landis Papers (MSS LandisR), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.


Landis, Rebecca

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Landis, Rebecca
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Oregon Multicultural Archives
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