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Office of University Publications and OSU Press Records, 1907-2007View associated digital content.

The Office of University Publications and OSU Press Records document the activities of the University Publications Office, the Committee on Publications, and the OSU Press. The records include news releases, correspondence, and extensive materials pertaining to the publications, Birds of Oregon and Improving College and University Teaching. The Office of University Publications was established in 1912; the Committee on Publications was established in 1936 and OSU Press was established in 1961.

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.

ID: RG 018
Extent: 24.0 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Statement on Description:

We acknowledge that materials in SCARC collections and the language that describes them may be harmful. We are actively working to address our descriptive practices; for more information please see our SCARC Anti-Racist Actions Statement online.

SCARC describes the contents of its collections using the language and terminology of the collections themselves. Since culturally acceptable terminology shifts over time, some of the terms that appear in these materials are currently outdated or offensive.

Historically, "squaw" has been used as a misogynist and racist slur to disparage indigenous American women. Within this historic usage, it has been applied to place names, and scientific or colloquial names for plants. In this collection, the term "squaw" is used in the context of the name of a bridge.

In order to provide historical context and to enable standardized searching and access across our collecctions, we have retained the use of this phrase in the collection description. We acknowledge the racism represented by this language and the harm it may cause our users. Providing access to these historical materials does not endorse any attitidues or behavior depicted therein. For more information on impacted collections, see the blog post.

[Date of Acknowledgement: December 2023]

Preferred Citation: Office of University Publications and OSU Press Records (RG 018), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
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