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Pacific Northwest Stream Survey Collection, 1931-1950View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1935-1946
The Pacific Northwest Stream Survey Collection consists of research data, photographs, reports, and a map generated by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Fisheries and Wildlife Service over the course of an extensive survey of the Columbia River and its tributaries.
Extent: 11.5 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Statement on Description:

This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time. In Series II (Index Cards) and Series IV (Photographs) in the preliminary container list for the collection, main rivers and river systems, and creeks without tributaries, are identified by bold text; tributaries, and tributaries of tributaries, have been italicized.

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culturally acceptable terminology shifts over time, some of the terms that appear in these materials are currently outdated or offensive.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 reference to the names of geographic features across the Pacific Northwest.

In order to provide historical context and to enable standardized searching and access across our collections, 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 attitudes or behavior depicted therein. For more information on impacted collections, see the blog post.

[Date of Acknowledgement: December 2023]

Preferred Citation: Pacific Northwest Stream Survey Collection (MSS PNWStream), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
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