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Oral Histories of the Oregon State University Microbiology Department, 1964-1989View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1986-1987
The Oral Histories of the Oregon State University Microbiology Department recount the department's history through the perspective of Walter Bollen and Mabel Pernot. Bollen earned two degrees from Oregon Agricultural College prior to his beginning a career on the OSU microbiology faculty that spanned nearly sixty years. Pernot was the daughter of Emile F. Pernot - the father of the university's microbiology program - and the granddaughter of George Coote, an early campus horticulturist. The Pernot interviews discuss, at length, both the history of the department as well as the story of the Pernot and Coote families.
ID: OH 024
Extent: 0.8 cubic feet
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Scope and Content Notes
Biographical / Historical Notes
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation: Oral Histories of the Oregon State University Microbiology Department (OH 024), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The collection was originally created by the staff of the Horner Museum with support from the OSU Microbiology department. The materials were transferred to the University Archives upon the closure of the Horner Museum in 1996 and later described as part of the Horner Museum Oral History Collection (OH 10). In 2013 and 2014 the materials were separated out and described as their own collection.
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Series 1: Audiocassettes, 1986-1987 Add to Shelf
Horner Museum accession numbers are included with each set of audiocassettes. All interviews were conducted by Jennifer Lee. Eleven of the fifteen recordings created for the project were duplicated by the project team and have been arranged into this series alongside the originals.
Extent: 27 items
Box-Item 1.1: Moore, Harriet, June 26, 1986 Add to Shelf
Horner accession number 993-1-1b. Background interview with Jennifer Lee concerning Mabel Pernot.
Box-Item 1.2 - 1.5: Bollen, Walter, August 8, 1986 Add to Shelf
Horner accession numbers 986-1-84a-b, including two duplicate cassettes.
Box-Item 1.6 - 1.9: Bollen, Walter, August 25, 1986 Add to Shelf
Horner accession numbers 986-1-84c-d, including two duplicate cassettes.
Box-Item 1.10: Bollen, Walter, October 16, 1987 Add to Shelf
Horner accession number 987-1-84e.
Box-Item 1.11 - 1.14: Pernot, Mabel, July 28, 1986 Add to Shelf
Horner accession numbers 986-1-83a-b, including two duplicate cassettes.
Box-Item 1.15 - 1.18: Pernot, Mabel, August 4, 1986 Add to Shelf
Horner accession numbers 986-1-83c-d, including two duplicate cassettes.
Box-Item 1.19 - 1.22: Pernot, Mabel, August 6, 1986 Add to Shelf
Horner accession numbers 986-1-83e-f, including two duplicate cassettes.
Box-Item 1.23: Pernot, Mabel, March 25, 1987 Add to Shelf
Horner accession number 986-1-83g.
Box-Item 1.24: Pernot, Mabel, March 26, 1987 Add to Shelf
Horner accession number 986-1-83h.
Box-Item 1.25: Pernot, Mabel, October 26, 1987 Add to Shelf
Horner accession number 986-1-83i.
Box-Item 1.26: Pernot, Mabel, October 30, 1987, November 4, 1986 Add to Shelf
Horner accession number 986-1-83j.
Box-Item 1.27: Pernot, Mabel, November 13, 1987 Add to Shelf
Horner accession number 986-1-83k.
Series 2: Transcripts and Project Files, 1964-1989 Add to Shelf
Extent: 11 folders
Box-Folder 2.1: Project Notes, 1979-1987 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.2: Interview Notes and Historical File: Bollen, Walter, 1967-1989 Add to Shelf
Folder includes paper titled "History of the Department of Microbiology at Oregon State University," written by Bollen and other OSU Microbiology staff, circa 1967.
Box-Folder 2.3: Draft Interview Transcripts: Bollen, Walter, 1986-1987 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.4: Monograph: An Oral History with Walter B. Bollen: Soil Microbiologist, Teacher, Native Oregonian, by Jennifer A. Lee, 1989 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.1: Interview Notes and Historical File: Pernot, Mabel, 1970-1987 Add to Shelf
Folder includes materials documenting the nomination of the Pernot House to the National Register of Historic Places.
Box-Folder 3.2: Draft Transcript: Pernot, Mabel, 1986-1987 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.3: Draft Transcript: Pernot, Mabel, 1986-1987 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.4: Draft Transcript: Pernot, Mabel, 1986-1987 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.5: Final Transcript: Pernot, Mabel, 1987 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.6: Signed Permission Forms, 1986 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.7: Photographic Slides, Proofs and Negatives, 1964-1987 Add to Shelf
Contents include 35-mm slide portraits of Walter Bollen and Mabel Pernot taken in 1986-1987. Also included are negatives and black and white proofs of Microbiology Department staff, activities and apparatus (including fermentation equipment) taken by Robert W. Henderson in 1964 and 1967.
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