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Facilities Services Records, 1888-2010View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1930-1990

The Facilities Services Records document the physical campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis as well as OSU facilities throughout the state of Oregon beginning with construction of the first building on the current campus in 1888. The records consist predominantly of architectural drawings and files for the design, construction, and modification to structures.

Materials documenting the reroofing of the Langton Hall Golf Shed in Series II have been digitized and are available upon request.

ID: RG 193
Extent: 373.0 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culturally acceptable terminology shifts over time, some of the terms that appear in these materials are currently outdated or offensive.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 Squaw Creek, which was located in Corvallis and is a tributary of Mary's River. The creek has been renamed Dunawi Creek.

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: Facilities Services Records (RG 193), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: Transferred from Facilities Services (and the Physical Plant) in numerous accessions from the 1970s through 2007.
Acquired: Additions to the collection are expected.
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