History of Science - Online Audio/Video
A small sampling of the video and audio materials held in our collections that are related to the history of science. For more see the University History, Athletics, Natural Resources and Oregon Multicultural Archives video and audio pages.
Global Warming Colloquium, April 26, 1991
- Part 1: Robert Dickson and Robert Charlson. (1:21:58) A colloquium focused on biological aspects of climate change. Speakers and topics included here in Part 1 are: Robert Charlson on marine phytoplankton as indicators of global change; and Robert Dickinson on predictions, uncertainties, and biological feedbacks associated with global climate modeling. The recordings also include introductions by Stella Coakley and George Keller.
- Part 2: Pamela Matson and Christopher Field. (1:22:51) Part 2 features Pamela Matson on trace gas emissions relating to climate change; and Christopher Field on the effects of increasing carbon dioxide on terrestrial ecosystems.
- Part 3: Simon Levin and David Wake. (1:21:42) Part 3 features Simon Levin on problems of scale in ecology; and David Wake on worldwide amphibian decline.
- Part 4: Peter Glynn. (0:46:02) Part 4 features Peter Glynn speaking on the responses of coral reefs to global warming events.
Sponsored by the OSU Biology Department.
Linus Pauling Documentary Histories
- Linus Pauling and the Race for DNA: A Documentary History, 2003. (12 clips, 0:20:45 total)
- Linus Pauling and the Nature of the Chemical Bond: A Documentary History, 2004. (32 clips, 2:33:51 total)
- It's in the Blood! A Documentary History of Linus Pauling, Hemoglobin, and Sickle Cell Anemia, 2005. (19 clips, 0:50:10 total)
- Linus Pauling and the International Peace Movement: A Documentary History, 2007. (29 clips, 0:38:50 total)
- Linus Pauling and the Structure of Proteins: A Documentary History, 2013. (22 clips, 36:38 total)
Linus Pauling Productions from OSU News and Communication Services
Linus Pauling Interviewed by Ron Lovell - three interview segments recorded by OSU News and Communication Services in Lake Oswego, Oregon. October 13, 1983.
- Part 1: Pauling discusses the Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace.. (0:18:59)
- Part 2: Pauling discusses world peace. (0:21:28)
- Part 3: Pauling discusses the discusses the life of his wife, Ava Helen Pauling, and her contributions to world peace. (0:21:52)
"Linus Pauling Deposits Medals At OSU"
- Audio Press Release produced for the OSU Radio Newsline and announcing Pauling's donation of his papers to OSU Libraries. (0:10:27)
Linus Pauling-Related Conferences and Special Events
- "The Scientist as Educator and Public Citizen: Linus Pauling and His Era," October 29 - 30, 2007. A two-day conference held at Oregon State University's LaSells Stewart Center marking the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of Linus Pauling's General Chemistry and the fiftieth anniversary of Linus and Ava Helen Pauling's first public appeal for a ban on nuclear weapons testing.
- "A Liking for the Truth: Truth and Controversy in the Work of Linus Pauling," February 28, 2001. A conference celebrating the one-hundredth anniversary of Linus Pauling's birth, held at Oregon State University's LaSells Stewart Center. The symposium touched on a wide range of topics related to Pauling's extraordinary - and, at times, tumultuous - legacy as a scientist and peace activist.
- The Essential Bond, June 12, 1999. A stageplay based on the life of Linus Pauling. Presented by the Youth Division of Soka Gakkai International - USA, the play was produced in conjunction with the traveling exhibit "Linus Pauling and the Twentieth Century," also developed by SGI-USA. This recording of the play was performed at the Garland Theater of the Polytechnic School, Pasadena, California. A reading of the play was later held at Oregon State University in conjunction with the Pauling Centenary Celebration in February 2001.
- "The Life and Work of Linus Pauling (1901-1994): A Discourse on the Art of Biography," February 28 - March 2, 1995. A symposium held at Oregon State University's LaSells Stewart Center to celebrate and discuss the remarkable life and legacy of Dr. Linus Pauling, who had died the previous August. The aim of the symposium was to convene three groups of speakers: scholars and journalists who had been writing about Linus Pauling as a biographical subject; friends and colleagues who knew Pauling personally; historians and archivists who have studied scientists as the subject of contemporary scientific biography. The conference keynote address was delivered by Dr. Francis Crick.
Linus Pauling Legacy Award Lectures
The Linus Pauling Legacy Award is granted once every two years for outstanding achievement in an area of study once of interest to Dr. Linus Pauling. The Pauling Legacy Award is sponsored by Oregon State University Libraries.
- "Out of the Nuclear Shadow: Scientists and the Struggle Against the Bomb," Dr. Zia Mian, April 21, 2014.
- "Indigo - A Story of Craft, Religion, History, Science and Culture," Dr. Roald Hoffmann, April 19, 2012.
- "The Molecular Basis of Eukaryotic Transcription," Dr. Roger Kornberg, April 20, 2010.
- "Ion Channel Chemistry: The Electrical System of Life," Dr. Roderick MacKinnon, May 5, 2008.
- "Useful Knowledge about Magnetic Resonance Imaging," Dr. John D. Roberts, May 4, 2006.
The Linus and Ava Helen Pauling Peace Lectureship
The Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace was jointly established in 1982 by Dr. Linus Pauling and the OSU College of Liberal Arts in memory of Mrs. Pauling's multi-decade commitment to issues of peace and civil liberties. In 1995 the Lectureship was renamed to include Linus Pauling, who had died in August of the previous year.
- "Prospects for World Order," Dr. Noam Chomsky, October 24, 1995.
- "Fulfilling Gandhi's Dream at the End of the 20th Century," Arun Gandhi, October 19, 1994.
- "The Craftsmanship of Peace: Moving to Global Demilitarization," President Óscar Arias Sánchez, October 28, 1992.
- "Green Politics in New Europe: Hope for Change?," Petra Kelly, October 30, 1991.
- "Is the U.S. Political Discourse Adequate to the Task of Peace?," Dr. Johan Galtung, October 14, 1988.
- "Peace and Justice in Central and Latin America," Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, October 28, 1987.
- "The Military Power and the Larger Complex," John Kenneth Galbraith, October 14, 1986.
- "United States Foreign Policy," Ambassador George W. Ball, October 9, 1985.
- "We the People: A Prescription for Ending the Arms Race," Dr. Helen Caldicott, October 17, 1984.
OSU Libraries Resident Scholar Lectures
The Resident Scholar Program, sponsored by Oregon State University Libraries, awards stipends of up to $2,500 per month, renewable up to three months (for a total maximum grant award of $7,500). Stipends are granted to researchers whose proposals detail a compelling potential use of the materials held in the OSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center.
- "Linus Pauling and the Temptations of Evolutionary Ethics," Dr. Chris Hables Gray, September 21, 2011.
- "Worlds Destroyed before Your Eyes: American Children and the Threat of the Atom," Dr. Christopher O'Brien, July 27, 2011.
- "Glycylglycine is a Bitch: Roger Hayward and the Art of Science," Ina Heumann, June 30, 2011.
- "How Pauling Bent the Double Bond," Julia Bursten, August 4, 2010.
- "Hidden in Plain Sight - The Life of Ava Helen Pauling," Dr. Mina Carson, November 30, 2009.
- "Tipping the Scales of Justice: Linus Pauling, the Fallout Suits, and the Judicial Aspect of the Global Environmental Crisis," Toshihiro Higuchi, September 8, 2009.
- "The Useful Science of Paul Emmett," Dr. Burtron Davis, April 30, 2009.
- Linus Pauling and the Race for DNA: A Documentary History, 2003. (14 clips, 0:10:45 total)
- Linus Pauling and the Nature of the Chemical Bond: A Documentary History, 2004. (66 clips, 1:41:13 total)
- It's In the Blood! A Documentary History of Linus Pauling, Hemoglobin and Sickle Cell Anemia, 2005. (27 clips, 0:50:46 total)
- Linus Pauling and the International Peace Movement: A Documentary History, 2007. (23 clips, 0:46:40 total)
- The Scientific War Work of Linus C. Pauling: A Documentary History, 2010. (25 clips, 0:46:44 total)
- Linus Pauling and the Structure of Proteins: A Documentary History, 2013. (24 clips, 0:36:07 total)