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, Natural Resources and Oregon Multicultural Archives video and audio pages.
Linus Pauling Documentary Histories
- Linus Pauling and the Race for DNA: A Documentary History, 2003. (12 clips, 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, 50:10 total)
- Linus Pauling and the International Peace Movement: A Documentary History, 2007. (29 clips, 38:50 total)
- Linus Pauling and the Structure of Proteins: A Documentary History, 2013. (22 clips, 36:38 total)
Pauling 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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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, 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, 50:46 total)
- Linus Pauling and the International Peace Movement: A Documentary History, 2007. (23 clips, 46:40 total)
- The Scientific War Work of Linus C. Pauling: A Documentary History, 2010. (25 clips, 46:44 total)
- Linus Pauling and the Structure of Proteins: A Documentary History, 2013. (24 clips, 36:07 total)