Natural Resources - Online Audio/Video
A small sampling of the video and audio materials held in our collections that are related to natural resources in the Pacific Northwest. For more see the University History, Oregon Multicultural Archives and History of Science video and audio pages.
- "The New Oregon Trail," ca. 1940. (22:16) A tourism promotion film presented by the Oregon State Highway Department. Supervised by Harold Bradley Say, photographed by Ralph I. Gifford, and distributed by Castle Films. Includes scenic and recreational attractions of Oregon.
- "Pass Creek," 1968. (9:48) Provides a penetrating account of a once-rich steelhead trout stream threatened by careless logging practices. Focusing on Oregon's North Umpqua River Basin, the film portrays the impact of clearcut logging on the small tributary streams where most of the river's steelhead are spawned and reared. The subtle interdependence of land and water and the disruption of the aquatic environment caused by stream-clogging debris and warming water are dramatically presented. Hal Riney and Dick Snider, advertising executives and fishermen, produced the film and donated it to Oregon State University. It was widely distributed and viewed in Oregon and throughout the United States through the 1970s and was influential in changing logging practices in the Northwest.
- "The Passing of the Marshlands," ca. 1930. (13:55) By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of the American Nature Association. Includes title panels: The Reclamation Service turns Lower Klamath over to land promoters; Clear Lake Reservation in 1912; A waterfowl refuge partly drained and leased to stockmen; Malheur Lake Reservation in 1915; and A dry lake, no birds and a world of dust.
- "Willamette River Pollution Film," ca. 1940. (38:21) A 16 mm color, silent film of various point sources of pollution in the Willamette River and its tributaries. The film begins near Springfield and progresses downstream to Portland and includes footage of various forms of industrial, agricultural, and municipal effluent being dumped into the Willamette River and its tributaries, including the Pudding and South Santiam Rivers. The footage includes tests of the length of time that small fish can survive in water from the Willamette River and chemical tests of the river water. The film includes footage of the river or its tributaries at Springfield, Eugene, Corvallis, Crabtree, Lebanon, Salem, Woodburn, and Portland.
- "Woods, Waters, and Wildlife," ca. 1930. (15:04) By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of the American Nature Association. Includes footage of fishing at Celilo Falls and the Oregon Coast (including Cape Perpetua, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Sea Lion Caves, and Three Arch Rocks). Includes title panels Crater Lake National Park; The Harvest of the Columbia; and Salmon, the main food of the Indians.
- "Alouette," 1939. (1:01) A theme song for Foresters in Action as sung by Forester's Chorus; recorded at KOAC Radio Station by J. M. Morris. Digitized from a Presto Disc.
- "Cruiser's Song," 1939. (1:08) Another theme song for Foresters in Action as sung by Forester's Chorus; recorded at KOAC Radio Station by J. M. Morris. Digitized from a Presto Disc.
- "George W. - The Dean," 1939. (1:30) Another theme song for Foresters in Action as sung by Forester's Chorus; recorded at KOAC Radio Station by J. M. Morris. Digitized from a Presto Disc.
- Oregon State University Extension Service Oral Histories, 2007-2008. A series of interviews captured in preparation for the university's Extension Service centennial in 2011.