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 Passing of the Marshlands," ca. 1930. (0:13:55) 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.
- "Woods, Waters, and Wildlife," ca. 1930. (0:15:04) 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.
- "The New Oregon Trail," ca. 1940. (0:22:16) 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.
- "Willamette River Pollution Film," ca. 1940. (0:38:21) 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.
- "Pass Creek," 1968. (0:09:48) 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.
- Forestry Television Spots, ca. 1993. (0:05:05) Produced by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute and the OSU College of Forestry. The television spots focus on riparian areas, forest structure, regeneration, and new riparian regulations.
- "Saving the Pieces: The Fender's Blue Butterfly and the Kincaid's Lupine," 2002. (0:39:57) Filmed at the McDonald-Dunn Forest. Produced by two OSU students in the natural resources program, the film looks at various topics in forest management and preservation, including the College of Forestry's habitat conservation plan. Among those interviewed in the film include Debora Johnson, Paul Hammond, Tom Kaye, and Barte Starker, of Starker Forests Inc.
"Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest," 1995
Authored by Arthur C. Jensen and Mark Reed, and produced by the Forestry Media Center.
- Part 1: genus Amelanchier through Corylus. (0:22:01)
- Part 2: genus Cytisus through Rhododendron. (0:18:58)
- Part 3: genus Rhus through Vaccinium. (0:21:36)
U.S. Forest Service Video Workshops, 1988-1989
- "Green Side Up! Plant Right, Grow Right". (0:14:19)
- "Log Exports: Industry Views". (0:06:32)
- "Log Scaler: A Career For You?". (0:06:48)
- "Reforestation: It's No Accident". (0:08:27)
- "Steps to Safe Debris Burning: Don't Let Debris Burning Make an Ash Out of You". (0:04:38)
- "What's Killing My Trees?" (0:14:05)
- "Alouette," 1939. (0:01:01) 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. (0:01:08) 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. (0:01:30) 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.
Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives
- "OSU Agriculture Experiment Station Communications Public Service Announcement: Hops," 1980. (0:01:12) Dr. Alfred Haunold in the hop fields. From the Extension and Experiment Station Communications Moving Images Collection (F VP 120).
- "Tap Into History: Four Perspectives on Brewing in Oregon," March 28, 2014. (1:38:36) This event took place at the Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives launch party and was accompanied by screenings of video shorts and a full-length documentary on the history of brewing. Panel participants included agriculture historian Peter Kopp, journalist John Foyston, Full Sail Brewing founder and CEO Irene Firmat, and OSU doctoral candidate Daniel Sharp.
"OHBA Stories" - Film and Supporting Interviews, 2014
- "OHBA Stories: The Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives Video," 2014. (0:07:20) This film showcases some of the stories found in the archive, but also gives viewers an introduction to what an archivist does and how archives are collected.
- Interview with Teri Fahrendorf, conducted at Occidental Brewing Company, Portland, Oregon, April 19, 2014. (1:58:07)
- Interview with Thomas Shellhammer, conducted at Wiegand Hall, Oregon State University, May 7, 2014. (0:30:00)
- Interview with Shaun Townsend, conducted at Oregon State University Experimental Hop Yard, Corvallis, Oregon, May 7, 2014. (0:33:30)
- Tour of the Widmer Brewing Facility, Portland, Oregon, May 9, 2014. (0:29:11)
- Interview with Kurt and Rob Widmer, conducted at the Widmer Brothers Gasthaus Pub, Portland, Oregon, May 10, 2014. (1:03:10)
- Interview with Blake Crosby, conducted at Crosby Hop Farm, Woodburn, Oregon, May 16, 2014. (1:06:16)
- Interview with Gayle Goschie, conducted at Goschie Farms, Silverton, Oregon, May 16, 2014. (1:06:16)