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Farmer Bill Dickman admiring his early lamb, ca. 1940s.
Farmer Bill Dickman admiring his early lamb, ca. 1940s.
Gifford Photograph Collection (P 218). (Click to enlarge)

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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.

Video

  • "Wild Animal Outposts," 1926. (0:15:15) By William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine. Includes footage of salmon fishing and fish counts. Includes title panels "The story of the Bering Sea Expedition, led by Campbell Church and William L. Finley, under the auspices of the American nature Association and the Bureau of Fisheries of the United States Department of Commerce"; "Smaller craft for cruising rivers and lakes"; "Buffy joins the expedition" [a water bird]; "A salmon cannery at the head of the bay"; "Food for a nation in a salmon trap"; "The future of the salmon crop is guarded by the United States Bureau of Fisheries"; and "On up the river with the salmon run."
  • "The Forests," 1927. (0:15:03) By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of the American Nature Association. Includes footage of logging, beaver building dams, the Bonneville Dam, other wildlife, and a chipmunk in a camp. Includes title panels "Live-trapping and transplanting beaver"; and "Wilderness areas where beaver are abundant."
  • "Getting Our Goat," 1930. (0:14:59) By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine. Footage shows Finley donning a goat costume in order to more closely approach goats for filming. Includes title panels "Ptarmigan or snow grouse"; "On to Boulder Pass"; "Top of the Continental Divide"; "This was a splendid goat country, but we still had to climb the peaks to get above the goats unobserved"; and "It takes a goat to get a goat."
  • "In the Wake of the Wapiti," 1930. (0:14:32) By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine. Filmed near Red Eagle (Montana?); includes footage of camp, porcupine, elk, moose and mountain goats. Includes title panels "Fool hens"; "The trail needed patching"; "Leaving our horses we crept cautiously to the edge of a steep bank and peered over"; "The idea was to lie in wait at the stream crossing below the lick -- and it worked"; and "In the moose country."
  • "Mount McKinley National Park" ca. 1930. (0:10:56) By William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine. Includes footage of glaciers, wildlife, the Westward and a pet fawn. Includes title panels: "On the lookout for rock ptarmigan"; "Hunting snowshoe rabbits"; and "Tracking mountain sheep".
  • "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".
  • "The Pribilof Islands," ca. 1930. (0:14:57) By William L. and Irene Finley of Nature Magazine. Includes footage of the Westward, Native Alaskan children and a whale hunt. Includes title panels "The bidarrah or ferry-boat at St. Paul"; "Santa Claus"; "The haunts of the blue fox"; "The lemming of the north"; "A Bering Sea beach, home of the fur seals"; "A stranger on the Pribilofs" [a bear cub]; "Farewell to the Pribilofs -- we go a-whaling"; and "On the trail of Jonah."
  • "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".
  • William L. Finley - Incomplete Film Segments, ca. 1930. (0:11:06) 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".
  • "Waterfowl," ca. 1935. (0:15:43) By William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of the American Nature Association. Includes footage of various birds, including their nesting sites. The film ends with footage of a pet quail and pet duck with the family dog. Includes title panels "P Ranch, 40 miles of water and marshland, added to Malheur refuge"; "Trapping and banding ducks"; "Winter refuge for waterfowl"; and "A new kind of duck dog".
  • "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.
  • Alderman Farms Films, 1943-1950: Part 1 (1:57:06) and Part 2 (0:44:04). The Alderman Farm Films were made by Urie S. Alderman, an alumnus of Oregon Agricultural College and the grandson of Albert Alderman, who founded the Alderman Farms in 1847. The films depict aspects of the farms' operations including planting, harvesting, and processing of corn, beans, strawberries, peaches, and potatoes; irrigation; barbecues and other social activities; logging and sawmill operations; political campaigning; and general farm views. Of special note is footage of Mexican migrant farm laborers. Initially founded in Yamhill County, the Alderman Farms peaked in the late 1950s with at least 3,100 acres under cultivation in Yamhill, Benton, Linn, Marion and Klamath Counties.
  • "Fiber Flax Growing and Processing in the Willamette Valley of Oregon," ca. 1947. (0:20:34) Film includes scenes of the growing, harvesting, and processing of fiber flax in the Willamette Valley, including planting, chemical weeding, mechanical pulling, seeding, retting, processing, and use of flax fibers. Produced by the Cooperative Research Project of the US Department of Agriculture and the Oregon State College Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • "The Desert Speaks," 1963. (0:14:48) A silent film produced by KOAC-TV.
  • "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.
  • Warren Kronstad, Norman Borlaug and Oregon farmers studying CIMMYT wheat at the CIANO testing location near Ciudad Obregón, Mexico. April 1979. (0:17:30)
  • Grape Harvest on Clonal Test Plots, Knudsen-Erath Winery, Dundee, Oregon. October 1983. (0:11:04) Features footage of OSU horticulturalist Porter Lombard.
  • 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.

U.S. Forest Service Video Workshops, 1988-1989

Audio

  • "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

"OHBA Stories" - Film and Supporting Interviews, 2014

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