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History of Oregon State University Oral Histories and Sound Recordings

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History of Oregon State University Oral Histories and Sound Recordings

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Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Oregon State University Libraries

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Items in the History of Oregon State University Oral Histories and Sound Recordings Collection

Linus Pauling was born in Portland, OR in 1901. His father died when he was nine, and from then on, the family’s finances were supported through room and board and odd jobs. Pauling attended Washington High School for three years and then moved…

In this interview, Miriam “Mimi” Orzech discusses how she found her way to Corvallis. Born in New York City, Orzech’s family eventually settled in Lake Oswego during the Second World War. After completing a degree from UC Berkeley, marrying…

Mrs. McCormick donated her bird collection to Oregon State College in 1956.

In the interview, Campbell describes her upbringing in rural southwest Oregon, her early interest in athletics, and her experiences as a student at Oregon State College in the early 1950s. Much of the interview focuses on the Physical Education…

The primary focus of this interview is the early history of physical education and physical culture at Oregon Agricultural College. In this, Thompson asks the Gilkey sisters to share their memories of physical education classwork and other…