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Oregon Multicultural Communities Research Collection, 1873-2020

By Aimee Hisey

Collection Overview

Title: Oregon Multicultural Communities Research Collection, 1873-2020

Predominant Dates: 1960s-2020


Primary Creator: Fernández, Natalia, 1985-

Extent: 2.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The OMCRC is arranged by subject, in alphabetical order.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2017

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The OMCRC is an artificial collection containing items of interest about multicultural communities within Oregon State University and to a lesser extent, the city of Corvallis, and the state of Oregon.

Scope and Content Notes

This collection pertains to multicultural communites both at Oregon State University and across Oregon. The collection contains, but is not limited to, information on the following: campus cultural centers, student solidarity movements, offices and committees dedicated to diversity on campus, building information, protests and unrest pertaining to multicultural communities, and student groups and associations. Also included are two films: "Black Greeks at OSU" and "For Students, By Students: the struggle for equality at Oregon State University."

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) assists in preserving the histories and sharing the stories that document Oregon's African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American communities. Established in 2005, the OMA highlights multicultural collections already held in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, serves as a digital resource linking researchers to other institutions or organizations with multicultural archival collections, and builds an archive with records that document Oregon's multicultural communities to reflect how they have contributed to the identity of the state of Oregon.

Author: Natalia Fernández

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additions to the collection are expected.

More Extent Information: 7 boxes, 1 oversize (20 x 24 in) box, 474 MB

Statement on Access: This collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: This collection was created by Natalia Fernández, curator and archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives. The bulk of the materials were originally in the Oregon State University Memorabilia Collection. They were removed in 2017 to create the OMCRC, with additional materials collected and added by Fernández.

Related Materials: This collection is a component of the Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA). Other related collections include the Oregon Multicultural Archives Oral History Collection, 2011-2016 and the Oregon State University Memorabilia Collection, ca. 1860-present, which is another artificial collection containing items of interest about Oregon State University and to a lesser extent, the city of Corvallis, and the state of Oregon. The Oregon Multicultural Archives Digital Collection consists of images that document the lives and activities of ethnic minorities in Oregon. Other relevant collections include those documenting OSU admin offices that support diversity at OSU: Affirmative Action Office Records, 1971-2010 (RG 172): Office of Multicultural Affairs Records, 1987-2004 (RG 225): Diversity Development Office, 1998-2002 (RG 228): Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) Records, 1983-1999 (RG 230)

Preferred Citation: Oregon Multicultural Communities Research Collection (MSS OMCRC), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Fernández, Natalia, 1985-

People, Places, and Topics

African American college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
African Americans--Oregon.
Asian Americans--Oregon.
Asian students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Centro Cultural César Chávez (Oregon State University)
Hispanic American college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Hispanic Americans.
Indians of North America--Oregon.
Multicultural education--Oregon.
Oregon Multicultural Archives
Oregon State University. Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
Oregon State University. Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center
Oregon State University. Native American Longhouse

Forms of Material

Born digital.
Local historiies
Printed ephemera.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Oregon Multicultural Communities Research Files, 1873-2020
Oregon multicultural communities research files contain, but are not limited to, information on the following: campus cultural centers, student solidarity movements, offices and committees dedicated to diversity on campus, building information, protests and unrest pertaining to multicultural communities, and student groups and associations.
Box-Folder 1.1: Affirmative Action, 1971-2009
Newspaper articles, fliers, pamphlets, brochures, obituaries, etc.
Box-Folder 1.2: African Americans in Oregon, 1922-2019
Newspaper articles, fliers, pamphlets, brochures, "Black Pioneers" publication, email correspondence, etc. Dates are predominantly 1990s-2019.
Box-Folder 1.3: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), 1993-1994
Newspaper articles, newsletter, fliers, brochures, etc.
Box-Folder 1.4: Anti-Discrimination Board, 1972
Newspaper articles.
Box-Folder 1.5: Asian Americans in Oregon, 1901-2018
A copy of a Chinese Exclusion pamphlet from 1901, but most documents from 1995-2018. Oregon Stater article, event fliers, pamphlets, brochures, newspaper articles, etc.
Box-Folder 7.1: Asian Americans in Oregon, 2006-2017
Newspaper articles (oversize).
Box-Folder 1.6: Asian Pacific Cultural Center, 1997-2019
Newspaper articles, event fliers, newsletters, Asian/Pacific Island American Association (APIAA) memorandum, etc.
Box-Folder 1.7: Black Cultural Center - Lonnie B. Harris, 1977-2019
Newspaper articles, event fliers, pamphlets, brochures, etc.
Digital File 1: "Black Greeks at OSU" documentary, undated
An 18 minute undated documentary, likely circa 1990s or 2000s, featuring interviews with African American students and staff associated with Greek life at OSU. The film is available online.
Box-Folder 1.8: Black Graduate Student Association, 2015-2017
Event fliers, email correspondence, meeting minutes, etc.
Box-Folder 1.9: Black History Month, 1980-2020
"Historical Perspectives of Blacks in Oregon" report, newspaper articles, newsletters, fliers, Barometer issue 2012 and 2018, etc.
Box-Folder 1.10: Black Issues Conference, 1991
Conference registration brochure.
Box-Folder 1.11: Black Lives Matter Movement, 2014-2020
Newspaper articles, social media posts and groups, email correspondence, photographs, etc.mostly related to OSU, with content pertaining to various locations in Oregon as part of the May and June 2020 protests (available in digital format).
Box-Folder 7.2: Black Poets Society, 2000
Event poster (oversize).
Box-Folder 1.12: Buildings: Carrie Halsell Residence Hall, 2002-2004
Building dedication program, dedication speech, newspaper articles, email correspondence, Oregon Stater article, etc.
Box-Folder 1.13: Buildings: William Tebeau Residence Hall, 2014
Newspaper articles, building dedication photographs, etc.
Box-Folder 1.14: Castillo, Susan, 2002-2006
Newspaper articles.
Box-Folder 1.15: Center for the Study of the First Americans, 1991-2001
Newspaper articles, brochures, etc.
Box-Folder 1.16: Centro Cultural César Chávez (CCCC), 2011-2019
Newsletters, event fliers, etc.
Box-Folder 1.17: Chinese Students and Scholars Association, 1991-2020
Newspaper articles, pamphlets, etc.
Box-Folder 2.1: Cultural Centers - General, 2015-2018
Event fliers.
Box-Folder 7.3: Cultural Centers and Student Groups - General, 2002-2017
Charter and Event posters (oversize).
Box-Folder 2.2: Difference, Power, and Discrimination (DPD) Program, 1993-2018
News paper articles, program brochure, memoranda, event fliers, etc.
Box-Folder 2.3: Diversity and Cultural Engagement, Office of, 2015-2017
Email correspondence, event fliers, memoranda, etc.
Box-Folder 2.4-2.5: Diversity and Social Justice, 2015-2020
Oregon Stater magazine, Barometer issues and articles, email correspondence, memoranda, event fliers, social media posts, newspaper articles, notes, etc. Materials pertaining to the OSU Office of Institutional Diversity. President Edward Ray's state of Oregon State University address. An issue of the Scab Sheet.
Digital File 2: Diversity Documentary: "For Students, By Students: the struggle for equality at Oregon State University", 2005
A 45 min documenrary created by the Winter 2005 course Ethnohistory Methodology with Professor Jun Xing. The film is available online.
Box-Folder 2.6: Educational Opportunities Program, 1969-2020
Newsletters, event invitations, brochures, memoranda, graduation program, student correspondence, event fliers, faculty forms, etc., predominately from 1969-1997, with one email message from 2018, one from 2019, and a Barometer article from 2020.
Box-Folder 2.7: Ethnic Studies Department, 2000-2018
Newspaper articles, event floers, course offerings, program brochures for: Asian American, Chicaho/a, African American, and Native American studies at OSU, and the Ethnic Studies Symposium, etc.
Box-Folder 2.8-2.10: Ettihad Cultural Center, 2012-2017
Social media posts and pages, email correspondence, event fliers, newspaper articles, extensive photographs, etc.
Box-Folder 3.1: Farm Labor, 1943-1999
Event brochures, newspaper articles, photographic essay, etc.
Box-Folder 7.4: Farm Labor, 1999
Event posters (oversize).
Box-Folder 3.2: Halsell Ward, Carrie Beatrice, 1915-2015
High school and college transcripts, yearbook photos, newspaper articles, Oregon Northwest Black Pioneers chapter, email correspondence, etc.
Box-Folder 3.3: Hispanic Student Union, 1994-2003
Constitution, conference booklet, event fliers, member and officer lists, retreat iteneraries, etc.
Box-Folder 7.5: Hispanic Student Union, 1994
Event poster (oversize).
Box-Folder 3.4: International Programs, 1995-2007
Event tickets, program brochures, contact sheets, fliers, newspaper articles, etc.
Box-Folder 3.5: International Research and Development, Office of (OIRD), 1991-1998
Program brochures, history of the office, memoranda, newspaper articles, etc.
Box-Folder 3.6: International Students, 1928-2018
Email correspondence, "No Strangers Within Our Gates" brochure, program brochures, newspaper articles, letter correspondence, event programs and fliers, registries of international students, etc.
Box-Folder 3.7: International Teacher Development Program, 1963-1970
Program bulletins and magazines.
Box-Folder 3.8: International Week, 1947-1965
Event pamphlets and fliers.
Box-Folder 3.9: INTO OSU, 2011
Program pamphlet.
Box-Folder 3.10: International Students of Oregon State University (ISOSU), 1993-2017
Constutition, event fliers, pamphlets, brochures, etc.
Box-Folder 7.6: International Students of Oregon State University (ISOSU), 2010
Posters (oversize).
Box-Folder 3.11: Issues and Celebrations of Diversity, 1969-2020
Newspaper articles, event fliers, Barometer issues, email correspondence, letters from University President Ed Ray, etc.
Box-Folder 7.7: Issues and Celebrations of Diversity, 2016-2017
Barometer issues (oversize).
Box-Folder 4.1: King, Martin Luther Day, 1968-2020
Newspaper articles, event fliers and brochures, OSU celebrations of MLK, etc.
Box-Folder 7.8: King, Martin Luther Day, 1989-2017
Event posters (oversize).
Digital Folder 1: Land Acknowledgement Toolkit, 2020
"Beyond Awareness: Deepening Understandings of Land Acknowledgement Practices" Created by Luhui Whitebear, PhD, Kobe Natachu, Roman Cohen, Alicia Duncan & Charlene Martinez, Oregon State University [7 files; 96 MB]
Box-Folder 4.2: Latinos in Oregon, 1991-2019
Newspaper articles, event fliers, photographs, programs and brochures, CV of OSU Prof. Erlinda Gonzales-Berry, etc., predominately 2001-2019. Materials pertaining to OSU's response to DACA.
Box-Folder 7.9: Latinos in Oregon, 2016-2018
Barometer Issues (oversize).
Box-Folder 4.3: Miles College: Book Drive, Birmingham, Alabama (Books for Birmingham Project), 1963-1964
Newspaper articles, correspondence, pamphlets, report containing photographs, etc.
Box-Folder 4.4: Minorities and Special Service Programs, Office of (OMSSP), 1970
"Independent Analysis of OSU OMSSP" report.
Box-Folder 4.5: Minority Education Offices, 1997-2003
Event fliers, newspaper articles, cultural pamphlets, etc.
Box-Folder 7.10: Minority Education Offices, 1999
Event poster (oversize).
Box-Folder 4.6: Minority Scholars, 1989-1994
Program participant list, pamphlet, newsletter.
Box-Folder 4.7: Morita, Richard Y, 1941-1995
Curriculum Vitae (CV), career autobiography.
Box-Folder 4.8: Modoc War, 1873-1959
Newspaper articles, legal research notes, "Events Leading to the Modoc War" report.
Box-Folder 4.9: Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanos de Atzlan (MECHA), 1995-2004
Newsletter, newspaper articles, event fliers, etc.
Box-Folder 5.1: Multicultural Affairs, Office of, 1992-2006
Newsletters, memoranda, newspaper articles, pamphlets, Promotind Ethnic and Cultural Diversity at OSU timeline, fliers, policy statements, email correspondence, OSU Teach-In Teaching Guide and Bibliography, etc.
Box-Folder 5.2: Muslim Americans in Oregon, 2017-2019
Newspaper articles, SCAB Sheet Islamophobia Edition.
Box-Folder 7.11: Muslim Americans in Oregon, 2016-2017
Barometer issues (oversize).
Box-Folder 5.3-5.4: Native Americans in Oregon, 1960-2020
Report: "History, Culture, and Geographic Location of teh Confederated Tribes of the Grand Rhonde Community of Oregon", tribal and cultural pamphlets, Oregon Farmer issue, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians calendars: 2012, 2015; event fliers, newspaper articles, Native Americans in Marine Science Program information,tribal homelands map, treaty reservation map, event brochures, newsletters, bulletins, memoranda, photographs, Indigenous People's Day Proclamation, Standing Rock solidarity, OSU Stater quiz, etc.
Box-Folder 5.5: Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, 1992-2019
Newsletters, event fliers, social media groups and posts, photographs, brochures, newspaper articles, etc.
Box-Folder 7.12: Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, 2000-2006
Event posters (oversize).
Box-Folder 5.6: Native American Student Association, 1993-1999
Event fliers and guidelines, newspaper articles, etc.
Box-Folder 5.7: Omega Delta Phi, 1999-2001
"History of Omega Delta Phi Inc. at OSU" report, pamphlets, national constitution, 3rd place Brennan Cup Outstanding Chapter Award, correspondence, etc.
Box-Folder 5.8: Pesticides, 1964-2015
Annual report: Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides, newspaper articles, memoranda, etc.
Box-Folder 5.9-5.10: Race Relations, 1969-2019
Event fliers, newspaper articles, email correspondence, etc. Materials pertaining to white supremacist and OSU student, Andrew Oswalt. An issue of The Corvallis Advocate pertaining to hate groups in Oregon 2018. Materials pertaining to 2019 arrest of an African American student and the subsequent termination of Oregon State Police contract.
Box-Folder 6.1: Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) Program, 1994-2006
Program brochures, Diversity achievements of the SMILE program, program informational fliers, events calendars, newspaper articles, memoranda, SMILE high school graduation statistics, etc.
Digital Folder 2: ¡Sí, Se Puede! (OSU honors college thesis), 2022
"¡Sí, Se Puede! Yes, You Can! Employing a Personal Testimonio to Show Young Latinx Students and Families That Their Dreams of College are Well Within Reach" by Lorenzo Michael Curtis. A thesis submitted to the Oregon State University Honors College, presented November 28, 2022. The thesis is available via OSU's ScholarsArchive and the project website is available via the precollege programs website; the website is also archived as part of our website preservation storage system. A PDF copy of the thesis, the 5 videos made for the thesis, and a recording of thesis defense are available upon request.
Extent: 7 files (1 PDF and 6 .mp4 videos); 1.36GB

Box-Folder 6.2-6.3: Solidarity at OSU, 1969-2019
Newspaper articles and photos, student sentiments following 2016 presidential election, OSU President Ed Ray meeting with students, open letters, memoranda, email correspondence, OSU Sanctuary University resolution and status, solidarity with Standing Rock, President Donald Trump, Modern Racism course, campus walkout info, travel ban perspectives, racism on OSU campus, student unity, social media posts and groups, etc.
Box-Folder 7.13: Solidarity at OSU, 2016-2017
Barometer issues (oversize).
Box-Folder 6.4: Student Affairs, Division of, 1987-2017
Statement of vison, Campus compact, pamphlets, development goals, newsletter, brochures, newspaper articles, informational fliers, event fliers, etc.
Box-Folder 7.14: Student Affairs, Office of, undated
Event posters (oversize).
Box-Folder 6.5: Student, Immigrant, 1924
Petition to U.S. Department of Labor for Approval as School for Immigrant Students.
Box-Folder 6.6: Student Protests, 2016-2018
Peaceful protest against violence July 2016, Student march and peaceful protest of election of Donald Trump as president Nov. 2016, Walkout and rally against inauguration of Donald Trump Jan. 2017, etc. Two issues of The Scab Sheet, Feb 12, 2018 and Feb 20, 2018.
Box-Folder 6.7: Student Unrest - Andros, Dee - Oregon State System of Higher Education, 1968
Correspondence, Report: "A Discussion of Student Unrest", Oregon Stater issue, newspaper articles, etc.
Box-Folder 6.8: Tebeau, William, 2008-2013
Perserverance: A History of African Americans in Oregon's Marion and Polk Counties book chapter about Tebeau, newspaper articles, obituaries, etc.
Box-Folder 6.9: Tibet House Mural - Corvallis, 2012-2020
Box-Folder 6.10: United Black Student Association, 1989-1991
Event fliers and information.
Box-Folder 6.11: Warm Springs Reservation, 1985-2009
2009 MOU with OSU, delegation visits agendas and reports; newsclippings; 1985 CTWS Annual Report; Tribal history and Declearation of sovereignty

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