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A Native American child on horseback at the Pendleton Round-Up, ca. 1940.
A Native American child on horseback at the Pendleton Round-Up, ca. 1940.
Gifford Photograph Collection (P 218). (Click to enlarge)

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Oregon Multicultural Archives - Online Audio/Video

A small sampling of the video and audio materials held in our collections that are related to ethnic minority groups in Oregon. For more see the University History, Athletics, Natural Resources and History of Science video and audio pages.


Historic Films

  • Celilo Falls footage, circa 1950s. (0:15:21) Silent footage of Celilo Falls on the Columbia River, including scenes of traditional tribal fishing practices at the falls. Celilo Falls was submerged by the Columbia River following the completion of The Dalles Dam in 1957.
  • "Gotta Start Somewhere...Minorities in the Mass Media, 1973. (0:14:06) A documentary that focuses on a broadcasting workshop and internship program hosted for students of color at OSU in the early 1970s. Digitized from a VHS original held in the Media Services Moving Images Collection (FV P 119).
  • "A Raisin in the Sun," March 1983. (0:22:21) "A Raisin in the Sun" was the first OSU theatrical production to focus on the African American experience. It was staged from March 8-12, 1983 in the Cortright Studio Theater in what was then known as Education Hall (present-day Furman Hall). One cast member, Loretta Smith, who played the role of Ruth, was elected to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners in 2010.
  • "Paths with Proud Moments," ca. 1992. (0:19:03) This film was produced by the Indian Education Office in about 1992 for the purpose of recruiting Native American students to Oregon State University. The production includes footage of Native American students and staff describing their experiences at Oregon State University and campus views. SCARC holds two copies of this item, one in the Student Affairs Moving Images collection (FV P 182) and a second in the University Advancement Videotapes (FV P 210).
  • "The Native American Community at OSU," 1993. (0:30:20) Office of Indian Education production.
  • Urban League of Portland Keynote Talks, 1992-1996. Cleo Fields, keynote speaker at the 1992 ULP Annual Dinner; John Mack, keynote speaker at the 1993 ULP Equal Opportunity Dinner; Ronald Daly, keynote speaker at the 1996 ULP Equal Opportunity Dinner; and Rev. Ron Sailor, keynote speaker at the 1996 ULP Annual Dinner.
  • OSU Student Boycott and March, 1996. (1:56:25) Digitized from a VHS original held in the Jean Moule Papers (MSS Moule).
  • "Bailes de Mexico," circa 1990s. (1:10:23)
  • "Black Greeks at OSU," circa 2000s. (0:18:01)
  • Difference, Power and Discrimination Lectures. Nikki Giovanni, April 18, 2002 (1:34:50); Gloria Anzaldua, April 24, 2003 (1:46:39).
  • "OSU LGBTQ+ Community Film," 2015. (0:40:00)

Events Videos


  • "On Klamath Life and Singing in Klamath", 1974. (Part 1 and Part 2) A sound recording that includes an interview between OSU English professor Roger Weaver and Marie Norris, one of the last people able to speak the Klamath language.
  • Japanese-American Association of Lane County, Oregon, Oral Histories, 1994-2008. Digital recordings of interviews from Japanese-Americans living Eugene, Lane County, Oregon and the surrounding areas. These oral histories document the immigrant experiences of the interviewees' parents and grandparents; their World War II experiences in the United States or in Japan, and their lives in Eugene and neighboring communities in the years following the end of the war. Captured along with the audio files in this collection is a lecture by Hiroshi Ogawa discussing his family's experiences in a World War II internment camp.
  • Oregon Multicultural Archives Oral History Collection (OH 18). A growing repository of interviews that documents the experiences and perspectives of people of color who have spent at least portions of their lives in Oregon. Audio and transcripts of many of the interviews held in this collection are available online.
  • Oregon State University Cultural Centers Oral History Collection (OH 21). Consists of interviews with undergraduate and graduate student staff members of OSU's four cultural centers. Audio and transcripts of these interviews are available online.

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