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OSU Greek Letter Societies Centennial

Celebrating and remembering 100 years of Greek life at Oregon State University.

Searcy Ranch and Sherman County History

A history of the Searcy family property in Sherman County, Oregon through photos, articles and property records.

Phil Decker's Oregon Crop Festival Photographic Archive

The crop festivals featured in this documentary photography project concentrate primarily on festivals that are organized by rural communities for rural communities. These grassroots crop festivals focus on fostering a sense of local pride and identity among family, neighbors and visitors. They are typically organized by local committees and held on public sites, such as the town’s streets, a local park, the grange, etc. Excellent examples of these grassroots crop festivals include the Aumsville Corn Festival and the North Powder Huckleberry Festival.

Statement On Access: 

Collection is open for research. Permission to use the images held in the collection are granted under the Attribution, NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.

Historic Moments of Black Excellence at Oregon State University

This exhibit highlights and features key contributions, struggles, and triumphs of Black liberationists, activists, and revolutionists at Oregon State University, from the 1920’s to the present.


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Voices of Northwest Brewing

The Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives, established in 2013, is the first of its kind in the U.S., creating, collecting, preserving, and sharing records that tell the unique story of the Northwest brewing industries. 

The Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives Oral History Collection is a growing repository of interviews with industry professionals, journalists and community members. More specifically, this collection documents the stories of people involved with Pacific Northwest hops and barley farming; craft and home brewing, cider, and mead; and scientific research.

Click here or use any of the navigation links above to enter the site. For a full listing of the oral history interviews deposited in the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives, see this page.

Multicultural Voices of Oregon

For communities who have been traditionally marginalized in both the historical record and in historiography, oral histories can be a form of empowerment, a way in which community members can literally add their voice to the historical narrative. In addition, the process of a community sharing its stories can be personal opportunities for self-reflection, an appreciation for the struggles endured, and a celebration of the community’s accomplishments thus far.

The Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) and OSU Queer Archives (OSQA) pro-actively reach out to African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American communities, as well as LGBTQ+ people within OSU and Corvallis, to add their voices to the archives. In addition, both the OMA and OSQA collaborate with local community members and OSU students on projects to train them to conduct interviews and become active participants in creating a more diverse and inclusive historical record.

Voices of Oregon Agricultural College

This exhibit consists of a series of interviews conducted primarily in 1979 with a collection of individuals who maintained a connection to Oregon Agricultural College, as Oregon State University was known until 1927. The majority of these interviews were captured by staff working at the Horner Museum, which resided on the Oregon State campus for seventy years.

From 1975 to 1992, the museum provided support for a vibrant oral history program that collected the stories of individuals who were important to campus life and, indeed, to the fabric of Oregon on multiple levels. Read today, the narratives offered in this exhibit by alumni, retired faculty, and more casual acquaintances of OAC, stand as just one example of the richness, vision and lasting value of the museum's oral history work.

Voices of a Warming Planet

The defining issue of the twenty-first century might ultimately be anthropogenic climate change, a pressing and hugely complicated problem that is likely to impact the world's entire population. Oregon State University has long been a center for groundbreaking ecological research and many of those who work and study here are presently wrestling with the implications of climate change as it relates to a number of different disciplines.

This website consists of oral history interviews conducted with OSU faculty, staff and students who are engaged in climate change research from multiple scholarly vantage points, including the oceanographic and atmospheric sciences, forestry, agriculture, ethics, public health, and public policy. The interviews presented here trace each narrator's path through academia while paying particular attention to their research and perspectives on global warming.

Voices of OSU Women

Women's voices have been crucial to the story of Oregon State University since the institution's founding in 1868. This website, which will be expanding over time, is dedicated to presenting women's stories as they have been collected by a broad range of oral historians from the 1970s to today. Included are interviews with generations of alumnae as well as faculty members, staff, and students representing a wide array of disciplines and institutional points of view. In addition to interviews captured with contemporary digital recording equipment, several sessions that were originally recorded to audio cassette and transcribed with typewriters have been digitized and made available here.

For links to more interviews with OSU women, please see our About This Project page.