Author Archives: Natalia Fernandez

Herstory and Culture of Drag (Panel)

As part of Queer History month, the event “Herstory and Culture of Drag” featured a panel discussion and presentation on the history of drag culture and contemporary issues facing drag performers. And OSQA was there to record the event! Panelists: … Continue reading

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“Uprooted” exhibit at the OMA!

It’s finally here! Three years ago, the Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) booked the traveling exhibit “Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps during World War II” to come to OSU, and the exhibit is now here and open to the public! … Continue reading

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The OMA Featured in Memoria

Memoria is The Society of American Archivists (SAA)’s Latin American & Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives Section blog, and the OMA was featured this month! The OMA Featured in Memoria, October 2017 About LACCHA “LACCHA is a forum for anyone interested … Continue reading

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The OMA Presents at the OSU TRIAD Club

Today, the OMA presented at the first meeting for the 2017-2018 academic year of the TRIAD Club at OSU.  The presentation, “In Their Own Words: The Oregon African American Railroad Porters Oral History Collection”, gave information about the Oregon African … Continue reading

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The Urban League of Portland’s 2017 Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner

We hear more often “you have the right to remain silent” rather than “you have the right to speak” ~ members of oppressed communities — stated by Cupid Alexander, a member of the Urban League of Portland Young Professionals. Empowering … Continue reading

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Max Geier The Color of Night Research Files

In February of 2016, the author Max Geier came to OSU to give a book talk about his recently published book, The Color of Night: Race, Railroaders, and Murder in the Wartime West – the OMA was in the process … Continue reading

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OSU Multiracial Beavers Oral History Project, 2016-2017

The OSU Multiracial Beavers Oral History Project, 2016-2017, was intended to capture the origin stories of the Oregon State University Multiracial Beavers initiative and share the experiences of Multiracial individuals at OSU. For more information, see the OSU Multiracial Beavers … Continue reading

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The OMA at SAA 2017

This summer the OMA presented at the annual conference of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) held in our very own state of Oregon! The OMA presented “Oregon’s LGBTQ+ and Communities of Color: Community-Based Oral History Projects” as part of … Continue reading

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OSQA and History Course Collaboration: A Continuation of the OSQA Oral History Project

This spring term, the OSU Queer Archives (OSQA) once again collaborated with the history class HST 368 Lesbian and Gay Movements in Modern America with Professor Mina Carson. In the Spring of 2016, Dr. Carson, along with OSQA co-founders Natalia … Continue reading

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Social Justice Tour of Corvallis III

For the third time, the OMA once again collaborated with the class Ethnic Studies 553: Ethnohistory Methodology taught by Professor Natchee Barnd. The course’s six students came to the OMA, and took a trip to the archives at the Benton … Continue reading

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