Following is a list of 7 finding aids for SCARC collections that were completed during April 2015. All are available through the NWDA finding aids database, the SCARC website, and the library catalog.
This batch includes guides for one new collection acquired in 2015 and 6 collections for which we previously had only minimal information available online. As of April 30, 2015 the OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center had 822 finding aids in NWDA.
Oregon Vocational Agricultural Teacher’s Association Newsletters, 1959-1970 (MSS OVATA): This collection consists of the organization’s newsletter, Old Yeller, written by and for agricultural teachers in Oregon high schools and community colleges. David Raynalds, who earned a M.Ed. in Agricultural Education from Oregon State University, contributed the regular column “Tex Talks” to the newsletter.
Amidon, Edna P., Papers, 1924-1979 (MSS Amidon): The Amidon Papers document her work as an international leader in home economics. Included are materials documenting her work as a Regional Agent (1929-1938) and Chief (1938-1964) of the Home Economics Education Service, particularly during the Great Depression and World War II; drafts of speeches and publications given in support of home economics; records of professional activities in Germany (1947), Sweden (1947), and France (1954); professional literature; and biographical materials.
Center for the Humanities Records, 1974-2012 (RG 221): These records document the formation, functioning and activities of the both the Oregon State University Center for the Humanities as well as the Humanities Development Program that preceded it. In addition to daily operations and major events supported by the Center, the collection also details the academic certificate programs administered by the Center as well as the resident fellows that it hosted. The records likewise provide a thorough accounting of the International Film Series, which the Center sponsored for over twenty years. The Humanities Development Program was formed in 1977 and succeeded by the Center for the Humanities in 1984. OSU English professor Peter Copek ran the program and the Center until his death in 2001. The collection includes 31 photographs and 1 audiocassette.
Nicholson, Diane, Photographs, 1974-1975 (P 153): This small collection of 50 photographs taken by Nicholson includes snapshots of a birthday party for University Archivist, Sally Wilson, and photographs of campus buildings and views. Diane Nicholson attended Oregon State University in 1970-1974 and earned an undergraduate degree in history; she may have worked in the University Archives during her student years or during the summer of 1975. This guide includes an item-level list of the photographs that comprise the collection.
Phillips, Mark Clyde, Collection, circa 1857-1961 (MSS PhillipsM): The collection is comprised of materials generated and collected by Mark Clyde Phillips, an OAC Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Superintendent of Heating. The materials document Phillips’ education and career at OAC (1897-1947) and include correspondence, course materials, certificates and diplomas, a patent, and professional literature. Materials document the Phillips and Crawford families are also part of the collection. The collection includes 62 photographs. This collection now includes individually numbered photographs that formerly comprised the Mark Clyde Phillips Photographic Collection (P 070).
Rihani, Ina, Photographs, 1977 (P 160): The Ina Rihani Photographs consist of snapshots of Monroe, Oregon, taken or assembled by Rihani. Rihani enrolled at Oregon State University in the 1970s; she earned a B.A. in Sociology in 1975 and a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1982. The collection includes 61 photographs. An item-level list of the images is part of this guide.
Stock’s Cash Store Records, 1880-1897 (MSS Stock): This collection consists of three ledger books documents sales and purchases made by Stock’s Cash Store, a general store located in Corvallis, Oregon, between 1880 and 1897. These materials were previously titled “Corvallis General Store Records.” Morris Stock was born in Morsbach, Germany, circa 1827. He immigrated to the United States in the mid-1800s and, by 1860, was a merchant in Corvallis, Oregon. He relocated with his wife to New York City and ultimately, returned to Oregon where he opened Stock’s Cash Store on Corvallis’ Main Street and established himself as a prominent member of the local Jewish community.