New series on the Pauling Blog ~ serological properties of simple substances

Linus Pauling, 1942

Linus Pauling, 1942

Check out the first three posts in a series investigating Pauling’s work on the serological properties of simple substances on the Pauling Blog!

Part one looks at The Serological Properties of Simple Substances

Part two looks at Analyzing Precipitation Reactions Between Simple Substances

Part three looks at A Period of Rapid Advancement in Pauling’s Immunological Work

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What’s been going on in SCARC this month? A lot

Those who watch our events calendar or follow us on Facebook know that there’s been a lot going on for us this spring. Play readings, campus tours, public talks, sunshine, lots of classes. It’s been fun and busy!

Pride Week 2017 saw an April 25 panel discussion at the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws called “Consent is A-sexy and Required: Healthy Relationships with Asexual and Aromantic People.”

The OMA was also featured in the OLA Quarterly in an article called “Las Historias de Latinos en Oregón: Canby, Oregón An Oral History Project Collaboration Between A Librarian and an Archivist.”

There are two blog posts on The Pauling Blog about Pauling’s relationship working with Daisaku Ikeda, a resident of Tokyo and the son of a seaweed farmer, witnessed first-hand the devastation that two nuclear bombs wrought upon his homeland.

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Great news! All of the color slides and transparencies that were scanned and described from the Beaver Yearbook photos are now live. There are about 225 total, all from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s.

Here are some of my favorites!

This front loader was clearing snow on Monroe Street in 1969. P003:1711

This front loader was clearing snow on Monroe Street in 1969. P003:1711

Dick Fosbury attended OSU from 1965-1969 and is remembered today as the inventor of the "Fosbury Flop" high jump technique. He won two national championships and an Olympic gold medal while revolutionizing the sport with his innovative approach to jumping higher. P003:2707

Dick Fosbury attended OSU from 1965-1969 and is remembered today as the inventor of the “Fosbury Flop” high jump technique. He won two national championships and an Olympic gold medal while revolutionizing the sport with his innovative approach to jumping higher. P003:2707

The Hall of Flags on the main concourse of the Memorial Union. P003:2474

The Hall of Flags on the main concourse of the Memorial Union. P003:2474

These dryers were likely part of the Seavey hops yards in the south part of Corvallis. P003:1757

These dryers were likely part of the Seavey hops yards in the south part of Corvallis. P003:1757

Student making a lithograph in a printmaking course. Art and several other social sciences and humanities subjects were approved as majors in 1966. P003:2952

Student making a lithograph in a printmaking course. Art and several other social sciences and humanities subjects were approved as majors in 1966. P003:2952

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On the Road with Finley and Bohlman

Motoring across Alkali Flats, 1912. Org. Lot 369, Finley B0160.

Motoring across Alkali Flats, 1912. Org. Lot 369, Finley B0160.

Our year of working on the Reuniting Finley and Bohlman project is reaching its conclusion and to celebrate, we are taking our show on the road. Starting in two weeks, OHS staff are headed out east to share some of our favorite finds from the collections. Complete program details available at www.ohs.org/finley.

We hope that we will see you there!

On the Road with Finley and Bohlman
program tour schedule:

William L. Finley photographing beside his car near Island Ranch, Harney County, Oregon, 1919. Org. Lot 369, Finley D1991.

William L. Finley photographing beside his car near Island Ranch, Harney County, Oregon, 1919. Org. Lot 369, Finley D1991.

Burns
Presented by Laura Cray

Free and open to the public
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6:30PM – 8PM

Harney County Library
80 West D Street
Burns, Oregon 97720

 

Finding Finley and Bohlman’s Wildlife Muses – A Malheur Refuge Outing

Follow in Finley and Bohlman’s footsteps Wednesday, April 26th on a self-guided tour of some of Harney County’s best birding hotspots. Guide maps will be handed out at the event Tuesday night and the Malheur Refuge Headquarters will be staffed with volunteers and refuge employees to answer questions from 8:00am to 4:00pm.


William L. Finley seated in front of an umbrella blind taking notes on the 1905 Klamath expedition with several small birds perched around his legs. Org. Lot 369, Finley A1600.

William L. Finley seated in front of an umbrella blind taking notes on the 1905 Klamath expedition with several small birds perched around his legs. Org. Lot 369, Finley A1600.

Klamath Falls
Presented by Laura Cray

Free and open to the public
Thursday, April 27, 2017
7PM – 8PM

Oregon Institute of Technology, College Union Auditorium
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601

 

 

Finding Finley and Bohlman’s Wildlife Muses – A Lower Klamath Refuge Outing

Follow in Finley and Bohlman’s footsteps Friday, April 28th on a self-guided tour of some of the Klamath Basin’s best birding hotspots. Guide maps will be handed out at the event Tuesday night and the Refuge Headquarters at Tule Lake will be staffed with refuge employees to answer questions from 9:00am to 4:00pm.


Ellis Hadley (First in line), William L. Finley (center), and Herman Bohlman (last) wading pantsless through water to photograph a red-tailed hawk’s in 1902 near Portland, OR. Org. Lot 369, Finley A2652.

Ellis Hadley (First in line), William L. Finley (center), and Herman Bohlman (last) wading pantsless through water to photograph a red-tailed hawk’s in 1902 near Portland, OR. Org. Lot 369, Finley A2652.

Corvallis
Presented by Laura Cray and
Bob Sallinger

Free and open to the public
Saturday, May 13, 2017
6PM – 7:30PM

Willamette Room – Oregon State University Library
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis, Oregon 97331

 

Finding Finley and Bohlman’s Wildlife Muses – A Finley Refuge Outing

The William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge was named for the famous conservationist and photographer of the same name. Join USFWS staff and volunteers on an evening discovery outing while looking for the very species Finley and Bohlman captured and described in their photographs, writings and talks. We’ll finish just in time for you to enjoy a picnic meal out at the Tyee Winery bonfire event that night, just down the road. And the walk will set the stage for the Saturday evening event discussing the fascinating history and legacy of William L. Finley and Herman Bohlman – conservation leaders without whom we might not have this special wildlife refuge right out our backdoor.


Herman T. Bohlman and William L. Finley climbing up a the face of Shag Rock to photograph murres in 1903 at Three Arch Rocks, OR. Org. Lot 369, Finley A2520.

Herman T. Bohlman and William L. Finley climbing up a the face of Shag Rock to photograph murres in 1903 at Three Arch Rocks, OR. Org. Lot 369, Finley A2520.

Oceanside
Presented by Laura Cray and Bob Sallinger

Free and open to the public
Sunday, May 14, 2017
2PM – 3:30PM

Netarts Community Club
4949 Hwy SR131
Netarts, Oregon 97143

Finding Finley and Bohlman’s Wildlife Muses – A Three Arch Outing

May 14, 2017 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Cape Meares Scenic Viewpoint

Immediately following the main program, Join USFWS staff and volunteers on a discovery outing while looking for the very species Finley and Bohlman captured and described in their photographs, writings and talks. From the Cape Meares Scenic Viewpoint, visitors will be able to enjoy views of Three Arch Rocks and to learn about the seabirds protected at the refuge.


Herman T. Bohlman and A. W. Anthony photographing kingfishers in 1902 near Portland, OR. Org. Lot 369, Finley A2723.

Herman T. Bohlman and A. W. Anthony photographing kingfishers in 1902 near Portland, OR. Org. Lot 369, Finley A2723.

Portland
Presented by Laura Cray with guest panelists Bob Sallinger, Tom McAllister, and Worth Mathewson

Free and open to the public
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
6:30PM – 7:30PM

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205


Learn More

To see more, be sure to check up on the Reuniting Finley and Bohlman Collection on Oregon Digital throughout the year as additional materials are uploaded.

This blog series is part of a yearlong partnership between the Oregon Historical Society Research Library and Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives to digitize the Finley and Bohlman photograph and manuscript collections held by our libraries and to unite them online through Oregon Digital and the OHS Digital Collections website. Stay tuned in coming months for future installments about Finley, Bohlman, and their birding adventures around the state.

This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

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What’s new on the Brewstorian blog? Four new posts just in time for your weekend!

There’s been a flurry of activity on the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives’ blog.

OHBA student worker Gillian wrote a thoughtful piece on doing research on women in the brewing industries, specifically in how tough it was for her to find meaningful statistics when I asked her to find some.

I spent most of this week in Washington, doing oral history interviews with Sybil Perkins and Robyn Schumacher in Seattle, and Ralph Woodall and Tom Carpenter in Yakima. I had a bit of time to kill between a meeting with Ralph Olson and Ann George, so I went in search of America’s First Brewpub.

Ivy Lin’s “Bitter Harvest” short documentary film is debuting May 3rd at 7:00PM at the Kennedy School in Portland. It is part of Oregon Humanities “This Land / Your Land, My Land” exhibit exploring land ownership issues in minority communities in Oregon, and her piece focuses on Chinese immigrants growing hops in the Willamette Valley from 1890-1930. There will be a panel discussion after the film and I’ll be talking about historical research and saving these stories.

Finally, Deschutes Brewery is hiring a summer intern to process and organize their company records. It’s a pretty awesome opportunity.

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Food History Intern: discovering fermentables!

Edel Brau "It's the beer" 1907

Edel Brau “It’s the beer” 1907

The topic of fermentation is an interesting one, and there was a surprising amount of information about it here in the Valley Library. After a day or two of struggling of what to look up, it dawned on me to figure out what kinds of food can be fermented. I had always known about pickled eggs, sauerkraut, vinegar, etc., but it just never clicked in my head that “hey, those are fermented!”

Once I had the stroke of genius, it was easier to find information, and boy is there information about fermentation. Unsurprisingly, there’s a bit of information regarding fermentation in Food Microbiology, as well as a lot of overlap in terms of sources for the fermented food items. There’s also a lot of information about wine, beer, and cider. Mead was a difficult one that kept bringing up different people with the name Mead.

To help make searching for these things easier, I also made up a map of the general locations that have information on each of these fermentation topics and gave ideas of their call numbers.

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Fabulous new posts on the Oregon Multicultural Archives blog!

Fabulous new posts on the Oregon Multicultural Archives blog including some fabulous events, celebrations, and scanning projects!

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Check them all out on the OMA blog. 

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What’s new on the Pauling Blog? A lot!

As things get busy I can forget to share all the wonderful works added to the other blogs.

Screen Shot 2017-03-16 at 4.02.03 PMHead over to the Pauling Blog to celebrate the anniversary of the blog and of the day Pauling was born!

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Food History intern post: thoughts on the domestic economy & bees!

Class in beekeeping, 1912

Class in beekeeping, 1912

When you think of Oregon, you think of the vast acres of trees and the strong lumber industry. However, there’s a flourishing domestic food economy, and it’s been a fascinating facet of food history to delve into.

Dairy, wool, and orchards are common in Oregon, and it’s not uncommon to find an orchard, sheep, or dairy farm on the beautiful back roads of Oregon. Something that came up that I hadn’t previously thought about was beekeeping in Oregon.

Especially at the turn of the 20th century, there were several clubs, classes, and organizations for beekeeping. When delving a bit further into the beekeeping, it was fascinating to see that the equipment used for beekeeping hasn’t changed much.

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Food Writing ~ our food history intern talks publications!

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Food writing is one of those tricky facets of history. What do you continue as writing? People’s notes? The things they’ve published? Magazines, books, periodicals? Luckily enough, OSU has a wide array of publishing. From books published via the Oregon State University Press to faculty in food oriented departments, we have a lot here on campus.

One of the most fascinating things found during the food publishing searching were countless recipe books down on the first floor, ranging from a wide array of decades. As well, they had food periodicals dating to pre-20th century, and let me tell you, it’s an incredible feeling to hold a book in your hands that dates in the late 1800’s. 

Here’s a gallery of some of the awesome finds from the 1st floor!

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