From the Francis T. Howard Diary, 1858-1946
The following is a list of 8 finding aids for SCARC collections that were completed or updated during February and March 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 2014, 6 collections for which we previously had only minimal information available online, and a collection that received a small addition. As of March 31, 2015 the OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center had 817 finding aids in NWDA.
Tooze, Ruth Tibbits, Papers. 1938-1940 (MSS Tooze): This collection is comprised of materials collected by Ruth Tooze during her tenure as Vice President of the Oregon Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). The Papers include correspondence, notes, typescripts, budget records, meeting agendas, pamphlets and leaflets, press releases, educational planning documents, song sheets, event programs, and news clippings.
Applegate, Jesse A., Collection, 1861-1934 (MSS Applegate): This collection is comprised of materials created by and relating to Jesse Applegate, an Oregon pioneer and early Oregon Country political leader responsible for establishing the Applegate Trail.
Copek, Peter, Papers, 1966-2001 (MSS Copek): The Copek Papers document Copek’s scholarly interests in film and literature, and also provide insight into his and associations as a member of the English Department and as an advocate for research in the humanities. Peter Copek was a faculty member in the English Department from 1972 until his death in 2001 and was the founding Director of OSU’s Center for the Humanities. The collection includes photographs, sound recordings, and a videotape.
Harris, Celeste Liston, Scrapbooks on Ben Hur Lampman, 1926-1951 (MSS HarrisC): These four scrapbooks are comprised of news clippings, photographs, and other ephemera documenting the life and work of poet, essayist, and Oregonian newspaper columnist Ben Hur Lampman between 1926 and 1951. Celeste Liston Harris was a Portland, Oregon, resident.
Howard, Francis T., Diary, 1858-1946 (MSS Howard): This diary consists primarily of journal entries written by Oregon pioneer Francis T. Howard recording his life as a farmer and mill operator outside Mulino, Oregon, between January 1858 and June 1859. The collection also includes newspaper clippings and other ephemera documenting the Howard family between 1863 and 1946.
Marcus, David A., Letters, 1972-1985 (MSS Marcus): These letters are comprised of correspondence between Marcus and politicians, peace activists, religious leaders, scientists, and intellectuals. Topics include the potential for nuclear conflict, the need for a global peace organization, and the future of humankind. These materials were acquired in 1990 as part of the History of Atomic Energy Collection and were separated from the larger collection in 2015.
Moore, Harriet, Photograph Collection, 1890-1962 (P 150): This small collection of 66 photographs, assembled by Moore, documents Oregon State students, faculty, and campus scenes. Harriet Moore was Oregon State University’s first archivist, a position she held from 1961 to 1966, and an avid local historian.
Heslep, Charter, Papers, 1932-1963 (MSS Heslep): This guide was updated to reflect an additional item that was transferred from the History of Atomic Energy Collection to the Heslep Papers.