New finding aids for June!

Evelyn M. Raymond Photograph Album, circa 1920-1930

Evelyn M. Raymond Photograph Album, circa 1920-1930

We were busy in June! Here’s a list of the 10 new finding aids for SCARC collections that were finalized during June 2017.

Two of these guides are for components of the Gerald Williams Collection that were separated for description as discrete collections.

Four are for new collections received or created in 2015-2017; one of these is the large collection of aerial photographs of Benton County and 4 other nearby counties that have been transferred from the Libraries’ collections to SCARC. Three of these collections were previously not available to researchers. Three of the guides are for collections that previously had only preliminary or minimal descriptions available online. One is for a component of the University Publications (PUBS).

All of these materials are now available to researchers.

Components of the Gerald Williams Collection: 

Edward S. Curtis Photographs, 1900-1906 (P 333)

This collection consists of 3 photographic prints, acquired by Gerald W. Williams, that document aspects of Native American life between 1900 and 1926.  Curtis was known for his exceptional photography and his ethnological work that sought to document Native American groups and their cultures.

Gerald W. Williams Ephemera Collection, 1873-2008 (MSS WilliamsEphemera)

This collection consists of printed ephemera, documents, and objects assembled and acquired by Williams in the course of his work as a Forest Service sociologist and historian and due to his avocational interest in the history of forestry as a science and profession and the regional history of the Pacific Northwest.  Many of the materials in the collection were created or produced by the U.S. Forest Service.  Gerald Williams worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 to 2005 as a sociologist (1979-1998) and historian (1998-2005).

 New collections received or created in 2015-2017:

Aerial Photographs of Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Polk Counties, 1936-1979 (P 321)

These aerial photographs were taken by or under contract with the United States Department of Agriculture from 1936 to 1979 and include images of 5 counties in western Oregon.  The collection includes photo mosaics, which serve as indices to the images, and predominintly large (~24×24 inches) photographs.  These images were previously part of the OSU Libraries maps collection and were transferred to SCARC in 2016, The collection includes 8100 items.

Irish American Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook, 1830-1874 (MSS IrishAmerican)

This scrapbook is comprised of poems, articles, and speeches pertaining to domestic topics, the Irish American immigrant experience, Irish sociopolitical issues, and the Catholic faith. The creator of the scrapbook is not known.  The scrapbook was acquired in 2015.

Evelyn M. Raymond Photograph Album, circa 1920-1930 (P 332)

This album consists of 167 photographs assembled by Raymond as an adolescent living in rural Douglas County, Oregon.  The images depict family members and friends; recreational activities and excursions; and local industries such as farming, ranching, logging, and quarrying.  The album was purchased in 2015.

World War II Scrapbooks, 1942-1945 (MSS WW2Scrapbooks)

These scrapbooks consist of newspaper clippings collection by an unknown compiler located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The collection is comprised of 13 scrapbooks with clippings spanning the period from September 1942 through September 1945.  The scrapbooks were acquired in 2016. 

University Publications (PUB):

 Science for Service, June 1926. From the Illustrated Booklets (PUB 488).

Science for Service, June 1926. From the Illustrated Booklets (PUB 488).

Illustrated Booklets, 1911-1930 (PUB 488)

These booklets were published by Oregon Agricultural College during the 1910s and 1920s to promote and publicize the College to potential students and Oregon residents.  The booklets include numerous photographs of the campus in Corvallis as well as students in laboratories and classrooms and participating in student activities.  This collection consists of 29 booklets, all of which are available online and searchable in Oregon Digital.

Collections that were previously described only minimally:   

Brewing and Fermentation Research Collection, 1891-2016 (MSS BFRC)

This artificial collection consists of materials documenting the history, growth, and culture of the Pacific Northwest brewing industry, including regional hops and barley farming, commercial craft and home brewing, and craft cider and mead.  This collection was originally established in 2014 as the Oregon Hops and Brewing Collection and was renamed in 2017 as part of the preparation of this guide.   The collection includes 2.7 Gbytes of born-digital materials.

Viola Gentle Papers, 1954-1959 (MSS Gentle)

This small collection is comprised of materials relating to Gentle’s experience as a survivor of the collection off the coast of Nantucket between the S.S. Andrea Doria (Italian Line) and the M.S. Stockholm (Swedish American Line) on July 25, 1956.  In addition to Gentle’s correspondence with the Captain of the Andrea Doria and fellow survivors, travel documentation, and newspaper clippings detailing the rescue efforts, the collection includes 1 photograph and an audiotape recording of an interview with Gentle.

USDA Northwest Cannery Survey Collection, 1914-1915 (MSS Cannery)

These materials pertain to a 1914 survey of fruit canneries in Oregon and Washington.  The survey was conducted by the USDA Office of Markets and Rural Organization in cooperation with Oregon Agricultural College.

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