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Oregon Archives Month Recap

After the whirlwind of activity that we packed into October, everyone here at the OSU Special Collections and Archives are now taking naps.  With our five events for Oregon Archives Month finished up, we just wore ourselves out!  A big thanks to … Continue reading

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October 2018 Guide Additions to SCARC Collections

We completed seven new or updated finding aids in October 2018.  The following is a list and a little information about what we accomplished.  These finalized finding aids are available through the Archives West finding aids database, and our website. Three of the … Continue reading

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In Our Care, Part 2

This second post of a two part series is contributed by Valeria Dávila Gronros, a digitization technician at the Digital Production Unit of the Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center. She is an Argentinean photographer, filmmaker, digital films … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Women in Chemistry at Oregon State University – 1960 to Present Day

This post is contributed by SCARC student archivist Hannah Lawson, a chemistry major with a passion for art, conservation, and preserving history. 1960-1989 Agricultural Chemistry has had a long standing presence at Oregon State University, as OSU was originally an agriculturally … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Women in Chemistry at Oregon State University – The Beginning to 1960

This post is contributed by SCARC student archivist Hannah Lawson, a chemistry major with a passion for art, conservation, and preserving history. Before 1900 In the early days of Oregon Agricultural College, an education in the basics of chemistry were a … Continue reading

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A chance to celebrate history in a tasty way!

October 31st will be our 12th annual celebration of historic flavors in our “Taste of the ‘Chives-Recipe Showcase” event. This year we’re looking for inspiration from archived recipes for baked goods-breads, cakes, cookies, and the like-for a fun noontime hour of food … Continue reading

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New and Updated Finding Aids for July and August

We completed or updated six finding aids in July and August 2018. Two of the guides are updates to reflect current descriptive practice and incorporate additions to the collections Two of the guides are for collections that were only minimally … Continue reading

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“Plywood Jungle: 20th Century Transformations of Tropical Hardwoods”

This post is contributed by Maddie Connolly, a SCARC Student Archivist, and a senior majoring in archaeology, and minoring in French and history. Her Honors thesis focuses on redware ceramics in medieval England that were excavated from a witch’s house! Dr. Emily … Continue reading

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World War Two and Transformations of Wood and Forests

This post is contributed by Maddie Connolly, a SCARC Student Archivist, and a senior majoring in archaeology, and minoring in French and history. Her Honors thesis focuses on redware ceramics in medieval England that were excavated from a witch’s house! Katie Macica … Continue reading

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Activism and Social Justice through the Archive

This post is contributed by Natalia Fernández, Curator and Archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives and OSU Queer Archives.  She was recently asked to speak at Emporia State University’s School of Library & Information Management (SLIM) graduation, which took place Sunday August 12, … Continue reading

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