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Food Writing ~ our food history intern talks publications!

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 … Continue reading

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Publications Intern Report: Student Offering is the earliest OSU Publication!

The Students Offering is the first known OSU publication, published in 1869 the first year of OSU. It is hand written by multiple students, and is over 30 pages long. Many of the students who wrote in it used pseudonyms. … Continue reading

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OSU Publications Intern Report: The Fussers Guide

Part of what makes history come alive in the archives is when you find a personal connection to it. This happened to me while looking at of all things the Fusser’s guide. The Fusser’s Guide served as the OSU phone … Continue reading

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OSU Publications Intern: What do you do?

This year Helena Egbert is working as an intern in SCARC, focusing on the OSU publications in our collections. She’s written this post to talk about her work, but I’m the one who chose this photo because it was just too … Continue reading

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Fun finds in food history ~ intern report

This past week was a fascinating one. The nutrition tab for the LibGuide was already pretty fleshed out thanks to Anne Bahde, so it was easy to dedicate one day to just formatting it, tinkering with some things, and overall … Continue reading

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Alice Kathryn Kidder and persimmon jam

One of our library colleagues got curious when doing his work in ScholarsArchive after coming across this 1996 issue of The Messenger. Because we work in a library we want to share, so he posted “Wondering who Alice Kathryn Kidder” … Continue reading

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Food history guide update: learning about labor

The idea of labor supply is a fascinating one that is heavily connected with food supply. During WWII, you were serving your country whether you were on the front lines of the war, or back home working on a farm. … Continue reading

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Food history guide update – farming and agriculture

As I’ve written in other blog posts, I knew that OSU was an agricultural college, yet it seems I continue to learn more and more about how deeply ingrained farming is in the university. When working on collecting information for … Continue reading

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What’s new on the Pauling Blog? Vitamin C and Cardiovascular Disease: The Roots of Controversy

“People are not dying from too much fatty food, they’re dying from too little vitamin C.” Linus Pauling, Vitamin C and Heart Disease, 1977 Health-conscious readers of a certain age have likely experienced a frustrating back and forth in food … Continue reading

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What’s new on the Brewstorian blog? Hop Growers of America presentation: the things I said about hops history.

In mid January I braved the winter snow to travel to Bend to give a talk on the history of hops in America, this post is the text of my talk. I was part of a history session, sandwiched in between … Continue reading

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