Category Archives: Best of Archives

Extension Service Photograph Collection

Take some time to check our new collection guide for the Extension Service Photograph Collection! These pictures document Extension programs, activities, and staff throughout Oregon. The bulk of this collection relates to the three traditional Extension programmatic areas (agriculture, home … Continue reading

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Two new archival items now available in ScholarsArchive!

Eyes to the Future is a 1949 publication of addresses given at the 75th anniversary of OSU in 1943. The Golden Jubilee basketball program is a souvenir basketball program celebrating the 50th anniversary of the men’s basketball at Oregon State … Continue reading

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Bowl Dreams: Go Beavs!

Though very little muck and mud ends up in our stacks, we do have a great assortment of football photos! While many, many photographs are still in print form, we have just over 200 that have been scanned and added … Continue reading

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New Exhibit in the Archives

Please visit the Archives Reference room on the 3rd floor of the Valley Library to see the new exhibit featuring the “home management babies.” It is estimated that 50 children served as “practice babies” for the roughly 1,500 students enrolled … Continue reading

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Franklin Elementary School

Welcome Adams Elementary students! “Schoolhouses were among the first buildings erected once the settlers took care of the more pressing needs of food and shelter. The rural school site, which was often one acre, contained the schoolhouse, a wood shed, … Continue reading

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Mathematical Awareness Month

In the tradition of a true mathematician, we celebrate Mathematical Awareness Month at the very last moment possible! Whereas the words “Mathematical Awareness Month” might bring feelings of anxiety to most, here in the Archives it brings us great pride … Continue reading

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The Fernhopper’s Ball for Forest Week

A Paul Bunyon sign advertises the Forester’s Ball, or Fernhopper’s Ball, in the 1960s. The banquets, which started in 1928, brought together past graduates of the School of Forestry. Yes, there is still a Fernhopper Day. The College of Forestry … Continue reading

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Have a Laugh on International Moment of Laughter Day

In 1954, this University of Oregon student was photographed wearing the sign “I’m a dumb duck beat Oregon” during the Civil War. Random and funny … Due to some further investigating by my trusty student assistant, who was utterly dissatisfied … Continue reading

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Appreciate Jazz Month with the Band on 2nd Street

I don’t know if they will be available to play your next event, but this band from the late 19th century is concert-ready in this photograph. On back of the photograph shown above, we found this handwritten note: “Hunt’s Brewery, … Continue reading

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For National Licorice Day, OAC Salutes the Sweet Stuff!

Although OSU is not known for its licorice production, in honor of National Licorice Day, we’d like to point you to some theses written by Oregon Agricultural College students in the Domestic Science program– all studies on the sweet side. … Continue reading

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