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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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Dallas Lore Sharp’s Grand Tour of Oregon

William Finley and Herman Bohlman did not act alone in their efforts to promote their message of conservation. They were part of a national network of scientists, nature writers, and concerned citizens who worked to educate Americans of the increasingly … 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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What’s new on the Pauling Blog? Ilya Prigogine: The Poet of Thermodynamics

There’s a new post on the Pauling blog celebrating the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Ilya Prigogine. “The attitude of Einstein toward science, for example, was to go beyond the reality of the moment. He wanted to transcend time…for … Continue reading

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Food history guide: shifting gears to gardening.

This week has been yet again, a series of interesting finds. With all of the research done last week regarding Food Research, the topic blended in with Food Technology. Because of this blending, I decided to hold off on furthering … Continue reading

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