Category Archives: Special Collections

Have you heard? Roald Hoffmann is the 2012 Pauling Legacy Award Winner

Today marks the 111th anniversary of Linus Pauling’s birth and what better way to mark the occasion than by announcing the recipient of an award named after Dr. Pauling? Dr. Roald Hoffmann, chemist, educator, author and Nobel laureate, is the … Continue reading

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Treasures of the McDonald Collection: an online exhibit

Take a break this weekend and peruse one of OSU’s oldest and most intriguing resources with the OSU Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives Research Center’s newest exhibit “Treasures of the McDonald Collection.” The Mary McDonald Rare Book and Manuscript Collection … Continue reading

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“Now That’s Chemistry! The Love Story of Ava Helen and Linus Pauling”

One of Oregon State University’s most enduring stories of romance is that of the life-long love between Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling and his wife, Ava Helen, who met while Pauling was teaching at OSU… Mina Carson, an associate professor … Continue reading

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History, plus a movie for lunch? Sure!

Join us to watch the fabulous Oregon Public Broadcasting “Oregon Experience” documentary on Linus Pauling, an amazing man and native Oregonian. You’ll learn fascinating facts about OSU alumnus and Nobel Prize winning chemist and peace activist Linus Pauling in this new film about his … Continue reading

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McDonald Rare Book Collection Tour!

Get a peek at OSU’s oldest and rarest volumes in this tour of the Library’s fascinating McDonald Rare Book Collection. Trevor Sandgathe of Special Collections will show off this unique collection that includes cuneiform tablets, incunabula, and fine bindings. When … Continue reading

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It’s Oregon Archives Month, celebrate with a story!

Learn about the amazing legacy of documentation from alumnus Linus Pauling and other gems in the OSU Library’s Special Collections. Chris Petersen of Special Collections will be your guide to the diverse and fascinating Pauling Collection, which illuminates the brilliance, … Continue reading

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Cookies in the Quad

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Valley Library remodel! Look how far we’ve come… 2009 marks the 10th anniversary of a major remodel on the 1963 Kerr Library building. In 1999, the $47 million 3-year renovation project was complete and … Continue reading

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Ava Helen Miller Pauling: Linus Pauling’s Greatest Discovery

Ava Helen Miller was born the tenth of twelve children on a farm near Oregon City, Oregon on December 24, 1903. After graduating from Salem High School, she attended Oregon Agricultural College, where she met Linus Pauling in 1922, her … Continue reading

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