Category Archives: OMA

OMA at the 2019 LDRS Conference

This week the OMA attended the first ever Library Diversity and Residency Studies (LDRS) Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina. The conference focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in libraries, including but not restricted to Library Diversity Residency programs. The conference … Continue reading

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OMA Lecture at BCHS

The OMA was honored to be invited to the Benton County Historical Society 2019 Lecture Series to give a presentation titled “In Their Own Words: The Oregon African American Railroad Porters Oral History Collection” to an audience of over 50 … Continue reading

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Hattie Redmond History Featured on the Oregon Heritage Exchange Blog

Earlier this summer, the Oregon Heritage Commission Coordinator invited the OMA to write a blog post for the Oregon Heritage Exchange (OHE) blog as part of an initiative to help heritage organizations start planning ahead for the 2020 Centennial of … Continue reading

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Milagro in the Oregon Encyclopedia

In 2018 the Oregon Encyclopedia invited the OMA to write an entry about Milagro Theatre, and it is now published! In honor of the bilingualism featured in many of Milagro’s plays, the OE entry is available in both English and … Continue reading

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Social Justice Tour of Corvallis IV

For the fourth time, the OMA collaborated with the Ethnic Studies 553: Ethnohistory Methodology course taught by Professor Natchee Barnd. The students came to the archives to review OMA and OSQA materials, and visited the Benton County Historical Society archives … Continue reading

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Sundown Towns in Oregon, Spring 2019

It’s been about 5 years, and the OMA was delighted to collaborate once again with Professor Jean Moule on her course Sundown Towns in Oregon, based on the book Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism by James W. … Continue reading

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Interview About Women, Activism, and Voting

This spring term, Professor of History and Gender Studies Kimberly Jensen taught a course in which her Western Oregon University students contributed content to the Oregon Women’s History Consortium (OWHC). The OWHC includes online exhibits relating to women, activism, and … Continue reading

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EOP 50th Anniversary – BSU Walk Out Reenactment

This afternoon the OMA joined the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) in its kick off event to celebrate the program’s 50 year anniversary! The EOP was established as an administrative response to the 1969 Black Student Union Walk Out, so it … Continue reading

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An LSTA Grant for the Chuck Williams Photo Collection

“OSU Libraries receive grant money for activist photographic collection: Work of photographer Chuck Williams, including cultural events, Oregon landscapes, will be displayed at OSU” by Alexis Campbell, News Contributor, The Baro, May 13, 2019. The article (text below) is available … Continue reading

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The OMA and OSQA Featured in Archival Outlook

The OMA and OSQA are featured in the Society of American Archivists (SAA) newsletter “Archival Outlook” May/June 2019 issue! Back in August of 2018, the OMA and OSQA presented at the annual SAA conference held in Washington DC as part … Continue reading

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