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“Catching Birds with a Camera” ~ the OHS exhibit comes to OSU

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We are so excited to be hosting the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) exhibit “Catching Birds with a Camera: Finley, Bohlman and the Photographs That Launched Oregon’s Conservation Movement” from February – July 2019!

OHS curated and hosted the exhibit in 2018 as an extension of a joint grant project between OHS and SCARC. During 2016-2017, both institutions collaborated on the project “Reuniting Finley and Bohlman” to make more than 40 years of photographs, manuscripts, publications, correspondence, and other materials created by William Finley, Irene Finley, and Herman Bohlman available online. The digitization effort allows the collection, which is physically divided between the OHS and SCARC to be united in its entirety for researchers and conservationists to access online. Included in the project are nearly 7,000 images and over 8,000 pages of manuscript materials that are available at digitalcollections.ohs.org and oregondigital.org/sets/finley-bohlman

William L. Finley’s interest in wildlife conservation began when he and his boyhood friend, Herman T. Bohlman, began photographing birds around Oregon at the turn of the twentieth century. Photos and manuscripts by noted conservationist William L. Finley, his wife Irene, and Herman T. Bohlman helped in establishing wildlife refuges in Oregon. The photographs include Finley and Bohlman’s trips to Malheur Lake, the Klamath Lakes, and Three Arch Rocks on the Oregon coast – and, these photographs played a key role in President Theodore Roosevelt’s decision to create wildlife refuges at those locations. A fourth wildlife refuge in Corvallis was named in honor of William Finley. More information about Finley can be found on The Oregon Encyclopedia

In addition, the project included a public lecture tour, “On the Road with Finley and Bohlman,” in which the exhibit curator and OHS’s digital services librarian, Laura Cray, gave a lecture series in various locations across the state. A recording of one of the lectures, along with a panel discussion and Q&A featuring Bob Sallinger, Tom McAllister, and Worth Mathewson, can be found online via OHS’s website “On the Road with Finley and Bohlman: Portland” In addition, Cray wrote an article for the Oregon Historical Quarterly “Finding Finley: Reuniting the Works of Naturalist William L. Finley through Digital Collaboration”

If you stop by SCARC and have interest in checking out our collections, be sure to review:

Also, we’ve blogged quite a bit about Finley’s work, so be sure to peruse our many Speaking of History blog posts about Finley

And now, photos of the exhibit!

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The “Getting Our Goat” video is available online – a very well spent 15 minutes of your time if you ask us.

Plus, we have a mini-display just outside the main exhibit cases…

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We hope you stop by in the coming months to view the exhibit!

Oregon Archives Month 2016!

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OSULP’s OAM 2016

SCARC is so excited for another great set of events planned for 2016 Oregon Archives Month – all of which are free and open to the public!

We have three events in October:

Hear the Stories: Oregon African American Railroad Porters Oral History Collection
A presentation by Michael Grice, oral historian, filmmaker, and educator, sharing the stories of Oregon’s African American railroad porters.
Location: 5th Floor SCARC Reading Room in the Valley Library
Date: Wednesday, Oct 12th
Time: 3-5pm

Recipe Showcase “Taste of the ‘Chives”
Celebrate the legacy of Obo Addy at the launch of the new i-Book on the Obo Addy Legacy Project with a showcase of prepared selections from the organization’s Hot and Spicy Cookbook.
Location: Willamette Rooms, 3rd Floor of the Valley Library
Date: Friday, October 21st
Time: noon-1:30pm

Glitter in the Archives! Using History to Imagine Queer and Trans Futures
An opportunity for community members to participate in an evening of crafting using archival materials and, of course, learn about OSQA (OSU Queer Archives) and OSU + Corvallis area queer history.
Location: 5th Floor SCARC Reading Room in the Valley Library
Date: Wednesday, October 26th
Time: 4-6pm
This event is also a part of the OSU Pride Center’s Queer History Month

Also, if you are headed to the Oregon Archives Crawl  in Portland on Saturday, October 8th, 11am-3pm, be sure to stop by the OSU table!

And coming to the SCARC Reading Room in November in celebration of OSU’s Year of Arts and Science, join us for two more events:

Photograph 51
A play about the famous photo by scientist Rosalind Franklin that led to Watson and Crick’s discovery of DNA.
Date: November 2nd
Time: 7pm

“Collections at the Center”
A public talk by historian William Robbins and archival materials from SCARC’s historical collections.
Date: November 3rd
Time: 4pm

A Whole Month to Celebrate Archives!

OSU Archives 50th Anniversary Display

Celebrate Oregon Archives Month and the OSU Archives 50th Anniversary!

Check out our latest display for a look into the behind-the-scenes past of the Archives – you’ll find out 50 years worth of fun facts like who the first OSU archivist was and which campus buildings have housed the archives, plus you’ll get to see images of previous decades archives fashions and technologies. 

Come see the display in the 3rd Floor Archives Reading Room and check out the Digital Collection in Flickr

And as an added bonus, we have another Flickr Set for you…

Over the past year, two archives student workers have been curating displays almost every month – find out how they do it by browsing through their Flickr Set Under Glass and In PowerPoint

Want to learn more? Contact Oregon Multicultural Librarian Natalia Fernández at natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

Exhibit Co-Curated by OSU University Archives Student Workers Kelsey Ockert and Ingrid Ockert with special thanks to Archivist Karl McCreary

Hats off to OSU!

Check out our latest display in which we celebrate OSU! In our summer display “Hats off to OSU!” you’ll see hats, of course, along with patches, ear muffs, and even an OSU doll!  

Come see the display in the 3rd Floor Archives Reading Room and check out the Digital Collection in Flickr!

Want to learn more? Contact Oregon Multicultural Librarian Natalia Fernández at natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

Exhibit Co-Curated by OSU University Archives Student Workers Kelsey Ockert and Ingrid Ockert

Pride at OSU!

Pride Month Display

Have you heard of Pride Week, Coming Out Day, and the Lavender Graduation? These are all OSU’s Rainbow Continuum traditions. The organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQQI) students, and allies meets in the OSU Pride Center. Although the Pride Center opened in 2004, its history and the Rainbow Continuum’s history date back to 1976 when the Barometer ran a small announcement, calling for people to meet at the Women’s Resource Center to discuss “the needs of gay people.”

Want to know more? Come see the display in the 3rd Floor Archives Reading Room and check out the Digital Collection in Flickr!

Want to learn more? Contact Oregon Multicultural Librarian Natalia Fernández at natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

Exhibit curated by OSU University Archives student worker Kelsey Ockert.

Asian Pacific Islander Student Groups at OSU!

Did you know that there was a Hui O Hawaii Club established in 1951? Did you know that just this Spring Term the Teow Chew Association was established? OSU has a long history of Asian Pacific Islander student groups on campus that host various events to share their traditions and cultures with the student body and Corvallis community as a whole.

Want to know more? Come see the display in the 3rd Floor Archives Reading Room and check out the Digital Collection in Flickr!

Want to learn more? Contact Oregon Multicultural Librarian Natalia Fernández at natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

Exhibit co-curated by OSU University Archives Student Workers Kelsey Ockert and Ingrid Ockert.

Happy Anniversary to the OSU Press!

OSU Press 50th Anniversary Display

In 1961, Oregon State University officially established a small academic press. What started off quite small is now internationally recognized as a premiere publishing source about the Pacific Northwest.

The OSU Press has had fifty years of experience publishing a variety of nonfiction works in a variety of formats. Once featuring items such as scientific journals and atlases, now they focus on books that spotlight the rich environmental and natural history, culture, social and scientific issues, and literature of our region.

Want to know more? Come see the display in the 3rd Floor Archives Reading Room. Before or after your visit, be sure to check out both digital collections in Flickr including Paging through the Past: A Celebration of OSU Press’ 50th Anniversary and A Captivating Catalog Collection!

Want to learn more? Contact Oregon Multicultural Librarian Natalia Fernández at natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

Exhibit curated by OSU Press Intern Angela Saraceno and University Archives Student Worker Ingrid Ockert.