Monthly Archives: August 2008

August Finding Aids

students-studying.JPGThe following 8 finding aids were completed (or updated) during August 2008 and loaded to NWDA (with PDFs on the OSU Archives website).

All have MARC catalog records in the OSU Libraries catalog, Summit, and Worldcat:

Army Specialized Training Corps Records, 1943-1946 (RG 059)

Association of Latin American Students Records, 1994-1999

Gellatly, Robert H., Photograph Collection, circa 1891-1899 (P 074)

Industrial Arts Department Motion Picture Film, 1944 (FV P 189)

KBVR Videotapes, 1979-1980 (FV P 170)

McIlvenna, Don E., Papers, 1970-1978

United States Department of Agricultural Aerial Photographs of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties, Oregon, 1972-1994 (P 267) [full]

Visual Instruction Department Lantern Slides, circa 1900-1940 (P 217) [full]

Other notes: most (7) are new finding aids, most (6) are collection-level finding aids, 3 are for collections for which we previously had no information available online, other than a title (RG 059, P 074, and P 267).


Historic Sites Database Now Online


The State Historic Preservation Office has made its master database of historic buildings and sites in Oregon available online. There are almost 45,000 records in the database, including National Register properties, surveys, and inventory records.

“This is still a rudimentary version,” said Roger Roper, the deputy state historic preservation officer. “There are many features we will be adding over the coming weeks, including the ability to run more complex searches and printout both site-specific data and summary data for groups of buildings. Please read the Disclaimer page for details about the limitations and the ‘coming attractions.'”

They are interested in your feedback, so please send your comments to