Daily Archives: October 1, 2008

What to pack…

campIn honor of the historical recipe extravaganza on the 17th, the Archives staff will be giving you a glimpse into our recipe files! As we get ready to set forth on our month-long adventure, it seemed only appropriate to share the 1913 edition of “A bulletin on camp cookery issued by the Extension Division of the Oregon Agricultural College for special use of forest rangers, campers and sportsmen” by Ava Milam Clark.

One Month’s Supplies for One Man on a Forest Trip

  • 15 lbs. flour (includes flour, pancake flour, cornmeal, in proportion to suit)
  • 15 lbs. meat (bacon or boned ham)
  • 8 lbs. rice
  • 1/2 lb. baking powder
  • 1 lb tea
  • 150 saccharine tablets
  • 2 lbs. sugar
  • 8 lbs. cereal
  • 1 lb. raisins
  • Salt and pepper
  • 5 lbs. beans
  • 3 lbs. or 1/2 dozen erbswurst*
  • 2 lbs. or 1/2 dozen dried vegetables
  • 2 lbs. dried potatoes
  • 1 can Baker’s eggs

If you’d like to see the entire bulletin, with all her tips for travel, you can view it in ScholarsArchive@OSU.

Happy Oregon Archives Month!

movie.jpgIt’s that special month where we celebrate our history! The OSU Archives has a host of activities to keep everyone busy, full, and entertained all month. Following the theme “Eat, Walk, Watch” please join us for one of these events:

10/8: Walk through OSU’s Building History
Join Larry Landis for his buildings tour and learn about our historic campus.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, meet on the east side of Benton Hall.

10/17: Taste of the ‘Chives: A Historical Recipes Showcase
Karl McCreary hosts a fabulous event featuring food prepared by Library staff and others—straight from the recipes in our historic publications.
Friday, October 17, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM in the Willamette Seminar Room East, 3rd floor of The Valley Library

10/22: Archives Film Fest
Join Karl McCreary again to watch 4 short films from the OSU Archives collections.
Wednesday, October 22, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM in the Willamette Seminar Room East, 3rd floor of The Valley Library

10/30: Haunting for History
Get scared senseless with tales of terror! Grab your flashlight and join Tiah Edmunson-Morton for a ghostly tour through the 2 main campus quads.
Thursday, October 30, 6:30PM – 7:30 PM, meet in the Archives on the 3rd floor of The Valley Library