Daily Archives: March 30, 2009

We’re back on track and ready for researchers!

arch-map-sign.jpgWelcome to spring, that glorious time when grass is green, birds are singing, and flowers bloom — though the first day of spring term is starting off on a cloudy note …

This is a reminder that the University Archives is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm during the academic year. You’ll find Maps & Microforms reference service at our desk Monday through Thursday from 9am to 9p, Friday 9am to 5p, Saturday 1pm to 5pm, and Sunday 1pm to 9pm.

For those times when our desk is closed, please visit the 2nd floor reference desk for assistance. If you are online and wanting to know more about how to find items or work the machines on the 3rd floor, please check out our “Instructions & Tours” page on Flickr.

Back where we started: Back to the beginning of the OSU Archives

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It seems fitting that the last post to celebrate some of the women of OSU would be one for Harriet Moore, the first University Archivist. Actually, there’s no need for a new post — we’ve written about her before (March 2007, to be precise)! But people have a way of researching, and if they didn’t keep thinking, digging, and writing about the past archives would be a pretty sad place …

And Moore was dedicated to preserving and sharing our history. You’ll find her name on articles about Benton County, her research in historic timelines of the Willamette Valley, her quotes in the details of homes in the Oregon Inventory of Historic Places. She was thorough, exact, and passionate.
Read Theresa Hogue’s article “A love of graveyards unearths lost history,” October 2008, to learn more about Moore’s work with the Winema Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Check out the Benton County Historical Society page “Applegate Trail South: Corvallis to Yoncalla,” part of the A Chronology of the Old Oregon-California Trail series, for a timeline compiled by Moore and Kenneth Munford.