Daily Archives: May 1, 2009

New finding aids for April!

The following 9 finding aids for OSU Archives collections were prepared in April 2009. Records for all of the collections are available (or will be soon) through the OSU Libraries’ Catalog, Summit Navigator, and Worldcat. One of these finding aids is for a collection acquired in 2009; 6 are for collections received in 2008; and 2 are for collections for which there was previously no information available online. The OSU Archives now has 393 finding aids in NWDA.

Bluebird Habitat Research Records, 1975-2004

  • This collection documents the Bluebird Trail project of the Audubon Society of Corvallis to install and monitor bluebird nesting boxes in Corvallis and the surrounding area in an effort to reestablish local breeding populations. It was donated to the Archives in 2008.

Brown, Walter S., Photograph Album, 1919-1942 (P 274)

  • This albums consists of more than 400 images taken or assembled by Brown during trips throughout the United States and Canada documenting agricultural operations, especially orchards and processing facilities. Brown was a horticulturist and faculty member at Oregon State College from 1913 until his death in 1942. The album was donated to the Archives by his grandson in 2008.

Crop and Soil Science Department Videotapes, 1999-2006 (FV P 134)

  • This collection consists of 26 videotape recordings of lectures presented in OSU’s sustainable agriculture seminar series. The videotapes were transferred to the Archives in 2009.

Eltzroth, Merlin S., Papers, 1971-2005

  • The Eltzroth Papers consist of field notes compiled by Eltzroth about first and second recorded sightings of birds that are rarely seen in Oregon and a personal history written by Eltzroth. Merlin S. Eltzroth earned a BS degree in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University in 1974. The papers were donated to the Archives in 2008.

Fisheries and Wildlife Department Photographs, 1938-1971 (P 179)

  • This collection of 400 photographs documents fisheries and wildlife students, faculty, teaching, and research at Oregon State University, especially the research activities of the Oregon Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. The collection includes images of the annual big game field trips and of a fish pond field day in Jefferson County for school children.

Gibson, Vane G., Collection, 1908-1937

  • The Gibson Collection consists of two photograph albums, a clippings scrapbook, and related materials documenting the student years of Gibson and his wife, Fern Loughridge Gibson, at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) and their activities during the 1920s and 1930s. Vane G. Gibson attended OAC from 1908 to 1912; Fern Loughridge attended OAC from 1908 to 1911.

Jenkins, Merle T., Papers, 1913-1974

  • The Jenkins Papers document Jenkins’ student years at Oregon Agricultural College and his career as an agronomist and developer of corn hybrids. The collection includes a photograph album of images taken or assembled by Jenkins about this student years in 1913-1918; correspondence; certificates and diplomas; publications, ephemera; and artifacts. The materials were donated to Crop and Soil Science Department by Jenkins’ nieces and nephews and were transferred to the Archives in 2008.

Oregon State University Mothers Club Records, 1933-2007

  • The Oregon State University Mothers Club Records document the activities and programs of the statewide Mothers Club organization as well as the Eugene and Springfield, Corvallis, Pendleton, and Salem Units. The Mothers Club (also known as the Moms Club) was established in 1933; the Eugene and Springfield Unit was the last active unit until it disbanded in 2008. The records of that unit were donated to the Archives in 2008.

Wagner, Effie L., Scrapbook of the Women’s Debate Tour, 1928

  • This scrapbook documents the 1928 Women’s Debate Tour by three members of the Oregon Agricultural College varsity women’s debate squad. The three-week tour to Washington, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and California was the longest every taken by the women’s squad at that time. The scrapbook consists of a narrative journal of the trip, photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. It was compiled by Effie Wagner, one of the team members, and was donated to the Archives by family member in 2008.

Welcome OSU Moms!

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Let’s hope the sun shines on the moms…

Mom’s Weekend originated in 1923 as Women’s Day when mothers came to campus to support women students — it grew and transformed into Mothers’ Weekend and in the 1930s, sons began inviting their moms to visit campus as well.

For a complete schedule of events, consult the Gazette Times article “Moms flock to OSU for a big weekend.”