People driving trucks loaded with produce! (1925)
Our shelves are stocked, wagons loaded up, and meat counters are ready for you to pick the choicest cut of meat!
This week’s Flickr Commons set is an eclectic bunch of images loosely organized around the “people at a market” theme and is our newest addition to the “People Doing Stuff” collection. In addition to fun shop shots and street market construction, you’ll find a delightful group of images from the early days of the supermarket Berg’s in Salem, Oregon, including my favorite… The super-sized bucket of Karo!
A person carrying a can of Karo syrup at Berg's Supermarket, circa 1950
Celebrate with friends, celebrate with cake!
Just in time to commemorate the Special Collections 25th and OSU Archives 50th anniversaries, we merged departments to form the new Special Collections & Archives Research Center.
Though we are now beginning anew as one department, we connected with our past and each other during Homecoming Weekend 2011 in fourth floor rotunda of the Valley Library, welcoming former student workers and staff members, special guests, and a big cake!
Check out the new Flickr set — it will be just like being there, you know except for the cake…
The following 10 guides (finding aids) for Special Collections & Archives Research Center collections were completed or updated in August thru October 2011. Most have been loaded to the NWDA finding aids database; all are available online through either the Archives’ or Special Collections’ website. MARC records for most of the collections are available through the OSU Libraries’ Catalog, Summit Navigator, and Worldcat. Five of the guides are for new collections acquired in 2011; one is for a collection received in 2010. Two of the guides are for collections for which we previously had no information available online [Admissions Office Records (RG 163) and Lora Lemon Scrapbook] .
At the end of October 2011, the OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center had 588 finding aids in NWDA.
SCARC finding aids : August – October 2011
Tasting soy foods, circa 1945
You can do it at a party, a picnic, and a place you’ve never been… To celebrate our official launch into the holiday season, we’ve pulled together a whole new set of images for Flickr Commons dedicated to folks eating and drinking.
So grab your fork, napkin, and place at the table — time to munch!