It’s hard to believe this month is over… We had a film fest, tours, historical goody treats, and some crawling (not in that order). Read on and read more!
Starting off the month on October 4th, in honor of the OSU athlete extraordinaire and Heisman Trophy winner Terry Baker we showed the 1963 TV documentary produced by KATU-TV, “A Day in the Life of Terry Baker.”
Once upon a time history-loving folks crawled around Portland talking to archivists. These archivists had brought information goodies from far and wide to share with the masses. Nope, this no fairy tale! On October 6th, SCARC staff and student workers journeyed to the far north end of our state (Portland) to join other culture and historic organizations for the Oregon Archives Crawl. To quote the Crawl website, there were “over 25 archives and heritage organizations in getting in touch with history and having fun doing it!” There were four host locations: Portland Archives and Records Center, Portland State University Library, Multnomah County Central Library and the Oregon Historical Society and at each site visitors met with “archivists, historians and other representatives from organizations that devote their time to preserving the past so that it will be available for you and future generations to use.” And yes, there is a Flickr set.
Chris Petersen led visitors on a tour of the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers on October 10th, highlighting the diverse and fascinating components of the Paulings’ Collection.
On October 26th Special Collections and Archives staff Anne Bahde and Trevor Sandgathe offered a fascinating glimpse into OSU’s oldest and rarest volumes that include cuneiform tablets, fine bindings, and incunabula. Check out the Flickr set and rare books site.
Fall in all its fiery hues and cold winds makes for good cooking when we look to the old standards to fill us up and keep us cozy. So it is in this spirit, that we hosted the annual Taste of the ‘Chives Recipe Showcase on October 29th — and took a bunch of pictures! This year we added an element of competition to the event and asked people to vote for the tastiest dish with pocket change (which was donated to the Linn Benton Food Share to keep other bellies filled). Fish pie won! Want to explore the many online offerings we have for recipes from days of yore? Check in ScholarsArchive.
Remember the Friday Feature “Ten Little Lessons on Vitamins“? Well these 10 Little Baking Club Lessons offer another view of cooking and health!
Brought to you from the Oregon Agricultural College Extension Service and Boys & Girls Industrial Clubs in 1916, these delicious little bulletins provide wonderful lessons for kids learning to cook.
Get inspired and get cooking! To find the full text of each, visit ScholarsArchive and search for “Baking Club Lessons.”
And don’t forget to Taste those ‘Chives Monday at noon.
We’ve rocketed into cold, wet, wintry feeling weather in the mid-Willamette Valley… Which brings to mind cozy kitchens, warm ovens, and bellies full of sweet treats and big loaves of bread! Following the food focus of the week, I wanted to offer up some more yummy recipes for you to consider for next week’s Taste of the ‘Chives (October 29 for those who may have missed it).
With our annual recipe event “Taste of the ‘Chives” happening next week, I’m sure you are ready for some ideas for what you’ll bring to share, so today I share with you another gem from the Gerald Williams Collection, “The Lookout cookbook : Region one.”
The Lookout cookbook : Region one
What do I suggest? Try “Sweet Potato Biscuits” on page 11, “Cream of Corn Soup” on page 18, and “Salmon Wiggle” on page 21. But please, please, please, someone has to make “Shipwreck” on page 26!
In case you aren’t up for exploring on your own, here are the recipes…
Some may have heard that we’ll be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women’s voting in Oregon in a few weeks. Some may also know that we have some great neighbors in this neck of the archives woods!
Edith Green Collection — all boxed up
Last week I picked up 5 boxes at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library from the Edith Green Collection so students in Dr. Marisa Chappell’s Women in Politics class could get their hands on the real stuff of history.
In case you don’t know about Edith Green, I recommend taking some time to get to know her history. For more, I turned to The Oregon Encyclopedia site.
Democrat Edith Starrett Green represented Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District from 1955 through 1974. During her twenty years in the U.S. House of Representatives, she gained a national reputation for her leadership in shaping federal education policy and her advocacy for equal rights for women. She was known for her independence, tenacity, and ability.
Want to know even more about Green? You’ll find some good information and external sources by perusing the Wikipedia article on Green and by reading the Women in Congress article on Green.
Want to know more about the collection? Check out the Guide to the Edith Green Papers (1955-1975) on NWDA.
It should come as no surprise that archivists just really love old stuff… SCARC staff are really quite lucky to have such fabulous opportunities to see, read, add, and work with great collections and great people.
For the Friday Feature this week I want to share a few of my favorite things!
Taste of the ‘Chives delicious dishes… Remember you can taste for yourself on Oct 29!
From 2009 Cheese & Pimiento Salad: “Stuff canned pimientos with cream cheese, cut into slices, and serve one or two slices to each person on lettuce leaves with French dressing.”
This is the sixth version of Benny Beaver, and the fifth version of Benny’s costume (used 1984-1998).
From the Eta Sigma Gamma, OSU Alpha Tau chapter (Health Science Honorary) Collection…
Bike trip? Flickr folks pose
“Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hardin meet Woodsy Owl. Woodsy is the newest environmental symbol of the United States,” from the Gerald Williams Collection circa 1970.
What are some of your favorite things? Let me know at email@example.com!
We’re celebrating homecoming by hosting an open house this Saturday, October 20th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Come see us on the 5th floor of the Valley Library in the Special Collections & Archives Research Center reading room.
During your visit you’ll be able to learn about OSU’s unique and historical collections, including the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers; view materials from past OSU Homecoming celebrations; and watch historic football films featuring Terry Baker, OSU’s 1962 Heisman Trophy winner.
We’ll also have a full complement of Beaver yearbooks and Daily Barometers available for those wishing to take a trip down memory lane.
This is the first of three football Saturday open houses that we will be hosting. The others will be held on Saturday, November 3rd (OSU vs. ASU/Dad’s Weekend) and Saturday, November 24th (Civil War Weekend). As with this coming Saturday, each of the November events will be held from 10:00-2:00.
For additional information, please contact us at 541-737-2075 or scarc[at]oregonstate[dot]edu
Once upon a time history-loving folks crawled around Portland talking to archivists. These archivists had brought information goodies from far and wide to share with the masses. Nope, this no fairy tale!
Oregon Archives Crawl 2012
Last weekend several SCARC staff and student workers journeyed to the far north end of our state (Portland) to join other culture and historic organizations. To quote the Crawl website, there were “over 25 archives and heritage organizations in getting in touch with history and having fun doing it!” There were four host locations: Portland Archives and Records Center, Portland State University Library, Multnomah County Central Library and the Oregon Historical Society. And at each site visitors met with “archivists, historians and other representatives from organizations that devote their time to preserving the past so that it will be available for you and future generations to use.”
Want to see more? Check out our Flickr set!
Want to know more? Read about the Crawl!
Fall in all its fiery hues and cold winds makes for good cooking when we look to the old standards to fill us up and keep us cozy.
So it is in this spirit, that we bring to you the annual Taste of the ‘Chives Recipe Showcase!
You too can join us in sampling (AND COOKING!) dishes inspired by recipes featured in a variety of OSU sources from Extension circulars to student organization cookbooks to faculty newsletters.
- When? Monday, October 29th, Noon to 1:00
- Where? Willamette Rooms-third floor of the Library
Samplers are always welcome, but cooks are super-welcome!
So if you want to try your hand at recreating the flavors of the past, there many sources of online recipes in ScholarsArchive: http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/
- Hint: search using words of foods like “carrots” or things like “menu” or “cookbook.”
This year we’re adding an element of competition to the event, so you can vote for the tastiest dish with your pocket change which will be donated to the Linn Benton Food Share to keep other bellies filled. There will be prizes to the cooks of the top five yummiest dishes!
Any questions? Contact Karl McCreary, OSU Collections Archivist.
Hope to see you there!
Fun finds come in small accessions. This week we received a new bundle of historical goodness from Student Media Services (of all places!) to add to our Sigma Delta Chi collection.
“What is Sigma Delta Chi and why would they have a need for such fancy outfits?” you may be asking yourself…
The Oregon State Chapter of the Sigma Delta Chi national professional fraternity in journalism was established in December 1920 to promote and encourage professional ideals and stimulate high standards of scholarship. Members were selected based on scholarship, leadership, and a commitment to enter the journalism profession after graduation.
“Holy smokes, what might I find in this collection?” you might wonder… The Sigma Delta Chi Oregon State Chapter Records
document the membership and activities of the student chapter of the national professional fraternity in journalism, which was established at Oregon State University in 1920. The records include correspondence, membership rosters, reports, publications, and a constitution.
And, of course, pamphlets for garb and paraphernalia… Curious and want to know more?
Photographs of the members and activities of Sigma Delta Chi during the 1930s are part of the Journalism Department Photographs (P 208) and correspondence pertaining to the founding of the chapter is available in the Journalism Department Records (RG 091). The Memorabilia Collection (MC-Sigma Delta Chi) includes a 1926 pamphlet prepared by Sigma Delta Chi, Getting Out an Effective High School Annual. The records of the Oregon State chapter of Theta Sigma Phi, the women’s journalism professional society are also held by the Archives as well as the papers of several journalism faculty and alumni: Ted Carlson, Hope Chamberlin, and Fred M. Shideler.