Oregon Archives Month was a month of fun!

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.




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