Monthly Archives: December 2015

New guides for November

Wondering what new guides are available for your research and reading pleasure? The following is a list of 5 finding aids for SCARC collections that were completed or updated during November 2015.

Employees of the Kerr Library, ca. 1960s. Library Photograph Collection (P 083)



Two of the guides are for new collections received in 2015. One is for a collection that previously had only minimal information available online.  One is for a collection for which we received a major addition in 2014; and one is an update to bring the guide in-line with our current descriptive standards and practice.

New collections received in 2015:

Library Gifts and Exchange Department Records, 1951-2004 (RG 261)

These records document the donation of gift books and journals to the Oregon State University Libraries and the exchange of materials with other libraries and repositories. Tilles was the Gifts and Exchange Librarian until 1976, when Karen Starr assumed the position.

Student Incidental Fees Committee Records, 1993-2012 (RG 258)

Memorial Union from Harriet's Photographic Collection.

The Student Incidental Fees Committee Records document budget requests, reviews, and recommendations for funding provided to Oregon State University units and student-led organizations from student fees.  The Committee is responsible for the allocation of fees paid by all student enrolled at Oregon State University.

Collection that received major addition in 2014:

Azalea House Records, 1953-2014 (MSS Azalea)

Azalea House, ca. 1950s. Dedicated in 1953, Azalea House was founded as a women's cooperative house. It was named after Rachel Sager Azalea. From the Gwil Evans Photographic Collection (P 082).

The Azalea House Records were generated and collected by the Azalea House women’s cooperative residence at Oregon State University and document the management of the co-op and the daily lives of the residents there during its operation from 1953 to 2014.  The collection includes more than 2300 photographs, a sound recording, photograph albums and scrapbooks, and a small quantity of electronic records.

Collection that previously had minimal information available online:

Annual Cruise, 1921-2000 (PUB 010-12a)

Cover image from the Annual Cruise, 1955.

The Annual Cruise was published each academic year from 1920 through 1975 by the Forestry Club as a yearbook for Oregon State forestry students and alumni.  The College of Forestry published three issues of theAnnual Cruise at the close of the 20th century in 1996, 1999, and 2000.  The publication includes articles on forestry topics, information about and photographs of forestry students and faculty, reports of Forestry Club activities, alumni news, and updates on current research activities.  All of the yearbooks in this collection and the 1920 Forest Club Annual are available online.

Updated finding aid:

Manley, Harold L., Collection, 1911-1949 (MSS Manley)

Lecture notes by Harold Manley from a numerical calculus class taught by W.E. Milne, 1940.

The Manley Collection consists of lecture notes and problem sets from mathematics and engineering classes as well as several mathematics and engineering textbooks.  Manley graduated from Oregon State College in 1940 with a BS degree in Civil Engineering.