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December 2018 Guide Additions to SCARC Collections

SCARC completed 8 new or updated finding aids in December 2018.  Following is a list and a little information about what we accomplished.  You will see that materials from a couple of these collections are available online.  These finalized finding aids are available through the Archives West finding aids database, and the OSUL discovery system (a.k.a. “the catalog”).

  • Three of the guides are for collections that were only minimally described and are now fully processed.
  • Five  of the guides are for new collections received in 2013-2017.

Collections that were only minimally described and are now fully processed and described:

David Little Photograph Collection, 1903-1905 (P 126)

p103-little-portrait-600wThese photographs were assembled by David Charles Little, a student at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) from 1900 to 1905.  The collection documents student life at OAC in the early 1900s and includes images of the OAC Cadet Corps, student athletes, other students, and athletics staff.  All of the images in the collection are available online in Oregon Digital.

University Advancement Videotapes, 1983-2006 (FV 210)

fvp210-universityadvancement-600wThe University Advancement Videotapes include promotional videos and public service announcements in draft and completed forms, as well as compilations of raw footage collected to support the creation of these items.  Many of the projects described in the collection were created by a Portland-based advertising and marketing firm – Cappelli, Miles, Woltz and Kelly.  The collection also includes recordings of news snippets and external productions that are in some way related to OSU.  Several items from this collection have been digitized made available online.

G. Burton Wood Papers, 1908-1987 (MSS Wood)

hc1199-600wThese materials document Wood’s professional work as the Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station from 1966 to 1975 and as an agricultural economist.  The collection includes trip and meeting files, speeches, and reference materials.  G. Burton Wood was a faculty member in agricultural economics at Oregon State University from 1951 until his retirement in 1975.


New Collections:

Cooke Family Letters, 1867-1956 (MSS CookeFamily)

Family search_Joseph William Cooke_croppedThis collection consists of more than 100 letters written by members of the Herman Wilhelm Cooke family – an Oregon family who migrated to the Pacific Northwest in 1880.



William H. Maas Scrapbook, 1911-1943 (MSS Maas)

William H. MaasThe William H. Maas Scrapbook is comprised of newspaper clippings documenting the career and related activities of Sergeant William Henry Maas of the Portland, Oregon police force between 1911 and 1943.  Specifically, the clippings document such topics as notable crimes and fires in and around Portland, scandals within the Portland city police force and government, police force benefits and labor issues, Prohibition raids, and the policing of Japanese-Americans during World War II.  William Maas was born in Michigan in 1880; he lived and worked in Portland until his death in 1943.

Mary Margaret Smith-Watson Sewing Books, 1910-1955 (MSS SmithWatson)

MaryMargaret Schmitt_Yearbook 1942_Page_1These sewing books contain course notes for clothing and textile classes, clothing patterns, and fabric and stitch samples.  Mary Margaret graduated from Oregon State College with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics in 1942.


TRiO Student Support Services Records, 1976-2015 (RG 277)

TRIO-imageThese records include grant proposals, reports, committee records, and other materials that document the establishment and ongoing development of TRiO and related programs.  TRiO Student Support Services was established with the intent to provide students with academic growth and development opportunities, assist students with basic college requirements, and serve to motivate students toward successful completion of their post-secondary education.

Ujima Education Office Records, 1995-2013 (RG 266)

RG266-Ujima-BrochureThese records document the administration, event programming, and student outreach efforts of the Ujima Education Office at Oregon State University.  The collection contains documents assembled by Earlean Wilson Huey during her time as coordinator of the Office.  Established in 1997 to increase retention and recruitment of African American students at OSU, the office served a mainstay of African American identity and community at Oregon State for nearly two decades.