Daily Archives: September 19, 2023

October is Oregon Archives Month!

We are so excited to be able to celebrate Archives Month in person with you all and are looking forward to seeing you at the following events:

Special Open House: Scrapbooks

What: Get glimpses from nearly a century of student experiences here at OSU in student scrapbooks during this Special Open House! These colorful, candid, and joyful documents of campus past were assembled by students from the 1910s through the 2010s.
Where: SCARC Reading Room, 5th floor, Valley Library
When: Wednesday, October 4, 10am to 1pm

Special Open House: Shannon Day Rettig Book Arts Collection

What: SCARC is excited to celebrate the gift of the Shannon Day Rettig Book Arts Collection. This collection of over 75 stunning artists’ books and fine press specimens will support book arts at OSU for years to come. Come explore selections from the collection, including rare fine press titles and unique, collaborative art pieces.
Where: SCARC Reading Room, 5th floor, Valley Library
When: Wednesday, October 18, 10am to 1pm

Add Glitter to the Archives: A Crafternoon with the OSU Queer Archives

Art created by 2016 Glitter in the Archives event attendees

What: “Glitter in the Archives” began in 2016 as part of both Oregon Archives Month and OSU’s Queer History Month celebrations. The crafternoon event, featuring copies of materials from the OSU Queer Archives, was hosted in the SCARC reading room and ran from 2016-2019, and it’s finally back! This year we are collaborating with the Libraries’ Crafternoon series and the event will be hosted in the main lobby of the library, hence the new name “Add Glitter to the Archives.”  As before, one of the main goals of this event is to use archival materials as a way to imagine queer futures, particularly as they pertain to OSU and the surrounding community. Participants will have the opportunity to donate their craft creations to OSQA if they would like to do so. For information and photos from past events, see the blog posts for Glitter in the Archives, 2016-2019 
Where: Main Floor Lobby, Valley Library
When: Thursday, October 19, 4:00 to 6:00pm

“The OSU Queer Archives: Reflecting on the Past and Imagining the Future”

What: The Oregon State University Queer Archives (OSQA) was established in the fall of 2014 with a mission to preserve and share the stories, histories, and experiences of LGBTQ+ people within the OSU and Corvallis communities. The creation and development of the OSQA was the product of a collaboration between an archivist Natalia Fernández, and a professor, Dr. Bradley Boovy, who engaged in community-based initiatives that helped to build the archive. Almost a decade after its establishment, Fernández shares her reflections on the evolution of the OSQA as well as ideas for its future. More information can be found on the Corvallis Museum website about the event; the lecture is free with admission to the museum, which is $5 general admission, free for students including OSU and LB, and free to youth and families who have SNAP.
Where: The Collins Education Center at the Corvallis Museum (411 SW Second Street, Corvallis, OR 97333)
When: Thursday, October 26, 10:30am to noon

Taste of the ‘Chives Recipe Showcase

What: Sample and celebrate the flavors of the Fisheries and Wildlife Coffee Club and the founder of this Friday morning tradition, Professor David L.G. Noakes! For this year’s Taste of the ‘Chives, we’ll be preparing recipes featured in “Baking Connections: Coffee Club Memorial Cookbook.”
Where: Willamette Rooms, Third Floor, Valley Library
When: Tuesday, October 31, noon to 1:30pm