SCARC completed 3 new finding aids October – December 2023 and updated 2 finding aids; as of the end of December, SCARC has 1141 finding aids in Archives West.
These finding aids are available through the Archives West finding aids database, the SCARC website, and the OSU Library discovery system a.k.a. “the catalog.” The links below are to the guides in Archon, SCARC’s finding aids website.
New collection guides created this quarter:
The Oregon State University Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Student Experience StoryCorps Collection is comprised of video recorded testimonies provided by EECS students from non-traditional or historically underserved backgrounds. The stories shared by these students are meant to document their experiences while also providing insight to university and industry leaders on approaches to improve support for Engineering students from underserved communities. The collection is entirely born digital and the raw video of each interview is available online.
The COVID-19 at Oregon State University Collection consists of materials submitted to or collected by multiple projects whose aim was to document university and community life during the COVID-19 pandemic. The collection includes submissions to a collecting initiative led by the Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC); two outreach activities sponsored by the OSU Libraries; and an additional collecting project led by OSU Psychology professor Regan Gurung. The collection also includes compilations of university- and library-wide broadcast emails communicating operations adjustments necessitated by the pandemic, as well as university social media posts reflecting the culture of remote work at OSU. The collection is rounded out by a print zine published by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, and an assortment of pandemic-related websites that have been preserved by SCARC staff within the Internet Archive. The collection is largely born digital, supplemented by a smaller paper component.
The Julie Green Papers document paintings and other art works created and exhibited by Art Professor Julie Green. Along with photographs of their pieces, this collection includes published information about exhibitions of Green’s art, in particular, “The Last Supper” series. Joining the Oregon State University Art Department in 2000, Green taught coursework in painting and drawing. They died in 2021.
Finding aids that were updated / expanded and re-uploaded to ArchivesWest:
*These finding aids are featured as part of SCARC’s reparative description work*
The United States War Relocation Authority Reports are comprised of more than fifty mimeographed reports detailing the operation of War Relocation Authority (WRA) concentration camps used to house Japanese American incarcerees during World War II.
The Mildred and Frank Miles Scrapbook of the Santo Tomás Internment Camp scrapbook includes documents and ephemera produced at Santo Tomás during the Miles’ imprisonment there, as well as materials written about the camp after liberation. Many materials document daily life in the camp. The Santo Tomás Internment Camp was created by the Japanese military after occupation of Manila, the capital of the Phillipines. It was located on the campus of the University of Santo Tomás in Manila, and housed over 4,000 incarcerees for nearly the entirety of World War II.