The Valley Library’s Special
Collections and Archives Research Center is hosting an event on Thursday, January 26 at 4:00 p.m. in the SCARC Reading Room on the fifth floor of the Valley Library.
Chris Peterson, Natalia Fernández and
Tiah Edmunson-Morton will present “Catching Stories: The Oral History Tradition
at Oregon State University,” a talk and exhibit tour that traces the oral
history tradition at OSU from its beginnings, through the Horner Museum era,
and up to today. In recent years, our oral history work has coalesced into one
of the more active programs on the West Coast, and this talk will focus on
newer projects such as the OSU Sesquicentennial Oral History
Project, Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives,
and Oregon Multicultural Archives,
and the History of Science Oral History
Collection. We will also share a new initiative to provide access to
our oral histories using the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (http://www.oralhistoryonline.org/).
Following the presentation, guests will be provided with a tour of the new oral
history-focused exhibit in the SCARC foyer.
This event is the latest to be offered
by SCARC as part of our Collections at the Center series; more information can
be found at http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/cac.html.
Please contact Chris Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-2075 with