The Resident Scholar program, sponsored by Oregon State University
Libraries, awards stipends of up to $2,500 per month to visiting researchers
whose proposals detail a compelling potential use of the materials held in the Valley Library’s Special Collections and
Archives Research Center. Three scholars have been selected for summer
graduate, doctoral or post-doctoral students as well as independent scholars
are welcome to apply, and the resident scholars do a talk about their research
topic at the conclusion of their residency. Information about these lectures
will be available later after these lectures are scheduled.
Resident scholars are given
full ($2,500) or half ($1,250) scholarships per month that are renewable up to
three months (for a total maximum grant award of $7,500). A new round of
scholarship applications will be solicited in January 2017.
Here are the award recipients
for 2016 and descriptions of their proposals:
Babic, faculty, New York Institute of Technology
Our Souls: Food Activism and the Environmental and Women’s Movements,
doing an inquiry into the connections between women's activism in the environmental
and feminist movements and changes in American food ways. She seeks to place
food activism in the larger context of what was occurring politically and
socially across the United States during the 1960s-1990s. Babic has identified
several collections to review, including the Food Science and Technology
Department Records, the Nutrition and Food Management Department Records, and
the Oregon State Dames Club Records, among many others.
Hogstad, Ph.D. student, University of Colorado (recently completed master’s degree at Washington State University; entering Ph.D. program at University of Colorado in the fall)
on Rabbits Begins Sunday: Pest Control and the Urban/Rural Divide in Eastern
developing an examination of the social impact of different forms of pest
control, with specific focus on the transition from communal rabbit drives to
state-directed poisoning as a reflection of the shift in how eastern Oregonians
responded to environmental crisis and, in the process, illuminated the gulf
between urban and rural communities in Oregon. Hogstad’s research will focus
primarily on the Agricultural Experiment Station Records and the Extension
Kenny, emeritus, Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, B.C.)
Pauling, Eugenics, and the Bomb"
work is a study looking to add further insight into Linus Pauling's views on
eugenics through the prism of his research and rhetoric on the long-term
genetic dangers of atomic radiation. This research at the Valley Library will
build upon a paper that Kenny delivered at a 2013 symposium on scientific
recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize.