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OSU Libraries News
Welcome to the OSU Libraries News and Events page!
September 27, 7 p.m., Corvallis
A conversation, reading, and book signing with
Robert Michael Pyle and Orion editor Jennifer Sahn
Old World Deli, 241 SW 2nd, Corvallis
Cosponsored by OSU Press, The Spring Creek Project, and Grass Roots Books and Music
Additional upcoming events
September 30, 7:30 p.m., Portland — Robert Michael Pyle and Orion editor
Jennifer Sahn. Audubon Society or Portland, 5151 NW Cornell
November 5, 7 p.m., Beaverton — Robert Michael Pyle at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
November 17 & 18, Portland — Robert Michael Pyle at Wild Arts Festival. Montgomery Park
Join Special Collections and Archives in celebrating history at OSU in with these four events in October:
Terry Baker on Film - Thursday, October 4th (12:00-1:00; Willamette Room West) - In honor of the OSU athlete extraordinaire and Heisman Trophy winner Terry Baker, we’ll going to show the 1963 TV documentary produced by KATU-TV “A Day in the Life of Terry Baker.” We’ll also show clips from football games played by Baker.
Tour of the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers - Wednesday, October 10 (3:00-4:00; SCARC Reference Room-5th floor) - Learn about the amazing legacy of documentation from alumnus Linus Pauling. Chris Petersen of SCARC will be your guide to the diverse and fascinating Pauling Collection, which illuminates the brilliance, creativity, and conviction of the Nobel- Prize winning Chemistry professor.
Tour of OSU Rare Book Collections- Friday, October 26 (noon-1:00; SCARC Reference Room-5th floor)- Get a peek at OSU’s oldest and rarest volumes in this tour of the Library’s fascinating rare book collections. Anne Bahde and Trevor Sandgathe of SCARC will show off this unique collection that includes cuneiform tablets, incunabula and fine bindings.
Recipe Showcase-Monday, October 29th (12:00-1:00 Willamette East)-Sample tastes of the past in this annual showcase of recipes featured in historic publications written by OSU students and staff. This year, you’ll have a chance to vote for your favorite fare with prizes available to the tastiest dishes. You can find these recipes in publications online at the OSU ScholarsArchive site.
Hope you can join us!
Karl McCreary-OSU Collections Archivist, SCARC
The Oregon State University Library Faculty Association invites all interested colleagues and friends to attend the first presentation of the 2012/2013 Seminar Series on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 10:00-11:30am. Moving from Institute to Network: Reflections on the Oregon Tribal Archives Institute chronicles a two-year project including the culminating event, the OSU-hosted Oregon Tribal Archives Institute held August 19-24, 2012. Made possible by a two-year Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) grant, the Institute was designed to address the need for in-depth archives and records management training for Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes to support and facilitate the preservation of the cultural sovereignty of tribal nations through their archival collections and records.
Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian, Tiah Edmunson-Morton, OSU Libraries’ Instruction and Outreach Archivist, and Larry Landis, Special Collections and Archives Research Center Director, collectively the Institute Planning Committee, will discuss the grant process, conducting site visits with all nine tribes’ records and archives personnel, creating needs assessment reports, designing a needs-based curriculum and planning a week-long conference. The committee will also reflect on the Institute itself and share future plans.
The presentation will take place in the Willamette Industries Seminar Rooms on the third floor of the Valley Library (VL 3622).
Please contact Uta Hussong-Christian, uta [dot] hussong-christian [at] oregonstate [dot] edu, with any questions.
The Oregon Multicultural Archives is celebrating Latino/a Heritage Month with a photographic exhibit documenting the Bracero Program in Oregon. The 102 photos in the collection document the migrant workers brought to Oregon by the Mexican Farm Labor Program in the 1940s.
Find out more on the Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post
Be sure to check out the Online Exhibit
Physical Display: 5th Floor of the Valley Library, September 12 – October 26, 2012
Exhibit Curation: Natalia Fernandez, Oregon Multicultural Librarian
Exhibit Design: Christy Turner, OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center Student Worker
For More Information Contact:
Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian
natalia [dot] fernandez [at] oregonstate [dot] edu
The OSU Libraries’ Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) assists in preserving the histories and sharing the stories that document Oregon's African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American communities.
The Valley Library is launching a new study room reservation system. It goes live on Monday September 17. No advance room reservations will be taken on the old system from September 14 – September 17. You can still make a booking at the circulation desk for immediate use. Thank you for your patience as we switch to a new booking system.
The Special Collections & Archives Research Center has partnered with the Benton County Historical Museum and Ball Studio to create “The Ball Studio Centennial Photography Exhibition.” The exhibit features the work of four generations of the Ball Family who have operated Ball Studio, which has chronicled daily life in Corvallis and other Oregon communities since 1912. Included are portraits; views of businesses, street scenes, landmarks, and of course OSU; aerial views and panoramic Cirkut view photographs. The exhibit opens tomorrow (August 31), with a public reception at the museum in Philomath from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit includes about 35 SCARC photographs. Kudos to Christy Turner for doing much of the selection work for the exhibit.
Special Collections & University Archives Research Center announces the first Resident Scholar lecture of the 2012-13 academic year, which is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5th at 2:00 in the Willamette Room (3rd floor of the Library). We are proud to welcome our Resident Scholar, Dr. Pnina Abir-Am of Brandeis University.
Title: "Pauling's Boys" and the
DNA Structure Mystery
Abstract: The talk inquires into the possible role of Pauling's close associates, widely known as 'Pauling's Boys', in Pauling's brief and puzzling engagement with DNA structure, 1951-1953. Based on archives opened since the 50th anniversary of this discovery, as well as recent SCARC acquisitions, most notably the Jack D. Dunitz Papers, the talk sheds new light on this still incomprehensible episode in the history of science. The talk is based on a chapter in a forthcoming book, DNA at 50: Memory, History, and Politics, which benefitted from NSF, NIH, and OSU Libraries sponsorship.
On the speaker: Pnina G. Abir-Am has been a Resident Scholar at the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center since 2007. Prior to that she held research and teaching positions at Johns Hopkins, UC-Berkeley, the University of Ottawa, and CNRS-Paris. She holds a Ph.D. from the French University of Montreal and an M.Sc. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, both in the history of science.
Pnina has published widely on the history of molecular biology, public memory, women in science, and science policy. For example, she was the first to establish the impact of the Rockefeller Foundation on the rise of molecular biology with several case studies from the 1930s, including Pauling's. (Social Studies of Science, 1982 & 1984) More recently, she has become interested in dramatizing the history of science and is currently looking for collaborators on a play focusing on Pauling's involvement with protein and DNA structures, among other preoccupations, in the 1930s and 1950s.
The Special Collections & University Archives Research Center has created a display of illuminated manuscripts on the 5th floor of the OSULibrary. These works are final projects from students in Priscilla West's ART 494 class from Spring 2012. After studying the history of manuscripts and visiting SCARC to see our illuminated Gradual, students created their own illuminated manuscripts as a final project. The display of the students’ projects will be available for viewing during normal library hours during September and October, just outside of the Special Collections & Archives Research Center on the 5th floor of the Library, near the elevators. You can also find a set on Flickr with more images of the projects. Read more about the project here: http://wpmu.library.oregonstate.edu/osu_archives/2012/08/22/art-494-illuminated-manuscripts-display/