Welcome. The Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections is home to a number of archival and book collections, most of which focus on the history of twentieth-century science and technology. Our primary mission is to preserve and provide access to the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers.
The remarkable story of Roger Hayward's life and work is the subject of the Special Collections & Archives Research Center's newest web release, Roger Hayward: Renaissance Man. Hayward (1899-1979) is best remembered as a scientific illustrator of great influence, who collaborated for many years with both Linus Pauling and Scientific American magazine.
Five Additional Years Added to Linus Pauling Day-by-Day
April 24, 2012
The years 1963-1967 have been added to the Linus Pauling Day-by-Day project, which seeks to document every day of Pauling's life. This latest release includes 25,320 activity listings, 448 scanned documents and 534 full-text transcripts which provide unprecedented insight into Linus and Ava Helen Pauling's interactions, travels and work.
February 28, 2012 - Nobel Prizewinner Roald Hoffmann to Speak in Portland, April 19th
February 7, 2012 - Rare Books and Manuscripts Highlighted in New Digital Exhibit