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Linus Pauling and his legacy; other SCARC holdings; oral history; OSU Libraries Resident Scholar Program.

Chris Petersen

Senior Faculty Research Assistant

Phone: (541) 737-2810
Mailing Address: 121 The Valley Library , Oregon State University , Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Fax: (541) 737-8674
Primary Duties:

Development of projects related to the life and work of Linus Pauling; arrangement and description of paper collections and digital objects; other digital initiatives; student supervision; Resident Scholar Program; oral history.

Brief CV

B.S. History. Oregon State University. 1999. B.S. Sociology. Oregon State University. 1999.


Selected Publications:
Petersen, Chris and Cliff Mead, eds. The Pauling Catalogue – Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Libraries, (Six volumes, 2006). Petersen, Chris. "Linus Pauling and the Nature of the Chemical Bond: A Documentary History,"D-Lib, 11, 1 (January 2005). Petersen, Chris. "Pauling's Molecule," letter to the editor of Chemical and Engineering News, (January 15, 2001): 8.
Selected Presentations:
"Doing Oral History at OSU: A Tale of Three Time Zones," Library Faculty Seminar Series, Oregon State University Libraries, February 15, 2013. Session Chair: "The Scientist as Public Citizen," The Scientist as Educator and Public Citizen: Linus Pauling and His Era, Oregon State University, October 29-30, 2007. "A Stroll Through the Pauling Catalogue," Library Faculty Seminar Series, Oregon State University Libraries, December 8, 2006.


Library committees:
Messenger Editorial Committee