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Oregon Explorer Photographs from the OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center

Photographs from the Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center collections pertaining to Oregon rivers, lakes, wildfires, logging, and related topics.

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Walter S. Bowman (1865-1938) Photographs, 1880s-1920s

Walter S. Bowman (1865–1938) was a professional photographer who worked in Pendleton, Oregon, from the late 1880s to the mid 1930s. Bowman’s photographs document daily life in Eastern Oregon, including special events such as the Pendleton Roundup.

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Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Slides and Photographs

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology collection contains a variety of images of marine and terrestrial organisms including vascular plants, diatoms, invertebrates, birds, mammals and fishes. Also included are images of land and water use, OIMB history and research.

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Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives

The Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives (OHBA) digital collection includes images, publications, and textual documents related to the history of hops and brewing in Oregon. Items in this digital collection range in date from the late 1800s to more recent publications from the 1980s. Of particular note from OSU's collections are The Hopper, The Oregon Hop Grower, The Pacific Hop Grower, meeting minutes and photos from the Oregon Hop Growers Association, and photographs from various university department and manuscript collections. Digital surrogates of items held at other repositories or in personal collections include issues of Fred Eckhardt's Amateur Brewer held at the Multnomah County Library, photos from Art Larrance’s personal collection of hops and brewing memorabilia, and photos of hops harvest from the Mt. Angel Abbey Library.

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Oregon Latino Heritage

The Oregon Latino Heritage digital collection showcases materials Latino heritage collections from University of Oregon Special Collections & University Archives. 

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Oregon Multicultural Archives

The Oregon Multicultural Archives Digital Collection consists of images that document the lives and activities of ethnic minorities in Oregon. The images are drawn from the archival collections that form the Oregon Multicultural Archives.

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The Siuslaw National Forest Collection

The Siuslaw National Forest (SNF) collection contains nearly 5,000 digital images from the late 1800s to the present that reflect changing forest management practices, landscapes, and people over the course of Siuslaw National Forest history.

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Western Waters Digital Library: Columbia River Basin

A collection of historical and contemporary photographs, maps, documents, and records focused on the Columbia River Basin.

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OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center

This collection is an online repository for all Oregon Digital items that have been digitized out of the Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center (SCARC). Home to Oregon State University's rare and unique materials, SCARC builds distinctive and unique collections in four signature areas: natural resources, the history of science, university history, and Oregon's multicultural communities. These collections encompass manuscripts, archives, rare books, oral histories, photographs, ephemera, audio/visual materials, electronic and born digital records.

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Picturing the Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla Tribes

Major Lee Moorhouse of Pendleton, Oregon was an Indian Agent for the Umatilla Indian Reservation and a photographer. From 1888 to 1916 he produced over 9,000 images which document urban, rural, and Native American life in the Columbia Basin, and particularly Umatilla County, Oregon. So extensive and revealing are Moorhouse’s images that his collection is one of the preeminent social history collections for Oregon.

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