Oregon Digital joins MWDL!

We are pleased to welcome Oregon Digital to Mountain West Digital Library! Oregon is now the sixth state represented alongside Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming in MWDL. 

Oregon Digital is collaboratively managed by the Digital Scholarship Center of the University of Oregon Libraries and by Oregon State University Libraries. Three collections from each institution are now live in MWDL. Read on to learn more about each. 

University of Oregon Libraries

The Angelus Studio was a professional photographic company located in Portland, Oregon. The collection includes works by a variety of photographers and provides extraordinary documentation of the city of Portland, the Lewis & Clark Exposition of 1905, Oregon landmarks, and commercial operations including logging and fish packing.

A bird’s-eye-view of a busy street scene in Portland, Oregon. 

Doris Ulmann Photographs

Doris Ulmann’s early work includes a series of photograph portraits of prominent intellectuals, artists and writers: William Butler Yeats, John Dewey, Max Eastman, Sinclair Lewis, Lewis Mumford, Joseph Wood Krutch, Martha Graham, Anna Pavlova, Paul Robeson, and Lillian Gish. In 1932 Ulmann began her most important series, assembling documentation of Appalachian folk arts and crafts for Allen Eaton’s 1937 book, Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands.

Weaver, dyer, spinner, dyeing. Photograph from the Doris Ulmann collection.

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.

Black and white image of a child standing next to a pony that has a blanket on its back.

Oregon State University Libraries


The Illustrated Booklets were published by Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) during the 1910s and 1920s to promote and publicize the College to potential students and Oregon residents, and to provide vocational guidance to youth and young adults. This digital collection includes 29 booklets.

The cover of Landscape Architecture, published by the Oregon State Agricultural College, June 1929

The Ken Gray Insect Image Collection consists of prints and negatives depicting various types of insects at their larval and adult stages.

In his capacity as a pest specialist with the Pacific Supply Cooperative of Portland, Ken Gray photographed insects as part of a project to create a library of images. Assisted by OSU entomologists in the identification of insects, Gray donated these images to the OSU Extension Service in the mid-1970s. In a project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, the OSU Extension Service generated slides from 4300 of the Gray insect images and marketed them as aids in the certification of pesticide applicators to university entomology departments.

A picture of the spiny larval form of Hyphantria cunea (Fall webworm) on a leaf. 

The Oregon State University Yearbooks digital collection includes 111 yearbooks published by the students of Oregon State University, beginning with the 1894 HayseedThis keyword-searchable digital collection is a major resource for study of Oregon State’s campus history and culture in the twentieth century.

A picture of The Beaver yearbook cover from 1960. 

Thank you to the teams at both universities for all the hard work behind the scenes to make this happen! Welcome to MWDL, and we look forward to adding more collections in the near future!

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