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