Micronesians are in the process of becoming independent nation-states after nearly a
century of colonial rule, including four decades of U.S. administration as the Trust
Territory of the Pacific Islands. Pressures to attain self-sufficiency have led many of these
island nations to embrace tourism as an economic development strategy. Meanwhile,...
A number of historians of science have been involved
in studying the nature of biology at the turn of the
century, and the picture that they have developed describes
biology during this time as a field struggling to define
itself. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries, biologists were...
This thesis will address the transformation of biological sciences during the
1930s and 1940s and it effects on fisheries science. It will focus on Oregon State
College and specifically the Department of Fish and Game Management and the
interaction with the Oregon Game Commission. Support for mutation theory and neo-...
Reinhabitation is an approach to building local cultures and economies within industrial society. The food system is a vital starting point. What are the principles of reinhabitory food systems? What are the possibilities for a locally adapted food system in the Marys River region of western Oregon? I describe past...
This thesis documents a period of ecological and cultural change on a Willamette
Valley, Oregon landscape. In particular, this study examines the Peavy Arboretum area
and the cultural changes that accompanied the transformation of the landscape from an
oak savannah in the mid-nineteenth century to a dense Douglas-fir forest in...
This study describes and analyzes Oregon Trail related
exhibits of eleven museums and two interpretive centers
that are geographically located along the Oregon Trail
from Baker City, Oregon to Portland, Oregon. The exhibits
were featured at the facilities during the 1993 Oregon
Trail Sesquicentennial, a celebration that was initiated
This thesis examines three newspapers in Corvallis and Salem,
Oregon: the Corvallis Gazette-Times, the Oregonstatesman (Salem)
and the Community Press (Salem). It examines the histories of the
Gazette-Times and the Oregon Statesman as family-owned papers, and their current status as properties of newspaper chains. Based
on interviews of key staff...
The purpose of this study was twofold. One purpose
was to investigate the clothing worn by the adult members
of the Wasco and Warm Springs Indians. Six periods of time
Period I - 1805-1811
Period II - 1870's-1880's
Period III - 1900-1905
Period IV - 1950's-192-0's
The 109-year-old Porter house in Shedd, Oregon is one of few
remaining, well-preserved examples of Rural Gothic architecture in the
Willamette Valley. This study attempts to record its history: the
economic circumstances which led the pioneering David Putnam Porter
family to build this relatively large house, the family background,
The purpose of this study was to identify the effective teaching
characteristics of teachers who participated in the Mentor-Teacher
Program and teachers who did not, and then determine if there were any
significant differences between the three groups of teachers: (1)
Mentor-Teacher Program interns (G.T.A.'s), (2) outstanding O.S.U.