The Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) was thrilled to collaborate with the “Untold Stories” class this year! The mission of the OMA is to assist in preserving the histories and sharing the stories that document Oregon’s African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American communities.

Established in 2005 by the OSU Libraries & Press, the OMA contains various collections showcasing how communities of color have contributed to the identity of the state of Oregon. The OMA also highlights significant people, events, and locations pertaining to the history of students, faculty, and staff of color in OSU’s history.

OMA collections include a variety of primary sources such as textual documents, oral histories, photographs, ephemera, audio/visual materials, as well as electronic and born digital records. Primary sources are the first-hand accounts of stories by told by the people who lived them and function as the evidence used to write history.

If you are interested in learning more about any of the histories shared in this book, have a story of your own to add to the historical record, or are curious to find out what other stories within the archives are yet to be told, please contact the OMA!


OMA Location and Contact Information

OSU Libraries & Press
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Reading Room, Valley Library, 5th Floor

Contact Information:
Natalia Fernández
Oregon Multicultural Archivist
(541) 737–3653


Untold Stories: Oral Histories of Faculty & Staff of Color at Oregon State University Copyright © by Made in Collaboration by OSUL&P's Oregon Multicultural Archives & the Students of ALS 199 "Untold Stories: Histories of People of Color in Oregon" U-Engage, Fall Term 2014. All Rights Reserved.


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