The Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives
at the Valley Library is celebrating its third year and expanded collecting
areas. In August
2013, the library’s Special Collections and Archives Research Center
established the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives (OHBA), the first archives in the
country dedicated to collecting materials related to the history of hops and
the needs of researchers, the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives is broadening its
reach to include the history of home brewing, cider, mead, barley farming and
research, and the pre-Prohibition eras.
celebrate the expansion of the collecting areas and the three-year anniversary,
OHBA is releasing a photo per day for three months beginning on August 1. The
photos will be on “The Brewstorian” blog (http://thebrewstorian.tumblr.com/) and OHBA's Twitter and Facebook
are so proud of the support we've gotten over the past three years and are
excited to broaden our collecting areas to cover more topics, more time
periods, and more territories," stated Tiah Edmunson-Morton, an archivist at the
Valley Library and the curator for the library’s Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives (OHBA).
archives includes the papers of world-renowned beer historian Fred Eckhardt;
oral histories with growers, brewers and scientists; the records of the Oregon
Hop Growers Association; extensive industry periodicals and book collections;
homebrew club newsletters; photographs; memorabilia and advertising materials
from Oregon breweries; and OSU research on plant disease, breeding and
processing that dates to the 1890s.
an archive unlike any other — one that allows scholars to research seriously
the craft beer revolution and the rich agricultural history of hops upon which
good beer rests,” says Peter A. Kopp, author of “Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.”
about the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives collections is at http://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/brewingarchives.