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This exhibit traces the development of the atomic age from the discovery of radioactivity in the late 1800s to the close of the Cold War near the end of the twentieth century. In so doing, the exhibit discusses the scientific, political and cultural ramifications of nuclear energy while at the same time acting as a learning curriculum for those interested in furthering their studies of the era. The exhibit narrative and images have been developed through extensive use of the History of Atomic Energy Collection at Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections.
The Mary McDonald Rare Book and Manuscript Collection provides the Oregon State University community with access to a wide range of rare and valuable manuscripts, books, and prints. The McDonald Collection contains items from both the sciences and humanities collected by Mary McDonald and Oregon State University for their historical significance and craftsmanship. This exhibit makes available the collection’s most striking items through a narrative history of the evolution of text production from approximately 3000 BCE to the 20th century and features examples from many of the world's most important intellectual and technological advances in printing.
Roger Hayward (1899-1979) was a talented artist, architect and inventor who is primarily remembered today for his distinct and prolific work as a scientific illustrator, collaborating for many years with Linus Pauling and Scientific American magazine, among others. This exhibit explores Hayward's life and work in greater detail, recounting along the way the fascinating story of a true American Renaissance man. At various points a poet and a puppeteer, Hayward was also an expert on optics who played an important role in the development of the Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. He was a remarkable individual whose life story is full of surprises.
This exhibit has been developed through extensive use of the Roger Hayward Papers, which are available for research in the Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Oregon State University Libraries.