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Primary sources research, OSU history, historic photographs, preservation of archival materials, digital collections, historic preservation issues

Larry Landis

Director, Special Collections & Archives Research Center

Phone: (541) 737-0540
Office room number: VL 3751
Mailling Address: 121 The Valley Library , Oregon State University , Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Fax: (541) 737-0541
Primary Duties: Directs the Special Collections & Archives Research Center, which is the primary repository for the university's collections of historic, rare, and valuable books, manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia.

Brief CV


B.A., Social Science, 1980, University of North Texas

M.A., History, 1983, Texas Christian University Post graduate work in Archives Administration, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Texas at Austin

Research and Professional Interests:

Digital collections; historic photography; OSU history, especially campus development and architecture; architect John V. Bennes

Works In Progress:
Pictorial history of OSU -- "Looking at the Past to Build the Future." To be published by the OSU Press in Fall 2015.
Exceptional Merit Award, 2 004, Oregon State University Libraries


Selected Publications:

"Oregon State University: A Key Component of Benton County's History," in A Pictorial History of Benton County, pp. 72-82. Corvallis: Corvallis Gazette-Times, 2000.

"Disaster Preparedness: An Essential Function of Libraries and Archives," In Oregon Library Association Quarterly, Summer 1997

Review of Picturing Texas: The FSA-OWI Photographers in the Lone Star State, 1935-1943, In Journal of the West, July 1996 Oregon State University Archives and Records Management Handbook, with Michael Holland, Colene Voll and Elizabeth Nielsen, July 1993; revised editions April 1996 & February 2000

Selected Presentations:

"Where Collector Meets Scholar: An Archivist's View of the Gerald Williams Collection," presented at the 61st Pacific Northwest History Conference, Corvallis, Oregon, April 18, 2008

Landis, L. A. (2000). Oregon State University: A Key Component of Benton County's History. In A Pictorial History of Benton County (pp. 72–82). Corvallis-Gazette Times.


Professional Associations and Committees:

Society of American Archivists (SAA) -- member since 1983

Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) -- member since 1989 (charter member)

Northwest Archivists (NWA) -- member since 1991

NWA 2008 Nominations Committee NWA Education Committee, chair, 2007-2010

State Historical Records Advisory Board, 2004-2013

Oregon Encyclopedia Editorial Board, 2006-present

Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA) Steering Team, 2007-2010

Oregon Digital Newspaper Program Advisory Board, 2009-present

Oregon Historical Society Research Library Advisory Board, 2013-present

University Service:

OSU Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Committee, 2000-present

OSU Extension Centennial Committee, 2010-2011