The mission of the Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) is to assist
in preserving the histories and sharing the stories that document
Oregon’s African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and Native
Established in 2005 by the OSU Libraries and 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.
Come Visit the OMA and Share Your Stories!
If you are interested in learning more about any of the histories
shared in this guidebook, 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
OSU Libraries and Press
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Reading Room, Valley Library, 5th Floor
OMA Curator and Archivist