Mission and History
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 American communities.
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