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Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives: DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

This guide provides a list of archival collections related to hops and brewing history, as well as tips and resources for doing research.

Online documents

Scholars Archive

What you'll find here? A lot! Theses, dissertations, publications, research reports, and a digitized copy of the Hop Press.

  • Go directly to the OHBA Communities & Collections page
  • Dates range from 1891-2016
  • Tips for searching/finding? You can start by doing a keyword search for "hops" or "brewing" or "malt" or "barley" or "history." Then combine them in different ways into more complext searches.  
  • To get to the older research start by searching by these names: 
    • Alfred Haunold
    • Gail Nickerson
    • Stanley Brooks
    • Godfrey Hoerner
    • Chester Horner
    • Sam Likens
    • Warren Kronstad
    • William Foote
    • E.N. Hoffman
  • Limit the search by college, program, or department. For example:
    • Oregon State University Extension Service
    • Oregon State College. Agricultural Experiment Station
    • Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station
    • United States. Agricultural Research Service
  • Limit the search by subjects. For example: 
    • Hops
    • Agriculture -- Oregon -- Statistics 
    • Farm produce -- Oregon -- Statistics 
    • Barley -- Genetics
    • Grain -- Varieties -- Oregon -- Statistics 
    • Beer -- Flavor and odor -- Analysis
  • Use keywords like hops, lupulin
  • Limit by dates to narrow and focus the results. 

Oregon Explorer

What's you'll find here? This is an online digital library of information related to natural resources, agriculture, and communities in Oregon. 

Online photographs

There are two main ways to access online images: through Oregon Digital and Flickr. 

  • Although these are both places to see and download pictures related to hops and brewing history, the system, content, and avenues for access differ. 

Oregon Digital

What you'll find here? Art Larrance’s pre-Prohibition hops and brewing advertising and company materials (digital surrogates); Fred Bowman’s photographs of original Portland Brewing building renovation and events (digital surrogates); The Oregon and Pacific Hop Grower; The Hopper; photos of hop picking at Mount Angel Abbey (digital surrogates); and photographs of hop picking, equipment, and farmers from the Oregon Hop Growers Association Collection.

Flickr photos

What you'll find here? Miscellaneous OSU photographs from department collections or research reports related to hops, brewing, and barley. Pictures here include OSU researchers and lots of hop yards, barley fields, and hop growers and pickers. You'll also find current public programming, events, exhibit, and outreach photographs.

  • Of special note are the pictures in the "OHBA images" album. 

Online audio and video

OSU MediaSpace

What you'll find here? This is the site that houses all the online versions of SCARC's audio and video files ~ though not all of SCARC's a/v content. Files related to hops and brewing history include the 2013-2016 OHBA oral histories, circa 1980 digital surrogates of original cassette tapes held at the Benton County Historical Society, and related OSU videos, and links to other OSU oral history collections with related interviews. 

  • There is much more information about the oral histories and interview links under the "ORAL HISTORIES AND VIDEOS" tab.