[Libs-Or] Linus Pauling Peace website presented by OSU Libraries Special Collections
chris.petersen at oregonstate.edu
Thu Nov 29 14:35:03 PST 2007
The Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections is pleased to
announce the launch of a new website, "Linus Pauling and the
International Peace Movement: A Documentary History"
The recipient of the 1962 Nobel Prize for Peace, Oregon native Linus
Pauling, together with his wife Ava Helen, was a major figure in the
twentieth century peace movement. Alarmed by the use of atomic weapons
at the conclusion of World War II, the Paulings spent countless hours
over the next five decades raising their voices in protest against the
dangers of radioactive fallout, weapons proliferation and the cultural
effects of Cold War hysteria.
The centerpiece of the Pauling peace site is an illustrated, fifty-three
chapter narrative, written by Pauling biographer Thomas Hager. Over
five-hundred archival documents and more than fifty audio and video
clips provide deeper context for the events and ideas discussed in this
narrative. In addition, the complete details of the Paulings' personal
and professional activities for the years 1950 and 1951 are exhaustively
chronicled in the unique Linus Pauling Day-by-Day calendar.
The website was built in XML, and XSL transformations were used to
batch-create HTML files suitable for the web. All digital objects were
described using METS and MODS.
Faculty Research Assistant
The Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
The Pauling Catalogue
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