Christoffer Petersen
Senior Faculty Research Assistant 2
Special Collections and Archives Research Center, OSU Libraries
Length of service: 
25 years

My work has been focused in three main areas. Earlier on, I spent several years arranging and describing the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers, and creating digital exhibits that highlight specific themes within the collection. I am also the founder, editor and publisher of the Pauling Blog, which has been active since 2008. I administer the SCARC Oral History Program and have conducted over 200 oral history interviews myself, mostly with people connected to OSU. As part of this, I directed the OSU 150 Oral History Project, which is the largest initiative of its sort ever carried out at OSU, and possibly the largest state-wide. I have also facilitated the selection, digitization, description and online release of more than 20,000 historic photographs and 500 films held in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center.