Courtland L. Smith

Courtland L. Smith is an anthropologist, educator, and scientist who studies how human values, culture, and history affect ecological and economic issues. He joined the Department of Anthropology at Oregon State University in 1969. He is the author of several articles in scientific journals and general interest publications, books, and monographs. 

Author's Entries

  • Seine Fishing

    For much of their fishing history in Oregon, Native Americans used hand-operated haul seines. A fish seine is a horizontal net that has floats holding the top line of the net at the water's surface. The net extends down in the water due to weights placed on the net's bottom …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • The Arts Center

    The Arts Center had its beginnings in the late 1950s, when a friend handed Marion Gathercoal A Survey of Arts Councils. Gathercoal was president of the Corvallis Women's Club, and she would lead the effort to create an arts council for her city. On September 12, 1961, the Corvallis …

    Oregon Encyclopedia