Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

George J. and Florence Badura Collection, 1921-1947

Scope and Content Note

The George J. and Florence Badura Collection consists of materials assembled by the Baduras that document their student years at Oregon Agricultural College in the early 1920s. The bulk of the collection consists of publications, ephemera, and artifacts. The publications include the 1923 (v. 26) and 1924 (v. 27) Beaver yearbooks; two issues of the Oregon State alumni magazine (January 1924 and January 1931 issues which include information about the Baduras); and the 1923 commencement programs. Ephemera include programs for the annual engineering show, Junior Weekend, an intercollegiate debate contest, the annual business show, and the 1923 ROTC military tournament as well as homecoming envelopes and invitations to events. Most of these items were sent by George to Florence in Alsea during 1922-1923. These also include 2 postcards of campus buildings and 4 snapshots of a military parade. Numerous dance cards are part of the collection.

The artifacts include an OAC pennant and mat and a small plaster beaver with the inscription Junior Prom OAC-24. The collection also includes several scrapbook pages with clippings, a commencement program, ribbons, and 2 letterman patches.

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