Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Eva Blackwell and William A. Frater Family Collection, ca. 1874-1955

Eva Blackwell with diplomas, 1963.  After graduating from Oregon Agricultural College in 1924, Blackwell worked in the Registrar's Office for more than 40 years until her retirement in 1965.

Information and Credits

MSS BlackwellFrater

The Eva Blackwell and William A. Frater Family Collection documents the activities of Eva Blackwell and her family, especially her grandfather, William A. Frater. Blackwell graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1924 and was employed in the Registrar's Office for more than 40 years. Frater served as postmaster for Roseburg, Oregon from 1898 until 1904 when he was removed from office for misappropriation of postal funds. The collection includes correspondence, clippings, newspapers and publications, emphemera, artifacts, and photographs assembled by Blackwell.

Biographical Note 

Scope and Content Note

Quantity

0.4 cubic ft.; The materials are housed in two document boxes and one 20x24 oversize box.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged into seven series: I. Correspondence; II. Certificate and Diploma; III. Clippings and Newspapers; IV. Artifacts and Ephemera; V. Publications; VI. Pocket Calendars and Autograph Album; and VII. Photographs.

Related Papers

Photographs of Eva Blackwell are available in various photographic collections as well as biographical information in the News and Communications Records (RG 203) and the Memorabilia Collection.

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