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John C. Burtner Papers, 1926-1950

OSC Journalism staff with Portland correspondents. Pictured from left to right are Webley Edwards, Eunice Rydman, A. Lowell McMillian and John C. Burtner.

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MSS Burtner

The John C. Burtner Papers document Burtner's roles as Director of the Oregon State College News Bureau and Extension Service Editor and include correspondence and related materials. Burtner graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1923 and returned to the College as a faculty member in Industrial Journalism the following year. He remained at Oregon State College as a writer, editor, and head of the College News Bureau until his death in 1950.

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1.35 cubic feet; 2 boxes


The Burtner Papers consist of one series: I. Oregon State College Professional Files, 1926-1950. Within the series, the materials are arranged alphabetically by correspondent or topic.

Related Papers

Biographical information about Burtner is available in the biographical files that are part of the News and Communications Services Records (RG 203); these records also include some News Bureau materials from the 1940s. Photographs made by Burtner are part of the Presidents of Oregon State University (P 001) and Gwil Evans (P 082) Photographic Collections as well as Harriet's Collection.

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