Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Jeannette I. Cox Collection, 1915-1986

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of materials created or collected by Jeannete I. Cox and includes administrative correspondence of the Pacific Northwest Water Laboratory for the period 1962-1969; several items of personal and Oregon State College memorabilia; and photographs.

The administrative correspondence documents routine matters handled by the Director, J. Wendell Gray; quarterly reports of the Laboratory; and materials pertaining to the construction of the Laboratory bulding.

The Oregon State College memorabilia consists of a metal clip- like bookmark and a desk-top notepad holder.

The photographic component of the collection consists of about 550 images, primarily color snapshot prints (approx. 400) with some b/w prints (65) and color slides (75) and a few b/w and color negatives. Most of the photographs are of events such as parades and picnics in Corvallis, Albany, and Philomath and of sites (tourist and/or historical) throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest taken during the 1950s-1970s. Of especial note are images of the Oregon Electric Depot in Albany (circa 1915); the Pacific Northwest Water Laboratory building and its construction; the Corvallis Centennial (1957); the Memorial Union; and the Philomath College building.


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