Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Avard T. Fairbanks Collection, 1911-1981

Scope and Content Note

The Avard T. Fairbanks Collection consists of a biography, bibliography, and related materials written and assembled by Avard's son, Eugene Fairbanks. The collection includes brochures, clippings, articles written by and about Avard Fairbanks, and several photographs. The materials document Avard Fairbanks' life and work as a sculptor and provide detailed information about his sculptures. The photographs depict several of his works, including an Oregon Centennial relief, Guidance of Youth in Bush Park (Salem, Oregon), a World War I memorial in Jefferson High School (Portland, Oregon), door panels at the U.S. National Bank building in Portland, and the Service Memorial in the Oregon State University Memorial Union. Many of the brochures include published photographs of Fairbanks' other sculptures.

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