Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Harding School Collection, 1923-2002

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes an account ledger, administrative poetry from the office secretary, brochures, bylaws, a cd, event programs, certificates, correspondence, flyers, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, plaques, scrapbooks, student directories and a student-constructed time capsule from 1998.

The minutes and correspondence were generated by the Harding School PTA. The photographs are primarily portraits of student classes and include imagery of students engaged in classroom activities and special events like the Halloween "Pixie Parade." Also featured is a 1935 photo of the school and shots of Harding School teachers and other staff members.

In addition to documenting the closure of the Harding Elementary School in 2002, these materials also reflect general administrative activities such as budgetary management, fundraising, event organization, and volunteer coordination. Also illustrated in these materials is the PTA's collection of information about past students and staff "alumni" of Harding School.

Numbering about 250 photographs in all (200 prints and 50 negatives), the collection's images primarily depict Harding School classroom scenes. The cd contains digital images of the 2002 International Potluck at the school.

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