The Bertha Herse Collection consists of materials assembled by Herse and includes diplomas and certificates, student memorabilia, postcards, and photographs. Herse graduated from Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in 1910 and worked in the OAC Library from 1910 until her retirement in 1957, with a 2-year break to complete a BS in Library Science at the New York State Library School.
0.4 cubic foot, including 21 photographs; 2 boxes, including 1 oversize box
The Bertha Herse Collection is arranged in 4 series: I. Diplomas and certificates, 1905-1960; II. Memorabilia and Correspondence, 1905-1930; III. Postcards, 1907-1914; and IV. Photographs, 1909-1950.
The Library Records (RG 009), Photographs (P 083), and Moving Images (FV P 083) provide extensive documentation of the Oregon State University Libraries. The Archives' holdings also include the papers of librarians William H. Carlson and Rodney Waldron. Additional photographs of library staff are part of Harriet's Collection (HC 0635). Materials pertaining to the Oregon Agricultural College Class of 1910 are also available in the Frances Alva Aitken Collection, Bertha Andresen Photographs (P 026), F. Ross Brown Papers, and Beulah Gilkey Collection.