Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Ronald V. and John G. Hogg Papers, 1918-1922

Scope and Content Note

The Hogg Papers consist primarily of class notebooks and photographs created by brothers Ronald V. and John G. Hogg. The class notebooks are for a variety of agriculture courses including agricultural economics, bee culture, crop production, farm accounts, hippology, and horticulture; science courses including anatomy, botany, chemistry, and zoology; as well as English, American government, library practice, and camp cooking. Of special note are a botany class taught by Helen Gilkey in 1918, recipes in the camp cooking notebook, and references to the current (at the time) war in Europe (World War I) in a military science course on war aims.

The certificates are for the membership in the Oregon Chapter of Alpha Zeta, the agriculture honor society, and a postcard to Ronald V. Hogg confirming his admission to Oregon Agricultural College in 1918. The directories consist of the 1921 and 1922 issues of the OAC Directory,which lists all students and faculty, and a directory of all chapters of the Alpha Zeta fraternity issued in 1922.

The photographs consist of nitrate negatives depicting the Hogg family farm and the farm's award-winning pigs, campus buildings, a vacation to the coast, and an exhibit of Oregon agricultural products at an unidentified event (perhaps the Oregon State Fair). It is possible the photographs were made by Ronald Hogg for the photograph class he took in fall 1922.

An addition to the Hogg Papers (Accession 2008:064) is made up of paperwork and photographs documenting the military service of Ronald and John Hogg. The 6 photographs are panoramic prints of cadet and officer group shots at Oregon Agricultural College, the Central Officers Training School at Camp Gordon (Georgia), and the San Francisco Presidio. John is identified in all of the images, while Ronald is featured only in one of the shots on the OAC campus. The two documents consist of a honorable discharge issued for Ronald and an identification card for John while stationed at Camp Gordon.


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