Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Clair V. Langton Papers, 1914-1973

Clair V. Langton, ca 1930s. Langton was the Director of the Division of Health and Physical Education from 1928-1964.

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MSS Langton

The Clair V. Langton Papers consist of materials created and assembled by Langton, primarily during his years as faculty member in physical and health education at Oregon State University from 1928 until 1964. In addition to substantive records of the national and regional organizations in which he was active, the collection includes correspondence, course materials, publications, military and personal records, ephemera, and photographs.

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Scope and Content Note


11 cubic feet, including 208 photographs; 13 boxes, including 1 oversize box


The papers are arranged in 10 series: I. Professional and Civic Organizations, 1949-1973; II. Course Materials, 1923-1964; III. Correspondence, 1920-1972; IV. Manuscripts of Publications and Speeches, 1931-1964; V. Military Records, 1916-1949; VI. Personal Records, 1918-1972; VII. Publications, 1922-1964; VIII. University Activities, 1937-1964; IX. Ephemera, 1914-1973; and X. Photographs, 1920-1972.

Related Papers

The College of Health and Human Performance Records (RG 031) include substantive materials pertaining to Langton's role as a teacher and administrator. The OSU Archives' holdings include the papers of several other physical education faculty including Arthur Koski, Natalie Reichart, Edward J. Slezak, Edward A. Stevens, and Betty Lynd Thompson.

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