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George Alderson Photographs

George Alderson Photographs, 1954-1955

The George Alderson Photographs consist of snapshot photographs made by Alderson when he visited Corvallis, Oregon, as a youth in the mid-1950s. The photographs depict views of the Oregon State College campus and agricultural lands, Camp Adair, and downtown Corvallis.
P 248
0.01 cubic feet, including 17 photographs; 1 box
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Oregon State University Alumni Oral History Collection

Oregon State University Alumni Oral History Collection, 2005-2008

The Oregon State University Alumni Oral History Collection documents an oral history project coordinated by the Oregon State University Archives and interviews conducted with three Oregon State alumni - Richard Gilkey, Robert Mace, and Jean Starker Roth. The collection includes sound recordings of interviews, transcriptions, release agreements, and related materials.
OH 13
0.15 cubic foot, including 22 photographs; 1 box; 12 compact discs, 7 sound files and 5 document files; 47 Mbytes
University History, Natural Resources, Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral HistoriesPhotographsBorn-Digital Materials 

Baker, Walter R., Photographs

Baker, Walter R., Photographs, circa 1863 - circa 1930

The Walter R. Baker Photographs consists of images taken or collected by Baker during and soon after his student years at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC). The collection includes images of campus buildings and students as well photographs of buildings in and near Salem, Oregon, and of the Portland, Oregon, waterfront. Baker attended OAC from 1904 to 1909; he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1908 and completed graduate work in 1909 leading to designation as an Electrical Engineer.
P 018
1.5 cubic feet, including 522 photographs; 15 boxes, including 1 oversize box
University History, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Photographs 

Kate W. Belden Collection

Kate W. Belden Collection, 1925-1930

The Kate W. Belden Collection documents Belden's years as an Oregon Agricultural College student in the 1920s and includes images of both campus as well as Corvallis.
MSS Belden
0.8 cubic foot; 1 archives box
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Benton County Bicentennial Commission Records

Benton County Bicentennial Commission Records, 1973-1977

The Benton County Bicentennial Commission Records document the development of programs and activities on the Oregon State University campus, in Corvallis, in Benton County, and in Oregon to commemorate the bicentennial of the American Revolution. Oregon State University Archivist, Sarah J. Wilson, was chair of the Commission.
MSS BentonCoBicent
1 cubic foot; 2 boxes, including 1 oversize box
University History, Local History 

Oral Histories of the Benton County (Or.) Courthouse

Oral Histories of the Benton County (Or.) Courthouse, 1987-1991

The Oral Histories of the Benton County (Or.) Courthouse document the history of the building as expressed by descendants of those who built it as well as those who worked in it and fought to have it preserved, including Judge Richard Mengler and six other interviewees. Completed in 1889 and located in downtown Corvallis, the Benton County Courthouse is Oregon's oldest courthouse building still being used for its original purpose.
OH 23
0.6 cubic feet, including 37 audiocassettes; 3 boxes
Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral Histories 

Benton County Courthouse Scrapbook

Benton County Courthouse Scrapbook, 1968

The Benton County Courthouse Scrapbook was prepared in 1968 by the Benton County Court to support nomination of the site as a state historic site. The scrapbook includes photographs as well as reproductions of historical documents. The Benton County Courthouse was built in 1888 in Corvallis, Oregon, and is the oldest courthouse in Oregon still in use for that purpose.
MSS BentonCoCourthouse
0.2 cubic feet, including 11 photographs; 1 oversize box
University History, Local History / PhotographsScrapbooks 

Benton County (Or.) Extension Service Records

Benton County (Or.) Extension Service Records, 1938-2010

The Benton County (Or.) Extension Service Records consist of materials generated and assembled by the Extension Service Office in Benton County, primarily documenting extension forestry activities and programs. Richard A. (Rick) Fletcher was Extension Forestry Agent for Benton County from 1979 until 2011.
RG 249
4 cubic feet, including 155 photographs; 4 boxes
University History, Natural Resources, Local History / PhotographsBorn-Digital Materials 

Benton County Foundation Records

Benton County Foundation Records, 1947-2004

The Benton County Foundation Records document the activities of the Foundation from its establishment in 1953 through the 1990s. The collection contains materials that describe the Foundation's history, activities of its Board of Directors, financial status, and its involvement in supporting and improving community programs in Benton County, Oregon.
MSS BentonCoFoundation
0.4 cubic foot; 2 boxes
University History, Local History 

Helen M. and Alan B. Berg Papers

Helen M. and Alan B. Berg Papers, 1914-2007

The Helen M. and Alan B. Berg Papers document their professional and civic activities at Oregon State University and in the City of Corvallis. The papers include articles reprints and publications; correspondence; subject files; military records; photographs; moving images; and sound recordings. Helen M. Berg earned an MS in statistics from Oregon State and was Director of the Survey Research Center; Alan B. Berg earned a BS in forestry management from Oregon State and was a faculty member in forest science. Both served on the Corvallis City Council (Alan in 1973-1978 and Helen in 1991-1994) and as Mayor of Corvallis (Alan in 1979-1986 and Helen in 1995-2006).
MSS Berg
2.4 cubic feet, including 150 photographs and 2 DVDs; 3 boxes
University History, Natural Resources, Local History / PhotographsVideosSound Recordings and Oral HistoriesBorn-Digital Materials 

Bluebird Habitat Research Records

Bluebird Habitat Research Records, 1975-2004

The Bluebird Habitat Research Records document the Bluebird Trail project of the Audubon Society of Corvallis to install and monitor bluebird nesting boxes in Corvallis and the surrounding area in an effort to reestablish local breeding populations. Elsie Eltzroth founded the program and was coordinator until 2008.
MSS Bluebird
1.6 cubic feet; 2 boxes
Natural Resources, Local History 

Arthur G.B. Bouquet Collection

Arthur G.B. Bouquet Collection, 1880-1993

The Arthur G. Bouquet Collection consists of materials documenting the life of Bouquet and the family of his wife, Mary Grace Wilson Bouquet. Bouquet graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1906 and was a faculty member in the Oregon State College Horticulture Department from 1909 until his retirement in 1950.
MSS Bouquet
0.25 cubic foot, including 125 photographs; 2 boxes
University History, Natural Resources, Local History / Photographs 

Boy Scouts of America Troop 1 (Corvallis, Or.) Records

Boy Scouts of America Troop 1 (Corvallis, Or.) Records, 1919-1996

The Boy Scouts of America Troop 1 Records document the organization's youth members, adult leaders, and activities. Troop 1 was established in Corvallis, Oregon, in 1919.
MSS BoyScouts
1.5 cubic feet, including 120 photographs; 3 boxes
Local History / Photographs 

Philip M. Brandt Papers

Philip M. Brandt Papers, 1931-1957

The Philip M. Brandt Papers document the role of Philip M. Brandt, department head of the Dairy Husbandry Department at Oregon State College, in Oregon Republican politics and the Oregon Grange.
MSS Brandt
0.01 cubic ft.
University History, Natural Resources, Local History 

Buildings Photographs

Buildings Photographs, 1880-2002

The Building Photographs collection documents Oregon State University buildings, grounds, and facilities as well as a limited number of other notable buildings in Corvallis. The collection also includes approximately 20 line drawings of buildings located on other Oregon University System campuses.
P 016
2.1 cubic ft.; approx. 1230 prints, 130 negatives, and 80 nitrate negatives.
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Business Affairs Photographic Collection

Business Affairs Photographic Collection, 1962-1980

The Business Affairs Photographic Collection consists primarily of interior and exterior views of Corvallis houses including the Jenup House, Evgy House, Walters House, Yoder House, Hordykl House, and others. Also included are several images of Newport, Oregon - aerial views of the city, photographs of the pier and jetty, and images of the town's buildings and infrastructure.
P 114
286 photographs; 1 box
Local History, University History / Photographs 

Camp Adair, Oregon, Maps and Aerial Photographs

Camp Adair, Oregon, Maps and Aerial Photographs, 1942-1973

The Camp Adair, Oregon, Maps and Aerial Photographs collection includes topographic maps, orthophotographs, and other maps and images documenting Camp Adair, which was located north of Corvallis, Oregon. Most of the materials in the collection were prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Camp Adair was a U.S. Army training facility during World War II.
MAPS Adair
0.75 cubic foot, including 9 items; 1 map folder and 1 roll storage container
Local History, Natural Resources / MapsPhotographs 

CH2M Hill, Inc. Oral Histories

CH2M Hill, Inc. Oral Histories, 1961-1984

The CH2M Hill, Inc. Oral Histories document the evolution of the CH2M Hill engineering firm through the lens of personal histories of its principal founders and longtime employees. The collection consists of recordings and transcripts of interviews with seven individuals crucial to the creation, growth and character of the firm, as well as extensive background information compiled by the project's managers, employees of the Horner Museum.
OH 19
2 cubic feet, including 60 audiotapes and 24 photographs; 5 boxes
History of Science, University History, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral HistoriesPhotographs 

Corvallis-Albany Farmers' Markets Records

Corvallis-Albany Farmers' Markets Records, 1991-2012

The Corvallis-Albany Farmers' Markets Records document the establishment, organization, and promotion of seasonal markets for farm-direct products in Corvallis and Albany, Oregon. The non-profit organization, Corvallis-Albany Farmers' Markets, was established in 1998 through the merger of the Corvallis Wednesday and Saturday markets with the Albany Saturday market.
MSS CAFM
0.1 cubic foot; 2 boxes, including 1 oversize box
Natural Resources, Local History 

Corvallis College Benefit Broadside

Corvallis College Benefit Broadside, 1859

The Corvallis College Benefit Broadside publicizes a program of vaudeville performances, music, and a blackface minstrel act on women's rights presented on December 31, 1859 as a benefit for Corvallis College.
MSS CorvallisCollegeBenefit
0.02 cubic foot; 1 oversize box
University History, Multicultural Archives, Local History 

Corvallis Fire Department Young America Engine Company No. 1 Records

Corvallis Fire Department Young America Engine Company No. 1 Records, 1872-1880

The Corvallis Fire Department Young America Engine Company No.1 Records document the establishment of the Corvallis, Oregon, fire department and the organization's social activities in addition to fire fighting.
MSS CorvallisFire
0.15 cubic ft.
Local History 

Corvallis General Store Records

Corvallis General Store Records, 1880-1897

The Corvallis General Store Records consist of ledgers and correspondence documenting all transactions completed by the store, starting in 1880.
MSS CorvallisGeneralStore
1 oversize box; 1 cubic foot box
Local History 

Corvallis, Oregon Photographs

Corvallis, Oregon Photographs, 1910-1962

This collection is comprised of photographs taken of Corvallis and the surrounding area. Included are images of orchards and agricultural lands in Monroe, the countryside between Albany and Corvallis, views of the Willamette Valley, and aerial photographs of Corvallis.
P 051
44 photographs including 1 glass negative and nitrate negatives; 5 boxes
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Corvallis-Oregon State University Music Association Records

Corvallis-Oregon State University Music Association Records, 1932-2005

The Corvallis-Oregon State University Music Association Records consist of documentation of the administration of the association, meeting records, materials relating to the association's activities, and photographs.
MSS CorvallisMusicAssoc
4.08 cubic feet; 6 archives boxes and 3 document boxes
University History, Local History / PhotographsBorn-Digital Materials 

Corvallis-OSU Piano International Records.

Corvallis-OSU Piano International Records. 2008-2013

The Corvallis-OSU Piano International Records document the concert series and educational programs sponsored by the organization, which was established in 2009 to build a culture of piano in Corvallis, Oregon. The Steinway Piano Series offers several performances each year at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus.
MSS COPI
2 cubic feet; 1 box and 1 map folder
University History, Local History

Jessie Ruth Darling Photograph Collection

Jessie Ruth Darling Photograph Collection, 1916-1942

The Jessie Ruth Darling Photograph Collection consists of photographic postcards assembled by Darling, primarily during her student years at Oregon Agricultural College. Darling attended Oregon Agricultural College in the mid-1910s as a music student and completed her study in 1917.
P 157
0.01 cubic foot, including 13 photographs; 1 box
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Merlin S. Eltzroth Papers

Merlin S. Eltzroth Papers, 1971-2005

The Merlin S. Eltzroth Papers consist of field notes compiled by Eltzroth about first and second recorded sightings of birds that are rarely seen in Oregon and a personal history, Here, There and Eltzwhere, written by Eltzroth. Eltzroth earned a BS degree in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University in 1974.
MSS Eltzroth
0.4 cubic foot; 1 box
University History, History of Science, Local History 

Evans, Gwil, Photographic Collection

Evans, Gwil, Photographic Collection, 1930-1968

This extensive photographic collection consists of photographs taken by the staff of the Oregon State College (and later Oregon State University) News Bureau.
P 082
6 cubic feet; approx. 3000 prints and 5000 negatives.
University History, Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives, History of Science, Local History / Photographs 

Extension and Experiment Station Communications Photograph Collection

Extension and Experiment Station Communications Photograph Collection, 1912-1997

The Extension and Experiment Station Communications Photograph Collection consists of about 25,500 images generated by Experiment Station staff. These images were used in publications such as Oregon's Agricultural Progress and Pacific Northwest Bulletins as well as news releases, poster presentations and displays. The images depict a variety of OSU research projects, Experiment Station branch facilities, portraits of OSU staff, Extension and Experiment Station-sponsored events, and animal-oriented topics.
P 120
7.6 cubic feet, including about 10,200 prints; 15,300 negatives; and 1,034 slides; 7 archives boxes, 1 16x20 oversize box, 1 12x17 oversize box, 4 document boxes
University History, Natural Resources, Local History / PhotographsBorn-Digital Materials 

Extension Service Records

Extension Service Records, 1903-2002

The Extension Service Records pertain to the administration and programmatic activities of the Oregon State University Extension Service. The records document policies and procedures, research activities, special events, and services provided to Oregonians at the state and county levels. They also document the service's relationship with the federal government and extension services in other states.
RG 111
96 cubic ft.; The Extension Service records are housed in 93 cubic foot boxes, 1 document case, 5 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize drawer.; 218 microfilm reels
University History, Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral HistoriesMapsScrapbooksBorn-Digital Materials 

Friends of Horner Museum Records

Friends of Horner Museum Records, 1989-1999

The Horner Museum closed to the public in 1995 due to statewide budget cuts. The Friends of Horner Museum was organized to locate both a new facility for the collections and new resources for funding maintenance of the museum. This collection consists of records generated by the Friends of Horner Museum, including correspondence, financial and administrative records, and newspaper clippings.
MSS FriendsofHorner
1 cubic foot, including 22 photographs; 1 box
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Wanda F. Hardin Fruits Memoir

Wanda F. Hardin Fruits Memoir, 2007

The Wanda F. Hardin Fruits Memoir, Living the Dream, describes Wanda Fae Hardin Fruits' years as a student at Corvallis High School and Oregon State College in the 1940s. Fruits also writes about her experiences as a fire lookout near Roseburg, Oregon.
MSS Fruits
0.05 cubic foot; 1 box
University History, Natural Resources, Local History 

John H. Gallagher, Sr., Collection

John H. Gallagher, Sr., Collection, 1951-1973

The Gallagher Collection consists predominantly of engineering site reports for former military sites in Oregon (Camp Adair, Camp White, and McNary Field).
MSS Gallagher
0.4 cubic feet
University History, History of Science, Local History / Photographs 

Garman, John, Photographic Collection

Garman, John, Photographic Collection, 1894-1966

This personal collection of photographs taken and assembled by John Garman includes many studies of campus buildings and sights, as well as extensive photographic studies from vacations in the 1960s.
P 095
2 cubic feet; approx. 925 prints and 320 negatives.
University History, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Photographs 

Corvallis Gazette-Times Photographs

Corvallis Gazette-Times Photographs, 1957-1965

The Corvallis Gazette-Times Photographs consist of images documenting activities and events held by student groups and other organizations affiliated with Oregon State University and the City of Corvallis during the 1950s-1960s.
P 066
0.15 cubic foot, including 195 photographs; 1 box
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Ben L. Gifford Photographs

Ben L. Gifford Photographs, 1950-1955

The Ben L. Gifford Photographs consist of images taken by Ben L. Gifford in the early-mid 1950s as he completed his senior year at Oregon State College, pursued photographic training at the Fred Archer School of Photography, and then joined the family photography business in Salem, Oregon. The images document agriculture, primarily in the Willamette Valley, and also include images of Timberline Lodge and the Mt. Hood area. Ben L. Gifford was the son of photographers Ralph I. and Wanda Gifford; Ben L. worked as a photographer from 1950 until 1955, when he began working as an engineer with the Oregon State Highway Commission.
P 218-SG 5
0.6 cubic foot, including 485 photographs; 4 boxes, including 2 oversize boxes
University History, Natural Resources, Local History / Photographs 

Graham & Wells Photograph Collection

Graham & Wells Photograph Collection, 1919-1925

The Graham & Wells Photographs consist of photo postcards prepared for and sold by the Graham & Wells Drugstore in Corvallis. The photographs depict a variety of events and scenes from the OAC campus and Corvallis community.
P 021
14 folders containing 299 photographs; 1 letter-size document case
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Hanson Leghorn Farm Records

Hanson Leghorn Farm Records, 1917-1967

The Hanson Leghorn Farm Records contain materials documenting the Hanson Leghorn Farm, a nationally significant poultry breeding business located in Corvallis, Oregon. The records include correspondence, breeding and production records, financial records, incubation and banding reports, advertisements and other promotional literature, honors and awards, poultry industry trade magazines, and photographs and artwork.
MSS HansonLeghorn
14 cubic feet; 300 Photographs
University History, Natural Resources, Local History / Photographs 

Harriet's Photograph Collection

Harriet's Photograph Collection, 1868-1996

Harriet's Collection - named for the first University Archivist, Harriet Moore - is an artificial collection of photographic images documenting the full range of Oregon State University programs and activities from its founding as Corvallis College in 1868. The collection consists of about 25 cubic feet of photographic prints and negatives (approximately 30,000 items) dating from the late 19th century to the present.
P HC
25 cubic ft.; approx. 30,000 items.
Multicultural Archives, University History, Natural Resources, History of Science, Local History / Photographs 

Robert W. Henderson Papers

Robert W. Henderson Papers, 1933-2003

The Robert W. Henderson Papers document Henderson's student years at Oregon State College; his work with Kasetsart University in Thailand; his resarch as a plant breeder and an Assistant Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station; his long-time interest in photography; and the slide presentations he developed about OSU agricultural research. Henderson graduated from Oregon State College in 1938 and served as a faculty member and administrator at OSU from 1946 until his retirement in 1976.
MSS Henderson
10 cubic feet, including 650 photographs, 128 sound recordings, 4 films, and 1 video; 11 boxes, including 1 oversize box
University History, Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives, History of Science, Local History / VideosSound Recordings and Oral Histories 

Highway Maps of Oregon Counties

Highway Maps of Oregon Counties, 1965-1976

The Highway Maps of Oregon Counties consist of maps and orthophotographs (aerial images) depicting roads, structures, and natural features for all 36 Oregon counties in the 1960s and 1970s.
MAPS Highway
1 cubic foot, including 332 maps; 1 oversize box
Natural Resources, Local History / Maps 

Collection of Historical Newspaper Issues

Collection of Historical Newspaper Issues, 1723-1941

The Collection of Historical Newspaper Issues is comprised of single issues of newspapers dating from 1723 to 1941. The collection includes issues printed in Canada, England, France, Germany, Japan, Scotland, Siberia, and the United States and includes English, French, German, Icelandic, and Japanese-language materials. Areas of emphasis include U.S. military serials, newspapers from the northeastern and northwestern United States, and materials published in the 1910s.
MSS HistNewsIssues
0.9 cubic feet; 2 map folders
Local History 

Horner Museum Oral History Collection

Horner Museum Oral History Collection, 1952-1993

The Horner Museum Oral History Collection consists of more than 250 oral history interviews conducted or assembled by the Horner Museum. The interviews address a variety of topics including the stories of Oregon State University faculty, students, and academic departments; the history of Corvallis and Benton County, Oregon; evolving economic and cultural perspectives on natural resources in rural Oregon; the life experiences of Native Americans and other ethnic minorities in the region; and the recollections of Americans born in the first few decades of the twentieth century.
OH 10
9.8 cubic feet, including 418 audiocassettes and 103 photographs; 20 boxes
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science, Multicultural Archives, Local History / PhotographsSound Recordings and Oral Histories 

John B. Horner Papers

John B. Horner Papers, 1885-1933

The Horner Papers consist of materials written or assembled by John B. Horner as an Oregon Agricultural College history professor and writer on Oregon history and literature.
MSS Horner
1 cubic foot; The Horner Papers are housed in one document box; one half-size document box; one 16x20 oversize box; and one 20x24 oversize box.
University History, Local History / PhotographsMaps 

J.B. Horner Photograph Collection

J.B. Horner Photograph Collection, 1846 - circa 1925

The J.B. Horner Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by Horner depicting historical figures and groups of people, such as members of the Siletz and Umatilla Indian tribes, as well as locations around Oregon. The collection also contains a number of images depicting early life on the Oregon State University campus and individuals associated with the university. John B. Horner taught English and history at Oregon Agricultural College from 1891 until his death in 1933.
P 100
0.25 cubic foot, including 176 photographs ; 5 boxes
University History, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Photographs 

Horticulture Department Photographs

Horticulture Department Photographs, 1900-1980

The Horticulture Department Photographs consist of images taken and assembled by horticulture faculty for teaching and research and depict a variety of horticultural topics as well as the Oregon Agricultural College campus. The Department of Horticulture and Botany was established in 1888; a separate Horticulture Department formed in 1909.
P 090
4 cubic feet, including 3900 photographs; 34 boxes, including 3 oversize boxes
University History, Natural Resources, Local History / Photographs 

James C. Howland Papers

James C. Howland Papers, 1860-2008

The James C. Howland Papers consist of materials generated and assembled by Howland as an Oregon State College student in the 1930s, during his military service in World War II, as an engineer and founder of CH2M, and as a community and civic leader in Corvallis, Oregon. Howland graduated from Oregon State College in 1938.
MSS Howland
4.5 cubic feet, including 630 photographs and 1 videotape; 8 boxes, including 5 oversize boxes
University History, History of Science, Local History / PhotographsScrapbooksVideosMaps 

R.H. Huston Hardware Store Journals

R.H. Huston Hardware Store Journals, 1910-1919

The R.H. Huston Hardware Store Journals document the sale of hardware, sporting goods, and farming implements to individuals, other businesses in Corvallis, city and county government, and the Oregon Agricultural College.
MSS Huston
1 cubic ft.
University History, Local History 

Royal G. Jackson Papers

Royal G. Jackson Papers, circa 1905 - 1992

The Royal G. Jackson Papers consist of materials created or assembled by Jackson in the course of his research. The bulk of the materials pertain to the history of the Oregon State University College of Forestry, McDonald – Dunn Research forest, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Arboretum, and nature-based tourism in central Oregon and Costa Rica. The papers include extensive oral history sound recordings and photographs, in addition to manuscripts, publications and reference materials. Jackson was a faculty member in the Oregon State University College of Forestry from 1970 until 2004.
MSS JacksonR
4.25 cubic feet including 1050 photographs and 214 sound recordings; 12 boxes and 2 map folders
University History, Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives, Local History / PhotographsMapsSound Recordings and Oral Histories 

Annabelle E. Jaramillo Papers

Annabelle E. Jaramillo Papers, 1967-2001

The Annabelle E. Jaramillo Papers document Jaramillo's work as a member of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council from 1997 to 2001; her advocacy for minorities and women with the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs and National Image, Inc.; her work as a research botanist with the U.S. Forest Service; and her graduate research at Portland State University.
MSS Jaramillo
12.7 cubic feet, including 300 photographs; 13 boxes
Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Photographs 

Leo George and Ruth Ann Kramer Papers

Leo George and Ruth Ann Kramer Papers, 1951-1982

The Kramer Papers consist of materials generated and collected by the Kramers during the year that Leo George Kramer was a student at Oregon State College in 1951-1952. The Papers include letters written by his wife, Ruth Ann, to her family that describe various aspects of student life in Corvallis.
MSS Kramer
0.05 cubic foot; 1 box
University History, Local History 

Rebecca Landis Papers

Rebecca Landis Papers, 1995-2003

The Rebecca Landis Papers consist of materials gathered and created by Landis during her career as a freelance writer for the Albany Democrat-Herald, the Oregon Stater magazine, and various university publications. Rebecca Landis came to Corvallis in 1991. In 1995 she became active in operating farmers' markets and began freelance writing and editing for the Oregon Stater and other campus organizations.
MSS LandisR
0.70 cubic foot; 1 archives box
University History, Local History, Multicultural Archives 

Living Groups Index

Living Groups Index, circa 1960 - 1976

The Living Groups Index documents off-campus housing for Oregon State University students from the 1910s through 1970s. The Index provides information on the charter dates and locations for fraternities, sororities, cooperatives, and other housing clubs.
MSS LivingGrps
0.05 cubic foot; 1 box
University History, Local History

Jean Mater Papers

Jean Mater Papers, 1967-2005

The Jean Mater Papers consist of materials pertaining to councils served on by Mater as well as publications and reports collected by Mater, co-founder of Corvallis firms Mater Machine Works and Mater Engineering.
MSS Mater
16 cubic feet; 16 archives boxes and 2 document boxes
University History, Local History 

McDonald Forest Aerial Photographs

McDonald Forest Aerial Photographs, 1962

The McDonald Forest Aerial Photographs consist of images made by Western Aerial Contractors, Inc. of Eugene, Oregon, in 1962.
P 294
0.15 cubic foot, including 82 photographs; 1 box
University History, Natural Resources, Local History / MapsPhotographs 

McDonald Forest and Peavy Arboretum Maps

McDonald Forest and Peavy Arboretum Maps, 1934-1993

The McDonald Forest and Peavy Arboretum Maps consist primarily of detailed maps of the Arboretum and Forest prepared from the mid-1930s through early 1940s. The maps document topography, forest site and timber types, and plantings in the Arboretum. Peavy Arboretum and McDonald Forest were established in the 1920s as a teaching laboratory and experimental forest for the forestry students at Oregon State College.
MAPS McDonaldForest
1 cubic foot, including 22 maps; 2 map folders
University History, Natural Resources, Local History / Maps 

Oregon State University Memorabilia Collection

Oregon State University Memorabilia Collection, ca. 1860-present

The Memorabilia Collection is an artificial collection containing items of interest about Oregon State University and to a lesser extent, the city of Corvallis, and the state of Oregon.
MC
86 cubic feet; 190 boxes
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral HistoriesMapsBorn-Digital Materials 

Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties

Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties, 1929-1988

The Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties depict property owners, primarily for the 1930s-1950s, and donation land claims.
MAPS Metsker
9 cubic feet; 18 oversize boxes
Natural Resources, Local History / Maps 

J. Kenneth Munford Collection

J. Kenneth Munford Collection, 1866-2000

The J. Kenneth Munford Collection consists of a variety of materials assembled and created by Munford as a student, teacher, writer and editor, and local historian.
MSS Munford
4 cubic feet
University History, Local History / PhotographsSound Recordings and Oral HistoriesScrapbooks 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Corvallis Branch Records

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Corvallis Branch Records, 1971-1974

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Corvallis Branch Records document the early years of the Corvallis Branch and its activities and programs to address racial discrimination in education, employment, and housing. The records include annual reports, correspondence, resolutions, press releases, petitions, and resolutions. The Corvallis Branch was chartered in 1971.
MSS NAACPCorvallis
0.45 cubic foot; 1 box
University History, Multicultural Archives, Local History 

Francis and Lois Wilson Neer Photograph Album

Francis and Lois Wilson Neer Photograph Album, 1910-1914

The Neer Photograph Album consists of photographic prints of Francis Neer, Lois Wilson, and other Oregon Agricultural College students. Neer and Wilson graduated from OAC in 1914 and were later married and lived in Salem.
P 206
0.15 cubic foot; 1 oversize box
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Newman Foundation of Oregon State University Records

Newman Foundation of Oregon State University Records, 1962-2008

The Newman Foundation of Oregon State University Records document the establishment of the Foundation in 1965 to support programs for Catholic students and faculty at Oregon State. The records include administrative records, property and legal files, publications, photographs, and sound recordings.
MSS Newman
5.4 cubic feet, including 47 photographs; 6 boxes
University History, Local History / PhotographsSound Recordings and Oral Histories 

Ruth Newmyer Photograph Collection

Ruth Newmyer Photograph Collection, 1915

The Ruth Newmyer Photograph Collection consists of prints mounted on scrapbook pages which depict Corvallis buildings and streetscapes, OAC campus views, and Mt. Hood.
P 239
0.01 cubic feet, 25 photographs; 1 file folder
University History, Local History / Photographs 

J.M. Nolan Photograph Collection

J.M. Nolan Photograph Collection, 1889-1902

The J.M. Nolan Photograph Collection consists of images depicting the McGee Family and Corvallis, Oregon, school children. Nolan was a Corvallis business owner.
P 053
0.01 cubic foot, including 4 photographs; 1 box
Local History / Photographs 

Oral History Interviews, Personal Histories, and Sound Recordings Collection on Agriculture, Forestry, and Oregon History

Oral History Interviews, Personal Histories, and Sound Recordings Collection on Agriculture, Forestry, and Oregon History, 1949-1996

The Oral History Interviews, Personal Histories, and Sound Recordings Collection on Agriculture, Forestry, and Oregon History consists of various oral histories, personal and family histories, recollections, and sound recordings prepared by different individuals. The collection materials document forestry in Oregon and the Northwest, the history of Oregon State University, local Corvallis and Benton County history, and the activities of Oregon State alumni.
OH 05
0.5 cubic foot, including 20 audiocassettes, 6 SoundScriber discs, and 1 reel-to-reel audiotape; 3 boxes
University History, History of Science, Natural Resources, Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral Histories 

Oregon State Highway Division Maps of Oregon Cities and Towns

Oregon State Highway Division Maps of Oregon Cities and Towns, 1969-1989

The Oregon State Highway Division Maps of Oregon Cities and Towns consist of street maps of 230 municipalities in Oregon primarily from the 1970s and 1980s. The maps depict streets and roads, political boundaries, public structures, and some landscape features.
MAPS ORCities
1.5 cubic feet, including 521 maps; 3 oversize boxes
Natural Resources, Local History / Maps 

Oregon Counties Long-Range Planning Conference Reports

Oregon Counties Long-Range Planning Conference Reports, 1924-1971

The Oregon Counties Long-Range Planning Conference Reports document the economic conferences sponsored by the Oregon State Extension Service in Oregon counties beginning in the 1920s. The reports include summary and statistical information regarding the county at the time of the conference as well as recommendations pertaining to agriculture, land use, and economic development.
PUB 006-16
0.9 cubic foot; 2 boxes, including 1 oversize box; 36 microfilm reels
Natural Resources, Local History 

Oregon Pioneers Oral History Collection

Oregon Pioneers Oral History Collection, 1975-1978

The Oregon Pioneers Oral History Collection consists of 33 interviews conducted primarily in the summer of 1975 by Oregon State University students to document various aspects of local history from 1880 to 1929 in preparation for the United States bicentennial in 1976.
OH 01
0.5 cubic foot, including 31 audiocassettes; 2 boxes
University History, Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral Histories 

Oregon State University Campus Maps

Oregon State University Campus Maps, 1894-1994

The Oregon State University Campus Maps document the development of the Oregon State campus from the 1890s through the 1990s. The collection includes campus guides and visitor maps; detailed surveys; campus plans; and maps showing buildings, roads, and walkways. The inital land for the current Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon, was purchased in 1871.
MAPS OSUCampus
2.5 cubic feet, 187 maps; 5 map folders and 1 oversize box
University History, Local History / Maps 

Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection, 2013-2014

The Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection documents the history, culture and ambition of Oregon State University through interviews with alumni, faculty, staff, administrators and supporters. Most of the items held in the collection take the form of life history interviews, their sole common thread being an association, past or present, with Oregon State University.
OH 26
73 sets of video and sound files; 470 gigabytes born digital
History of Science, Local History, Multicultural Archives, Natural Resources, University History / Born-Digital MaterialsSound Recordings and Oral HistoriesVideos 

May Oviatt Collection

May Oviatt Collection, 1903-1912

The May Oviatt Collection documents Oviatt's work as a public school teacher in Benton County and includes certificates and contracts. May Oviatt earned a BS in Household Science from Oregon Agricultural College in 1908.
MSS Oviatt
0.05 cubic foot; 2 boxes, including 1 oversize box
University History, Local History 

Pernot Family Photographic Collection

Pernot Family Photographic Collection, 1870-1940

The Pernot Family Photographic Collection documents members of the Pernot and Coote families and includes images of the Oregon Agricultural College campus and faculty. Emile Pernot taught photography at Oregon Agricultural College beginning in 1890 and became the first chair of the Bacteriology Department in 1900. He married Edith Coote, daughter of OAC horticulturist George Coote.
P 220
0.05 cubic foot, including 83 photographs ; 1 box
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Dan Poling Papers

Dan Poling Papers, 1956-1966

The Dan Poling Papers consist of Poling's dissertation on Adair Village as well as a history of the Blue Key National Fraternity prepared by him. Poling earned a BS in Commerce from Oregon Agricultural College in 1928 and served as Dean of Men at Oregon State from 1947 until the early 1970s.
MSS Poling
0.35 cubic foot; 1 box
University History, Local History 

W. Lester Powell Photograph Collection

W. Lester Powell Photograph Collection, 1913-1956

The W. Lester Powell Photograph Collection consists of images taken and assembled by Powell documenting Powell's student years at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC). Powell attended OAC from 1912 to 1917.
P 192
0.25 cubic foot, including 317 photographs; 1 box
University History, Natural Resources, Local History / Photographs 

President's Office Records

President's Office Records, 1870-2002

The President's Office Records reflect the administration of the university and include documentation of policy formulation, publication of statistical information, and review of legal issues. Separate finding aids have been prepared for Subgroup 1 (B.L. Arnold), Subgroup 2 (John D. Letcher), Subgroup 3 (John M. Bloss), Subgroup 4 (H.B. Miller), and Subgroup 5 (Thomas Gatch).
RG 013
44.4 cubic ft.; 180 microfilm reels.
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral Histories 

Publications Group

Publications Group

The Publications Group consists of newspapers, magazines, newsletters, brochures, reports and other literature generated by the whole of OSU, including its student and faculty groups, statewide extension agencies and university administration.
PUBS
553 titles
University History, Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives, History of Science, Local History

Ina Rihani Photographs

Ina Rihani Photographs, 1977

The Ina Rihani Photographs contain images of Monroe, Oregon taken in 1977. Included are photographs of various buildings and businesses, scenery, and other areas of note around the town.
P 160
27 photographs; 1 box
Local History / Photographs 

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Oregon

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Oregon, 1879-1956

The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Oregon are an extensive collection of detailed maps of 178 towns and cities in Oregon beginning in the 1880s. The maps depict both business and residential areas and provide information about the location of structures and type of construction.
MAPS Sanborn
25 cubic feet, including 5571 maps; 28 boxes, including 25 oversize boxes
Local History, Natural Resources / Maps 

Jean W. Scheel Photographs

Jean W. Scheel Photographs, 1945-1983

The Jean W. Scheel Photographs consist of images, primarily color slides, taken by Scheel documenting his Extension Service career and Rotary Club activities; his wife, Ada Scheel's participation in local and national garden clubs; and Oregon landscapes. Scheel worked for the Oregon State University Extension Service from 1946 until his retirement in 1971.
P 279
0.35 cubic foot, including 730 photographs; 1 box
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Nicholas Schneider Photograph Collection

Nicholas Schneider Photograph Collection, 1912-1915

The Nicholas Schneider Photograph Collection consists of images of fellow students and student activities assembled by Schneider during this student years at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) prior to World War I. Schneider attended OAC in 1912-1916 and returned after the war to complete a BS in commerce in 1922.
P 148
0.01 cubic foot, including 11 photographs; 1 box
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Clark Edwards Schultz Papers

Clark Edwards Schultz Papers, 1900-1982

The Clark Edwards Schultz Papers document the life and experiences of Schultz as a child in Illinois and a student at Oregon Agricultural College from 1909 to 1912 as well as his career in agricultural inspections and shipping, primarily in California. The Papers consist primarily of autobiographical essays written by Schultz in the early 1970s.
MSS Schultz
0.25 cubic foot, including 14 photographs; 1 box
University History, Local History / Photographs 

History of Science Oral History Collection

History of Science Oral History Collection, 2009-2013

The History of Science Oral History Collection consists primarily of interviews with scientists, with special emphasis placed on individuals who knew and worked with Linus Pauling. Also included are interviews with members of the Pauling family as well as interviews with family members of other scientists.
OH 17
37 sound files, 2 video files, 9 photographs; 27.8 gigabytes born digital
University History, History of Science, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral HistoriesPhotographsBorn-Digital Materials 

John E. Smith Collection

John E. Smith Collection, 1945-1963

The John E. Smith Collection consists of materials relating to Smith's interests as a writer of history, both regional and global.
MSS SmithJE
19 boxes
University History, Local History 

Pete Smith Papers

Pete Smith Papers, 1983-1994

The Pete Smith Papers detail Smith's work as a volunteer assisting in the organization of history tours for the Horner Museum. The collection also includes scrapbooks documenting the Horner Museum tours.
MSS SmithP
2.75 cubic feet; 2 archives boxes, 5 file folders and 2 document boxes
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Soap Creek Valley History Project Oral Histories

Soap Creek Valley History Project Oral Histories, 1978-1995

The Soap Creek Valley History Project Oral Histories consist of oral histories conducted primarily in 1989-1991 by the Oregon State University Research Forests to better understand the history, ecology, and culture of the Soap Creek Valley in Benton County, Oregon.
OH 06
1 cubic foot, including 20 audiocassettes; 2 boxes
University History, Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Sound Recordings and Oral Histories 

T.J. Starker Collection

T.J. Starker Collection, 1975-1982

The T.J. Starker Collection consists of materials written and assembled by Starker. The bulk of the collection is newspaper clippings pertaining to the Mount St. Helens eruptions of 1980-1982 and other newsworthy topics in Oregon in the early 1980s. Starker earned a BS in Forestry from Oregon Agricultural College in 1910 and was the founder of the family-owned Starker Forests timber company.
MSS Starker
1 cubic foot; 1 box
University History, Natural Resources, Local History 

Town Club Records

Town Club Records, 1937-1995

The Town Club Records document the activities of the Town Club, a Corvallis civic group, and includes programs, lists of officers and members, financial records, correspondence, meeting minutes and related documentation.
MSS TownClub
0.35 cubic foot; 1 document box
University History, Local History 

Sydney Trask Photograph Collection

Sydney Trask Photograph Collection, 1871-1932

This personal collection of photographs taken (and assembled) by Sydney Trask includes many notable images from the 1890s through 1910s of Oregon Agricultural College buildings, campus views, classrooms, and laboratories. Trask attended Oregon Agricultural College in 1894-1896. Before coming to Corvallis in 1894, he was a photographer for the railroad in eastern Oregon; in the late 1890s, he had a photographic studio in Corvallis.
P 096
1.8 cubic feet, including 429 photographs; 17 boxes, including 2 oversize boxes
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Triad Club Records

Triad Club Records, 1925-1999

The Triad Club Records document the activities and operation of this organization of Oregon State University faculty established in 1926 to further "fellowship, cooperation, and service" among faculty, students, and the citizens of Corvallis. The records include membership lists, minutes, scrapbooks, photographs, and anniversary publications.
MSS TriadClub
1.3 cubic feet; 4 boxes
University History, Local History / PhotographsSound Recordings and Oral HistoriesScrapbooks 

John W. Trigg Photograph Album

John W. Trigg Photograph Album, 1915-1918

The John W. Trigg Photograph Album consists of photographs assembled by Trigg, primarily during the academic year 1915-1916 when he attended Oregon Agricultural College as a vocational student in agriculture. The images depict campus buildings and views, athletics, student activities, and military cadets.
P 227
0.05 cubic foot, including 54 photographs; 1 box
University History, Local History / Photographs 

Rodney Tripp Collection

Rodney Tripp Collection, circa 1870 - 2001

The Rodney Tripp Collection documents Tripp's association with Oregon State University and consists primarily of ephemera, memorabilia, and artifacts. A life-long resident of Albany, Oregon, Tripp earned a BS in Secretarial Science from Oregon State College in 1940.
MSS Tripp
1 cubic foot, including one photograph; 1 box
University History, Local History / Photographs 

United States Dept. of Agriculture Aerial Photographs of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties, Oregon

United States Dept. of Agriculture Aerial Photographs of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties, Oregon, 1972-1994

The United States Dept. of Agriculture Aerial Photographs of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties, Oregon consist of aerial photographs assembled and used by the USDA field office in Tangent, Oregon for soil conservation and other purposes. The bulk of the photographs are 24x24 inch photographs taken in 1994 with accompanying index maps.
P 267
17.5 cubic feet, including 2577 photographs; 19 boxes, including 15 oversize boxes, and 1 map folder
Natural Resources, Local History / PhotographsMaps 

University Publications Photographs

University Publications Photographs, 1890-2002

The University Publications Photographs consist of images taken or assembled by the publications staff for use in OSU catalogs, brochures, and other publications. They depict the full range of OSU academic and research programs and include images of students, faculty, and staff; campus buildings and views; Oregon scenes; research and teaching; athletics; and student life.
P 094
17.5 cubic feet, including 40,000 photographs; 36 boxes, including 1 oversize box
University History, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Photographs 

Tony Van Vliet Papers

Tony Van Vliet Papers, 1946-1995

The Van Vliet Papers document the ten terms (1975-1995) that Tony Van Vliet served in the Oregon Legislative Assembly representing House District 35 in Benton County as well as his forestry research and other administrative activities at Oregon State University.
MSS VanVliet
6.25 cubic feet
University History, Natural Resources, Local History / PhotographsVideos 

Ralph VanCleave Photographic Collection

Ralph VanCleave Photographic Collection, circa 1860 - circa 1940s

The Ralph VanCleave Photographic Collection contains images of the Horning Carding Mill and F.A. Horning residence, and includes written histories of both subjects. Also held within the collection are images, taken in the 1940s, of public schools from all around the Willamette Valley.
P 156
53 photographs; 1 box
Local History / Photographs 

Village Improvement Society Minutes

Village Improvement Society Minutes, 1904-1911

The Village Improvement Society Minutes document the activities of this Corvallis, Oregon, civic organization which promoted the planting of trees, development of parks, and general beautification of the city.
MSS Village
0.01 cubic foot; 1 box
Local History 

Weniger, Willibald, Photographic Collection

Weniger, Willibald, Photographic Collection, ca. 1905-1930

The Weniger Photographic Collection consists predominately of a photograph album of images taken and/or collected by Willibald Weniger. Most of the images are of Oregon Agricultural College; Corvallis and vicinity; physics laboratories and research; and Weniger and his family and friends. Weniger was a professor of physics at Oregon Agricultural College from 1908 to 1914 and again from 1920 until his retirement in 1951.
P 081
0.25 cubic feet; approx. 600 prints and 40 negatives.
University History, History of Science, Local History / Photographs 

Willamette River Pollution Film

Willamette River Pollution Film, circa 1940

The Willamette River Pollution Film documents point sources of pollution in the Willamette River and its tributaries.
FV P 059
0.05 cubic foot, including 1 film; 1 box
Natural Resources, Local History / Videos 

Willamette Valley Township Survey Plats

Willamette Valley Township Survey Plats, 1851-1898

The Willamette Valley Township Survey Plats consist of reproductions of the original manuscript plat maps for townships in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, primarily in the 1850s.
MAPS Township
0.8 cubic foot, including 116 maps; 1 oversize box
Natural Resources, Local History / Maps 

E. E. Wilson Papers

E. E. Wilson Papers, 1838-1961

The E. E. Wilson Papers include Wilson's personal and professional papers and document his education, family, work as an attorney, and public service activities.
MSS WilsonEE
41 cubic feet
University History, Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives, Local History / PhotographsScrapbooksMaps 

Wilson, E. E., Photographic Collection

Wilson, E. E., Photographic Collection, ca. 1855-1960

The E. E. Wilson Photographic Collection consists of images of Wilson, a Corvallis native and OAC alum, as well as his family and friends, the OAC campus, Corvallis and the Pacific Northwest. The collection also includes documentation of the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco and photos of Siletz tribe members.
P 101
2 cubic feet; approx. 1300 prints and 700 negatives.
University History, Multicultural Archives, Local History / Photographs 

Lottie Wilson Letter

Lottie Wilson Letter, 1908

The Lottie Wilson Letter was written in January 1908 by Lottie Wilson, a music student at Oregon Agricultural College, to her family in Mount Hood, Oregon. It describes her activities as a resident of Waldo Hall and her work at a Corvallis photography studio.
MSS WilsonL
0.01 cubic foot; 1 box
University History, Local History 

Young Democratic Club of Benton County Collection

Young Democratic Club of Benton County Collection, 1936-1937

The Young Democratic Club of Benton County Collection documents the activities and membership of an Oregon political organization during the 1936 presidential election.
MSS DemocraticClub
0.17 cubic ft.
Local History