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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