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Oregon State University Military Photographs Collection, 1875-1975

Military review, 1941.

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P 002

The Oregon State University Military Photographs Collection consists of images of military education and cadets at Oregon State from various sources and time periods. Individual images include portraits and group shots of military cadets and officers, as well as reviews, formations, training, and instructional materials. Photographs are arranged chronologically by historical era. Courses in military science have been taught at Oregon State since the early 1870s.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


2 cubic feet, including 1000 photographs; 13 boxes, including 4 oversize boxes, and 2 map folders


The Oregon State University Military Photographs Collection is arranged into five series by chronological era: I. Pre World War One, 1875-1917; II. World War One, 1916-1918; III. Inter-War Years, 1919-1939; IV. World War Two, 1940-1945; V. Cold War Years, 1946-1975. The series include subseries; photographs are arranged numerically within subseries and series.

Related Papers

Photographs of military cadets and their activities are found in many collections. Harriet's Collection (P HC) has prints made from the glass negatives in P 002 and other original images. Various military records and photographs are found in the following collections: Ulysses Grant McAlexander Collection; Army ROTC Photographs (P 257), Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Records (RG 058), Army Specialized Training Program Records (RG 059); Student Army Training Corps Records (RG 060); and Air Force ROTC Photographs (P 281).

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