Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Track and Field Photograph Collection, 1900 - circa 1960

The finish line of an unidentified track and field race, ca. 1920s.

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P 010

The Track and Field Photograph Collection depicts track and field and cross country athletes from Oregon State University and other schools participating in athletic events such as long jump (formerly known as the broad jump), high jump, pole vault, discus and shot put, hurdles, and other races and events. The majority of the images depict meets during the 1920s. The track and field program began at Oregon Agricultural College in 1896.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


0.15 cubic foot, including 158 photographs; 1 box


The Track and Field Photograph Collection consists of one series: I. Track and Field Photographs, 1900 - circa 1960. All of the images have been assigned item numbers.

Related Papers

Additional photographs of track and field teams and events are available in Harriet's collection as well as the Jerry D. Belcher Collection of Oregon Agricultural College Track Photographs (P 128), Dale Story Scrapbook, and Berny Wagner Scrapbooks. Cross country photographs can be found within the Intercollegiate Athletics Photograph Collection (P 031). The Memorabilia Collection contains extensive documentation on track and field and cross country as well as high jumper Dick Fosbury. More information about track and field and cross country is also available in the Sports Media Guides (PUB 054).

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