Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Rowing (Crew) Photograph Collection, 1922-1939

Scope and Content Note

The Rowing (Crew) Photograph Collection consists predominantly of images of rowing teams from universities other than Oregon State and of rowing events in the eastern United States. The University of Washington rowing team is depicted in several images. Other universities represented in the collection are the University of Wisconsin, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Syracuse University as well as Cambridge and Oxford Universities. The Poughkeepsie Races (New York) and the Childs Cup Regatta on the Harlem River are depicted.

Several images of Oregon State College rowing team members are part of the collection. Of special note is a photograph of several students participating in a "canoe tilt" in which competitors stand in separate canoes, and using a long oar with padding on the end, try to send their opponent overboard.

The source of the images is not identified; it is possible they were assembled by E.A. Stevens.

All of the images in the collection are b/w photographic prints. Many of the photographs were taken by national news organizations including Underwood and Underwood; International Newsreel Photo; Kadel and Herbert News Photos; Wide World Photos; and Pacific and Atlantic Photos. Photographs of the Oregon State teams were taken by Howells Studio and Ball Studio.


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