Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

College of Agricultural Sciences Photographs, 1892-2001

Scope and Content Note

The College of Agricultural Sciences Photographs document Oregon State University's academic and research programs in agriculture; Branch Experiment Stations in Oregon; College faculty, students, and alumni; international programs; and special events, conferences, and workshops. The collection includes glass negatives of crops, plants and other agricultural topics that may be have been used for teaching as well as images taken in 1913 by bacteriologist Emile Pernot of farms and slaughter houses in Benton County. The photographs of Experiment Stations document facilities, windstorm damage at the North Willamette Experiment Station, and views of branch stations near Astoria and in Moro County.

The largest component of the collection is a group of about 900 color slides, many taken in 2001, that depict students and faculty participating in instruction and research activities and include images of farms, research facilities, class field trips, university events, and students and faculty.

Many photographs of individual faculty, staff, and students are included as well as faculty, student, and alumni groups. Images of attendees at conferences and workshops as well as the Oregon Dairy Manufacturers Association meeting are part of the collection.

Photographs of the Kasetsart University campus in Thailand; classrooms, laboratories, and other facilities; and Oregon State faculty, Kasetsart University faculty and administrators, and Thai students document the cooperative program between Kasetsart University and Oregon State College in the 1950s and 1960s.

Many of the photos from the 1980s were taken or assembled by the staff of the E.R. Jackman Foundation; they depict Jackman Foundation Board members and staff; College administrators; awards presentations and special events; and students and faculty.

Photographers include Robert W. Henderson, Emile Pernot, J.D. Vertrees, and Dennis Wolverton.

The largest component of the collection is color slides; the remainder is primarily b/w prints. The collection also includes nitrate and glass negatives, b/w film negatives, and color prints.

An addition the the College of Agricultural Sciences Photographs (Accession 2013:092) is made up of photographs documenting College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) staff, students, and various events organized by the college. Numbering about 1050 images in total (550 prints, 420 negatives, 80 slides), the bulk of these photographs depict students in portrait and group shots, many of whom were recipients of CAS awards/honors and members of the groups OSU Agricultural Ambassadors and Future Farmers of America. Also depicted are views of the the award receptions and dinners where these students were honored. Other photographs in this transfer portray classroom instruction, CAS staff, agricultural research projects, and JARSI program participants. Among the CAS staff depicted in these images include: Roger Fendall, Wilbur Cooney, E.C. Stevenson, and Manning Becker. The slides are part of the presentation: "Strength Through Diversity: The Story of Oregon Agriculture."

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