Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Faculty and Staff Photograph Collection, 1896-1979

Scope and Content Note

The Faculty and Staff Photograph Collection consists primarily of individual portraits and group photographs of faculty and staff employed by Oregon State University. Most of the portraits are small photograph prints that were removed from original employment applications submitted in the 1930s through 1950s; many of these were taken by Hise Studio in Corvallis. Other photographs in the collection depict individuals with a close relationship to Oregon State, including Oregon governors and members of the Oregon Agricultural College Board of Regents. Most of the individuals are identified. Some of the images depict faculty or staff in laboratories, offices, or outdoors.

Of special note are several late 1890s and early 1900s images of bicyclists, including two images of four Oregon Agricultural College faculty who bicycled from California to Oregon in the summer of 1896.

Several images from the collection are available online in the Best of the Archives digital collection. The collection includes photographs by Hise Studio, R.W. Henderson, as well as other photographers in Oregon and elsewhere in the United States. Most of the photographs are individually numbered (P046:001 thru P046:435). Six unidentified images are not individually numbered.

The collection consists primarily of b/w prints (424), but also includes 28 film negatives, 10 nitrate negatives, 4 color prints, and 1 color slide.

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