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Extension Service Photographs, 1900-2007

Sheep in a pasture in Oregon, 1910.

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P 062

The Extension Service Photographs document Extension programs, activities, and staff throughout Oregon as well as Oregon agriculture. The Extension Service was established in Oregon in 1911.


Digital Resources: History of OSU Extension
Digital Resources: History of OSU Extension
A comprehensive collection of online resources documenting the 100+ year history of Extension at Oregon State University.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


2.4 cubic feet, including 3350 photographs; 9 boxes, including 2 oversize boxes


The Extension Service Photographs are arranged in 7 series: I. Extension Service Programs and Activities, 1900-2007; II. Photographs from Clatsop and Klamath County Annual Reports, 1923-1955; III. Photographs Separated from Extension Service Records, circa 1922 - 1971; IV. Frank L. Ballard Photographs, 1909 - circa 1965; V. Lane County Extension, 1929-1995; VI. Linn County Extension, circa 1921 - 1950; VII. Benton County Extension Home Economics Study Groups, 1973-1996.

Related Papers

The OSU Archives' holdings include numerous collections documenting Extension Service programs and activities throughout Oregon. The Extension Service Records (RG 111) document the administration and programmatic activities of the OSU Extension Service. The Extension Bulletin Illustrations Photograph Collection (P 020) and the Extension and Experiment Station Communications Photographs (P 120), and Harriet's Collection include additional photographs of Extension Service programs and staff. The 4-H Photograph Collection (P 146) provides extensive visual documentation of Oregon 4-H programs, projects, and participants. Other collections that document county extension activities include the Clackamas County Jersey Cattle Club Scrapbook, the Malheur County 4-H Leaders Council Records, and the Multnomah County Home Economics Extension Units Collection.

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