Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Corvallis Gazette-Times Photographs, 1957-1965

Scope and Content Note

The Corvallis Gazette-Times Photographs consist of images (primarily film negatives) documenting activities and events that took place in the late 1950s to mid 1960s on and around the Oregon State College (OSC) campus. Many of the images were published in the newspaper, either in the society section or accompanying feature stories.

Many of the depicted events were held by organizations and groups affiliated with OSC or the City of Corvallis. Some organizations represented in this collection include the College of Home Economics, OSC Corvallis Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Society, OSC Cosigners Club, Masque and Dagger (a University drama club), OSC Civic Music Association, the College Folk Club, and local 4-H clubs. Members and alumnae of Delta Zeta, Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Sigma Phi, and Euterpe are pictured as well as women participating in rush week activities. Also depicted within the collection are parties for faculty and students, reunions, recreational activities, plays, and other events.

Most of the photographs were taken by Gazette-Times photographers; however, the collection includes some submitted photographs. The film negatives are primarily 4x5 format; some 120 format and a few 35 mm negatives are also included. All of the negatives and prints are black-and-white. Original descriptive cards and negative envelopes are available with the negatives; many of these indicate the publication date for the associated photograph.

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