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President's Office Photographs, 1923-1998

Linus Pauling and President John Byrne in conversation with Betty and Les Buell, 1986.

Information and Credits

P 092

The President's Office Photographs consist of photographs documenting the activities the presidents of Oregon State University, primarily from 1960 through 1995, as well as individual portrait photographs of Oregon State faculty and staff from the 1930s through 1960s.


OSU Presidents Online Exhibit
OSU Presidents Online Exhibit
Images and biographical sketches of OSU Presidents from 1865 to the present.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


0.9 cubic foot, including 1752 photographs; 4 boxes, including 1 oversize box


The photographs are arranged in four series: I. Faculty and Staff Photographs, circa 1930s-1960s; II. Presidents A.L. Strand, James H. Jensen, and Robert W. MacVicar, 1923-1984; III. President John V. Byrne, circa 1935-1995; and IV. President Paul G. Risser, 1996-1998.

Related Papers

The Presidents of Oregon State University Photographic Collection (P 001) includes portrait photographs of most of the Oregon State presidents. Other collections with substantial numbers of images of the presidents as well as Oregon State faculty and staff are Harriet's Collection and the Faculty and Staff (P 046), News and Communications Services (P 057), Gwil Evans (P 082), Robert W. Henderson (P 098), and Extension and Experiment Station Communications (P 120) photograph collections. Photographs of OSU presidents are also part of the John McKnight Bloss Collection, Edwin T. Reed Papers (photos of Kerr), F.A. Gilfillan Papers, Fred M. Shideler Papers (photos of Jensen), and the Roy A. Young Papers. The President's Office Records (RG 013) document the administration of all Oregon State presidents. Photographs of President Risser and of special events and activities during his administration are available in the University Advancement Records (RG 210) and the University Publications Photographs (P 094).

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