Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Sydney Trask Photograph Collection, 1871-1932

OAC photography class, ca. 1892. Standing (l to r): John Fulton, E. G. Emmett, Homer Lily, unidentified woman, unidentified woman. Seated (l to r): unidentified man, two unidentified women, W. Frank Holman, unidentified woman.

Information and Credits

P 096

This personal collection of photographs taken (and assembled) by Sydney Trask includes many notable images from the 1890s through 1910s of Oregon Agricultural College buildings, campus views, classrooms, and laboratories. Trask attended Oregon Agricultural College in 1894-1896. Before coming to Corvallis in 1894, he was a photographer for the railroad in eastern Oregon; in the late 1890s, he had a photographic studio in Corvallis.

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Scope and Content Note


1.8 cubic feet, including 429 photographs; 17 boxes, including 2 oversize boxes


The collection consists of one series: I. Sydney Trask Photographs. All of the images have been assigned individual item numbers (P096:001 thru P096:255).

Related Papers

Many other photographs of campus buildings are available in the Buildings Photographic Collection (P 016) and Harriet's Photograph Collection. Additional photographs of home economics and engineering classrooms and laboratories are part of Harriet's Photograph Collection as well as the College of Home Economics (P 044) and College of Engineering (P 069) photograph collections.

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