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Bioresource Engineering Department Photograph Collection, 1925-1980

Soenens flax puller in field of flax and weeds, 1930s.  Photo was taken at the Lester Burley farm, Canby, Oregon.

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P 106

The Bioresource Engineering Department Photograph Collection documents the department's research into improving agricultural equipment and machinery. The collection includes images used in annual reports, slides of assorted harvesting and processing equipment, and photos documenting fiber flax processing trials.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


2 cubic feet; approx. 1900 prints, 500 negatives, and 2500 color slides and transparencies


The photos from annual and other reports, are numbered 1 through 301. Color slides of harvesting and processing equipment are unnumbered and have been arranged into 6 major categories, shown on the inventory. The negatives and prints of flax harvesting and processing are arranged chronologically according to the original image numbers assigned to them, beginning with FX-1-7-38. In this group, FX refers to the flax project, 1 is the image number and 7-38 is the month and year in which the photo was taken. The Agricultural Engineering graduates photos are numbered 302 through 312.

Related Papers

Other photographs pertaining to the Bioresource Engineering Department are located at Harriet's Collection #951, #979, and #1459; and the Gwil Evans Photograph Collection, P 82:2 and P82:11. RG 1 contains the records of the Bioresource Engineering Department, including extensive flax research records and equipment plans and drawings. Records of research projects conducted by the department are located in the Agricultural Experiment Station Records (RG 25). The Bioresource Engineering Department Films & Videotapes (P106) contains 5 films pertaining to strawberry harvesting and harvesting equipment. PUB 10-11a consists of departmental newsletters and the Agricultural Engineering Club's newsletter, the Agricultural Engineer.

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