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Food Science and Technology Department Photographs, 1900-1963

The cooking and washing department of the Starr Fruit Products Company in Portland, Oregon, ca. 1930s.

Information and Credits

P 142

The Food Science and Technology Department Photographs depict the department's food processing and canning laboratories and equipment; research and testing activities of the department; faculty and students; and commercial food packing and processing facilities and equipment throughout Oregon.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


0.6 cubic foot, including 729 photographs; 6 boxes


The collection is arranged in 10 series: I. Glass Negatives, 1914-1921; II. Quartermaster Project, circa 1942; III. Rogue River Valley Canning, circa 1940; IV. Food Technology Production Equipment and Machinery, circa 1900-1940; V. Food Industries Experimental Laboratory Equipment, circa 1920-1940; VI. Relief Canneries, 1932-1933; VII. Food Processing and Packing Plants, circa 1915-1935; VIII. Dehydrator Plants and Works, circa 1917; IX. Italian Swiss Colony Vineyards Postcards, circa 1940; and X. Food Processing Equipment and Facilities, Faculty, and Students, 1914-1963. The prints and film negatives are arranged by series and thereunder by number; the nitrate negatives are arranged numerically.

Related Papers

The Food Science and Technology Department (RG 176) and Agricultural Experiment Station (RG 025) Records contain significant materials documenting the research activities of the department. Additional photographs are part of Harriet's Collection, and the Extension and Experiment Station Communications Photographs (P 120), the Gwil Evans Photographic Collection (P 082), and the Robert W. Henderson Photographs (P 098). Materials pertaining to the industrial processing of strawberries are part of the Dean E. Booster Papers. Extensive information about canneries Oregon and Washington in 1914-1915 is available in the U.S.D.A. Northwest Cannery Survey Collection.

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