Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Harriet Moore Photograph Collection, 1890-1962

Biographical Note:

Harriet Moore was Oregon State University's first archivist, a position she held from 1961 to 1966, and an avid local historian. One of the largest photograph collections held by the Special Collections & Archives Research Center is named Harriet's Collection in her honor.

Harriet Forest Moore trained as a physical therapist at Reed College and worked as a physical therapist in the U.S. Army Reconstruction Aid Program before enrolling at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in 1920. She completed B.S. (1922) and M.S. (1924) degrees in vocational education at OAC. In 1955, Moore became a Library Assistant in the Oregon State College Library. Her attention to detail and experience with local history research led to her appointment as Archivist in 1961. After her retirement in 1966, she worked part-time on special projects in the Archives until 1970. Moore received awards from the Oregon Historical Society and the Benton County History Society and Museum for her work to promote local history. Harriet Moore died in 1992.


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