Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Gifford, Wanda, Photographs, 1948-1958

McDonald child in a cherry orchard with her dog, April 1949.

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P 218-SG 4

The Wanda Gifford Photographs consist of images taken by Wanda Gifford during the late 1940s and 1950s that document post-war Salem, Oregon; agriculture in the Willamette Valley; and scenic views of Oregon landmarks, the northern Cascades in Washington, Glacier National Park in Montana. After Ralph Gifford's death in 1947, his wife Wanda Muir Gifford took over the family's photography business and continued to take and sell photographs through the mid-1950s.


Gifford Photographic Digital Collection
Gifford Photographic Digital Collection
A growing online repository of the Gifford Family photographers' documentation of Oregon from 1890-1950.

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Scope and Content Note


2 cubic feet, including 3670 photographs; 15 boxes, including 2 oversize boxes, and 1 map folder


The Wanda Gifford Photographs are arranged in 3 series: I. Numbered Photographs, 1948-1957; II. Unnumbered Photographs, 1949-1958; and III. Color Transparencies, circa 1950s.

Related Papers

This is one component of the Gifford Photographic Collection (P 218) held by the OSU Archives. Other components are: Benjamin A. Gifford Photographs (P 218-SG 1); Ralph I. Gifford Photographs (P 218-SG 2); Ralph I. Gifford Motion Pictures (P 218-SG 3); Ben L. Gifford Photographs (P 218-SG 5); Gifford Collection Photographs by Unknown or Other Photographers (P 218-SG 6); and Gifford Collection Documentary Materials (P 218-SG 7).

Other images of Salem, Oregon, are available in the Walter R. Baker Photographs (P 018), Oliver Matthew Photographs (P 118), and Oliver Matthews Collection.

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