Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Agricultural and Resource Economics Department Photographs, 1925-1979

Image from a brochure titled "Preparing for a Career in Agricultural Economics." Caption below photo reads: "Agricultural Economics graduates find many management opportunities in the food processing industry."

Information and Credits

P 245

The Agricultural and Resource Economics Department Photographs consist of images taken by Oregon State College County Agents, Farm Management Department faculty and staff, and Agricultural Economics Department faculty. The photographs depict agriculture in Oregon, including livestock, equipment, and crop fields. Additional images document damage caused by the 1945/1946 Willamette River flood, pasture scenes, operations of the Duckwall Fruit Processing Plant, and fruit harvesting and processing in Wenatchee Valley, Washington.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note

Quantity

1 cubic foot, including 1729 photographs; 3 boxes

Arrangement

The Agricultural and Resource Economics Department Photographs consist of seven series: I. Farm Produce and Crops, 1925-1949; II. Livestock, 1925-1942; III. Agricultural Machinery and Equipment, 1925-1932; IV. Farmsteads, 1925-1933; V. Additional Agricultural Images, circa 1946; VI. Duckwall Fruit Processing Plant Operations, 1966-1967; and VII. Fruit Harvesting and Processing in Wenatchee Valley, 1966-1979.

Related Papers

The Agricultural and Resource Economics Department Records (RG 128) and Motion Picture Films and Videotapes (FV P 245) provide substantial documentation of research, teaching, and extension activities in agricultural economics and farm management at Oregon State. The Special Collections & Archives Research Center includes numerous photographs documenting agriculture in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, including the Horticulture Department Photographs (P 090), Extension Bulletin Illustrations Photograph Collection (P 020), and Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin Illustrations (P 019). The Food Science and Technology Department Photographs (P 142) include images of food processing equipment and facilities. Photographs in the George W. Varseveld Papers document research on harvesting, processing, and freezing of fruits and vegetables.

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