The Richard W. Gilkey Photographs consist of images made by Gilkey during his student years at Oregon State College in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The photographs provide extensive documentation of student life; many were published in the Beaver yearbook and the Oregon Stater alumni magazine. Gilkey earned BS and MS degrees from Oregon State.
1 cubic foot, including 1050 photographs; 5 boxes, including 1 oversize box
The Richard W. Gilkey Photographs are arranged in 16 series: I. College Track, 1948; II. College Basketball, 1947-1952; III. College Football, 1947-1951; IV. College Baseball, 1948; V. Spot News, 1948; VI. Barometer, 1947-1951; VII. Paste Up at "State" and Other Publications, 1948-1949; VIII. Miscellaneous, 1949; IX. Dances, 1948; X. Memorial Union, circa 1950; XI. Oregon Stater, 1948-2005; XII. News Bureau, 1948-1951; XIII. Campus Buildings, circa 1950; XIV. Campus Views, circa 1950; XV. Unnumbered Color Transparencies, 1949; XVI. Documentary Materials, 1947-2005.
Richard Gilkey's photographs are part of many other collections in the Archives' holdings, including the Football Photographs (P 004), Alumni Association Photographs (P 017), and Harriet's Collection. An oral history interview of Gilkey is part of the Oregon State University Alumni Oral History Collection (OH 13). Extensive documentation of the Oregon Stater alumni magazine is available in the Alumni Association Records (RG 035). More recent photographs published in the Oregon Stater are available in the Oregon Stater Photographs (P 195).