Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Harry C. Patton Collection of Oregon State College Memorabilia, 1914-1971

Scope and Content Note

The Harry C. Patton Collection of Oregon State College Memorabilia consists of items assembled by Patton and his daughter, Shirley Elizabeth Patton, and son-in-law, Jacob Wimer Bigham, Jr. The collection includes yearbooks, dance cards, pennants, patches, and other memorabilia. The 1915 and 1916 Orange and 1918 Beaver yearbooks are part of the collection and document Patton's student years at Oregon Agricultural College. An Oregon Agricultural College pennant from the 1910s is also included.

Dance cards, patches, a cap, and earmuffs acquired and assembled by Shirley and Jacob during their student years at Oregon State College in the late 1930s through early 1940s are included. A felt patch with the inscription Helonskis, Corvallis, Ore. and a profile of Marys Peak was created by the Helonskis Ski Club, which operated a ski tow and ski hut on Marys Peak. Oregon State (O) patches are also part of the collection.

A pennant commemorating the 1957 Rose Bowl football game has Rose Bowl game buttons and a 1961 homecoming button affixed to it. A 1971 brochure about Peavy Hall is also included.


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