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Mark Clyde Phillips Collection, circa 1857-1961

Mark Clyde Phillips.

Information and Credits

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The Mark Clyde Phillips Collection is comprised of materials generated and collected by Phillips, an Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Superintendent of Heating. Included are materials documenting Phillips' education and career at OAC (1897-1947) including correspondence, course materials, certificates and diplomas, a patent, and professional literature. The collection also contains Phillips family genealogical records and mementos including an autograph book, a manuscript account of the life of James T. Phillips (Mark Clyde's father), and several deeds and patents. Also present are materials documenting the Crawford family (Mark Clyde's second wife), including a genealogical record, an autograph book and photo album, and a scrapbook. Photographic prints, real photo postcards, and a tintype of Mark Clyde Phillips and other members of the Phillips and Crawford families are also present.

Biographical Note 

Scope and Content Note


0.75 cubic feet, including 62 photographs; 3 boxes including 1 oversize box


The Mark Clyde Phillips Collection is arranged into four series: I. Mark Clyde Phillips, 1881-1954; II. Phillips Family, 1869-1961; III. Crawford Family, circa 1857-1916; and IV. Photographs, circa 1878-1935.

Related Papers

Other records related to the OAC Mechanical Engineering Department include the Mechanical Engineering Department Records (RG 213), the Mechanical Engineering Department Lantern Slides (P 229), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Oregon State College Student Branch Records (MSS ASME), and the Grant Adelbert Covell Papers. Information about heating and power on the campus can be found in the Facilities Services Records (RG 193) and the Landscape Architecture Department Records (RG 089). Accounts of other Oregon pioneers are located in the Francis T. Howard Diary (MSS Howard), the Oregon Pioneers Oral History Collection (OH 01), and the Jesse A. Applegate Collection.

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