Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Thayer Raymond Collection, 1912-1990

Scope and Content Note

The Thayer Raymond Collection consists of a photograph album compiled by Raymond; several loose photographs; and a sound recording. The photograph album includes photographs and memorabilia of Raymond's student years in high school and college; automobile camping trips; and the beginning of her teaching career at South Bend High School in Washington. Of particular note are photographs of a high school drama production; students and student activities; the Raymond family; outings, picnics, camping, and automobile trips; the Oregon Agricultural College campus; a view of 4th Street in Corvallis, Oregon; and the town of and region around Raymond, Washington. Memorabila includes dance cards, clippings, and a 1919 commencement program and invitation.

The loose photographs include a color photographic print of Thayer Raymond made in the late 1980s or early 1990s. The sound recording is a 12-inch 33 1/3 rpm disk of Thayer Raymond speaking in an Oregon State College Speech Department voice and diction class recorded in the summer of 1938.

An addition to the Thayer Raymond Collection (Accession 2013:020) consists of certificates, a diploma, a grade report, photographs, and publications. These materials document alumna Raymond's association with Oregon Agricultural College, teaching career, and graduation from high school. In addition to two portrait shots of Thayer, there is also a photographic print of L.V. Raymond riding a bike. The certificates pertain to Raymond's teaching credentials in Oregon and Washington as well as her membership in the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. The publications consist of a commencement program, Extension Service circulars used by Raymond in home economics instruction, and a copy of the "OAC Alumnus" featuring an update about Raymond.


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