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Hugh C. Currin Photograph Collection, 1902-1906

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Hugh C. Currin Photograph Collection, 1902-1906

ID: P 168

Primary Creator: Currin, Hugh C.

Extent: 0.05 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Hugh C. Currin Photograph Collection consists of photographs assembled by Currin, primarily during his student years at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC). Currin attended OAC in 1902-1903.

Images from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.

Scope and Content Notes

The Hugh C. Currin Photograph Collection consists of 12 images of the Oregon Agricultural College campus, military cadets, and athletic teams assembled by Currin, primarily during his student years in the early 1900s. All of the images are mounted prints and all are individually numbered (P168:01 - P168:12).

The collection includes photographs of several campus buildings: Benton, Cauthorn (now known as Fairbanks), Agriculture (now Education), Alpha, and Mechanical (now Kearney) Halls. Two images of military cadet reviews are part of the collection; both images include the cadet band. One of these images shows the residential area adjacent to lower campus. Another image depicts a group of young men (probably cadets) with rifles, perhaps at an encampment.

Several of the images in the collection depict athletic teams and events. These include the 1906 football team, a football practice, and a football game with the University of Washington. A group photograph of the women's basketball team and one of the 1904 men's basketball team are also included.

Three of the photos were made by W.G. Emery and one by Chester Coffey.

Images from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Hugh Cochran Currin from Ione, Oregon (Morrow County) attended Oregon Agricultural College in 1902-1903; he did not graduate. In 1920, he was living in Umatilla County, Oregon. Currin died in 1954.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 12 photographs; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The photographs were donated to the Archives by Currin's son, Ralph Currin, in 1980.

Related Materials: The Special Collections and Archives Reserach CenterĀ  photographic collections include many images of campus buildings and athletic teams, including Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC) and the Buildings Photographic Collection (P 016). Other collections that include images from the early-mid 1900s are the Bertha Andresen Photographs (P 026), William C. Bryant Collection (MSS Bryant), William Harling Davolt Scrapbook and Photographs (MSS Davolt), Alta McCormick Photograph Collection (P 113), and the James A. Sewell Photograph Album (P 259).

Preferred Citation: Hugh C. Currin Photograph Collection (P 168), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Currin, Hugh C.
Emery, W. G.

People, Places, and Topics

Basketball for women--Oregon--Corvallis.
College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Currin, Hugh C.
Marching bands--Oregon--Corvallis.
Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
University History

Forms of Material

Photographic prints.

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