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Pitts Elmore Photographs, 1921-1922

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Pitts Elmore Photographs, 1921-1922

ID: P 123

Primary Creator: Elmore, J. Pitts (1903-)

Extent: 0.01 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Pitts Elmore Photographs consist of several views of Oregon Agricultural College buildings and campus scenes taken by Elmore, who graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1925.

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

Scope and Content Notes

The Pitts Elmore Photographs consist of four images of campus scenes and buildings. They include the Trysting Tree, the entrance to Waldo Hall, and the entrance to Apperson (now Kearney) Hall -- all taken in the spring of 1922. An image of the front of Apperson Hall after a snowstorm in the winter of 1921-1922 is also included.

Several duplicate prints of the Trysting Tree image (made in the 1980s or 1990s) are part of this collection. The original glass negative for the Trysting Tree photograph is part of the Sydney Trask Photographic Collection (P096:009).

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

Biographical / Historical Notes

Pitts Elmore, from Santa Maria California, attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1920 until 1925, with a break in 1924 due to illness. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering. Elmore was an avid campus photographer and was Assistant Editor of the 1924 Beaver yearbook. Many of his photos were published in the 1923, 1924, and 1925 editions of the Beaver. He lived in California after graduation.

Elmore was born in Kansas City Missouri on January 29, 1903 and died in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 4, 1994.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 7 photographs; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The photographs were acquired by the Archives in the 1960s.

Related Materials: Additional photographs taken by Elmore are part of Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC) number HC2949. Many of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center photographic collections include images of campus building and scenes, including Harriet's Photograph Collection and the Buildings Photographic Collection (P 016).

Preferred Citation: Pitts Elmore Photographs (P 123), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Elmore, J. Pitts (1903-)

People, Places, and Topics

College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
Elmore, J. Pitts, 1903-
Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
University History

Forms of Material

Photographic prints.

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