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Fred Tooley Photograph Collection, 1910-1961

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Fred Tooley Photograph Collection, 1910-1961

Predominant Dates: 1910-1911

ID: P 278

Primary Creator: Tooley, Fred

Extent: 0.03 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Fred Tooley Photograph Collection consists of photographs assembled by Tooley during his student years at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) and of subsequent reunions of the Class of 1911 in 1936 and 1961. Tooley earned a BS in agriculture from OAC in 1911.

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

Scope and Content Notes

The Fred Tooley Photograph Collection consists of photographs assembled by Tooley during his student years at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in 1910-1911 and of the 25th and 50th reunions of the Class of 1911 in 1936 and 1961. The photographs include images of a study desk, probably in a dormitory room. Tooley and his mother are shown in 1911 after commencement on a boardwalk southeast of campus; Education Hall and the Gymnasium (now Gymnastics Training Center) are in the background of this image. Campus views depict cadets in an OAC formation; Agriculture Hall, the Bandstand, and the Pharmacy Building (Alpha Hall); lower campus and the fountain; the Armory (McAlexander Fieldhouse); and Waldo Hall. Of special note is an image of the Mechanical Arts Building (Merryfield Hall) that also depicts the Horticulture Building (and greenhouses) and the heating tower. A photograph of the 1910 commencement exercises in the Armory (McAlexander Fieldhouse) is included. One image shows the seniors entering the Gymnasium for the alumni banquet and another depicts the banquet underway in the interior of the Gymnasium in 1911

The collection includes several group photographs: juniors on junior flunk day in spring of 1910; Class of 1911 graduates in front of Benton Hall; and the Class of 1911 attendees at their 25th reunion in 1936 and the 50th reunion in 1961. Tooley's wife is also pictured in both the reunion photographs. The 50th reunion program is part of the collection and indicates that Tooley spoke on "Memories of College Days".

The postcard print of Waldo Hall was sent to Floyd Mason in Hood River, Oregon, from Joy (Tooley's wife) while she was an OAC student. The postcard of the Junior Flunk Day group was sent to Tooley's sister, Pearle Tooley, in Portland, Oregon with a note from Fred.

Most of the images are photographic postcards. G.C. Blakeley took the photograph of the 1911 graduates; Howells Studio made the 1936 reunion photograph. Photographers are not identified for the remainder of the images.

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

Biographical / Historical Notes

Fred Venard Tooley attended Oregon Agricultural College in 1908-1911 and earned a BS in agriculture in 1911. Tooley married Hattie Joy Mason, who graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1914. According to the Oregon State alumni directories, Tooley was an orchard foreman at the Hood River Orchard and Land Company in Ortley, Oregon (1913); an orchardist in Otley, Oregon (1917); and a truck gardener in The Dalles (1925). Tooley attended high school in Portland, Oregon; he was born March 16, 1888 and died in May 1970 in The Dalles, Oregon.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 16 photographs; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The collection was donated from an estate in 2009.

Related Materials: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings include many collections of photographs assembled by students during the early 1910s. The following collections are of particular note: Bertha Andresen Photographs (P 026), Ruby Breithaupt Photograph Collection (P 042), Alexander K. Chapman Photograph Collection (P 235), A. Freeman Mason Scrapbook (MSS Mason), Walter E. Morris Photograph Collection (P 122), Francis and Lois Wilson Neer Photograph Albums (P 206), and Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC). Additional information about the Class of 1911 and their reunions is available in the Alumni Association Records (RG 035).

Preferred Citation: Fred Tooley Photograph Collection (P 278), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Tooley, Fred
Blakely, George C.
Howell's Studio

People, Places, and Topics

Class reunions--Oregon--Corvallis.
College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon Agricultural College--Alumni and alumnae.
Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
Oregon State College--Alumni and Alumnae.
Oregon State University--Alumni and alumnae.
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
Tooley, Fred
University History

Forms of Material

Photographic postcards.
Photographic prints.


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