The Roy M. Cooley Photograph Album consists of photographic postcards and snapshots assembled by Cooley documenting his student years at Oregon Agricultural College. The images include photographs of Cooley with his fellow students in the Chintimini Club; athletics; student activities; and campus views. Several images of Cooley and other male students in their dormitory room, smoking pipes, playing cards, and participating in hazing activities are included in the album; some of these images were probably taken in Cauthorn Hall, the men's dormitory (now Fairbanks Hall). The athletics photographs depict baseball, basketball, football, track, and wrestling athletes, teams, and events. Various student activities are documented in the album, including the Soph-Fresh bag picnic, construction of the rook bonfire, the Domestic Science band, and military training. Postcard prints of campus buildings and views are also represented; of special note among these is the commencement ceremony in the new Armory (now McAlexander Fieldhouse) and the interior of the dairy barn.
The album also includes images of the Oregon State Fair, Crescent City (California), Ashland, and the region near Kerby, Oregon. Some of the postcards were sent to Cooley and include messages to him.
A portrait photograph of Cooley and a full-length photograph of Fay Kitchin are also part of the collection.