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Track and Field Photograph Collection, 1900 - circa 1960

By Finding aid prepared by Megan Guerre.

Collection Overview

Title: Track and Field Photograph Collection, 1900 - circa 1960

Predominant Dates: 1920-1945

ID: P 010

Primary Creator: Hise Studio

Extent: 0.15 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The Track and Field Photograph Collection consists of one series: I. Track and Field Photographs, 1900 - circa 1960. All of the images have been assigned item numbers.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Track and Field Photograph Collection depicts track and field and cross country athletes from Oregon State University and other schools participating in athletic events such as long jump (formerly known as the broad jump), high jump, pole vault, discus and shot put, hurdles, and other races and events. The majority of the images depict meets during the 1920s. The track and field program began at Oregon Agricultural College in 1896.

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

Scope and Content Notes

The Track and Field Photograph Collection consists of images depicting Oregon State University track and field athletes and events. These include hurdles and high hurdles, high jump, pole vault, discus and shot put, and other races and events. The collection also contains images of training exercises as well as photos of the track team (1900, circa 1920, and 1943) and cross country team (circa 1920). The collection also includes several images of high school athletes as well as athletes from the Universities of Oregon and Washington participating in meets held at Bell Field.

The collection consists primarily of photographic prints; most are photographic postcards or snapshots. Several professionally-made photographs are part of the collection. The collection includes 32 4x5 film negatives and 1 5x7 film negative. Many of the negatives are publicity or promotional shots of individual track athletes. Several of the photographs were made by Hise Studio. One image was made by Sydney Trask.

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

Biographical / Historical Notes

The track and field program began at Oregon Agricultural College in 1896 and claimed its first state title in 1903. Starting in 1913, track meets and practices were held at Bell Field which was also home to Beaver football. The field was named in honor of John Richmond Newton Bell, a local Presbyterian minister active in the school’s athletics boosters. Bell Field was demolished in 1973.

In 1921, the OAC track team made its first appearance at the NCAA championship where they placed 20th; the first individual NCAA champion was OSC pole vaulter Lyle Dickey in 1952. The track and field programs experienced a sort of golden age from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s when Bernie Wagner coached the men’s team. During these years Dick Fosbury, inventor of the Fosbury Flop, won gold in the high jump at the 1968 Olympics held in Mexico City. In 1975, women’s track and field became a varsity sport, producing athletes such as Jodie Huntley, a champion high jumper, long jumper, and two-time bronze medalist in the 1984 Olympics.

Coach Wagner departed from OSU in 1975 and then, due at least in part to financial difficulty, all track and field and cross country programs were dropped at the end of the 1987-88 academic year. After an almost twenty-year hiatus, women’s cross country and track distance events started again in 2004. In 2012, the Whyte Track and Field Center was opened with the intent of bringing back the men’s and women’s track and field teams.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 158 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 of track and field teams and events are available in Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC) as well as the Jerry D. Belcher Collection of Oregon Agricultural College Track Photographs (P 128), Dale Story Scrapbook (MSS Story), and the Berny Wagner Scrapbooks (MSS Wagner). Cross country photographs can be found within the Intercollegiate Athletics Photograph Collection (P 031). The OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC) contains extensive documentation on track and field and cross country as well as high jumper Dick Fosbury. More information about track and field and cross country is also available in the Sports Media Guides (PUB 054).

Preferred Citation: Track and Field Photograph Collection (P 010), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Hise Studio

People, Places, and Topics

College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Cross-country running--Oregon--Corvallis.
Hurdling (Track and field)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
Oregon Agricultural College--Track and field.
Oregon State College--Students.
Oregon State College--Track and field.
Oregon State University--Students.
Oregon State University--Track and field.
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
Track and field athletes--Oregon--Corvallis.
Trask, Sydney
University History

Forms of Material

Film negatives.
Photographic prints.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Track and Field Photographs, 1900 - circa 1960
Series I consists of photographs depicting track and field and cross country athletes and events.
Box-Folder 1.1: Photographs
Item P010:001: OAC track athlete, Oliver, circa 1920
Duplicate of P010:006.
Item P010:002: Low Hurdles. OAC vs. U of O, circa 1920
Item P010:003: OAC hurdler, Horner, circa 1920
Item P010:004: Javelin thrower, OAC vs. WSC, May 28, 1921
Item P010:005: Low hurdles, OAC vs. U of O, circa 1920
Item P010:006: OAC track athlete, Oliver, circa 1920
Duplicate of P010:001.
Item P010:007: OAC track athlete, Kiddle, circa 1920
Item P010:008: "Coleman OAC winning over McDonald U of O in thrilling two mile race.", circa 1920
Duplicate of P010:020.
Item P010:009: OAC track athlete, Satterly, circa 1920
Duplicate of P010:036.
Item P010:010: High jumper, Draper, circa 1920
Item P010:011: OAC low hurdler, Eichleman, circa 1920
Item P010:012: Low hurdles, OAC vs. U of O, circa 1920
Item P010:013: Five mile race winners, OAC, 1920
Portland News third annual five-mile race, 1920, won by OAC.
Item P010:014: OAC track athlete, Radcliff, circa 1920
Item P010:015: OAC low hurdler, Horner, circa 1920
Item P010:016: "Ross OAC places 2nd broad jump.", May 21, 1920
Item P010:017: "Murphy winning high jump at 6 feet.", circa 1920
Duplicate of P010:024.
Item P010:018: OAC cross country runner, Lafky, circa 1920
Duplicate of P010:033.
Item P010:019: "Wash-OAC relay race.", circa 1920
Duplicate of P010:021.
Item P010:020: "Coleman OAC winning over McDonald U of O in thrilling two mile race.", circa 1920
Duplicate of P010:008.
Item P010:021: "Wash-OAC relay race.", circa 1920
Duplicate of P010:019.
Item P010:022: OAC track athlete, Casey, circa 1920
Item P010:023: Half mile, Martin, Knifton and Booth, circa 1920
Item P010:024: "Murphy winning high jump at 6 feet.", circa 1920
Duplicate of P010:017.
Item P010:025: OAC discus thrower, Cram, circa 1920
Item P010:026: OAC vs. Washington track meet, circa 1920
Item P010:027: OAC broad jumper, Scott, circa 1920
Item P010:028: "Giving Earnhart a rubdown.", circa 1920
Item P010:029: Track athlete, McClanathan, circa 1920
Item P010:030: "Extra winning 100 yd dash", circa 1920
Item P010:031: U of O hurdler, Extra, circa 1920
Item P010:032: "Earnhart on the table.", circa 1920
Item P010:033: OAC cross country runner, Lafky, circa 1920
Duplicate of P010:018.
Item P010:034: OAC track athlete, Jamison, circa 1920
Item P010:035: OAC broad jumper, Ross, May 21, 1920
Item P010:036: OAC track athlete, Satterly, circa 1920
Duplicate of P010:009.
Item P010:037: OAC javelin thrower, Tom Louthit, circa 1920
Item P010:038: OAC track athlete, Sims, circa 1920
Item P010:039-P010:042: Washington (WSC) broad jumper, Goss, circa 1920
Item P010:043-P010:044: "Applegate (WSC) winning relay.", circa 1920
Item P010:045: "Charteris (WSC) winning 4 mile.", circa 1920
Item P010:046: Price and Kinney (U of O), circa 1920
Item P010:047-P010:048: High school meet, Lincoln High athlete, Hunt, May 15, 1920
Item P010:049: High school meet, Jefferson High athlete, Grilley, May 15, 1920
Item P010:050: "At the cross country run, OAC", January 17, 1920
Item P010:051: Pole vaulter, circa 1920
Item P010:052: High school meet, hurdles, circa 1960
Extent: print and 4x5 negative

Item P010:053: Track action scenes, 1950
Three images have been assigned this item number. One depicts an OSC runner, another the high jumper Bob Elliot, and the third a pole vaulter. The images were used in the Oregon Stater. One of the photographs was made by Hise Studio.
Extent: 3 prints

Item P010:054: OSC runners, Hughes, Dagget and Call, circa 1950
Extent: 2 4x5 negatives

Item P010:055: OSC runners, Peterson and Cherry, circa 1950
Extent: 2 4x5 negatives

Item P010:056: OSC runner, Cherry, circa 1950
Extent: 2 4x5 negatives

Item P010:057: OSC runner, Humphrey, circa 1950
Extent: 2 4x5 negatives

Item P010:058: OSC runner, Hughes, circa 1950
Extent: 1 4x5 negative

Item P010:059: OSC runners, Humphrey, Horton and Laidlaw, circa 1950
Extent: 2 4x5 negatives

Item P010:060: OSC runner, Peterson, circa 1950
Extent: 2 4x5 negatives

Item P010:061: Track events and athletes, circa 1920-circa 1950
Several prints and negatives have been assigned item number P010:061. One print (circa 1930) depicts a hurdling event; the second print (circa 1920) depicts a finish of the 100-yard dash.. The negatives (circa 1950) are publicity photographs of track athletes posing for shot put, hurdles, javelin and other track and field events.
Extent: 2 prints and 8 4x5 negatives

Item P010:062: OSC track athlete, Hunter, circa 1950
Extent: 2 4x5 negatives

Item P010:063: OSC hurdler, Fors, circa 1950
Extent: 1 4x5 negative

Item P010:064: 1943 Track Team, 1943
First Row: Morice Fredrick Winter, William Graf, Ross Ewing Gearhart, Don B. Malmberg, John Henry Kilbuck, Robert Edward Stevens and Robert Ervin Reiman. Second row: Floyd Franklin Runyan, Alvin Leroy Flake, Jesse J. Truax, William Bradford Waterman, Jack Albert Dudrey, Dean Karl Olson, Ralph Preston Hassman and William Robert Shinn. Third row: Donald Grahm Findlay, Frank Clair Brown, Robert James Blaine, Donald Allen Samuel, Donald Sheldon Grosh, Arthur Lyne Hobart, William Hughes, Cromwell Stewart Norene, Robert Joe Robert Joe and Coach Grant Swan.
Extent: 5x7 negative

Item P010:065: Don Findlay, Bob Fischer and Coach Grant Swan posing with a chef., circa 1945
Item P010:066: Track athlete, Hinds, circa 1920
Item P010:067: Alumni Track, circa 1920
Item P010:068-P010:069: Alumni, circa 1920
Item P010:070: Track athlete, Tom Cantine, circa 1920
Item P010:071: Cross country officials, circa 1920
Item P010:072: "Captain Radderly winning over U of W", circa 1920
Item P010:073: Runner, Heine Anderson, circa 1920
Item P010:074: Runner, Teats, circa 1940
Item P010:075: Race finish, circa 1920
Hinds is pictured.
Item P010:076: OSC Javelin thrower, Sutton, circa 1950
Item P010:077: Individual track and field athletes, circa 1945
These publicity images depict shot putters, long jumpers, high jumpers, hurdlers, and discus thrower, Reiman.
Extent: 7 4x5 negatives and 1 print

Item P010:078-P010:87: Track and field athletes, circa 1920-circa 1940
Item P010:088: Hurdlers, circa 1920
Item P010:089: OSC track meet, circa 1940
Item P010:090: High jumper, circa 1920
Item P010:091: Washington track meet, long jumper, circa 1920
Item P010:092: Two athletes with trophy, circa 1930
Item P010:093: Distance runners, circa 1920
Item P010:094: OSC hurdler, Jim Finlay, Sigma Phi Epsilon, circa 1940
Item P010:095: OSC high hurdlers, circa 1940
Item P010:096: Distance runner, circa 1940
Item P010:097: OSC track team, circa 1940
Dog posing with team.
Item P010:098: Track athlete, Cole, with weight lifting equipment, circa 1920
Item P010:099: Cole standing in field partially covered in snow, circa 1920
Item P010:100: Track and Field team, 1900
Individuals pictured include Scott Harris, Art Stimson, Harding, Huffman, James Zurcher, Burnaugh, Claude Riddle, Butcher, Cruz, Thompson, Woodcock, Kruse, Lewis, Cathey, W. Trine, Ray Goodrich, Colvig, Redd, B. Burnett, Williams, Palmer, Campbell, Ward, Scott, Hamilton and Davidson.
Item P010:101: Coach Hal Moe with OSU trackmen Merv Brock, Duane Eby and Lyle Dickey, circa 1950
Item P010:102: High jumper, Ben Dufresne, circa 1940
Item P010:103: Track team, circa 1920
Item P010:104: Aerial view of Bell Field, circa 1960
This is a published image of Bell Field during a meet.
Extent: 5 copies of published photograph with caption

Item P010:105: "The Aggies," OAC cross country team, November 20, 1920
Item P010:106: Astec House, winning team in cross country run, January 17, 1920
Item P010:107: "Cross country runners before the start of the race, OAC", January 17, 1920
Item P010:108: Cross country runners, November 20, 1920
Duplicate of P010:125.
Item P010:109: "To run the big cross country run, OAC", January 17, 1920
Item P010:110: Start of cross country run, October 28, 1920
Item P010:111: Cross country runners, circa 1920
Item P010:112: Cross country runners, circa 1920
Item P010:113: Cross country runner group shot, circa 1920
Item P010:114: Two individuals doing the "elephant walk", circa 1920
Item P010:115: Javelin throwers, circa 1920
Item P010:116: OAC long jumper at Eugene, May 21, 1921
Item P010:117: Shot putter, circa 1920
Item P010:118: Relay race, circa 1920
Item P010:119: High jumper, circa 1920
Item P010:120: OAC track meet, low hurdlers, circa 1920
Item P010:121: Pole vaulter, circa 1920
Item P010:122: High jumper, circa 1920
Item P010:123: Crowd at the OAC - Washington meet, circa 1920
Item P010:124: At OAC, hurdlers, circa 1910
Item P010:125: Cross country race, November 20, 1920
Duplicate of P010:108.
Item P010:126: Long jumper, circa 1920
Item P010:127: High jumper, circa 1900
Item P010:128: Two sprinters poised to begin, circa 1900
Photo by Sydney Trask.
Item P010:129: Cross country run, circa 1920
Item P010:130: Track or cross country team with trophy, circa 1940
Item P010:131: OSC track athlete sprinting, circa 1950
Photo by Hise Studio.
Item P010:132: Team workouts, circa 1940
Item P010:133: OSC runner, circa 1950

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