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Phillip Parcher Photograph Album, 1915

By Finding aid prepared by Ryan Atwood and Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Phillip Parcher Photograph Album, 1915

ID: P 143

Primary Creator: Parcher, Phillip

Extent: 0.01 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: This collection is arranged in one series: I. Photographs, 1915.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Phillip Parcher Photograph Album consists of duplicate prints of photographs taken by Parcher during the summer of 1915, while he was attending Oregon Agricultural College Summer Session. The images depict campus buildings and views and other local scenes. Parcher earned a degree in Industrial Arts from Oregon Agricultural College in 1919.

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

Scope and Content Notes

The Phillip Parcher Photograph Album consists exclusively of duplicate 8x10 inch prints of photographs made by Parcher during the summer of 1915, while he was attending Oregon Agricultural College Summer Session. The photographs depict campus buildings and views and other local scenes. Of special note are images of a monkey puzzle tree near Benton Hall, the Willamette River near Corvallis, and the Liberty Bell en route through Oregon. In 1915, the Liberty Bell was shipped on a flat rail car from Philadelphia to San Francisco for exhibition at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. En route the train made a short stop at Junction City, where the photographs in this collection were taken.

According to the description included in the album, the photographs were made with an Eastman View Camera on 5x7 glass plates. The glass negatives were no longer extant as of 1974. The prints in the album were reproduced from the original 5x7 prints, which are not part of this collection. The 8x10 prints were likely made in the early 1970s, shortly before they were received by the Oregon State University Archives.

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

Biographical / Historical Notes

Phillip Parcher attended Oregon Agricultural College 1915-1919 and graduated with a degree in Industrial Arts in 1919. He was born on February 26, 1895. According to the 1925 alumni directory, Parcher was a teacher at Benson Polytechnic in Portland, Oregon.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 19 photographs; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The album was received by the University Archives in 1974.

Related Materials: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center's holdings include numerous collections with photographs from this time period depicting campus buildings and views. Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC) and the Buildings Photographic Collection (P 016) provide extensive photographic documentation of campus. Other collections with photographs from this time period are the Pacific Photo Company Postcards (P 023), C.A. Vincent Photograph Collection (P 109), James G. Arbuthnot Photograph Collection (P 191), Harold Troxel Vedder Photograph Collection (P 190), and the Armond C. Taylor Photograph Collection (P 139).

Preferred Citation: Phillip Parcher Photograph Album (P 143), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: The cover sheet in the photograph album indicates that the photographs were made by Fred P. Parcher. No record was found to confirm enrollment for Fred Parcher at Oregon Agricultural College in the summer of 1915 or graduation in 1919. However, Phillip Parcher was enrolled in the summer of 1915 and graduated in 1919. Consequently, the collection has been renamed the Phillip Parcher Photograph Album. In 2014, the photographs and description were separated from the album, which was removed from the collection.

Creators

Parcher, Phillip

People, Places, and Topics

College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
Local History
Natural Resources
Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
Parcher, Phillip
University History
Willamette River (Or.)

Forms of Material

Photograph albums.
Photographic prints.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Photographs, 1915
Series I consists of photographs of buildings at Oregon Agricultural College as well as two photographs of the Liberty Bell.
Box-Folder 1.1
Item P143:01: Road to Benton Hall
Item P143:02: Monkey puzzle tree in front of Benton Hall
Item P143:03: Benton Hall
Item P143:04: Agriculture Hall
Item P143:05: Dairy Building
Later Social Science Hall; now Gilkey Hall.
Item P143:06: Home Economics Building
Now Milam Hall.
Item P143:07: Batcheller Hall
Item P143:08: Waldo Hall
Item P143:09: Apperson Hall
Now Kearney Hall.
Item P143:10: Science Hall
Later Education Hall; now Furman Hall.
Item P143:11: Fairbanks Hall
View from the west with agricultural field in foreground.
Item P143:12: Pasture with Fairbanks Hall in background
Item P143:13: Production Technology
Now Merryfield Hall; ivy-covered wall.
Item P143:14: Student group in front of Waldo Hall
Item P143:15: Unidentified business
Sign advertising "ice cold drinks"; bicycle on porch.
Item P143:16: Willamette River
Item P143:17: Willamette River South of Corvallis
The Willamette River at Corvallis, Oregon, showing a ferry in the foreground and the recently constructed Van Buren Street Bridge in the distance.
Item P143:18-P143:19: Liberty Bell
While en route from Philadelphia to San Francisco for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, the Liberty Bell was placed on display in Junction City, Oregon. One of the images is available online.

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