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Mark Clyde Phillips Collection, circa 1857-1961View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: circa 1857-1947
The Mark Clyde Phillips Collection is comprised of materials generated and collected by Phillips, an Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Superintendent of Heating. Included are materials documenting Phillips' education and career at OAC (1897-1947) including correspondence, course materials, certificates and diplomas, a patent, and professional literature. The collection also contains Phillips family genealogical records and mementos including an autograph book, a manuscript account of the life of James T. Phillips (Mark Clyde's father), and several deeds and patents. Also present are materials documenting the Crawford family (Mark Clyde's second wife), including a genealogical record, an autograph book and photo album, and a scrapbook. Photographic prints, real photo postcards, and a tintype of Mark Clyde Phillips and other members of the Phillips and Crawford families are also present.
ID: MSS PhillipsM
Extent: 0.75 cubic feet
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Scope and Content Notes
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Statement on Access: The collection is open for research.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: Mark Clyde Phillips Collection (MSS PhillipsM), Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: All materials in the Mark Clyde Phillips Collection were originally donated to the University Archives. The individually numbered photographs comprised the Mark Clyde Phillips Photographic Collection (P 070) and other materials were part of the Mark Clyde Phillips file in the Oregon State University Memorabilia Collection. All materials now reside together in the Mark Clyde Phillips Collection in the Special Collections & Archives Research Center.
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Series 1: Mark Clyde Phillips, 1881-1954 Add to Shelf
Series I is comprised of materials documenting Mark Clyde Phillips' life and work as Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Superintendent of Heating at OAC. Included is correspondence; assorted biographical materials including membership cards for the OSC Faculty Men's Club and the Oregon State Employees Association; a wedding announcement for his marriage to Mayme Crawford; a guest book and biographical sketch from his retirement celebration; a series of diplomas and certificates; a patent certificate for a picture-display cabinet; teaching materials from Phillips' mechanical drawing course; a contract for the installation and maintenance of a boiler at OAC; and several textbooks and pamphlets, some bearing the ownership mark of Grant A. Covell.
Box-Folder 1.1: Correspondence, 1901-1930 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.2: Biographical Materials, 1922-1949 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.1: Certificates and Diplomas, 1892-1919 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.3: Patent Certificate for Picture-Display Cabinet, 1911 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.4: OAC Mechanical Drawing Course Materials, circa 1920 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.5: OAC Boiler Installation and Maintenance Contract, 1919 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.6: Professional Literature and Reference Materials, Heating, circa 1881-1950 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.7: Professional Literature and Reference Materials, Mechanical Engineering, 1923-1954 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Phillips Family, 1861-1961 Add to Shelf
Series II is comprised of materials documenting the Phillips family. Included are genealogical records; an autograph book belonging to Evert Phillips; and a journal containing additional family genealogical information, obituaries for James T. Phillips, and an extensive manuscript account of James T. Phillips' life as an Oregon pioneer between 1855 and 1869. The narrative, likely a transcript of an informal oral history, describes Phillips' immigration from Missouri to Oregon, his work as a blacksmith, gold miner, and freighter, and his marriage to and divorce from his first wife. Included are observations of 1860s Portland, Oregon, early trade and industry in the Pacific Northwest, and 19th century family life. Also included are eight deeds for property in Corvallis, Oregon and two patents held by James T. Phillips. The series also includes four newspapers: The San Francisco Weekly Herald (1861), The Corvallis Gazette (1891), The Benton County Courier (1925), and The Corvallis Gazette-Times (1925). Both 1925 newspapers announce the death of James T. Phillips.
Box-Folder 1.8: Genealogical Records, 1918-1961 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.9: Family Records, circa 1888-1920 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.10: James T. Phillips Invention Patents and Property Deeds, 1869-1911 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.2: Newspapers, 1861-1925 Add to Shelf
Series 3: Crawford Family, circa 1857-1916 Add to Shelf
Series III is comprised of materials documenting the Crawford family. It includes a list of family marriages and deaths (1864-1961), an autograph and photo album, and a family scrapbook. The album includes photographs and autographs from Crawford family members and family friends, predominately in Illinois and Ohio. The scrapbook is comprised largely of clippings, programs, and brochures collected primarily in New Concord, Ohio and Monmouth, Illinois prior to John Crawford's migration to Oregon. Included are pamphlets and programs for religious services; materials from Monmouth, Muskingum, and Knox Colleges; numerous song, poetry, and news article clippings; and advertisements for performances and events. The scrapbook also includes four pasted-in photographs of John Crawford's funeral, two loose real photo postcards, a humorous letter from a class at Muskingum College, and a loose manuscript poem. It also contains John W. Crawford's teacher's certificate (1857); mementos from Frank H. Crawford (Mayme Crawford's brother); and obituaries for Frank H. Crawford, John W. Crawford, Margaret R. Crawford, William G. Crawford, and several members of the Stevenson family.
Box-Folder 1.11: Genealogical Records, circa 1908 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.1: Autograph and Photo Album, circa 1859 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.2: Family Scrapbook, circa 1857-1916 Add to Shelf
Series 4: Photographs, circa 1878-1935 Add to Shelf
Series IV contains 45 photos comprising 40 unique images. Included are numerous photographs of Mark Clyde Phillips between 1880 and 1930, James T. Phillips, Mary Alice "Mayme" Crawford, Frank Crawford, John W. Crawford, and Laura (Forgey) Phillips. Also included are scenes of the Phillips home and Oregon Agricultural College, a photograph of OAC professor and museum founder John B. Horner, and several images of individuals who are likely unidentified members of the Phillips and Crawford families. Photographers include Crawford & Littler (Albany, Oregon); Hise Studio and Weigand Studio (Corvallis, Oregon); I.G. Davidson Studio, Davies Studio, and Redmond & Jenks (Portland, Oregon); Speery the Artist and W. P. Johnson (Salem, Oregon); and Rainbow Studio (Great Fall, Montana).
Box-Folder 2.1: Photographs Add to Shelf
Item P070:01: Everett (Washington) State Normal School, circa 1888 Add to Shelf
Item P070:02: James T. Phillips, September 1920 Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 prints.
Item P070:03: Mary Alice "Mayme" Crawford Phillips, circa 1900 Add to Shelf
Item P070:04: Frank and Mayme Crawford as children, circa 1890 Add to Shelf
Item P070:05: James T. Phillips, circa 1883 Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 prints.
Item P070:06: Frank Crawford, when he graduated from college, 1898 Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 prints.
Item P070:07: John W. Crawford, circa 1890 Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 prints.
Item P070:08: James T. Phillips, December 1907 Add to Shelf
Item P070:09: Mayme Crawford as a baby, circa 1884 Add to Shelf
Item P070:10: Portrait of Mark Clyde Phillips as a boy, circa 1885 Add to Shelf
Item P070:11: Portrait of Mark Clyde Phillips, circa 1930 Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 prints.
Item P070:12: Portrait of Mark Clyde Phillips as a boy, circa 1885 Add to Shelf
Item P070:13: Portrait of Mark Clyde Phillips, circa 1892 Add to Shelf
Item P070:14: Portrait of Mark Clyde Phillips, circa 1896 Add to Shelf
Item P070:15: Portrait of Mark Clyde Phillips, circa 1905 Add to Shelf
Item P070:16: Real photo postcard portrait of Mark Clyde Phillips, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Item P070:17: Mr. & Mrs. John B. Horner, Golden Jubilee Remembrance, 1930 Add to Shelf
Item P070:18: Ethel Frances Phillips, age 2 yrs. 5 months, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Item P070:19: circa 1878 Add to Shelf
Item P070:21: Real photo postcard portrait of Mayme Crawford Phillips, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Item P070:22: Group of engineering students, circa 1930 Add to Shelf
Item P070:23: Woman in a car, circa 1920 Add to Shelf
Item P070:24: Two women in a car, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Item P070:25: Postcard to Mayme Crawford showing caricatures of two people, circa 1906 Add to Shelf
Item P070:26: Unidentified woman in garden next to house, circa 1930 Add to Shelf
Item P070:27: Unidentified house and barn in rural area, circa 1920 Add to Shelf
Item P070:28: Unidentified woman in garden next to house, circa 1930 Add to Shelf
Item P070:29: Unidentified house (Phillips home?), circa 1930 Add to Shelf
Item P070:30: Real photo postcard of high sunset over a river and trees, circa 1907 Add to Shelf
Item P070:31: Unidentified older woman and baby next to fireplace, circa 1930 Add to Shelf
Item P070:32: OAC Mechanical building, circa 1892 Add to Shelf
Item P070:33: Portrait of an unidentified woman, circa 1935 Add to Shelf
Item P070:34: Laura Forgey (Mrs. James T.) Phillips, circa 1907 Add to Shelf
Item P070:35: Unidentified woman, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Item P070:36: Two men and a woman in front of a teepee, circa 1890 Add to Shelf
Item P070:37: Portrait of an unidentified woman, circa 1915 Add to Shelf
Item P070:38: Portrait of an unidentified woman (Mrs. John W. Crawford?), circa 1890 Add to Shelf
Item P070:39: Photo of Mark Clyde Phillips doing a backbend, circa 1895 Add to Shelf
Item P070:40: Mark Clyde Phillips, circa 1895 Add to Shelf
Item P070:41: Tintype portrait of Mark Clyde Phillips, circa 1880 Add to Shelf