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William Budd Matlock Papers, 1934-2003View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1934-1976
The William Budd Matlock Papers are comprised of materials generated and collected by Oregon State College alumnus William Budd Matlock, and reflect his student experience, work as an engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers, and military service during World War II. In addition to photographs, this collection contains certificates, dance cards, diplomas, coursework, employment records, military records, and artifacts.  Matlock graduated from Oregon State College with a degree in civil engineering in 1939.
ID: MSS Matlock
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: William Budd Matlock Papers (MSS Matlock), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The materials were transferred to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center in 2014 by Matlock's son, Dan Matlock.
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Series 1: Academic Records, 1934-1940 Add to Shelf
Series 1 includes papers Matlock completed in the course of his studies in Civil Engineering at Oregon State College; commencement programs and diplomas for both Tillamook High School and Oregon State College; two ROTC chevron patches and an OSC letterman’s patch; and fourteen dance cards.
Box-Folder 1.1: Tillamook High School: Commencement program and diploma, 1934 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.2: Oregon State College: Coursework, 1938-1939 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.3: Oregon State College: Commencement program and diploma, 1939 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.4: Oregon State College: ROTC and Letter patches, n.d. Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.5: Oregon State College: Dance cards, 1936-1940 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.6: Oregon State College: Dance cards, 1937-1940 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Military Service and Employment Records, 1939-2003 Add to Shelf
Matlock’s association with the military, from participation in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps while at Oregon State College, to retirement from the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in 1976, is documented in Series 2. All of the materials in this series are from 1976 or earlier, with the exception of a piece of correspondence from 2003.
Box-Folder 1.7: World War II, 1939-1947 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.8: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1947-2003 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.9: Certificates, 1939-1967 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.1: Certificates, oversize, 1937-1967 Add to Shelf
Series 3: Photographs, 1937-1945 Add to Shelf
The 133 photographs in Series 3 (79 prints, 54 negatives) document Matlock’s experience as a student at Oregon State College, and as an engineer, both before and after World War II.
Box-Folder 2.1: Tillamook, Oregon, 1937 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.2: Oregon State College: Reserve Officers' Training Corp Camp, 1937 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.3: Oregon State College, 1937-1941 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.4: Bonneville Dam, Mud Mountain Dam, Columbia River, 1940-1941 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.5: World War II: Moses Lake Army Air Base construction, 1942 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.6: World War II: Philippines, 1945 Add to Shelf
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