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Clifford L. Smith Photograph Collection, 1916-1919

By Finding aid prepared by Ryan Atwood.

Collection Overview

Title: Clifford L. Smith Photograph Collection, 1916-1919

ID: P 037

Primary Creator: Smith, Clifford L. (Clifford Lovejoy) (1907-)

Extent: 0.01 cubic feet. More info below.

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

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Clifford L. Smith Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by Smith that document student life at Oregon Agricultural College in the late 1910s. Smith earned a B.S. from Oregon State in 1929 and joined the faculty in the early 1940s.

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

Scope and Content Notes

The Clifford L. Smith Photograph Collection consists of photographs assembled by Smith that document student life at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in the late 1910s. Several photos are pictures of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house and members. A number of photos also show many early traditions at Oregon Agricultural College, including the rook bonfire and rook-sophomore tug-of-war at the millrace. All of the items in the collection are photographic or postcard prints.

These images were made several years before Smith attended OAC; he may have acquired them through his connection with Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

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

Biographical / Historical Notes

Clifford Lovejoy Smith was born February 23, 1907 in Kerby, Oregon. He attended Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in 1925-1929 and received a B.S. in Dairy Husbandry in 1929. Smith was an active student at OAC and a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

Smith earned graduate degrees from Kansas State University (M.S., 1930) and the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D. 1959) and joined the faculty of Oregon State College in the early 1940s. He was a founding board member of the E.R. Jackman Foundation and a member of the Steak and Chop Club. Smith retired from Oregon State University on June 30, 1969 at the age of 62. He died at the age of 84 on March 8, 1991, and the “Clifford Smith Memorial Agricultural Honors Scholarship” was created in 1992 in his honor by his family.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 33 photographs; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The photographs were received by the University Archives in the 1960s.

Related Materials: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center includes numerous collections of photographs of student life and activities at Oregon Agricultural College in the late 1910s. Photographs of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity are available in the Smith-Western Company Photographs of Oregon State College (P 164) and the Fraternities and Sororities Photograph Collection (P 034), among others. The Steak and Chop Club Records (MSS Steak) document the establishment of the organization and Clifford Smith's participation.

Preferred Citation: Clifford L. Smith Photograph Collection (P 037), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Smith, Clifford L. (Clifford Lovejoy) (1907-)

People, Places, and Topics

College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Greek letter societies--Oregon--Corvallis.
Lambda Chi Alpha
Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
Smith, Clifford L. (Clifford Lovejoy), 1907-
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History

Forms of Material

Photographic prints.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Photographs, 1916-1919
Series 1 consists of photographs of student life at Oregon Agricultural College. Some images are of waterfalls along the Columbia River Gorge.
Box-Folder 1.1
Item P037:01: Agriculture classroom, circa 1918
Item P037:02: Tug of War, Junior Weekend, 1919
Item P037:03: Rooks go through millrace; tug-of-war, 1919
Item P037:05: Campus Entrance, circa 1918
Item P037:06: Campus Entrance, circa 1918
Item P037:07: Lambda Chi Alpha House; Winter, circa 1918
Item P037:08: Kidder Hall Construction, 1918
Item P037:09: Lambda Chi Alpha house, circa 1918
Item P037:10: Lambda Chi Alpha members on steps of house, 1918
Item P037:11: Guarding the Lady of the Fountain, circa 1918
Item P037:12: Guarding the Lady of the Fountain
Box-Folder 1.2
Item P037:13: Latourell Falls, Columbia River Highway, circa 1918
Item P037:14: Oneonta Gorge from Columbia River Highway, circa 1918
Item P037:15: Luncheon at Oneonta Gorge Columbia Highway, circa 1918
Item P037:16: Multnomah Falls, Columbia Highway, circa 1918
Item P037:17: Initiation of 1922 Vigilance Committee, 1919
Item P037:19: Tug of war; Loyal Sophomores, circa 1918
Box-Folder 1.3
Item P037:20: Rook team; tug of war, circa 1918
Hiatt, Rose, Webster, Daigh, Grayton, and Perry.
Item P037:20A: Annual rook sophomore tug of war, circa 1918
Extent: 2 prints

Item P037:20B: Rook sophomore tug of war, circa 1918
Sophomores in the millrace.
Extent: 2 prints

Item P037:21: Burning the green caps; class of 1920, circa 1917
Extent: 2 prints

Item P037:22: Green cap crematory, circa 1918
Item P037:23: Rook bonfire, circa 1918
Item P037:24: Rook bonfire, circa 1918
Item P037:25: Some of OAC students, 1916
Item P037:26: Company B, First Battalion, ROTC cadets, 1916
Item P037:27: Lambda Chi Alpha Installation, circa 1918
Item P037:28: Orson Strahn, circa 1918
Item P037:29: Umatilla Club at the time it became Lambda Chi Alpha, circa 1918
Item P037:30: Lambda Chi Alpha House party, circa 1918

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