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Ray Stout Photograph Collection, 1895-1940

By Finding aid prepared by Ryan Atwood and Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Ray Stout Photograph Collection, 1895-1940

Predominant Dates: 1905-1906

ID: P 103

Primary Creator: Stout, Ray L. (Ray Lewis) (1885-)

Extent: 0.1 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: This collection is arranged in one series: 1. Photographs, 1895-1940.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Ray Stout Photograph Collection consists of portrait photographs of Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) students and faculty assembled by Stout during his student years at OAC in the 1900s. Stout graduated from OAC in 1905 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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

Scope and Content Notes

The Ray Stout Photograph Collection consists of portrait photographs of Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) students and faculty assembled by Stout during his student years at OAC. Most of the images are of students who graduated in 1905 or 1906; a few are of students in the class of 1907. The collection also includes a photograph of Stout's son, Wendell H. Stout, made in 1940, and an 1895 photograph of Margaret Snell.

Most of the photographs were made by either W.G. Emery or W.S. Gardner, both of whom were early 20th century photographers in Corvallis.

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

Biographical / Historical Notes

Ray Lewis Stout entered Oregon Agricultural College in 1901 and graduated in 1905 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was born on January 17, 1885, in Mehama, Oregon. He married Mabel Vantress (born January 8, 1887) on June 1, 1911; their son, Wendell Henry Stout, was born September 27, 1915. The year after graduating he began working at the Pacific Power and Light Company, where he would continue to work until his retirement on November 1, 1950. After his retirement he was offered a job from the Ebasco Services Inc. of New York to help construct a nation wide electric power system for the government of Greece, which he accepted. Ray and his wife then spent two and a half years in Greece, returning to Portland in 1953, where they spent the rest of their lives. His wife Mabel died on March 15, 1979, at the age of 92, and Ray died on November 21, 1984, at the age of 99.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 32 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 many collections with student photographs made in the early 1900s. Of special note are the Walter R. Baker Photographs (P 018), the William C. Bryant Collection (MSS Bryant), and the David Little Photographs (P 126) which include student photographs from the same time period as this collection. The Alice L. Edwards Papers (MSS EdwardsAlice) document the life and work of Alice Edwards, who is pictured in this collection and graduated in 1906.

Preferred Citation: Ray Stout Photograph Collection (P 103), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Stout, Ray L. (Ray Lewis) (1885-)
Emery, W. G.
Gardner, W. S. (Winfield S.) (1863-1933)

People, Places, and Topics

College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
Stout, Ray L. (Ray Lewis), 1885-
University History

Forms of Material

Cabinet photographs.
Photographic prints.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Photographs, 1895-1940
Series 1 consists of photographs of Oregon Agricultural College students and faculty.
Item P103:01: Theodore Garrow, circa 1905
Item P103:02: Harry Lee Fryer, circa 1905
Item P103:03: Floyd Williams, 1905
Item P103:04: Delbert Waldorf Proebstel, circa 1905
Item P103:05: Georgia Herbert, circa 1905
Item P103:06: Alice Jones, 1905
Item P103:07: Floyd Bushnell Davis, circa 1905
Item P103:08: Nellie Skelton, circa 1905
Item P103:09: Bert Pilkington, circa 1905
Item P103:10: Ray Lewis Stout, circa 1905
Item P103:11: Percival Lysander Adams, 1905
Item P103:12: John S. Tannock, circa 1905
Item P103:13: Bert Trew Jordan, 1905
Item P103:14: Ralph Curtis Shepard, circa 1905
Item P103:15: Albert Burton "Bert" Bower, circa 1905
Item P103:16: Mark Dow McCallister, 1905
Item P103:17: William Gustav Abraham, 1905
Item P103:18: Edna Smith, circa 1905
Item P103:19: John Roderick McCormack, circa 1905
Item P103:20: O.A.C. Delegates to Y.M.C.A. Convention at Gearhart, 1904
Includes Ray Stout, John Roderick McCormack, Ralph Shepard, Jesse Claude Clark, Alfred C. Schmitt, Warren Ellsworth Forsythe, Clay Shepard, and John S. Tannock. The convention at Gearhart occurred from May 28 through June 6, 1904.
Item P103:21: Clay Shepard, circa 1905
Item P103:22: Bert Trew Jordan and John Roderick McCormick, circa 1905
Item P103:23: Dave Little, 1906
Item P103:24: Wendell Henry Stout, 1940
Item P103:25: Meigs Bartmess, circa 1905
Item P103:26: Minnette Phillips, 1906
Item P103:27: Elmer Rawson, 1906
Item P103:28a: Margaret Snell, 1895
Item P103:28b: Margaret Snell, 1895
Includes an original cabinet card and a modern duplicate print made in the 1990s. Margaret Comstock Snell, M.D., was appointed the first professor of Household Economy and Hygiene at Corvallis College in 1889.
Extent: 2 prints

Item P103:29: Alice Edwards, 1906
Item P103:30: Warren Ellsworth Forsythe, 1906
Item P103:31: Zetagathean Literary Society, 1905
This image was published in the 1905 Souvenir Barometer.

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