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Harold Troxel Vedder Photograph Collection, 1913-1916

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen and Benjamin Kruse.

Collection Overview

Title: Harold Troxel Vedder Photograph Collection, 1913-1916

ID: P 190

Primary Creator: Vedder, Harold Troxel

Extent: 0.02 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The Harold Troxel Vedder Photograph Collection is arranged in two series: I. Photographs from Scrapbook, 1913-1914 and II. Loose Photographs, 1915-1916.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Harold Troxel Vedder Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by Vedder during his student years at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC). The photographs depict campus views and buildings; athletic teams and events, especially football; military training; and student activities. Vedder attended OAC in 1913-1915 as a student of mechanic arts.

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

Scope and Content Notes

The Harold Troxel Vedder Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by Vedder during his student years at Oregon Agricultural College. The photographs depict campus views and buildings, athletic teams and events, especially football; military training; and student activities. Of special note are images documenting the rivalry between Oregon Agricultural College and the University of Oregon (commonly known as the Civil War) and students guarding the Lady of the Fountain on lower campus, which was frequently a target of vandalism.

Most of the photographs in the collection are photographic postcards; some were published by the Pacific Photo Co. in Salem, Oregon. Several of the images are snapshot photographic prints. All of the images have been assigned individual item numbers (P190:01 thru P190:72).

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

Biographical / Historical Notes

Harold Troxel Vedder attended Oregon Agricultural College in 1913-1915 as a student in the secondary course in mechanic arts. Vedder withdrew from OAC in September 1915. He was born in Streator, Illinois, on October 28, 1895, and completed 8th grade in Murphy, Oregon (south of Grants Pass in Josephine County).

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 72 photographs; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The photographs were donated to the Archives by Vedder's daughter, Valera Weir, in 1990.

Related Materials: A newspaper clipping about the drowning death of Guy Oliver, which was received with the photographs, is available in the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC) file "MC-Oliver, Guy." The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings include many collections of photographs assembled by students during the 1910s, such as the A. Freeman Mason Scrapbook (MSS Mason), Willetta Moore Photograph Album (P 269), and Marshall S. Wright Photograph Album (P 276).

Preferred Citation: Harold Troxel Vedder Photograph Collection (P 190), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: The photographs in Series I were originally affixed to a scrapbook and were removed from the scrapbook by Archives' staff in 1990 soon after the materials were received.

Creators

Vedder, Harold Troxel

People, Places, and Topics

College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Football--Oregon--Corvallis.
Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History
Vedder, Harold Troxel

Forms of Material

Photographic postcards.
Photographic prints.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Photographs from Scrapbook, 1913-1914
Series I consists of photographs that were removed from a scrapbook assembled by Vedder. Most of the images are photographic postcards. The images depict Oregon Agricultural College campus views and buildings; athletics teams and events, especially football games; cadets; and student events.
Item P190:01: Waldo Hall
Item P190:02: Campus scene of Benton Hall
Includes trees to northeast of Benton Hall and roadway leading to Benton Hall.
Item P190:03: Lady of the Fountain on Lower Campus
Item P190:04: Cadets in parade on 2nd Street in Corvallis
Memorial Day (?).
Item P190:05: Walkway on lower campus
Benton Hall tower visible in background.
Item P190:06: Waldo Hall and Jefferson Street
Item P190:07: Benton Hall
Item P190:08: rmory and Gymnasium, 1914
View to south of Gymnasium (Valley Gymnastics Center) with Armory (McAlexander Fieldhouse) in background.
Item P190:09: Armory (McAlexander Fieldhouse)
Soon after construction completed.
Item P190:10: OAC Cadets Passing in Review on Lower Campus
Item P190:11: Interior of OAC Armory
McAlexander Fieldhouse.
Item P190:12: Dairy Building
Gilkey Hall
Item P190:13: Mines Building, 1914
Batcheller Hall.
Item P190:14: Mines Building, 1914
Item P190:15: Gymnasium
Valley Gymnastics Center
Item P190:16: Cauthorn Hall
Fairbanks Hall
Item P190:17: Marys River dam
Item P190:18: Marys River [?]
Item P190:19: May Day celebration
Item P190:20: OAC Rooters at Oregon Electric Depot, October 21, 1914
Item P190:21: Cadet band in parade
In downtown Corvallis (?).
Item P190:22: Basketball team, 1914
Item P190:23: Varsity Baseball Team, 1914
Item P190:24: First prize winner at OAC vs UO football game rally, November 7, 1913
Item P190:25: Prize winner at OAC vs UO football game rally, November 7, 1913
With a We Have Oregon's sign and a goat in a wagon.
Item P190:26: OAC Rooters at football game
Item P190:27: OAC Rooters at football game, November 8, 1913
Item P190:28: OAC vs UO football game, November 8, 1913
Item P190:29: U. of I. vs OAC at Corvallis
Football game with standing water on field; probably University of Idaho.
Item P190:30: OAC Football squad, 1914
Item P190:31: OAC Rooters at OAC vs UW football game, October 31, 1914
Item P190:32: OAC Coeds at OAC vs UW football game, October 31, 1914
Item P190:33: OAC Serpentine at OAC vs UW football game, October 31, 1914
Item P190:34: Students on guard at the Lady of the Fountain, 1914
Item P190:35: Students on guard at the Lady of the Fountain, 1914
Item P190:36: Students on guard at the Lady of the Fountain, 1914
Item P190:37: UO vs OAC football game at OAC, November 21, 1914
Item P190:38: "We'll get Oregon's [Goat]" sign
Item P190:39: UO vs OAC football game at OAC
Item P190:40: UO vs OAC football game at OAC
Item P190:41: UO Rooters at OAC, November 21, 1914
University of Oregon fans at football game.
Item P190:42: UO vs OAC football game at OAC
Item P190:43: UO vs OAC football game at OAC
Item P190:44: Freshman Sophomore Bag Rush, 1914
Item P190:45: Lady of the Fountain statue
Close-up of fountain with students.
Item P190:46: Burning of the Green Caps
Rook caps burned in fire.
Item P190:47: Insurectos
Gathering of students.
Item P190:48: No drill
Gathering of students.
Item P190:49: Apperson Hall
Kearney Hall.
Item P190:50: Apperson Hall and other engineering buildings
View from the southwest.
Item P190:51: View of lower campus
Series 2: Loose Photographs, 1915-1916
Series II consists of photographs that had been removed from an album or scrapbook before they were received by the Archives. Most of the images are snapshot photographs; the series includes one photographic postcard. The series includes images of Oregon Agricultural College campus buildings; flooding in Corvallis in 1916; a winter 1915 snowfall in Corvallis; and several images of cadets. A photograph of Harold Vedder is also included.
Item P190:52: Unidentified building
Item P190:53: Unidentified building
Perhaps a lumber mill (?).
Item P190:54: Cadets at the depot
Item P190:55: Cadets at the depot
Item P190:56: Campus drive to Benton Hall
Item P190:57: Lower campus with Benton Hall and Apperson Hall in background
Item P190:58: Mines Building
Batcheller Hall
Item P190:59: The Lady of the Fountain on Lower Campus
Item P190:60: Encampment of Cadets
Item P190:61: Flooding in Corvallis, 1916
Item P190:62: Cadets next to tent at camp
Item P190:63: Three men lying next to tree
Item P190:64: Cadets in horse-drawn wagons
Item P190:65: Snow in Corvallis, Winter 1915
Includes sleds.
Item P190:66: Close-up of cadet from back
Item P190:67: Soldiers marching down unidentified street
Item P190:68: Parade of cadets in unidentified town
Ringrose Garage included in image.
Item P190:69: Dormitory room decorated with pennants and photos
Item P190:70: Harold Vedder in Corvallis, 1916
Item P190:71: Unidentified man
Item P190:72: Cadets in parade on Second Street in Corvallis on Memorial Day

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