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Ina Rihani Photographs, 1977

By Finding aid prepared by Ryan Atwood and Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Ina Rihani Photographs, 1977

ID: P 160

Primary Creator: Rihani, Ina Lee

Extent: 0.01 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: This collection is arranged in one series: I. Photographs, 1977.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Ina Rihani Photographs consist of snapshots of Monroe, Oregon, taken or assembled by Rihani. Rihani enrolled at Oregon State University in the 1970s; she earned a B.A. in Sociology in 1975 and a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1982.

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

Scope and Content Notes

The Ina Rihani Photographs consist of snapshots of Monroe, Oregon, taken or assembled by Rihani. Monroe is a small city (population 617 in 2010 census) in south Benton County, Oregon. The photographs depict businesses, schools, parks, historic features, and homes in and near Monroe. The collection also includes a photograph of Rihani's son, Cedar Sarmad Rihani.

The collection includes both color prints and 126 film color negatives.

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

Biographical / Historical Notes

Ina Lee Rihani, born Ina Lee Hand, enrolled at Oregon State University in the early 1970s and earned a B.A. in Sociology in 1975. Rihani became a clerical assistant in the Archives at Oregon State University in September 1975. She held this position for about 15 months, until early January 1977, when she resigned to enroll as a full-time graduate student at Oregon State. She completed her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1982.

Ina Lee Hand married Sarmad Rihani on July 12, 1975. The Rihanis' first son, Cedar Samard Rihani, was born on November 11, 1977.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 61 photographs; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The photographs were received by the University Archives in the 1970s or 1980s.

Related Materials: Photographs of the Oregon Apple Company Orchards near Monroe are available in the Corvallis, Oregon, Photograph Collection (P 051). Maps of Monroe are included in the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Oregon (MAPS Sanborn).

Preferred Citation: Ina Rihani Photographs (P 160), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Rihani, Ina Lee

People, Places, and Topics

Local History
Monroe (Or.)
Rihani, Ina Lee

Forms of Material

Film negatives.
Photographic prints.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Photographs, 1977
Series I consists primarily of snapshots of Monroe, Oregon. The descriptions in quotation marks are annotations on the phoographs, presumably made by the photographer.
Box-Folder 1.1: Photographic Prints and Negatives
Item P160:01: Entering Monroe traveling south
Item P160:02: Old Monroe Flour Mill on 99W
Item P160:03: View of Monroe from across the Long Tom River, 1977
Item P160:04: Abandoned building on Commercial St.
"Notice water tanks on the hill."
Item P160:05: Water storage for Monroe
"The large one contains water from the Long Tom River and the small one from a spring."
Item P160:06: View of town from the water tanks
"Grade School is at the far right."
Item P160:07: Monroe High School
"200 students"
Item P160:08: New basketball courts at high school
Item P160:09: Children fishing along the Long Tom River on a rainy Sunday
Item P160:10: Monroe Clay Products Co.
Item P160:11: Barber shop
"Picturesque old barber shop on 99W; one old swivel chair to accommodate you."
Item P160:12: McCallums gun shop on 99W
"World's largest collection of Winchester rifles."
Item P160:13: Southern Pacific Line comes in and stops at Monroe
Item P160:14: Railroad track and Ortho fertilizer factory
Item P160:15: End of the tracks and brick American Legion Hall
Item P160:16: Monroe Fire Department
Item P160:17: Monroe Library
"Open 10 hours a week; located in the Fire Department building."
Item P160:18: Old Wilhelm Mansion
"Still stands. Wilhelm built and owned the one nationally famous Monroe flour mill."
Item P160:19: New Apartments
Item P160:20: Christmas Tree Farms
Item P160:21-P160:22: Housing
"Poor areas along 99 W."
Item P160:23: Monroe Pioneer Cemetery
Item P160:24: 99W through Monroe traveling north
Item P160:25: Monroe's 16-acre City Park near the Long Tom River
Item P160:26: Southern entrance to Monroe
"Park is to the right on 99W."
Item P160:27: Cedar Sarmad Rihani, 1977
"Cedar 2 days old visiting my hospital room ..."
Box-Folder 1.2: Monroe, Oregon
These include camera negatives for items P160:01 through P160:26 as well as additional views of Monroe for which prints are not part of this collection.
Extent: 34 126 film color negatives

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