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Joe O. Mattson Photograph Collection, 1923-1924View associated digital content.

The Joe O. Mattson Photograph Collection consists of images taken and assembled by Mattson that document student life at Oregon Agricultural College in the mid-1920s. Mattson attended Oregon Agricultural College from the fall of 1923 through the fall of 1925.
ID: P 145
Extent: 0.02
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: Joe O. Mattson Photograph Collection (P 145), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The Alumni Association transferred the photographs to the Archives in 1974 or later.
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Container List

Series 1: Photographs, 1923-1924 Add to Shelf
Series I consists of photgraphs of student life at Oregon Agricultural College. The photographs are arranged in the order in which they were described by the donor in an accompanying letter, which is included with the photographs. Descriptions of the photographs as written by the donor and the numbers assigned by the donor to each image are provided with the description of each item.
Sub-Series 1: Sophomore-Rook Tug of War, 1924 Add to Shelf
A-series images.
Box-Folder 1.1 Add to Shelf
Item P145:35: Group walking to Tug-of-War Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "We had a girl as President of the Freshman class. (Who said we didn't have Women's Lib then) Evelyn Wall: she is the gal in the dark dress. Others in the picture that I can identify; The man in front is a professor, Mitchell I think his name was. Second row -Web Edwards with his arm raised. I am over Mitchell's left shoulder and Red Denman on my left. The fellow in the black shirt on right is Louie Parker who became a Lt. General in the Air Force in W.W.II." Labeled as A-1.
Item P145:33-P145:34: Group walking to Tug-of-War Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "We have lost the gals and the prof somewhere. The front row. The two outside men I don't recognize but I'm in the middle with Web on my right and Kenny Denman on my left. How you like that late model racer. Pretty good mob too." Labeled as A-3 and A-2, respectively.
Item P145:32: Group walking to Tug-of-War, from behind Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "Same from the rear." Labeled as A-4.
Item P145:31: Teams preparing for Tug-of-War Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "Preparing for the fray. I recognize 'Hippo' Dickerson as the anchorman, next 'Swede' Wermark, then Geo. Craig (my best friend, ...) Then Wes Schulmerich, then Paul Peek. (I made a mistake its Hip, Swede, then Wes, then George then Paul)" Labeled as A-5.
Item P145:30: Tug-of-War underway Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "The battle." Labeled as A-6.
Item P145:29: The losing team in the millrace Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "The losers. That is Web just entering the water. I'm on the other side behind Web's right hand." Labeled as A-7.
Item P145:28: The losing team in the millrace Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "Web coming up. I'm still trying to get out." Labeled as A-8.
Item P145:27: The losing team in the millrace Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "I think I've made it." Labeled as A-9.
Item P145:26: The losing team in the millrace Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "The losers again." Labeled as A-10.
Item P145:25: Tug of War participants, winners running in the distance Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "The winners running for their lives." Labeled as A-11.
Sub-Series 2: Homecoming Bonfire Add to Shelf
B-series images.
Box-Folder 1.1 Add to Shelf
Item P145:06: The bonfire at night Add to Shelf
Labeled as B-5.
Item P145:07: The bonfire at night Add to Shelf
Labeled as B-4.
Item P145:08: Gathering fuel for the bonfire Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "The Gleaners." Labeled as B-1.
Extent: 2 prints
Item P145:09: Students preparing the bonfire Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "I'm resting," Labeled as B-3.
Item P145:10: Students posing in front of students constructing the bonfire Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "Puttin it together. I'm on the left in the white(?) shirt." Labeled as B-2.
Sub-Series 3: Students and student activities Add to Shelf
C-, D-, and E-series images.
Box-Folder 1.1 Add to Shelf
Item P145:01: Burning rook lids Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "Burning our Rook Lids" Labeled as C-1.
Extent: 2 prints
Item P145:02: Students fighting Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "I don't remember what this was, but it was rough enough that they had to have a Doctor there" Labeled as D-1.
Item P145:03: Students fighting Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "Whatever it was it took two of them to handle Sunny Sunstrum. Note the boots that were fairly common gear then." Labeled as D-2.
Item P145:04: Jousting Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "I guess this is the same thing as it has the same photo number on the back." Labeled as D-3.
Item P145:11: Beta Theta Pi house members Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "The members of the Beta house, Dan Poling is about in the middle of the next to last row, I'm on the left, back row." Labeled as E-1.
Item P145:12: Fred Bracher Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "Fred Bracher. He was my roommate in the Beta house. The last I heard about him he was Professor of English and Chairman of Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. He was Editor of the 1926 Beaver yearbook. One day he gave me a camera and said "Go out and take some pictures for the Beaver. This next bunch are some of those - I think." Labeled as E-2.
Sub-Series 4: Football and basketball players Add to Shelf
F-series images and other athletics photographs.
Box-Folder 1.1 Add to Shelf
Item P145:05: Red Denman, Fritz Tebbs, Wes Schulmerich, Web Edwards Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "Red Denman, Fritz Tebbs, Wes Schulmerich, Web Edwards" Labeled as F-1.
Item P145:22: Clyde "Cac" Hubbard Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "Clyde 'Cac' Hubbard, Ass't Coach" Labeled as F-2.
Item P145:19: Michael "Dad" Butler Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "Michael 'Dad' Butler, Trainer and Track coach. My friend" Labeled as F-3.
Item P145:23-P145:24: Corvallis Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "General views of Corvallis from the hills back of town, probably built up now. Wes Schulmerich once shot a deer up here." Labeled as F-4 and F-5, respectively.
Item P145:20: Students sending off the football team Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "Sending the team off for the Nebraska game." Labeled as F-6.
Item P145:21: Students after the rally Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "After the rally. The girl in the group of five on the right and looks like she is carrying an envelope is a girl I dated a lot - Ruth Hahn" Labeled as F-7.
Item P145:18: Dal Ward, Wes Schulmerich, Web Edwards, and two unknown men Add to Shelf
Donor's description: "Leaving for Nebraska - Dal Ward, Wes and Web ? ?" Labeled as F-8.
Item P145:13: Carlos Steele Add to Shelf
Item P145:14 - P145:16: Harold "Red" Ridings Add to Shelf
Item P145:17: Carlos Steele Add to Shelf
Item P145:36: Rook (freshman) football team, 1923 Add to Shelf
Includes Coach "Spec" Keene.