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Harriet Moore Photograph Collection, 1890-1962

By Finding aid prepared by Ryan Atwood and Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Harriet Moore Photograph Collection, 1890-1962

Predominant Dates: 1910-1924

ID: P 150

Primary Creator: Moore, Harriet L. Forest

Extent: 0.1 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: This collection is arranged in one series: I. Photographs, 1890-1962.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Harriet Moore Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by Moore documenting Oregon State students, faculty, and campus scenes. Harriet Moore was Oregon State University's first archivist, a position she held from 1961 to 1966, and an avid local historian.

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

Scope and Content Notes

The Harriet Moore Photograph Collection consists of images assembled by Moore documenting Oregon State students, faculty, and campus scenes. The collection includes images of sorority and fraternity members and events; football games and players; women's physical education instructors; and campus buildings and scenes. Of special note are two photographs of the motion picture filming of a pageant on campus in the mid 1910s; flooding on lower campus; and an interior view of the Gymnasium (now Valley Gymnastics Center) showing a balcony. A studio portrait of the 1909 CPS (perhaps Corvallis Public School) basketball team is part of the collection.

Several of the photographs were given to Moore by colleagues and friends including Lena B. Tartar, Peggy Walker Allworth, and Beulah Gilkey.

Photographers include Ball Studio and Howells Studio.

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

Biographical / Historical Notes

Harriet Moore was Oregon State University's first archivist, a position she held from 1961 to 1966, and an avid local historian. One of the largest photograph collections held by the Special Collections & Archives Research Center is named Harriet's Collection in her honor.

Harriet Forest Moore trained as a physical therapist at Reed College and worked as a physical therapist in the U.S. Army Reconstruction Aid Program before enrolling at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in 1920. She completed B.S. (1922) and M.S. (1924) degrees in vocational education at OAC. In 1955, Moore became a Library Assistant in the Oregon State College Library. Her attention to detail and experience with local history research led to her appointment as Archivist in 1961. After her retirement in 1966, she worked part-time on special projects in the Archives until 1970. Moore received awards from the Oregon Historical Society and the Benton County History Society and Museum for her work to promote local history. Harriet Moore died in 1992.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 66 photographs; 2 boxes, including 1 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The photographs were donated to the University Archives by Moore in several accessions in the 1970s-1980s.

Related Materials:

The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holds numerous collections depicting Oregon State University students and faculty and the Oregon State campus. The Football Photograph Collection (P 004) includes hundreds of photographs of football players and games. Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC), named in honor of Harriet Moore, is an extensive collection of photographs documenting the full range of Oregon State University people and activities. Additional information about Harriet Moore is available in the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC) file "MC - Moore, Harriet.

Several oral history interviews of Harriet Moore were conducted in the 1980s through 1991 and are available in these collections: Oral History Interviews, Personal Histories, and Sound Recordings Collection on Agriculture, Forestry, and Oregon History (OH 005); Horner Museum Oral History Collection (OH 010); Oral Histories of the Oregon State University Microbiology Department (OH 024); and the Royal G. Jackson Papers (MSS JacksonR).

Preferred Citation: Harriet Moore Photograph Collection (P 150), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Moore, Harriet L. Forest
Ball Studio
Howell's Studio

People, Places, and Topics

College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Football--Oregon--Corvallis.
Football players--Oregon--Corvallis.
Greek letter societies--Oregon--Corvallis.
Local History
Moore, Harriet L. Forest
Oregon Agricultural College--Football.
Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
Physical education for women--Oregon--Corvallis.
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History
Women--Education (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.

Forms of Material

Film negatives.
Photographic prints.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Photographs, 1890-1962
Series I consists of photographs assembled by Harriet Moore depicting Oregon Agricultural College students, faculty, and campus scenes.
Item P150:01: Sigma Alpha Epsilon house, circa 1940
Item P150:02: Sigma Alpha Epsilon mascot, dog "Mac", 1934
Item P150:03: Ellsworth Erwin, 1927
Campus mail carrier for many years; photograph from Lena B. Tartar.
Item P150:04: Armed Service Training Unit Flag Ceremony, January 1944
Band in foreground; Pharmacy building in background.
Item P150:05: Nettie Sturges
Item P150:06: Ruth Thayer
Item P150:07: Doris Thorneley
Item P150:08: Lois Rankin
Item P150:09: Edna Agnes Cocks
Head of women's physical education.
Item P150:10: Katherine Seay - Y.W.C.A. Secretary, circa 1924
Portrait photograph published in the 1926 Beaver yearbook, page 236.
Item P150:11: Lambda Chi Alpha party, 1919
Item P150:12: Alpha Chi Omega members, 1918-1919
Composite of individual portraits of sorority members.
Item P150:13: Alpha Chi Omega Members, 1918-1919
Composite of individual portraits of sorority members.
Item P150:14: Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, 1920
Group photograph of fraternity members.
Item P150:15: Women students, circa 1916
Snapshots of individuals and groups; removed from an album assembled by Peggy Walker Allworth.
Item P150:16: Women students, circa 1916
Item P150:18: Women students, circa 1916
Item P150:19: Women students, circa 1916
Item P150:20: Women students, circa 1916
Item P150:21a: Women students, circa 1916
Item P150:21b: Women students, circa 1916
Item P150:22: Women students, circa 1916
Item P150:23: Alpha Chi Omega, Chi Chapter, circa 1916
Composite of individual portrait photographs of sorority members.
Item P150:24: Dooley - unidentified man, circa 1915
Portrait photograph.
Item P150:25: Victor Moses, circa 1890
Holding a trumpet; portrait photograph that may have been taken by Sydney Trask (Moses' brother-in-law).
Extent: 3 prints

Item P150:26: Football rooters on field, circa 1916
Waldo and Langton Halls in background
Item P150:27: Rooters parading to the game, circa 1916
Waldo Hall in background.
Item P150:28: Rooters in the stands, circa 1914
Item P150:29: Rooters in the stands with yell leader Chapman, circa 1914
Item P150:30: Rooters on Bell Field, circa 1916
Waldo and Langton Halls in background
Item P150:31: Rooters on Bell Field, circa 1916
Heating plant and smokestacks in background.
Item P150:32: Rooters on field, circa 1914
On Multnomah Field in Portland?
Item P150:33: OAC rooters at University of Oregon game, 1914
OAC vs University of Oregon (civil war) on November 21, 1914; score 3-3.
Item P150:34: Rooters in the stands, circa 1916
Item P150:35: Game scene, 1914
OAC vs University of Oregon (civil war) on November 21, 1914.
Item P150:36: Football player -- Butts, 1916
Item P150:37: Two football players, circa 1916
Item P150:38: Varsity squad football team, circa 1916
Item P150:39: Football team, circa 1916
Waldo and Langton Halls in the background.
Item P150:40: Pageant, circa 1916
Film maker with motion picture film camera.
Item P150:41: Pageant, circa 1916
Item P150:42: Football players, circa 1916
Studio portrait photograph of football players "Butts" Reardon, "Darkhorse" Newman, and Lee Bissett wearing their letter sweaters.
Item P150:43: Class Reunion, circa 1962
Class of 1912 50th reunion on steps of Memorial Union.
Item P150:44: Two women with "Lady of the Fountain" statue, circa 1914
Item P150:45: Unidentified woman, circa 1930
Graduation portrait photograph in cap and gown; photograph by Howells Studio.
Item P150:48: Football game, University of Oregon vs. Oregon Agricultural College, circa 1914
In Corvallis.
Item P150:49: Football game at Bell Field, circa 1914
Item P150:50: Spectators at football game, circa 1914
Item P150:51: Group of men and women on a picnic, circa 1900
This photograph was from the estate of Helen Gilkey and was given to Harriet Moore by Helen's sister, Beulah Gilkey.
Item P150:52: Covell House, circa 1920
First nursery school.
Item P150:53: Legislators visiting Oregon Agricultural College, 1921
Legislators ("notables"), standing at the corner of 9th and Madison, were visiting campus on May 5, 1921.
Item P150:54: Women's physical education class, circa 1912
Print affixed to album or scrapbook page.
Item P150:55: American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Convention attendees, 1931
Group photo of attendees in front of the Men's Gymnasium (Langton Hall). Attendees include Charles D. Byrne, Wallace L. Kadderly, Frank L. Ballard, Fred Shideler, Edwin T. Reed, John C. Burtner, and others from Oregon State. Photograph by Howells Studio.
Item P150:57: Mabel Black, circa 1922
Portrait image; Black was a member of the Class of 1922.
Item P150:58a: View of Cauthorn Hall, circa 1910
Photograph probably made from north wing of Agriculture Hall looking to the west.
Extent: 4x5 copy negative and duplicate print

Item P150:58b: Flooding on lower campus, circa 1920
View to west of flooding on lower campus with a canoe on the water; print affixed to album page.
Item P150:59: The Fusser's Bench, circa 1920
On lower campus; print affixed to album page.
Item P150:60: Snow on campus, circa 1915
Snapshot affixed to album page.
Item P150:61: The "Main Drag", circa 1920
Walkway on lower campus; print affixed to album page.
Item P150:62: Cadets on Multnomah Field at Portland Rose Festival, circa 1915
Extent: postcard print

Item P150:63: Junior Prom, 1912
Interior of gymnasium with balcony (now Valley Gymnastics Center); photograph by Ball Studio.
Item P150:64: Mechanical Hall (oversize), circa 1910
Later named Apperson Hall; now Kearney Hall.
Item P150:65: CPS Basketball Team (oversize), 1909
Includes: Fred Cate (coach?), George Musgrave, Harry Sprague, Ralph Legley, Alex Hayes, Clyde Starr, and Ralph Morgan. Perhaps Corvallis Public School team.

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