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W. Lester Powell Photograph Collection, 1913-1956View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1913-1917
The W. Lester Powell Photograph Collection consists of images taken and assembled by Powell documenting Powell's student years at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC). Powell attended OAC from 1912 to 1917.
ID: P 192
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: W. Lester Powell Photograph Collection (P 192), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The photographs were donated to the OSU Archives in 1990 by Bob Zybach.
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Series 1: Photographic Prints, circa 1913 - circa 1956 Add to Shelf
Series I consists of snapshots, photographic postcards, and a few professional photographs; most have been removed from album pages. The photographs depict Oregon Agricultural College students participating in student activities and attending athletic events; Powell's fraternity brothers; forestry students and faculty, including George W. Peavy, in forest camps; and Marys Peak and forest scenes. Of special note are several duplicate prints of Wells, Oregon, a small town in north Benton County that was evacuated and demolished in the early 1940s to establish Camp Adair.
Extent: 89 photographs
Box-Folder 1.1 Add to Shelf
Item P192:001: Folk dancing woman Add to Shelf
Item P192:002: Women performing folk dances at OAC Add to Shelf
Item P192:003: May Pageant at OAC Add to Shelf
Item P192:004: Mines Building Add to Shelf
Batcheller Hall
Item P192:005: Working in college iron foundry, Summer of 1913 or 1914 Add to Shelf
Item P192:006: Gathering of students and faculty in front of Benton Hall Add to Shelf
Item P192:007: Delta Upsilon Fraternity brothers Add to Shelf
Includes W.L. Powell.
Item P192:008: Class of 1916 reunion, circa 1956 Add to Shelf
Item P192:009: Women engaged in tug of war competition Add to Shelf
Item P192:010-P192:011: Crowd next to freight train Add to Shelf
Item P192:012: Group of posing men Add to Shelf
Item P192:013-P192:014: Fraternity group Add to Shelf
Item P192:015: Ahneek recruits Add to Shelf
Item P192:016: Group of posing men Add to Shelf
Item P192:017-P192:019: Participants in minstrel show Add to Shelf
Item P192:020: Fraternity group Add to Shelf
Item P192:021: OAC runner Add to Shelf
Item P192:022-P192:024: OAC baseball players Add to Shelf
Item P192:025: Three OAC track runners Add to Shelf
Item P192:026: Athletes standing outside armory Add to Shelf
Item P192:027-P192:028: Serpentine lines Add to Shelf
Item P192:029: Student body - pre-football game activity Add to Shelf
Item P192:030: Serpentine line Add to Shelf
Item P192:031: OAC vs. Whitman football game Add to Shelf
Item P192:032: Halftime show Add to Shelf
Item P192:033: Football game Add to Shelf
Item P192:034: Track athlete Add to Shelf
Item P192:035: Football at OAC Add to Shelf
Item P192:036: OAC athlete Add to Shelf
Item P192:037: Football at OAC Add to Shelf
Item P192:038: Shot putter Add to Shelf
Item P192:039: Student body - pre-football game activity Add to Shelf
Item P192:040-P192:041: Serpentine line Add to Shelf
Item P192:042: Halftime show Add to Shelf
Item P192:043: Pruning class, 1935 Add to Shelf
Item P192:044: Marys Peak timber, circa 1915 Add to Shelf
Item P192:045: Forest river Add to Shelf
Item P192:046: Forestry cooking school Add to Shelf
Item P192:047: George W. Peavy at top of Marys Peak, circa 1915 Add to Shelf
Published in 1916 Orange yearbook, p. 442.
Item P192:048: OAC faculty member at top of Marys Peak, circa 1915 Add to Shelf
Published in 1916 Orange yearbook, p. 442.
Item P192:049: Marys Peak foresters camp, circa 1913 Add to Shelf
Item P192:050: Sawmill Add to Shelf
Item P192:051: Rhododendron excursion to Newport, 1915 Add to Shelf
Item P192:052-P192:053: Guarding the fountain, 1914 Add to Shelf
Published in 1916 Orange yearbook, p. 446.
Item P192:054: Stacked wood Add to Shelf
Item P192:055: Oregon wilderness Add to Shelf
Item P192:056: Gamma Tau Beta fraternity house Add to Shelf
Burned after frat moved to 22nd St.
Item P192:057: Forestry building in Portland (Lewis and Clark Exhibition) Add to Shelf
Item P192:058-P192:059: Forestry students in camp Add to Shelf
Item P192:060: OAC foresters, circa 1915 Add to Shelf
Item P192:061-P192:062: Forestry camp Add to Shelf
Item P192:063: Foresters, 1913 Add to Shelf
Item P192:064: Marys Peak Add to Shelf
Item P192:065: Les Powell's car at Big Sulphur Springs, 1915 Add to Shelf
1 of 3 cars on the OAC campus.
Item P192:066: Logs held for rafting Add to Shelf
Item P192:067: Foresters at Windriver Nurseries, Washington Add to Shelf
Published in 1916 Orange yearbook, p. 452.
Item P192:068: Wind River Nursery, Washington Add to Shelf
Item P192:069: Timber in Wind River, Washington, area Add to Shelf
Item P192:070: Foresters, circa 1915 Add to Shelf
Published in 1916 Orange yearbook, p. 452.
Item P192:071: Foresters cooking Add to Shelf
Item P192:072: Foresters Add to Shelf
Item P192:073-P192:074: Along the Redwood highway, California Add to Shelf
Item P192:075: Forest Add to Shelf
Item P192:076-P192:077: Mountain views Add to Shelf
Item P192:078: Willamette River, Corvallis Add to Shelf
Item P192:079: Oregon wilderness Add to Shelf
Item P192:080: Man in boat on Marys River, circa 1915 Add to Shelf
Item P192:081: Man in forest Add to Shelf
Item P192:082: Forestry camping trip Add to Shelf
Item P192:083: Forest and cabin (Probably California Redwoods) Add to Shelf
Sub-Series 1: Wells, Oregon, 1917 Add to Shelf
Extent: 4 duplicate prints made in 1990
Box-Folder 1.1 Add to Shelf
Item P192:289: Wells warehouse Add to Shelf
Photograph taken from Coffin Butte of area before Camp Adair. Cleve Williamson house. Large block walnut- Stelmaker place just south of the tree. Church about center.
Item P192:290: Wells Dale, Oregon Freight Depot Add to Shelf
Item P192:291: Old electric train going through Wells Add to Shelf
Also depicted in this photograph are Jonny Carter's store and houses belonging to Coleman and then Yenkel.
Item P192:292: Wells warehouse Add to Shelf
Item P192:293: Grant St. and Catholic Hill area Add to Shelf
Item P192:294: OSU forestry students at Washington camp Add to Shelf
Series 2: Album Pages, circa 1913-1917 Add to Shelf
Series II consists of photographs affixed to black paper album pages. Most of the photographs are snapshots or photographic postcards. The photographs depict Oregon Agricultural students; athletes and athetic events; intramural teams; pageants; student events and activities; and picnics, camps, and outings. This series includes numerous images of football players and football games as well as the OAC freshman baseball team and individual players. Also of note are images of land being cleared for Grant Street in Corvallis.
Extent: 210 photographic prints
Box-Folder 1.3 Add to Shelf
Item P192:084-P192:106: OAC women performing folk dances at college May Pageant, circa 1914 Add to Shelf
Item P192:107-P192:108: OAC "Rooters", OAC vs U.W. Football Game, October 31, 1914 Add to Shelf
Item P192:109: Serpentine on football field Add to Shelf
Item P192:110-P192:111: OAC "Rooters", OAC vs U.W. Football Game, October 31, 1914 Add to Shelf
Item P192:112-P192:114: O.A.C women performing folk dances at college May Pageant Add to Shelf
Item P192:115: OAC football player Add to Shelf
Item P192:116: Billie Brewer, OAC football player Add to Shelf
Item P192:117: Darius H. "Hungry" Smyth, OAC football player Add to Shelf
Item P192:118: Football game; goal posts Add to Shelf
Item P192:119: Football game, 1914 Add to Shelf
Published in the Orange yearbook, p. 153.
Item P192:120: Billie Brewer Add to Shelf
Item P192:121: Steve Schuster Add to Shelf
Item P192:122: Pete Anderson Add to Shelf
Item P192:123: Frank "Prunes" Moore Add to Shelf
Item P192:124-P192:127: Individual football players Add to Shelf
Item P192:128: OAC Football Squad, 1914 Add to Shelf
Item P192:129: Football players including place kicker Add to Shelf
Item P192:130: Football player Add to Shelf
Item P192:131: Paul Frank Hoerline Add to Shelf
Item P192:132: Man on football field Add to Shelf
Item P192:133: Thomas Everett May Add to Shelf
Item P192:135: Football player Add to Shelf
Item P192:136: "Art" Lutz Add to Shelf
Item P192:137: Frank "Prunes" Moore Add to Shelf
Item P192:138: Football player Add to Shelf
Item P192:139: Men on football field Add to Shelf
Item P192:140: Punter Add to Shelf
Item P192:141: Paul Frank Hoerline Add to Shelf
Item P192:142: Peck Huntley Add to Shelf
Item P192:143: Leo Laythe Add to Shelf
Item P192:144: Football player Add to Shelf
Item P192:145: Students Add to Shelf
Item P192:146: Students Add to Shelf
Item P192:147-P192:149: Group of women Add to Shelf
Item P192:150-P192:153: Freshman-Sophomore bag rush, 1914 Add to Shelf
Item P192:154-P192:155: Gathering at bandstand, circa 1915 Add to Shelf
Item P192:156: Freshman-sophomore bag rush, 1914 Add to Shelf
Item P192:157: OAC vs U.of O. scrimmage football game, 1914 Add to Shelf
Item P192:158: Football game Add to Shelf
Item P192:159: OAC vs U.W. football game, October 31, 1914 Add to Shelf
Item P192:160: Football game Add to Shelf
Item P192:161: Fans in stands at football game Add to Shelf
Item P192:162: Football game Add to Shelf
Item P192:163: Football game Add to Shelf
Item P192:164: Football game Add to Shelf
Item P192:165: Football game Add to Shelf
Item P192:166: OAC vs U.W. football game, October 31, 1914 Add to Shelf
Item P192:167: Football game Add to Shelf
Item P192:168: OAC freshman baseball team Add to Shelf
Item P192:169: OAC freshman baseball player Add to Shelf
Item P192:170: Roy Houck, OAC freshman baseball player Add to Shelf
Item P192:171-P192:172: Football game Add to Shelf
Item P192:173: OAC vs U.W. football game, October 31, 1914 Add to Shelf
Item P192:174-P192:175: Football players Add to Shelf
Item P192:176: Football game Add to Shelf
Item P192:177: Football game Add to Shelf
Item P192:178-P192:182: Football game Add to Shelf
Item P192:183: Female athlete Add to Shelf
Item P192:184: Women running low hurdles Add to Shelf
Item P192:185: Female shot putter Add to Shelf
Item P192:186: Female relay runners Add to Shelf
Item P192:187: De Witt Yeager Add to Shelf
Item P192:188: "Billie" King Add to Shelf
Item P192:189: Gus Hofer, Team Captain, 1914 Add to Shelf
Item P192:190-P192:195: Fans at OAC vs University of Oregon football game, 1914 Add to Shelf
Item P192:196: Forest with auto Add to Shelf
Item P192:197: River Add to Shelf
Item P192:198: Automobile Add to Shelf
Item P192:199: Man and auto Add to Shelf
Item P192:200-P193:201: Man fishing on river Add to Shelf
Item P192:202: River Add to Shelf
Item P192:203-P192:211: Women performing in a May Day pageant Add to Shelf
Item P192:212-P192:222: Snow scenes Add to Shelf
On campus and in Corvallis; dogs playing in snow.
Item P192:223: River Add to Shelf
Item P192:224: Auto in woods Add to Shelf
Item P192:225: Woman and two men picnicking Add to Shelf
Item P192:226: Man and women leaning against fence Add to Shelf
Item P192:227: Woman and man picnicking Add to Shelf
Item P192:228: Two men posing with car Add to Shelf
Item P192:229: Two men in the woods Add to Shelf
Item P192:230: Two men posing with car Add to Shelf
Item P192:231: Car traveling beside river Add to Shelf
Item P192:232: Car parked at side of road Add to Shelf
Item P192:233: Car traveling beside river Add to Shelf
Item P192:234: Two men and at a campfire Add to Shelf
Item P192:235-P192:236: Land clearing for Grant Street in Corvallis Add to Shelf
Dynamiting tree stumps (?).
Item P192:237-P192:238: One of three cars on campus Add to Shelf
Item P192:239: Cleared field Add to Shelf
Item P192:240: One of three cars on campus Add to Shelf
Item P192:241: Cleared field Add to Shelf
Item P192:242-P192:243: Powell brothers in California Add to Shelf
Studio portrait photographs of two boys.
Item P192:244: Parade Add to Shelf
Item P192:245: Woman posing on stump Add to Shelf
Item P192:246: Man and dog Add to Shelf
Item P192:247: Dog in man's clothing Add to Shelf
Item P192:248-P192:250: Land clearing for Grant Street in Corvallis Add to Shelf
Item P192:251: House Add to Shelf
Item P192:252: Men posing with tennis racquets Add to Shelf
Item P192:253: House Add to Shelf
Item P192:254: Man with tennis racquet Add to Shelf
Item P192:255: House Add to Shelf
Item P192:256: Car, probably one of the three on campus Add to Shelf
Item P192:257: Mountain lake Add to Shelf
Item P192:258: Camp Add to Shelf
Item P192:259: Mountain Add to Shelf
Item P192:260: Mountain lake Add to Shelf
Item P192:261: Car camping Add to Shelf
Item P192:262: Gamma Upsilon football team Add to Shelf
Item P192:263: Osolito Club Add to Shelf
Item P192:264: Popular members of an OAC club Add to Shelf
Item P192:265: Football coach Add to Shelf
Item P192:266: Gamma Upsilon vs. Ahneek, Scientific Football Game Add to Shelf
Item P192:267: Ahneek Recruits Add to Shelf
Item P192:268: Ahneek "Semi-Pro" scientific football team Add to Shelf
Item P192:269: Foresters football team OAC, 1914 Add to Shelf
Item P192:270-P192:271: End of Ahneek, Gamma Upsilon football game Add to Shelf
Item P192:272-P192:278: Mountain scenes with snow Add to Shelf
Item P192:279-P193:280: May Day festival Add to Shelf
Item P192:281-P192:282: Posing women Add to Shelf
Item P192:283: May Day festival Add to Shelf
Item P192:284: Men in graduation regalia Add to Shelf
Item P192:285: Dogs by lake Add to Shelf
Item P192:286: May Day festival Add to Shelf
Item P192:287: Men in graduation regalia clowning around Add to Shelf
Item P192:288: Camp in forest Add to Shelf
Series 3: Copy Negatives, circa 1913-1917 Add to Shelf
Series III consists of copy negatives made in 1990 by the OSU Archives of snapshot photographic prints that were retained by the donor. These negatives depict Oregon Agricultural College students participating in campus activities. Of special note is an image labeled as bachelor's quarters and an image of a group of bachelors sitting at a dining table.
Extent: 18 copy negatives
Box-Folder 1.2 Add to Shelf
Item P192:295: Female runners Add to Shelf
Item P192:296: Couple on a motorbike Add to Shelf
Item P192:297: Woman dancing Add to Shelf
Item P192:298: Group of standing men Add to Shelf
One of the men in this image has his arms and legs bound.
Item P192:299: OAC Bookstore shortly after construction Add to Shelf
Item P192:300: Lunch Counter, Kandy Kitchen, Ka-Jaz, G.S. Kerr Add to Shelf
Item P192:301: Upstairs bachelors quarters, 1913 Add to Shelf
Item P192:302: Woman posing in a dress covered in flowers Add to Shelf
Item P192:303: OAC Football Team Add to Shelf
Item P192:304: Women and team of horses Add to Shelf
Item P192:305: View of track and field Add to Shelf
Item P192:306: Baseball game Add to Shelf
Item P192:307: Bachelors, 1913 Add to Shelf
Item P192:308: Female hurdlers Add to Shelf
Item P192:309: Group at the Lady of the Fountain Add to Shelf
Item P192:310: Runners emerging from the Armory Add to Shelf
Item P192:311: Women participating in tug-of-war Add to Shelf
Item P192:312: Heating plant and shops Add to Shelf