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Walter R. Baker Photographs, circa 1863 - circa 1930

By Finding aid prepared by Lawrence A. Landis; updated by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Walter R. Baker Photographs, circa 1863 - circa 1930

Predominant Dates: 1903-1910

ID: P 018

Primary Creator: Baker, Walter Rawalt G.

Extent: 1.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The Walter R. Baker Photographs are arranged in two series: I. Photographs, circa 1863 - circa 1930 and II. Negative Sleeves and Envelopes. All of the images have been assigned individual item numbers (P018:001 - P018:387).

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Walter R. Baker Photographs consists of images taken or collected by Baker during and soon after his student years at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC). The collection includes images of campus buildings and students as well photographs of buildings in and near Salem, Oregon, and of the Portland, Oregon, waterfront. Baker attended OAC from 1904 to 1909; he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1908 and completed graduate work in 1909 leading to designation as an Electrical Engineer.

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

Scope and Content Notes

The Walter R. Baker Photographs consist of images taken or collected by Walter Rawalt Baker. Approximately one-fourth of the images pertain to Oregon Agricultural College between about 1905 and 1909, and include buildings, campus views, students and faculty members. Some of the O.A.C. images were used in the 1909 Orange yearbook. These include several images of the residents of Cauthorn Hall, the men's dormitory during this time, and students' rooms as well as military cadets on campus. A small number of images are of Corvallis and the surrounding area, including Marys Peak, and also date from around 1905 to 1909.

Another significant group of images include views of Salem buildings and the Portland waterfront. Included among the Salem buildings are the State Capitol (pre-1935), the Marion County Courthouse (built in the 1880s), the Chemawa Indian Training School, Willamette University, the Odd Fellows building, and various schools and downtown businesses. The Portland waterfront images are of ships and bridges. Other images in the collection depict agriculture in the Willamette Valley, the Oregon Coast, the Baker Family and home in Macleay near Salem, portraits of family friends and their homes, rural schools and school children, and the Iowa National Guard.

The collection consists of 153 glass negatives (primarily 4x5, with about 20 5x7 format); 46 nitrate roll film negatives; and approximately 325 prints. About one hundred of the glass negatives and most of the nitrate negatives do not have accompanying prints. Many of the prints are mounted on paper board supports; two of the prints are cartes de visites from the mid-1860s. The collection includes several images made by Corvallis photographer, W.S. Gardner.

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

Biographical / Historical Notes

Walter Rawalt Baker was born on December 24, 1883. He attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1904 to 1909 and received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1908. He also received the Electrical Engineer designation from O.A.C. in 1909 after completing graduate coursework. Baker's home was in Macleay, Oregon, near Salem. Alumni directories from the 1910s and 1920s list his occupation as farmer. An obituary in the Oregon Stater indicates that Baker died on April 23, 1962, and that he had worked as a farmer and a telephone lineman for community owned telephone companies. He was the primary caregiver for his brother, William, who was injured in an industrial accident in the 1910s.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 522 photographs; 15 boxes, including 1 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The collection was received by the Archives in the 1960s.

Related Materials: Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC) includes a photograph of Walter Rawalt Baker (HC 1605) as well as photographs of Corvallis attributed to W. R. Baker (HC0596). The OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings include many other collections documenting campus buildings and students in the first decade of the 20th century, including the William Harling Davolt Scrapbook and Photographs (MSS Davolt), the Alexander K. Chapman Photograph Collection (P 235), and the Fred Deininger Luse Photograph Album (P 228). The Wanda Gifford Photographs (P 218-SG 4) and the Ben L. Gifford Photographs (P 218-SG 5) include many images of Salem, Oregon, in the 1940s-1950s.

Preferred Citation: Walter R. Baker Photographs (P 018), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Baker, Walter Rawalt G.
Gardner, W. S.

People, Places, and Topics

Baker, Walter Rawalt G.
Chemawa Indian School
College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
College students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Corvallis (Or.)
Local History
Marys Peak (Or.)
Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
Oregon Multicultural Archives
Portland (Or.)
Salem (Or.)
University History
Waterfronts--Oregon--Portland.

Forms of Material

Cartes-de-visite (card photographs).
Glass plate negatives.
Nitrate negatives.
Photographic prints.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Photographs, circa 1863 - circa 1930
Series I consists of photographs taken or assembled by Baker that depict Oregon Agricultural College campus scenes, buildings, and students; buildings in and near Salem, Oregon; the Portland, Oregon, waterfront; and family members and friends. The images include mounted prints as well as glass and nitrate negatives.
Sub-Series 1: Prints
Box-Folder 1.1: P018:004 - P018:010
Item P018:004: Military cadets in formation near Benton Hall
Item P018:005: Cauthorn Hall, October 1907
Extent: 3 prints

Item P018:006: Cauthorn Hall, January 1906
Extent: print

Item P018:007: Cadets in room 68, Cauthorn Hall
Extent: 4 prints

Item P018:008: Cauthorn Hall students; Whitehead, November 1907
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:010: Cauthorn Hall residents on steps; Whitehead
Extent: 1 print

Box-Folder 1.2: P018:011 - P018:027
Item P018:011: Alexander Kesterton Chapman and James Hugh McCall in their room in Cauthorn Hall, February 11, 1906
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:012: Hudson in his room, Cauthorn Hall, 1908
Extent: 3 prints

Item P018:013: Pennants in Hudson's room, Cauthorn Hall, 1908
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:014: Cauthorn Hall students, November 1907
Similar to P018:008.
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:015: Cauthorn Hall, May 14, 1905
Extent: 3 prints

Item P018:017: Mechanical Hall, January 1906
Item P018:018: Mechanical Hall, 1906
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:019: Mechanical Hall, May 27, 1906
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:023: Leach and Yeager in their dormitory room, February 25, 1906
Extent: 3 prints

Item P018:024: Women in front of Alpha Hall; "Rambler-Bicycle Hospital" on bicycle rack
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:027: Private Chemistry Laboratory
Chemical bottles in dormitory room.
Extent: 4 prints

Box-Folder 1.3: P018:028 - P018:041
Item P018:028: Octagonal (College) Barn, February 9, 1906
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:029: Alpha Hall and sidewalks, late spring
Extent: 4 prints

Item P018:030: George Sauervin, OAC sub-freshman, at entrance to Education Hall, circa November 1907
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:031: Mining Building, April 7, 1906
Benton Annex (Women's Center Building).
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:032: Marie Hutchins, circa December 1903
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:033 - P018:034: Agriculture Hall
Item P018:035: Lower Campus looking up path to Benton Hall
Item P018:036: Waldo Hall Thanksgiving Dinner, 1907
Extent: 3 prints

Item P018:037a: W.H. Baker's tombstone, circa 1908
Extent: 6 prints

Item P018:037b: Homer's grave
Item P018:038: Shield's tombstone
Item P018:039a: Mary's Peak
Very similar to the view used in the 1909 Orange (after class photos).
Item P018:039b: Mary's Peak
Item 14: Jump-Off Joe, beach at Newport
Box-Folder 1.4: P018:042 - P018:050
Item P018:042: Coastal scene
Item P018:043: Yaquina Bay?
Item P018:044: Shore scene
Item P018:045: Coastal scene
Item P018:046: Yaquina Head and Lighthouse, Newport
Item P018:047: Group sitting on driftwood log below Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, Newport
Item P018:048: Pa Baker on beach
Item P018:049: Haystack rock, one mile from coast in the ocean
Item P018:050: Morrison Street Bridge, Portland, circa 1905
Extent: 2 prints

Box-Folder 1.5: P018:051 - P018:060
Item P018:051: Bridge over Willamette River at Albany
Item P018:053: Albany Railroad Bridge
Item P018:054: Albany Bridge?
Item P018:055: Albany Bridge?
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:056: Waterfall
Item P018:057: Young's Falls in Clatsop County?
Item P018:058: Lower South Falls, Silver Falls near Salem
Item P018:059: Albany Water power with the Oregon Electric Railroad tracks overhead
Item P018:060: View of campus buildings from the southeast with houses and livestock in the foreground, May 21, 1905
Includes Benton and Education Halls.
Extent: 3 prints

Box-Folder 1.6: P018:061 - P018:075
Item P018:061: Benton Hall from Lower Campus path, circa 1906
Item P018:062: Benton Hall, flag at half mast, circa 1906
Item P018:063: Benton Hall, two trees in front, circa 1906
Item P018:064 - P018:065: Benton Hall and driveway, circa 1906
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:066: Blacksmith shop and water tower, January 21, 1906
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:067: Blacksmith shop and water tower, circa 1906
Item P018:069: O.A.C. flower bed in front of Benton Hall
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:070: Woman in kitchen, Waldo Hall?
Extent: 4 prints

Item P018:072: Residence of Jonas Rawalt
Sec.30, Orion Twp., Fulton Co., Ill.; copy of an engraving; same as P018:076.
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:073: Portrait of Uncle Jonas (Rawalt?); bust
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:074: Albert Evans with camera
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:075: Portrait, unidentified
Box-Folder 2.1: P018:077 - P018:088
Item P018:077 - P018:078: O.A.C. printing shop
Item P018:079: Group at club house on South Skunk River, 1906
Item P018:080: Group at club house on South Skunk River, six miles south of Newton, Iowa, 1905
Item P018:081: Some of the "bull's eye busters," state rifle range camp, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1905
Item P018:082: Group of soldiers, Company "L", Iowa National Guard, 1905
Item P018:083: Gladys Wilcox, age 15; taken in Iowa
Item P018:084: Group at George Shenton Residence, two miles SW of Newton, Iowa, 1906
Item P018:085: Partial view of Iowa state rifle range, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1905
Item P018:086: 2nd Lt. W.R. Smith, Co. "L", Iowa National Guard, 1905
Item P018:087: Portrait of a woman and young boy
Photo by C.F. Garrison, Rolfe, Iowa.
Item P018:088: Portrait of two young boys, circa 1895
Photo by Garrison Bros., Ft. Dodge, Iowa.
Box-Folder 2.2: P018:089 - P018:097
Item P018:089: Lebanon from top of Peterson Butte
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:090: "Lady of the Fountain" at O.A.C., circa 1905
Item P018:091: May Queen on her throne on the O.A.C. campus, May 1, 1908
Photograph by Bruce Sattele.
Item P018:092: May Queen coronation, 1908
Extent: 3 prints

Item P018:093: Flowering bush on the O.A.C. campus, April 7, 1906
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:094: Greenhouse (inside), East Lake Park, Los Angeles, California, March 1908
Negative by Bruce (Satelle?).
Item P018:095: Student on ladder next to flowering tree (grafting?), O.A.C. campus?
Item P018:096: Willamette Valley looking east, Cascade Mountains in the distance.
Note cord wood piles in foreground valley.
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:097: Pasture scene with wooded hills in background
Extent: 2 prints

Box-Folder 2.3: P018:098 - P018:110
Item P018:098: "A distant view of the hill we went to"
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:099: Pasture scene, east of house, December 1903
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:100: Snow covered pasture
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:101: Tree in bloom on O.A.C. campus?
Item P018:102: Unidentified scene
Item P018:103: Old Horticulture Building, greenhouses and smokestack
Item P018:104 - P018:107: Machinery components
Item P018:108: Uprooted snag (blown over tree?)
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:110: Southern Pacific depot, Capitol City Railway, Salem
Extent: 1 print

Box-Folder 2.4: P018:111 - P018:126
Item P018:111: Caisson near Paleontology Lab
Item P018:112: Benton Hall, south view
Item P018:113: Benton Hall, taken from top of water tower toward downtown Corvallis
Item P018:114: Benton Hall
Item P018:117: Johnston's house
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:118: Group in front of Scholtz house
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:119: M.A. Crail's house, August 1910
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:120: Two men in front of log cabin
Item P018:121: Bookcase in a room
Item P018:122: Desk in a yard
Item P018:123: Three generations of Griffins, circa 1914
Item P018:124: Dorothy Laura Griffin, born May 4, 1914
Baby picture.
Item P018:125: Forestry Building, Portland, Lewis and Clark Exposition, 1905
Extent: mounted color postcard

Item P018:126: People standing in large excavated area in ground
Box-Folder 2.5: P018:127 - P018:144
Item P018:127: Graduate in cap and gown
2 views
Extent: 3 prints

Item P018:128: "Senator" Sattele
Item P018:129: Robert's room
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:131: Dormitory hallway (Cauthorn Hall?)
Item P018:132: Waller's room in Corvallis at O.A.C.
Item P018:133: Parlor? in a house
Item P018:134: Sofa and picture on a wall in a house
Item P018:135: Pump organ in the corner of a room in a house
Item P018:136: W.A. Baker's house, 1903
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:138: Central School, Salem?
Item P018:139: Paleontology Lab
Also known as Mines Building, Station Building, and Benton Annex.
Item P018:140: Cauthorn Hall
Item P018:141: Street scene at an exposition?
Item P018:142: Alpha Hall
Item P018:143: View of an unidentified small town
Item P018:144: Construction of Waldo Hall, circa 1906
Box-Folder 2.6: P018:145 - P018:170
Item P018:145 - P018:147: Gymnasium
Item P018:148: Benton Hall in snow
Item P018:149: Apperson Hall and driveway
Item P018:151: Ferry pulling log boom in Portland's harbor
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:160: Oregon State Capitol Building, Salem, circa 1905
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:168 - P018:170: Hiking trip, Marys Peak?
Box-Folder 2.7: P018:171 - P018:180
Item P018:171: Young man in dormitory room
Same room as image P018:172.
Extent: 3 prints

Item P018:172: Dormitory room
Same room as image P018:171.
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:173: Foot race
Item P018:174: Group of young men, O.A.C. students?
Item P018:175 - P018:178: Young men in dormitory room?
Item P018:179: Portrait of a cadet taken near Cauthorn Hall
Item P018:180: Young men on steps of Cauthorn Hall?
Box-Folder 3.1: P018:181 - P018:200
Item P018:181: Young man in costume? sitting in dorm room?, January 1906
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:182: Two young men
Image includes 2 views.
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:183: Young man sitting next to a window
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:185: "Photo booth" snapshots of a young man
Image includes 6 views.
Item P018:186: R.L. Whitehead portrait
Photo by Gardner, Corvallis.
Item P018:187 - P018:190: Portraits of students sitting next to a window
Item P018:191: Man sitting in a chair
Item P018:192: Cartes de visite portrait of a woman, circa 1865
Photo by Murphy & Head, Photographers, Canton, Illinois
Item P018:193: Cartes de visite portrait of ? McCreary, circa May 1863
Photo by Taylor & Seavey, Photographers for the Army of the Tennessee.
Item P018:194: Class picture of school children next to school, circa 1915
Item P018:195: Class picture of school children by Elmer Path, Salem, Oregon, circa 1910
Item P018:196: Group of several people standing and sitting outdoors on a lawn
Same group as in P018:199 - P018:200.
Item P018:197: Two young women and a little girl standing on porch steps, circa 1930
Item P018:198: Woman on skis, circa 1930
Item P018:199 - P018:200: Group
Same group as in P018:196.
Box-Folder 3.2: P018:201 - P018:233
Item P018:201: Little girl holding a branch?, circa 1930
Item P018:211: Mrs. "S" (Simmons?) minus the smile
Item P018:212 - P018:213: Older couple
Item P018:214: Mrs. S with man
Item P018:215: Mrs. S with child
Item P018:216: George Nelson, 1909
Item P018:223: Portrait of an Athenaeum Literary Society member, 1906
Photo by Gardner, Corvallis.
Item P018:224: L.H. Cooper, football, 1907-1908
Photo by Gardner, Corvallis.
Item P018:225: John E. Hanny
Photo by Gardner, Corvallis.
Item P018:226 - P018:232: Unidentified portraits
Item P018:233: Unidentified portrait
Extent: 2 prints

Box-Folder 3.3: P018:234 - P018:240
Item P018:234: Two young men walking along a forest road, circa 1905
Item P018:235: Two men in suits standing in a field, circa 1905
Item P018:236: Harvesters posing
Item P018:237: Group of young men lying in the grass
Item P018:238: Group of women in formal attire and children sitting on bags of wheat; thresher in background, circa 1905
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:239 - P018:240: Mechanically threshing wheat, circa 1905
Box-Folder 3.4: P018:241 - P018:251
Item P018:241 - P018:242: Threshing wheat
Item P018:243: Man standing next to team of two horses, circa 1905
Item P018:244: Man with team of horses outside a barn, circa 1900
Item P018:245: Three horse team with wagon, circa 1900
Item P018:246: Logger with saw, circa 1900
Item P018:247: Liberty schoolhouse (Marion County?), circa 1900
Item P018:248: Children standing next to woodpile and schoolhouse?, circa 1900
Item P018:249: Some members of the OAC Class of 1908, 1908
Includes Carrie Buchanan, Greta Gray, and Cleo Johnson.
Item P018:250: State penitentiary, Salem, circa 1905
Item P018:251: Capital National Bank, Salem, circa 1905
Extent: 1 print

Box-Folder 3.5: P018:252 - P018:269
Item P018:252: Oregon state reform school, Salem, circa 1905
Item P018:253: Willamette University, Salem, circa 1905
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:254: Joseph Meyers & Sons store with fire sale advertisements, Salem, circa 1905
Item P018:255: Stockton and Co., Salem, circa 1905
Item P018:256: Public school, Salem, circa 1905
Item P018:257: Bodine's Hay and Grain Warehouse, Salem, circa 1905
Item P018:258: Macleay new school house near Salem, circa 1905
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:259: Chemawa Indian Training School, Salem, circa 1905
Extent: 2 prints

Box-Folder 3.6: P018:261 - P018:270
Item P018:261: Odd Fellows (IOOF) building, Salem, circa 1905
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:262 - P018:263: Turner Memorial Tabernacle, Salem, circa 1905
Item P018:264: Parade floats in front of Capital Business College, Capital Bakery, and undertakers, Salem, circa 1905
Item P018:265: First Baptist Church, Salem, circa 1905
Item P018:266: Marion County Courthouse, Salem, circa 1905
Two different views of the courthouse.
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:267: Marion County Courthouse, Salem, circa 1905
Item P018:268: Unidentified building, Salem?
Item P018:269: Willamette University, Salem, circa 1910
Item P018:270: Chemawa Indian Training School, Salem, circa 1905
Extent: 2 prints

Box-Folder 3.7: P018:271 - P018:280
Item P018:271: Salem school, circa 1905
Extent: 3 prints

Item P018:272: Salem High School, circa 1905
Item P018:273: Salem water works? office, circa 1905
Item P018:274: First Christian Science Church, Salem, circa 1905
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:275: State Capitol and grounds with bandstand, Salem, circa 1905
Item P018:276: Old Salem Post Office; now Gatkey Hall at Willamette University, circa 1905
Item P018:277 - P018:278: Unidentified buildings, Salem?, circa 1905
Item P018:279: Salem City Hall, circa 1905
Item P018:280: Unidentified building, Salem?, circa 1905
Box-Folder 4.1: P018:281 - P018:284
Item P018:281: Unidentified church, Salem?, circa 1905
Item P018:282: Original Elks Club in Salem, circa 1905
Item P018:283: State Hospital entrance, Salem, circa 1905
Item P018:284: Unidentified building (school?), Salem?, circa 1905
Box-Folder 4.2: P018:305 - P018:313
Item P018:305: Kopplien's house, circa 1905
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:313: Schrunk Girls
Extent: 3 prints

Box-Folder 4.3: P018:368 - P018:378
Item P018:368: Armory and Agriculture Hall, circa 1905
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:369: View to east of Benton Hall (west side), lower campus, and downtown Corvallis
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:370: View to east or northeast of Horticulture Building, Heating Plant and Tower, and Corvallis
Central School in distance.
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:371: View to north from campus
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:372: View to northwest from campus
Water tower in foreground.
Extent: 2 prints

Item P018:373: View to south/southeast from campus includes Mines Building, Agricultural Hall, and Armory
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:374: Morrison Street Bridge and stern wheel steamer, Portland, circa 1905
Item P018:375: Morrison Street Bridge and ship, Portland, circa 1905
Item P018:376: Cordage (ropes) on boat, Portland?, circa 1905
Item P018:377: Steamer T.M. Richardson in Portland, circa 1905
Extent: 3 prints

Item P018:378: Lumber on wharf, Portland?, circa 1905
Box-Folder P018:379 - P018:387: 4.4
Item P018:379: Timber on wharf, Portland?, circa 1905
Extent: 1 print

Item P018:380: Ferry crossing Willamette River at Corvallis, circa 1905
See also nitrate negative P018:152.
Item P018:381: Steamer on the Willamette or Columbia Rivers, circa 1905
Item P018:382: Steamer Pomona at a dock, circa 1905
Item P018:383-P018:385: Navy ships in port at Portland, circa 1905
Item P018:386: W.A. Baker's house, circa 1905
Image very similar to P018:136 and P018:137.
Item P018:387: OAC Gymnasium, circa 1905
Sub-Series 2: Glass Negatives
Box 5
Item P018:006: Cauthorn Hall, January 1906
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:007: Cadets in room 68, Cauthorn Hall
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:011: Alexander Kesterton Chapman and James Hugh McCall in their room in Cauthorn Hall, February 11, 1906
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:012: Hudson in his room, Cauthorn Hall, 1908
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:013: Pennants in Hudson's room, Cauthorn Hall, 1908
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:015: Cauthorn Hall, May 14, 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:019: Mechanical Hall, May 27, 1906
Extent: 2 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:023: Leach and Yeager in their dormitory room, February 25, 1906
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:027: Private Chemistry Laboratory
Chemical bottles in dormitory room.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:028: Octagonal (College) Barn, February 9, 1906
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:029: Alpha Hall and sidewalks, late spring
Extent: 4 4x5 glass negatives

Item P018:030: George Sauervin, OAC sub-freshman, at entrance to Education Hall, circa November 1907
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:031: Mining Building, April 7, 1906
Benton Annex (Women's Center Building).
Extent: 2 4x5 glass negatives

Item P018:032: Marie Hutchins, circa December 1903
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:036: Waldo Hall Thanksgiving Dinner, 1907
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:060: View of campus buildings from the southeast with houses and livestock in the foreground, May 21, 1905
Includes Benton and Education Halls.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:064 - P018:065: Benton Hall and driveway, circa 1906
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Box 6
Item P018:066: Blacksmith shop and water tower, January 21, 1906
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:069: O.A.C. flower bed in front of Benton Hall
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:072: Residence of Jonas Rawalt
Sec.30, Orion Twp., Fulton Co., Ill.; copy of an engraving; same as P018:076.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:073: Portrait of Uncle Jonas (Rawalt?); bust
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:074: Albert Evans with camera
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:076: Residence of Jonas Rawalt
Same as P018:072.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:089: Lebanon from top of Peterson Butte
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:093: Flowering bush on the O.A.C. campus, April 7, 1906
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:099: Pasture scene, east of house, December 1903
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:100: Snow covered pasture
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:108: Uprooted snag (blown over tree?)
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:109: Stone's hay press
Workers harvesting hay.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:110: Southern Pacific depot, Capitol City Railway, Salem
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:117: Johnston's house
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:118: Group in front of Scholtz house
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:119: M.A. Crail's house, August 1910
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:129: Robert's room
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:136: W.A. Baker's house, 1903
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:137: W.A. Baker's house, corner view, circa 1903
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:160: Oregon State Capitol Building, Salem, circa 1905
Extent: 1 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:260: Odd Fellows (IOOF) building, Salem, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Box 7
Item P018:266: Marion County Courthouse, Salem, circa 1905
Two different views of the courthouse.
Extent: 1 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:285: O.A.C. Armory, taken from Agricultural Hall, May 1908
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:286: O.A.C. Armory, February 25, 1906
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:287: Jess Evans
Two views on one glass plate.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:288: O.A.C. Armory, circa 1908
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:289: Mother's Picture, July 1907
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:290: Peanut stand, Salem?, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:291: Father with hat off, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:292: Salem Railroad Station, circa 1905
Poor quality image.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:293: East Salem, circa 1905
Poor quality image.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:294: View taken from top of State Capitol showing Post Office, Marion County Courthouse,bandstand and Cook home?, Salem, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:295: "Lady of the Fountain," O.A.C. campus, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:296: Agriculture Hall, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:297: Agriculture Hall, May 12, 1907
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:298: Agriculture Hall, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:299: W.A. Baker in cadet uniform on Cauthorn Hall porch, circa 1907
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:300: Benton Hall, flag at half mast, May 27, 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:301: Benton Hall, June 1906
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:302: Benton Hall and unidentified man, May 12,1907
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:303: Benton Hall, May 1908
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:304: Marble game on road, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:306: Warrington's house, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:307: Bullard's house, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Box 8
Item P018:308: Kopplien Family portrait, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:309: Walter Schrunk, June 24, 1904
Six poses on one negative.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:310 - P018:311: School house?, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negatives

Item P018:312: Clark's house, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:314: Welch's house, 1906
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:315: Flowers in the south window, circa 1906
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:316: Ramsden's house, circa 1906
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:317: Ramsden's cow and pigs, circa 1906
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:318: W.A. Baker, Manley Stone, Ed Tooker, circa 1906
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:319: Clark's goats, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:320: Reaser timber cording wood, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:321: Alice Mattens, circa 1905
Six poses on one negatives.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:322: House stamps (various homes)
Three views on one negatives.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:323: Hada Kopplien, circa 1905
Six poses on one negatives.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:324: May Gardener, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:325: Welch's house, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:326: Shot's house, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:327: Ramsden's house, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:328: Four generations; family portrait
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:329: Schrunk's house, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:330: Charles Ramsden's house, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:331: Young boy on Ramsden's pony, circa 1905
Box 9
Item P018:332: Portraits of Ruth, Jess, Rehmo, Willie
Six poses on one negative.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:333: W.A. Baker standing between two windows, circa 1907
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:334: Pearl Gardener, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:335: Evans group
Five views on one negative.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:336: Snider Family standing next to house, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:337: Clark and goats, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:338: Reaser's timber, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:339: Ramsden Family and house, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:340: Bullard Family and house, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:341: Pearl Gardener, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:342 - P018:343: Ramsden's house, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:344: Dog in a yard
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:345: Portraits of Tooker, Kopplien, Matten, Toms
Four views on one negative.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:346: Albert Evans, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:347: Portraits of Max Kopplien
Five poses on one negative.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:348: Kopplien House, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:349: Portraits of Jess Evans
Six poses on one negative.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:350: Harter's stamps
Six images on one negative.
Extent: 4x5 glass copy negative

Item P018:351: Clark's house, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:352 - P018:353: Bullard's Family, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negatives

Item P018:354: Kopplien's tent and bicycle riders, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:355: Portraits of Max Kopplien
Six poses on one negative.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:356: Portraits of Alice Clark
Six poses on one negative.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Box 10
Item P018:357: Portraits of Manley Stone
Six poses on one negative.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:358: Kopplien family, circa 1885
Extent: 4x5 glass copy negative

Item P018:359: W.A. Baker, Manley Stone, Ed Tooker, circa 1907
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:360: Evans House, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:361: Ramsden's cow and pigs, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:362: Johnston's house, south side, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:363: Johnston's timber, south of house, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:364: Francis Schrunk
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:365: Sodaville Springs, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:366: Bethel School group, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:367: Land clearing -- two men in front of a downed tree, circa 1905
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:369: View to east of Benton Hall (west side), lower campus, and downtown Corvallis
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:370: View to east or northeast of Horticulture Building, Heating Plant and Tower, and Corvallis
Central School in distance.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:371: View to north from campus
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:372: View to northwest from campus
Water tower in foreground.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Item P018:373: View to south/southeast from campus includes Mines Building, Agricultural Hall, and Armory
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Box 11
Item P018:001: Cadets in formation next to Benton Hall
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Item P018:002: Military formation next to Education Hall
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Item P018:003: Military formation; college gymnasium in background
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Item P018:005: Cauthorn Hall, October 1907
Negatives by S.A. Brown.
Extent: 5x7 glass negatives

Item P018:008: Cauthorn Hall students; Whitehead, November 1907
Negative by S.A. Brown.
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Item P018:009: Residents on porch and steps of Cauthorn Hall
Extent: 2 5x7 glass negatives

Item P018:010: Cauthorn Hall residents on steps; Whitehead
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Box 12
Item P018:014: Cauthorn Hall students, November 1907
Similar to P018:008.
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Item P018:016: Mechanical Hall, before third floor addition
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Item P018:020: Benton Hall
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Item P018:021: Education Hall
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Item P018:022: Old Horticulture Building and orchard
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Item P018:024: Women in front of Alpha Hall; "Rambler-Bicycle Hospital" on bicycle rack
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Item P018:025: Driveway leading up to Benton Hall
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Item P018:026: Benton Hall with "Champions" banner on flagpole
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Item P018:068: O.A.C. flower bed in front of Benton Hall
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Item P018:070: Woman in kitchen, Waldo Hall?
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Item P018:071: Student dining area, Cauthorn Hall?
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Item P018:115: Agriculture Hall and Benton Hall from lower campus
Extent: 5x7 glass negative

Box 15
Item P018:305: Kopplien's house, circa 1905
Glass negative is broken.
Extent: 4x5 glass negative

Sub-Series 3: Nitrate Negatives
Box 13
Item P018:018: Mechanical Hall, 1906
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:037a: W.H. Baker's tombstone, circa 1908
Extent: 2 nitrate negatives

Item P018:050: Morrison Street Bridge, Portland, circa 1905
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:055: Albany Bridge?
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:150: Porch
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:151: Ferry pulling log boom in Portland's harbor
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:152: Ferry crossing, Willamette River at Corvallis
See also print P018:380.
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:153: Sheep in a field
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:154: Massachusetts Building, Lewis & Clark Exposition?
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:155: Oregon (Lewis & Clark?) Exposition Center
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:156: Fair exhibit
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:157 - P018:158: Houses
Extent: nitrate negatives

Item P018:159: Unidentified town
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:160: Oregon State Capitol Building, Salem, circa 1905
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:161 - P018:164: World's Fair, San Diego
Extent: nitrate negatives

Item P018:165 - P018:166: W.A. Baker's house, Salem?
Extent: nitrate negatives

Item P018:167: W.A. Baker and mother? with tulips in yard
Extent: nitrate negatives

Item P018:182: Two young men
Image includes 2 views.
Extent: nitrate negative

Item P018:183: Young man sitting next to a window
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:184: Young man sitting next to a window
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:202 - P018:203: Group of women
Extent: nitrate negatives

Item P018:204: Group of three men and two women standing on a bridge?
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:205: Pasture; mountains in background
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:206: House with mountains in background
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:207: Mountain lake
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:208: Portrait of a woman
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:209: Portrait of three little girls
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:210: Dog in a yard
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:217: Berry bushes on trellis
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:218: Two women
Two views.
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:219: Tulips next to a fence
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:220: Man standing on rocks at coast
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:221: Woman and children
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:222: Trees in a park?
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:251: Capital National Bank, Salem, circa 1905
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:253: Willamette University, Salem, circa 1905
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:271: Salem school, circa 1905
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:368: Armory and Agriculture Hall, circa 1905
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Item P018:379: Timber on wharf, Portland?, circa 1905
Extent: 1 nitrate negative

Sub-Series 4: Oversize Prints
Box 14
Item P018:116: Lower campus panoramic views
Two panoramic views mounted on cards tied with ribbon. Images include Agriculture, Benton, and Apperson Halls.
Extent: 2 oversize prints

Item P018:313: Schrunk Girls
Series 2: Negative Sleeves and Envelopes, 1905-1910
Series II consists of a sampling of negative sleeves and envelopes, primarily for 4x5 glass negatives. The sleeves provide information on the date and subject of the photograph as well as the brand of plate, condition of light, camera settings, type of developer and paper, and exposure time for printing. The following information is printed on several of the envelopes: Return to W.A. Baker, The Photographer; Salem, Oregon R.F.D. 6.. W.A. Baker may be Walter's brother, William.
Box-Folder 4.5: Negative Sleeves and Envelopes

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