The Larry Kirkland Photographs consist of images generally related to school spirit, athletic events and student social life. Included are series of images of the OSU cheer squads and marching band, Homecoming activities, parades and football games. The collection also includes photos of a campus water fight and a human-powered "chariot race."
The collection is mostly comprised of 8" x 10" black and white prints. Many of the images were taken by professional photographers including Jim Cron and Bill Anderson. Two images appear to have been captured for use in the Beaver Yearbook and another for publication in the Daily Barometer.