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Larry Kirkland Photograph Collection, 1951-1969

By Rachel Lilley and Sydney Klupar

Collection Overview

Title: Larry Kirkland Photograph Collection, 1951-1969

Predominant Dates: 1968-1969

ID: P 125

Primary Creator: Kirkland, Larry, 1950-

Extent: 0.01 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The Larry Kirkland Photograph Collection is comprised of one series: 1. Photographs, 1951-1969. The photographs are arranged in the order assigned during the collection's preliminary processing.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Larry Kirkland Photograph Collection documents activities related to school spirit, athletics, and student social life at Oregon State University (OSU). Kirkland began his undergraduate work at OSU in 1968, studying art and working in the Instructional Materials and Research Center. Kirkland completed an Honors Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design in 1972.

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

Scope and Content Notes

The Larry Kirkland Photograph Collection consists 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 comprised of black and white prints, primarily 8x10 inches. Many of the images were taken by student photographers Jim Cron and Bill Anderson. Of particular note are two sets of images - one of the Rook Rousers spirit section at OSU basketball and football games, and the other of the 1969 Civil War football game - that appear to have been captured for use in the 1967 and 1969 Beaver Yearbook, respectively.  The three 1969 Civil War images feature Oregon State players Craig Hanneman, Ron Boley, Don Whitney, and Bill Nelson, and University of Oregon's Bob Newland and Rocky Pampas.

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

Biographical / Historical Notes

Born in Port Hueneme, California in 1950, Larry Kirkland grew up in a military family and his family moved frequently, both domestically and overseas. From 1968 to 1972, Kirkland attended Oregon State University, where he studied art and worked in the Instructional Materials and Research Center. He completed an Honor's Bachelor of Science degree at the end his four years of study. Kirkland continued his education at the University of Kansas where, in 1974, he took a Master in Fine Arts degree in design, focusing on fiber arts. After graduating from the University of Kansas, Kirkland returned to OSU to fill a temporary vacancy in the Art Department created by a faculty member on sabbatical leave; Kirkland served as Visiting Professor of Art at OSU from 1974 to 1976.

Larry Kirkland is well-known for his large-scale, “multi-dimensional” public art works, which have been installed in a wide variety of public spaces, from municipal buildings and universities, to libraries and urban parks. His public art projects include installations at the Southwestern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial in Pittsburgh; the American Red Cross Headquarters and National Academies of Science in Washington, D.C.; Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan. In Oregon, Kirkland designed the “x’s and o’s” sculpture outside the football stadium at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, and has designed pieces for the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon, the Portland International Airport, and the Story Garden in Portland.

Kirkland has received a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and has served as a juror on numerous art and architecture competitions and programs. He also serves on the Public Art Network Council of Americans for the Arts.



Author: Rachel Lilley

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 box; 37 photographs

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: This collection was received by the former University Archives in 1969 or the early 1970s.

Related Materials: The OSU Special Collections and Archives Researcher Center holdings contain numerous photograph and mansucript collections documenting the student experience at  Oregon State University in the 1960s, including the Associated Women Students Scrapbooks (MSS AWS), the John L. Robbins Photographs (P 295), and the Beaver Yearbook Photographs (P 003).

Preferred Citation: Larry Kirkland Photograph Collection (P 125), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: A preliminary container list for this collection was published in 2012. This finding aid has been updated to reflect current arrangement and description best practices.

Creators

Kirkland, Larry, 1950-

People, Places, and Topics

Cheerleading--Oregon--Corvallis.
College students--Oregon--Corvallis--Social life and customs.
Football--Oregon--Corvallis.
Kirkland, Larry, 1950-
Marching bands--Oregon--Corvallis.
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History

Forms of Material

Photographic prints.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Photographs, 1951-1969
The Larry Kirkland Photograph Collection consists 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 8x10 inches black and white prints. Many of the images were taken by student 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. Images from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.
Item P125:01: Homecoming display, 1951
Item P125:02a: Rook Rousers attending a basketball game, 1967
Inside Gill Coliseum, produced by: Bill Anderson
Item P125:02b: Rook Rousers attending a football game, circa 1969
Produced by: Jim Cron
Item P125:03: Kathy Lowery, 1968
Item P125:04: Rally girl, 1969
Includes: Merna Bender
Item P125:05: Tami Oberson, 1968
Item P125:06: Homecoming queen, circa 1969
Includes: Tami Oberson, produced by: Jim Cron
Item P125:07: Homecoming queen, circa 1969
Includes: Tami Oberson and Harold Ashford, produced by: Jim Cron
Item P125:08: Homecoming queen, circa 1969
Includes: Tami Oberson, produced by: Jim Cron
Item P125:09: Rally cheerleaders, 1969
Includes: Chris Kiyokawa, Robin Dost, Sue Huddleston, Merna Bender, Janet Harper, Dave Arnold, Dave Deneke, Tom Martin, and Chris Drury
Item P125:10: Water fights, circa 1969
Produced by: Bill Anderson
Item P125:11: Water fights, circa 1969
Produced by: Bill Anderson
Item P125:12: Water fights, circa 1969
Produced by: Bill Anderson
Item P125:13: Water fights, circa 1969
Produced by: Bill Anderson
Item P125:14: Water fights, circa 1969
Produced by: Bill Anderson
Item P125:15: Football spectators holding up a sign, circa 1969
Oregon State vs. University of Washington
Item P125:16: Football spectators holding up a sign, circa 1969
Oregon State vs. University of Washington
Item P125:17: Football spectators, circa 1969
Item P125:18: Football game, circa 1969
Item P125:19: Football game, circa 1969
Item P125:20: Football game, 1968
Oregon State vs. Oregon at Parker Stadium [Reser Stadium], Includes: Craig Hanneman (63) and Ron Boley (64)
Item P125:21: Football game, 1968
Oregon State vs. Oregon at Parker Stadium [Reser Stadium], Includes: Don Whitney and Bob Newland
Item P125:22: Football game, 1968
Oregon State vs. Oregon at Parker Stadium [Reser Stadium], Includes: Bill Nelson and Rocky Panpas
Item P125:23: Football game, circa 1969
Produced by: Jim Cron
Item P125:24: Chariot race, circa 1969
Item P125:25: Marching band show, circa 1969
Drumline players, produced by: Jim Cron
Item P125:26: Marching band show, circa 1969
Drum major, produced by: Jim Cron
Item P125:27: Marching band show, circa 1969
Drumline players and flute players, produced by: Jim Cron
Item P125:28: Marching band waiting on the sideline, circa 1969
Produced by: Jim Cron
Item P125:29: Marching band show, circa 1969
Clarinet players, produced by: Jim Cron
Item P125:30: Marching band show, circa 1969
Various brass players, produced by: Jim Cron
Item P125:31: Noise Parade spirit rally, circa 1969
Produced by: Jim Cron
Item P125:32: Noise Parade spirit rally, 1968
Produced by: Jim Cron
Item P125:33: Noise Parade spirit rally, 1968
Item P125:34: Sharon Lasater, circa 1969
Produced by: Jim Cron
Item P125:35: Sharon Lasater, circa 1969
Produced by: Jim Cron
Item P125:36: Sharon Lasater, circa 1969
Produced by: Jim Cron

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