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Experiment Station Communications Films, 1974-1984

Collection Overview

Title: Experiment Station Communications Films, 1974-1984

ID: FV 132

Primary Creator: Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station

Extent: 11.0 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: All of the films have been assigned individual numbers (FV P132:1-154) according to the production title or primary subject. Where possible, all of the reels pertaining to the same production or subject may have been assigned the same number (e.g. FV P132:5). All of the films are 16 mm; most are color. For most of the titles, the collection includes original prints, workprints, and internegatives.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Experiment Station Communications Films were produced by the Oregon State University Experiment Station primarily for television public service announcements to provide information about agricultural research. Items from this collection have been migrated to digital format and are available online.

Scope and Content Notes

This group consists of films produced by the Experiment Station. Most of the films were used in television public service announcements promoting the research programs funded by the Experiment Station and include footage shot both on the Oregon State University campus as well as at Branch Stations throughout Oregon. Notable subjects include fruit production (pears and cherries) and ornamental horticulture (rhododendrons and lilies); Tillamook Bay oyster harvester; hop flavor analysis and beer testing; grape harvesting and wine production; and Oregon fish and wildlife such as spotted owls, eagles, wild turkeys, pheasants, elk, mountain sheep, wild horses, and salmon. The group also includes films taken for "Strawberries for Tomorrow," a documentary production about mechanical strawberry harvesting.

Biographical / Historical Notes

For several years in the mid-1970s through mid-1980s, the Experiment Station had a separate Communications staff that produced films and television public service announcements about Station projects. David Arthur (Dave) King, producer of most of the films in this collection, was Assistant Editor for Radio and Television from 1976 until 1987, when he became Experiment Station Electronic Media Coordinator for the office of Agricultural Communications.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: approx. 350 reels

Related Materials: Other films and videotapes highlighting Experiment Station programs are available in the Agricultural Communications (FV P 120), News and Communications (FV P 057), and Agricultural Experiment Station (FV P 029) groups.

Preferred Citation: Experiment Station Films (FV P 132), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before November 19, 2015.


Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station
King, Dave (David Arthur) (1950-)

People, Places, and Topics

Agricultural experiment stations--Oregon.
Hops and Brewing
Natural Resources
Oregon State University--Research.
Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station
University History
Wildlife research--Oregon.

Forms of Material

Silent films.

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