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Herbarium Photographs, 1904-1963

Collection Overview

Title: Herbarium Photographs, 1904-1963

Predominant Dates: 1904-1920

ID: P 093

Primary Creator: Oregon State University. Herbarium

Extent: 0.25 cubic feet

Arrangement: The photographs are numbered P093:01-P093:69.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Herbarium Photographs were made or assembled by curators of the Herbarium and students in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. The images depict a variety of subjects including Pacific Northwest species of plants and trees, the Oregon Agricultural College greenhouses, botany research and teaching, and logging operations.

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

Scope and Content Notes

This collection consists of photographs from the Herbarium. About half of the photographs are identified and one-third are dated. The images depict a variety of plants and trees both in the wild and in greenhouses, famous botanists, Curators of the Herbarium including E.R. Lake and Helen Gilkey, botany students engaged in research in the classroom and in the field, logging operations, and views of Marys Peak taken from several locations.

There are 29 prints in this collection: 28 b/w and 1 color. The remainder of the photographic images are nitrate and glass plate negatives with no prints.

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

Biographical / Historical Notes

Since its establishment in the early 1880s, the Herbarium has served as the chief repository for the University's collection of flora as well as a laboratory for the study and identification of plants and fungi. Managed since 1883 by a Curator under the auspices of the Department of Botany and Horticulture, the focus of the Herbarium has shifted away from the traditional role of student instruction and more toward the acquisition and cataloging of Pacific Northwest plant specimens. As a research facility, the Herbarium has become the leading center for research on the taxonomy of mycorrhizal fungi. Currently housed at Cordley Hall, the Herbarium has moved many times from its original location in Education Hall. The Herbarium has also resided in the Strand Agricultural building, the basement of the Memorial Union, and Gill Coliseum. In 1993, under pressure to cut costs stemming from state budget reductions, the University of Oregon Herbarium merged with the facility at OSU, increasing the number of plant specimens housed at Cordley Hall by nearly one- third. Willamette University's collection of flora has also recently been transferred to the OSU Herbarium.

Administrative Information

Related Materials: In addition to the photographs of the Herbarium, other materials relating to OSU's role in plant instruction and research include: the the Herbarium Records (RG 117), the Botany and Plant Pathology Department Records (RG 054),Botany and Plant Pathology Department Photograph Collection (P 075), Horticulture Department Records (RG 187), Horticulture Department Photographs (P 090), and the Oregon State University Horticultural Society Records (RG 151). The Helen M. Gilkey Papers (MSS GilkeyH), document Gilkey, who served as the Curator of the Herbarium from 1918 to 1951, also contain materials pertaining to the Herbarium, including an unpublished manuscript of the history of the facility.

Preferred Citation: Herbarium Photographs (P 093), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Oregon State University. Herbarium
Lawrence, William E. (William Evans) (1883-1947)

People, Places, and Topics

Botanists
Botany--Oregon.
Botany--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Gilkey, Helen M., 1886-1972
Greenhouses--Oregon--Corvallis.
History of Science
Lake, E. R. (Edward Ralph), 1860-
Logging railroads--Oregon.
Lumber trade--Oregon.
Marys Peak (Or.)
Natural Resources
Oregon Agricultural College--Buildings.
Oregon Agricultural College. Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Oregon State University. Herbarium
Science
University History
Women botanists--Oregon--Benton County.

Forms of Material

Glass plate negatives.
Nitrate negatives.
Photographic prints.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Photographs
Item P093:01: Showing characteristic habitat of Riccia Natans at the Oregon Electric Railway Bridge, Beach's Woods, October 29, 1914
1 print.
Item P093:02: "Umpqua Valley looking southeast showing prune orchard, and corn field to the right of the river. On the north side may be seen the extent of a stream as shown by the line of firs bordered by a zone of oaks."; Near Kellogg, Oregon, July 27, 1918
1 print.
Item P093:03: Silver Lake, ca. 1920
1 print.
Item P093:04: Bed of Silver Lake, 1919
1 print.
Item P093:05: A "shoe string" ranch, Hinton Creek Valley; east of Heppner, June 30, 1919
1 print.
Item P093:06: Head of sheep grazing in Brock Meadows, Wenaha National Forest, August 1, 1916
3 prints.
Item P093:07: Logging dumping pool and tracks, 1910
3 prints.
Item P093:08: Abris Nobilis, chiefly felled for logging, 1910
3 prints.
Item P093:09: Logging train backing down to dumping pool, 1910
3 prints.
Item P093:10: Abris Nobilis, chiefly felled for logging, 1910
3 prints. First photo mirrored.
Item P093:11: Logging mill and train trestle, ca. 1910
3 prints.
Item P093:12: Standing timber before logging, 1910
3 prints.
Item P093:13: "Spruce log on flat car, with A.A. Asbahr County Agent of Lincoln County and Harry N. Bowler, Seims Carey H.S., Kerbaugh Corp. Seattle. Log 8 ft in diameter and 304 years old, Toledo, Oregon", 1918
1 print.
Item P093:14: Looking up Crooked River Canyon, ca. 1920
1 print.
Item P093:15: Botany class, ca. 1904
1 glass negative.
Item P093:16: Mt. Chintimini, Marys Peak, taken from OAC barns, 1915
3 prints.
Item P093:17: Mt. Chintimini, Marys Peak, taken from OAC barns, 1915
1 print.
Item P093:18: Marys Peak from Tinker's Hill, 1917
1 print.
Item P093:19: Marys Peak from Forestry Building, OAC, 1917
2 prints.
Item P093:20: Marys Peak, 1917
2 prints.
Item P093:21: Marys Peak from Tinker's Hill, 1917
1 print.
Item P093:22-P093:29: Greenhouses; interior, 1903-1924
8 glass negatives.
Item P093:30: Zuercus Garryanna (height 49 ft), SW of OAC, ca. 1910
1 print.
Item P093:31: Armory Building (McAlexander Fieldhouse) on OAC campus at Armory and Jefferson St., ca. 1910
3 prints.
Item P093:32: "Class in forest botany identifying woody plants in their winter condition in Beeche's Woods, east of the Willamette. Pictured, left to right: S.E. Brett, Lundeen, Benjamin Culver, and LeRoy Wooks", 1914
3 prints.
Item P093:33: Mass of Sisymbrium Officinale growing along roadside near Alpha Hall on 22nd St., Corvallis, 1914
1 print.
Item P093:34: Millardet, Alexis, undated
1 nitrate negative. Appears to have been copied from a publication on famous botanists.
Item P093:35: Douglas, David, undated
1 nitrate negative. Appears to have been copied from a publication on famous botanists.
Item P093:36: Von Linne, Carl, undated
1 nitrate negative. Appears to have been copied from a publication on famous botanists.
Item P093:37: Gray, Asa, undated
1 nitrate negative. Appears to have been copied from a publication on famous botanists.
Item P093:38: Atkinson, George F., undated
1 nitrate negative. Appears to have been copied from a publication on famous botanists.
Item P093:39: Kuhn, Julius, undated
1 nitrate negative. Appears to have been copied from a publication on famous botanists.
Item P093:40: De Bary, Anton, undated
1 nitrate negative. Appears to have been copied from a publication on famous botanists.
Item P093:41-P093:52: Unidentified botanists, undated
12 nitrate negatives.
Item P093:53: Fuschia, ca. 1904
1 glass negative.
Item P093:54: Art class, ca. 1904
1 glass negative.
Item P093:55-P093:57: Military cadets at inspection, ca. 1904
3 glass negatives.
Item P093:58: Botany class, ca. 1904
1 glass negative.
Item P093:59: Benton Hall, ca. 1904
1 glass negative.
Item P093:60: Mechanical drawing class, ca. 1904
1 glass negative
Item P093:61: Palm tree; decorative, ca. 1905
1 glass negative.
Item P093:62: Botany students, ca. 1904
1 glass negative.
Item P093:63: Plants, ca. 1904
1 glass negative.
Item P093:64-P093:65: Greenhouse; interior, ca. 1904
2 glass negatives.
Item P093:66: "Professor E.R. Lake, Head of Botany and Horticulture when Oregon State became a land grant college. Helen Gilkey and Lillie Riggs-Kinney are also in the photo", ca. 1946
1 print.
Item P093:67: Professor E.R. Lake, ca. 1946
1 print.
Item P093:68: "Professor E.R. Lake, when he visited in Corvallis about ca. 1950". Our yard.", 1946
1 print.
Item P093:69: Pereskia Aculeata. (Photo attached to a letter from F. McWhorter to Dr. P.C. Hutchison, October 1, 1963
1 print.

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