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Alumni Relations Photographs, 1870-2003

Collection Overview

Title: Alumni Relations Photographs, 1870-2003

ID: P 017

Primary Creator: Oregon State University. Department of Alumni Relations

Extent: 0.0 . More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Alumni Relations Photographs consist of images documenting campus buildings, class reunions, campus events and milestones, athletic contests, items made by students in Industrial Arts classes and scenic Oregon landscapes.

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

Scope and Content Notes

The collection includes photos taken by individuals including Robert Henderson, Gene Kenney (Oregon Highway Travel Bureau), George Criteser, and W.F. McCulloch. Among the events depicted in these images are the construction of the OSU Radiation Center, a University Theatre production, and a parade honoring the centennial of OSU in 1968. A roll of 35mm negative film found in its original plastic case has been kept with these images. Negatives correspond to prints documenting class reunion activities. Also included are slide presentation scripts and notes from Robert Henderson and "Scram" Graham.

Accession 2004:048 includes class group shots as well as depictions of alumni receiving honors, socializing, and giving speeches at reunions. Graduates ranging from the class of 1914 to 1977 are featured in these images, with a few of the alumni identified by name.

Accession 2014:107 is made up of 100 photographic prints documenting a reunion event held in honor of OSU football coach Dee Andros. The images depict Andros, players from his teams, and other athletic coaching staff mingling at the reunion and speaking to the crowd. In addition to Andros, others featured in these images include: Jerry Pettibone, Dutch Baughman, Jim Walker, Bruce Kannenberg, Dave Graham, Steve Bielenberg, Ken McGrew, Bud Riley, and Jean Eggers.

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

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 6,524 photographs

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: Class reunion files, game programs, and films have been described in another accession report as a part of the Alumni Association Records (RG 035) and the Alumni Association Motion Picture Films and Videotapes (FV 017). Belt buckles, lapel pins, and tie clips have been placed in the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC). Photographs and other materials generated by the OSU Alumni Association have been separately described as a part of the Oregon Stater Photograph Collection (P 195) and the Alumni Association Records (RG 035).

Preferred Citation: Alumni Relations Photographs (P 017), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information:

This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.

We acknowledge that materials in SCARC collections and the language that describes them may be harmful. We are actively working to address our descriptive practices; for more information please see our SCARC Anti-Racist Actions Statement online.

The archivist-prepared description of this collection uses the phrase “Civil War” to refer to the long-standing athletic rivalry between Oregon State University and the University of Oregon. A history of this athletic rivalry, and use of the phrase “Civil War” to describe it, is available online in The Origins of the "Civil War" Football Game blog post.

In June 2020, Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray announced that the term  “Civil War” will no longer be used by either university because it “represents a connection to a war fought to perpetuate slavery.”

We acknowledge the racism represented by the use of this phrase and the harm it may cause our users. In order to provide historical context and to enable standardized searching and access across our collections, we have retained the use of this phrase in the collection description.

[Date of acknowledgement: November 2021]

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before November 30, 2015.


Oregon State University. Department of Alumni Relations
Oregon State University. Office of Alumni Relations

People, Places, and Topics

Oregon State University. Department of Alumni Relations
Oregon State University. Office of Alumni Relations
University History

Forms of Material

Panoramic photographs.

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