The collection consists of two series - Itemized Photographs and Non-Itemized Photographs. Most of these images date to the first half of the twentieth century.
The Itemized Photographs consist largely of images of individual band members and of the marching band performing in various formations.
The Non-Itemized Photographs have been arranged by accession and include images of the 1998 Symphonic Band Tour of Taiwan taken by Larry and Rebecca Landis. Individuals shown include Jim Douglass (Band Director), Lyn Lunquist (Oregon House Speaker), Jennifer Segerholt (Alumni Association), Jack van der Water (International Education), Rita-Lynn Sanders (Corvallis Gazette-Times reporter), and Larry and Rebecca Landis. Also included in this series are images of the Marching, Symphonic and Basketball bands; Jazz Ensembles; photographs used in brochures; images of "Tonight Show" bandleader Doc Severinsen; and images of other music events including the OSU Junior High Music camp and its participants at Rockaway Beach, Oregon, 1982.