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Henry C. Gilbert Photograph Collection, 1905-1917

Collection Overview

Title: Henry C. Gilbert Photograph Collection, 1905-1917

ID: P 158

Primary Creator: Gilbert, Henry

Extent: 0.1 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Henry C. Gilbert Photograph Collection consists of scenic postcards and photos from around the Pacific Northwest and Canada, as well as images of activities taking place on the Oregon Agricultural College campus. The membership and functions of the Oxford Club at OAC are a particular focus of the collection's campus images.

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

Scope and Content Notes

The bulk of the collection consists of postcards - in both color and black and white - depicting scenery, landmarks and agricultural practices throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada. The collection also includes postcards and prints documenting scenes and activities from around Corvallis and the OAC campus. Many of the postcards are annotated and some were used to send messages - both by and to Gilbert - delivered through the post.

Of particular note are several images, many of them humorous, focusing on the membership, lodging and functions of the college's Oxford Club, predecessor to the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Gilbert was a member of the Oxford Club and appears to have taken many of the photographs organized into this component of the collection.

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

Biographical / Historical Notes

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1892, Henry C. Gilbert attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1912-1915, graduating with a degree in Agriculture. Upon the completion of his degree, Gilbert was hired by the college as a teaching fellow in the Botany Department. In 1917 Gilbert left OAC for a position at a boy's school in Hilo, Hawaii.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 60 photographs

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: Henry C. Gilbert Photograph Collection (P 158), 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.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before December 3, 2015.


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