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Charles Burton Winne Scrapbooks, 1918-1979

Collection Overview

Title: Charles Burton Winne Scrapbooks, 1918-1979

ID: MSS Winne

Primary Creator: Winne, Charles Burton

Extent: 0.2 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


Assembled by alumnus Charles Burton "Burt" Winne, the scrapbooks in this collection primarily document Winne's experience at Oregon Agricultural College and his service in the Army during War World I.

Scope and Content Notes

Primarily made up of photographs, these scrapbooks also contains dance cards, invitations, ribbons, student handbooks, foreign currency, a letter, and ticket stubs.

The student era images depict Winne with his fellow fraternity members (Kappa Theta Rho), picnics with other students, football games, campus views, his wife Molly, and portrait shots of his parents. There are also views of Winne in high school and as a part of group shots with other OAC alumni at 1924 class reunions.The images relating to World War I are a combination of mass produced views by H.R. Schroyer and photographs taken by Winne during his military training. Numbered and identified by subject in a booklet attached to one of the scrapbooks, the Schroyer images depict wartime scenes in France and Germany as well as scenes of the troops returning home to celebratory events in Seattle, Portland, and other places. Some of Winne's WW I views also appear to have been taken in Europe. Photographs and other items found detached inside the scrapbooks have been placed into a file folder that is stored with the scrapbooks.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Born in Dunsmuir, California, in 1900, Charles Burton Winne spent some of his high school years in Ashland (Or.) where he excelled in track and football. Prior to entering Oregon Agricultural College in 1920, Winne served in the U.S. Army and received basic training at Fort Stevens (Or.) before heading to Europe. After graduating in 1924 with a degree in engineering, Winne and his wife Molly settled in Seattle and raised a son, Wilson Earl Winne. Working with the Southern Pacific Railroad, Winne retired early to Orcas Island where he and Molly managed an estate. They eventually moved to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island where they lived for the rest of their lives. Winne died in 1980.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 12x17 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: Other SCARC collections containing scrapbooks compiled by students include the Frederick V. Betts Scrapbook (MSS Betts), the Leslie Miller Scrapbook (MSS Miller), and the Winfred M. Atwood Scrapbook (MSS Atwood).

Preferred Citation: Charles Burton Winne Scrapbooks (MSS Winne), 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.


Winne, Charles Burton

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