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Willibald Weniger Photographic Collection, 1870-1940View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1901-1914
The Willibald Weniger Photographic Collection consists of a photograph album of images taken and/or collected by Willibald Weniger pertaining to the University of Wisconsin and Oregon Agricultural College and their vicinities between about 1904 and 1914. Also included are portraits of Weniger and a 19th century photograph album with images most likely of Weniger, his family and friends. Weniger was a professor of physics at Oregon Agricultural College from 1908 to 1914 and again from 1920 until his retirement in 1951.
ID: P 081
Extent: 0.6 cubic feet
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Biographical / Historical Notes
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: Willibald Weniger Photographic Collection (P 081), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
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Container List

Series 1: Portraits of Weniger, family photograph album and unidentified photographs, circa 1870-1920 Add to Shelf
This series consists of portrait photographs of Weniger from about 1901 to 1914; a photograph album from the late 19th century containing childhood photos of Weniger, his family and friends; unidentified portraits, group shots of people, and homes; and St. Luke’s hospital. Unidentified images that are glass negatives are numbered P081:562-563, 566 and 570.
Box-Folder 2.1: Portrait photographs of Willibald Weniger, circa 1901-1914 Add to Shelf
Extent: 7 images, including 2 duplicates
Box-Folder 2.2: Photograph album containing photos of Weniger as a child and likely of his family and friends of his family, circa 1870-1900 Add to Shelf
Extent: 36 images, many of which are albumen prints
Box-Folder 2.3: Unidentified portraits and group shots, circa 1890-1920 Add to Shelf
Extent: 14 images
Box-Folder 2.4 Add to Shelf
Item P081:562: Unidentified homes Add to Shelf

Two images may be of St. Luke's hospital.

See Box 4 for two additional images.

Modern prints made from nitrate negatives.

Alternate Format: Original nitrate negatives available in box-folder 6,1.
Extent: 4 images (6 prints)
Item P081:570: Unidentified people Add to Shelf

See Box 4 for one additional image.

Modern prints from nitrate negatives.

Alternate Format: Original nitrate negatives in box-folder 6.1.
Extent: 10 images
Box 4 Add to Shelf
Item P081:562: Unidentified houses Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 images
Item P081:563: Bridge and town; hill in background says Charles N. Hancher diamonds in large letters Add to Shelf
This could be jeweler and watch maker Charles N. Hancher in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Item P081:566: Woman dressed in a kilt Add to Shelf
Extent: 3 images
Item P081:570: Boy or young man standing in an orchard Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 6.1 Add to Shelf
Item P081:562: Unidentified homes Add to Shelf
4 nitrate negatives
Item P081:570: Unidentified people Add to Shelf
10 nitrate negatives
Item 3: Children playing Add to Shelf
2 nitrate negatives
Item 4: Campsite Add to Shelf
2 nitrate negatives
Item 5: Group having picnic Add to Shelf
1 nitrate negative
Series 2: University of Wisconsin, Madison and vicinity, circa 1901-1908 Add to Shelf
This series includes images taken or collected by Weniger while a student at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Included are images of University of Wisconsin buildings, the city of Madison, landscape views from around campus and Madison, and views of lakes Mendota and Monona. Many of the images are unidentified; only selected images are described below. The images are prints mounted in an album and  individually numbered 1-134. Images 129 through 134 may document Weniger’s trip from Wisconsin to Corvallis. Two of the images in this series have corresponding glass negatives.
Box 1 Add to Shelf
Item P081:001: Bascom Hall, circa 1905 Add to Shelf
The dome of this building was destroyed by fire in 1916.
Item P081:002: Willow Creek and bridge, circa 1905 Add to Shelf
Item P081:005: Wisconsin Historical Society building Add to Shelf
Item P081:006: Wisconsin Historical Society library reading room, circa 1905 Add to Shelf
Item P081:007: Museum display cases, circa 1905 Add to Shelf
The cases may be at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Item P081:012: Horticulture, Dairy and Agriculture Buildings Add to Shelf
Item P081:013: Agriculture Hall Add to Shelf
Item P081:014: Dairy Barn Add to Shelf
Item P081:017-P081:019: Lakes Add to Shelf
P081:019 is Lake Mendota.
Item P081:020: University Drive in the snow Add to Shelf
Item P081:026-P081:029: Lakes Add to Shelf
Item P081:033: Canoes on a rocky beach Add to Shelf
Item P081:035-P081:038: Lakes Add to Shelf
Item P081:045: Sailboat on a lake Add to Shelf
Item P081:061-P081:066: Laboratories Add to Shelf
Item P081:070: Dairy Building (Hiram Smith Hall) and the central heating plant Add to Shelf
Item P081:072: Dane County Courthouse in Madison, Wisconsin Add to Shelf
Item P081:073: Sailboat on a lake Add to Shelf
Item P081:076-P081:080: Ice sailing on Lake Mendota, adjacent to the University of Wisconsin Add to Shelf
Item P081:081-P081:086: Aerial views of the University of Wisconsin campus and Madison Add to Shelf
Item P081:087-P081:093: Sailboating on Lake Mendota Add to Shelf
Item P081:094: Rock formation near Camp Douglas? Add to Shelf
This could be part of the Castle Rock formation.
Item P081:095: Wisconsin Dells, circa 1906 Add to Shelf
Witches Gulch?
Item P081:096-P081:097: Dam on a river Add to Shelf
Item P081:098-P081:104: Wisconsin Dells Add to Shelf
P081:101 is of the Larks Hotel and boat landing.
Item P081:107: Willibald Weniger standing on a dock Add to Shelf
Item P081:109: Willibald Weniger standing in water next to a dock Add to Shelf
Item P081:113: Boat on a beach Add to Shelf
Next to the boat is a makeshift clothesline with clothes drying, and in the background is a pier.
Item P081:114: Boat in a small canal Add to Shelf
Item P081:116: Woman and three children in the woods Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: Nitrate negative in box-folder 6.1.
Item P081:118: Building under construction Add to Shelf
University of Wisconsin?
Alternate Format: This photograph is also available as a 4x5 glass plate negative in Box 3.
Item P081:119: Residential street Add to Shelf
Madison, Wisconsin?
Item P081:120: Dredging machinery on a lake or river Add to Shelf
Item P081:121: Residential Street Add to Shelf
Madison, Wisconsin?
Item P081:124: Girl on roller skates in front of a house Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: This photograph is also available as a 4x5 glass plate negative in Box 3.
Item P081:125: Willibald Weniger (right) and unidentified man standing in front of a shrub Add to Shelf
Item P081:126: Willibald Weniger (left) and unidentified man sitting Add to Shelf
Box 3 Add to Shelf
Item P081:118: Building under construction Add to Shelf
University of Wisconsin?
Alternate Format: A photographic print of this image is available in Box 1.
Item P081:124: Girl on roller skates Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: A photographic print of this image is available in Box 1.
Box-Folder 6.1: P081:116. Woman and three children in the woods. Add to Shelf
nitrate negative
Series 3: Oregon Agricultural College, Corvallis and vicinity, and the Northwest, circa 1908-1940 Add to Shelf
This series includes images of Oregon Agricultural College buildings, grounds, and faculty; Corvallis and the surrounding area including the Marys River and Marys Peak; and landscape views of unidentified locations in the northwestern U.S. Many of the images are unidentified; only selected images are described below. Some of the unidentified images may be student outings. Most of the images are prints adhered to an album and are individually numbered 135-556; a few of the album images have corresponding glass negatives. Two sets of images are numbered 282-287; they are designated “a” and “b”. This series also includes two copy prints of images from the album and a small number of non-album images, including a color transparency of Weatherford Hall mounted as a lantern slide and 10 images pertaining to Weniger’s work at General Electric during World War I on monocular and binocular field glasses (P081:567-569)
Box 1 Add to Shelf
Item P081:143: Landscape view with Marys Peak in the distance Add to Shelf
Item P081:146: Landscape view with Marys Peak in the distance Add to Shelf
Item P081:147: Mechanical Hall from lower campus Add to Shelf
Item P081:148-P081:152: Snow on the OAC campus Add to Shelf
P081:150 shows the Administration Building (Benton Hall) and nearby trees covered in snow.
Item P081:153-P081:157: Outing on the Marys River Add to Shelf
Item P081:158-P081:171: Outing to Marys Peak Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: Copy print of P081:158 is included in Box 2.
Item P081:172: Railroad track Add to Shelf
Possibly line to Monroe with Marys Peak in background.
Item P081:176: Railroad tracks in the mountains Add to Shelf
Item P081:177-P081:181: Flood, Willamette River Add to Shelf
Images 180-181 show the Marys River bridge.
Item P081:182: Armory under construction, 1909 Add to Shelf
Now McAlexander Fieldhouse.
Item P081:183: OAC electrical engineering lab? Add to Shelf
Item P081:184: Hydroelectric powerhouse destroyed by fire Add to Shelf
Possibly in California.
Item P081:186: Log hut and camp Add to Shelf
Item P081:188-P081:191: Marys Peak Add to Shelf
Item P081:206: OAC faculty, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Includes Weniger (standing on right), George Peavy (standing third from left), John Fulton (standing third from right) and John Horner (sitting second from left).
Item P081:207-P081:211: Oregon coast Add to Shelf
Image 207 is probably Yaquina Head.
Item P081:217-P081:219: Camp scenes Add to Shelf
Item P081:225;P081:227: Boat under construction Add to Shelf
Item P081:242;P081:245: Willibald Weniger Add to Shelf
Item P081:249-P081:250: Laboratories Add to Shelf
Item P081:258: Willibald Weniger sitting on a wooded hillside Add to Shelf
Item P081:262: Sign on fence, "Trespass notice, College students! & town kids keep off." Add to Shelf
Item P081:266: Sawmill Add to Shelf
Item P081:270-P081:272: Picnic group Add to Shelf
Item P081:273;P081:278: Canoeing Add to Shelf
Item P081:280: Marys River dam Add to Shelf
Item P081:283a.: Abandoned trolley Add to Shelf
Used for the Occidental Hotel in Corvallis.
Item P081:284a.-P081:285a.: Young woman canoeing Add to Shelf
Item P081:282b.-P081:283b.: Ferry crossing on the Willamette River Add to Shelf
Item P081:284b.-P081:294: Flood Add to Shelf
Includes scenes of flooded streets, shooting ducks on flooded lower campus, First Presbyterian Church with Corvallis schools in background.
Item P081:295: Willamette River and Southern Pacific railroad line Add to Shelf
About 7 miles south of Eugene.
Item P081:304-P081:316: Snow scenes in the mountains and forest Add to Shelf
Item P081:317-P081:319: OAC buildings in snow Add to Shelf
Mechanical Hall and the Administration Building (now Kearney Hall and Benton Hall).
Item P081:320: View of Corvallis from hills to the northwest Add to Shelf
Item P081:322: Armory Add to Shelf
Now McAlexander Fieldhouse.
Item P081:323-P081:324: Airplane next to Mechanical Hall Add to Shelf
Item P081:333; P081:336: Canoeing Add to Shelf
Item P081:372-P081:376: Speedboat Add to Shelf
Item P081:378: Speedboat being hauled to the Willamette River ferry crossing near Van Buren Add to Shelf
Item P081:382: Agriculture hall, south wing under construction, 1913 Add to Shelf
Item P081:384: Mechanical Arts Building Add to Shelf
Item P081:385: Stock judging pavilion and the Farm Mechanics Building, circa 1913 Add to Shelf
The Farm Mechanics Building is now Gilmore Hall.
Item P081:386: Dairy Building? under construction Add to Shelf
Item P081:408-P081:409: Lightning Add to Shelf
Item P081:421: Science Hall, OAC, circa 1912 Add to Shelf
Now Furman Hall.
Item P081:422: Military maneuvers in front of Science Hall, OAC, circa 1912 Add to Shelf
Item P081:423: Agriculture Hall and the Bandstand, OAC, circa 1913 Add to Shelf
Item P081:424: Newly completed Armory, OAC, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Postcard published by Paxton; taken by Lavel.
Item P081:425: Auto on the Corvallis and Alsea River Railroad Add to Shelf
Photo by H.S.P.
Alternate Format: Copy print of this image is included in Box 2.
Item P081:426: Walkway on Lower Campus, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Item P081:427: Willamette River at Corvallis, circa 1910 Add to Shelf
Postcard published by Paxton; taken by Lavel
Item P081:428-P081:447: May Day pageant Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: Also includes glass plate negatives in Box 3 for images 432 and 435 and Box 4 for images 437, 440, 443, and 445-446.  Nitrate negatives for images 428-431, 434, 438, and 447 are in box-folder 6.2.
Item P081:448-P081:449: Picnic group Add to Shelf
Item P081:477;P081:479: Observatory? Add to Shelf
Item P081:482: Observatory? Add to Shelf
Item P081:480: Footbridge over stream Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: Also includes glass plate negative in Box 4.
Item P081:494: Stream Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: Also includes glass plate negative in Box 4.
Item P081:496-P081:497: Stream Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: Also includes glass plate negatives in Box 4.
Item P081:503: Barn Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: Nitrate negative in box-folder 6.2.
Item P081:506-P081:513: Waterfalls Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: Nitrate negatives for P081:506 and P081:511 in box-folder 6.2.
Item P081:514: Radio Towers? Add to Shelf
Item P081:517: Ford auto with 1915 Delaware license plates Add to Shelf
Item P081:520a: Radio towers? Add to Shelf
Item P081:520b: Ford auto with 1915 Delaware license plates Add to Shelf
Item P081:534: Train on trestle Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: Also includes glass plate negative in Box 4.
Item P081:535: Bridge construction? Add to Shelf
Item P081:537: Train yard (loading stone?) Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: Also includes glass plate negative in Box 4.
Item P081:539: Train loading? Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: Also includes glass plate negative in Box 4.
Item P081:540-P081:542: Motorcycle engine Add to Shelf
Item P081:543-P081:545: Interior of a house Add to Shelf
Item P081:555: Oregon Electric depot at Corvallis flooded, Feb. 8, 1916 Add to Shelf
Item P081:556: OAC Physics Department faculty Add to Shelf
Box 2 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.5 Add to Shelf
Item P081:158: Copy print Add to Shelf
Item P081:425: Copy print Add to Shelf
Item P081:559: Laboratory Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: Also includes glass plate negative in Box 4.
Box 3 Add to Shelf
Item P081:432: May Day pageant Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: A photographic print of this image is included in Box 1.
Item P081:435: May Day pageant Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: A photographic print of this image is included in Box 1.
Box 4 Add to Shelf
Item P081:437: May Day pageant Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: A photographic print of this image is included in Box 1.
Item P081:440: May Day pageant Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: A photographic print of this image is included in Box 1.
Item P081:443: May Day pageant Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: A photographic print of this image is included in Box 1.
Item P081:445-P081:446: May Day pageant Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: Photographic prints of these images are included in Box 1.
Item P081:480: Footbridge over stream Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: A photographic print of this image is included in Box 1.
Item P081:494: Stream Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: A photographic print of this image is included in Box 1.
Item P081:496-P081:497: Stream Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: Photographic prints of these images are included in Box 1.
Item P081:534: Train on trestle Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: A photographic print of this image is included in Box 1.
Item P081:537: Train yard (loading stone?) Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: A photographic print of this image is included in Box 1.
Item P081:539: Train loading? Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: A photographic print of this image is included in Box 1.
Item P081:557: Unidentified dam Add to Shelf
Item P081:558: Bridge of the Gods on the Columbia River Add to Shelf
Item P081:559: Laboratory Add to Shelf
Alternate Format: A photographic print of this image is included in Box 2.
Item P081:561: Automobile, circa 1912 Add to Shelf
Two similar images are included in Box 6.
Extent: 2 images
Item P081:567: Charts and graphs pertaining to Weniger's war work at General Electric Add to Shelf
Extent: 6 images
Box 5 Add to Shelf
Item P081:567: Charts and graphs pertaining to Weniger's war work at General Electric Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 images
Item P081:568: Man standing by marker Add to Shelf
Item P081:569: Soldiers testing field glasses? Add to Shelf
Box 7 Add to Shelf
Item P081:581: Southwest side of Weatherford Hall, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
Color transparency mounted as a lantern slide
Box-Folder 6.2 Add to Shelf
Item P081:428: May Day Pageant Add to Shelf
nitrate negative
Item P081:429: May Day Pageant Add to Shelf
nitrate negative
Item P081:430: May Day Pageant Add to Shelf
nitrate negative
Item P081:431: May Day Pageant Add to Shelf
nitrate negative
Item P081:434: May Day Pageant Add to Shelf
nitrate negative
Item P081:438: May Day Pageant Add to Shelf
nitrate negative
Item P081:447: May Day Pageant Add to Shelf
nitrate negative
Item P081:469: Woman sitting on log Add to Shelf
nitrate negative
Item P081:500: Stream Add to Shelf
nitrate negative
Item P081:501: Waterfall Add to Shelf
nitrate negative
Item P081:502: Stream Add to Shelf
nitrate negative
Item P081:503: Barn Add to Shelf
nitrate negative
Item P081:506: Waterfall Add to Shelf
nitrate negative
Item P081:511: Waterfall with structure Add to Shelf
nitrate negative
Item P081:524: Man standing on rock overlooking stream. Add to Shelf
Nitrate negative.
Item P081:526: Man sitting on rock outcrop. Add to Shelf
Nitrate negative.
Item P081:561: Automobile, circa 1912 Add to Shelf
Two similar images are included in Box 4.
Extent: 3 nitrate negatives
Item P081:565: May Day Pageant Add to Shelf
2 nitrate negatives