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Aerial Photographs of Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Polk Counties, 1936-1979

By Trevor Sandgathe

Collection Overview

Title: Aerial Photographs of Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Polk Counties, 1936-1979

ID: P 321

Primary Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture

Extent: 50.0 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: This collection is comprised of six series: Series 1. Aerial Photo Mosaics, 1936-1978; Series 2. Benton County, 1936-1978; Series 3. Lincoln County, 1939-1972; Series 4. Linn County, 1948-1979; Series 5. Marion County, 1936-1970; Series 6. Polk County, 1936-1978. Series 2-6 include subseries for each flight, arranged chronologically by date. Photograph tiles are identified and grouped by serial number within series and subseries.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

This collection is comprised of aerial photographs taken by or under contract with the United States Department of Agriculture from 1936 to 1979 and includes images of 5 counties in western Oregon: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Polk. The collection contains photo mosaics and partial sets of photographic tiles for each county.

Scope and Content Notes

This collection is comprised of aerial photographs taken by or under contract with the United States Department of Agriculture from 1936 to 1979 and includes images of 5 counties in western Oregon: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Polk.

This collection includes multiple sets of photographs (arranged chronologically by year) for each county. Each set is comprised of two components: photo mosaics (Series 1) and photo tiles (Series 2-6). The mosaics, which serve as indices for the photo tiles, are representations of each county (typically one quadrant of the county per sheet) made by arranging reproductions of the photo tiles in geographic order. The mosaics include serial numbers for each tile and are annotated to indicate which tiles are held in the collection. The photo tiles are largescale photographs of quadrangles within each county. The photo tiles typically include the date the photograph was taken and the tile's serial number (as recorded in the container list). Information indicating the tile's position within the county is not present. For this reason, the mosaics must be used to correlate a photo tile to a specific area within a county using the serial number. Because the photo tile sets are incomplete, each mosaic includes annotations indicating which photo tiles are present in the collection.

Many of the collection's mosaics and photographic tiles include manuscript annotations, markings highlighting geographic features, and alternative numbering schema.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 82 boxes and 31 map folders; 8100 photo tiles

Statement on Access: This collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: Aerial photo tiles and mosaics from counties across Oregon were aggregated from several sources and maintained by the Oregon State University Libraries. The photo tiles and mosaics from Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Polk Counties were segregated and transferred to the Special Collections and Archives Research Center in 2016.

Related Materials:

Other collections with aerial photographs of western Oregon include the Camp Adair, Oregon, Maps and Aerial Photographs (MAPS Adair); Marys Peak Area Aerial Photographs (P 293); McDonald Forest Aerial Photographs (P 294); Siuslaw National Forest Aerial Photographs (P 292); Umatilla National Forest Aerial Photographs (P 296); and the United States Dept. of Agriculture Aerial Photographs of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties, Oregon (P 267).

The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings also include numerous map collections documenting the geography of Oregon. Additional aerial photographs and maps of Oregon can be found at the University of Oregon Map & Aerial Photography Library.

Preferred Citation: Aerial Photographs of Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Polk Counties (P 321), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: The materials in this collection were originally part of a larger collection of aerial photographs maintained by the Oregon State University Libraries. In 2016, the photo tiles and mosaics featuring Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Polk Counties were transferred to the Special Collections and Archives Research Center.

Creators

United States. Department of Agriculture

People, Places, and Topics

Benton County (Or.)--Aerial photographs.
Lincoln County (Or.)--Aerial photographs.
Linn County (Or.)--Aerial photographs.
Marion County (Or.)--Aerial photographs.
Polk County (Or.)--Aerial photographs.
United States. Department of Agriculture

Forms of Material

Aerial photographs.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Aerial Photo Mosaics, 1936-1978
Series 1 is comprised of photo mosaics that serve as visual indices to the aerial photograph tiles held in Series 2-6.  The series includes mosaics for some flights for which photo tiles are not present. All mosaics include annotations (usually in red) indicating which corresponding photo tiles are held in the collection.
Box-Folder 1.1: Benton County, 1936-1978
Includes mosaics for the following years: 1936, 1948, 1955/56, 1963, 1967, 1970, 1978.
Box-Folder 1.2: Lincoln County, 1936-1972
Includes mosaics for the following years: 1936, 1939, 1948, 1952, 1955, 1959, 1967, 1972.
Box-Folder 1.3: Linn County, 1948-1979
Includes mosaics for the following years: 1948, 1948/1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1955/56, 1960, 1963, 1960/1963, 1968, 1970, 1979.
Box-Folder 2.1: Marion County, 1936-1970
Includes mosaics for the following years: 1936, 1948, 1955, 1963, 1970.
Box-Folder 2.2: Polk County, 1936-1978
Includes mosaics for the following years: 1936, 1948, 1955, 1963, 1970, 1972, 1978.
Series 2: Benton County, 1936-1978
Series 2 is comprised of aerial photo tiles of Benton County taken in 1936, 1948, 1955-1956, 1963, 1970, and 1978. While the majority of the Benton County photos are printed on oversize sheets, the series does include approximately 200 9-inch by 9-inch sheets.
Sub-Series 1: 1936
Box-Folder 3.1: 196-1154
94 22"x28" sheets and 12 16"x20" sheets
Box-Folder 4.1: 1156-5130
106 22"x28" sheets and 3 16"x20" sheets
Sub-Series 2: 1948
Box-Folder 5.1: DFJ-1D-05 - DFJ-2D-45
19 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 6.1: DFJ-3D-08 - DFJ-3D-74
25 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 7.1: DFJ-3D-80 - DFJ-3D-174
24 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 8.1: DFJ-3D-176 - DFJ-4D-62
25 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 9.1: DFJ-4D-64 - DFJ-4D-120
25 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 10.1: DFJ-4D-122 - DFJ-5D-52, DFK-3D-75
26 24"x24" sheets
Sub-Series 3: 1955-1956
Box-Folder 11.1: DFJ-1P-24 - DFJ-1P-160
48 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 12.1: DFJ-2P-2 - DFJ-2P-84
40 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 13.1: DFJ-2P-86 - DFJ-2P-171
38 24x24 sheets
Box-Folder 14.1: DFJ-3P-2 - DFJ-3P-74
33 24"x24" sheets, 33 18"x22" sheets
Box-Folder 15.1: DFJ-3P-74 - DFJ-3P-168
46 24"x24" sheets, 22 18"x22" sheets
Sub-Series 4: 1963
Box-Folder 16.1: DFJ-1DD-1 - DFJ-2DD-343
130 18"x22" sheets
Box-Folder 17.1: DFJ-3DD-3 - DFJ-2DD-343
61 18"x22" sheets
Box-Folder 18.1: DFJ-1DD-173, DFJ-1DD-236, DFJ-1DD-293, DFJ-2DD-165
4 24"x24" sheets
Sub-Series 5: 1970
Box-Folder 18.2: DFJ-1LL-28 - DFJ-2LL-44
54 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 19.1: DFJ-2LL-46 - DFJ-2LL-248
42 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 20.1: DFJ-3LL-67 - DFJ-3LL-223
58 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 21.1: DFJ-3LL-225 - DFJ-4LL-33
69 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 22.1: DFJ-1LL-27 - DFJ-1LL-135
45 9"x9" sheets
Box-Folder 22.2: DFJ-2LL-27 - DFJ-2LL-250
50 9"x9" sheets
Box-Folder 22.3: DFJ-3LL-68 - DFJ-3LL-232
48 9"x9" sheets
Box-Folder 22.4: DFJ-3LL-234 - DFJ-3LL-337
47 9"x9" sheets
Box-Folder 22.5: DFJ-4LL-2 - DFJ-4LL-34
17 9"x9" sheets
Sub-Series 6: 1978
Box-Folder 23.1: 41003-178-10 - 41003-178-75
69 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 24.1: 41003-178-76 - 41003-178-129
67 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 25.1: 41003-178-130 - 41003-178-232
65 24"x24" sheets
Series 3: Lincoln County, 1939-1972
Series 3 is comprised of aerial photo tiles of Lincoln County taken in 1939, 1948, 1952, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1967, and 1972. While the majority of the Lincoln County photos are printed on oversize sheets, the series does include nearly 100 9-inch by 9-inch sheets.
Sub-Series 1: 1939
Box-Folder 26.1: 2893-5928
77 15"x19" sheets
Sub-Series 2: 1948
Map-Folder 1: DFL-1D-21 - DFL-1D-107
16 25"x25" sheets, 1 9"x9" sheet
Sub-Series 3: 1952
Box-Folder 27.1: DFL-12H-146 - DFL-13H-62
36 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 28.1: DFL-13H-64 - DFL-13H-165
36 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 29.1: DFL-13H-171 - DFL-14H-143
36 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 30.1: DFL-14H-145 - DFL-17H-60
36 24"x24 sheets
Sub-Series 4: 1955
Map-Folder 2: DFL-1P-2 - DFL-1P-81
30 25"x25" sheets
Sub-Series 5: 1958
Box-Folder 31.1: LN-1A-1 - LN-5-10
94 13"X13" sheets
Box-Folder 32.1: LN-5-14 - LN-7A-21
94 13x13 sheets
Box-Folder 33.1: LN-7A-23 - LN-9-27
94 13"x13" sheets
Box-Folder 34.1: LN-9-29 - LN11-48
94 13"x13" sheets
Box-Folder 35.1: LN-11-50 - LN-14-17
94 13"x13" sheets
Box-Folder 36.1: LN-14-18 - LN-17-7
94 13"x13" sheets
Box-Folder 37.1: LN-17-8 - LN-20-15
94 13"x13" sheets
Box-Folder 38.1: LN-20-17 - LN-RE3-10
94 13"x13" sheets
Sub-Series 6: 1959
Box-Folder 39.1: LN2-1-1 - LN2-4-32
99 13"x13" sheets
Box-Folder 40.1: LN2-4-33 - LN2-7-38
99 13"x13" sheets
Box-Folder 41.1: LN2-7-39 - LN2-14-36
99 13"x13" sheets
Box-Folder 42.1: LN2-11-24 - LN2-14-36
99 13"x13" sheets
Box-Folder 43.1: LN2-14-38 - LN2-18-9
99 13"x13" sheets
Box-Folder 44.1: LN2-18-10 - LN2-21-23
99 13"x13" sheets
Box-Folder 45.1: LN2-21-24 - LN2-26-24
101 13"x13" sheets
Sub-Series 7: 1967
Box-Folder 46.1: DFL-1HH-198 - DFL-2HH-154
60 24"x24" sheets
Map-Folder 3: DFL-X-2HH-128 - DFL-X-2HH-129
4 25"x25" sheets
Sub-Series 8: 1972
Box-Folder 47.1: 41041-172-2 - 41041-172-119
57 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 48.1: 41041-172-121 - 41041-172-217
57 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 49.1: 41041-172-273 - 41041-272-143
59 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 50.1: 41041-272-145 - 41041-272-280
57 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 51.1: 41041-272-282 - 41041-485-260R, 1972
64 24"x24" sheets
Series 4: Linn County, 1948-1979
Series 4 is comprised of aerial photo tiles of Linn County taken in 1948, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1968, 1970, and 1979. Of particular note, the 1948 set is comprised of only 5 images. While the majority of the Linn County photos are printed on oversize sheets, the series does include nearly 800 9-inch by 9-inch sheets.
Sub-Series 1: 1948
Map-Folder 4: DFM-2D-184 - DFM-4D-167
5 25"x25" sheets
Sub-Series 2: 1955
Box-Folder 52.1: DFM-1N-12 - DFM-3N-37

149 11.5"x11.5" sheets

Trimmed and untrimmed sheets are stored separately in this box.

Box-Folder 53.1: DFM-3N-38 - DFM-4N-106

149 11.5"x11.5" sheets

Trimmed and untrimmed sheets are stored separately in this box.

Box-Folder 54.1: DFM-4N-107 - DFM-6N-58

148 11.5"x11.5" sheets

Trimmed and untrimmed sheets are stored separately in this box.

Sub-Series 3: 1960
Box-Folder 55.1: DFM-2AA-128 - DFM-5AA-5
39 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 56.1: DFM-5AA-7 - DFM-9AA-26
38 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 57.1: DFM-2AA-128 - DFM-2AA-161
15 9"x9" sheets.
Box-Folder 57.2: DFM-3AA-169 - DFM-3AA-177
12 9"x9" sheets
Box-Folder 57.3: DFM-4AA-1 - DFM-4AA-207
39 9"x9" sheets
Box-Folder 57.4: DFM-5AA-1 - DFM-5AA-178
57 9"x9" sheets
Box-Folder 57.5: DFM-6AA-32 - DFM-6AA-41
13 9"x9" sheets
Box-Folder 57.6: DFM-8AA-112 - DFM-8AA-121
11 9"x9" sheets
Box-Folder 57.7: DFM-9AA-13 - DFM-9AA-27
15 9"x9" sheets
Sub-Series 4: 1963
Box-Folder 58.1: DFM-1DD-2 - DFM-1DD-178
69 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 59.1: DFM-1DD-180 - DFM-2DD-237
68 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 60.1: DFM-2DD-238 - DFM-3DD-170
53 24"x24" sheets, 15 15"x15" sheets
Box-Folder 61.1: DFM-4DD-8 - DFM-4DD-152
43 24"x24" sheets, 25 15"x15" sheets
Box-Folder 62.1: DFM-4DD-166 - DFM-5DD-137
58 24"x24" sheets, 10 15"x15" sheets
Sub-Series 5: 1968
Box-Folder 63.1: DFM-1JJ-3 - DFM-1JJ-203
50 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 57.8: DFM-1JJ-1 - DFM-1JJ-202
135 9"x9" sheets
Sub-Series 6: 1970
Box-Folder 64.1: DFM-1LL-108 - DFM-3LL-99
41 24"x24 sheets
Box-Folder 65.1: DFM-5LL-164 - DFM-6LL-244
44 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 66.1: DFM-1LL-2 - DFM-1LL-161
64 9"x9" sheets
Box-Folder 66.2: DFM-2LL-1 - DFM-2LL-22
16 9"x9" sheets
Box-Folder 66.3: DFM-3LL-67 - DFM-3LL-224
85 9"x9 " sheets
Box-Folder 66.4: DFM-4LL-1 - DFM-4LL-164
106 9"x9" sheets
Box-Folder 66.5: DFM-5LL-6 - DFM-5LL-99
74 9"x9" sheets
Box-Folder 66.6: DFM-5LL-142 - DFM-5LL-246
74 9"x9" sheets
Box-Folder 66.7: DFM-6LL-39 - DFM-6LL-245
59 9"x9" sheets
Sub-Series 7: 1979
Map-Folder 5: 41043-178-1 - 41043-178-61
74 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 6: 41043-178-62 - 41043-178-107
73 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 7: 41043-178-108 - 41043-178-180
73 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 8: 41043-178-181 - 41043-278-71
73 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 9: 41043-278-72 - 41043-278-98
73 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 10: 41043-278-99 - 41043-278-171
73 25"x25" sheets
Series 5: Marion County, 1936-1970
Series 5 is comprised of aerial photo tiles of Marion County taken in 1936, 1948, 1955, 1963, and 1970. The 1970 set is comprised of only 14 photographs.
Sub-Series 1: 1936
Map-Folder 11: 3-1658
94 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 12: 1661-2185
93 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 13: 2187-2490
93 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 14: 2491-2703
93 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 15: 2705-3284
84 25"x25" sheets
Sub-Series 2: 1948
Map-Folder 16: DFN-1D-03 - DFN-2D-196
80 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 17: DFN-3D-62 - DFN-5D-74
80 25"x25" sheets
Sub-Series 3: 1955
Map-Folder 18: DFN-1P-2 - DFN-1P-133
64 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 19: DFN-1P-136 - DFN-2P-96
63 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 20: DFN-2P-98 - DFN-4P-36
63 25"x25" sheets
Sub-Series 4: 1963
Box-Folder 67.1: DFN-1DD-70-Z1 - DFN-1DD216
56 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 68.1: DFN-1DD-218 - DFN-2DD-133
57 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 69.1: DFN-2DD-135 - DFN-3DD-25
55 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 70.1: DFN-3DD-27 - DFN-4DD-41
56 24"24" sheets
Box-Folder 71.1: DFN-4DD-45 - DFN-5DD-105
55 24"x24 sheets
Sub-Series 5: 1970
Box-Folder 66.8: DFM-2LL-24 - DFM-6LL-81
9 9"x9" sheets
Map-Folder 21: DFN-2LL-77 - DFN-6LL-129
5 25"x25" sheets.
Series 6: Polk County, 1936-1978
Series 6 is comprised of aerial photo tiles of Polk County taken in 1936, 1948, 1955, 1963, 1970, and 1978.
Sub-Series 1: 1936
Map-Folder 22: 4-2577
83 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 23: 2582-3399
83 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 24: 3400-5174
81 25"x25" sheets
Sub-Series 2: 1948
Map-Folder 25: DFP-1D-06 - DFP-2D-173
76 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 26: DFP-2D-175 - DFP-6D-45
75 25"x25" sheets
Sub-Series 3: 1955
Map-Folder 27: DFP-1P-2 - DFP-1P-64
68 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 28: DFP-1P-66 - DFP-1P-128
68 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 29: DFP-1P-130 - DFP-2P-40
69 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 30: DFP-2P-42 - DFP-2P-135
70 25"x25" sheets
Map-Folder 31: DFP-2P-137 - DFP-4P-31
67 25"x25" sheets
Sub-Series 4: 1963
Box-Folder 17.2: DFP-1DD-26 - DFP-2DD-318
29 18"x22" sheets
Box-Folder 72.1: DFP-1DD-16 - DF9-1DD-159
59 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 73.1: DFP-1DD-163 - DFP-2DD-137
57 24"X24" sheets, 1 15"x15" sheet
Box-Folder 74.1: DFP-2DD-139 - DFP-3DD-170
58 24"x24" sheets
Sub-Series 5: 1970
Box-Folder 75.1: DFP-1LL-2 - DFP-2LL-99
47 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 76.1: DFP-2LL-101 - DFP-2LL-207
46 24"X24" sheets
Box-Folder 77.1: DFP-2LL-208 - DFP-3LL-138
46 24"X24" sheets
Box-Folder 78.1: DFP-3LL-140 - DFP-4LL-71; DFQ-1LL-119 - DFQ-4LL-17
49 24"x24" sheets
Sub-Series 6: 1978
Box-Folder 79.1: 41053-178-2 - 41053-178-59
54 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 80.1: 41053-178-60 - 41053-178-106
53 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 81.1: 41053-178-107 - 41053-178-207
50 24"x24" sheets
Box-Folder 82.1: 41053-178-208 - 41053-178-229
54 24"x24" sheets

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