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Gwil Evans Papers, 1960-1980

Predominant Dates: 1969-1976

The Gwil Evans Papers primarily consist of photographic negatives documenting the Oregon State University Black Student Union rallies and walkout of February 1969, as well as events surrounding the OSU Centennial Lecture series, including presentations by Linus Pauling. Also included are negatives depicting OSU marine sciences and Seafood Laboratory activities; images of a U.S. bicentennial parade held in Corvallis; a report written by Evans titled “A Position of Analysis: Editor of the Oregon State Daily Barometer"; and a printing block of the Daily Barometer masthead. Nearly all of the images held in this collection have been digitized and made available online.

A graduate of Oregon State College, Gwil Evans enjoyed a long and varied career at OSU as a communications officer and administrator.

ID: MSS Evans
Extent: 0.3 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: Gwil Evans Papers (MSS Evans), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The materials described in this collection were donated to SCARC by Gwil Evans in 2015.
Acquired: 2015.
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Series 1: Photographs, 1967-1980 Add to Shelf
The majority of the collection is held in Series 1, which includes multiple negative formats, contact sheets and photographic prints of events surrounding the Black Student Union walkout, as well as OSU marine science activities, operations at the OSU Seafood Laboratory, and a U.S. bicentennial parade held in Corvallis. All of the images held in Box 1 of this collection have been digitized and made available online.
Extent: 690 negatives, 33 contact sheets and 17 photographic prints
Box-Folder 1.1: OSU Centennial Banquet and Linus Pauling Lecture, February 25, 1969 Add to Shelf
Photographs document a banquet that preceded the OSU Centennial Lecture Series, and images of Linus Pauling’s interrupted lecture, which was scheduled as part of the series. Most of the images were captured by student photographers Frank Parchman and Linda Sharp.
Extent: 7 contact sheets, 155 35-mm negatives
Box-Folder 1.2: Black Student Union Rallies, February 27-28, 1969 Add to Shelf
These images document two rallies held by the Black Student Union in an effort to gain momentum for their protest. The first rally took place in the Memorial Union Commons on Thursday, February 27; head spokesperson for the BSU, Annette Green, was among those who spoke. On February 28, a rally was held in Milam Auditorium, attracting a crowd of more than one thousand people, many from outside the university. In attendance were Oregon State University student body president, John Frazer; University of Oregon student body president, Dick Jones; as well as 1968 Olympic track and field bronze-medalist, John Carlos.
Extent: 3 contact sheets, 67 35-mm negatives
Box-Folder 1.3: Memorial Union Rally and Black Student Union Walkout through the East Gate, March 5, 1969 Add to Shelf
These images document the rally that preceded the Black Student Union walkout as well as the procession itself, as it headed through campus. The Black Student Union walkout began with a large rally in the Memorial Union ballroom on March 5, 1969, in which BSU President Mike Smith spoke to the audience. The walkout then processed through campus, past Benton Hall (present-day Community Hall), and out through the East Gate. Forty-seven African American students participated and, in the days following, many of them withdrew from the university to pursue their educations elsewhere.
Extent: 8 contact sheets, 99 35-mm negatives
Box-Folder 1.4: Dee Andros images and Assorted Campus Scenes, 1969 Add to Shelf
These photographs portray several scenes related to the protests of winter 1969. OSU head football coach Dee Andros, who was facing scrutiny for forcing Fred Milton to shave his beard, is shown sifting through letters of support. Photographs of students in a class are also included, as is an unidentified meeting that was held in the Memorial Union ballroom.
Extent: 3 contact sheets, 33 35-mm negatives
Box-Folder 1.5: Linus Pauling Lecture images, 1969 Add to Shelf
A collection of images of Linus Pauling delivering a scientific lecture in a classroom, presumably on the Oregon State University campus, in conjunction with his visit of February 1969. All photographs by Gwil Evans.
Extent: 7 photographic prints
Box-Folder 1.6: Marine Science Center campus, 1968 Add to Shelf
Exterior and interior images of the Marine Science Center campus as well as the Pacific Ocean beaches in adjacent Newport, Oregon. Established in Newport in 1965, the Marine Science Center was officially re-named the Hatfield Marine Science Center in 1983 for former Oregon Governor and U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield. HMSC serves as Oregon State University's branch campus for research, education, and outreach in marine and coastal sciences.
Extent: 3 contact sheets, 72 120-format negatives, 13 35-mm negatives, 13 4x5 negatives
Box-Folder 1.7: Glomar Challenger Research Vessel, circa 1971 Add to Shelf
Contact sheets and photographic negatives of the Glomar Challenger Research Vessel visiting off of the Oregon Coast to participate in a geological oceanography expedition. John Byrne, head of the Department of Oceanography and future president of OSU, is shown in several of these images. Photographs by Gwil Evans.
Extent: 3 contact sheets, 102 35-mm negatives
Box-Folder 1.8: United States Bicentennial Parade, Corvallis, 1976 Add to Shelf
Images of a United States Bicentennial Parade held in Corvallis, Oregon and including scenes of participants wearing period dress. Individuals shown include OSU President Robert MacVicar, OSU President Emeritus August Strand, and Oregon Governor Bob Straub. Photographs by Gwil Evans.
Extent: 1 contact sheet, 23 35-mm negatives
Box-Folder 1.9: Oregon State University Seafood Laboratory, Astoria, Oregon, 1969-1970 Add to Shelf
Images of OSU Extension faculty and staff working in the OSU Seafood Lab at Astoria, Oregon. Folder includes a letter to Gwil Evans from Kenneth S. Hilderbrand identifying several individuals depicted in the images. These individuals include David Crawford, Jerry Babbit, Chuck Jow, Duncan Law, Kenneth Hilderbrand, John Gaffke and Lewis Richardson. Activities include separating, grinding and drying fish for experimental purposes. Founded in 1940, the OSU Seafood Lab is a component of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station and pursues a mission of advancing seafood science, safety and technology.
Extent: 3 contact sheets, 9 120-format negatives, 18 35-mm negatives
Box-Folder 1.10: OSU Research Vessels, circa 1968 Add to Shelf
Photographs depicting the RV Yaquina, RV Paiute, RV Cayuse, and then marine superintendent, Ellis Brooks Rittenhouse. Photographs by Gwil Evans.
Extent: 2 contact sheets, 41 35-mm negatives, 36 120-format negatives, 6 4x5 negatives
Box-Folder 1.11: Assorted Photographs, circa 1960s Add to Shelf
Original and reproduced stock images including: President August L. Strand at the Oregon State College to Oregon State University name change ceremony, 1961; Oregon Stater image of men standing in line outside a quonset hut; Hudson and Central Hall dormitories with Sackett Hall in the upper left corner; USDA photo captioned "Stonewall Jackson with foundation cow from which he has produced herd of six cows, Clackamas County, 8-1-33"; Loren "Stub" Stewart and Brenton Hutton posing in the woods.
Extent: 3 120-format negatives, 4 photographic prints
Box-Folder 2.1: Oversize Photographs, 1967-1980 Add to Shelf
Mounted photograph of the RV Yaquina at sea, circa 1967; color group photograph of participants in a College of Agricultural Sciences administrators’ workshop, 1980 [2 copies].
Extent: 3 photographic prints
Series 2: Report and Printing Block, 1960 Add to Shelf
Series 2 consists of Evans' 1960 report on operations at the Daily Barometer and a keepsake from the newspaper -- a masthead printing block likely dating to Evans' years as a student journalist.
Box-Item 2.2: "A Position of Analysis: Editor of the Oregon State Daily Barometer", November 30, 1960 Add to Shelf
A report on the Oregon State College school newspaper written by Gwil Evans and submitted to Irwin Harris, director of educational activities at OSC. The typescript includes an intricate operational review of the Daily Barometer, focusing in particular on its history, staff size, staff responsiblities, and financial details.
Box-Item 2.3: Oregon State Daily Barometer printing block, circa 1960s Add to Shelf
Metal printing block of the Daily Barometer masthead.
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