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Katherine and Russell Tegnell Scrapbook, 1931-1941

Collection Overview

Title: Katherine and Russell Tegnell Scrapbook, 1931-1941

ID: MSS Tegnell

Primary Creator: Tegnell, Katherine

Extent: 0.15 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Katherine and Russell Tegnell Scrapbook consists of material relating to the Tegnells' experiences as married students at Oregon State College.

Scope and Content Notes

The scrapbook includes material largely pertaining to their wedding, involvement in social activities, Katherine's academic achievements, and Russell's campaign for the presidency of the Memorial Union. The materials in the scrapbook include a blank ballot, certificates, newspaper clippings, photographs and pamphlets.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Married in 1934, Katherine Smith and Russell Tegnell met as students at Oregon State College. Socially active, both were involved in OSC's Greek life (Katherine in Alpha Delta Pi and Russell in Alpha Delta Sigma). Russell was also involved in politics on campus, including stints as Chairman of the Homecoming Committee and President of the Memorial Union from 1935 to 1936. Both graduating in 1936, Katherine earned a degree from the College of Home Economics while Russell completed a degree in Engineering.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 16x20 oversize box and 1 file folder

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: Katherine and Russell Tegnell Scrapbook (MSS Tegnell), 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.


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People, Places, and Topics

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