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Doris Hageman Whalen Scrapbooks, 1917-2001

Collection Overview

Title: Doris Hageman Whalen Scrapbooks, 1917-2001

ID: MSS Whalen

Primary Creator: Whalen, Doris Hageman

Extent: 0.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The three Doris Hageman Whalen Scrapbooks consist of materials pertaining to the lives of Whalen, an OSC School of Education graduate, and her husband Robert.

Scope and Content Notes

The collection includes photographs, birth certificates, correspondence, graduation diplomas and programs, newspaper clippings and teaching certificates. The scrapbooks depict various aspects and stages of the Whalens' lives, and the photographs also portray the Whalens' parents, siblings, classmates, friends and colleagues. In addition to images of Doris and Robert as children, there are also photographs of documenting their military service during World War II, of Doris as a student at OSC, of various social functions with friends, of Robert in class teaching at Chabot Junior College, images from vacations and images of the Whalens at home.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Born in Nebraska, Doris received a BS in Science (1937) and a Masters in Education from Oregon State College (1950). In between her student years, Doris worked in France for the American Red Cross from 1944-1945. Employed as a Professor of Business Education at the College of Marin-Kentfield for 30 years, Doris wrote three handbooks used widely in the fields of business and education. She married Robert Whalen in 1958. In addition to establishing a scholarship for women in business at OSU, Doris also bequeathed a gift to the OSU Library upon her death in 2001.

Born in New York in 1919, Robert Whalen taught at University of California at Berkeley, the College of Marin, and Chabot Junior College. He died in 1994.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 2 document boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: Doris Hageman Whalen Scrapbook (MSS Whalen), 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.

The scrapbooks, originally housed in 3-ring binders, were dismantled and their contents were placed in file folders in their original order. Photocopies of the scrapbook pages were made before their removal from the binders and have been placed in the boxes with the scrapbooks.


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