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Edward C. Allworth Photograph Collection, circa 1880s

Collection Overview

Title: Edward C. Allworth Photograph Collection, circa 1880s

ID: P 072

Primary Creator: Allworth, Edward C. (1895-1966)

Extent: 0.3 cubic feet

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Edward C. Allworth Photograph Collection consists of family photos - some formal and some casual - taken by photographers based in Europe and Canada.

Scope and Content Notes

A note attached to this collection indicates that at least some of its photos were saved by Ethel Allworth at the time of the dissolution of the "Ressler estate." The "Ressler estate" may refer to the estate of Edwin D. Ressler, who was Dean of the OAC School of Vocational Education from 1918-1927.

The collection is comprised of ten cartes de visites, nine cabinet cards, eighteen prints of various types and one hand-colored tintype. Several of the studio images included in the collection bear the marks of professional photographers based in Glasgow, Paris and Toronto. While most of the images are studio portraits, the collection does include a handful of candid photos and landscape images. A small number of images are annotated and support dating of the collection to the late 1880s.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Edward Christopher Allworth was born 6 July 1895 in Battle Ground, Washington. He graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1916 with a degree in Commerce. He served in the U.S. Army from 1917 to 1922 and received the Congressional Medal of Honor and other military decorations. Allworth joined the College faculty in 1925 as secretary of the Alumni Association, secretary of the Memorial Union Board of Governors, and manager of the Memorial Union. Known to students as "The Major," he was instrumental in planning and fundraising for the Memorial Union and served as the Manager for 38 years until his retirement in 1963. Allworth died 24 June 1966 in Portland, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: Two scrapbooks documenting Edward Allworth's service to Oregon State University are held in the Edward C. Allworth Papers (MSS Allworth).

Preferred Citation: Edward C. Allworth Photograph Collection (P 072), 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.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before November 14, 2014.


Allworth, Edward C. (1895-1966)
Allworth, Ethel

People, Places, and Topics

Allworth, Edward C., 1895-1966.
Allworth, Ethel

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