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Haskell C. and Sarah E. Carter Memoir, 1982

Collection Overview

Title: Haskell C. and Sarah E. Carter Memoir, 1982

ID: MSS Carter

Primary Creator: Carter, Haskell C.

Extent: 0.03 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The memoir of Haskell C. Carter, an Oregon Agricultural College alum, documents his upbringing, college experience, career, travels and family, including his relationship with his wife, Sarah. Haskell Carter graduated from OAC in 1923 with a degree in engineering.

Scope and Content Notes

This collection is made up of a memoir written and published by alumnus Haskell C. Carter detailing stories from his life, including his childhood growing up in Hillsboro (Or.), marriage with Sarah "Sally" Eidal, their family together, working for the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, his manufacturing businesses in Portland, various residences in the Portland area, and trips to Europe in later years. In one of the chapters, Haskell describes his student experience at Oregon Agricultural College where he graduated with an engineering degree in 1923.

In addition to accounts of his classes and the professors who taught them (among them, engineering professor Sam Graf) Haskell also writes about his fellow fraternity brothers, his rebuilt car "Vamp," returning World War I veterans attending college, summer school, and his courtship of Sarah.

Other family members with OSU connections referenced in the memoirs include: brother Conway, son Russell, and granddaughter Marilyn.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 file folder

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: Other collections that include memoirs include the W.J. Gilstrap Papers (MSS Gilstrap), the Frank H. Bartholomew Collection (MSS Bartholomew), and the Campus Club Alumni Collection (MSS CampusClub).

Preferred Citation: Haskell C. and Sarah E. Carter Memoir (MSS Carter), 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.


Carter, Haskell C.
Carter, Sarah E.

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Carter, Haskell C.
Carter, Sarah E.
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