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Ralph VanCleave Photographic Collection, circa 1860-1949View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1940-1949

The Ralph VanCleave Photographic Collection contains images of the Horning Carding Mill and F.A. Horning residence, and includes written histories of both subjects. Also held within the collection are images, taken in the 1940s, of public schools from all around the Willamette Valley.

Images from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.

ID: P 156
Extent: 0.2 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: Ralph VanCleave Photograph Collection (P 156), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The Ralph VanCleave Photographic Collection was received by the Oregon State University Archives in the 1970s or early 1980s. Additional information about the collection's provenance is unavailable. The collection is now housed in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center.
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Series 1: Photographs, 1860-1940 Add to Shelf
The Ralph VanCleave Photographic Collection is comprised of black and white images of the Horning Carding Mill and Frederick A. Horning residence, and images, taken in the 1940s, of public schools from in and around the Willamette Valley. The majority of the images in the collection are photographs that document school buildings in counties across western Oregon, including Benton, Coos, Lane, and Clackamas. All of the schoolhouse images were provided to VanCleave by Doris Larkin Myers. The collection also includes several images of historic Corvallis buildings, including an image of the Corvallis High School Band in front of the First Christian Church at the corner of 4th and Madison in Corvallis, and the former Keeney Funeral Home at the northwest corner of 5th and Jackson. Of particular interest is an early photograph of Philomath College, the building which would eventually house the Benton County Historical Society. The photographs appear to have been collected, rather than created by VanCleave, and many, if not all, are copy prints.
Item P156:01: The Horning Carding Mill, circa 1870 Add to Shelf
A written history of this building is provided in the collection; 3 photographic prints; This is a duplicate photo that was copied from a glass negative in the Oregon State University Historical Photographs Collection [P025:1231].
Item P156:02: F.A. Horning residence, circa 1860 Add to Shelf
A written history of this building is provided in the collection
Item P156:03: Philomath College Add to Shelf
2 photographic prints
Item P156:04: Corvallis High School Band, circa 1900 Add to Shelf
"[at] 4th and Madison [in front of a] christian church"
Item P156:05: Keeney Funeral Home Add to Shelf
"5th and Jackson, facing east. Originally residence of F.M. Jackson [who was a] Corvallis lawyer. Also served as residence for Pres. Kerr of OSU and a sorority. Later used by Keeney Funeral Home, replaced by new McHenry Funeral Home."
Item P156:06: Alsea School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #7c. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:07: Evergreen School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #59. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:08: Hoskins School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #79. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:09: King Valley Union High, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #u3. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:10: Summit School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #36c. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:11: Irish Bend School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #24; Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board and appear in this collection as photographs of those photos.
Item P156:12: Lincoln School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #38. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:13: Greenberry School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #31. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:14: Bunker Hill School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #62. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:15: Fir Grove School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #74c. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:16: Philomath-West School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #17c. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:17: Mountain Home School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #94. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:18: Westwood School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #97. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:19: Tampico School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #98. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:20: Bellfountain School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #23. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:21: North Albany School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #34. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:22: Monroe School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #25g. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:23: Oakridge School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #49. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:24: Central School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #50. Several of the photos in this collection, including this one, were originally mounted together on a presentation board, and appear in this collection as photographs of those photographs.
Item P156:25: Alder Grove School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #2
Item P156:26: Alpine School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #26c
Item P156:27: Auxiliary School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #22
Item P156:28: Beaver Creek School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #20
Item P156:29: Blodgett School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #12
Item P156:30: Eureka School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #41g
Item P156:31: Gudd Smith School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #39
Item P156:32: Harris School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #35
Item P156:33: Hazel Glen School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #40g; "little lobster"
Item P156:34: Independent School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #19
Item P156:35: Ingram Island School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #5
Item P156:36: Kings Valley School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #3
Item P156:37: Lakeside School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #21
Item P156:38: 8th grade class at Lakeside School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
Item P156:39: Missouri Bend School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #85; "Scoville"
Item P156:40: Monroe Union High, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #1
Item P156:41: Mountain Home School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #94
Item P156:42: Mountain View School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #8
Item P156:43: Nois School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #83
Item P156:44: Oak Grove School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #4
Item P156:45: Plasant Valley School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #15
Item P156:46: Richland School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #62
Item P156:47: Roy Rickard School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #16
Item P156:48: Soap Creek School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #32
Item P156:49: Union School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #13; "Mount Union; Plymouth"
Item P156:50: Ward School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #81g
Item P156:51: Wells School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #1
Item P156:52: Wren School, circa 1940 Add to Shelf
School District #11
Item P156:53: Grand Ronde Block House, circa 1899 Add to Shelf
"The Block House has now been moved to Dayton, Oregon"; 2 photographic prints
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