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Neal VanDevender Photograph Collection, 1962-1965

Collection Overview

Title: Neal VanDevender Photograph Collection, 1962-1965

ID: P 242

Primary Creator: VanDevender, Neal

Extent: 0.32 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Neal VanDevender Photograph Collection consists of photographs taken by alumnus Neal VanDevender of social life in the Heckart Lodge residence hall and elsewhere on the Oregon State campus, as well as images documenting the aftermath of the Columbus Day Storm on the OSU campus.

Scope and Content Notes

The collection includes images of students engaged in various hazing rituals and pranks, and also document a Heckart Lodge Christmas party, a farewell party for the lodge housemother, a banquet for a recently engaged student, living quarters inside the lodge, students playing football, and a student "street dance." Various exterior shots of Heckart Lodge as well as other campus buildings are also included among these images. Most of these photographs are dated and identified.

Regarding the Columbus Day Storm photographs, one image shows a collapsed bridge over an unidentified river in Corvallis, perhaps the Willamette River. Photographs were taken on October 13, 1962.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Neal VanDevender took these photographs while a student at OSU.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 117 photographs; 4 file folders

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: Neal VanDevender Photograph Collection (P 242), 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.


VanDevender, Neal

People, Places, and Topics

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VanDevender, Neal

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