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Robert Crookham and Marjorie Enos Scrapbook, 1937-1943

By Karl McCreary

Collection Overview

Title: Robert Crookham and Marjorie Enos Scrapbook, 1937-1943

ID: MSS CrookhamEnos

Primary Creator: Crookham, Robert

Extent: 0.3 cubic feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2014

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Robert Crookham and Marjorie Enos Scrapbook contains materials collected by alumni Robert Crookham and Marjorie Enos that document their student experience at Oregon State College. Both Crookham and Enos studied business and earned undergraduate degrees in 1941 and 1944, respectively.

Scope and Content Notes

The Robert Crookham and Marjorie Enos Scrapbook contains materials collected by alumni Robert Crookham and Marjorie Enos that document their student experience at Oregon State College. In addition to newspaper clippings, the scrapbook contains buttons, dance cards, a decal, event programs, a grade report, greeting cards, letters, menus, nametags, a napkin, newsletters, notes, photographs, ribbons, student papers, and ticket stubs. These materials reflect Crookham and Enos' membership and participation in Greek life (Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and Chi Omega Sorority), class work, Crookham's service scholarship for graduate studies at New York University, and Enos' attendance of campus activities and musical performances. The scrapbook also documents interaction between Crookham and Enos as a couple during their time at OSC, which is primarily illustrated in the notes and letters.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Born in 1919 and raised in Portland, Oregon, Robert Dauber Crookham graduated from Oregon State College in 1941 with a degree in Business. Crookham returned to Portland where he served in the Army at the Portland Air Base during World War II. After the war, he worked for the Wiggins Company, the family auto parts business. In 1948, he married Maxine Clark and together they raised two children, Susan and Kenneth. Crookham maintained ties with the OSU community through involvement with the OSU Alumni Association and participation in an annual summer camping trip that he started with a group of his fellow Phi Gamma Delta brothers/alumni. This annual tradition, which began in 1947, brought together Crookham's close-knit group of fraternity buddies and their families to a campout one weekend a summer. Crookham died in 2012.

Born in 1922, Marjorie Enos graduated from Oregon State College in 1944 with a degree in Business. After college, she worked in secretarial positions with the Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland and KPIX Radio in San Francisco. In 1953, she married Kenneth Guerrero and together they raised one son, Barry. Marjorie died in 2013.



Author: Karl McCreary

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: This collection was transferred to the Special Collections and Archives Research Center by the OSU Alumni Association in 2014. There is no information about the person who donated the scrapbook to the Alumni Association.

Related Materials:

The Special Collections and Archives has other scrapbooks assembled by students that document their experience at Oregon State College during the 1930s and 1940s. These include: the Grace Gramms Scrapbook (MSS Gramms); the Doris P. Adamson Scrapbook (MSS Adamson); the Jayne Walters Scrapbook (MSS Walters); the Russell and Katherine Tegnell Scrapbook (MSS Tegnell); and the Donald Snyder Scrapbook (MSS Snyder).

Documentation of the OSU chapters of the Chi Omega Sorority and the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity can also be found in the Greek Life Office Records (RG 223); the Fraternities and Sororities Photograph Collection (P 034); the Smith-Western Company Photographs of Oregon State College (P 164); the Harriet Moore Photograph Collection (P 150); and the Lory Johnston Collection (MSS Johnston).

Preferred Citation: Robert Crookham and Marjorie Enos Scrapbook (MSS CrookhamEnos), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This finding aid was prepared under remote working conditions in 2020 without access to the original collection. Consequently the number of photographs in the collection could not be determined by the finding aid author and is not included in this finding aid.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid replaces information about the collection that was placed online in 2014.

Creators

Crookham, Robert
Enos, Marjorie

People, Places, and Topics

Crookham, Robert
Enos, Marjorie
Greek letter societies--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon State College--Alumni and alumnae.
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History

Forms of Material

Dance cards.
Photographic prints.
Scrapbooks.


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