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Edwin Russell Jackman Photographic Collection, circa 1875-1964

Collection Overview

Title: Edwin Russell Jackman Photographic Collection, circa 1875-1964

Predominant Dates: 1900-1960

ID: P 089

Primary Creator: Jackman, E. R. (Edwin Russell) (1894-)

Extent: 2.0 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is organized into two components: individually numbered photographs (P89:1-680) and un-numbered photographs transferred from the E. R. Jackman Papers. Some of the numbered photographs are grouped into subject categories. The Jackman Papers photos are arranged geographically by county or by general subject category, such as forage crops, machinery, and seed crops. The collection consists of 1,575 black and white prints, 98 b/w film negatives (some nitrate), 24 color prints, and 64 color slides and transparencies.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The collection consists of images collected or taken by E. R. Jackman, many of which were used to illustrate his books and other writings. Most were taken in the eastern, Columbia Basin, and southern parts of Oregon, where Jackman spent considerable time as an extension specialist.

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

Scope and Content Notes

Jackman acquired photos from the Soil Conservation Service, the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, and the Oregon State Highway Commission. The photographs pertain to a variety of agricultural subjects, such as forage and seed crops, dairy and beef cattle, grain crops, erosion, orchards, and planting and harvesting. Several photos depict The Oregon Desert co-author Reub Long. A large number of images are recent prints of late 19th and early 20th century photographs. Several were taken in Burns and Harney County, and depict Paiute Indians, hunting and fishing, cattle, and other subjects. Other photographers and photography studios represented include R.W. Heck (Burns), Merritt Parks, Joe Van Wormer, Bus Howdyshell, Rey Parodi, Eastman's Studio (Lakeview), and the Coquille Studio.Shorty Hawkins in foreground with his horses, was de-accessioned and removed from the collection in August of 2010.

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

Biographical / Historical Notes

Jackman attended Oregon Agricultural College in 1919-1920 and received his B.S. in Agronomy. He was appointed County Agent for Wasco County, Oregon, and except for a short period (1926-1929) he worked for Oregon State College's Extension Service until his retirement in 1959. In 1929 Jackman was appointed Extension Specialist in Farm Crops; in 1953 he was appointed Range Crops Management Specialist.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: Approximately 1800 items

Preferred Citation: Edwin Russell Jackman Photographic Collection (P 089), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information:

We acknowledge that materials in SCARC collections and the language that describes them may be harmful. We are actively working to address our descriptive practices; for more information please see our SCARC Anti-Racist Actions Statement online.

SCARC describes the contents of its collections using the language and terminology of the collections themselves. Since culturally acceptable terminology shifts over time, some of the terms that appear in these materials are currently outdated or offensive.

Historically, "squaw" has been used as a misogynist and racist slur to disparage indigenous American women. Within this historic usage, it has been applied to place names, and scientific or colloquial names for plants. In this collection, the term "squaw" is used in the context of the Squaw Butte Experiment Station. This station is now known as the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center.

In order to provide historical context and to enable standardized searching and access across our collecctions, we have retained the use of this phrase in the collection description. We acknowledge the racism represented by this language and the harm it may cause our users. Providing access to these historical materials does not endorse any attitidues or behavior depicted therein. For more information on impacted collections, see the blog post.

[Date of Acknowledgement: December 2023]

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before November 11, 2014.


Jackman, E. R. (Edwin Russell) (1894-)
Coquille Studio
Eastman's Studio (Lakeview, Or.)
Heck, R. W.
Howdyshell, Bus
Oregon State Highway Commission
Parks, Merritt
Parodi, Rey
United States. Agricultural Adjustment Administration
United States. Soil Conservation Service
Van Wormer, Joe.
Vertrees, J. D.

People, Places, and Topics

Beef cattle--Oregon.
Columbia River Watershed
Dairy cattle--Oregon.
Gilliam County (Or.)
Grant County (Or.)
Harney County (Or.)
Hops and Brewing
Jackman, E. R. (Edwin Russell), 1894-
Lake County (Or.)
Natural Resources
Oregon Multicultural Archives
Paiute Indians--Oregon.
Ranch life--Oregon.
Rangelands--Revegetation--Oregon, Eastern.
Seed industry and trade--Oregon.
Soil erosion--Oregon.
Umatilla County (Or.)
University History

Forms of Material

Film negatives.
Nitrate negatives.
Photographic prints.
Slides (photographs).

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