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Story of the Oregon State College Barometer Manuscript, circa 1947-1948

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Collection Overview

Title: Story of the Oregon State College Barometer Manuscript, circa 1947-1948

ID: MSS Barometer

Primary Creator: McIntosh, Charles Jarvis (1869-1952)

Extent: 0.35 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Story of Oregon State College Barometer Manuscript is an unpublished manuscript about the contents and form of the Oregon State College student newspaper, the Barometer, from its inception in 1896 through 1947. The manuscript was compiled by Journalism Professor Charles J. McIntosh.

Scope and Content Notes

The Story of the Oregon State College Barometer Manuscript consists of approximately 900 typewritten pages about the contents and form of the OSU student newspaper, the Barometer, from its inception in 1896 through 1947. Compiled by C.J. McIntosh beginning in 1947, it was intended as a history of Oregon State College as seen through the Barometer. The manuscript has never been published.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The first issue of the College Barometer was published on 16 March 1896 and was subsequently published monthly and then semi-weekly. It became the Daily Barometer in 1923 and is still published daily when classes are in session.

Journalism Professor Charles J. McIntosh came to Oregon Agricultural College in 1913 as editor of press bulletins and the College's first journalism instructor. Beginning in the early 1920s, he devoted full time to teaching, especially editing. McIntosh retired in 1941 and died in Salem, Oregon, on November 28, 1952.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: This manuscript may have been transferred to the Archives from the Library in 1979.

Related Materials: All issues of the Barometer, from 1896 to the present, are available in Publication Group (PUB) 15-11b. The Memorial Union Records (RG 099), the Student Affairs Records (RG 102), and the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC) Barometer file include materials pertaining to the publication of the Barometer.

Preferred Citation: Story of the Oregon State College Barometer Manuscript (MSS Barometer), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Reserach Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

McIntosh, Charles Jarvis (1869-1952)

People, Places, and Topics

College student newspapers and periodicals--Oregon--Corvallis.
Corvallis College--History.
Oregon Agricultural College--History.
Oregon State College--History.
University History


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